It is the perfect time of the year for a bash inspired by mad science. Why? Because June is also a back-to-school month! And I know pretty well that some kids can’t wait to head back to school, but some still quell their first-day jitters. Ergo, a mad science bash is a perfect fit to help kids forestall the back-to-school blues and get psyched for a new year of learning.
Gian’s mad science bash truly had something for every budding scientist. It featured fun science activities and experiments – not to mention the genius party elements – that unleashed the inner mad scientist in his guests. Jaz of Sweet Nest Candy Buffet transmuted the venue into a real science laboratory. The setting looked mysteriously interesting with a lot of fun details including molecule models, beakers and flasks with colored fluid, periodic table banner and desserts, and a chalkboard backdrop to name a few. I love the lime green and bright blue color palette for this theme! Keep reading for all the creative ideas, and let’s do mad science!
Upon arrival, guests got their own laboratory gown.
A dark laboratory is a no-no for a celebration as ecstatic as a birthday so the stage glowed with blues and greens which played off the white walls. GIAN 3-D letters and several scientific paraphernalia were placed around the area. Putty and goopy toys in mason jars were also on display. My favorite element is the happy birthday banner that appears to have been extracted from the periodic table of elements. I love how it combined Ar (art), Sc (science), and W (whimsy)!
Green linens styled up the dining tables. The mirror centerpiece included some more exciting elements such as books, beakers and flasks filled with colored fluid, molecule model, and a framed photo starring Gian à la mini Einstein which brought the table to life.
Gian’s cake was exploding with charm! It was flanked by colorful candy pops which resembled atoms. The swirling orange goo and bubbles coming out of the flask and test tube were just the right details to make an ordinary cake a blast! The intricate fondant scientist and dissected frog masterpieces atop the cake were just so darn impressive!
The sweet station turned into an edible laboratory. The chalkboard backdrop contrasted nicely with the bright green sweet treats which included cookies with an element symbol on fondant, chocolate bars, eyeball cake pops, compound gumballs, and jelly worms on petri dishes. I am completely enamored with these cupcakes topped off with a fondant brain! They looked so cool! A booklet which says, “A Little Something for your Gustatory Calyculi” was also handed out to the kids perhaps to guide them as they mix and match flavors.
There were stations set up around the venue to teach the little scientists some facts about how the natural world works. I bet the activities were absolutely adored by kids who enjoy science!
No mad science party is complete without a laboratory experiment. The kids participated in cool science experiments – and budding scientists weren’t just the only ones who enjoyed them! The science demonstrations included elephant toothpaste, some chemical magic, and bubbling potions. Amazing! Thereafter, a group of fellas did a dance performance. Gian truly had the sweetest group of little scientists who was full of interest and enthusiasm for all activities! Way to go, whiz kids!
As a parting gift, the kids were given goody bags, each one labeled with the newest element on the periodic table – Ga (Gian Alingog)!
Vendors who made it all happen:
Event stylist: Sweet Nest Candy Buffet // Candy and desserts: Sweet Creations by Mums