Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party

October is finally here and I am ready for all things Halloween!  When it comes to entertaining Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan and host parties.  There are so many fun and creative ways you can celebrate all hallows eve.  You can go all out and plan a spooky Murder Mystery Dinner party or if your looking for something a little more kid-friendly you host a Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party!Step into my laboratory and let’s get crazy with some spooky lab experiments.  Ok, we aren’t really doing any creepy lab experiments but this experiment is guaranteed to be a tasty one!  That’s right, this month I’ve teamed up with Michaels to share this cool ice cream themed Halloween party for my Michaels Makers challenge.  

I recently purchased a vintage desk and have it in a small nook in my kitchen.  It’s been the perfect spot to throw together fun and simple celebrations, like my Fall Coffee Bar, and figured it was the perfect set-up for my mad scientist themed party.  I updated my chalkboard with a little science inspired art.  


Of course, every great Halloween lab as a mad scientist behind the spooky experiments and fun.  My favorite new skeleton was happy to stand in as the parties mad scientist. I used one of my husband’s white dress shirts for his lab coat and had him wear the mad scientist wig, glasses and mustache I had in my Halloween costume bin.

When it comes to party planning I am a big fan of trying to use items I already have.  I found a few scraps of fabric with geometric shapes and bright colors and decided to use that as my color pallet for our lab.  I found a coordinating tassel garland and hung that from the front of the desk.

I found a variety of shapes and sizes of glass flasks and test tubes at Michaels. Once I had my collection of laboratory supplies I filled them with sprinkles and ice cream toppings.  Di you know that Michaels has a huge selection of colored sprinkles?  You can even buy color specific packages for only $1.00.  I used a variety of colors and Halloween themed sprinkles and put them in the test tubes.

Instead of ice cream bowls I dished the ice cream into small glass beakers.  Here’s a tip: pre-scoop the ice cream and keep it in the freezer until you are ready to serve.  

The kids had lots of fun adding their favorite creepy toppings to their ice cream experiments.  The magic shell was probably one of the crowd favorites and it gave us an opportunity to talk more about the “science” behind how it works.

This Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party is a fun and simple way to host a kid-friendly party for your little goblins and ghouls.  You can easily put this party together in an afternoon.  Just head to your local Michaels to get everything you’ll need for a crazy experiments and fun!

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Love it!! Where did you get a gold skeleton from?

  2. Way too cute!

  3. Okay I am absolutely in awe of this one too! So cool!

  4. That looks like so much fun. What a brilliant idea – love it.

  5. This is so clever!! I love it! I love how you used science beakers and test tubes for the food. Thanks for sharing with Hauntingly Beautiful Decor!

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