Danger Girl turned 10 not too long ago. Right now, her favorite show is Mythbusters and really wanted a party on that theme.
We started with these really fun invites (and here's the printable!)
And Leelee made a sign welcoming everyone to M5. (Really, she was looking for any excuse not to read her homework.)
I didn't make any really awesome snacks, focusing instead of some pretty fun activities.
The first order of business was to watch an episode of the show. We chose one related to the experiments we were going to do.
And, we completely ignored the warnings of "Do Not Try This At Home."
Trust me, this you can and should try at home...
Diet Coke and Mentos!
After creating a totally sticky mess, the kids washed up for our next explosive experiment
Alka Seltzer Rockets
To decorate our rockets, we used this printable from Oh My Crafts
Basically, you take 35 mm film canisters and fill them with water or soda. Then you drop 1/4 of an Alka Seltzer tablet in, replace the lid and shake. These things really POP. We had to remind the smaller kids not to point the lid end at anyone.
When we ran out of Alka Seltzer, the kids had enough science know-how to figure out you can also launch the rockets using Pop Rocks.
For party favors, the kids were sent home with their own little myth to bust (and a reminder that I wouldn't actually send a dangerous experiment home!)
Danger Girl LOVED her party. L-O-V-E-D it.
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