Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ghost-Bustin' Gift Idea

My DS has a birthday party tonight for a friend who's turning 13. That's a hard age plus he is an only child so, of course, has anything he could ever want. Luckily, we faced the same challenge last month so I was a little less daunted this time. And guess what TARGET had the answer. Where else? Keep in mind we do not have an Abercrombie store here and I was not about to drag 3 children through the mall on a Saturday aimlessly looking for a gift my DS might approve.
So we started back at the smart-aleck t-shirt section in menswear. Most are not appropriate for this age group but we found a vintage style one with the Ghost Busters symbol on it. Great thing his birthday is so close to Halloween so we were able to build a "ghost-bustin kit". It was hard to remember that this was a birthday gift and not Halloween so I had to watch it with the stamps.
This is the shirt that started it all. I just rolled up a leftover piece of only orange cs and put on the label "official ghost-bustin' uniform".
With a little help from my computer word processing and my neighbor/friend/upline's Halloween stamps the kit was together in a short amount of time.This is the 6-pack of Ghost Bombs. Tag states "eliminate ghosts remotely", "just place, wait, and detonate". My favorite is the Ghost Bait. These are ghost Dots. I made a box and lid out of 1 piece of cs and it fits 6 boxes perfectly!

This snack is ghost shaped marshmallows that I saw in the $1 bins upon entering the store. The last thing in the kit is the Ghost Poop. It states "collected 10-25-08" "to be used for identification" and "submit to lab for testing".
Oh, the can that holds it all is one that used to hold pretzels so I can feel good about recycling!
Hope this inspires you like others' have inspired me. Thanks for stopping!
Till next time, Tasha


Emily said...

SO CReative, I love it!!!

Heather said...

Awesome Tasha!

I linked your blog to mine in a post to send people to see your awesome Ghost Busting Kit!

Love, Love, Love the Present Theme ideas! So Lauren esque!