Toy Story Birthday Party

By Kate |

Thanks to Mary from Lil Bit of Us for sharing her son Luke’s Toy Story Party. Looks like the adorable little man had a great 2nd birthday party!

Invitation: I found some free images on the internet. www.deviantart.com is good place to find free images, the creators usually only want to be credited or want a link to what used their art for. I went to www.dafont.com and downloaded the Etch A Sketch font that I used. I used Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 to create the invitation. Once it was done, I saved it to my flash drive and had them printed at CVS in 5×7. They even had envelopes to go with them too!

Cake: They Toy Story image on the cake is an edible image that I bought from Ebay. I used Wilton icing dye to color the icing. I used Red, Royal Blue, and Leaf Green colors. I also used M&M’s and round sprinkles to decorate the top and sides.

Fun & Games

Message in a Balloon: I started a tradition last year where I write a letter saying that it was Luke’s second birthday and he was letting these balloons off to see how far the go. I included a self addressed stamped envelope and asked whomever was found the balloons if they could please mail it back to us, letting us know where they found it. I put this in a plastic baggy and tie it to the balloons and then Luke lets them go. I never did get anything back for last year, I really hope we do this year, I’d love to see how far they go!

Sponge Relay: You take 4 buckets, fill two with the same amount of water and split the kids into two teams. The goal is to see which team can fill up their bucket with the most water by dunking their sponge in the bucket of water, running to the empty bucket, wringing their sponge out into the empty bucket and running back and passing the sponge onto the next person in line. This is a kid favorite and even Luke loved playing this game.

Balloon Relay: Basically the same only the kids are putting a balloon between their legs, running up the bucket, and then running back and passing it on to the next person in line.

This party was submitted for the All Things Birthday event. We’d love to share your party, too. (And to say thanks, you get FIVE BONUS Entries into every All Things Birthday giveaway!)



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    Ok so I love the invitations – she put a lot of work into them!

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      Aren’t they cute? I love the EtchASketch graphic with the party details.

      My favorite part is all the original games and the Message in a Balloon.

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    Thanks so much for sharing Luke’s party!! We still haven’t received anything back from the balloon, I really hope we get something back, this would be so neat to put in his baby book!

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      I hope you get something back, too. It’s such a fun idea.

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    Awwwww. What a cute party!!!!

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    Awesome job on the cake!!! 🙂

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    WOW! That cake is awesome!!! I’m drooling just looking at the image. I love all the extra candy goodies surrounding the sides.

    The whole party sounds like a lot of fun and very memorable. I love the pictures too.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Love how colorful that cake is and the way the entire theme was put together! Great job!

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    can you post or email me your invitations so i can edit it and use it for my nephew???

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    dominique salazar

    I’m trying to do the invitation but I’m having difficulties. Can you help me please, email is attorney2be2012@AOL.com thanks, dominique

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