‘Toy Story’ has been a long time favorite of ours and is on constant replay. Charlie Beth loves Buzz Lightyear and is obsessed with him! We bought her a Buzz Lightyear plush when she was 18 months old and he hasn’t left her side since! Ha, I even have a back up Buzz tucked away in case anything were to happen to him. Do y’all do that too?
‘Toy Story’ introduces us to Andy’s collection of toys that come alive when he’s away. Andy’s favorite toy, Woody, feels like he’s being replaced by Andy’s new Space Ranger Toy. Feeling jealous, Woody tries to hide Buzz from Andy and the plan quickly gets out of control. Woody has to deal with concerns of being replaced and eventually befriends his new rival. They learn to trust each other in order to return safely home.
This movie has such a great message for kids! It teaches them to have an open heart and mind, give new things (or people) a chance. New things don’t always mean that it’s bad.
Menu planning for this movie was easy! My little sous chefs helped make Pizza for movie night. I bought a pizza crust and used our homemade pizza sauce using Penzey’s spices. We make pizza like this all the time and the kids have so much fun topping it with cheese and pepperoni. Before baking it, I like to add Penzey’s ‘Brady Street’ around the pizza crust. It gives it a genuine pizza parlor flavor!
For our treat, I made Pizza Planet’s ‘Rocket Fuel Punch‘. My mom used to use this recipe at all of her church functions. A mixture of fruit juices, lemon-lime soda, and rainbow sherbet. It’s so refreshing! Charlie Beth isn’t a fan of the soda bubbles, so I made a batch without it. It’s even delicious without it!
‘Toy Story’ is a timeless classic that will be loved for generations! We had such a wonderful evening dressing up, eating from “Pizza Planet”, and watching this movie together! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Who is your favorite ‘Toy Story’ character? Are you excited for ‘Toy Story Land’ to open?