Asa’s Toy Story *3* Party: Top Ten {Tuesday}

Asa’s Toy Story 3 birthday Party was the rootin’-est, tootin’-est party in the Wild Wild West or to infinity and beyond!

I really really wanted to do the whole party in one post. But after you see this food you’ll know why I am devoting one whole post to it. The food was quite delicious. Remember, I wanted a Woody and Buzz party. So, half the food was Cowboy and half was Space Ranger. But it was all good!

Here are the…


1. Marshmallows on a Stick

These are all the rage, of course. But I’ll have you know that waaaay back in the day of Lydia’s 2nd Birthday–the Snowflake Party, we gave chocolate covered marshmallows on a stick as favors. If only Pinterest had been alive then!

Anyway, these were the Woody marshmallows–that’s right, Campfire S’mores on a Stick. Just poke a lollipop stick in a marshmallow, roll it in melted chocolate and then dip in graham cracker crumbs. I also dusted the whole thing in graham cracker crumbs for a more campfire-y affect. Yee-haw!

2. Aliens on a Stick

And for Buzz’s counterpart? Aliens on a Stick. I had seen this on Pinterest somewhere…but mine didn’t turn out quite as cute. I used dark green candy melts, mini marshmallows cut in half for the eyes, with a dot of green food coloring for the pupil. And well, I dunno. Maybe these are more true to life. You know, like a real alien?

3. Space Ranger Dip

Next up was Space Ranger Dip. And honestly, I don’t know why there is a bandana tied around it. Because that totally doesn’t go. Anywhoo. This is Vanderbilt Wife’s Magically Delicious Corn Dip and it basically has to show up at every party and event I’m at.

4. Boiled Peanuts

Boiled Peanuts seemed like perfect cowboy food. Plus, you can make them in a crockpot, so that means I have to do NOTHING. I got these mini plastic Toy Story bags in Target’s Dollar Spot like 5 months ago and they ended up being perfect for boiled peanuts!

{For anyone interested, I used 2 pounds of raw peanuts. I threw them in the crockpot, covered it with water and added about 1/4 cup of salt. And the peanuts floated. I think like 1/2 of them were above the water. I was a little concerned they wouldn’t all cook, but I stuck the top on anyway, put the crockpot on LOW and let them cook overnight. The next morning, I stirred them a little and let them cook another couple of hours. They were completeley fine and cooked all the way through! Easy!}

5. Pizza Planet Pizza Rolls

How perfect is pizza for a Toy Story party? And if you notice there ARE no pizza rolls on this dish because they were still cooking. But the point here is: LOOK HOW CUTE THAT SIGN IS! Did you notice the Cowboy versions in the other pictures?

I made them.

Yes, I did! I bought Britt-ish Design’s Space Ranger and Toy Sheriff digital scrapbooking kits and just whipped it up in Photoshop Elements. How much do you love those?!

6. Round Up/Space Ranger Spin Applesauce

I bought this awesome All About Boys scrapbook paper at JoAnn’s that was full of paper for cowboys, space rangers, robots, dinosaurs and other boy stuff. So, my mom and I traced the applesauce tops on the scrapbook paper, cut out the circles and taped them on. This was super simple and a great kid food.

For some reason we did Outer Space paper with a Cowboy sign. Whatever.

7. Alien Juice

This is a yummy lime punch I found on Pinterest. And apparently I mis-read it because I thought it was supposed to be slushy. It wasn’t. So, if you make it, don’t freeze the limeade (see those icebergs in there?). Just mix it and serve. Oh, and I did add 2 drops of green food coloring.

8. Root Beer




It was just IBC. Cute, but apparently not photo-worthy. Just make sure you put them in the fridge the night before so they are nice and frosty!

9. Cake

Of course, my amazingly talented bff, Staci made the cake. (Speaking of which, she is hosting 31 Days to Become a Better Baker on her blog. And after seeing this cake and cupcakes, you are going to want to read every single post!) She always always outdoes herself. And this year was no exception.

This is Asa’s candle cake. Everyone else got cupcakes, but Asa had his own mini-cake complete with the Toy Story 3 font! Isn’t that awesome?!

10. The Most Amazing and Awesome Toy Story 3 Cupcakes EVER

I told Staci I was doing the whole half Cowboy-half Space Ranger thing and she absolutely NAILED the cupcakes. First of all, she made some fabu Cowboy cupcakes. Let’s inspect them, shall we?

Yellow icing with red sprinkles. Hmmm…where have I seen that before? OH YEAH! Woody’s plaid shirt!

