Here is a photo of my son posing with "Buzz Lightyear". I had a friend agree to dress up as Buzz for the party (but shhhhh, don't tell my son that it wasn't the real Buzz!) I bought the adult-size Buzz jump suit online, but I wasn't a fan of the wings that came with it, so I made my own out of card. The costume also didn't come with a helmet, so I made one out of two plastic bowls stuck together to form a sphere and cut to allow breathing room! My son wore his Buzz Lightyear pyjamas that I found at the Disney store online and his home-made wings too. (Yes, he is STILL wearing those wings at home!)
I turned my home into the movie set of Toy Story. Our living room become "Star Command".
For party favors, I used store-bought Buzz Spaceship favor boxes and included Toy story goodies, such as pencils, crayons, and board books.
Since the barn and tractor were such a hit, I had to make another over-size cardboard plaything for this party. I made the Buzz Lightyear Spaceship out of a large box. It is accurate to the movie--check, if you don't believe me!
I made Little Green Men cupcakes to go along with the Toy Story cake.
Of course, the whole Toy Story gang were invited to the party!
Our dining room became "Andy's Room", complete with the blue sky and cloud background featured in the first Toy Story movie. I made a custom banner reading "Sohan's Turning 3", based on the Toy Story movie logo.
Again, I designed the cake and had a local bakery make it for me. I added cake toppers ans star candles to complete the cake.
I made Space Ranger certificates, which Buzz autographed for each child, while taking photos with them.
I bought alien party hats online for the children to wear at the party.
Etch had a special message for my son that day...
We took photos of each child in the Buzz Spaceship.
I made a Toy Story banner out of the movie posters. Since my son was turning 3 and Toy Story 3 has just been released, it worked out perfectly!
Our family room become "Sunnyside Daycare" from the Toy Story 3. I set up the room with a ball pit, alphabet mats on the floor, Sohan's "art" hung on a clothes line with pegs, and LOTS of toys.
Our kitchen become "Pizza Planet", featuring pizzas and other Toy Story themed food and also the amusement arcade (a.k.a the party games). We played Pin the Face on Potato Head. I made the over-sized potato head face and body parts out of card stock backed with magnetic sheeting. We also had a "Mr Potato Head Factory" where the children got to make their own Mr. Potato Head out of real potatoes and assorted craft supplies. Finally, we had the "Claw" game, where the children pulled plastic aliens out of a bowl filled with rice, using kitchen tongs.
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