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Mad Science Party Ideas

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BOSEbuild for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Looking for a birthday party theme that excites kids? Mad science. It’s exciting, fun, and it encourages curiosity. From laboratory themed decorations to tasty concoctions, bubbling beverages, and hands-on activities, mad science parties rock! Grab your lab book for note taking ‘cause we’ve got some great ideas for planning a mad science party that is oozing with creativity.

Mad Science Party Ideas

The first step in planning a super-cool mad science party is inviting young scientists to come experiment with birthday fun. Goad their excitement by attaching party details to packages of homemade slime. Or, print party particulars on small pieces of paper and roll them so they fit inside test tubes or attach the info to safety glasses.

When guests arrive, arm them with proper lab essentials like lab coats, goggles, and clipboards with safety and experiment instructions. Many of these items can be found in bulk from party supply companies or science material retailers.

Mad Science Party Ideas

Decorating for a mad science party can be so much fun! Use themed props like microscopes, test tubes, flasks and beakers. Make models of molecules and atoms from Styrofoam, building kits or colorful printables.

Add colored water and dry ice to test tubes and flasks to create that mysterious laboratory vibe. Hang a Periodic Table of the Elements as a focal point for the dessert table or party room.

Mad Science Party Cake

Design refreshments that reinforce the science theme. Periodic Table cookies, petri dishes with Jell-O “agar” and (gummy) worm bacteria, rock candy crystals and molecule cake balls would be perfect choices.

Mad Science Birthday Party Cake

Serve party drinks in flasks instead of regular drinking glasses and remember to include water bottles labeled with their scientific name: H2O.

For an amazing and super-simple centerpiece, top a tiered cake with colorful beaker images on skewers.

Mad Science Party Decor

Of course one of the best parts of hosting a mad science party is the kid-friendly experiments and activities.

Spend some time researching age appropriate activities that can be executed with your group size and party space.

Shooting off water bottle rockets, concocting simple vinegar and baking soda solutions and making a slime recipe are familiar favorites but I like the idea of kids working together to create something that the birthday boy (or girl) will use for years to come.

Bose Build Speaker

For kids over the age of eight, the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube—which can be pre-ordered at BOSEbuild for $149 – would be awesome for this.

Bose Build Speaker

It invites kids to experiment with how a simple magnet and coil can make sound and music.

How to Put Together a Bose Build

Kids will love that you can Build-it-yourself and personalize a durable speaker that offers a choice of LED lights, silhouette covers and clip arrangements.

The app is essential to the building process of the speaker.  It takes you through all the steps of how to build the speaker, starting with the very foundation of what makes a speaker work.   The app is made up of different levels that must be completed before moving on to the next, as each builds upon each other until you’ve built the speaker itself. 

Since the app is interactive, you get a hands-on experience to how frequencies, vibrations, even colors combine to make the sounds we hear.  Kids young and old are amazed as they discover the science behind the speaker!

Bose Build Speakers for Kids

How cool would it be for guests to do the high-performance Bluetooth speaker build and then rock to a science party playlist with songs like the Barenaked Ladies History of Everything?!

Another option is to hire a scientist to come and share a science demonstration. Just remember, a mad science party is best when it includes some hands-on science activities for the kids to enjoy. If you have access to microscopes, let the kids look at commercially produced slides and see the wonder that is not available to the naked eye.

Ready to host a party full of discovery and exploration? The mad science theme is your formula for success!

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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.