Halloween is the celebrations where you can invent wild looks. It is your chance to play with fear and the unnatural. So have fun and let the flow of your imagination dictate the look of your party.
If you throw a party for grownups, why not play create a theme around a mad scientist on a scary inhabited island? Decor wise, the possibilities are vast. People can wear a wide range of costumes. For a unified overall look, you could write a script for the party and give in advance anyone a role.
Concept of this Halloween Party
These decorative items by Martha Stewart and by Horchow lay out the foundation of my Halloween themed party. Then add your personal touches. Accentuate the decor with a vignette made of flasks and laboratory instruments. Dress up as a mad doctor in a lab research center.
The mood can be insane. The more daring may wish to add drawings about bad experiments. Collect insect corpses. Hang from the ceiling a few dismantled stuff animals and empty cages. I repeat, this is not a party theme for kids.
You can serve drinks in Test Tube Shooter glasses. I prefer the look of Plexiglas rack to the foam rack. Try to find some flask shape pitchers for the juices and the water.
What I found at Martha Stewart?
First, I found the set of Mad Scientist invitations, the Test Tube Favor Kit at Martha’s online store. The test tube filled with candies. The Invite kit includes slide mailers, plastic slides, bug specimen stickers, specimen labels, date/time/place stickers and 2 sheets of clear adhesive mailer seals.
You can get the Mad Scientist Beverage Labels ready-made or design your own on self-adhesive papers. If you have time, I suggest you make your own stickers. Pass by the scrapbooking section to stock up a few decorative items and the supplies to make your invites.
Finally, for the centerpieces and decorations around the room, get inspired by the Creepy Creature Decorations and the Skulls & Bones Decorations. This is partially a DIY project to obtain the shown finishes. You need to add eerie sparkle to the plastic bones or creepy creature decorations with the Halloween Glitter Set 1.
What I found at Horchow?
I am amazed with the unique selection of Horchow. They take the time to style their product pictures. They carry a lot of creepy stuff for this season. I selected battery-operated the Halloween Tea-Light Skulls and the life-size mummies.
Putting the Halloween newlywed couple on their cage near the entrance will set the tone for the night. Staging the unlucky folks that felt victims of the mad doctor says Beware!
Thank you note
Sarah Ridgley Letterpress creates beautiful letterpress stationery. After such a great party, every mad scientist host can exhibit good manners. Send this thank you Note by an Outlaw to his / her guests.
No party is a success without the participation of the guests. People do not always realize that a remarkable party is the sum of a two way process. So it it a good habit to properly thank your guests for participating.
Buy online: Mad Scientist Invite kit available at Martha Stewart – price: $12.99 USD for 6
Buy online: Test Tube Favor Kit available at Martha Stewart – price: $7.99 USD for 8
Buy online: Mad Scientist Beverage Labels available at Martha Stewart – price: $3.99 for 9
Buy online: Skulls & Bones Decorations available at Martha Stewart – price: $14.99 USD
Buy online: Halloween Mummies available at Horchow – starts at $120 USD
Buy online: Halloween Tea-Light Skulls available at Horchow – set of 2 for $88 USD
Buy online: Halloween Couple available at Horchow – price: $95 USD
Buy online: Note from an Outlaw by Sarah Ridgley Letterpress – set of 4 for $10 USD