Tuesday, February 19, 2013

David's Buzz Lightyear 4th Birthday Party

Wow! What a great day we had for David's party. And Hannah and I had a great time planning it! It only took a few months ! LOL:) Hannah and I made all the decorations from scrapbooking paper! We even made all of the games. The kids had a blast! Here are some pictures of the decorations we made:

This is the sign we made for the entryway. We had jetpacks for each kiddo to wear during
the party:)

The party favor bags Hannah and I made to look like little aliens!
And I made the the garland out of paper and ribbon. We got the wall decals from the dollar tree! Score:)

Hannah and I painted this and hung it over the door to the kitchen! I think I will hang it up in his room later!


       These are the jetpacks we made out of two liter soda bottles! We drank a lot of pop! But it was fun. This was cheap too because it was  just spray paint and duct tape ! WOOHOO:)
                                The kids decorated this with stickers from wal-mart They had fun.
                                         Each kiddo got a space ranger necklace.
                                               Since helium is at a shortage i taped the balloons to sticks and
                                                 taped the eyes and ears on.
                                    We painted this out of two science boards taped together! I
                                           thought it turned out pretty awesome:)
                                                     The party food and cake table!
                                                   We covered my metal stars with foil ....Heehee!
                                                      These were hung on the windows beside the fireplace
We made a ton of these out of paper towel rolls and paper!

 We kept the food simple. Hannah and I made the cakes and we found some simple ideas for space food on a website.
                                                 simple idea for plates! I loved these!
                                             Buzz fruit green and purple buzz's colors! Too simple!

                                                   The cake idea was from family fun. But it was so
                                                                        easy and yummy! oreos crushed up in the frosting!!!

                                              Little green Alien cupcakes ! the girls decorated these!
                                           Moon and stars! Ritz crackers and cheese cut out with a cookie cutter!
                                          The kids had fun eating all the cheese "scraps"
                                         The rocket fuel was hawaiian punch and water bottles
                                         covered with print outs from the internet!
When the party guests arrived we had centers to keep everyone busy until we were ready to start!  
                             We had coloring sheets and moon "dough" (just black playdough I made with glitter in it) and space guys to play with in it:)
                       This was kids knex to build an alien an the game toy story kerplunk.

                                                           Helena playing kerplunk!
                     I have been collecting several buzz lightyear and space toys to set out around the house to keep them all occupied......

The games were great fun for the kids! They all participated an cheered eachother on
it was so cute! First we had space ranger warm ups led by the beautiful commander Hannah
the kids had a blast. They each had a jet pack or wings and a finger laser that I got from amazon.com
for practically nothing. We had the kids run in place saying "I will protect the galaxy" ! It was fun to
watch! And of course they ran around the room shouting "to infinity and beyond" , and saluted to
star command! They did karate chops saying attack zurg, and practiced using their finger lazers, Helena wanted everyone to say pew pew on this part:) Here are some pics of the space ranger camp:
                                                     The very pretty Commander Hannah! I couldn't of done this without
                                                  We made a list of the games , so the kids could see what was up next!
                                                 Mommy and the birthday boy! David is into the cheesy smile
                                              stage of life.....YAY!
                                           One of the guests using his finger laser!
                                            Space Ranger training camp! FUUUUUN!

                 Here are some pics of the games and prizes. We had a lot of fun

planning these!                    

                                                Helena getting the ring around Saturn !
                                   Super easy and fun game for little ones just a ball and a hula hoop
                                     the prize was peach rings in a ziploc with a label that we made on the printer:)

     Zurg target practice . We made Zurg heads from scrapbook paper the taped jenga blocks to them. we covered our bar stools with trash bags to make them tall. We had the guns from last christmas the ones that shoot out little foam discs to "shoot down the Zurg heads! The kids had a blast!
                                   David takes his aim!
                                      This was the prize: rockets made of tp rolls with buzz fruit snacks inside!
                             This is the gun:
 Comet toss game we got this off the family fun website. We made the comets out of little wiffle balls......It worked really well
                       The prize was little "planets" that we made bags and labels for and used jelly beans and
                      Helena playing comet toss!!!

 Alien knock down game . we made these out of covered coffee cans. the kids loved this . I used ball pit balls for the kids to throw.
                     The prizes were bouncy balls that glow in the dark
                            this guy really had a good arm!!
                         This game I saw online i changed a few things but my kids loved it and it was educational! I had the sun at the bottom and all the planets in order with point values on them going up the stairs, the kids had to use the "shooting stars" i made to land them in the containers. At the end they could add them all the points up that they scored!

 these are the shooting stars i made for the game. Each kiddo got to bting a star home for a prize, i just hot glued felt stars together with rice in the middle and of course the ribbons :)
   The last game was space rock relay. The kids and I crumpled up foil to make space rocks and I bought little grabber claws from Target for 5.00 . I wasn't happy with the price but my kids loved the things , so it was worth it. the kids had to pick up a rock from one container with the grabber then carry it across the room and drop it into another container and then give the grabber to the next in line. I had two groups so they got to race. The prize of course was pop rocks:)

                   running in the space rock relay!
After the games were over we had a space ranger induction where each kiddo could get into the space ship and say I space ranger and their name promise to protect the galaxy to infinity and beyond! Here are the pics from that:
                                                                        Baby Olivia had to give it a try

                                                    David really liked this part!

Next we had the cake and snacks. The kids were super hungry by then and we had almost completely killed the two hours I had allotted for the party YAY!!

                                                             Standing by his moon cake !
 Very serious when we sang him happy birthday! So cute :)
                                                     Licking the spaceship!

   Whew! What a party we were all worn out, especially David he had been looking forward too it all year, the only problem is what will I do with my life now? LOL! with five kiddos and a grandbaby I always have a party to plan ! Woohoo! Actually my next project to tackle is my once a month cooking endeavor. I've been testing recipes all month and I think I'm ready...... wish me luck:)

                                                      Here are some random pics from the party I just had to share:

                                             Space Rangers Helena David and Olivia
                                                               Derek and Hailey
                                                        Family pics

                                         Oops! sideways ......little space ranger!
                                                        The Group !

                                                             David................so cute!

                               Not Happy JP !!! He was tired 2:00 was a bad party time for a two year old!


  1. AWESOME! I was exhausted reading it! You are so talented & energetic! :)

  2. I agree with Beth! Looks like an awesome party. :)

  3. Love this my sons 3rd birthday is going to be buzz.what did i use for the straps on the jet packs and do u remember the website u got the labels from?

  4. So happy I found your website and birthday story! I am planning my son's 4th birthday and it's the Toy Story theme too! So many great ideas you had put together. I will be 'borrowing' a few of your decors and games! Thanks!!

  5. David's Buzz Lightyear 4th Birthday Party was just ADORABLE!! I adore the sign you made for the entryway and those party favor bags are absolutely amazing and cute! This birthday bash has the d├ęcor inspirations that are worth stealing for my daughter’s first birthday that I am planning to host at one of the local San Francisco venues.