Inspired by this version of a Toy Story Inspired Party, Laila of Two Tiny Loves collaborated with Catherine (the birthday boy’s mom) to whip up this fantastic Toy Story Birthday Party for little Zac! A first birthday celebration filled with kids of all ages, rockets & aliens, and lots of playful home crafted decorations and photo booth props… sounds – and looks! – like fun times to me. :)
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– AWESOME rocket ship cake with white fondant stars
– Super cute green “alien” favor bags with “one too many” eyes & cute little antennas!
– A whimsical, space-themed dessert table that just looks like a BLAST
– fabric bunting, paper ring chains & toilet paper roll rocket ships
– Fun activities like “Pin the eye on the alien”, bubble wands, and a Toy Story bounce house!
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Laila…
I was thrilled when I was contacted by Catherine to help turn her vision into a reality when planning her son’s first birthday party. She was clear as to what she wanted and we embarked on the journey to create every printable piece in her party to match that vision. I really enjoy patterns and so does she, so we embarked on a polka dotted, stripped, chevron, starred journey to create the perfect first birthday for Zac. There are so many fun elements to this party!
Here is what Catherine had to say: The theme was rockets and aliens since the first movie we watched together was Tory Story 3 and he seems captivated by the aliens. Rather than go in for the commercial prepackaged toy story parties I sought to focus on the aliens and space. I was inspired by Southern Belle’s Charm Rockets & Aliens Birthday that she threw for her 5 year old Grayson. Here was the toy story theme done in a stylish yet fun way.
I liaised with Laila from Two Tiny Loves via many emails regarding the theme- green and blue with spots, chevron and stripes. The patterns were inspired by the nursery. The patterns I had used for his room were chevron, spots, stripes as well as the colours. I then used items from his room to decorate the venue.
The photographer was Hilary Heydenrick. She did family photos so I called her to capture the event. I enlisted my best friends to help with food. The cake was made by Isabelle Zurkinden.
I hired the bowling club in Maylands which was a large space that I could include a bouncy castle- toy story themed of course. I had a mixed age group so needed activities for older kids (colouring in pin eye on alien) as well as for younger kids- bouncy castle- bubbles.
I was obsessed with little green alien (ask my friends) I spent nights googling pics and crafts of this adorable green creature. I am extremely design oriented and was excited that Laila helped me achieve my vision.