Posted: February 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm

We celebrated a friend of Makenzie’s 2nd birthday party today. I think it was one of the best birthday parties we have been to.The weather was perfect for another day outdoors.


Which worked fabulous with the party because they had so many cool toys set up for the kids. Makenzie and the birthday girl had fun hopping around together in a little jumper.


They had other inflatables too, which Braedon had a fun time with. While asleep.


And we can’t forget the mini rollercoaster!

sydneyparty4 sydneyparty5

Where were toys like this at my birthday parties growing up?! I think piñatas were about as exciting as we got.

In between all the playing, I nabbed a snack plate to share with Makenzie.


I basically ate all the veggies, dip, and rye  bread. I could have eaten a plate full of the spinach dip. So delicious! I think spinach dip is my favorite savory party food. I say favorite savory because, well, anything sweet always wins. Like cupcakes.


I don’t think the kids liked them at all though.

 sydneyparty7 sydneyparty9

Not one bit, right? 😉

Thank goodness we did have cake and cupcakes at least. We may not have had roller coasters, but by golly we had cake!

I remember my favorite birthday party had My Little Pony cupcakes and decorations. I was obsessed with My Little Pony.

Other favorite toys during my young years…

So basic, yet so fun. I obviously spent my childhood all in the 80s. It’s so weird that some of these have come back into popularity too. One thing I hope never comes back though?

My sister loved those things when I was in high school. Annoying as all get out!

Question of the Evening – What toys did you love growing up?

Tags: , ,

47 Comments to “Toys”
  1. POPPLES!!!!!!

    you are awesome.

  2. I was all about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – I had ALL their toys! My sister loved Teddy Ruxpin – I almost forgot about him.

  3. Furbies!! Hhahaa. I haven’t seen or thought about one of those in YEARS. You are right – – it was so annoying and so hard to turn off!

  4. Ahhh! I had a Teddy Ruxpin when I was a baby! 😀

    Furbies are awful. Whoever invented them had serious issues. And they are creepy!

  5. I loved barbies, unicorns and cabbage patch babies. Sounds like
    a great party. So glad you enjoyed the day Tina!

  6. I’ve never heard of a popple. I liked Cabbage Patch Kids. And my record player. And Strawberry Shortcake (and all her lovely smelling buddies).

  7. Lauren says:

    I had Barney come to my 4th birthday party, and I remember my younger sister who was 2 was so scared and cried the whole time.
    I loved American Girl Dolls and those electronic pet toys that came on keychains in elementary school.

  8. TEDDY RUXPIN!!! I want him back. Looks like a fun afternoon. 🙂

  9. Oh my gosh Furbees were so so creepy. We had then when we were little. We loved Cabbage Patch dolls, barbies, Polly Pocket, and My Little Pony!

  10. Helen says:

    OMG, popples! I totally forgot about those. I was a rainbow bright/strawberry shortcake girl!

  11. Karen says:

    OMG – my girls are absolutely obsessed with My Little Ponies right now!!! We watch the TV show and play ponies all the time!!

    When I was a kid I loved Rainbow Bright and Barbies. I still love to play Barbies with my girls : )

  12. Oh, I LOVED My Little Ponies too! I had a gazillion of them! I also had the castle. I used to cover it up at night with a little blanket so it wouldn’t get dirty. LOL!

  13. what a great party!

    “I could have eaten a plate full of the spinach dip.”—ME TOO!!! I love it!! Our neighbor in Aruba makes the BEST spinach dip and every year around Xmas I usually o.d. on it. And i love it 🙂

  14. Camille says:

    Oh dear god. Furbys haunt my childhood. Luckily my parents had the good sense never to let me get one. That was about as high tech as toys got when I was growing up! Wait, scratch that, I had a Giga Pet. It was awesome!

  15. Becca says:

    My Little Ponies!! We had several. Six, maybe? Maybe more?
    What else did we have? Hmm… Ohhhh, Beanie Babies! We still have ours. I used to make up stories for them, and I had my favorites–a couple of them I was determined to bring with me pretty much everywhere. Haha! 🙂
    I remember I was obsessed with TV shows like Sailor Moon when I was in elementary school… They need to bring back the good Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network shows… =\

  16. OMG! Popples! Did you ever see the movies?! haha Memories!

    I loved Cabbage Patch Kids… and Lite Brite was always a good time too 🙂

  17. I had nearly ALL the ponies! Those were my favorites. I even had the seahorses and we would play with them in the creek in my backyard!

  18. Elaine says:

    that mini roller coaster is SO CUTE

  19. jassy says:

    the kids are cute 🙂

  20. TEDDY RUXPIN! True story. One time my Teddy was doing his thing talking, and the bottom half of his jaw fell off. I watched in horror as he kept talking with just the top part of his mouth moving before I threw him across the room. 🙂

  21. Anna says:

    Popples!! Aww, I loved my popple.
    I loved my gloworm too – when I was little as a nightlight, and then by late elementary school I would take it to bed and then use it as a flashlight to keep reading my books.

