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!
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.
The sign said….
My little guy loves to say things are “big, big” .
The other great inspiration that I found…..
The cupcake stands were from Bee in Our Bonnet.
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.
A birthday banner made on my computer.
Script was a free download “Walt Disney Script v4.1”
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….
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.
I kept it simple with white lunch bags, blue ribbon, and red tissue paper.
Inside the bags….
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…
Our little blue eyed charmer is now “2”!!!
A celebration like this deserves more partying, so…you can find me here:
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