Ghostbuster Party Ideas

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You can throw a theme party worthy of the classic 1980s "Ghostbusters" films, which starred Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray and Harald Ramis as the ghost-catching parapsychologists. Incorporate the theme into party decorations, food, games and music to create a spook-tacular event friends and family will talk about for weeks to come.

Decorations

  • Print out stills from the Ghostbusters films to use as decorations. Individual cast photos are also options. Use film posters, such as the classic red-and-white Ghostbusters logo, as additional wall decor. Any Ghostbusters toys you own or can borrow from friends can also be used, such as replicas of Marshmallow Man, Slimer and the Ghostbusters themselves. Toy Ghostbusters equipment is another display option. Keep the red-and-white color scheme going with red and white balloons, crepe paper, and confetti. Your own artistic renditions of the Ghostbusters logo or characters from the film also can be used as decorations.

Food

  • Use the Ghostbusters logo as a model for a cake; simply use a round cake with red and white frosting to create the Ghostbusters logo. Have a baker friend help you with the design if needed. Other food ideas include Slimer-green and red and white cupcakes, green jello, and sugar cookies shaped like Slimer, Marshmallow Man and the Ghostbusters logo. Serve pizza as another red-and-white food option, and tint clear sodas with red food coloring or even use strawberry soda.

Music

  • Ray Parker's classic "Ghostbusters" theme song is a perfect choice for a Ghostbusters theme party, as is the rest of the music used in the films. Use instrumental songs from the film, such as "Cleanin' Up the Town" and "Dana's Theme" as well as other film tunes, such as "Magic" by Mick Smiley. Play the Ray Parker video as well.

Games and Activities

  • Games for a Ghostbusters theme party can include the 3D Milton Bradley board game as well as the "Ghostbusters" video game, which is available in numerous platforms depending on your game system. Create your own game by writing out Ghostbusters trivia questions, or play Ghostbusters-themed charades. Kids attending the party can have fun creating their own Marshmallow Man using toothpicks and marshmallows. Card stock, markers and construction paper work as take-home Ghostbusters logo sign crafts.

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