Mad Science Birthday Party

Caitlyn became fascinated with science when she started kindergarten, and it was her idea to have a "Mad Science" party for her sixth birthday. These custom designed invitations from Melanie Crownover at ewe hooo, provided a lot of ideas and inspiration, from the color of the decorations to the design of the cake.

mad science invitation
mad science invitation
mad science birthday banner
paper chain decorations

To help set the scene, there were mason jars filled with radioactive rods (i.e., glow sticks), real laboratory beakers containing Potion No. 6 test tube favors, and essential books in every mad scientist's library.

mad science radioactive rods
mad science test tube favors

Inspired by the invitation, Loan, a full-time pharamacist and part-time "Ace of Cakes", created this phenomenal 2 tier red velvet cake. We loved all of the clever details that went into the cake, from the bubbling flask, mortar and pestle, book of potions, and spilling test tube, down to the lab rats pleading for help.

mad science cake
mad science cake

Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes from Happy Eatery were topped with my handmade toppers and displayed on the custom cupcake stand.


Our gummy worm and brain cultures grew in Jello petri dishes overnight in the refrigerator.

mad science petri dish jello

Guests rotated to various experimenting stations when they arrived. Our mad scientists demonstrated how to blow up balloons with baking soda and vinegar, make instant snow in the middle of July, and how to create a vortex using 2 plastic soda bottles connected with a tornado tube.

blow up balloons with baking soda and vinegar
insta snow
tornado tube

Diane from Mad Science entertained the audience with her high-energy experiments. At the end, the kids concocted glittery, slippery slime for their take home projects.

mad science party
mad science party

No mad science party is complete without some dry ice.

mad science dry ice

And for the grand finale, you got to have Diet Coke and Mentos geysers -- a real crowd pleaser for all ages. Thanks to the record breaking heat, our geysers reached record heights!


diet coke and mentos geyser

The budding mad scientists took home their goodies in these decorative bags.

mad science goodie bags


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27 comments:

  1. Everything came together so perfectly! Loving the colors, coordination, and creative crafts. Have to shout out to Loan for another fabulous cake, it's the creme de la creme!

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  2. Cute party! Looove the petri dish jello! Super creative!

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  3. The party was awesome! You are truly amazing at creating fun parties and events :)

    Loan did a fabulous job with the cake too. It was beautiful and delicious!

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  4. love it this is amazing
    can u tell me where di u get the testing tubes??? love them

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  5. Hi Erica,

    The test tubes, tornado tube and insta snow can be found on the Steve Spangler Science website (http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/1367).

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  6. Such a cute and fun party with great creative ideas!

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  7. Hi there! I saw this on CPP and just had to say THANKS for sharing it. It's so cute. I love the invites and activities - and especially the Mentos video! =)

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  8. Wonderful party! Love all the little touches, the cake is really cool :)

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  9. fantastic party, both my kids want to have a Mad Scientist party now!

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  10. the whole thing is just beautiful! what did you use to make the potion no 6 stickers/polkadot bands? and where did you get the flasks?

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  11. The Potion No. 6 bands were made from American Crafts scrapbooking paper (34554) that was purchased at Michael's -- http://phubie.blogspot.com/2010/07/potion-no-6.html

    The flasks were purchased at The Science Fair -- http://www.thesciencefair.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=6138-53&Category_Code=

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  12. Wow, this truly a unique theme. Lots of great ideas, and by the looks of their faces, I can tell the kiddo's had lots of fun. Great job!

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  13. Love this party idea. I've been wanting to do this for my son :)

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  14. Love this party idea! How did you make the glitter slime?

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  15. I too, am planning a science party, and would love to find out how you made your glitter slime?!

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  16. The glitter slime kits were provided by Mad Science, but you can buy them at http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/atomic-slime-kit and just add glitter to it.

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  17. My son's science party will be in July & this gives me some amazing ideas. Where did you find the font that you used for all of the labels...adorable!

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  18. OK, I teach Chemistry and never thought of this theme! It ROCKS!!! You pulled it off beautifully too :-) wanna throw a party just to use this theme.

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  19. What amazing attention to detail and creative ideas!!! Your daughter must have had an unforgettable birthday. I love the Jello petri dishes. At what stage did you add the worms/brains...as the jello was setting or once it had set? Love it! :)

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  20. What a great theme! That's definitely a party both kids and parents would remember for a long, long time!

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  21. Love your ideas. I am just starting to plan my son's 7th b-day party and we are using a science theme. I think I am just as excited if not more excited than him!

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  22. How fun! Love the decorations and the cake. No party is complete without a few Mentos and Diet Coke geysers at the end. We are sharing on our Pinterest page...

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  23. Love your invitations - did you order them from somewhere?

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    1. You can purchase the complete Mad Science Collection from ewehooo's Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ewehooo?section_id=10675149

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  24. love your blog!
    Can you tell me what you used to write the letters on the plates for the birthday banner?
    Love it!
    How did you link the plates?
    thank you!

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  25. Where can I purchase the personalized invitations?

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    1. Contact Melanie from http://ewehooo.blogspot.com/.

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