Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ava's 8th Birthday: How to Host a Slime Party

This weekend we celebrated Ava's 8th birthday. Her actual birthday is St. Patrick's Day but we decided to throw her a party this weekend since many people may have St. Patty's plans and Noah has to go out of town.

I don't know about you, but my daughter is addicted to slime. She spends ridiculous amounts of time watching You Tube videos of people making slime and every time we go to the store she asks for supplies. I do not know who created this craze but I'd like to personally wring their neck! 

Anyway,  we caved when her request for a birthday theme was slime! 

So naturally I headed straight to Pinterest for inspiration.  There were some fabulous ideas so I thought I'd share how I planned our slime party! 


First off, I cannot believe I hosted a slime party in my house since the thought of the mess gave me anxiety alone, but we survived and if planned accordingly you will too! 

We planned for the typical birthday party- with invitations, decorations, food, drinks cake and favors!

What you'll need for slime: 
  • Plastic table cloth (used for decoration and protects your table - also great for clean up because I just rolled it up with all the glue, glitter and confetti! Super easy!)
  • Paper plates (to catch the glitter and the glue-y sticks after stirring) 
  • Plastic containers with lids (found these on Amazon and they were perfect and cheap)
  • Clear or white glue 
  • Contact Solution (I've learned name brand is the way to go to get the best results)
  • Confetti (I found this manicure confetti and it was a hit!)
  • Glitter (I picked up a variety of options)
  • Craft Sticks (for stirring) 
  • Baking Soda


Optional:
 Pack of Youth L White T-shirts (So the kids wouldn't get slime all over their party clothes. It also made for great "lab coats") 

I used a permanent marker to draw the outline of a lab coat and had the kids decorate them! They loved it! 


I kept the party to about 8 kids and I think it was pretty manageable. My 13 year old niece was also invited and she's pretty much a slime pro so I had her lead the instructing. I didn't even have to touch any slime! 

For favors- the kids took home their lab coats and homemade slime (with containers). I used Microsoft Word to print out slime recipe sheets for the kids to take home too. I also made little treat bags with candy!

We started the party with the kids decorating their lab coats. Then, I had them all wash up for food before we went to slime-making. Afterwards, we washed everyone up again for cake! 

Ava told me this was her favorite party to date! So, I think I just earned some major brownie points! 

Comment below if you want a copy of the slime recipe sheets! If you do end up throwing a party for your slime-obsessed kid let me know how it goes! 















3 comments :

  1. Hi ,
    Lovely ideas out there , just a question about the slime recipe , there is no mention about the shaving foam and I can see it there at the table ,is it needed?

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    1. Shaving foam is optional. My daughter uses it sometimes to make “butter” slime. I just stuck with the the original recipe!

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  2. Ok great thank you so much !

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