Ready to plan the ultimate Toy Story birthday party? From homemade costumes for all ages to fun Toy Story food and games, themed invitations and decor, these cool party ideas will make it the best Toy Story party ever!
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How To Plan The Ultimate Toy Story Birthday Party
When it comes to Toy Story, most adults are just as obsessed as the kids, especially with the release of Toy Story 4 in 2019 and Lightyear in 2022.
The franchise has continued to grow and it has created a whole new generation of Woody Cowboy and Buzz Lightyear fans.
And let’s not forget those strong female leads with Bo Peep and Jessie the Cowgirl leading the way!
A Toy Story birthday party is a perfect option for boys and girls alike, with so many fun ideas to create the ultimate Toy Story themed event!
Toy Story Costumes
While costumes aren’t an essential part of a themed birthday party, they are a lot of fun. Even if it’s just your family dressing up as a surprise for the guests.
We created our own Toy Story family costumes for Halloween and they were easy to create at home
Everyone’s favourite cowgirl, Jessie. I put this costume together from clothing I already had in my wardrobe, with some temporarily stitched fabric embellishments. Check out the full tutorial for creating your own Jessie chaps and cowgirl shirt.
Our youngest daughter’s Bo Peep costume was by far my favourite. She rocked the Toy Story 4 Bo Peep look and could not be more adorable if she tried! That shepherd’s crook is actually a candy cane Christmas decoration.
The sassy Barbie in her workout gear was a simple costume to put together, with a dance leotard and a simple sock hack.
Other DIY Costume Ideas
If you’ve got family members who don’t love to dress up, these Pizza Planet and green alien costumes are an easy option. Perfect for dads and big brothers.
Create your own Buzz Lightyear T-shirt in any colours you want. Grab the free SVG file.
Or how about a pair of DIY Minnie Mouse ears inspired by Jessie? This makes for a fun homemade option for a visit to Disneyland too!
Not keen to DIY your Toy Story costumes? Check out these ready-made options instead:
- Men’s Woody Costume
- Kid’s Woody Costume
- Kid’s Buzz Lightyear Costume
- Girl’s Bo Peep Costume
- Kid’s Forky Costume
- Kid’s Inflatable Rex Costume
Toy Story Party Food Ideas
A themed party is nothing without some fun food and these Toy Story party food ideas are sure to be a hit. Not just with the kids either!
Alien Jelly Cups
You can’t get much more simple than jelly and these green alien jelly cups are super cute!
These Forky cupcakes have to be the cutest cupcakes I’ve ever seen. So easy to make yet they look great.
If you have some basic icing skills, these decorated Oreos are such fun treat ideas. They look great in the different character-themed colours and are an inexpensive party food.
Green Alien Cupcakes
All birthday parties need cupcakes and these green alien cupcakes are easy to decorate without needing any fancy skills.
Woody Pudding Cups
It’s all in the details with these cute Woody pudding cups. Those little signs are adorable and are a perfect touch for a Toy Story party food table.
Green Alien Lollipops
These alien lollipops would be great on the party treat table or work as a fun Toy Story party favour idea.
Mr & Mrs Potato Head Cookies
These Mr & Mrs Potato Head decorated cookies are such a clever idea and they look great!
Alien Marshmallow Pops
Themed party food double as table decorations and these marshmallow alien pops are a perfect addition to the treat table.
Toy Story Themed Drinks
Why stop just at fun Toy Story party food when you can have themed drinks as well. Freakshakes are huge right now and the kids will go crazy (on sugar) for these epic alien freakshakes.
Or for something you can make in bulk then add to individual glasses, these Buzz Lightyear mocktails are a great refreshing beverage to fit with the party theme.
Toy Story Party Favours
Giving the kids a fun gift to take home sure beats the usual candy bag party favours. These cool craft ideas make perfect Toy Story party favour ideas. Or check out these non-candy party bag alternatives for more ideas that you can give a Toy Story twist.
Woody Slime Jars
While the idea of slime makes me cringe, kids love slime. And I don’t think I’ve seen a cooler slime presentation than these Woody slime jars wrapped in bandanas. What awesome party favours they would make!
Make Your Own Forky Kit
Forky is one of the best things about Toy Story 4 and this DIY Forky kit is such a great idea. Give kids an easy craft project to do at home after the party finishes.
Alien Sugar Scrub Bars
Send the party guests home looking forward to their next bath with these cute homemade sugar scrub bars. Even the mums will love this take home pamper treat.
Toy Story Bookmarks
Get paper crafting and make a character bookmark for each of the party guests to take home.
Toy Story Alien Slime
More slime fun, this time with a glittery green alien slime to send home with guests for hours of squishy fun. Sorry mum and dad.
Alien Hair Bow
Little girls will love having their own green alien hair bow. Move over JoJo, there’s a new bow style in town!
Toy Story Party Decorations
Decorations are one of the most fun parts of planning a themed party. These Toy Story party decorations will help you set the scene for a memorable event.
This balloon garland kit is a fun way to theme your party and makes for a perfect photo backdrop too!
Customisable Toy Story Backdrop
Create a personalised Toy Story backdrop for your party with an editable file to add your child’s name instead.
Printable Straw Decorations
Add some cute extra details to your party straws with these printable Toy Story rocket straw embellishments.
Toy Story Party Invitations
What’s a party without an invitation? These custom designed Toy Story invitations are seriously fun and will save you a load of time on doing the DIY thing. Click the invitations to find out how to order:
Toy Story Party Games & Crafts
There are plenty of fun Toy Story party games you can play to keep the kids entertained on the day. These can be a Toy Story twist to a game everyone already knows, or something more specific like this printable 20 questions game.
For a few different party game ideas to play on the day, check out this post too.
Setting up a craft station is another fun idea, with all the materials kids need to make their own Toy Story crafts to take home.
Paperbag puppets are always an easy option that suits younger children too.
For an upcycled craft project, this idea to create your own snowglobes is a fun idea to keep children busy for a while.
Pre-prepare the cardstock shapes for this Buzz Lightyear paper craft project.
Love these Toy Story birthday party ideas? You will have no trouble planning an epic birthday party for your child with this inspiration. Find loads more kids’ birthday party ideas and inspiration on my Pinterest board.
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