To infinity and beyond – with Toy Story party ideas! In this guide you’ll find fun suggestions for invites, games, cakes and more with guest appearances from your favorite Toy Story characters like Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Rex and the toy aliens.
Calling Star Command!
It’s time to celebrate your little cowboy’s birthday, so wind everyone up with a Toy Story invite. After the party’s switched off, send thank-you’s to recharge the fun!
Customize your invites for a space-age feature!
Snap a picture of your space ranger so he can share space with Buzz Lightyear in
Toy Story custom photo invitations.
Not only can you easily add your own photo, you can also include other date/time/rsvp info too. Just order the cards and they'll be ready to ship in five business days. Seal the backs of the envelopes with stickers for a toy-fficial feel.
Leave your mark with tattoos!
Add some instant fun to the party invitations with a couple
Toy Story tattoos!
Instruct everyone to wear one on the day of the party as a secret party pass, marking them as a real toy-friend and not a member of Emperor Zurg's army.
Lasso your guests with a Toy Story wristband!
If you're giving out invitations by hand, tie a
Toy Story wristband
to the invite with a little curling ribbon. Call it "Woody's official party pass" and instruct all toys to wear them to the birthday party!
Toy Story Thank-You Notes for All Your Friends!
Yeehaw! Thanks for a rodeo of a party!
The party was a real blast, so thank everytoy who made it possible with a
Toy Story custom thank-you note
featuring the birthday star's name. They'll be ready to ship after five days of ordering – no toy left behind!
You've got a friend inside this thank you!
Include a photo surprise in your
Toy Story thank-you notes!
Pick a favorite photo of the group, or of each child with the birthday star, and send it with your thank you to preserve the memories in mint condition.
Set your party-rocket into hyperdrive!
Party games and activities have been given new Toy Story-themed batteries to make them fun and out of this world. So join Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest for a blast-off bash!
Free the toys (and candy)!
What Toy Story party is complete without a
Buzz Lightyear pinata?
Fill up Buzz and his spaceship with toys and candy, and let each child take turns pulling a ribbon. One super-secret ribbon will release the candy trapped inside so your space rangers can scoop them up with a favor bucket.
Grab a photo with Buzz Lightyear!
Buzz Lightyear, reporting in to Star Command! Invite Buzz to join the fun – space ranger style – as a
giant gliding Buzz Lightyear balloon.
Not only will he teach the toys to fall with style, he'll also make for a great photo-op you won't want to pass up! To inflatable and beyond!
DIY an action-figure box!
Become Andy's new favorite toy by posing in your own box! It's an easy DIY that uses blue foam board, duck tape for the outline and stick-on letters (available at
Party City stores).
Put on the final touches with characters cut out from
Toy Story balloons and swirl deco
for a little Star Command pizazz. Instagram-worthy photo ops!
Toys for everyone!
Give toy-stuffed favors so the fun can continue long after the party’s powered down. Whether you want to give out favors as big as a ranch house or as fast as a spaceship, check out our totally toy-rific ideas below. Yeehaw!
Create fun-filled favor buckets for friends!
Instead of monkeys in a barrel, hand out toys in a bucket! Fill the
Toy Story favor bucket
with blue paper shred and lay a toy treasure trove on top. From disc shooters to pencils, there's a little something for everytoy.
Stuff reusable cups with awesome space loot!
Have your little toy-lovers blast off to adventure with a reusable
Toy Story favor cup
filled with paper shred, pencils, disc shooters, wristbands and clapper toys, then slip the whole caboodle into a clear favor bag. Tie it off with curling ribbon and – POOF! – they're the best favors outside of the gamma quadrant!
Put together favor bags faster than light!
If you have less than a lightyear to put together favors, just grab favor bags and a
Toy Story favor pack.
There will be plenty of favors to fill every toy-lover's bag, and you'll feel like a star commander when the little space rangers zoom away with these in tow!
Bring the toys to life!
Transport your cowboys and space rangers off to Pizza Planet or Andy’s toy box with decorations as colorful as Woody, Buzz, and Jessie. We've got ideas for party tables, place-settings and awesome balloon towers!
Set a table that's out of this world!
Whether you're serving up slices from Pizza Planet, Hamm-style pigs in a blanket, or Slinky hot dogs, set a table that's as energized as a pair of fresh batteries! Use a
Toy Story centerpiece kit
and sprinkle goodies from the Toy Story favor pack to make an interactive table. Everytoy will love recharging here after partying and playing together!
Get ready to launch lunch!
Serve the birthday star and friends a Star Command-certified lunch featuring
Toy Story tableware.
Wrap the napkins and utensils with a wristband for a fun surprise, and scatter confetti and toys around the place-settings for a space-age dining experience.
Set the scene for photos with balloon towers!
To create a party backdrop with Woody and friends, start with a
Toy Story scene setter
and add a yellow paper garland as a border. For both sides of the scene, make these amazing balloon towers by tying together layers of 4 balloons, alternating between your party colors (see our
Balloon Column How-To
for step-by-step details). Be sure to weigh down the towers with a Toy Story balloon weight before they fly off into space!
Get your boots on, partners!
Put play into hyperdrive with Toy Story costume accessories and party gear. Whether your birthday star is inspired by Woody, Buzz or Jessie, there is a costume or accessory idea for everytoy to party in.
Wear a getup just like Sheriff Woody's!
Help your birthday boy be the Sheriff of his party! With a cowboy hat, bandana, vest and star badge, he'll be ready to conquer everything from the wild west to birthday cake. Don't forget to pin on his birthday honors with a
Toy Story award ribbon
opposite of his star to show that he's the Star Sheriff!
Space-age hats? Check! Star badges? Check!
Woody isn't the only law in town! Give all the party guests a warm welcome with
Toy Story party hats,
wristbands and star badges. Since there's no better way to get into a party mood than wearing Toy Story accessories, have an assortment of hats and badges at the door so that everytoy can jump into the fun.
Recharge their batteries with desserts!
Satisfy your Toy Story fans with yummy desserts featuring their fave characters. These stellar ideas for a tower of Alien-inspired cupcakes and a super-cool Buzz Lightyear cake will keep your space rangers and cowboys powered up for party fun!
Switch on smiles with delicious desserts!
Alien cupcakes? Yes please! Set up a tower of birthday cupcakes for an easy-to-serve treat. To make, bake your birthday cowboy's favorite cupcakes in
Toy Story baking cups,
and then tint white decorating icing with orange icing color. Use a decorating bag to make these spacey swirls, and place Toy Story alien icing decorations on top. For the final touch, arrange them all on a cupcake tower with a birthday candle on top.
A character cake is a blast to whip up with a Buzz Cake Pan!
Let everytoy's favorite space ranger crash-land the party in the form of a yummy, frosted cake! Bake your cake in a Buzz Lightyear Cake Pan and decorate by following the step-by-step Buzz Lightyear Cake Decorating Instructions. Serve on matching Toy Story tableware featuring Buzz and Woody for extra smiles!