Party Planning—Toy Story

Friday, January 25, 2013

I’m planning a Toy Story themed birthday party for an adorable little girl named, Bella. She’s turning 3, and I’m super excited to be working on this! The main theme of this party is the Cowgirl character, Jessie—therefore, the main colors and patterns are: Cow print, red bandana, denim, clouds, flowers, and so on, but right now, I’m still working on all my samples and coming up with ideas. While this party will mainly focus on, Jessie, I’d still like to have hints of all the other characters throughout the party decor. So, check out what I’ve got so far, and let me know what you think.
I went the first place I always go to when I’m party planning; and, that’s, Etsy! I found a shop that sells digital download paper, and this shop had awesome Jessie, themed paper. So I purchased it, so that I could make the design for the party bags, candy labels, and tags. You can click here for the papers. All, I did for this bag was combine a few of the digital papers using Photoshop CS5 and had them printed at Office Depot.
Next, I went to another Etsy shop, (Click here for the shop) and I found this super adorable custom cupcake toppers download. Click here for this download (at a great price too!). I’m going to be using these for cupcakes, box labels, and more.
I've seen this moving box idea around google, and I wanted to do something like this for the party but I wanted to make it slightly different, so it wouldn't look like I completely copied someone else’s design. So I’m using the labels I've downloaded on the front, writing on the sides, marshmallows on the inside—to resemble packing peanuts, and they’re going to be filled with home baked sugar cookies. I've purchased a couple of themed cookie cutters, and when they arrive in the mail I’ll show them to you! 

Johanna, Bella’s mom, mentioned that she wanted a photo booth with themed photo booth props, so I did a quick google search to find some downloads, and I came across this website, that has a free PDF download. The only requirement to downloading these is you have to like her FB page, or follow her blog. I was happy to do so, because this work is amazing!
Here is a drawing of my candy table/cake table idea. I’m only showing a part of it, as a sneak peek—only Bella’s parents and I will know the full details, hehe. I have to keep some of these things secret for the complete reveal right? Haha. 
Lastly, hay bales! I have a super, super cute idea for these, and I can’t wait to show you! These are 20” hay bales that I bought at, Michaels, for only $2.00 dollars each!! Score right? I’d been searching everywhere for this size at a reasonable price—but it was hopeless—until I stopped in at a Michaels, in Santa Monica, CA, and found these on clearance. Once I learned the price I bought them all, hehe. The regular retail price for these 20” hay bales is $12.99 and up—so I was happy.  That’s about it for now, but I’ll definitely keep you posted on most of the details along the way. 

14 comments:

  1. This is such a cute, creative idea!! I love all the effort you've put into it! Bella is going to love her birthday party!!
    ~Sara

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope she loves it :-)

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  2. as always looks amazing! lol you kept some stuff secret and it works i'm on the edge of my seat with anticipation! LOL so far everything looks awesome! the kids are gonna have fun with the photo booth props!

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    1. lol! You're funny Jess :-p I can't wait to see all the pictures of the kids using these cute props.

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  3. Thank you so much for including my Etsy shop and digital files! Those labels are gorgeous! I'll link back here on my facebook fan page too!

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    1. You're so welcome! Thanks for offering such cool digital work!

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  4. So exciting! I have nothing to do with your party planning and I still feel your excitement. Everything's really cute and very creative so far! ;)

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    1. I'm glad! :-p Thank you so much for the kid words!

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  5. Eeek this is so cute - end result soon!?
    xo Emily @ Hungry Delights

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    1. Feb 16th is the date of the party! I'm so excited, I'll be posting sneak peeks here and there, but I'll definitely be blogged the end result! :-)

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  6. Woow I wanna have a party like that!!
    Can´t wait to see more pictures!!
    I just adore your ideas Nicole♥

    xx Barbora
    abitconfusing.blogspot.com

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  7. OMG - great score on the hay bales, for sure. This is awesome! I'd love to have a party like this. The bags are really cute, and the boxes - fun!
    ~Kim

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