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February 2017

Disney Tsum Tsum Display Case & Organizer

My youngest son is obsessed with collecting Disney Tsum Tsum toys.  He has managed to collect a lot over the years and am thankful for birthday gifts, holiday gifts and etc.  We also took advantage of getting a lot of these on sale online and at the outlet for a huger discount.  Often, some of the characters will go on sale if they have and overstock.  If any of you are collectors, then I would go online as I see them dropping prices often and their inventory is way better than the retail stores.

When he first started his collection, they were in a random box, then a suitcase and then  just all over the place.  I needed to find a way to keep these tidy, cute and off the floor.  I tried to look for display cases and even tried to purchase a retail case from a local store– no luck.

Then after much searching, I found a solution!  I found “Pinnacle Frame 3D Display Case, Black” that stick out so that you can put little knick-knacks on them.  You need to make sure that you find ones that stick out about 4″ from the wall to make it work.  After purchasing one, I realized that I needed another and that it was perfect for our needs!  I placed them side-by-side on his dresser and it worked!!  You can also mount this on the wall as there are brackets in the back that allow you to do so.

I was able to fit 72 (6 x 12) mini Tsum Tsums in each of case.  Since I purchased two, that just doubled my space.  On the far left, I added the small Tsum Tsums which are only sold with the monthly subscriptions.  They are NOT the medium sized Tsum Tsums.Slide6

Easy and accessible enough for him to be able to still play with them and put back himself. With additional room to even stack on top!Slide7Slide8

Posted 2/10/17

Disney K-Cups by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Joffrey’s, the official coffee of Disney Parks & Resorts just came out with K-cups.  Now you can savor this all year long!  They are also available in decaf as well.

FRENCH ROAST K-CUP® PODS -18 CT

They also have a really cute collection of other Disney inspired coffees in whole bean packages from various properties and resorts from Aulani to Napa Rose to the Tusker House.  Check it by clicking on this link below.  How fun is that?!

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

 

 

 

Toy Story Birthday Party

It’s Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head and the rest of their friends here for another birthday celebration!  My son had watched all three Disney Pixar Toy Story movies as if it were a movie marathon every day.  Needless to say, I got to know all of the characters pretty well and to be able to incorporate this into a fun birthday party for him.

DECOR
I used the colors of cobalt blue and lime green as the main basis of the party.  I used these for the balloons and where I had paper products as well.

Fortunately, my son had a ton of actual toys that I was able to use as decor.  That in itself saved me a lot of money.

For the cake table, I used a cupcake tier stand that I had.  I surrounded the stand with all of his favorite Toy Story characters.  I didn’t have the infamous Toy Story ball, so I found an image online and cut it out to use as part of the display.  I also found a bucket of aliens which they only sell at the Disney themed parks, usually at the Toy Story attractions.  They are called, “Toy Story Big Bucket O Little Green Alien Men” and cost about $19.95.  I used these figures to whimsically surround the tower of cupcake.  That was a bit challenging to do as it felt a bit like dominoes at times.  “Oooooohhh the cakes!!”  🙂

For the backdrop, I used my Cricut “Old West” cartridge to cut out “Happy Birthday Tyler” in black.  I also designed a string of pendants that you see on top.

The kids also had fun with a photo booth that I created.  I didn’t have a photo booth contraption, but encourage everyone to take a selfie.  I hand designed cutouts which can be glued onto sticks.  You can feel free to download my creation here: Toy Story Photo Booth

Here is a sample of one of my fun designs.

We had to add Woody and Buzz to the party and invited them over as well.  We found these cutouts online and my son was able to mount this as decor for his room.  We got some mileage out of this investment for sure!

We also found a Buzz Lightyear pinata as well.  Score!

FOOD
For the main food, we featured our version of “Woody’s BBQ.”  I used my Cricut machine to be able to print these cutouts using their “Old West” cartridge  and add them to the serving area.  They even had “Woody” which was a bonus!

I was able to use his bucket of green army men and sprinkled them around a food station.  I was lucky to be able to find GUMMY green army men online.  Let me just tell you, these were super hard to find, but found them on Amazon.  Albanese is a company that produces a lot of various gummy candies, so you can start your search there.

Vintage type cupcakes were features for this party, topped with Toy story printouts that I found on Etsy.  The hardest part about this was actually having to cut around some of the small details of the toppers.  Once cut, I used non-toxic Elmer’s glue to affix to the back of lollipop sticks.

FAVORS
Ok, I think that I had a little too much fun with this.  I purchased these alien looking bags through Etsy.  I probably could have made these myself, but didn’t have much time and the cost to purchase GREEN sandwich bags was another thing.  I knew that I wanted to have fun with these bags and constructed a faux claw out of a cardboard box, silver paint and a lightweight metal chain from the hardware store.  I mounted the claw from the ceiling using a 3M Command Strip Hook.  Then I attached an EMPTY alien favor bag to complete the look!  I thought that this came out pretty funny and cute.  The kids all thought that this was the best thing ever!

Posted on 2/3/17