Creative Mad Scientist Dinner Party + Muddling Bar

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“Geeking out” never looked so chic! Stephanie of Spaceships and Laser Beams took a totally different spin on one of her amazing printable kids party collections and whipped up this fantastic Mad Scientist Dinner Party geared for the adults. And let’s face it, most adults are just really big “kids”, right? ;) Whatever you do, don’t miss the super cool cocktail station… what a great way to make science EXTRA FUN!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • A “muddling bar” with fresh fruit, herbs and 3 varieties of lemonade
  • Cute & nerdy “shift” and “escape” napkins
  • cold peach and ginger soup appetizers served in test tubes
  • Crazy scientist “hair” hats + matching fondant cupcake toppers!

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Stephanie

I have the same birthday as one of my husband’s best friends. We decided this year to celebrate together with a dinner party that included our two families and another family we are both friends with. There were three kids in attendance, a one year old and 2 two year olds.

Using our Spaceships and Laser Beams Mad Science Birthday Party Collection, I developed a party with a bit of a twist – a mad science theme for adults. To reinforce this theme, the centerpiece for the party was a muddling bar. To stock it, I had three different kinds of lemonade, carbonated and regular water – and wine and vodka for those who wanted an extra kick. We had a combination of fruits and berries that included blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and pineapple as well as two herbs (basil and mint).

The menu for the night was vegetarian – and was all catered by Goodness Bakeshop. When I asked Catherine to plan the menu, the direction I gave her was that I wanted foods that had unique flavor combinations to again bring in the mad science theme but in a sophisticated way. For appetizers, we started with a delicious cold peach and ginger soup that was served in test tubes and followed it with warm apple and beet tarts. The dinner included a deconstructed ceasar salad, broccoflower soup and white lasagna with a tomato froth. Since it was a birthday and we had kids at the party, we ended the night with mad scientist cupcakes. The fondant hair on the cupcakes, which was created by Edible Details, mimicked the hair on our party hats.

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

7 responses to “Creative Mad Scientist Dinner Party + Muddling Bar”

  1. Looks like a fun party! The muddling bar is a super idea (especially for the adult beverages!) Thanks as always for the great ideas, and lovely pix :)

  2. Thank you!!!! So excited to be featured on this site.

  3. What can I say??? I’m a nerd in LOVE!

  4. megan says:

    Where did you get the “beakers” for the muddling bar? I’d like to find nice-looking glass ones, but am having a hard time.

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  6. Isabelle says:

    This is a great party theme. I’ll use it for a New Year’s Eve party with adults and I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun. For the beakers, you can find some similarly shaped glasses or modern looking pitchers at Ikea and also the kitchen ware brand Pyrex has very pretty beakers with a green silicon top (matching the party theme above). I purchased some and they look fab (and you can reuse them in the kitchen as measuring tools). The website also has some lab glassware made for cocktail parties, very fitting as well.

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