Zoey’s totally awesome kickass Mad Science birthday party!!

ME: Zoey, what kind of birthday party do you want this year?

Please say an undernighter for a few friends. Please say an undernighter for a few friends.

ZOEY: I want a birthday party that no one else has had.

ME: Ummm, okayyyyy, like maybe an undernighter for just a few of your closest friends?

ZOEY: No, Elsa did that.

ME: How about a bounce house party?

ZOEY: No, Belle did that.

ME: How about a princess party?

ZOEY: No, Ariel did that.

In case you’re wondering, yes, these names are all made up. She doesn’t really go to school with the whole Disney cast.

ZOEY: I want a science party!

ME: A science party? Where did you hear of that?

ZOEY: I didn’t. That’s why I want it.

ME: Alrighty then. I’ll look into that.

Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!! That sounds messy and hard to pull off. I mean last year she had a gymnastics party and it was sooooo easy. We went to a gym, did gymnastics, ate cake, and it was done. The year before it was a bounce house place. We went there, bounced, ate some cake, threw up, and it was done. But a science party? Do science labs host parties because there ain’t no way I’m having a volcano explode in my house. So I researched the hell out of science parties. Translation: I went on Facebook and did a shout out to see if anyone knew anything about science parties.

Side note, can we just talk for a minute about the crap moms shout out on Facebook? HIGH-larious. Like the other day Holden was taking forever to poop and he wanted me to stay in there with him so I was surfing Facebook and this mom on there shouted out, “Hey, I have a large bag of unused ketchup packets. Up for grabs if you want to come pick them up!!” I was so tempted to type I totally know a guy who’ll swing by your house to pick them up. The trash guy. But I digress.

Anyways, I did a little shout out…

My daughter wants to have a science birthday party. Does anyone know a place that does this?

…and of course no one answered for like an hour so I felt totally ignored and rejected, but then finally someone wrote an answer.

You should have a Mad Science birthday party.

Wow, that sounds cool. What the heck is that? So I looked it up and after a little research (verrrry little because I’m lazy), I booked it. I mean anything is better than the science party I would throw. Basically I’d take the kiddos into our backyard and drop some mentos into a diet coke bottle.


WHAT: A science party in Zoey’s backyard!!

WHEN: 3:00 until 3:02

So I booked the Mad Science one instead. And for the next five weeks I had to listen to this.

ZOEY: How many days until my science party? How many days until my science party? How many days until my science party?

And then the day came. I don’t know what I was expecting. I guess I kinda pictured a crazy Albert Einsteiny dude in a white lab coat doing chemistry experiments for the kiddos with things exploding and stuff. Not. At. All.

This awesome lady named Kelly showed up and put on the most kickass party ever. The kids were sooooo interested and sat there mesmerized while she did all these awesome sciencey thingies with them.

MadScience6Did you know alka seltzer can make a rubber glove puff up?

MadScienceGloveHello, cutie pie scientists!!

MadScienceAnd she used this cool air puffer thing to show the kids how air can make a cotton ball move.

MadScience4And the kids got to wear these really cute goggles for pictures!

MadScienceTwinsWell, they were probably to protect their eyes, but I thought they were super cute for pictures.

MadScience8They got to choose whether they wanted to make purple slime or green slime and Zoey picked green which shocked the hell out of me, but afterwards I asked her why she picked green and she said, duhh, that’s the color of slime.

MadScienceSlimeMatthewThey even got to take the slime home!! Wahooo, free party favors! Of course, I told the parents to throw it out when their kids weren’t looking.

MadScience13Kelly the awesome science lady even made cotton candy and explained the science behind it. I didn’t listen. I was too busy salivating.

MadScience12You know it’s a good birthday party when the cotton candy is bigger than your head.


And it makes the most awesome treat because Mommy can tell where not to bite because it’s darker. No thanks, buddy, you keep it.

And did you know that if it’s your birthday, your nose glows green in the dark?!!

MadScience16I’d love to know what she’s wishing for. Probably world peace.

Anyways, it was an AWESOME party and in case you can’t tell, I would HIGHLY recommend a birthday party from my new friends at a Mad Science. They rock.

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There are 17 comments for this article
  1. LCR at 10:13 am

    I love that your daughter wants to be her own self, and she brings others into the fun, too. It’s what i hope I’ll instill into my daughters, too.

  2. Rene at 10:36 am

    That looks like an amazing party! The kids ALL look like they were having so much fun – and bonus is that they might have accidentally learned something, lol!

  3. Dana at 10:40 am

    That’s awesome!!!! I’m totally keeping this in mind for my son.

  4. Shendra at 10:51 am

    Please, oh please tell me where you found Zoey’s pink boots. I would forever be my daughter’s hero if I got those for her!

  5. Angela at 10:52 am

    So fun! We went to a Mad Science party earlier this year and while they had the drop off option for our daughter(way cool idea, every bday party should offer this), it looked super fun so we stayed! Never mind the work out or errands we wanted/needed to do! Zoey’s cute new little bob cut is adorable 😉

  6. LorinNYC at 11:07 am

    Uh, what the hell is an “undernighter?” Mid-west term???? I need a glossary of terms. LOL Love this idea. If they cost $50 – I’d do it.

  7. VirginiaMom at 11:23 am

    Mad science parties are fantastic! Glad someone steered you in their direction.

  8. Donna at 11:36 am

    You’re friggin hilarious! You need to start writing daily so I have everyday entertainment. Not sure if anyone told you yet, but Eric and Kathy (Eric and Kathy mornings on The Mix 101.9) were talking about your “what I really fing want for Mother’s Day” list the other day. They enjoyed it as much as I did.

  9. Jessica Briante at 3:33 pm

    Cracking me up as usual! But what a great idea for a party! I was thoroughly entertained by your photos so I can imagine being there in person was even more awesome! Two thumbs up!

  10. Megan Squires at 5:30 pm

    Also dying to know what an undernighter is!

  11. Honest Mom at 7:56 pm

    OMG. Please send the Mad Science people to Massachusetts. That looks AWESOME.

  12. Annie Handron at 11:27 pm

    Great story!! You write the way i think so it works for me!! Thanks

  13. Janan at 12:25 pm

    I’m guessing an undernighter is the opposite of overnighters….lol

  14. Kristen at 11:58 pm

    Yes, an undernighter is basically a sleepover with out the sleep. Pajamas, movies, ghost stories, pillow fights…Usually held later in the evening, and then children just go home rather than spend the night. Which I think is great for kids who want to be more mature, but may still have friends who are afraid of actually spending the night away from home.