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.
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
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!
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.
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