I have been forcing myself to wait until 2011 to start planning Jacob's third birthday party since he won't actually BE three until 2011. Truth is I started googling ideas back in October. I have so much fun planning the kids parties and coming up with the perfect theme. I figure I only have a few years to pick everything out myself because before long they will have their own opinions on what they want.
The theme for Jacob's party this year was easy. Toy Story. The boy is OBSESSED! He had never watched a movie until he broke his leg and since he was stuck in a cast for 7 weeks in a semi-sitting position pretty much all he did was watch movies for those long 7 weeks. While we were in the hospital the gifts started pouring in. He received countless DVD's including Elmo, Curious George, Mary Poppins, A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, Dora the Explorer and Toy Story and Toy Story 2. We also own every single Disney DVD that has ever been released from the "vault" and a handful of Pixar movies including Monsters, Inc. so I figured we would be good to go. I put in Monsters, Inc. and he watched 10 minutes and then started to cry. I put in Finding Nemo and 10 minutes later there were tears. I put in Curious George and I don't think he even lasted 10 minutes before the water works started. We finally tried Toy Story and he was hooked. Not only did he watch the entire movie, but as soon as the movie ended he started yelling, "Wooody! Woody!". We learned real fast that "Woody!" meant "Play it again!". He must have watched that movie 100 times before we finally convinced him that Toy Story 2 had Woody in it as well and was just as good. He has now seen both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 at least 150 times. He knows almost every word in the movie.
Needless to say, when I started brainstorming ideas for his party (shortly after Grace turned one in July....I kid you not) Toy Story was number one on the list!
I have been scouring the web looking for cool Toy Story ideas and I have found quite a few I wanted to share with you.
I did cookie favors for Grace's birthday since her first birthday was mostly adults anyway. For Jacob's birthday, I have decided to do goody bags for the kids and I found these adorable green alien bags on Etsy. As soon as I found them I had to have them! Mainly because I have decided to do cupcakes again since Grace's Watermelon Picnic themes cupcakes went over so well. You can click here to see her cupcakes. For Jacob's party, I am going to do the alien cupcakes I found here. They look relatively easy and go perfect with the theme and favor bags. I also found these cool cupcake wrappers just to add some more Toy Story flair to the party. I found a Junk Food tee at babyGap that has the Toy Story cast and aliens on it and we bought it so he can wear it to his party. He has already worn it a handful of times and I am hoping it still fits come March. This boy is eating all.the.time and growing like a weed (finally!).
Those are the ideas I am sharing so far, but I am also in the process of creating an invitation and searching the Target $1 bins for cool finds to throw in the goody bags.
We are going to have so much fun with this party and I can't wait for his birthday to get here. I can't wait to see his little face when it all comes together!
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