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18 Mad Scientist Birthday Party Ideas

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Mix birthday cake with exploding experiments and oozing goo to your dessert table and you have an awesome idea for a boy’s birthday party; add lab coats and safety goggles and you’ve invented an invitation to fun! Moms know the mad science antics are savvy academics but the kids just know they’re having a good time. We’ve done the research for you with this round-up of Mad Scientist theme decorations and activities. You do the analysis: could this be your next boy birthday bash? Odds are in your favor!

Mad Science Birthday Party Ideas for Boys


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Mad Scientist Birthday Party Ideas

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1. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: The Mad Scientist – Yes, this is our own collection. Lindsay did an amazing job with the printable design. The laboratory images are contemporary cool and they can be changed up to produce a variety of good looks.

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2. From Crackers Art via Design Dazzle: Way Cool Science Party – You’ll find little white rats running around the way cool food table at this party! Blue cotton candy looks like smoke coming out of beakers and there’s a terrific cake, too.

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3. From Char via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Christian’s Mad Scientist Party – Here’s another polished version that has covered every detail of this popular theme.

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4. Styled by Crissy’s Crafts via Bird’s Party Blog: Mad Scientist Birthday Party – Lots of blues and green in this lab that included edible frogs and rats! Faux critters in specimen jars added an authentic looking detail.

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5. From Cakelicious via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Mad Science Dessert Table – I love the glowing colors and awesome variety of desserts in this party for twin brothers.

6. From teambaker via Project Nursery: Mad Science Party for Michael – Dry ice in beakers added smoke and bubbling sounds to this science lab that served brain (shaped)cupcakes for a birthday treat.

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7. From Sugar Sweet Buffets via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Mad Science Celebration – With a chalkboard background, microscopes and smoking flasks, this party looks quite…scientific! It’s also quite stylish.

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8. From It’s a Cake Thing via Kara’s Party Ideas: Science Themed Birthday – The flask cake and periodic table cookies are full of color at this party. I like the way Jhoanee put the eating utensils in a (candy) filled molecule test tube.

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9. From Creative Juice via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy Bash Mad Scientist – One of the best parties in this theme that I’ve seen! Food, games, decorations and favors were well conceived with wit and skill.

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10. From Pretty Pink Tulips: Tyler’s Mad Scientist Birthday – Beakers of colored water and a rainbow of stars are combined for a slick guest table centerpiece. The cake is awesome, too.

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11. From Leesa Perry Photography via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Mad Science Birthday Party Dessert Table – You can tell a woman with an artistic bent put this table together—it’s fabulous!

12. From Candace C. via Catch My Party: Remi’s 5th Birthday –Orange and white polka dots have been scientifically proven to encourage birthday fun!

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13. From Monopache via Hostess With the Mostess: Mad Science – There’s lots of darker blue in this set-up where the focus is on paper printables: goggles, zapper control box, and a mini lab table favor box.

14. The Celebration Shop via Kara’s Party Ideas: Science Party – This science lab had an ice cream bar with a variety of toppings to test; all of the scientists thought it a great experiment!

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15. From Tara E. via Catch My Party: Mad Scientist Birthday –What a cake; a white haired scientist is popping out of the top! A couple of unique features are the paper plate backdrop and the Happy Birthday message “bubbling” out of the beakers in the display.

16. From Living Locurto: Boy’s Mad Science Party – Amy has a cute scientist guy cupcake idea plus she offers a few free science party printables.

17. From Fun Times All Around: 10th Birthday Mad Science – OK, the pictures are kinda small here, but this mom has a lot of experiments and ideas for what she called “creative and cheap” fun.

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18. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: Mad Scientist Party for Adults – Can a party be sophisticated and geeky at the same time? Yup. This one proves it’s so.  

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.