Minnie Mouse Birthday Party



Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse is a frequent sound in our home.  The Littles loves her some Mickey.  So when it came time to celebrate her 2nd Birthday there was no question how we had to celebrate.  Not wanting to go the standard store bought route (nothing wrong with that) I went polka dot crazy & created a fun themed birthday with some character (& characters).

It all started with an emailed invite I created... It is less personal, but seems to be more effective with getting RSVP's, plus it's free.  The invitation definitely set the tone for the party...



When decorating for a party I find that grouping themed items create more of an impact rather than spreading them throughout your space.  I choose to take over our (yet to be revealed) hutch & make that Mickey & Minnie Central!  I removed all of our china & crystal & replaced it with lollipops & hot dogs :)


I mixed some homemade pinwheels with store bought to give it a more personal touch.  I followed this tutorial when creating my own, although I used long sheets of wrapping paper.  I grouped them the way that I wanted & glued them to a poster board to make the arrangement one piece.


"We've got Ears. Say CHEERS!" Incorporating some Ears are a must for any Mickey/Minnie Party.  I painted some Party Hats black.  Can nobody sell plain hats?!?  Than I hot glued on some glitter paper ears & of course the classic polka dot bows.  


Our Menu was themed as well...
  • Hot Diggity Dogs
  • Oh Toodle's Noodles (Pasta Salad)
  • Popcorny Popcorn
  • Banana Puddin' (That's what Mickey & the gang say when they get their picture taken... didn't you know that?... Plus, I am kinda famous for mine.)
  • Minnie Moo Muffins (Cupcakes)


To dress up the "Hot Diggity Dogs", we wrapped them in parchment & finished them off with a little washi tape.


Our Banana Puddin' got all dressed up for the occasion with a bow.


Our Minnie Moo Muffins were simple!!!!  Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercreme topped with two mini Oreos & finished off with a bow made from.... Fruit by the Foot... Yes, that stuff you used to eat in elementary school.


Our Lemonade was served in our Minnie Dispenser.  The Hubs came home with this weird plastic orb dispenser a while ago... Not very glamorous.  I never really knew what to do with it... but for some reason I thought Minnie!  I glued some ears & bows & wouldn't you know, it was pretty cute!


Our cake came from Miss Mamie's Cupcakes (Cupcake Wars Winner People!!)  Not only was it absolutely adorable, but I think it tasted even better.  Red Velvet seemed appropriate.


Ears just seemed to Minnie-fy everything.  Simple Red & White Lollipops were transformed with their new accessories.


& Tasty too :) 


Yes, that is the Littles new Minnie Mobile!!!  She calls it her "Minnie Bow-bile" still appropriate.  Isn't it adorable!!!  My mom & her friend made it from a yard sale Cozy Coupe.  It was spray painted, polka dotted & adorned with... of course... EARS!  I mean...  Don't you just love it?!?  I know someone that does...


***Update: I wish I knew more about the Ears & Bow... all I know is that the ears were cut from 3/4" scrap rubber.  They were screwed into the car on the underside of the roof.  The bow is constructed from a piece of plexi glass that was painted.  This was attached to the ears with a high adhesion waterproof glue.

Last but not least was her Vintage Inspired Mickey Mouse Romper... with the Ruffle Butt!  I am a sucker for a ruffled butt.  Michelle from All About the Glam (a super cute Etsy shop) whipped up this little number.  The  Littles was so excited to wear her "Birfday Romper."


I can't believe she's Two... but we all had fun celebrating.


Now that the party is done, I can get back to my regular projects.  We've been busy! 

L I N K I N G   U P   T O

81 comments:

  1. never anything less than stellar!

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  2. Wow!!!!! You really outdid yourself!! Everything was done with style and pizzaz!!! I absolutely love it and I'm sure the little celebrant and her friends were ecstatic!!! Did you give the lollipops as give-aways? I betcha, years from now, your little daughter will appreciate this evermore!!! Great job!

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  3. You always amaze me! Great job girl!!!!!

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  4. Amazing! Everything about this party is absolutely brilliant!

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  5. This is sooo cute! You did a great job! :-)

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  6. This party is adorable! So many great ideas.

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  7. You are a rocking Mom - so beautiful -every detail! Take care, Laura

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  8. Oh my goodness!!!!! What an awesome party. I love everything. You really rock! And that minnie coup is ridiculously cute :)

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  9. Adorable!!!! Love all the details!!!

