My son decided he wanted to have an Inside Out themed party for his 6th birthday. We saw the movie and fell in love with these adorable characters! I knew as soon as I started brainstorming that Inside Out would be an easy and super fun party theme. In addition to using the characters to decorate, you can also incorporate the colors of all the characters. I decided to simply use balloons to add some color to the party indoors and out….and bonus… the balloons kinda look like memory balls.
I drew and then hand painted Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Bing Bong, My son suggested that I add the quote bubbles to each character minutes before the party. I think the quote bubbles really helped complete the look.
My very talented Mom made these cookies. If making the characters seems too difficult, you can just go for memory ball cookies and Bing Bong’s flower cookies.
I ordered cupcakes in each of the character’s colors and added these free cupcake toppers from mrskathyking.com
My mother in law wrapped the turquoise flatware inside of yellow napkins, then secured them with balloon ribbons which included each emotion’s color.
We had bowls of fruit corresponding to the colors of each of the characters. We used strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, green grapes, and purplish grapes.
My son and I actually created this emotions console before we decided on the theme for his party. We created “buttons” using construction paper, crayons, markers, and scissors. I was pleasantly surprised by some of the buttons he came up with. I covered the console table with contact paper to preserve it until the party.
I made these quote cards for the kiddos to hold along with silly props for photo opportunities.
I used stock paper and yellowish gold clear wrap to create memory balls to put pics in. I used pictures of my son with as many party guests as I could to make them feel special. We actually had a few “fear” pics like fighting Darth Vader and roller coaster pics.
I put a couple of balloon garlands between trees outside for guests to enjoy while the children participated in outdoor activities. We played one game I will call “Memory Ball Transfer”. I set up a relay race where a child from each team took two balls at a time in a tiny shopping cart to another bin set up about 20 feet away. It took way longer than I anticipated for the mixed aged children to transfer 20 “memory balls” out of each of the team bins.