Mar 4, 2012

Woody from Toy Story (4 years old)

I have previously shared my son’s love of the Toy Story movies resulting in a total of 4 Toy Story themed birthday parties.  This love began with his 3rd birthday party which I have also already shared.   When his 4th birthday approached he informed me that it must be a Woody theme, because the previous year was Buzz Lightyear.  As he said this to me the tone of his voice practically said “Well duh, Mommy!  Why wouldn’t this year be a Woody theme?”  Again, I created invitations along with matching Thank you notes for the party.  I also made a cake and came up with kid friendly activities to match the Woody/Cowboy theme.  Keep on reading for more details!

4 Year Old Woody Party
For my son's 4th birthday he chose to focus on a Woody theme. Again, at the time of his party Toy Story had not been re-released so I had a difficult time finding Toy Story items to use for his party.

I used cowboy patterned paper and brown cardstock to create his invitation. I also found an image of the gang online and copied it onto cardstock.



Thank You Notes
I used the same paper from the invitations to create the Thank You Notes. I always like to include a picture of the birthday boy at his party on the Thank You Notes. I have wallet size pictures made at Sam’s Club and they are inexpensive.
Email me at if you are interested in purchasing invitations like this.

For his cake I made a cowboy hat. To create the hat I used the Pampered Chef Classic Batter Bowl to bake the cake in. Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye action figures, Twizzlers candy were used to decorate the outside of the cake.

Bullseye Horse Races

What you will need:
Poster board
Paint brushes
Construction Paper
Number punch outs
Putting it together:
Trace the image of Bullseye on the Construction paper.
(I copied an image onto transparency film and then used the overhead to do this.)
Paint the image and cut it out.
Punch 2 holes in the top and 2 at the bottom.
Glue the number on the back of the construction paper.
Punch 2 holes in the top and 2 at the bottom.
Use the yarn to tie the Bullseye face to the construction paper.

Create a starting and stopping point. Line the runners up at the starting point. The first runner to the finish line win!

Panning for Prospector Pete’s Gold

What you will need:
Rocks (I got some from the dollar store)
Gold Spray Paint
Large Container (I used a large storage bin)
Foil Pie Tins

Putting it Together:
Put the rocks on newspaper and spray paint them gold. When they are dry turn them over and paint the other side.
Pour the sand into the large container.
When the rocks are dry hide them in the sand.

Have the kids search through the sand for the gold with the pie tins.

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