Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

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It has been busy lately getting ready for our first real birthday party.  Last year our little guy’s first birthday was celebrated with mommy, daddy, grandparents (via Skype), and a large cupcake! 

This year was going to be a small event! 

I knew it was going to be a Mickey Mouse themed party and began searching for ideas because I knew it was going to be homemade as opposed to the limited commercial products available.  So here it is!

2 Birthday Centerpiece

The centerpiece was one of those inspiration pieces that I found here at Shay Bocks.  I decided to take the general idea, but adapted the technique to something that worked best for me.  Tutorial to come soon….

The entry was decorated to greet our guests with balloons and a sign that I made with paper and a spray painted dollar tree frame.

2 Birthday Entry

The sign said….

2 Birthday Sign

My little guy loves to say things are “big, big” .  Smile

2 Birthday Table

The other great inspiration that I found…..

2 Birthday Cupcake Collage

The cupcake stands were from Bee in Our Bonnet.

The chocolate cupcake and vanilla cupcake recipes were found at Our Happy Medium.  Thank goodness I found these recipes that were delicious and perfectly adjusted to work at altitude!

2 Birthday Bottle Collage

Paper straws in milk bottles was a great idea that I had seen somewhere in the past.  I had to improvise, and decided that Frappuccino bottles were perfectly within budget.  The bigger kids actually loved the straws and drinking from the bottles.

The candy coated cake ball cupcakes were adapted to color coordinate from Bakerella's Cupcake Bites.

2 Birthday Banner

A birthday banner made on my computer.

Script was a free download “Walt Disney Script v4.1”

2 Birthday Light Fixture Distance

What do you do with a light fixture.  Well, that is a craft fail story….I originally tried to cover it with a drum type shade that I made, but without some more reinforcement to keep it’s shape, I could not make it work.  I would have been better off trying to cover each shade, but I was out of time so the next best option….

2 Birthday Light Fixture

I had extra cupcake toppers and a pom ball, so improvise with some coordinating ribbon to hang from the light fixture to incorporate it, but not hide it. 

Great last minute solution.

As favors for our guests I put together a bag of little goodies.

2 Birthday Favor Bags

I kept it simple with white lunch bags, blue ribbon, and red tissue paper.

Inside the bags….

2 Birthday Favors

A bottle of homemade bubble solution for “Big, Big, Fun”

A Mickey Mouse bubble wand made from a black pipe cleaner

Extra pipe cleaners for some wand creations

A bag of animal crackers with a Mickey Mouse topper

Mickey Mouse stickers

A Mickey Mouse coloring sheet with a Thank You for coming to Matthew’s Party

Mickey Mouse crayons (markers for the older children)


And to share why this celebration means so much to us…

2 Birthday Boy Collage

Our little blue eyed charmer is now “2”!!!

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  1. That has to be the most adorable spread of all time! I love LOVE it! So cute!

  2. Great party! Love the MM centerpiece!

  3. Adorable. Visiting from A to Z. I linked up a birthday party too! Love all the details.

  4. Your party is so cute! I love your decorations so much more than the store bought ones! The colors are precious and I know your son had a big, big time!

  5. Can I ask how you make the Mickey Mouse centrepiece, I am planning a Mickey Mouse party at the end of next month and its so lovely to see something which isn't commercial and actually very tasteful : ) Beautiful party! Caryn

  6. Everything looks so great! Love the center piece, and the table is perfect! Great job mom!! Britney

  7. very cute! i love this idea. i am thinking of a micky mouse clubhouse theme-ish party for our youngest when he turns 1 in april :)

  8. Very cute idea. My two year old might like this for his third birthday. Stop by to see my Movie party theme for when he gets older. he he

  9. How lovely! I did a Minnie Mouse for my little one this year. Found you via Tatertots and Jello. Love it if you'd link to Things I've Done Thursday, going on until noon tomorrow. Also have a custom blog button giveaway going on now! Hope you'll stop by and check it out!


  10. What a fabulous party. Love the theme, colors and how you made it personalized for your son! The Mickey Mouse red pom centerpiece is precious!

  11. WOW!!! I wish you could come decorate for my party! This is so super cute!

  12. An absolutely fantastic party all the way around! Please come link this to my VIP party this weekend and have a Happy Halloween!

  13. Love this! We had a Mickey party for our son's 2nd birthday too! Thanks for sharing and for visiting and commenting on my blog as well! I am now following you too!

  14. I LOVE your goodie bag! Such wonderful ideas and easy on the wallet too! My absolute favorite was the homemade bubble solution and bubble wand made out of pipe cleaners....GENIUS! Thanks for sharing.


  15. Such a cute, cute party! I actualy through my 6 year old a Mickey Party last year =-) I love how crafty everything is & the colors - GORGEOUS! I would love for you to link up at my TGIF Linky Party -

  16. Aww so cute !I love all things Disney and you really outdid yourself with this adorable Mickey party!!!

  17. I found this on TGIF Linky Party & WOW! This is AMAZING! Everything looks GORGEOUS! WOW!

  18. Tracey, Thanks so much for linking this up to TGIF Linky Party!! Everyone should see how gorgous this party was!! I am your newest follower =-) Can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

  19. Absolutely adorable! I'm stuck in a rut with the Cars theme - of course that's what my guys keep asking for! ;) I'd love for you to share this at my blog party Tuesday's Nursery - its for all ages of kids decor, first Tuesday every month. I'll keep the linky open for several days, I hope you can make it! Nan

  20. oh my gosh! how cute! I love Mickey! happy birthday to your little guy!

  21. I featured this AMAZING party at TGIF Linky Party this week!
    Feel free to stop over & grab an I was featured button! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Beth =-)

  22. Lovely pary! What font did you use to make your banner?

  23. Laura - freebyemail (at) gmail (dot) comJanuary 3, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Would you tell us how you made the centerpiece? I did check the blog where you got the idea, but I like how the tissue paper lays on yours, as it doesn't look as mis-shaped/fluffed like the pom poms do. What technique did you use to get the texture you have?

  24. Tracey! Your cupcake stands turned out great! Your whole table is just perfectly beautiful and I absolutely love red and light blue together! Thanks so much for giving me credit and emailing me to tell me about your fabulous party! I hope you get the chance to use your stands for a lot more parties. I know I use mine all of the time!

  25. I would love to know how you did that centerpiece as well. It looks so great!

  26. Do you mind sharing where you got the red and white polka dot table runner? I've searched high and low.....

  27. The centerpiece is awesome. Waiting for your tutorial.

  28. Amazing centerpiece! What size balls did you use and what size was the end result? thanks :)

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  30. How nice Mickey Mouse Birthday Party it was!! I am looking forward to read more posts like this one. The cake is way too cute. Our daughter also had her 10th birthday party at one of the local San Francisco venues. It was a grand party and her Cinderella cake was super stunning.


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