Toy Cowboy Inspired Birthday

I wanted to share with you guys my son’s 3rd birthday party this year.  I opted to go MUCH lower key than his Candy Corn Birthday Party from last year, but I still tried to add several special touches for the event. I LOVE party planning, but I gotta admit that sometimes it’s fun to just have immediate family and a few close friends to celebrate. And I think this was, by far, my most favorite birthday to date of his.

Andrew LOVES Toy Story and even though most of the time I’m totally turned off by character parties, I wanted to do what would make HIM happy. I worked with DimplePrints to create a Toy Cowboy inspired prints and used our own collection of Disney Toy Story toys to make the birthday more unique.

There was no dessert table for this event, but out kitchen table served as center stage when the birthday boy woke up from his nap and saw his party. We got the cake from Three Little Cakes in Cincinnati. They did such a great job. The top was chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling and the bottom was vanilla with vanilla filling.

I purchased small characters from the Disney Store to embellish the cake.

The top layer was matched with Woody’s shirt and the bottom layer with his vest. I made a cow hide print tablecloth with fabric I got from JoAnn’s and a bandana for the center of the table also from JoAnn’s.

Here’s a view of the kitchen. I used my son’s Woody hat (from Amazon) from his Halloween costume for the table and I also used other figures and “dolls” he already had for decoration.

DimplePrints created the Toy Cowboy inspired prints, but the licensed character prints I found on another site, Over the Big Moon, for free. I used a few of their signs and their cupcake toppers for garland.

 

The free cupcake toppers from Over the Big Moon were converted into a garland hanging off my kitchen counter.

DimplePrints created the Toy Cowboy inspired banner, water bottle wrappers, and food labels. Since I had only immediate family and two friends, we didn’t do an invitation this year.

Water bottle wrappers are one of my favorite ways to personalize a party. It’s so easy to do and really makes the party more official (to me at least).

Our Woody Halloween decoration was the perfect fall tie in to our decor.

The napkins were wrapped with sheriff badge napkin wrappers courtesy of DimplePrints. The party horns were from Party City.

I had super cute cookies made from The Batch Bakery in Columbus. She was so easy to work with and I can’t wait to use her again. I love it when I find vendors who just “get” your vision. I placed the cookies on a white platter with a simple bandana to add some more cowboy flair to the party.

My son’s birthday shirt was sent to us by old friends of ours as a gift. They ordered the shirt from Lil Threadz on Etsy. It came the day before his party and was the perfect addition! He was so excited to see all his favorite characters on it!

For the food, I used cute food tags courtesy of DimplePrints. I added stickers I purchased from Michael’s to incorporate the characters on them. I tried to match the characters up with the food a little bit too. Bullseye’s Carrots and Ranch…

Pizza Planet Pizzaa Stix and Dip with the little green guys…

Ok so this one had no tie in, but the birthday boy loves corn bread, so I made him Corn Dog Muffins.
 At the request of my hubby, I made Lil’ Smokies in BBQ sauce and used Hamm as the food label LOL. Only my brother caught that.

He also talked all week about balloons, so we got some fun Buzz and Toy Story balloons for him from Party City.

The birthday boy had fun being sung to and blowing out his candles.

He also talked all week about balloons, so we got some fun Buzz and Toy Story balloons for him from Party City.

And then there’s all the Toy Story themed presents he got…wrapped in Toy Story wrapping paper LOL

SO there’s the whole party…my son absolutely loved every minute of it. And later this week Carli is going to give you all these Toy Cowboy inspired prints for free! Wahoo! So tune back in later this week for some great free prints!

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My name is Carli, owner, designer & creative mind behind DimplePrints. I am married to my high school sweetheart & we have 3 wonderful kids. In the beginning I simply started by wanting to share a piece of our lives with loved ones by sending cards & invitations for special occasions. With the support of family, friends & great customers, it has grown into Dimpleprints.
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