During the book launching party for Jacqueline Jaeger Houtman children's book, "The Reinvention of Edison Thomas," Houtman provided guests with cupcakes in the form of a periodic table. But she took the nerdiness a few steps further than simply labeling cupcakes with elements. The sweets were flavored according to their chemical group; noble gases were lemon, lanthanides were chocolate mint, halogens were chocolate peanut butter, etc.
Houtman also made sure guests earned those extra calories, and required them to learn a little something about their element before chowing down. For more information on Houtman's book, visit her website.