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Mix birthday cake with exploding experiments and you have an awesome mad science birthday party. Now 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-themed decorations, ideas and science experiments for kids. You do the analysis: could this be your next party theme?
Mad Scientist Birthday Party Ideas
1. Mad Scientist Party Food
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.
2. Way Cool Science Party
From Crackers Art via Design Dazzle
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.
3. Christian’s Mad Scientist Party
From Char via Spaceships and Laser Beams
Here’s another polished version that has covered every detail of this popular theme.
4. Mad Scientist Birthday Cupcakes
Styled by Crissy’s Crafts via Bird’s Party Blog
Lots of blues and green in this lab that included edible frogs and rats! Faux critters in specimen jars added an authentic looking detail.
5. Mad Science Party Ideas
I love the glowing colors and awesome variety of desserts in this party perfect for budding scientists.
6. Mad Science Party for Michael
From Teambaker via Project Nursery
Dry ice in beakers added smoke and bubbling sounds to this science lab that served brain-shaped cupcakes for a birthday treat.
7. Mad Science Celebration
With a chalkboard background, microscopes and smoking flasks, this party looks quite scientific! It’s also quite stylish.
8. Science-Themed Birthday
From It’s a Cake Thing via Kara’s Party Ideas
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.
9. 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.
10. Tyler’s Mad Scientist Birthday
From Pretty Pink Tulips
Beakers of colored water and a rainbow of stars are combined for a slick guest table centerpiece. The cake is awesome, too.
11. A Boy’s Laboratory Science Birthday Party
From Banner Events via Spaceships and Laser Beams
You can tell a woman with an artistic bent put this table together – it’s fabulous!
12. Remi’s 5th Birthday
From Candace C. via Catch My Party
Orange and white polka dots have been scientifically proven to encourage birthday fun!
13. 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. Science Party
From The Celebration Shop
This science lab had an ice cream bar with a variety of toppings to test; all of the scientists thought it a great experiment!
15. Mad Scientist Birthday
From Tara E. via Catch My Party
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. Boy’s Mad Science Party
From Living Locurto
Amy has a cute scientist guy cupcake idea plus she offers a few free science party printables.
17. 10th Birthday Mad Science
From Fun Times All Around
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.
18. Mad Scientist Party for Adults
Can a party be sophisticated and geeky at the same time? Yup. This one proves it’s so.
Plan your own mad science party with these party supplies:
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- Plastic Beaker Set
- Plastic Magnifying Glasses
- Clear Safety Glasses
- Syringe Ink Pens
- Toy Experiment
- Glow-In-The-Dark Toy Lab
- Portable Blacklight
- Blacklight Sensitive UV Bubbles
More mad science party ideas:
- Mad Science Birthday Party Favor Idea
- Mad Science Party Food: Chocolate Brain Molds
- Mad Science Party Printables
Pssst. Using this theme to throw a Halloween party? Make sure you check out these Halloween games as well, to round out your event!