I remember our friends having to cancel their twins’ birthday party back in March, and thinking “Thank goodness Romy and Piper’s birthday is so far away, this will all be over by then.” Uh, nope! Here we are in September, and having a really big kid birthday party still sounds like a dumb idea. When I realized we couldn’t do our usual big party (we did a big breakfast/cowgirl bash at Zoomars for their first and a PipeRomy Pizza Party for their second!) I decided to just let them pick the theme. And if you know Romy and Piper at all, you know that they picked Buzz and Woody (aka, Toy Story)…
At first I wasn’t going to decorate much, but then my sister said her family would come for the weekend (their birthday fell on Labor Day this year) and we all got SO excited! They make everything SO fun and are the girls FAVORITE people in the world. I knew her kids would have fun helping me decorate and prep for the party day. It was shaping up to be a pretty perfect celebration…
There is still nothing my girls love more than Buzz (Romy), Woody (Piper), and Toy Story in general. I was hesitant to do a Toy Story party because I didn’t want it to be cheesy, but then I saw Michelle Rogers’ version of a Toy Story party and decided I could do what she did! I also decided that although this party didn’t fit into a muted color pallet like I wanted it to, 2020 could use some bright colors!
I made my own balloon arch (this was thrown together quickly during nap time, but could look way cooler if you spent more time on it! Also if we hadn’t misplaced our balloon blower-upper in the move ;). You can see how in this post!
When I’d ask the girls what they wanted for their birthday, all they’d say is that they wanted a “New Buzz” and “New Woody”. Their’s have seen better days – they’ve been everywhere with us and their buttons/pull strings were no longer working, Buzz had a broken helmet and Woody was missing a finger. They were SO happy to see their new ones sitting out! But I can’t help but feel bad for the “old” Buzz and Woody now…the movies have obviously gotten to me ;).
Plates, napkins, and cups came from Oh Happy Day Shop (as put together by Michelle Rogers!). They have so much cute stuff for whatever type of party you’re planning, and they’re also a great place to go for party inspo if you need help thinking of a theme! Here are the things I used:
The letters were super affordable, hand-painted by someone on Etsy. Now I have them up in the girls’ play room and they love them!
When I was pregnant, we took a class offered by the hospital for parents of multiples. The nurse who taught the class had adult twin sons, and one piece of advice she gave was to give them their own birthday cake and sing twice – once for each of them. I hadn’t done this yet because I’ve always felt like singing the song is so long anyways, why put everyone through it twice?! 😉 But this year I decided to give it a try, and it was SO worth it. We will always sing to them separately now! It was so cute watching them each have their own moment!
Because the bakery we used couldn’t do gluten free (and 6 of us who were at the party are GF!) I asked my niece to make a GF cake. LOOK what she made – she’s TEN!!! Can you believe it?! She’s so talented! She even colored the fondant perfectly herself! I’m so proud of her!
Keep scrolling for links to everything you need to re-create this party. And watch my Instagram story highlight for some video from the day (their expressions when we sing to them are priceless!!)
Happy birthday to Romy and Piper!! You can see my individual thoughts in posts on Instagram here and here :).