Last week we officially moved into life with a 6 year old -- and I think it's safe to say we did it with a bang!
Will requested a science themed birthday this year. Luckily for him his parents are resourceful and know people -- more specifically one of the greatest Science teachers I've ever met (and lucky for us also a very generous and brave individual...) and we convinced her to come and be the entertainment. To say she was a success is an understatement.
Before the birthday party we also had to have birthday celebration time with Will's classmates -- and of course we had to stay in the theme. So first up? Molecule cupcakes, of course!
Next on the list? Our birthday tradition of hot dogs and mac and cheese with some pretty great people. We'll probably be eating hot dogs together when the kids are gone to college someday...
And on to birthday party day! Will was beyond excited. I wouldn't tell him any of the experiments until he saw them himself at the party, and I paid for it at dawn Saturday morning when he tried to wake me up to ask one last time. This was a bigger deal than Christmas around here I tell ya.
Of course we had all kinds of fun food -- double helix cheese, radioactive ranch dip, fruit molecules, dna pasta, and even microbes (which may or may not have been pigs in a blanket...). And we couldn't forget the adults and their personal mixology department.
First, each guest had to get signed into the lab with our high tech fingerprint scanner. (or the free app on the iPad, but whatever). You had to be granted access into the lab and then you were allowed to get your supplies.
Safety first. Goggles for everyone.
And you have to record all your lab results, so everyone got a clipboard.
And most importantly, lab coats. Now we are ready for some Science!
Meet Ms. Margaret. Quite possibly Will's hero. It might be a toss up between her and the super cool Mr. Rich from the museum last year, but I'm pretty sure she's in 1st place right now. Not to mention pretty much a super hero to all the parents who couldn't believe she kept their children completely on task for almost 2 hours.
This science stuff is serious.
The little ones were all about being part of the experimenting. Until stuff started blowing up. Then they were out and decided bellying up to the food table was a better gig.
The beginnings of elephant toothpaste...gotta get your solution just right.
So awesome. We were all pretty impressed with this one until...
We saw this! There is an awesome video of this on Facebook, along with a bunch of other amazing pictures from the day.
Then it was time for cake. It's a little hard to see in pictures, but even the cake had some special effects thanks to a little help from some dry ice.
And the adults had to get in on the fun too...
This was hands down the best party I think we could have possibly dreamed up. Not so sure how we are going to top this, but for now we will just bask in the fact that this little guy thinks we are the coolest parents ever. :)