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As a child of the 80’s, watching the Ghostbusters movies are a must do on our Halloween list every year. I’ve thought about doing a Ghostbusters party for a few years now, and with the recent release of the new Ghostbusters movie, I knew that this year was the year!
I’m so excited to share our Ghostbusters party with you! From everything in green, black, and white to a dripping slime tablecloth to ectoplasm party favors, Ghostbusters fans of all ages will love this fun party.
This is a great Halloween party theme, but would also be a lot of fun for a birthday party too, perfect for the ultimate Ghostbusters fan. Today I’ll show you how I put this party together and how to make the coolest ectoplasm!
Ghostbusters Party Decorations
To decorate the party table, I started with some plain black fabric and used that as a tablecloth. I also bought a bright green fabric tablecloth, and drew dripping slime onto one of the long edges. I used scissors to cut out the drips, then placed it over the black for instant dripping slime tablecloth!
I knew that I wanted to include the iconic Ghostbusters logo into the party, so I had a poster made with the logo, then mounted it on black foam board and placed it in the middle of the table. Bright green, black, and white balloon bunches to match the party were placed on each side of the sign, low and close to the table.
It just wouldn’t be a Ghostbusters party without a proton pack, so I bought one for all the Ghostbusters just in case we had any unwanted ghostly guests we needed to get rid of.
Two of our favorite ghosts were there too, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Rowan, keeping guard over the sweet treats. Both ghosts light up if you push on their red ties, so you know that the kids just couldn’t resist touching!
Ghostbusters Party Food
For a sweet treat, I filled small plastic containers with lids with lime Jell-O, then added the Ghostbusters logo that I printed onto the tops of each container. White cake stands held all of the treats.
Bright green frosted chocolate cupcakes that I ordered from Walmart, where I did the shopping for this party, were given a ghostly makeover.
I used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut ghosts in a few different sizes out of white card stock. Then I stuck them into the frosting so they look like they were flying out.
I love how simple these were to make and how cute they look on the Ghostbusters party table!
Of course we drank bright green apple juice in green cups from a big drink dispenser with the Ghostbusters logo on it. Would you expect anything else? 😉
Three glass jars were filled with spooky sweets that matched the party colors- black and white gumballs, green apple jelly beans, and white chocolate balls.
Ghostbusters Ectoplasm Party Favors
Gooey green ectoplasm is present in every Ghostbusters movie, so I knew I had to make some and give it to party guests. If you’ve never made slime before, it’s very easy and actually quite fun to make, especially when its bright green!
Ecoplasm Slime Recipe:
- 1 Tbsp. borax
- 1 8 oz. container white glue
- green food coloring
Step 1. Add 1 Tbsp. borax to 1 cup of water. Stir until thoroughly combined, then set aside.
Step 2. Pour all the glue from a white glue bottle into a cup or bowl. Fill the empty glue container with water, then add to the glue. Add the green food coloring (I used 14 drops of a neon green color), then stir until combined.
Step 3. Add 1 Tbsp. of the borax and water mixture to the glue mixture, then stir. Keep stirring until the mixture starts getting thick and turning into slime. You can add a small amount more of the borax mixture if there’s still liquid left, then keep stirring.
I found it was easiest to just get in there and use my hands to mix it up, which is a little messy but a lot more fun!
I placed the finished slime in a plastic container with a lid, then added the Ghostbusters logo to the top of each container. They make the best favors for a Ghostbusters party!
This slime is so much fun to play with. I love that it’s made from things I already had at home, too!
While I was at Walmart shopping for the party, I noticed signs for the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS. Two of my kids had been begging my husband and I to get phones for them, so I found out more about the program and was sold almost instantly!
With the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS program, you get unlimited talk, text, and data and 10GB of 4G LTE. I love that I don’t have to worry about data overages or extra fees because we’re getting so much data for such a great price. It also includes a free movie on VUDU every month for each line (which has a $7 value, the same as a new release rental), which means more family movie nights for us!
We love streaming movies from our devices onto our tv so the whole family can watch (there are lots of ways to do this through Chromecast, SmartTV, etc), and this is a great way for us to have an inexpensive family movie night.
All of this for only $49.88 per month, which is such a great deal! I love that there are no contracts to get locked into, and that you billed each month. You can even pay your bill at Walmart if you’d like, which is really convenient for me. Since Family Mobile bills you later, you only have to pay $19.88 when you sign up.
All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/5jo2h or your local Walmart for current pricing.
I bought my son a Samsung Galaxy On5 at Walmart for only $119.00, then bought the Nano Starter Kit to get the phone ready and activated. I really couldn’t believe that his brand new phone was so inexpensive, and that it just cost the price for the phone and only $19.88 for the starter kit (on rollback from $25).
My husband and I were both so excited about the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS program that we went back to Walmart an hour after activating my son’s phone and had another phone activated for my daughter too. I’m so impressed with the money that we’re saving over adding them to our current phone plan.
All customers who activate new lines on any rate plan from 10/1-10/31 will receive a code that provides a free download of the Ghostbuster Virtual Reality Experience, which lets you see what it’s like firing a proton pack and looking at ghosts straight in the eye. Very cool! All customers who activate new lines on any rate plan from 10/1-10/31 will receive a code providing a free download of the Ghostbuster VR Experience. Here’s how it works:
1. Do the demo at Walmart Store and purchase the Walmart Family Mobile product, which will include a code
2. Visit GhostbustersVR.com
3. Register and redeem code
4. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play and access the content to start having fun!
You can visit the Walmart Family Mobile Hub page to learn more about in-store events where you can activate a new line, get brochures with plan details, and learn more about the VR experience.
If you are a Ghostbusters lover and haven’t seen the new Ghostbusters movie, now is the perfect time! The Ghostbusters Extended Edition on Blu-ray has over 15 more minutes not seen in theaters, plus over 3 hours of hilarious extras. I laughed so hard during the movie! You can watch the trailer too if you haven’t seen it yet. The Ghostbusters Movie is available in stores on Blu Ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD, so don’t miss out on this fun movie.
Thanks for letting me share our Ghostbusters party with you! I’m really happy with all the little details and I hope that you love it as much as I do!