    When I was little we had bike parties – kids brought their bikes over (bike friendly town) and we would decorate all of them with streamers & then bike over to the park (a block away) and have cake and just run around and play.

  22. Shannon says:

    My little pony and Strawberry Shortcake were my favorites. I love that they are still popular!

  23. Ohmigosh! They have mini rollercoasters out?!?! Wow! Hailey would have LOVED that this year .. tho she might now…she’s three.

    I agree. The toys out now are sooo not we had when we were growing up. I also grew up in the 80’s. LOVED Rainbow bright but i obsessed more over her and strawberry shortcake..tho Holly Hobby was a short obsession later also.

    Remember Alfie?! He came out this year. I bought it for Hailey for Christmas. It’s awesome!!!

  24. Lee says:

    I used to love Popples and Rainbow Brite too. I also loved my Cabbage Patch Kids.

  25. Those toys bring back some memories! I think my mom still has my Popples sleeping bag – LOL!

    Remember Cricket? I loved her. And those dolls whose hair would grow… can’t remember the name…

  26. Kristi says:

    I loved Popples and my pillow person. My daughter has those things of mine now while she is growing up. 🙂

  27. Mandy says:

    🙂 love it all. miss you guys!

  28. Oh my gosh, I had a HUGE My Little Pony collection. Remember the ones that were soft with some fuzzy coating over the plastic? I do. Also, I loved Rainbo Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears and when I was really young, The Get Along Gang. I was also a child of the 80’s!

  29. we just went to a bday party for our 5 year old cousins yesterday and the theme was my little pony! total flashback!

  30. allison says:

    Teddy Ruxpin:):) I loved that thing!!

    At my 6th b-day party, my parents had a “flower picking” contest where it was a competition to pick the most flowers aka dandelions lol My parents got all the weeds picked and all the little girls got flowers:) it was the perfect win-win scenario!

  31. AHH i loved furbies!!! i had like 4 of them and they all made my day.. i still rmbr the time when the batteries broke and my furbie started like hyperventilating and i freaked!

  32. Heather says:

    I love my little pony too! My FAVORITE though was the care bears. They. were. awesome. I also loved barbies, of course! Also when i was in Middle school American Girls dolls were just coming out. So fun!

  33. Heather says:

    POPPLES! I loved them! I would stack up other toys and bowl with them when I was little! Haha!

    I was also obsessed with my Lite Brite, My LIttle Pony, and My Littlest Petshop!

    Ugh, Furbees are creeptastic! I never understood the fascination with them!

  34. Hehe! All of those toys were my favs! I was also a big lego person!

    Another fav of mine is spinach dip too!! OOOO!! I could eat a whole tub of that stuff!! With pita chips…..or ritz! yuuum!

  35. Heather says:

    What a cute party!
    I was into Barbies. Ugh. I had a million of them!

  36. Kristen says:

    Oh my, Popples! I completely forgot about those things! Carebears and Pound Puppies were 2 of my favorites!

    Those cupcakes look amazing! It looked like a perfect day to be outside in gorgeous weather!

  37. Rach says:

    Happy birthday to your little girl!

    Ahh! Furbies! Haha! I forgot about those. They were so obnoxious! My sister and I each had one and they would talk to each other. Weird stuff. I definitely loved My Little Pony, though. Oh, and barbies too!

  38. Mellissa says:

    Pretty much all of these toys were in my toy box! Strawberry shortcake was my obsession for quite some time.

  39. Aww, happy birthday M! My favorite toys growing up were Play Mobiles. Those things left a lot of room for imagination and I had plenty of to go around!

  40. I had a My Little pony, Teddy Ruxpin and the red view finder thing–can’t remember what it’s called. I had a Furby but I think my dad enjoyed it more than me. Remember Nano babies? I loved “Little People” and anything Sesame Street.

  41. Happy Birthday Macenzie! You threw a great looking party. Did you make the cupcakes too?

    I still have my Popples! Pound puppies, Cabbage Patch Kids (remember the cereal too?), and My little Pony were all up there too.

  42. Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVED My Little Ponies and Teddy Ruxpin!!!

Leave a Reply




Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes! I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness […]

88 CommentsRead more →

Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hello FFF readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa and my husband and I blog at Fit2Flex.  Well, I blog…he consults! We are both certified personal trainers with a passion for healthy, active living and clean eating.  I am also studying to become a registered dietitian, a race announcer, and a runner.  Stop […]

24 CommentsRead more →

Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

14 CommentsRead more →


Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

21 CommentsRead more →

Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

79 CommentsRead more →

From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

55 CommentsRead more →