Table with optional covering
Colored coffee stirring sticks
Test tubes and holder
Toy bugs, reptiles, and such
Bottle labels (optional)
You won’t be the first person to ever set up a creepy-looking bar for a Halloween party. But this year, go all-out, and really set up a spooky place where your guests can make drinks. A mad scientist bar for Halloween is a must if you want to creep out your party friends. Some unique things on a table will look so real that you’ll probably get scared yourself!
A metal table instead of a wood table can lend to the effect of the mad scientist lab. Cover it with a large gauze piece (found at a craft store or Halloween specialty place). If you want, splash some red food coloring on it to give it a bloody appearance, here and there.
Setting up some shelves to place drinks and glasses on can create the look of a real lab rather than just a table. One type of shelf that works especially well is the type that goes behind the faucets of a sink. But you can also build shelves by stacking wooden planks and bricks, wood blocks, or other “spacers”.
You can’t have a mad scientist lab without beakers and other glass jars. Look online to buy beakers and use some glasses or jars from your house. Set up the drink glasses on one shelf and the beakers on another. The beakers will look even more realistic if you purchase colored coffee stirring sticks and put one in each beaker. Fill beakers with varying amounts of water and color them green, yellow, red, or other shades, with food coloring. Drop in anything from fake reptiles to pieces of bread crust to make each beaker unique and creepy.
Make ice cubes with toy flies or worms inside. Use a small, LED light to give a bowl an eerie glow; put the ice cubes in the bowl. Fill glass jars with toy frogs, centipedes, and other icky things. Set up a test tube holder – with the test tubes. Give guests shots by pouring the liquor in the test tubes. Shots can also be given by plastic syringes.
Instead of having guests pour their drinks from regular liquor or soda bottles, put the drinks in squeeze bottles, glass jars, and such. Or, make creepy labels and put them on the liquor bottles. For sodas and other mixers, put them in the squirt bottles, or in glass jars with eerie labels.
You’ll find plenty of quick and easy recipes online so that you can serve Halloween-theme finger foods and delicious drinks. The mad scientist bar is a great way to entertain your guests so make it as realistic as possible. Dry ice creates a mist around it, dim lighting makes it look even more sinister, and realistic labels create a genuine, mad scientist look across the entire table.