Toy Story Party – Activities & Games

by Amy on August 9, 2011

Ready for more Toy Story party fun?

Delaney wanted activities to go with all of her favorite characters. We had activities set-up both inside and outside for the kids to explore.

Bullseye’s Target Toss

For Bullseye’s game, we set-up a magnetic dart board on our easel. The easel is also magnetic, so it caught many of the off-target arrows!

Woody’s Lucky Horseshoes

We made beanbag horseshoes using felt and rice. I love how the cow-print painting turned out on the base, too.

Jessie’s Rope ‘em Lasso Game

Dad made this cute wooden horse, and I added the paper bag mane and tail. We had three rope circle “lassos” for the kids to throw. They loved this game!

Paratrooper Drop

The kids dropped parachute toys from the play structure, trying to land them on the target. We had two “no-tangle” parachute toys, which held up great and still have lots of play left in them.

Buzz Lightyear’s Rocket Launch

We had two activities for Buzz Lightyear’s Rocket Launch – throwing foam rockets through a hanging target and making straw rockets. We had two big foam rockets and two foam rocket footballs. The target was a piece of cardboard, painted and decorated with foam stickers.

The straw rockets were a craft project that the kids could do independently. For the rockets, I used Crayola Neon Color Explosion paper that comes with special markers. We also had foam stickers for decorating. Each rocket had a pocket taped on the back – just insert a straw and blow to launch your rocket.

Wheezy’s Wind-Up Penguin Races

This was a very simple game, but all the kids loved playing with the wind-up penguins! We used masking tape to secure alphabet blocks to a plastic lid for our racing lanes.

The Claw Game

We couldn’t leave out the cute little aliens! I think you can see from the picture how I put this together. We had the game up on a table so the kids could look through the window while they tried to get prizes with tongs. The prizes were fruit leather and organic suckers taped to paper aliens, as well as green glow bracelets.

Bo Peep’s Lost Sheet Hunt

We played one game, which was a hunt for Bo Peep’s lost sheep. I painted wooden sheep from the craft store and put a different Toy Story sticker on the back of each one. Each sheep was inside a green “hill” pocket. Some of the pockets had a Try Again note instead of a sheep.

I hid the hills and gave each kid a card – they had to find the sheep with the matching sticker. The kids loved it, and it was a great way to make a simple hunt last a little longer.

Party Favors

We sent our guests home with a small bucket filled with animal cookies, chocolate coins, make-your-own Mr. Potato Head Stickers, and a few Toy Story band-aids.

Phew! All we have left to do is finish writing our thank-you notes. :)

More Toy Story Party posts:

Toy Story Party Invitations

Toy Story Party!

I got lots of inspiration from other blogs and websites – check out my Toy Story Party board on Pinterest for more great Toy Story ideas.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly August 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

What a cute and fun looking party. I love “The claw”…clever!

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Fatima August 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I’m loving these toy story posts! So creative!
My SIL did a toy story party for her little girl, too. Such fun!
You can check out my sis-in-love’s party over at my silly little blog.
http://furlinedtoiletseats.blogspot.com/2011/08/terrific-toy-story-party.html
Her cake was too beautiful to cut, but she did. ;)

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Lola September 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

So many fun activities! Great inspiration for future birthday parties, thank you!

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Greg Kinsella May 31, 2012 at 4:31 am

Interested on how you made the bean bag horse shoes. Are they durable? Noticed you stuffed them with rice. Would they hold up to stuffing them with say BB’s to give more weight?

Thank you.

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Abby June 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

I really liked your website. I was interested in how you made the bean bag horseshoes. Was it hard to sew? Did you sew it most of the way and then add the rice at the end? I’m new to sewing and would like some more guidance on this. I know it was simple, but I need lots of explanation!

Again, great creative ideas. Thanks!

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Abby September 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I was wondering where you got your large rocket to throw at targets for your party. Thanks!

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sharon lynn March 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

i am also interested in how you made the bean bag horseshoes?
can you please email me more on this….
Thanks!

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Amy March 14, 2013 at 7:30 am

These are very easy to sew together. Cut out your horseshoe shapes from felt. Sew two pieces together, all the way around, leaving a gap in the middle for adding the rice. Add rice, the eraser end of a pencil to push it down into the “legs” of the horseshoe. Then, squish the rice out of the way and sew them closed. Sometimes it’s easier to sew them closed by hand, since it’s hard to maneuver them through the sewing machine without spilling the rice. Hope that helps!

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