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!