Saturday, October 24, 2009

the little party that could

despite overwhelming odds, this party finally happened today (originally scheduled on the OU/TX game day. utter foolishness, i tell you). it was a blast. ari is blessed with some really special friends who all came to make him feel celebrated. we had a great time doing just that, along with a few experiments along the way. come take a peek...

mad scientists stamps

periodic table decor

making slime
some scientific calculations

we did an experiment with "disappearing water" using the powder that works like the stuffing in diapers; my volunteer was prepared to get wet, but was surprised when the cup turned over on top of his head leaked nothing
next we made lava lamps with oil and colored water. they naturally separate, but when you add an alkaseltzer the colored water bubbles up into the oil looking very cool

i made a beaker cake with cotton candy smoke coming out of it, but forgot to take a picture.
"happy birthday, dear Ari!"
decorating your own cupcakes is much fun!
the more candy the better!!

Ari with his masterpiece
we played "burst the molecule" with balloons on everyone's ankle while they tried to stomp and pop the others'
we also did the infamous mentos in diet coke eruption, but i was too busy running from the geyser to take a picture

everyone went home with a goody bag full of test tubes filled with skittles, mad scientist rubber duckies, puzzle cubes, magnifying glasses, and marshmellow eyeballs filled with jelly


darbishar said...

It was a great party! Thanks so much for letting us join you to celebrate your special guy!

Jeana said...

Wow! It sounds like you organized a fantastic party. I love all the details you thought of--especially the goggles!

Micah and Christa Forsythe said...

I still hold to my belief that you are the greatest mom! HOW FUN! The party sounded perfect.. great job.. I bet you are tired!

Becky said...

WOW you are the coolest mom EVER!!!! You really go all out for your kids birthday's- way to go and so creative. You never cease to amaze me and it looks like you had a lot of fun too. Hope Ari had fun because he is sure something special to celebrate!

C and G said...

Oh my goodness - how fun! Seriously, you could start a business doing kids theme parties! I love the expressions on all their faces in the cake picture - they look like they're having a blast :)

Heather said...

A-ma-zing as usual!! Good work! I bet Ari had a great time!

Bonnie Lock said...

Are you for hire for kids parties? You know Hannah turns 1 in January. :) J/K but what a great party! Looks like all the kids had a blast and you didn't even have to hire someone (wink wink). Way to go!

Liz said...

The party looks SO awesome! I would we could have come. I would have much rather been there than on snot-duty!

Tonya said...

AWESOME!!! You did a fantastic job, I so wished we could have come (your looked much cooler than the halloween/twilight party we went too, shhhh don't tell my neice that though....) The cake looks amazing! What a clever idea!!! You rock lady!! :)

lani said...

that is so amazingly cool! i just can't wait to have kids so i can steal all of your ideas! :)

Monica said...

Great party!! I'm going to have to borrow some of your ideas for my son next year. He would so love the science theme!