Science Party Ideas {Free Party Printables}

Science Birthday Party Ideas with Free Party Printables!

We just had my son’s 6th Science Birthday party. It was a blast!

I have so much to show you that I will split it up into parts. I hope you enjoy Part 1… it’s all about the decor.

Free Party Printables

While planning this party, there were no science decorations at stores, so I designed some cute party  invitations that fold over and are held together by “Open With Caution” stickers.

Free Party Printables - Science Party Invitation by

I also used the stickers for goodie bags which I’ll show details on my Part 2 post. Since I’m all about the free party printables, I designed a version just for you!!

Just score along the lines, fold and attach the caution sticker with double stick tape or print them out on sticker paper. Print and enjoy!

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You will get a pop-up window when you scroll over the links above. You may print from there or click the file name on the top left to open the pdf document. **If you are having problems getting these to fit on your page when you print, please try adjusting your page size in settings by 95-05%.

Now to my favorite part of the party… the cake!!

I am all about cupcakes lately and had the best time decorating these. I just LOVE the little scientist guy.

Cute Science Birthday Party Ideas!

Let’s get a closer look and you’ll see how I did it…

Cute Science Birthday Party Ideas! Scientist cupcake.

How to make a Wacky Science Cupcakes

Candy needed:

  • Tie- fruit roll-up
  • Nose and ears- jelly beans
  • Eyes- mini M&M’s
  • Mouth- fruit cereal


I mixed up some flesh-colored icing for the face. The hair was done by putting the icing in a sandwich baggie and cutting a v shape in a corner. You can then squeeze out the crazy hair! The glasses can be done the same but with a tiny cut in the corner of the bag. I used chocolate icing from a can for those.

Make sure after you place the head cupcake on top of the other cupcake you secure with toothpicks. I didn’t do this and my guy fell smack on the floor as I was carefully moving him to the fridge!! This was my second little mad scientist of the night.

Roll the sides of your cupcakes in sprinkles for a festive look. I found some eyeball gummy candy on sale from Halloween. Worked perfect for decoration.

Dessert Table Ideas

Cute Science Birthday Party Ideas! Cake ideas by

I didn’t have a large cupcake stand, so I rigged one by stacking a glass on top of my cake stand and adding a glass plate with another glass on top of that. It worked great!


Decorate a dessert table with creepy things. My boys LOVED it all!

Cute Science Birthday Party Ideas!

Fill vases with water and neon food coloring full of plastic snakes and lizards. For a great effect, add dry ice.

I happened to have a gadget that produces bubbles, one of my favorite Halloween purchases! Who knew it would come in handy now?

Cute Science Birthday Party Ideas!

See the finger in the test tube above? Yuck right??

Add oil and water with a drop of food coloring to plastic test tubes and you have a fun bubbly experiment for the kids to play with.

If you look closely you’ll see my son’s face on the M&M’s. These custom candies are the coolest! The kids thought it was great to eat my son’s head. ha!

I hope you enjoyed the details of the science party!

Visit this page for more party ideas… Science Party – Part 2

Cute Science Birthday Party Ideas!

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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. Great ideas! I’m in the process of planning a science experiment-themed party for my sons fifth birthday 🙂
    Where did you find the beakers?

  2. Hi there! this year we are doing a kids kamp at church that is science based. Chemical Reaction – Mixing Jesus into your life. 🙂 Anyways, I was wondering if I could get the badge looking thing on the lab coat where I’m able to add my own text for all our Professor’s. 🙂 It would be great to have it. I could not use the invitation because the birthday party saying but it is great.

  3. Carrie Peabody says:

    Thank you so much for these. You are right, I couldn't find anything anywhere for a science theme party! You saved the day!

  4. Bharati Sudhir says:

    Thank you so much for the free printable invitation… Just downloaded it for my daughters' 10th b'day…

  5. Ree Baldwin says:

    Thanks for the awesome free printables! Just sending out my son’s 6th bday invites!

  6. love love all your ideas thanks so much!!!

  7. Thank you for your printable! I just sent the invitations to my son’s friends and they LOVED it! Now I need to organise the party :-).
    Thanks again for the lovely ideas.

  8. Thanks for the printable invitation!

  9. I LOVE everything!! I’m tring to use the invitation, but it’s in a PDF file. How do I open it in microsoft so I can add the text and other information?

    • Geraldina says:

      Cara, Did you figure out how to add the text. I have the same issue. Thanks.

