Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Minnie Mouse Birthday Party!

I love throwing birthday parties for my kids. I always get really excited when their birthday's are approaching and I can ask them what theme they would like. This year Little B turned 2 and her absolute favourite thing in the world is Minnie Mouse. Once I decided that that was the theme we were going with, I couldn't wait to get started. Minnie Mouse is so girly and cute so it was really fun to do.

I happen to have a Silhouette (thank god), so I decided to make a lot of the decorations; complete with cupcake toppers, banner, pin the bow on Minnie game and a welcome sign for the front door.

Little B loved it!! While I was decorating for the party, she kept asking me 'dis mine?' and when I told her it was all for her she would screech and run around in excitement. It made me really happy that she could really enjoy this years party and understand that this was her very own special day.

In my mind, dressing up for occasions is a must and I believe that a birthday party isn't complete without a birthday outfit. So, along with all of the decorations I made, I also put together a very stinkin' cute outfit for her to wear. I got her a shirt made on Etsy (my sewing skills are definitely not to the level of our very talented Jill and Lydia), found a cute Minnie headband and then made her a tutu. I think it came together so well and she was beyond proud of herself, strutting around like a little peacock. Not only did she love her outfit, but she looked pretty darn adorable in it too (but I'm a bit biased) ;)

She is not normally a photo 'poser', but we managed to capture the perfect picture!
Ever since Miss J's first birthday, I have made a very special birthday banner each year for each girls special day. I love making  homemade themed banners and always put most of my decorating energy into them. Hers this year, was really fun to make. I used Mickey Mouse head shapes , found a bow I liked, attached it and then used a really cute Disney font that I found. It turned out great and Little B loved it!

A party also isn't a party without some eats so we had special treats that were all dedicated to the characters of Minnie Mouse Bow-tique. 'Daisy's Dip and Veggies', 'Figaro's Fresh Fruit', 'Clarabelle's Cupcakes', 'Mickey's Macaroni Salad', 'Coco's Chips and Queso', & 'Pluto's Pulled Pork' were some of the delicious tummy fillers we featured.

And on top of all of the food that already goes along with a great party, one just isn't complete without birthday cake! So, because of our chosen theme, I made her a Minnie Mouse cake (obviously) and just to have extra sweets, I decided to make cupcakes as well. Both were delicious, and I'm sure the kiddos all went home crazy on sugar (sorry mommas). I thought the cake was a bit plain after it was iced so to make it more fun, and appealing to a two year old, I added some little Minnie toys. It worked out really well, because after the cake was done, Little B had some fun toys to play with (because she hadn't received enough already ;)).

Normally my cupcake icing skills leave little to be desired, but after a quick icing lesson from Jill, I thought they turned out beautifully! Topped of with some cute toppers I whipped up using my handy dandy Silhouette (seriously, I couldn't live without it) and they were done. :)

Overall the party was a huge success! We played some games, opened some presents and everyone went home with full bellies and a little party favour that Little B and I put together. Definitely a very successful 2nd birthday party indeed.

Do you go all out for your kiddos' birthday parties? What kind of themes have they wanted in the past? I'd love to hear all about them. :)
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  1. Love these ideas! Definite pin!

  2. Everything looks sooooooooooooo sweet and fun
    And the Birthday Girl is realty a cutie :)

    1. Thanks so much Winnie. It was a really fun party! Very,very girly and my little one LOVED it!!


  3. Sooooo adorable! Thanks for linking the party ideas at Share it Sunday!!

    1. Thank you Sondra. Thanks for hosting the party. :)

  4. My friend's baby is turning 1 this October and a Mickey Mouse Birthday Party is on top list. The very reason why I decided to make a collection of this amazing party ideas. I hope it would be okay to list some of your ideas on my compilation? Please say yes. Nice stuffs in here and thanks for sharing.
    God bless always!