A Peek at the Fun: If you are looking for Fun Mad Scientist Party Ideas I have a bunch for you. I have games, decorations, party favors, and more fun waiting for you.
Big hair, lab coat, safety goggles, and a crazy look in his eyes…I have just described my friends hubby (minus the big hair)! When one of the Fun-Squared ladies is married to a scientist you know I have to throw a mad scientist party. Being married to a chemist gives my friend all kinds of insight into a madman on the hunt for the next discovery. So grab your safety glasses and join us as I show you how to put together this fun party.
How to Throw a Fun Mad Scientist Party:
This party is perfect for a birthday party, Halloween party, or for any aspiring scientist. I have everything you need to make your party a success. As every good scientist knows, to make the perfect formula there are steps that need to be followed. Let’s break this down step by step.
Mad Scientist Decoration Ideas:
The color scheme for this party is orange, green, and purple. I wanted it to have a bright, fun flare and also loved that this could work for a Halloween party as well.
I have these fun periodic table letters for you to print off and use as a background. The letters come straight from the periodic table and spell out Science. (I had to get a little creative with Europium to make it work in the word science.)
Here’s a PDF with the letters ready for you to print and use:
I also thought it could be fun to use some quirky textbooks as a decoration, so we created some goofy book titles, then wrapped some books in paper (matching our party colors) and glued the textbook titles to them.
If you’d like to print these, I’ve got a PDF with them as well:
I also used some of our game pieces as decorations for the party. We have a fun game using flasks, but they worked great as party decor until we were ready to play the game:
It was the same for the test tubes-I used them as a party favor, but they worked great as decorations during the party as well:
Mad Scientist Party Games:
Kids always love a good round of Bingo (and as moms I love it too because it’s so easy to pull together). I’ve put together some simple printable Bingo boards covered in all things science. There are 8 Bingo boards, so if you are playing this with a larger group (like a class) you’ll need to break them into smaller groups to play.
Then, all you need to do is print the boards. The last page has little playing cards that you can cut out and draw from to call out for the kids. Then the kids mark each science picture on their board as you call it out. The first one to get five in a row wins.
Here are the Bingo boards for you to print:
Guess the Potion:
This is such a fun party game. Your guests need to be a little bit brave for this game, but I promise not to make them squirm too much!
Basically, this game involves taste testing “potions” and trying to guess what they are. You will need 5-10 different types of drinks. Keep your drink selection simple if you are playing with a younger crowd, but if you have an older group go ahead and make it a little harder.
I used flasks to pour our “potions” into because they are so cute and keeps things anonymous. If you don’t have flasks, you can take off the labels or use pitchers. (I got my flasks at Michael’s-here’s some from Amazon.)
Give each player a small cup, and start by pouring one of the drinks in each cup. Each player will then taste it and mark on the game card what their guess is making sure to number each drink. Repeat this process until you have tasted each one.
Reveal the names of the drinks and let each player correct their game card. A fun addition to this game is adding fun drink names to each drink. For example, you could have Sprite as the drink and name it “phosphorous solution.”
Get your game cards here in PDF format-
Mad Scientist Party Activities:
Making slime seemed like an obvious choice for a science-themed party. Because this is a mad scientist party, it can be fun to add something creative like Slime Ballz or glitter or make it glow in the dark for an extra “mad” scientist twist.
I just used an easy recipe for the slime that I found online, but you can use any recipe that you love. Let the kids make this with you as a fun activity to do during the party, then they can take it home with them at the end. And storing it in a beaker just adds to the fun.
Mad Scientist Party Food:
Food is the center of every party…right? I’ve got a few simple and fun food ideas for you.
Build Your Own Pizza:
If you’re throwing this party in your home with a smaller group of kids, it could be fun to let them get crazy and create their own concoctions-just like a mad scientist does with his solutions (or his monster). Give each child a pair of safety goggles and even a lab coat and let them go to work concocting. Give each child a pizza crust and have the toppings ready and let them create their pizza.
Want an easier way to do this? Try it with a cookie or a cupcake. Give them the base and let them frost and decorate how they want.
I also have some cupcake toppers that you can use if you want to make cupcakes ahead and serve them at your party. Simply cut out the toppers, tape them to a lollipop stick and stick them down into the frosting.
I added some fun sprinkles to make them look quirkier.
Here are the cupcake toppers for you to print and use:
Mad Scientist Party Favors:
No party is complete without a fun party favor for your guests. I fell in love with these test tubes and knew I needed to incorporate them into my party. It was such an easy fit to use them as my party favors and they could not be simpler. I have this cute science tag for you all ready to print, all you need to do it fill the test tubes with candy and add the tag.
Have FUN throwing a mad scientist party!
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