I recently had so much fun putting together a Beauty & the Beast Holiday Tea Party, that I got the urge to create another Disney-inspired celebration! With Thanksgiving around the corner, my friends and I are off to go celebrate with families. Before the family festivities began, I wanted to celebrate with the friends I’m thankful for, by throwing a Friendsgiving!
What better Disney theme for a Friendsgiving than Pixar’s Toy Story, that has the ultimate best friend duo Woody and Buzz? The food at my “You’ve Got a Friendsgiving With Me” celebration is reminiscent of Thanksgiving food, but a bit easier to share buffet style, and with Toy Story-inspirations!
Instead of a turkey, I made Slinky Dogs in a Blanket! I used turkey cocktail weiners, then wrapped them in phyllo dough. I baked them at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
For a veggie, I served warm edamame, which looked like Toy Story 3’s three-peas-in-a-pod (Penelope, Petey, and Peatrice). For another side dish, I took a quote from Toy Story 2 for inspiration, when Mr. Potato Head calls Mrs. Potato Head his “little sweet potato!”
This sweet potato casserole is all-natural, refined sugar-free, and made without margerine or butter. The crust is made from gluten-free GoMacro protein bars, which provided an excellent chewy crunch. You can get the full sweet potato casserole recipe here.
For beverages, I had Martinelli’s cran-apple sparkling cider. It’s beautiful color and fizz made it the perfect fit for Buzz’s Rocket Fuel:
For dessert, I made Woody’s “There’s a Pie in My Boot” Pops. Aka, pumpkin pie pops I made with a cowboy boot cookie cutter!
To make these, I preheated the oven to 400 degrees F. I then cut rolled out pie crust with my cowboy cookie cutter. I placed a wooden skewer on top of each cut out boot. I then put pumpkin puree mixed with maple syrup on top as the filling, then topped with another pie crust boot. I baked for 15 minutes.
For the decor, I used a record player with Woody, Jesse, and Bullseye tsums, as a way to re-create the Woody’s Round-Up scene in Toy Story 2.
And last but not least, the main decoration that tied the whole table together was a beautiful sign hand-drawn by Gable Fox Design:
All her signs are thoughtfully executed, creative, and made with love. You can see more of her work or even request custom designs by checking out her Instagram page here.
If you want to make your own Toy Story Friendsgiving or inspired dishes using the labels featured in pictures, you can download them for free here: