Peaches turned 7 last December 26 and she had a Mad Science Birthday party. She is determined to become a scientist, chemist to be exact, when she grows up. I asked her several times since August if she was sure she wants a Mad Science. I knew it’s going to be hard work because this specific theme is new to party planners and suppliers so it’s either I pay A LOT for a customized party or DIY it.
DIY Mad Science Birthday Party for Girls
1. Venue – My inlaws’ condo has a nice Penthouse. It has a kiddie playground at the back of it and it saves me from getting too many pre-party activities.
2. Decorations– I had around 100 balloonderitas on the ceiling, I chose orange, green and pink as the colors. I then created pompoms out of crepe papers and hanged them on the activity area. I bought pre cut styrofoam from National Bookstore and had my husband and our staff to cut letters for Peaches’ name.
My good friend Kate gave us buntings for the front area and the candy buffet. Lookit!
Kate also gave us this nice print out, which I placed in the Entrance.
If you’re wondering, that’s my husband in yellow minion shirt 🙂 Peaches asked him to be her minion like Gru’s scientist LOL. And that’s my pretty sisterette, Kat.
3. Candy buffet– I placed nips on plastic test tubes and created a make shift test tube stand out of the scrap styro foam. This was a huge hit with our little guests and the parents too! It’s important that I used plastic laboratory supplies because I didn’t want to endanger any kid.
I made jellos (red and green) and molded them on a plastic petri dish and placed gummy worms. Some jello, I aspirated using plastic syringes (without needles!).
For the candy holders, I drew graduation on plastic cups ala beaker. The rest of the candy buffet is just your normal candies and cookies which I placed on bowls and decanters.
4. Centerpiece– My husband took photos of our little girl, I then jazzed it up a bit, had it printed and placed it in the middle of a paper flower I created.
5. Mad Science Philippines– this is our biggest splurge in the party. They sent 2 mad scientists and 1 assistant. The program had around 10 set of interactive experiments which every kid enjoyed to the fullest. I think they are worth every penny. If you must know, we paid P17,500 for this 🙂
The kids took home their own slime!
6. Loot bags- now, I am really not a fan of this so I prepared a simple Scientist worthy loot bag. I placed a kiddie eyeglasses (which turned out to be another hit!), their own Scientist ID, pen and paper, personalized hand sanitizer and a thank you note from Peaches.
7. Cake and cupcakes– even these we DIY-ed! Husband and I learned how difficult it is to create fondant!!! hahaha
What do you think? The cupcake is red velvet sans the lavish cream cheese on top, instead we put fondant shaped as molecules.
8. Food cart– I just ordered 2- Ice scramble and French fries 🙂
9. Kiddie Salon– YEEESSS, I got one because Scientists need to be glammed up too, ya know!
But no tiaras! only clips, headbands and other hair accessories… plus colored hair wax too!
10. Host – I hired a nice host that took charge of the opening, program follow ang games for kids and their yayas.
We also set up Archery game for kids since we have 3 sets of bow and arrow. I know it wasn’t part of the theme but I couldn’t resist. Their target is a huge white board where my husband drew fun targets 🙂
Over all, I was told the kids and parents enjoyed the party. It was really a simple event and could be more grander than it is but it was enough for my daughter who couldn’t stop coming up to me and thanking me for the best birthday party ever. She’s really the sweetest girl!
Happy New Year!