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An Awesome Boy’s Science Birthday Party

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Geek is totally chic when it comes to this awesome boy’s science themed birthday party by Princess and the Frog. Anna developed ideas for this party to celebrate the fifth birthday of her son, Harris. Every decoration detail is so boy appropriate! From official looking lab attire to an amazing flask cake to a dessert table full of science themed eats, a lot of birthday magic was concocted at this science party. I imagine that “awesome” and “cool” were spoken too many times to count!

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Witty invitations are a great way to jump-start a celebration. Anna used pages from a lab notebook and penned party details, which were then inserted into test tubes. Once marked with “open with caution” labels and boxed, the invites were ready to be stamped and sent on their way. Anna even used theme-perfect stamps!

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When guests arrived, lab safety rules were discussed as lab coats, safety goggles and name tags were dispensed.  Would you believe that the lab coats were a DIY item made from men’s undershirts?  Anna simply cut straight up the middle of the shirt and had “collars” stitched back for an inexpensive take home favor.

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One of Anna’s favorite parts of planning her son’s party was styling the refreshment table.  To set the scene, she created a “Periodic Table of the Elements of Harris” backdrop poster—a fun science coordinating idea that also allowed the guest of honor to be highlighted.

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The awesome flask cake was another DIY.  What a creative cake idea for a science birthday party!

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science birthday party

Petri dishes are a science lab staple.  I love how Anna used them as a creative way to serve food. These petri dishes weren’t filled with agar, but rather with gummi worms and Jell-O. They looked gross to Mom but the boys thought they were perfect.

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Anna even got creative with fruit! Cantaloupe balls were arranged on a platter to resemble molecules of water—such a fun detail.

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Iced sugar cookies were decorated to look like popular science lab equipment—beakers, flasks and test tubes. Take a look at how Anna used sprinkles and edible balls to make them look like bubbling concoctions.

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A clever DIY, clear cups were transformed into faux beakers with a black marker.  The graduated markings really helped them look scientific!  Each “beaker” was filled with “toxic” juice, stored in a fat separator that easily passes for lab equipment

clear cups science party

In addition to a great refreshment spread, guests got to enjoy a fun day of experimenting. Six lab experiments kept the guys busy. Anna found it helpful to have everything pre-measured and set up before the party.

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If you have a science lover, a science themed birthday party may just be the right element for celebrating!  Follow Anna’s ideas and experiment with some of your own. I predict an explosive celebration!

clear cups science party

Need great materials for planning your own awesome boy’s science themed birthday party?  Check out these party sources put together by the lab coats at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Which element from this party are you most excited to recreate at your science birthday party?

 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.