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Toy Story Birthday Party Ideas and Beyond!

We’re getting excited for the 3rd Toy Story movie to hit theaters in June. Toy Story Mania is one of our favorite rides at Disneyland. Have you been on it? It’s addicting, I kept wanting to beat my husband so we stood in that long line again and again! Since we love these toys so much, I’ve come up with a few fun ideas and activities for a fabulous Toy Story Birthday Party!


For Buzz: Hey all you Space Rangers! Get ready to ride into space with (child’s name) birthday party. On the __ of __, come join in the toy mania fun and celebrate (child’s name) (years old) birthday.

For Woody: Hey all you Cowboys! Get ready to ride into the sunset with (child’s name) birthday party. On the __ of __, come join in the toy mania fun and celebrate (child’s name) (years old) birthday.


  • Space Ranger Sodas
  • Slinky Dog Pasta – Cook the corkscrew pasta and add an alfredo sauce. Cook and cut up some hot dogs and add them to the pasta.

Cake: I decorated cupcakes to look like the 3-eyed alien toy. It’s just blue frosting on the outer edge, green on the inner. Then mini marshmallows cut in half with a piece of raisin for the center. And they were baked in silver cupcake liners! “They have been chosen” Have your kids use their “claws” to snag a cupcake!


  • Toy Bowling –  For Toy Bowling, line up all of your small trinket toys, the kind that come in your fast food kid’s meals. Have the children line up 5-6 feet away and roll a ball toward the toys.

  • Mr. Potato Head Switch – Using 2 Mr. Potato Heads, mix up the parts. Then on your mark, have the children race to see who can put him back together the right way first.

  • Take a Turn at the CLAW – Place your stuffed animals into a large bin or laundry basket. Using salad tongs, have the children pretend they are “clawing” the toys out of the arcade game. To make it more difficult, have them use the tongs one handed or blind folded.

  • Ice Cube ToysFreeze Toys in water using small plastic tubs or zip bags overnight. During the party, set up a kiddie type pool with warmish water and have each child place in their frozen toy. Watch to see who’s unfreezes first. Let the children take their toy home with them that they unfroze.

Any Toy Story Mania ideas at your house? Have you celebrated with Toy Story before?


  1. Thanks for the Claw idea. Our DD’s 4th birthday party is this weekend and she is Toy Story girl! We got a bunch of the LGM’s at Disney World this summer and I am going to hang them from the ceiling with fishing wire, plus make a sign for the front door that says “Welcome to Space Commmand”

    And that is a great photo of you guys!

  2. Thanks for the fabulous ideas! We are planning to have a Toy Story Mania party for my son this year BECAUSE of the ride at WDW, and these are fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. if you love Toy Story Mania at the land (we LOVED it and Buzz Lightyear – my fave at DW this year) you HAVE to get the Wii game!!! It recreates the carnival games. You only use one button so even my just 4yr old can do it, but it has enough challenge mom and dad can compete too. Worth every penny. Seriously, I am not a video game person but even I love it.

  4. We’re so excited for Toy Story 3 – it’s going to be my 2 and 3 year-olds’ first in-theater movie experience. i’ve been stocking up on Toy Story stuff at the dollar store. Great activities, thanks!

  5. Love it! The games are so creative and perfect for the theme! And perfect timing too with the new movie coming out. My little guy is loving Buzz Lightyear.

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