Planning birthday parties for kids can prove very stressful. This year I sought a stress-free party for my six year old son and his friends that would not only provide a good time but also make my life simpler. I contacted Johnny Argon at Mad Science and he took over for me, making my son’s party a huge hit and giving me the stress-free party that I wanted.
First Mad Science asked about the birthday boy to custom tailor the experience for him– his age, interests, friends and the size of the party. I had my choice of venues of either in my home, a site that partners with Mad Science or any other of my choosing. I chose to hold the party at the Forest Hills location of Buffalo Wild Wings which offers an extensive children’s menu, an enormous space and a fantastic staff. I was given my own section of the restaurant and two dedicated servers for a party of 29 kids. The prices were very reasonable, and they worked very well with me and Mad Science in make sure everything was in order.
Johnny Argon provided me with Mad Science invitations as well as name tags to fill out in advance of the party. The name tags doubled as labels for the cups of ooey gooey green slime experiment that the kids made at the end of the party. He also sent in advance goody bags, and each was chock full of fun stuff including spinners, shooters, stickers, tattoos and polymer putties. It was a bag that I happily gave to each child knowing they would enjoy each item in the bag.
The hour-long science party was amazing. Johnny Argon kept all the kids captivated. The birthday boy declared, “He is MAGIC!” Johnny Argon was a great teacher; he was able to educate the children about chemical reactions, gasses, fire and many other science principles with a fun and engaging program. Even the waiters came over to watch and take pictures. The birthday boy’s favorite part was watching the experiments with fire. When flames shot up around a dollar bill and the bill was left unharmed, he was amazed. He could even, later, explain to me why this happened because he had learned the lesson at the party. All of the children had a great time, and the parents that stayed were very impressed with Mad Science birthday parties.
If you are looking for a party that is educational, fun and engrossing Mad Science is the party for you. The all-inclusive nature of the personalized attention to details, invitations, the take home experiment, and goody bag made for easy and stress-free party planning.
Mad Science has locations in New York City, Westchester, Long Island and more. In addition to birthday parties, Mad Science offers after school programs, summer camps, in-class workshops, preschool programs and special events. For more information, please visit newyorkcity.madscience.org.
Disclosure: The author received a complimentary party from Mad Science to assess for this review. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
By Rebekah Cabonargi