A chocolate boot on top? “There’s a snake in my boot!”

And look at that wood-grain scrapbook paper as a cupcake wrapper.


And now, my fave. The Buzz Lightyear cupcake. First the perfect Buzz Lightyear-Purple frosting on the bottom. With a clear Space Ranger helmet on top! And what was that clear helmet? Some high-priced cupcake topper from Wilton? NOPE. It’s half of a CHRISTMAS BALL ORNAMENT! How clever is she?! That little clear helmet/ball is sealed all around with Buzz Lightyear-green frosting and topped off with 2 purple skittles. If Buzz Lightyear were a cupcake, this would be him. Genius, Staci! You’re like the Disney Bound of cupcakes!

Would someone PLEASE pin those cupcakes so the whole world can see?!

Now, are you excited about the Toy Story *3* Party Games?! I know you are! Go ahead! Click it now!

Also, check out Asa’s Toy Story *3* Pinterest board to see all my inspiration (read: ideas I stole)!

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  1. the boots on top of those cupcakes are too cute! what a great job you did on the party food. I’ve never had boiled peanuts before… might have to taste them sometime!

  2. Wow, you are good at parties! They are all so well planned out and in flow with the themes. That cake is rad, but those cupcakes are out of this world! See what I did there?
    Also? Looking for the linky;)

  3. I have been noticing all these cute ideas on your Pinterest board – especially love those cupcakes!

  4. How fun! We don’t eat gluten anymore so I am especially loving those marshmallow sticks in the edibles department!

    But the cake and cupcakes are incredible!

    Looks like you all had a great time.

  5. Seriously, Amanda, you should be a party planner! And if you don’t want to do that, can you at least help me plan my daughter’s 4 year party??? 😉

    I LOVE that you wrote Asa’s name on the bottom of Woody’s shoe. Adorable. Just adorable.

  6. What fun food! I’m getting ready for my daughter’s 2nd party – and finding SO many fun ideas on pinterest :)

  7. Too cute! It is way in advance, but I am already starting to daydream about Simon’s 3-year-old birthday party, maybe trains this year if he is still into them. :-)

    I love the idea of tracing scrapbook paper on the applesauce lids. And THANK YOU for the boiled peanut recipe. And the cupcakes are beyond amazing!

  8. What a fanstastic party idea!!! I love it!! You are so creative!!

  9. what a fun party theme!! love all of the food ideas! hmmm… do you think it would be weird to have a grown-up cowboys & aliens party… hmmm…

  10. You did an amazing job! Love everything! Now I want to have a party for DS in Dec when he turns 3. His fav is Lightning McQueen. :-)

  11. I wish I was a kid at your son’s party!!! I **heart** Woody & Buzz! You’ve outdone yourself, my dear!! :)

  12. Those cupcakes are the cutest I’ve ever seen! I wonder if I can talk my 19-year-old into a Toy Story party???

  13. Love all these ideas! The cupcakes are so cute. Can’t wait to see the rest of the party :)

  14. LOVE IT! We had a Sesame Street party last year. This year it will be “Go Go’s” which at our house are The Wiggles. The only thing I am sure of is we are having “Rosy Tea” which will be a pink punch of some kind. Thanks for hosting!

  15. SO cute! Do we ever outgrow Toy Story? My 15 year old daughter is thinking of dressing up as Jesse at Halloween :)

  16. HOW ADORABLE is that?? Great job!

  17. What a cool theme for a party!

    When I was at school, my mother used to make chocolate dipped marshmallows for us to take to school on our birthdays (we’re in our 30’s now), so they’ve been around for a while:)


  18. Oh my gosh, that’s amazing. First of all, I want a cupcake now. Secondly, I think I’m totally going to have to make those campfire marshmallow pops for our fellowship’s harvest festival! So cool!
    Thanks for sharing! (And for hosting us each week!)

  19. That party looks so incredibly amazing!!! My two little guys are both starting to really love Toy Story and this is such a great idea. I think I would be there favorite forever if I did this!!!

  20. You are absolutely the kid party queen! I love it (especially the cupcakes) and am filing this away for Charlie’s #2.

  21. Aww..thanks for the sweet words, A!

  22. You did an amazing job! I may be lifting some of these ideas for next year! They are AWESOME!

  23. LOVE those buzz cupcakes with the plastic top! So clever.

  24. Awesome birthday party!! Great job on everything – love it!!

  25. I love, love this! Thanks so much for bringing this fun party to Penny’s Frugal Linky. I am definitely pinning this to my Parties board on Pinterest.

    Please remember to link back. Thanks!

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