In honor of Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out coming out this week, I wanted to finally get around to sharing the Inside Out party we had for Abbey’s 4th birthday, this past September. I know, I know, it’s already November! But I’ve been so swamped with real life that sometimes my digital life sometimes gets forgotten about. Forgive me?
I am going to show you how to easily throw an Inside Out Party for a birthday, play date, or just a great way to make watching it a little bit more fun for everyone!
Right after we saw Inside Out for the first time, my daughter insisted on having an Inside Out Party for her birthday. She LOVED the movie and if I’m being totally honest, I loved it too! It has replaced pretty much all of my other favorite Disney and Pixar movies, if you haven’t seen it, see it now!
We had a lot of fun planning this party, so I want to share some of the photos and some of the recipes and tips for creating your own party – even on a tight budget!
These cupcakes were made with 2 boxes of cake mix. The first box I tinted red, yellow, green, blue and purple and baked in a donut hole pan. Once cool, I trimmed off any browned pieces and placed them in the center of a cupcake liner and topped with white cake mix.
It creates a circle in the center that looks like a Core Memory Orb! Frost like normal and top with sprinkles! It’s a great and affordable option for a birthday cake! Or you can do this…
I ordered a sheet cake from our local grocery store and told the bakery department what my vision was. Then I added my own little mini figure cake toppers! We grabbed these at Toys’R’Us and they worked great as not only cake decor, but a toy for afterwards!
I wanted to have some sort of food for each character, so here is what I came up with…
Joy’s Memory Orb Krispies
We’re HUGE fans of collectible toys, so we have all the Inside Out Funko Pop characters. We used them as decor, but at $10 each, it’s definitely not a cheap decor option. Clearly this is optional, but it made the table a bit more fun and doubled as birthday presents before her party. These Memory Orb Krispies were made with Mini Trix, but can obviously be made with regular Trix as well. I made them the same way at Rice Krispies, but switched up the cereal to match our theme! Easy!
Bing Bong’s Candy Tears
One of our favorite characters in the movie is Bing Bong! And I love that he cries candy! So obviously this is what I came up with. Seriously the easiest thing ever. I placed a Bing Bong toy in a bucket of candy and voila! Bing Bong’s Candy Tears!
Anger’s Flaming Hot Party Mix
Another super simple party snack! And crazily enough, everyone LOVED THIS! I just mixed a bag of Chex Party Mix and a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and poured them into a big bowl. So simple, so affordable and so cute!
Disgust’s Veggie Platter
If you’ve seen the movie, you know how much Disgust hates broccoli, so clearly a veggie tray was perfect for her food choice! I stopped by the grocery store and just picked up a premade veggie platter to keep things simple and cheap!
Sadness’s Tearful Punch
This punch is a staple at all of our parties! It’s so yummy and easy to make and maybe you’ve seen it on Pinterest as “Tiffany Punch” but we use it for anything and everything! It’s been Mermaid Punch and even Sailor Punch… but now it’s Sadness’s Tearful Punch! It’s equal parts lemonade, blue Hawaiian punch and Sprite. Simple, affordable and tasty!
Fear’s Scaredy Cat Fruit Salad
Ok, so clearly this makes NO sense, but I needed a way to incorporate a fruit salad and had NO IDEAS about what could be a “fearful” dish… but Fear is scared of everything, so maybe he’s also afraid of fiber. Once again, I just grabbed pre cut fruit at the grocery in the interest of time and cost effectiveness. Toss it in a bowl and you’re done!
We also had some $5 Pizza, minus the broccoli, but that was also a really affordable way to feed everyone!
We had a few games – my kid is OBSESSED with “Egg Surprises” on YouTube, so we had an egg hunt in a kiddie pool filled with Orbeez that we called “The Memory Dump” and then after the kids had a blast rolling around in it, tossing the balls all over and just generally making messes.
The Memory Dump
I printed out a ton of Inside Out coloring pages I found online, and had lots of crayons for the kids to color with!
It was a great day, filled with lots of friends, family and fun! Abbey had a blast, and I just wanted to thank everyone who came out once again for being there to help us celebrate!
What’s your favorite part of our party?