ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | September 14, 2007

Follow-up to my Mad Scientist party for Halloween

Awesome Dry Ice Experiments by Steve Spangler

My husband Jerome really likes the idea of a Mad Scientist party theme. So he went online to gather tips and tricks on making drinks and decorative items with dry ice. I share his best finds with you.

Awesome Dry Ice Experiment Videos by Steve Spangler

The first experiment by Steve Spangler for News9 is cool. The graduated cylinders work so well with our Mad Scientist theme. Basically what you need to do is to pour the hot water and pour 2-3 small cubes of dry ice.

Add coloring tablets to look more mysterious. Or you can drop a bent light stick into your bubbling dry ice potion for a great eerie effect.

To have a continuous flow of bubbles, just a little bit of dish soap. Make sure to put the cylinder on larger container to catch the running bubbles. If you only have time to watch one video, I suggest watching the last one on the list, the one named More Dry Ice Experiments.

How to use dry ice in drinks and punches

First, you must buy food grade dry ice. Wait until everyone shows up since the effect of the dry ice on drinks is short. Keep the unused dry ice wrapped as much as possible. You need to buy it the day of the event; you can keep it in your freezer for up to 8 hours.

Pour smaller pieces of dry ice so the drink does not get too cold. For the biggest effect, warm pop and water. Wait until the dry ice is completely gone before serving the drinks. For more about safety issues, visit HauntYourHome.com.

Sourcing:
Learn more: How to Use Dry Ice in Drinks at HauntYourHome.com
Learn more: How to Use Dry Ice for Halloween Effects at HauntYourHome.com
Learn more: Awesome Dry Ice Experiments at Steve Spangler Science
Best video: VIDEO: More Dry Ice Experiments at Steve Spangler Science

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3 Responses to “Follow-up to my Mad Scientist party for Halloween”

  1. Cannot find Test Tube Favor Kit? Do you have any ideas where to buy them?

  2. 2 At Home with Kim Vallee said:

    MB: Unfortunately, the test tubes at Martha Stewart are out of stock. Therefore, I wrote a post about DIY solutions. Use this link http://tinyurl.com/3u9k56 to see it.

  3. Nice site you have here, most of the information is pretty accurate. I’m going to send your link to some of my friends if that’s okay with you.