1.30.2012

Mad Scientist Party

Does anyone know why they call it a mad scientist? I mean are all scientists mad? Because I am sure that the scientist thinks they are pretty normal, and definitely not mad. I mean I know a lot of scientists and I am pretty sure they are not mad. So this got me to thinking, where did this expression come from? I did a bit of research and voila! Wikipedia comes through yet again! So per Wiki, they say "the mad scientist is a stock character of popular fiction, namely science fiction." There ya go, and who said you can't learn from a blog!
Now that I have completed my teaching point for the day, let me get on to showing you this mad scientist party I got to be a part of. I was in charge of all of the food and drinks and it was unbelievably fun! You know kids are fabulous and their little parties are such a happy place! The amazing mom that was throwing the party is one of my favorite customers (and friend). She is a wonderful mom and is so generous and truly wants to show everyone a good time. She allows me to challenge myself and be as creative as I want to be with the goodies she orders. Here are a couple of examples of projects I have done for her:
Pirate Cake & Cookies
Halloween Cookie Pops & Cupcakes
Christmas Cupcakes in a Jar
So when she asked me if I could help plan the mad scientist party she was throwing for her 7 year old's class, I was thrilled!
So what did I do...let me show you in pictures...
We had our healthy bites
 ants on a log & bug bones & legs
fruit atoms & molecules
then our savory bites
corn dog centipede & caterpillar wraps
And the fun stuff...SWEETS!
eyeballs & slime...EEEWWWW!
 here is the favor table...brain cakes and bubbling beakers
I labeled each of the kiddos names on the brain cakes in elemental fashion 
(you know from the periodic table)

So I pretty much LOVED the brain cakes! They were so fun to make and even more fun to watch the kids get super excited and grossed out about them! Of course a party is not a party without a host, or two for that matter!
 These two little guys were awesome little hosts!
 Happy Baking, Happier Eating!

11 comments:

  1. The first picture of the brain cake did freak me out a little bit! This looked like such a fun party and so many great ideas for treats and favours!

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    1. Lol, a little weird looking! Thank you Paula!

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  2. What an incredible amount of thought and planning went into this party! But it paid off... everything looks fabulous!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it was a lot of thought but sooo worth it! Thank you for noticing!

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  3. I would have flipped for this when I was a kid. Heck I would NOW!

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    1. Lol Callye! I say let's have an adult mad scientist party for ya!

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  4. Everything is so lovely! What are in the tiny beakers?

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    1. A test tube, POP rocks, and a recipe card on how to make bubbling soda :) thank you for your sweet comment!

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    2. Would you be willing to post the recipe card you used? I think this would be great for my daughters Harry Potter Party in May for potions class. Thanks so much.

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    3. Hey Kristine, I'm not sure how to make a downloadable pdf on my blog...I'll see if I can figure it out. Otherwise I could email it to you if you give me your email.

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    4. I would love for you to email me. Thanks SOOO much. kmariewright@yahoo.com

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