Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ghostbuster's Birthday Party

Our son's 10th birthday was February 25th and since we had moved into a new house with room for a party we threw him a party. His chosen theme - Ghostbuster's!!
In February............................ghosts......and Ghostbuster's??
Yes, he LOVES the movies. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find anything Ghostbuster's RELATED, NOW?? It's really, really hard...
So, as any good mom would do I started searching Pinterest and the web for ideas and bless your hearts and souls - you clever people out there - there actually WAS Ghostbuster's stuff out there, well...ideas anyway.
Here's what we did - I'll add the links to other posts later and try to even show you how we did the stuff we did. If you have any questions because you happen to have a Ghostbusting child at home who wants their own GB party, leave me a message and I'll try to steer you in the right direction.
*NOTE: Links for ideas are posted at the end of this blog post.*

First, the invitations - (please note, I've removed our address/phone info)

We made a puzzle out of it and then used green marker to slime up the envelopes.

With the help of Ebay and Amazon I found some stuff that we could use -

Doesn't he look thrilled posing for pictures!

Now for party set up, foods and favor's -

Cake, fondant Marshmallow Man and Slimer, ghost and slimer cookies.

Thanks to a wonderful friend we had fondant Slimey and Marshmallow Man to sit with the cake and cookies!

Making Ghostbuster decorations from what's around - Printed Slimer on a regular HB sign.

Green slimed walls and a ghost peeking over another HB banner....

A few ghosts hanging around and another Slimey breaking through the wall......

Color changing ghost lights found at Oriental Trading online...

Ghost Egg Salad Sandwiches above...
Ham, egg and cheese appetizers....

Meatball and string cheese stuffed biscuits....

Hot dogs-(one of Slimey's favorite things to eat!)in-a-blanket and pizza bites...

Take home stuff!!

Marshmallow man means S'mores for home...

And....hot chocolate with ghost marshmallows....

Red or green jello (Slime) packs and ghosts hard candy...

Ghost foam flyer...

At the top of the picture below you can see our homemade marshmallow shooters made from cut cups, cut balloons and small marshmallows for shooting at the target in another picture below.

Two Ghostbuster's board games that I made up!!

All of the paper games were placed in red folders with page protectors for using over and over again, along with two dry erase markers per child.
They also got bingo chips for playing the Ludo game and ghost player pieces for the two Ghostbuster's games I made up.
Oh and I almost forgot -
These cool Ghostbuster Cubies - portable containment units...

I had a ton more that we could have done but this was more than enough for not having much to work with. Next time we do a Ghostbuster's party (Halloween maybe?) there will be plenty more. 
As I said, I'll add links for where a good many of these ideas came from but I wanted to get this post up in case someone needed ideas now. 
A lot of these ideas came from Pinterest and I'll be posting the link to this post on my board as well. You can check out some of the stuff we didn't get too on my boards here -


Invitation - I found the idea for the invitation on this blog One Creative Housewife/Ghostbusters-party-invitation 
Portable Containment Units - Blog where the idea came from Sweeten Your Day Events/ghost-buster-birthday-party.html and then the site where you can print the free Ghostbuster cubies Cyberdrone
Marshmallow Shooters - Blog and tutorial on how to make them on Come Together Kids/mini-marshmallow or pom-pom shooters


  1. What size paper did you use to make the Ghost trap?

    1. Started out with an 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock. Paper doesn't work as well as cardstock does. They make great favor boxes.

  2. was there a templet you used for the ghost traps??