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Modern Buzz Lightyear (7 photos)


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My son is obsessed with Toy Story and had talked about having a Buzz Lightyear party for months.  I wasn't too keen on the idea of a commercialized party, so I decided to go with a modern rocket theme with touches of Buzz throughout to please the birthday boy.  Since I made most of the décor myself, I ended up with a very custom look.

The inspiration for the color palette was Buzz's costume- the main colors were lime green and aqua with accents of purple, red and silver.  The favor table and gift table were both labeled with die cut banners in the party colors.  The favor bags, I ordered from etsy, were white lunch sacks decorated to look like Buzz's costume and filled with Toy Story goodies (paddle ball, pop rocks candy and character shaped bracelets).  We also had "alien" party hats for all the kids.

The dessert table carried through the colors and graphics with a lime green back drop, coordinating die cut banner and poms in all the party colors.  The desserts also reflected the party colors with aqua marshmallow pops, lime green chocolate drizzled rice krispie treat pops, cupcakes, fondant cookie toppers and assorted candies.  This was definitely the kids' favorite!  We rented kid size tables and chairs to put out in the yard, which were decorated in brightly colored cloths and silver wrapping paper "runners," which was also used on the dessert table.  The centerpieces were made with floral foam, cardboard flower vases and cake toppers.

The kids' activities also used the rocket theme with a craft.  The line drawing of the graphic was adhered to a tongue depressor and I used red curling ribbon to make the "fire" so the kids could decorate their rocket and fly it around the yard.  We also had stomp rockets and a bean bag toss game, in addition to the bounce house and playscape.

Simply Party
San Antonio, Texas
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