Reach For The Sky

Sometimes what we need to know is right in front of us — we just can’t see it. In my case, for the longest time I did not recognize that perhaps the one thing my 2yo loves more than his milk is the movie Toy Story. He gets the giggles when the Pixar image comes on the screen. It’s the cutest thing ever seeing him so giddy and the movie hasn’t even begun! I was tempted to throw a football themed celebration for his November birthday, but figured he might enjoy that even more when he’s a little older. Toy Story is magic. So of course it was the perfect theme for my favorite deputy.

custom invites from

the birthday boy attempts to sneak a cupcake (p.s. this image was featured on the Bug & Boo blog!)

here's a rough-cut close up of the custom cupcake toppers featuring J

the party favors were an inexpensive find from the dollar aisle at target and late-night shopping on

a little dress up area for picture taking with thanks to pinterest for the inspiration

big brother & a friend get in on the action after it's too dark to play outside

I meant to take more pictures of J’s birthday, but the weather was unseasonably warm the week of Thanksgiving so I found myself actually enjoying the party with my family instead of behind the lens. 

Invitation:: Sugar Tree Press
Birthday Shirt:: Old Glory
Cupcakes:White’s Pastry Shop
Cupcake Toppers:: Bug & Boo Designs
Favors:: Target (dollar aisle) &
Vintage inspired plastic popcorn boxes stuffed with microwave popcorn
covered in custom wraps from Sugar Tree Press; plus Toy Story themed Little Golden Books
Venue & Catering:: Our Home & Family Potluck
Busy Bee Jumpers
Toy Story 3 {natch} after the sun went down

iTunes Playlist: Birthday (The Beatles), Rocket Man (Elton John), Birthday (Kings of Leon), I Shot The Sheriff (Eric Clapton), Barbie Girl (Aquarium), You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Randy Newman & Lyle Lovett), Le Freak (Chic), Marvelous Day (SteveSongs), Happy Birthday (The Ting Tings)

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