The candy buffet I made for a recent Spooky Lab Halloween Party was a big hit with all of our young guests. They loved filling Halloween Lab Party Favor Bags with goodies that matched the theme’s colors – green, blue and yellow. We had sour ropes, Mike & Ikes, and even rock candy - the variety of desserts managed to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
I especially liked the Halloween Lab Theme Candy Bar Wrapper we put on each milk chocolate bar. We left a little message for our friends and family, and the favor even matched the Halloween Lab Invitation we sent out a few weeks before.
Try a few of my candy buffet ideas below at your next party, and don’t forget to take a look at our other Mad Scientist Laboratory Halloween Ideas for more inspiration, too:
- I filled beaker shaped jars and vases with a variety of candies. Not only did the containers match our lab theme, but they held just the right amount. Small tongs made it easy for guests to pop a few pieces into their Halloween Lab Party Favor Bags.
- Make labels for each candy based on the Periodic Table of Elements. Blue rock candy can be labeled “Rc²” or sour ropes can be “Sr³”.
- Don’t forget that the spooky lab at your Halloween party belongs to a mad scientist! Brain and eyeball gummies along with other gross candies are a must.
- Try to borrow or purchase candy containers that fit the science lab theme. Test tubes filled with Skittles, a graduated cylinder packed with pixie sticks, or flasks filled to the top with gum balls will make your buffet stand out.
- Remember, your buffet shouldn’t just be about the candy. Don't forget to decorate! To create an exciting bubbly decoration, fill scientific glassware with colored water and throw in a few chunks of dry ice. Watch as fog rolls out of the jars, around beakers of candy, and across your buffet!
Enjoy designing your Halloween Lab Theme Candy Buffet, and check out more detailed posts on my spooky lab party table below:
- Mad Scientist Lab Theme Halloween Party Ideas
- Spooky Laboratory Halloween Decorations and Free PDF Download
- Halloween Lab Invitation