Best Kids Parties: Rainbow Thomas Buzz Lightyear

Best Kids Parties: Rainbow Thomas Buzz Lightyear

Carrie McBride
Nov 4, 2011

A fun mashup party that could only spring from a child's mind. Rose's mom Nina describes: Rose requested a Rainbow Thomas Buzz Lightyear party for her fourth birthday. We were going to hold her party at one of those kids party places this year but none of them were offering a Rainbow Thomas Buzz Lightyear theme, so we did it at home.

For activities we had: decorate your own train with wooden train shapes from Hobby Lobby, decorate your own rocket ship with rocket ships made of toilet paper tubes, rainbow balloon flowers made by Rose's dad and a rainbow pinata.

The cake was a rainbow cake topped with Thomas and Buzz Lightyear. Fortunately we have a rich family history of rainbow cakes to draw from and had a lot of family in our kitchen to art-direct and help us frost.

Rose's birthday party invitations were made by me out of frosting and rainbow-colored sprinkles, as was the gift tag for her favor bags and the Thank You card. Gift bags were simple brown craft paper with a rainbow tag and contained rainbow tie-dye packages of Annie's bunny cookies and a rainbow star lollipop, plus whatever loot the kids collected from the pinata.

The rainbow pinata was filled with Toy Story tatoos, Thomas The Train stickers, organic fruit leather and Annie's organic bunny fruit snacks. We decided on healthful & non-edible pinata-fillings after attending a friend's overly candy-centric party, with unfortunate results.

Little signs around the apartment directed guests to beverages, trash and recycling and kept little friends out of off-limits areas. A grand time was had by all; some even said it was the best party ever.

We believe it! Thanks Nina. Readers, check out Nina's design work at Briefcan Graphics.

(Images: Nina Max Daly)

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