Mad Science Party Ideas
September 6, 2017

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Mad Science Party Ideas

I’ve been crushing on the idea of a Mad Science Party ever since an incredible “science lab” display at a trunk or treat several years ago. If you’re not familiar, a “Trunk or Treat” is done by church groups or neighborhoods where kids trick or treat car to car in a designated parking lot full of invited participants to provide a safe Halloween experience. Well, that’s how it started anyway, which I think is a fabulous idea for areas that require extra precaution. Now, it’s a second night of candy collection in my neighborhood since the kids go door to door anyway. A  trunk filled with bubbling beakers and steam and a crazy lady with a white lab coat and striped wig? I was smitten! My kids, too young at the time to appreciate it, are now budding scientists excited to examine and question the earth around them. Looking forward to a Mad Scientist Party of my own, I put together a list of my favorite Mad Science Party Ideas and sources.

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Mad Science Party Invitation

It starts with the invitation. These mad science invitations are perfect for a birthday party. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

As you know, it all starts with the invitation and I’m proud to show off Halfpint Party Design’s newest Mad Scientist collection available on Etsy. It’s an Instant Download which means you get files that you can edit yourself. There’s no back and forth with proofing. No waiting. And that always makes me happy!

Mad Science Party Decor

Science banner for an awesome backdrop to a great science party. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

I love this science banner, from Foxy Decor on Etsy. It’s not a science party without bubbling beakers if you ask me!

Balloons!

Biohazard Balloons in a great color scheme for an amazing mad science party. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

Biohazard balloons, from Nerdy Word Gifts on Etsy, are perfect for the Mad Scientist Birthday party or Mad Science Halloween party.

Science Party Treats

Chemistry cake from Cake in a Cuppy NY. How cute are all the layers with all the science!? Love it. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

An awesome cake is a must have. I love this cake, by Cake in a Cup NY, with the beaker, the swirling atoms, and nod to the periodic table.

Fondant Microbiology cupcake toppers are an easy way to dress up your science party cupcakes. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

If you’re a cupcake party person then these Microbiology fondant pieces, from Les Pop Sweets on Etsy, are the perfect cupcake topper! Cupcake toppers are a quick way to dress up even kid made cupcakes!

How cute are these beaker dessert plates to serve an awesome science cake? Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

Loving this little beaker dessert plate from Oriental Trading. They have a whole amazing Science Party line. I’m showing you my favorites here.

Have them all talking about your science party. Eat Jello "bacteria" from a petri dish. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

As creepy as they are to look at they’d be just as fun to create and eat! These Jello petri dishes are 100% edible but they can be used solely for decoration if you want to get fancy. Sterilized petri dishes are available on Amazon for guaranteed clean eating.

And for something a little less creepy these cookies from Carrie’s Sweet Creations will do the trick!

I love the Mad Scientist take on the “poison” apple from Hoopla Events by Modern Moments! Looks perfectly delicious to me!

These test tube beaker cups are perfect for a party beverage, an experiment, or just a super cool science display. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad ScienceThese test tube beaker cups, from Oriental Trading, are perfect for a party beverage, an experiment, or just a super cool science display.

Mad Science Party Favors

How cool would these be as a favor bag for budding scientists to be used again and again as a school bag or library bag? I love when party favors are actually useful. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

How cool are these Science gifts bags, from Zinnias Closet on Etsy, as a favor bag for budding scientists? It can be used again and again as a school bag or library bag. I love when party favors are useful long after the party is over.

These "Science" favor boxes are such a great design and color scheme for a science party. Fill with experiment supplies, party treats, or chemistry cupcakes. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

These “Science” favor boxes, from Oriental Trading, are such a great design and color scheme for a science party. Fill with experiment supplies, party treats, or chemistry cupcakes. I love how Pikis Decorations stacked them up on the dessert table for this Science birthday party.

Plastic test tubes to be used as favors, party experiments, or a cool science display. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

Another fun favor idea is the test tube filled with treats, toppings, experimental ingredients, or creepy crawlies! These test tubes, from Oriental Trading, come with stands or individually depending on how you’d like to display them.

Mad Science Party Activities

Speaking of experiments! How about a fun explosion!? There are so many great science experiment resources out there that can give you age appropriate activities. You can check out my Science is Amazing Pinterest Board for experiment ideas geared toward the under 8 crowd. Image by The New Coach Inn.

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I know my kids would love to make their own slime and snow! Image from Artee Parteez.

Custom science beaker pinata for a great science party activity. Mad Science Party Ideas | HalfpintPartyDesign - Science Party, Science Food, STEM party, Mad Science

Just because we’re learning here doesn’t mean we can’t take a break to wack a pinata! Especially when Pinatas USA on Etsy custom makes it to look like a bubbling beaker! How fun!

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Now that you’ve got some inspiration, where will your Mad Science Party take you? I’d love to share your party wins here for everyone to enjoy. Submit your photos for a chance to be selected for our next Feature Friday!

Until next time,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams

8 Comments

  1. Jaclyn

    Thank you for featuring my gift bag! I couldn’t have said it better myself- this is exactly what I had in mind when I made them 🙂

    Jaclyn
    Zinnia’s Closet

    Reply
  2. Jordan

    I am DEFINITELY stealing some of these ideas! What a great roundup of party inspiration 🙂

    Reply
  3. tmlaur

    My son would LOVE this! Saving on Pinterest for his birthday next spring.

    Reply

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