Science party ideas with the Land of Nod

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As you all know, we love a good party theme in these parts. Here’s one we haven’t seen on Cakelet yet, and one that is so absolutely perfect for boys (and girls!) preschool and up… A Science Party!

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Preschool age kids looooove learning how things work and seeing materials transformed into something new. This modern party kit with a science theme from Land of Nod was a perfect starting point for a bright, geometric birthday party. We love the idea of starting with themed party essentials and using the colors and style to help you craft the rest of the party on your own. We added some fun food, paper garlands, billy balls, and a confetti cake.

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

To make graph paper party hats, we simply printed graph paper from a file we found online. But if you happen to have a stash of graph paper at home, all the better! The cupcakes followed this simple recipe and really were delicious.

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

We ordered billy balls from Bloominous (hello, genius idea… mail order flowers!) to add a simple natural element to the table. They’re launching a “Flower Market” on their site very soon where you’ll be able to order a la carte flowers for any occasion. So much better than hoping the farmer’s market or grocery store will have what you’re looking for on the day of your party.

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

We followed one of our fave tutorials from Design Love Fest for the geo garland. You’ll have to excuse us for making them for every party we throw. They’re so fun.

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

And naturally we needed rainbow jello squares. What other food is more “science-y” than jello? It’s an experiment every time you make it! To get the colors that matched our party, we mixed different flavors together (lemon with a teeny bit of lime, for example) until the hue was perfect.

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

And for the cake topper, we simply hot glued one shape from each garland to a toothpick. World’s cutest 6 second DIY project.

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

Makes a cute photo backdrop too!

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

And for favors, it had to be GAK. The easiest, most satisfying “experiment” for the 3-5 crowd. It requires 3 ingredients and 6 minutes of your time for hours of entertainment. Recipe here.

Science party ideas | Land of Nod party kits | Photos by Scott Clark | see more on 100 Layer Cakelet

This kit has the makings of an awesome party. Our boys loved a super styled Wednesday night dinner, as you can see.

Party kit from Land of Nod available here.

Photography: Scott Clark Photo / Design & Styling: 100 Layer Cakelet / Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop / Billy balls: Bloominous 

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Joy on Jun 4, 2014

Why is it a parenthetical that this party theme is also suited to girls? Why does a gender even need to be mentioned? I'm very disappointed in 100 LC for perpetuating the stereotype that science is for boys.

100layercake on Jun 4, 2014

@Joy - Hey there! Oh no, not at all! We mentioned boys only because our boys are the ones in the photos. Of course science is fun and interesting for girls too. We would never assume otherwise. My mom is actually a scientist!

Michelle on Jun 4, 2014

Great-looking party with a bright and modern color palette. Love the favors!

Meri Meri on Jun 5, 2014

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, this all looks SO great!! The billy balls are perfect for this - genius!

Natalie Smith on Jun 5, 2014

The Fundamental Party Collection looks so great mixed in with all of your personal touches! As you say definitely something different and a great fun way to inspire all our mini scientists and mathematicians. Any opportunity to play with GAK is going to be a big hit!

Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land on Jun 5, 2014

this is SO CUTE - i love how there's bright fun colours and science shapes without being wildly garish and over the top, just a nice modern party with really cute touches!! also, GAK - filing that away for when my little guy is a bit older! love this whole post!! xo

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