So, the food isn't as exciting as the decorations but I'm writing this post because I was very excited about melon molecules and DNA pasta salad.
In perusing party ideas for science birthdays I saw something about molecular models with gumdrops. But we used melon balls and cherries. I was just making good old H20 but Mr. H got involved and we had N2, methane and all sorts of stuff. With the proper number of bonds, of course.
The salad was the recipe (with almonds rather than pine nuts but otherwise as written). I used the double twisted gemelli pasta. Though I didn't confirm if it was twisting the proper direction. I can confirm the salad was tasty!
The cake was going to be a solar system or an atom. Oscar strongly preferred atom. Mr. H just wanted ice cream cake, same as last year. This year I used purchased ice cream and oreo cookies and just DIY'd the fudge sauce. I'd argue it was better than last year! I had grand plans of creating electron orbit paths out of licorice but, in the end, scattered the "electrons" around the "nucleus" (made up of chocolate protons and vanilla neutrons, of course) and we dug in. Easy peasy.
The rest of the food was standard party fare: veggie tray, fruit, chips, deviled eggs (thanks, mom!), hamburgers and a green salad. A theme doesn't work for everything but everyone likes onion dip.
Oh, and we did serve the drinks out of (food safe) beakers. So that was fun!
We were really full by the end of all this ;)