Mad Scientist Halloween Party Theme

Mad scientist Halloween decorative items by Martha Stewart and Horchow

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.

Read also: Follow-up to my Mad Scientist party for Halloween

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

+ Dry ice decorations for Halloween
+ Candy Favors for the Mad Scientist party

  • patricia gray
    September 6, 2007 at 17:45

    Halloween already…I guess that means that Xmas is just around the corner.
    I love Halloween. Each year my daughter and I dress up as the Witches of Eastwick to hand out the trick or treats.

  • At Home with kim vallee
    September 6, 2007 at 17:55

    You are right that is early Patricia. I figured out that if people want to buy the stuff online and craft some projects, they need to start early. If you send printed invitations you are better off to do it as less three weeks in advance.

  • Jerome Paradis
    September 6, 2007 at 18:09

    That’s a pretty cool Halloween Party Theme!
    Maybe it’s because I’m a mad scientist or I dream of being one?

    As a host, I would need to find a laboratory coat and spray my hair so it is whiter.

    I would also need to find how to make some drinks that make smoke when I serve them. Ideally, the drinks would need to look like some kind of slimy green substance, but still be good to the taste. I’ll have to work on it…

  • Purple
    September 13, 2007 at 17:34

    Great idea with a theme, and great tips to.

  • At Home with kim vallee
    September 14, 2007 at 14:06

    Follow-up to my Mad Scientist party for Halloween

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    October 1, 2007 at 23:34

    Make your own Happy Pills Candy favor for a Mad Scientist Halloween party

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    October 28, 2007 at 13:00

    Stylish Haunted House dinner party menu for grownups

  • Shayan
    March 5, 2009 at 14:14

    Where do you buy the extra large martini glasses that were filled with candy?

  • At Home with kim vallee
    March 5, 2009 at 14:43

    Shayan: WOWcoolstuff.com carries large martini glasses 26 oz. They even sell a jumbo 38 inches martini glass http://is.gd/lY0X