Brody turned four in November and we sure did celebrate. My husband is beyond obsessed with Ghostbusters. It started young for him and continued on through adulthood. In fact, for our wedding I had a proton pack groom's cake made for him. I joke that his reaction to the cake reveal was full of way more excitement than our first look but it is so true. Our kid's have obviously been introduced to Ghostbusters and in the last year Brody's obsession with it grew and grew. I always let my kids pick their party theme and Ghostbuster/fireman theme it was.
I found the perfect venue when my friend mentioned there is an old firehouse turned community center in our area. Sure enough, it was perfect. If you haven't seen the original Ghostbuster movie, their headquarters are located in an old firehouse so it made perfect sense.
The decor- Kyle insisted that each child would have their own proton pack so I put him on that task. He hit it out of the park by hand crafting each one out of shirt boxes, card stock, paint and glue. They took a lot of time but they were a big hit. I decided to use them as a design focal point too and I love how it came together. I also picked up a lot of decor on November 1st when the Halloween stuff went on sale. I scored and awesome ghost light up sign at Target for $10 and Dove chocolate candy with ghosts on the wrappers. I went simple with the cake and cupcakes and ordered them at Publix. Everything else, including the vintage fire truck was supplied by the community center, conveniently enough!
The activities- We supplied green slime (play-doh) for the kids to play with and that was actually a lot more popular than I thought. We also had a marshmallow man creation station (spoiler alert: the kids just ate everything instead). The kids had the most fun climbing on the vintage fore truck. We also provided green silly string with triggers on them (from Dollar Tree) and the kids had a blast having a silly string war.
The kids had a great time and Brody was so excited to have a Ghostbuster/fireman birthday like he wanted.