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  10. this is just beyond adorable!! You must submit this to Hostess With the Mostess. http://www.hwtm.com/

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  11. This is DARLING...Oh My Goodness! Every detail is so cute, I can hardly stand it! The cupcakes, romper, cake, coupe, ears...cutest party EVER! XO, Aimee

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  12. So adorable and the minnie mobile is genius! I'm glad I discovered your blog through The Mustard Ceiling. Can't wait to read more!

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  13. This party is absolutely adorable! I love the mobile transformation. You and your family are very creative! Just came across your blog from Elizabeth's! Happy to be a new follower. :)

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  14. Hi there,
    Would you mind telling me what kind of paint was used to spray the mini coupe car?

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  15. This is so absolutely darling...I'm totally a sucker for a little ruffled rear, too! So adorable! Hopped over here from The Mustard Ceiling and she is *SO* right, you are a DIY genius! Looking forward to stalking you, my dear!

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  16. This party is oooozing in adorability! So precious! Great ideas!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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  17. Super cute! I love all the attention to detail - even the drink container! That made me smile! Great job!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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  18. This is so cute! You did such a great job :)

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  19. WOW!! This party looks fantastic! My two year old daughter is VERY into MMC right now, I wish I had the time to put something like this together. Your daughter is very lucky!!

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  20. I love everything. My daughter is in love with Minnie. How did
    She make these ears for the top of the car? Or did she buy them?

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  21. A pattern or tutorial for the ears and bow would be fabulous! This looks wonderful!

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    1. I wish I could provide a tutorial... this is all I know about the ears. They were made from 3/4" rubber (they were actually scrap rubber on a farm) & the bow was cut from plexi glass. They were attached with a waterproof high adhesion glue & screwed into place from the inside of the cars top.

      Wish I had more answers... Hope this helps.

      Kristin

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  22. I would love to know how she did the ears for the car? Trying to find the perfect gift for my daughter and I may have just found it!!

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  23. Holy cow! Cutest. Party. Ever! I found your blog over at 6th Street Design School. You are so very talented!!

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  24. This is absolutely precious. The car. . . dying. I love your home and style. Also found you through 6th street. Amazing!!

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  25. Love-Love-Love!!

    Why was I not on the invite-list :(
    Pinning it with the hope to do something like this someday :) Thanks for inspiring :D

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.in/

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  26. The cupcakes and the hats are soo adorable!
    Good job..

    http://essieslifestyle.blogspot.nl/

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  27. Your mom needs to do a tutorial on that car! Everything is just amazing! You inspire me.

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    1. Yes please! Please ask if they would do a tutorial for the car. I can also tell that they have modified the car with the poles on the front connecting the roof and the car itself. I'm about to start getting what I need to make this for my daughter and would just adore the info!

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    2. There will not be a tutorial as this was a one time deal :( The car has not been modified, it was just a very old model picked up at a yard sale. It was spray painted red & black (as the older colors had faded) & the ears & bow were cut out of spare rubber. I believe the same thing could be duplicated with wood. Painted. & then screwed into the roof from under the roof. I hope this helps. IF they would have been local I would have totally made a tutorial... but the car came from 9 hours away.

      Kristin

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  28. I am having trouble making the bows for the cupcakes with the fruit by the roll. HELP.
    Barbara

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    1. Sorry you are having trouble! Here is a link to how Martha Stewart makes them out of fruit roll ups... Same concept.
      http://www.marthastewart.com/318696/candy-bow-tie-cupcakes

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  29. Toodle-ly terrific! Way to go! I love it! My 15 month old daughter is crazy about Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as well...your creations are amazing and I'm going to have to try a few of them for my little one! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! -Thia
    http://bluemooncreationbythia.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  30. Well done..bravo! My grand-daughter will be 2 in October and loves Minnie as well!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Cindy

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  31. I LOVE the invitations. Do you have a template you wouldn't mind providing? Or any info on how you made
    them? I am dying to make some like this for my daughters second birthday!! You did a great job!!

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  32. It is absolutely PERFECT!!!! And the cozy coupe makeover is adorable!!!

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  33. Super cute car! I'm going to paint ours pink! :)

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  34. Very cute! I had a question for you. I was wondering what kind of paper did you use on the party hats for the ears? I was thinking construction paper but I think it would be to flimsily. Thanks for your help =)

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I used a black glitter cardstock from the scrapbook section of the craft store. It was thin enough to easily cut, but thick enough to hold it's own. I hot glued the ears to the bow & then the bow/ears combo to the hat. Hope that helps!

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  35. LOVE your birthday party! My baby girl loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and your blog captured everything I was thinking of- and more! Adorable.

