Video:How to Throw a Toy Story Party for Kidswith Jacob Taxis
Toy Story is a huge hit with kids and adults alike, which makes it an extra-special birthday party theme. In this how-to video from About.com, get some creative tips for planning a low-budget Toy Story-themed kid's party.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Throw a Toy Story Party for Kids
Hi, I'm Jacob Taxis for About.com. In this video, you will learn how to throw a Toy Story party for kids. This information is from About.com's Kids' Parties and Celebration's site.
Make DIY Slinky Dog Invitations
The invitations are your chance to be creative in a way that builds up excitement for the party. A fun option for invitations is to use a particular character from the film as inspiration. Take the character Slinky Dog, for example. On brown construction paper, draw a dog's face, paws, back-end, hind-legs, and tail separately and cut them out.
Glue the face and paws together; then, glue the back-end, hind-legs, and tail together. On a separate white sheet of paper, draw a spiral pattern and cut it out. Finally, glue the paper spiral to the face and to the back end.
The finished product is a wonderful Slinky Dog invitation. Write the party details on the face or spiral – and make a note to the guest to bring his or her favorite toy.
Toy Story Decorations
The Toy Story logo consists of red, yellow, and blue. Therefore, you already have a great foundation for a color scheme to tie the whole party together. Line the party space with red, yellow and blue streamers and balloons. Play with the same colors when it comes to plates, cups, and napkins.
You might even want to try incorporating characters into the decorations as well – think cowboy hats dotting the space and paper rockets hanging from the ceiling. Of course, you can also find tons of Toy Story themed decorations at nearly any party supply story.
Toy Story-Themed Activities
One fun activity is to make paper potatoe head characters. Simply cut out large potato shapes from brown pieces of paper and distribute them to the guests. Have plenty of paper eyes, noses, ears, arms, and legs sitting out that you've prepared beforehand. Invite the guests to create their own characters by attaching arms, legs, and facial features with glue. For a Toy Story atmosphere, play the soundtrack lightly over the background while they create.
Fun, Playful Party Food
For a lunch, consider serving baked potatoes. Set out bowls full of toppings that can be used for Mr. & Mrs. Potatohead's facial features. For example, set out a bowl of black olives labeled “eyes,” a bowl of celery labeled “arms,” and a bowl of shredded cheese labeled “hair.” Invite the kids to decorate their meals and then enjoy.
Party Favor Ideas
Kids love to color. A simple yet fun option is to send each child home with a brand new Toy Story coloring book and crayons. This would be a great ending to a wonderful party.
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