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
As you know, it all starts with the invitation and I'm proud to show off our Mad Scientist collection. 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
I love this science banner, from Foxy Decor on Etsy. It's not a science party without bubbling beakers if you ask me!
Biohazard balloons, from Nerdy Word Gifts on Etsy, are perfect for the Mad Scientist Birthday party or Mad Science Halloween party.
Science Party Treats
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.
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!
Loving this little beaker dessert plate from Oriental Trading. They have a whole amazing Science Party line. I'm showing you my favorites here.
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, from Oriental Trading, are perfect for a party beverage, an experiment, or just a super cool science display.
Mad Science Party Favors
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, 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.
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.
I know my kids would love to make their own slime and snow! Image from Artee Parteez.
- How to Make the Perfect Slime – Preschool Inspirations
- Make your Own Play Snow – Savvy Sassy Moms
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!
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!
Additional Mad Science Reading
- Halloween Mad Science Party Ideas
- Frankenstein Peeps Edible Mad Science
- Brainy Mad Science Party Cupcakes
- Mad Science Party Details With Cricut
- Grape Molecule Food Science Activity
Until next time,
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So much fun! My son who is 8 would love this party!
I’m so glad to hear it! It’s such a fun theme and there are SO many great things you can do with it. Check out the edible science post for some more fun ones!https://partieswithacause.com/easy-edible-science/
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 🙂
You have the best ideas! I love this!
I am DEFINITELY stealing some of these ideas! What a great roundup of party inspiration 🙂
My son would LOVE this! Saving on Pinterest for his birthday next spring.