Mad Scientist Dinner Party

Printables for kids parties are all the rage, but printables for a grown-up affair? We’re MAD for the idea!


Stephanie, of Spaceships and Laser Beams, hosted a birthday dinner with a bit of a twist; using the Mad Science Birthday Collection she transformed her guests into doctors of mixology with a mix-it-yourself beverage bar and a vegetarian menu served in a most scientific fashion.


“To reinforce the theme, the centerpiece for the party was a muddling bar,” Stephanie says. “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.”


We think Stephanie’s tablescape is pure genius! The fabulous computer-themed linen napkins are from Nicole Porter Designs. Ribbon bowties are from Elana’s Bows.


The vegetarian menu was 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,” Stephanie says.


Cold peach and ginger soup was served in test tubes (love it!) and accompanied by warm apple and beet tarts. Dinner also included a deconstructed Caesar salad, brocco-flower soup, and white lasagna with 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,” Stephanie says.

And did you notice the bowties from the place settings are wearable? Too clever!


Printables, Photography, Styling: Spaceships and Laser Beams
Printable Designer: Lindsay Pasichnyk
Catering: Goodness Bakeshop
Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Bow Ties: Elena's Bows
Napkins: Nicole Porter Designs