  10. Hi, I’ve had ideas from your party saved up for a few months now as part of my science party research…. Am nearing the homestretch and wanted to print your “open with caution stickers” but the link to it is no longer working. 🙁 Would you mind emailing me a file?

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. Thanks for the great ideas!! We are doing a Science party for my son’s 8th birthday – also a spend the night party. We’ll be doing science ALL night long!! I am planning an ice cream cake with a beaker filled with crinkled paper spilling out on the top of the cake. For anyone else interested…

  12. Hi,

    I was wondering what is the best paper to use with the invitation? They are great!


  13. Love, Love, Love the invitations! They’ll really ste the stage for my little guy’s party!

  14. Sherilyn says:

    what size cupcakes did you use??

  15. Great ideas. My daughter had a science party for her 7th and it was so much fun. We did science experiments ie mentos and coke, ooblic, blowing up a balloon with vinegar and baking soda and many more. We searched thirft stores for mens white button down shirts for lab coats. You do have to be a bit creative since there are little to no science theme party ideas at stores. Kids loved it and still talk about it. I’m sure we’ll be doing another on for my younger daughter too

  16. Wonderful inspiration for my son’s halloween/mad scientist birthday party! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  17. LOVE your creativity and your energy girl! You are my party heroine… and you are so generous. My kind of kid parties. You’re the best!

  18. Love, love, love these invites! This is perfect for my son’s 7th birthday party. Is there a way to print out the party details on the invite rather than handwriting it in? Also, what sticker template did you use to print out the caution stickers? Thanks so much!!!

  19. Thank you so much for making your fabulous invitation available to those of us who are less artictically talented! I’m just arranging my son’s mad science party, and was really struggling to find good invitations, but you’ve solved my problem in an instant. Hugely appreciated!

  20. Hi,

    I am planning my son’s bday and loved your ideas. I was looking at your Scientist Mom tag, is that available to print? I would love for my hubby and I to wear one. Also, where did you get the cards to glue the invitation page?

    Thank you again for sharing!

  21. I LOVE these ideas! I am planning my son’s 8th birthday party and am so excited that I found this party idea. I can’t get the stickers to open up. Could you email me the file? Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas.

  22. Barbara says:

    I’m hoping to have my grandson visit for his summer vacation including his 7th birthday and I’ve been planning to theme his visit around science since it is his favorite subject. If he’s here for his birthday, I’ll certainly use these wonderful ideas! Thanks!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the stickers and the mentos idea!!!

  24. I love this theme! My husband is a scientist and my daughter says she wants to be a little scientist. Thank you so much for sharing!

  25. Sierra Stewart says:

    This is great insight for our upcoming party. Any resources for goggles and lab coats?

  26. I bookmarked this a while ago knowing we would be doing a science party for my son’s 7th birthday. Thanks so much for the free invitation printable! I’ll be sure to link back to you and will update with how our party went.

    Thanks again!

  27. Anonymous says:

    WowW This is great. We are planning my son’s Silly Science Party this weekend for #7. Don’t think I’ll have time to incorporate all of your ideas but thank you for the inspiration.

  28. Amazing cupcakes… almost a shame they got eaten!

  29. stacy arthur says:



  30. So, so cute! LOVE the cupcakes!
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  31. Oh my gosh! Such creativity! Thank you SO much for sharing 🙂

  32. Great party!
    You are the ultimate mom!
    I bet your little one fell hard asleep that night.
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  33. where did you get the glasses or did you make them?

  34. This is awesome! Great ideas, beautifully executed. Love it!

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  35. You are brilliant! I want a “do-over” for raising my kids!!! How inspired and what a fabulous memory you’ve made for him! lucky boy!!!
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  36. Wow. Those cupcakes are the cutest. We’re hosting a Mad Scientist Halloween party and I just found your blog. You are amazing. Great ideas.

  37. Love, love, love your website and science party ideas!! thank you for sharing them. Like the lady above me in the comments section, I too am having trouble printing the invitations and open with caution documents. Could you email me a file? I am so excited to be plannin this awesome party idea for my son

  38. I love your ideas and since I am in the midst of planning my son’s will be “borrowing” some of your great ideas. I am trying to resize the invitation file you offered but can’t get it to print on 81/2 by 11 paper. Is there a trick or can you send me a file that i can resize. Thanks a bunch for all your hard work and motivation.

  39. Sheila Hittner says:

    I am having the party on Monday and wondered about the name tag you had on Mad Scientist Mom – do you have a download for that?

