I didn't want to blast the licensed Buzz Lightyear party ware all over the house, so I turned to my friend Abby who designs and sells printable party ware via her company Paper and Cake. You pick your theme, and for a very minimal cost you can have stylish, customizable themed party ware that is fun and festive, and sans the Disney characters splattered all about.
Now let me just say that I consider myself about a 6 in the spectrum of party planning. I like to have a color scheme and have the goodie bags and activities all follow along the same theme for the party. But I usually don't get too anal about all the little details. After blogging for some time now, I have seen plenty of over the top Martha-esque type parties, and I'm just not into that extra stress. But with this printable party ware I was able to sort of bump up my skillz a notch and without much extra effort. It may sound like this is a paid endorsement for Paper & Cake, but I promise it's not. I was just really pleased with the way all the extra details came together with ease. You can check out their blog here.
Let's start with the invitation:
Next, the customized banner and garland:
And a little Buzz thrown in for good measure
Building on the whole space theme, we had 4 stations for the kids:
Moon Sand Table with various space guys
(at some point in the party Buzz turned into Woody)
Oh, and just for good measure, we threw in a Buzz pinata and let the kids whack the heck out of it
"GO SYDNEY GO"
Happy Birthday Bubba! I hope you enjoyed your party because you're probably not going to get another party like this one for a while! :) Love you Syd!