When I began to plan my daughter’s 3rd birthday party, there was only one option — she wanted a Toy Story Birthday Party. And from the moment I agreed to make her Toy Story party dreams come true (approximately last January for her October birthday), she told everyone she met, “I am going to be three, and I am going to have a Toy Story Birthday Party.”
Toy Story Party Invitations
The Toy Story party invitations were inspired by Sissy’s “best friends” Woody, Jessie and Buzz and set the tone for all of the other party decorations.
Toy Story Birthday Party Ideas
I spent many late nights crafting the perfect details from Sissy’s favorite Toy Story moments for the party including The Claw.
Toy Story Birthday Party Outfit
I think my favorite part of the whole party was how cute Sissy was in her Jessie Costume. The shirt says, “Cowgirls Rock,” and she spent weeks repeating that saying.
Toy Story Birthday Favors And Games
I decided not to do any organized games for the little ones, but I did have a couple of Toy Story games available to play for the bigger kids to play on their own — Toy Story Mania for the Wii and Toy Story Ker Plunk (I found Ker Plunk at a local consignment shop).
For favors each kid received a Toy Story Pez dispenser tied with a Toy Story Thank You tag. I also lucked out and found red foam cowboy hats at the Dollar Store (for Halloween). With a hole punch and two sizes of white ribbon I was able to transform them into Jessie hats for all of the girls. (And one black Woody Hat for the loan boy.)
Toy Story Food Ideas
Pizza wasn’t the only thing served at our Pizza Planet. The birthday lunch included:
- Bullseye Bites (popcorn chicken)
- Buzz’s Rockets (fruit skewers)
- Slinky Dog Pasta (pasta salad recipe)
- Galaxy Puffs (Pirate’s Booty)
- Alien Friends
- There’s A Snake In My Boot (plastic boots)
- Bucket of Aliens with Rocket
Update for Toy Story 4, these Forky Cupcakes would be perfect for a Toy Story Party!
Toy Story Mr. Potato Head Craft
Out of all of my projects for the party, the Mr. and Mrs. Potato head craft project was the most time-consuming to prep. My sweet husband spent many nights tracing and cutting out parts on my behalf while I worked on other projects.
You never know how well an idea will go over with kids, so I was crazy excited that the kids adored the project. Every single kid sat down to make Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. It was awesome.
Make your own Mr and Mrs Potato Head craft with printable parts.
Toy Story Photo Booth
I love to use photobooths for a party because they are a natural way to take pictures of partygoers and make a great memory for everyone. I created a photobooth background by taping white clouds on my blue wall. (If you don’t have a blue wall, you can get the same look by taping up a blue tablecloth.)
Download the clouds template here.
More Etch Sketch photobooth details coming soon. (The Etch A Sketch font is “Connected” from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.)
Toy Story Decorations
There were a lot of little details that made this party special.
- Cow print tablecloth
- Toy Story tattoos
- Toy Story plates
- Toy Story napkins (3D!)
- Plastic boots (for pudding)
Toy Story Printables
Whew! That’s a lot of details for one post! (It’s a lot of detail for one party too, but that’s another story!) All of the printables from my party — cupcake toppers, signs, bunting, banners, etc. are available free. Get all of the Toy Story Party Printables here.
For now, don’t miss the 12 Toy Story Coloring Pages I rounded up.