Buzz Lightyear Birthday Party

buzz lightyear birthday party

A few weeks ago we celebrated my baby boy’s 5th birthday. Saying “baby” seems a little out of place, but he will always be my baby! When I asked him what sort of party he wanted to have he quickly knew what he wanted. A birthday party at the local indoor aquatic center with a Buzz Lightyear theme! Alright kid you got it! Now I don’t claim to be any great party planner. I do love me a good “theme” party and usually have lots of fun thinking of cute ways to play with themes. Without further ado here is my Buzz Lightyear Birthday Party!!!

Buzz Lightyear Birthday Party

I decided to stick with lime green and blue as my main colors. I had a lot of fun finding all of the goodies for the party! They were fun bright colors to work with.

Green Alien Gift Bags

I think my favorite part of the party was these Alien Favor Bags. I used some lime green paper bags to start with. Then I cut them down a bit to make them shorter and added three googly eyes to each bag. I used some green curly straws to create the alien’s antennae.  A couple glue dots help keep the bags closed and the “antennae” in place.

Alien Favor Bags

Aren’t they stinkin adorable??? I filled them with a flying saucer Frisbee, anti-gravity bouncy balls, glow sticks, and colored coordinated candy. Plus the curly straws of course!

Buzz Lightyear Cake

Since I am not exactly a wizard in the kitchen….especially in the making things look cute department….I outsourced the cake to someone else. I decided what I wanted the cake to look like and the Goodie Godmother made it happen. She is a fellow military spouse and as you can see, very talented as well.

Alien Cake Pops

She also made the alien cake pops!!! I mean, what’s a Buzz Lightyear Birthday Party with out aliens??? I put the cake pops in some lime green buckets that also doubled as balloon weights. I filled the bottom of the buckets with brown sugar instead of sand, that way if any got on the cake pops it would just add to the tastiness!

Buzz Lightyear Birthday Party

Here’s one last one of the very happy birthday boy!!! All in all it was a great party and we had lots of fun celebrating the birthday boy! Wow 5. Can any other mamas relate?

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  1. That party looks so cute! I love the cake and those alien bags.

  2. love the alien bags! and the brown sugar sand idea.

  3. those gift bags and cake pops are great! I hope he had a fabulous birthday

  4. I love the gift bags, super simple and super cute. Happy Birthday to your little man!

  5. So stinkin’ adorable!!!! I love the gift bags- never would have thought of that. Wow. Makes me wish I was 5 again!

  6. Love this Courtney! The bags are adorable, and the cake looks like just what you wanted!

  7. OMG this is the best! Those bags are the cutest. My boy just turned 4 and he’s still my baby too…forever 😉
    Jamie @

  8. Such cute ideas!
    Stopping in from the Sundae Scoop link up!

  9. mlskidmore says:

    I just pinned those alien gift bags. I have little girls, but I will have to share this with a mother with a boy! Too cute! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  10. What an adorable party idea! love those alien gift bags! Thanks so much for sharing them at Project INspired! Sorry I am late with my thank you last week was crazy! Hope you can make it to this week’s party! I pinned this on our group party board!

  11. Hello, love all the work you did for your little ones party! I’m getting ready to celebrate my sons 2nd birthday and would love to recreate the party favor bags. Where did you find the curly straws?


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