My son Cruz was into so many different toys this year. When it came time to start planning his party, I decided to incorporate all his favorite toys/cartoon shows into the theme, "The Toys are Out of the Box". There were Super Heroes, Max & Ruby, Toopy & Binoo, Fireman Sam, Grossology, Star Wars - just to name a few! We held the party at our home and hired a local face painter and Spider-Man made an appearance.
I used a mega blocks container as the centre piece and made a streamer banner as a backdrop. I got creative and used vases filled with rocks as weights, but disguised with blue tissue paper. I added party printables (designed by the very talented Krista at KK Designs) and attached the circles to cookie sticks and then covered them with paper straws. Drinks included Jedi Juice, Green Goblin Limeade and Max & Ruby's bottled water. I purchased paper cups from the dollar store and added matching polka dot paper.
I wanted to balance out the sweets so made the food table pretty healthy. We served Toopy & Binoo's Munchies. I created "Max & Ruby's Veggie Patch" with lots of colourful vegetables. I made fence panels out of the polka dot paper. I served Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip and inserted carrots with the stem to look like they were growing. I cooked the hot dogs in the crock pot and they turned out great.
Beth-Ann from Cakes by Beth-Ann made the fabulous Toy Box Cake and all the fondant decorations. Cruz is one lucky boy to have such a talented auntie! We had an ice cream buffet, ice cream cone cupcakes as well and chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies. I have to mention too that I purchased boxes of Peep Bunnies after Easter for only 37 cents per box!
For the goodie bag table, I included lots of options as the guests ages ranged from under one to six. There were fireman hats, Super Hero taffy, Play-Doh, frisbee, animal cookies, Spider-Man and Cinderella gummy snacks, pencils & erasers, kazoos, lollipops, stickers, plastic toy spiders, chocolate cars, face masks, rope (licorice), Pringle Sticks and Max & Ruby party blowers. I bought the party blowers from the dollar store and added polka dot paper and printables. The backdrop was a spider web made from black streamers. On Pinterest I got the idea for the balloon spiders, but made ours in the matching theme colours. I watched for deals and collected the items over time. I bought all 12 fireman hats for $4.00!
"Super Scoops" Ice cream buffet with lots of toppings, Toy Box cake, bunny marshmallow pops, fruit.
A goodie buffet with lots to choose from. Fireman hats, Super Hero taffy, Play-Doh, frisbee, animal cookies, Spider-Man and Cinderella gummy snacks, pencils & erasers, kazoos, lollipops, stickers, plastic toy spiders, chocolate cars, face masks, rope (licorice), Pringle Sticks and Max & Ruby party blowers
Activities / Games
Spider Man entertained the kids with lots of games. We hired a local face painter.
I bought all 12 fireman hats for $4.00. I purchased boxes of Peep Bunnies after Easter for only 37 cents per box.
What People Ate
Toopy & Binoo's Munchies (crackers & cheese), Max & Ruby's Veggie Patch (vegetables and Greek yogurt ranch dip), baked cheese puffs, fruit, hot dogs cooked in the crock pot.
What People Drank
Drinks included Jedi Juice, Green Goblin Limeade and Max & Ruby's bottled water.
The children enjoyed Spider Man and getting their faces painted. They really liked the ice cream and all the yummy toppings.