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Bubble Party

From today in history, 1885:

The Ceres club will give a “bubble party” next Thursday at Miss Minnie Pettee’s.

Apparently it was quite the fad in the 1870s-80s, among adults more than children!




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We should hold one and do the bubble dance!

Bubbles are a lot of fun, and there's some good math and science with them - surface tension, volume, air pressure, etc.

Back when I was at the children's museum we had a room set aside for Bubbles - giant bubbles, foam, square bubbles, and so on. We all got pretty adept at making and handling bubbles (wet your hands with soapy water and you can carry them). I still have my giant bubble wand, that makes enormous bubbles on good days (cool and wet days, to be precise).


How novel

That book excerpt is great... there was a lot of marching about at a bubble party.

Good games suggested - largest bubble, keeping it aloft longest, most bubbles, reaching the ceiling with a bubble.


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