Simple Ghostbusters Inspired Movie Night
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Movie nights are a tradition in our household, and nothing is more fun than themed movie nights! With our tight budget and schedule, keeping it simple is definitely a top priority when selecting our treats and activities. In celebration of the NEW Ghostbusters on BluRay ( check out the trailer here! ), our most recent Friday night was spent creating delicious, yet super simple Ghostbusters inspired treats and even a craft of sorts.
The night was a definite success, and took less than an hour for all of our prep, not to mention we spent very little out of pocket to make it happen. For our snacks, we decided to go with a “Slimer Popcorn”, Classic Popcorn with green sprinkles and to wash it down, a homemade Ecto Cooler! To make things extra interesting ( and a little messier! ), we also whipped up a batch of green slime! The kids had a blast creating their treats and slime, but had an even better time kicking back and watching the NEW 2016 Ghostbusters movie ( which they loved! )available on BluRay, DVD and 4KUltra HD.
Here are the simple steps we took to create an absolutely fabulous, family movie night that will not soon be forgotten!
When thinking about snacks for our movie night, I instantly thought popcorn, because who doesn’t like popcorn on movie night? But to jazz it up and give it that Ghostbusters feel, I decided to created a “Slimer Popcorn”. I tossed around a few ideas on how to create this, even looked up a few recipes, but most seemed a little more complex/complicated that I would have liked, so I decided to take the simple route and come up with my own little twist on a marshmallow popcorn.
What you need: Popcorn, Marshmallow Cream ( I used one container per bag, but its really about preference ) and Green Food coloring.
1. Pop your popcorn using your preferred popcorn and method.
2. Put your popcorn in an appropriate sized bowl/container.
3. Empty your marshmallow cream into a microwave safe bowl/container.
4. Warm up your marshmallow cream. Microwaves vary, but ours seemed to be a nice slightly liquid consistency at around 45 second.
5. Stir in your food coloring. The amount is up to you depending on the shade of slime green you are going for.
6. Pour your marshmallow cream over the top of your popcorn and mix it around, covering your popcorn. I mixed gently as to not crush the popcorn.
7. Let the mixture cool. It’s an absolute mess to try and serve or eat while in the gooey state. Once it cools, it is a whole lot easier to serve/eat.
Next, we created our own version of an Ecto Cooler. This was also a very simple, inexpensive treat and I definitely suggest giving it a try!
What you need:
¾ cup tangerine juice
¾ cup orange juice
1 scant tablespoon powdered lemonade mix
2 packets of orange-drink mix
10 to 14 cups water
1½ cups sugar
Green food coloring
1. Pour tangerine juice and orange juice into a 1 gallon container. Add lemonade mix and the orange drink mix. Stir until completely dissolved.
2. Pour in water. Add sugar. Stir until completely dissolved.
3. Add 4 to 5 drops of green food coloring, or more depending on the shade of green you are going for!
4. Pour into clear glasses for the full Ghostbusters effect!
These are super tasty drinks, and there are even cocktail recipes available online for a more adult spin!
Last, but certainly not least—especially in the kids minds, we made slime. We chose to make ours a bit thicker, because, while I am a “cool” mom ( in my mind! ) who does things like make slime with her children, I was a little terrified of having anything too slimy near my furniture ( hey, even cool mom’s have their limits! ). Here is the recipe that we used to create our slime–note, when adding the food coloring, you CAN create solid colors, my kids were extremely pleased with the green tie dye effect, and we chose to leave it that way, and I have to admit, it does look pretty darn cool!
What You Need:
White School Glue
In a bowl mix 1/2 cup (4 oz) glue and 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring–we used green.
In your other bowl, mix 1 teaspoon borax with 1 cup water until the borax is completely dissolved.
Add the glue mixture to the borax solution, stirring slowly.
The slime will begin to form almost immediately; stir, knead with your hands.
This slime was a ton of fun, but a little messy. It will also stick to fabric, so please keep that in mind with this project. My kids thoroughly enjoyed playing with their slime, stretching it out and even making the occasional not so polite noises that kids seem to enjoy so very much. All in all, this was a fun project, despite the mess and rude noises, and I think we will definitely be making it again in the future.
Using my new Samsung Galaxy On5 ( $119.00 @ Walmart ) I have been able to keep up with not only the new movies available this fall–Like the New Ghostbusters, but I have been able to search and organize all of ideas for our movie nights, making it even simpler for me to put together these fun activities for our family. So if you’re like me, and want to keep it simple, head over to your local Walmart and check out the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan! You’ll get unlimited Talk, Text, Data; 10GB 4G LTE plus a free movie (rental, new release = $7 value which seriously is taking our movie nights to a whole other level! ) on VUDU every month, per line for $49.88. I just love being able to check out the new releases via VUDU on my new Samsung Galaxy On5, which I purchased along with a starter kit for only $19.88, which is currently on Rollback from $25. Since Family Mobile bills you later, you only have to pay $19.88 when you sign up. Please Note: If purchasing the Samsung Galaxy On5, you must purchase the “Nano Starter Kit, but view my free rental in our family room, on our tv via Chromecast.
The NEW Ghostbusters is available 10/11 on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD. The extended edition of Ghostbusters on Blu-ray has over 15 more minutes not seen in theaters plus over 3 hours of hilarious extras. Our family loves it, and I bet yours will too!
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. Too cool, right? And guess what? Walmart Family Mobile is hosting in-store events where you can activate a new line and experience the free Ghostbusters Virtual Reality Experience! At events find a brochure with details on plan and VR experience + a plastic 3D hologram.
Get the free Ghostbusters game! All you need to do is:
Purchase a plan at Walmart Family Mobile and get a code.
Register and redeem code.
Download app from Apple Store or Google Play.
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