Harris's science party was a blast! Harris was in his element (forgive me but it had to be said) and I'm fairly sure that Bryce, aka Dr. Dad, enjoyed it as much as any of the children! It was also special that his Gran, Grandpa Al and Grandma were in attendance as well as his Aunt Jeni and Uncle Bill! I'm going to break up the party into two posts- tomorrow I'll share our experiments.
Bryce lead all of the experiments at the party much to Harris' delight. Marilyn made Bryce and Harris matching bow ties.
Each child was given a "lab" coat, safety goggles and a name tag when they got to the party (all of which they took home). Since it was cost prohibitive to buy 6 real lab coats I made them out of men's undershirts. I cut straight up the middle of the shirt and Marilyn stitched back a collar for them. I was a little flummoxed at first because all but one of the boys declined to put on their lab coats when they first arrived. However, Bryce started the party by giving a speech on lab safety and they all were all soon eager to dress the part!
One of my favorite parts of planning my children's birthday parties is the cake and the food. This year we kept it simple but fun! Harris's Periodic Table of the Elements of Harris was the perfect backdrop for the food!
Bryce and I made the flask cake from Family Fun magazine. (It was my first from scratch gluten free cake and I don't think anyone could really tell the difference!)
Cantaloupe balls were meant to resemble a molecule of water. I feel sure that every one of the five year old boys understood and appreciated that touch!
Decorated science cookies were given to children to take home. I finally feel like I got the whole "flow" technique of icing cookies. It was fun to use sprinkles and balls to look like bubbling concoctions.
We marked clear glasses to look like beakers and served toxic juice! I even pulled out my never used and neglected fat separator to use as a pitcher because I thought it looked like lab equipment!
My next post will be all about the fun science experiments the children did!