    I can’t wait, this is going to be so much fun!
    Sheila, MN

  40. Was just googling “mad scientist party decorations” to get ideas for my son’s party this weekend and found your site – you did an awesome job!

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  41. Where did you get the test tubes from? Thanks! Your ideas are absolutely FABULOUS!!!

  42. I really want to throw this mad scientist party for myself

  43. Love your party!
    I know my 6 year old nephew would love it too!

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  44. Oh Amy, I am just now discovering your party section. It’s a good thing I didn’t see this in January because I would have had to scrap Andrew’s Lego theme for this one.

    At least now I have next year’s plan ready!

  45. Love the invitations! Saved me lots of time – thanks so much

  46. I love the cupcakes!! I hope those little boys appreciated them as much as your blog readers do! 🙂

  47. I can’t get over how CREATIVE this is! The kids must’ve LOVED it!! Great idea!


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  48. Amy – I love it! I did a party for my 7-year-old daughter last fall. I really love the cupcakes! Mine were not so inspired. I see you have a test tube set from Steve Spangler Science. I used them for a lot the activities we did as well as party favors, etc. They have a lot of great info in their party section –

  49. These birthday party ideas belong in a magazine! You are so creative! I love everything!!! Wow!

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  50. That looks like so much fun. Maybe I can do that one in a couple years with my 4 yo. I’m thinking it wouldn’t go over real well with my son who’s having 10 boys spend the night next weekend for his 11th birthday! ha

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  51. What a GREAT Mom you are Amy!!! Everything looks FANTASTICALLY MAD!!!


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  52. This looks awesome! I can’t wait to here what you did during the party! I have some scientist nephews who would be in heaven at this party! And you make a cute mad scientist! 🙂

    I’m so glad you added this to the party!

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  53. Super cute!! I love that you got into it too!! Thanks for sharing

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  54. Is your house clean? Because if it is (and you do these awesome parties and have a design business and work on iHeartFaces) I’m just gonna have to hate you now. 😉

    You are just insanely creative! Now pass on some of that creativeness to me…

    (I now know why you were up so late that night!)

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  55. Simply darling! Kudos to you, Mommy!

  56. WOW – You are my new hero! First of all that is a lot of 6 year old boys to keep entertained. And secondly – you are sooo creative! I am completely impressed!

  57. Amy, do you mind if I mention your party on my blog?

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  58. The party looks awesome! I’m in the midst of planning a Mad Scientist party for my 9 year olds birthday next month. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to let me know about your great party!

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  59. That is so creative and fun!!! Thanks.

  60. Wow! That is so creative! All the little details are amazing. I love that you’re posting these! I’m working on a roundup of birthday party ideas and I’ll be linking to this.

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  61. Amy, you are incredible! You never cease to amaze me. What a great party. I can’t imagine the time you did for this! And look how cute you are, dressed as a mad-mom-scientist.

  62. That is the coolest party idea!

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  63. Thanks everyone for the awesome comments! I have to tell you I wasn’t going to even decorate a cake, but I got all caught up in being creative and couldn’t stop myself:-) Not much sleep the night before doing this!

  64. Amy, you’re so creative! What a fantastic party idea–thanks for sharing the photos and the downloads.

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  65. What a great time! Theme parties never get old well except the pirate ones maybe? I noted that you certainly dressed the part too which I’m sure was appreciated. Glasses from Lenscrafters? Thanks for sharing.


  66. OH, I ADORE fun birthday parties! I just did a Snow White party for my daughter. I LOVE this Mad Scientist party, too—when my 4mo old gets older, maybe… 😉

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  67. You are so creative! I just love these ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Fabulous! You are brilliant and thank you for sharing the printables too. So sweet of you to create such fun and magic for your child’s birthday. I need to plan ahead for my kids, and your tips will be super helpful. Thank you!

  69. Goodness, how totally fun- and fabulous decorations etc.
    Girl you should put together a book of party ideas for children. The ones I’ve seen here are better than any I’ve seen anywhere else! seriously!
    I’m saving this idea- I think it could be a fun party for empty nesters too- just to add a little fun to life.
    Happy Day

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  70. Oh, my gosh, another unbelievably creative party! I can’t believe this isn’t in a magazine or something, it’s so professional looking. You never cease to amaze me. Even the cupcakes are perfect!

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  71. Amy, I wish you had been around when my kids were little. This party would have gone over big with my little guy. When do you find the time to do all this and also work! Amazing. Glad it was a success!!

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