My son recently celebrated his 11th birthday (I can hardly believe it!) My sister-in-law, Lori, volunteered to host the party. She's great at this sort of thing; honestly, she can plan a party in her sleep. So, with just a couple days to plan, she came up with what may have been the best party theme ever for an 11 year old boy.
The party decorations included glass jars filled with color coordinated candy, a plastic skeleton and various desktop type science-theme toys, like a the solar system looking one as a center piece. Of course, we all had lab coats (men's white dress shirts) and safety goggles (from the dollar store). Food included "worms" (spaghetti) and a lab experiment gone wrong (the cake, with a tipped jar on it and green frosting coming out).
We had a great time and Andrew will never forget this birthday! Thanks, Lori!