Party to Infinity and Beyond

We wanted to celebrate our son turning 2 last week.  I have so much fun celebrating birthdays.  I love the decorations, the cake, and the fact that we’re celebrating another year with someone we love.  We focus really hard on keeping the parties very small with just a few family members and friends.

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This year, we wanted to celebrate our very own Buzz Lightyear with a party around the same theme.  We included a lot of store bought items, a lot of diy touches, and a lot of love!

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For one thing, the cupcakes were from Publix, while his small cake was made to look like the claw machine aliens, you know, “Ooooh, the claaaaw!” I baked a very small, (6in X 2in) round cake and used the neon food coloring to make the color.  I did something like 25 green drops and 2 blue.  Then I drew on the face.  It was a total hit!Tate Birthday 005

The menu was SUPER easy!  We had… Pizza.  I used a poster board and tissue paper to make this rocket ship.  I did a Google image search for the font and did the best I could with a magic marker to create the font.

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A very simple touch was this banner.  I bought glitter paper and cut it into cards.  then I cut triangles out of the bottom and taped them to string.  I thought it was beautiful, yet still appropriate for a boy’s party!Tate Birthday 009

I was inspired by both the aliens and Disney minimalist art posters that I saw on Pinterest for the head lanterns.  Simple circles taped onto the lanterns and there you have it!

At the end of the day, this party was such a success.  The birthday boy had a great time!


  1. Cute idea! I’ve already been scouring Pinterest for ideas for my little boys first birthday in November. Plan on a country fair theme.

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