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!


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

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


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