Science Theme Party Ideas and Supplies

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Science Party Ideas

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Get your hand on as many different TV sets that you can and place them around your party/facility/event. On each of the sets, play a different science documentary video. Check your local library for their selection in their documentary video section. Some excellent selection might include anything geological (the ones showing volcanoes erupting, ice glaciers, etc.) or involving the solar system (showing the planets and the sun from satellite photos.) The great part about this is that you don't even need to have the volume on (in fact, especially for adult parties where the guests will probably more enjoy their conversations more than the videos…)!

For fun great looking table centerpieces, visit your local library and check out some science books and arrange them with the books standing up, half open so that their pages can be quasi-seen.

Different vignette set-ups throughout the party where people get to do a little hands on science (make sure to incorporate several different aspects.) Get the kids involved…perhaps each guest comes with one.

All kinds of photos and pictures can be nabbed from the Internet and made into simple decorations. Print out photos of different science experiment equipment (i.e. beakers, Bunsen burners and lab research. Other images to consider would be different Scientists as well as different areas of scientific study (geological pictures, astronomy photos, etc.) Glue them to black cardstock (the picture being a little smaller to allow for a small black border on the cardstock.) These can be hung all throughout the party area as well as hung from the ceiling and made to stand up as centerpiece items. The greatest and fastest place to find any image you want is to go to and click on IMAGES (right above the search bar.) The search bar should turn pink. Now just enter what you want to find an image of. You'll get an incredible selection to choose from! Google also has a similar search at (click IMAGES from the top menu bar on the page.)

Put up photos of famous scientists along with their names. Number each one. Allow your guests to see if they can figure out which scientist made which contribution. (Worksheet)

Have a list of scientific discoveries. A game where they must put them all in order (see Chronology)

Copy the bubble idea from luau (with balloons) it can look like bubbles from a beaker.

Some of the easiest and quickest invitations can be made from di-cuts found at your local craft/scrapbooking stores. There are SO many shapes to choose from, such as planets, moons, stars to science experiment beakers and test tubes. You can either write directly on them to be passed out or use them as inserts for the invitations you have either already made or purchased. They can also make great Thank You cards.

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