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A Ghostbusters Birthday Party

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When it’s boy birthday party planning time in the neighborhood, “who you gonna call?” We’d suggest Adriana of Quaintly Garcia. The Ghostbusters birthday party she threw for her son’s 5th birthday is oozing with creative ideas! Don’t miss a single paranormal detail – slime-based activitie, party favors, ghostly treats, and party decorations inspired by the movie.

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This Ghostbusters birthday party dessert table includes fantastic details like slime!

When you have a son obsessed with Ghostbusters, it comes as no surprise when he requests a Ghostbusters birthday party.  Such was the case with Adriana and her son, JD.  Anyone who grew up during the 80s will remember the paranormal activity, scary ghosts, and ectoplasm from this classic movie. Adriana incorporated a lot of the fun elements from the movie into her party designs. One of her son’s favorite scenes from the movie is set in a library, so she used her connection with a local school to secure the party location. How great is that? Staying true to her son’s favorite quotes and scenes in the movie was important to Adriana.

This incredible Ghostbusters birthday party took decor to the next level - it was held in a library, and incorporated familiar characters from the classic movie!

A Ghostbusters birthday party requires ghosts.  You can’t get much better than being welcomed by the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man holding a birthday banner!

This boy's Ghostbuster Birthday Dessert Table incorporated the library theme from the decor into the tasty treats.

I love how Adriana staged her desserts on a wooden library table.  Stacks of books and a card catalog served as perfect accent pieces. Not only are they in keeping with the library theme, but they also add height and dimension to the table.  Colorful agate balloons from Jeckaroonie Balloons added a great pop of color.  Framed quotes from the movie provided awesome details that all true Ghostbuster fans will appreciate!  Notice the classic Ghostbuster posters hanging on the walls from Think Geek?  Way cool!

Cute signs and Ghostbusters Funko Pops were amazing details on this dessert table - talk about decor inspiration!

These Ghostbusters cookies kept the party food on theme - these sugar cookies are perfectly iced.

This incredible Ghostbusters birthday cake includes references to the movie's major moments.

Adriana chose perfect treats to coordinate with the theme. Twinkies were lined up on a white platter, surrounded by Ghostbusters figurines.  Beautifully detailed Ghostbuster logo and Slimer cookies, by Sunflower Baking, added a special touch to the dessert spread. Ghost-shaped Peeps hovered on paper straws – they look awesome against the slime green platter and peeking out of green gumballs. Veronica, of VLuna’s Cakes, created an extraordinary two-tiered cake with the characters and a city scene.  Green slime oozing down the card catalog was a fun, creepy touch!

Anyone would be jealous of this boy's Ghostbusters birthday party, featuring an indoor s'mores station!

In addition to the dessert table, Adriana set up an indoor S’mores roasting station. I wonder how Mr. Stay Puft Man liked that?!

These table settings incorporate fantastic detail from the Ghostbusters movie at this amazing birthday party.

The seating area held striking table centerpieces made from a combination of floating balloons, #5 (for the birthday age), Ghostbusters character toys and fun, themed accents.  Place settings had layered green and black plates, striped paper straws and custom labeled gable boxes. The yellow and black caution tape is a great touch.

Green ectoplasm (or slime) makes for a great party favor at a Ghostbusters party.

A Ghostbusters birthday party would be incomplete without party games! Party-goers got to bust ghosts of their own.

A fun Ghostbusters birthday party game is hunting glow-in-the-dark ghosts!

No Ghostbusters party would be complete without lots of Ectoplasm (slime) so the kids had fun learning how to make and bottle up their own. Another activity was a ghost hunt, because those kids “aint afraid of no ghosts!” Birthday boy was dressed for the part; his costume is perfect! Grandpa built the awesome proton pack and gun for him. Bashing a piñata was a satisfying follow-up to the ghost hunt!

This was one awesome Ghostbusters birthday party!  To see more of Adriana’s work, visit her on Facebook.


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.