Mad Scientist Party Tips:
The star of the party is this large 2 gallon steamy jar of punch! Orange Fanta, orange sherbet, and dry ice were combined to create this bubbly concoction. I also picked up a large roll of backdrop paper that was printed with a stone design. It sets the scene, helps the orange punch pop, and totally transforms the room!
Kids enjoy DIY party elements. Especially since they are always saying, “I can do it myself!” We had a station for guests to make their own Little Green Monster drinks, complete with sugar rimmed cups. They loved that.
These glass flasks were perfect for adding color to my tablescape. Filled with water and food coloring they definitely scream “mad scientist”!
Every scientist needs a microscope, even if it is covered in cobwebs. A large candle stick with a plate combine to create a stand and add height to the display.
I only had a few white dishes to pop against the black table cloth so I started rounding up my galvanized metal buckets. I realized that I had quite a few and actually liked the way they looked against the table cloth and stone wall.
Don’t you love those chocolate rats? The kids did and they were so easy to make using this chocolate mold. The OREO 2 packs are also fun for parties and the wrappers actually glow in the dark!
At first I thought about having bowls of sprinkles on the table and buying test tubes and filling them with colored water. Then I found these sprinkles and it was a 2 for 1 element to the party! Cha-ching!
I set out a variety of Halloween sprinkles, gummy frogs, gummy worms, and candy eyes for our Little Green Monster drink bar. Are you ready to finally see that “Little Green Monster” that I keep referencing?
I swapped out sugar cookies in my main party plan for a tray of fruits and veggies instead. We called them “witches fingers”, “frog eyes”, and “boo berries”.
I made a batch of Spooky Halloween Bark the day before. The girls had fun adding an array of candy eyes, chopped OREOS, and sprinkles.
These treat boxes were filled with a small bottle of touchable bubbles (in a test tube), a pack of OREOS, and a small monster ring.
Creepy OREO Bark
1 (12 oz.) package melting chocolates
4 OREO 2-packs (8 OREO cookies)
Pour over parchment lined baking sheet and spread to cover.
Chop Oreos into tiny pieces.
Sprinkle over melted chocolate and add other candies and sprinkles.
Refrigerate until firm.
Break into pieces and store in an air tight container.
Sugar Rimmed Goblets
1/2 c. Orange Fanta
Black and orange colored sugar
Dip cups in Fanta. Let excess drip off. Dip into colored sugar. Let dry.
Little Green Monster Punch
2 (2 liter) bottles Orange Fanta
1 container orange sherbet
1 container lime sherbet
Pour Fanta into large bowl or pitcher.
Add orange sherbet 1 scoop at a time.
Add dry ice, if desired. Dry ice causes bubbling as well as “fog”. Add it a little at a time to prevent punch from bubbling over. As always, be careful when working with dry ice.
A 1 small scoop of green sherbet to each glass after filling with punch. Decorate with candy eyes and sprinkles, if desired.
Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? What spooky foods will you be serving?
Printables I used:
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