i should be mopping the floor: Our Toy Story Birthday Party

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Our Toy Story Birthday Party




I'm knee-deep in planning my soon-to-be-five-year-old's Star Wars party and it occurred to me that I never shared his fourth birthday party on this site. I have to say...it was one of my favorites to plan. Toy Story lends itself to soooo many possibilities. I mean the decorations alone are a cakewalk... just raid the toy box! 
(Which is exactly what I did for the above pictured TOY STORY WELCOME WREATH,

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I learned how to make tissue paper pom-poms...and used them everywhere I could think of! Tried to stick to Buzz's colors.

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Celebrate Banner 
(the printables from this party were compiled into a kit that I sell on my graphics site, if you're interested)

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Barrel of Monkeys banner....there are small monkeys nestled in the points of the triangles.

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I even found a place for my oops item! I ordered two etch-a-sketches thinking they were full size and this is what arrived. They hung out in the bathroom.

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Pizza Planet Pizza, T-Rex's Dino Nuggets, {Mr.} Potato {Head} Chips & Dips, Buzz's Rocket Ships (fruit skewers) and Planetary Pretzels were on the menu!

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We served tea for the moms & dads and "Jessie's Juices" (Capri Suns) for the little Space Rangers.

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I found the idea for Buzz's Rocket Ships somewhere online (if this was your idea, let me know...I'd love to give you credit!). They are simply grapes with a strawberry (pointed upward) on a skewer.

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Pez Party Favors with labels that read "Thank You for Making My Day Toy-Riffic"

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One of my favorites....the Photo Booth!
Woody & Buzz

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Sweet friends having fun!


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"You saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!"

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The BFF

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GAME #1: The Army Men Hunt! 
I stole this idea from my friend, Jami. It was like an Easter egg hunt, but with Andy's Army Men from the movie. We told the kiddos that Andy's mom was bustin' out the trash bags before he was leaving for college. They could help save the army men from their doom by collecting them all and taking them home! I was also super excited to find all the camo buckets at Dollar Tree!


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Sweet brothers hunting for army men!

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GAME #2: HOT {Mr.} POTATO {Head}
Originally I created a poster for a "Pin the Badge on Sheriff Woody" game. Long story as to how that got scrapped...had to do with hours uploading to print! So we played HOT {Mr.} POTATO {Head} with music from Toy Story.

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Passing the potato!

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Jonathan and his cake (made by a local baker with a lot of talent!!)

It was a fun time. I love home parties. They're a bit more work (cleaning, planning, etc.), but totally fun. I dread the day when my boys are too old for me to plan a fun party with lots of neat details and such!









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4 comments:

  1. what a cute party! loved the puns and fun decorations! great job!

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  2. Great Party! Love all the unique touches having a home party brings!!

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  3. I love your parties! You think of EVERYTHING! Love all the details!

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  4. This party was so clever I had to feature it on my blog's Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/MakingLemonadeBlog

    Seriously, so cute. Plus I'm pretty sure my kids will be begging for a Toy Story party at some point so I need all the inspiration I can get! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday and I hope to see you back tomorrow (or today, actually, it's 12:07PM which means I should be in bed!)

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