Mad Scientist Party Theme

by Claire Minnaar


Every child has that innate need to experiment and “blow stuff up, Mom!” This theme challenges kids to think bigger and use the brains they were blessed with.


8 to 13

Colour Scheme

Keep it clean and simple – predominantly white, grey and black with splashes of neon colours as one might find in a test tube.

Look & Feel

Have a black board handy where the kiddos can write their own equations and decorate the walls with molecular structures and vinyl stickers. Place beakers of brightly coloured fluid everywhere, topped with pieces of cotton wool that resembles bubbling smoke. If the party is taking place at night, invest in a jar of glow-in-the-dark paint to jazz up the party area even more.

Eats & Treats

Serve brightly coloured drinks in clear glass bottles, or if you can get your hands on mock test-tubes – all the better! To add to this, serve a variety of jellies and fill glass jars with insect-shaped jelly sweets that are “ready for the testing”. Draw inspiration from the periodic table when decorating the cake and biscuits, and why not let them build their own molecular structures using tooth pics and marshmallows?

Fun & Games

Keep active minds busy with a variety of fun brain teasers which they need to solve within a given time, and pop by the local science shop to buy a variety of mind-boggling toys and experiments. Fill the goodie bags with jars of goo, bubbles, Lego blocks, glow sticks and brightly coloured clay, and ask the kiddies to dress up like mad scientists, with the added surprise of a set of scientist glasses upon arrival.

Original images and their credits available on Pinterest

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