Birthday themes for kids turning 5

CLASSIC THEMES

$30 PER CHILD

Theme: Colourful Volcanos

Bubble, fizz and erupt! These are the sounds you’ll hear all throughout this super fun, interactive birthday party. 

Following a brief introduction to the science behind volcanoes, each child will be led in a step-by-step process to build their own volcano diorama by making their own play-doh (wheat based), shaping it into a volcano, and then decorating it with craft materials that we provide. After the diorama has been complete, the group will learn what happens when acids and bases mix, as we use these materials create mini eruptions in our volcanos. All guests will get to take home their volcano dioramas for endless amounts of eruption fun.

Theme: Crystal Treasures

This party is a great option for budding Geologists!

Together, we’ll take a look under the microscope to admire the hidden wonders of the world of crystals and gemstones and talk about some of the science that makes crystals so mesmerizing. After, we’ll get messy! Each child will a design and decorate a unique treasure box that will hold the two custom-coloured sparkly crystals that they will create. This crystal treasure box is going to be something great to show off to friends and family and a great addition to their bookcase collections!

Theme: Planet Exploration

Calling all space adventurers!

In this birthday party theme, each child will get the chance to design their very own planet. Using planet-shaped globes as their template, we provide the kids with a variety of space-themed materials, including colourful sand, sparkles, sponges and kid-friendly glow-in-the-dark paint to get their hands engaged and their brains thinking creatively towards their own unique interpretation of an undiscovered planet. At the end of the party, each guest will be able to take home their own piece of the galaxy they imagined!

Theme: Inventor Party

This party theme is all about using our hands and brains to come up with brilliant, light-bulb worthy ideas.

Together we’ll learn all about the world of inventors, designers, and engineers, and then become them ourselves. Using a variety of art, craft and recycled materials, each child will create a prototype for an incredible invention that will to help someone or solve a problem. Does Grandma hate walking the six blocks to buy her weekly scratch ticket? What if she had a jetpack? Our inventors will let their imagination fly free. Kids will have access to a load of materials. We’ll sketch our ideas, build a 3D prototype, and demo our designs to the applause of the rest of the group. Each Kid Inventor will go home with their invention to place proudly on their bookshelf!


INTERMEDIATE THEMES

$35 PER CHILD

Theme: Potion Party

What does dry ice, oil, food colouring, water, Alka-Seltzer, soap and sparkles have to do with each other? And what happens if you were to mix them all together? This party theme is a great chance for your child to become a wizard or witch like Harry Potter or Hermione Granger!

We’ll start off the party with a series of exciting dry ice experiments that are guaranteed to be full of crackle, pop, colour, and crazy eruptions! After the demos, all of your birthday guests will get the chance to mix up their own potions that they will be able take home at the end of the party. Accio Fun!

Theme: Palaeontologist Party

Does your kiddo like Dinosaurs? Is it their greatest wish to find a fossil or dino bone? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you must have a budding palaeontologist on your hands!

During this birthday activity, we'll briefly discuss the fossils and their importance to archeological research. Each child will then get to make their own body fossil using a dinosaur figurine and plaster. Then, it’s off to dig for fossils in our lab’s fossil sandpit. Once we have discovered some fossils, we use them to create trace fossils in large petri dishes. By the end of this expedition, your birthday guests will leave with two different types of fantastic fossils, which are the perfect addition to any bookcase museum!