Break out the lab coats: Science is having a moment. It’s COOL again (was it ever not?!). And really, can you think of a better theme for a kid’s birthday party. Hello? It’s educational, messy and just plain fun.

Up First: Invite

Sure, evites are convenient but nothing beats getting a real invitation in the mail. Think about it – when was the last time your kiddo had an envelope addressed to them in your mailbox? We love this science-themed kid’s birthday party invitation. Simply add your details, hit a few buttons and it’s printed and shipped faster than you can say bunsen burner.

Next: Decorations

Don’t sweat the decorations when it comes to a science-themed birthday party. The kids are going to be focused on the experiments like Jocie put together for her 6-year-old daughter’s party. Get a custom party banner that coordinates with your invite. Of course, lab coats will add a whole lot of flair, and just plain adorable-ness, to any science themed party. Instead of digging around at thrift stores, contact your local college about renting coats for a small fee.

And Finally: Food!

Food is everything at kid’s birthday parties and dessert is king. Sure, you could bake your own cake, but since you’re already creating a science-themed wonderland, go for the store-bought cupcakes. Jazz them up with cupcake toppers and those little physicists will be delighted. Easy peasy, mom!

Photo Credits: Lab via Go Kid Trips, Girl with coat and glasses via One Project Closer and drinks via Catch My Party.