There’s just something about these flying machines that capture kids’ attention, so it’s no wonder Disney made Planes, a story of a cropduster plane that has to overcome its fear of heights to compete in plane races. Braden’s 4th birthday party turned out so great thanks to his mom’s party planning, which included fun cupcake wrappers in the shape of the plane characters, marshmallow pops, and lots of decor and food details in the colors of blue and orange, based on the movie. My favorite things from this party is how 2-liter soda bottles were turned into planes with the help of glue, paint, and cardboard!
Need more ideas? Just go crazy with the plane theme in your decor and cookies – how about providing a paper plane craft for the kids to make, using cloud placemats, and serving plane-shaped cookies? Get all these ideas and more from this cool birthday party!
Set in the future, Wall-E is an adventure and a romance movie in one, but it also holds several important lessons for kids. And of course, don’t forget, there are robots in the movie! This awesome Wall-E birthday party for Jack’s 6th birthday pulls out all the stops, from an aqua and lime color theme, intricately decorated desserts, plant samples of sunflowers for the guests to take home, a photo booth with Wall-E, and a robot trash pick up game complete with robot arms!
For kids who love cars and all fast things, Cars is a wonderful, wonderful movie. If you have a child like that, you might want to give him or her a Cars-themed birthday party like the one that Nikka hosted for her son Max! The party is more based on the city of Radiator Springs than the race, so there are a lot of vintage details throughout the decor and the food, from the Tow Mater backdrop to the antiqued letters spelling out the birthday boy’s name. The cake pops in the images of the car characters are crazy good, but don’t overlook all the other ideas: the use of tires as party decor, the cookies with the images of the characters, the use of burlap throughout the decor to add a vintage feel, brown sugar (to resemble sand) to hold the cake pops upright, and donuts on straws to resemble tires. So, so fun.
All three movies of the Toy Story franchise have captured the hearts of millions of kids, and so any kid would love a birthday party based on Toy Story. Alison hosted this really great Toy Story-themed birthday party for her son that included a cardboard birthday banner in the colors and patterns found in the movie, green army men parachuting from the ceiling, personalized candy bars for guests, and a wide variety of games. Every guest came dressed as their favorite Toy Story character and played games, from guessing how many green army men there were in a big jar, a Toy Story bingo game, pin the star on Woody, pass the “hot” space rock, a Mr. Potato Head relay, and more! That’s not all – every guest wore a party hat that looked like aliens and ate cupcakes served in dump trucks.
If you’re still looking for more Disney party ideas for a Toy Story party, check out these great game ideas that includes toy bowling, ice cube toys, and more.
What’s cooler than lions? A party based on the Lion King movie, of course. Check out this simple but sweet Lion King party for a three-year-old boy, complete with invitations (free download!), a cake with Simba on it, and a fun lion pinata.
If you’re having a hard time finding decor items for your party, try finding safari ideas – they would work just as well! This safari party is full of cute decor and food ideas.
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What other Disney party ideas have you seen that would make any little boy or girl very happy on their birthday? Or have you hosted a Disney birthday party yourself? Share all of your Disney party ideas in the comments!
I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.