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My daughter loves reading the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine. She had requested a "Goosebumps" theme Sleepover Birthday Party.
This theme proved to be a bit difficult as there is next to no merchandise to be found in this theme for birthday parties. So I had to get my creative cap on and this is what I came up with.
Invitations:
I came across the perfect Goosebumps book titled "The Birthday Party of No Return" (which immediately became the name of her party). I purchased this book and tied her invitation to the book and this is what was mailed to her guests as the invitation.
Decorations:
As for the decorations, I pulled out my Halloween decor and I printed out a bunch of pictures of different "Goosebumps" books and put them in clear picture frames and set them around the house.
Plates, Cups & Napkins:
In keeping in the theme of the Goosbumps colors, I purchased solid colored plates, cups and napkins in the Lime Green & Purple.
Food:
We served the basic "cook out" food. Hamburgers & Hot Dogs but I also came across a Goosebump book titled "Say Cheese & Die" which featured two skeletons grilling hamburgers and hot dogs on the front of the book. So I printed this out and put this in a frame and displayed it on the food table.
Cake:
I had Publix make her cake and cupcakes and requested that they of course be in Lime Green & Purple. I made the cupcake sticks to customize the cake and cupcakes to fit into the theme.
Candy Bar:
Candy Bar items included Vampire Teeth Candy, Slime Gum Balls, Gummy Worms, Eye Ball Gum Balls, Skull Suckers, Lime Green, Purple & Yellow Candy Necklaces (which I found under the Mari Gras selection, but the colors were perfect our party as well) all was ordered from Oriental Trading.
Activities:
Included a waterslide, which we named "the waterslide of doom" and the girls watched a series of Goosebumps movies and ate popcorn that evening.
Thank-You Cards:
The next morning, I took a picture of the girls and had a border and slime inserted and this is what I mailed out as thank you cards.

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3 comments

  • Athena P

    Athena P wrote:

    Omg!what luck that i found this post. My daughter is currently obsessed with the Goosebumps books and had also asked to have a sleep over for her 10th birthday in 3 weeks time. It was only a few days ago we decided we would do a spooky goosebump themed camp out in the backyard and now ive found this post!crazy ;) Thank you so much for all your great ideas!

  • Mandy C

    Mandy C wrote:

    Hi Athena, I hope that some of these ideas you will find useful for your daughter's party! I tried to keep my party recap short but well...you see that didn't happen. :) I wanted to make sure I listed on the details of the party. Let me know if you have any questions on anything maybe I left out. Hope your daughter has a Happy Happy Birthday!

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    Paige H wrote:

    Love this! My son wants a Goosebumps Sleep Over for his 8th birthday next month. Thank you for all the great ides. My only question is how you made the cupcake toppers with the Goosebumps font? Would you be willing to sell your file?

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