{Birthday Parties} The Minnie Mouse

 

My baby girl turned ’2′ this past weekend!  Time sure does FLY!  Last year, for her 1st Birthday, I was disappointed that I hadn’t taken many pictures…so, my main goal this year was LOTS of pics!  We decided to go with a Minnie Mouse theme, mostly because I had lots of party ideas for this after looking on Pinterest.  She had a wonderful time and everything couldn’t have turned out better!  Here are some of the things we did/had at her party…

 

For my signs/decorations, I used my mom’s Cricut Machine.  We had an outside party so this definitely helped spruce up the garage a little!

 

I also used the Cricut machine to make these invitations using cardstock and adding a pink bow – simple and perfect!
I wanted to do Minnie/Mickey ears instead of party hats (obviously ;) I bought headbands at the dollar store in packs of 6.  Then I went to the craft store and bought a few sheet of felt (it was a fairly stiff felt) and cut them into circles, leaving a flap on the end so it was easy to hot glue them on the headbands.  Then I hot glued on the bows as well.  They were quite a hit!
I usually always make a cake for the kids’ b-days, which I spend hours on, but, this time I decided on cupcakes.  It was nice for a change and so simple.  I used chocolate cake with my Best Birthday Cake Frosting.  Then adding the oreo’s was a piece of cake ;)  I used a frosting bag with my Wilton tips to put the frosting on the cupcakes and then for the bows.
Now, this I saw on Pinterest and it was way more of a project than I bargained for.  But, it looked pretty cool when I was done.  I went to the craft store and bought three styrofoam balls.  One eight inch and two four inch.  (If I was to do this again, I would definitely buy them smaller!!)  I bought a small planter for the stand.  Then, the fun part….I bought a bag with 420 dumdum’s in it and after I finished that bag I had to go back to the store 3 times for the small bags (Because I kept thinking that was all I needed…I was wrong.)  So, in other words, there were a LOT of dumdum’s on this which made it very heavy!  Also, when I got to the ears, I cut the sucker sticks in half so I could place them all around the styrofoam ball!
And here’s my sweet baby enjoying her cupcake!!!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    When I first clicked on this post the project you found the most tedious was the one I squealed in delight about. Love the looks of the dumdum mickey…err… minnie mouse head. Loves! Such an adorable themed party and your little girl is just too cute! I wish I would have made these mouse ears before going to Disney World and buying a set of expensive ones. These are too cute and can be customized to fit everyone’s personality. Love it all! Well done mamas!

  2. Christine says

    Thanks for sharing your birthday party pictures–it turned out so nice! My niece and nephew are having a Mickey and Minnie Mouse party so we used 2 ideas from this post: the cupcakes and the Mickey Mouse head.

    I made the Mickey Mouse head and you’re right–it was quite the undertaking! I used a 7″ styrofoam ball for the head and 4″ ones for the ears. It turned out so cute! For anyone else thinking about making it: I used about 850 suckers. I went back to the store for more suckers 3 times, so save yourself the trouble and just buy a ton the first time. I also underestimated how much it would cost. $25 for the styrofoam balls and a little vase for the stand, plus $24 in suckers. It is so cute, though, and I think the kids will love it.

  3. Tameka says

    Your party ideas are absolutely adorable! I love the Oreo Minnie Mouse head cupcakes.

    I have to say, your daughter has the same name as my 14 year old son. I named him Taelyn as a combination of my name, Tameka, and his dad’s name, Lynwood. I have heard the name one or two other times but never seen it spelled the same way. Too cute! Your baby is beautiful!

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