Invite your favorite inquiring minds to assess the evidence at this crime lab Halloween party for adults. It's full of cocktail concotions, mix-and-match appetizer formulas, and silly science experiments, perfect for letting you and your Halloween party guests play crime investigators for an evening.
Call friends to your party scene using this invitation with motifs that preview the night's investigative tasks. Print the design onto white cardstock; cut out. Attach silver chrome paper to the back of silver corrugated cardboard; trim. Set the flask design on corrugated cardboard; make a small slit at the tops of the pieces. Thread orange cord from back to front through both the slits and a washer; tie around a 2-inch strip of bendable wire.
Editor's Tip: One invitation version has editable text boxes to fill in party details using compatible software, or use only the flask outline and fill in handwritten details.
Aptly hued mixers and liquors entice guests to experiment with test tube shots at your party's bar. Print downloads onto white cardstock and adhere to the white side of chrome paper. Cut out labels. Punch a hole at the top of each label circle. Dab superglue onto a washer, align the holes in the washer and the circle label, and press washer in place; let dry.
Drill a hole in the center of a 3-inch wooden circle, paint the circle orange, and let dry. Center a washer over the hole and push a screw eye through. Tightly screw into the wide end of a cork. Thread a length of ball chain through the screw eye and label. Make as many as needed. Place wooden circle labels on top of drink containers.
Editor's Tip: If you find your container is too big for the 3-inch wooden circle to sit upon, cut a length of heavy bendable silver wire long enough to sit across the top of the container. Thread the wire through the screw eye.
Display the recipes for formulating cool-looking cocktails and yummy petri dish bites on a DIY memo board. To make the board, remove glass from a 12x18-inch frame. Spray-paint frame orange. Spray-paint a 6-inch easel silver; let dry. Spray both pieces with a second coat of paint; let dry. Carefully place a 12x18-inch sheet metal panel into the frame. Place board on easel.
Craft "agent" badges that identify your party scientists and their pretend job titles for the evening. Simply insert a digital photo of each guest into the badge design before printing. Print badge designs onto white cardstock and use spray adhesive to adhere to silver chrome paper. Cut out badges and link a fastener to washers. Adhere bottom third of washer onto each badge using superglue. Thread onto ball chain.
Editor's Tip: If you can't insert a digital photo into the download, adhere printed images to printed badges, then run through a copy machine.
Our downloadable design transforms a plain lab coat into stylish party-theme attire. Simply print logo onto ink-jet transfer paper and cut out. Following manufacturer's instructions, use a hot iron to transfer logo to lab coat pocket. Peel off iron-on backing.
Hungry or not, folks will flock to this cleverly arranged serving station just to experiment with the appetizer formulas. Our recipes include black-bean-topped crostini, filled phyllo cups, and other culinary combos that include shrimp, dates, and squash.
Send your crime-solving crew to the small-bites buffet where they can follow easy formulas to combine ingredients into innovatively yummy petri dish bites. To make the food ingredient tents, print label downloads onto white cardstock and cut apart in horizontal rows. Adhere orange cardstock to the white side of chrome paper.
Position rows of labels faceup on shiny side of chrome paper. Measure a 2-1/2-inch space above each row (this will become the back of the folded tent). Mark cutting lines around label borders; set labels aside. Cut along lines. Cut apart cardstock labels; using spray adhesive, attach to the unfolded chrome paper tents. Fold in half.
Add extra scientific decor to the Halloween scene with this DIY fingerprint pillow. To make, print the fingerprint download onto iron-on transfer paper. Cut two 9x16-inch rectangles from white cotton canvas. Following manufacturer's instructions, iron the fingerprint panel onto one rectangle; use the second rectangle for the pillow back. With right sides together, sew canvas panels together, leaving an opening for turning. Turn pillow cover right side out, stuff with fiberfill, and whipstitch the opening closed.
Have your laboratory scientists exercise their critical-thinking talents by following fun formulas for hands-on science projects. To make the experiment instructions cards, print off the formula downloads on white cardstock and cut into 4-1/2x7-inch rectangles. Cut chrome paper into 5-1/4x7-3/4-inch rectangles. Center the cardstock rectangles on the chrome-paper rectangles and adhere using spray adhesive. Insert cards in chrome-color photo stands.
At the end of the party, acknowledge your guests' best scientific efforts with take-home candy-filled beakers that mesh with the evening's scientific theme. To make these bubbly identifying labels, print the downloads onto white cardstock and adhere to the white side of chrome paper. Cut out labels. Punch a hole at the top of each circle label. Dab superglue onto a washer, align the holes in the washer and the label, and press washer in place; let dry. Add a looped fastener through the holes.
Drill a hole in the center of a 3-inch wooden circle, paint the circle orange, and let dry. Center a washer over the hole and push a screw eye through. Tightly screw on the wide end of a cork. Thread a length of ball chain through the screw eye and label. Make as many as needed. Top beakers with circle labels.