Science Halloween Party – Tips and How-Tos
How to make your Halloween party unforgettable
Halloween is coming right up, and it’s about time to think about how to celebrate the spookiest night of the year! Vampires, zombies, and witches are the ultimate classics, but after so many years this old horror movie vibe might feel a bit tired… And tired is anything but fun. How about a fantabulous science party where you can both have fun and learn something new? Our team has a few ideas you can use to spice up your Halloween party with a pinch of chemistry!
For a sciency Halloween, choose the signature look of a famous scientist, or perhaps something original like a Nobel Prize or an atom. The best science costumes are the ones actually MADE with science – and we’ve got a winning formula for you! Make any print you like using chemistry!
MEL Chemistry’s “Cyanotype” kit will help you do this at home. No need to worry about where to get potassium hexacyanoferrate(III) or iron(III) ammonium sulfate – everything’s included in the science kit and tested for safety.
Serve some snacks…
How about making bizarre snacks and drinks to astonish your guests? Let’s go with a completely healthy and safe way to give food an unnatural hue without changing its taste. Even better, it’s all-natural – it can be found in red basil. Here is a way to make eggs with it; an omelet with these spooky green and purple shades will be perfect for your Halloween spread!
It can be used anywhere – the only limit is your imagination – but here are some hints on how to make rock candy or a sugar shake. This isn’t the only way to alter your food’s appearance. Few think of a fruity taste when eating caviar, and even fewer expect spooky slime to actually taste good.
How about some sweet noodles? These look like they’ve been boiled in a pot of blood and have a nice fruity taste. And if you love gummies, you’ll certainly appreciate soda spaghetti!
Decorate your place…
Snacks and drinks are great and all, but Halloween without decorations is too much like an ordinary party. But there’s no need to buy a bunch of stuff you’ll only use once a year – you can craft plenty of impressive adornments yourself using chemistry and physics. And you can always invite your guests to drop by early and lend you a hand – it’s tons of fun! Pumpkins are the centerpieces of Halloween and the whole of October, and we know several ways to portray good old Jack-O-Lanterns in a new light. Even green – if you dare.
Muted, cozy lighting is a must-have as well. Of course, you can just switch on a dim bulb, but there are much more alluring options. Fill your place with a spooky ghostly glow! All you’ll need for that is included in the “Chemistry and light” set.
A simple lava lamp with sparkling water and raisins or the colorful fructose kaleidoscope from the MEL Physics “Polarized light” set should also do the trick! Sure enough, creativity is the best tool in your arsenal; all you’ll need is suitable supplies. Believe it or not, the best option here is the material we use to fix broken limbs – plaster of Paris. Just combine it with gauze and construct almost any figure you want – ghosts are our favorite!
Plaster crafts are easy to make with the “Chemistry of materials” set! We opted for penguins, but the sky’s the limit! Play and learn science at the same time! Oh, and don’t forget to adapt your decorations to fit a single style! Here’s a hint on how to give your plastic items a nice pumpkin-ish tan!
And throw your party!
Now, when everything else is ready or in progress, the last and most important element is in the forefront – activities for the guests! You want them to be both spooky and scientific, and also fun for both adults and kids. We’ve got you covered! The MEL Chemistry course will allow you to summon otherworldly beings without any need for horrid rituals. The “Egyptian night" “[Chemistry of monsters]"(https://melscience.com/US-en/chemistry-sets/chemistry-of-monsters-v3/) and “Chemistry & light” sets will get you ready and able to withstand the spookiest night of the year!
Don’t worry, these monsters won’t bite. MEL Chemistry sets are thoroughly tested and certified for safety. Now it’s time for some creative fun. The “Chemistry of spies” set will allow your guests to leave secret messages for one another – who knows, maybe you’ll help someone make friends this way!
Don’t let anyone leave your party without a memorable gift! Making spooky Halloween keychains is easy with the “Etching and Plating” set. You can make any Halloween shape you like – ghosts, bugs, and bats will remind your friends of the spookalicious night you spent together for years to come!
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Is it possible to turn a predictable party into an avenue to learn something new? Sure thing! Prep your Halloween celebration in advance using our tips and kits, and throw the best party in the neighborhood!