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  36. What are the goody bags made of? Those are cute!

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  37. You did amazing, what an awesome mommy you are! My girls love Minnie so thank you tons for all the fabulous ideas and being kind enough to share! ;-)

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  38. Was just looking for ideas for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I've never been big into character themed parties, but this has totally changed my mind! My daughter loves Minnie, so I will definitely use some of these ideas for her party. Thank you!

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  39. I was just looking for ideas for my daughter's 2nd birthday, and came across your site. This is adorable...I've never been big into character themed parties, but this has totally changed my mind! I will definitely be using some of these ideas for her party. Thank you so much for posting this!

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  40. The Mickey Mouse theme is indeed an all time favourite when it comes to a kids birthday party. You have planned a great motif too, from the games to the food. Two thumbs up for you.

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  41. I have been looking for ideas for my little girls birthday coming up in January. Did you do any fun games or activities at the party themed with Minnie Mouse for the little ones?

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    1. The guests were all younger, so organized games were not planned.

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  42. I was meant to find you on pinterest! my daughter Chloe is turning 2 in a couple weeks and I've been looking for Minnie mouse ideas because that's her latest obsession! I love your invitations and her romper and the food and the car! I found a car on craigslist really cheap and totally copying that idea haha thank you Soooo much for the inspirations! I hope mine comes out at least half as good as yours!!

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  43. I love these ideas and will be using at my daughters 2nd birthday party coming up, i was wondering did u make the banana pudding in the cups or make on big pan and scoop some in each cup? also what did u put the popcorn in for each child, i didnt see a picture of that. Thanks for the inspiration. oh one more thing and this may have already been asked but what did u paint the party hats with?

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    1. Thanks Mayluv. The banana pudding was created in a large bowl first & then portioned layering in some mini vanilla wafers. The popcorn was simply served in a large bowl... nothing fancy. & the Party Hats were simply painted with black spray paint I had lying around... I hope that helps.
      Kristin

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  44. Ah, the ultimate Minnie Mouse theme is always a good choice. The celebrant herself is as cute as the character. Kudos for a fun-filled party!

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  45. I am planning a Minnie party for my daughter's 1st birthday and I absolutely LOVE your ideas! From the decorations to the food! How did you prepare the hot dogs and keep them warm? I would love to use your idea of wrapping them in paper! Terrific!

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  46. Can you provide how the invitations were done.

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    1. I created them in Photoshop & Illustrator, but have seen similar templates on Etsy.

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  47. Omg i have the same issue. Nobody sells solid black party hats. I would like to no what kind of paint did you use to pant them? This whole party was so cute. I am also planning my daughters 1st birthday minnie and i would love to have em there

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    1. I believe I Spray Painted them... either that or brushed on some black acrylic craft paint. (I don't remember!:) Oops!) Good Luck!

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  48. Your daughter's party looked amazing! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and inspiration. Question re: the cupcakes. Did you put the bows and oreos on the day of? I ask as I am making these for my 5 yr old's party on Saturday. I am making the cupcakes Friday night, but don't know if the oreos or fruit leather will bleed into the frosting. I made a mock-up tonight just to make sure it looked okay, but the sample got eaten. :) Thanks!

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    1. They did not bleed!! I was worried about that as well ;). Good luck!!

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  49. Where did u locate the cupcake wrappers? And where did u get the b/w polka dot boxes on top shelf? What were the items in the box? Thanks

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    1. I believe the wrappers came from Party City... Definitely something I picked up at a local store. No special trip or order. The polka dot bags were makeup bags from the dollar aisle at Target. I simply added a bow & a few Mickey themed toys on the inside.

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  50. How did you make the pinwheels they are too cute?

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    1. Thanks! I used this tutorial that was linked in the post :) They were really easy!

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  51. I used this blog post as inspiration for my daughter's 2nd birthday last month. I purchased a cozy coupe from a friend and made one similar. I used frizbees for the ears and cut out a bow shape from a plastic placemat. Although it didnt turn out as cute as yours, my daughter loves it. So thank you for the inspiration! I am just about to blog about it on my blog thatcraftymiss.wordpress.com

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  52. I love the bows! Do you just know how to make them or is there a tutorial for these??

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    1. I just played with the fruit leather, it was really easy... but there is a tutorial on Martha Stewart
      http://www.marthastewart.com/318696/candy-bow-tie-cupcakes

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  53. I'm sorry I should have clarified..the bows that you made for the hats! :-)

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    1. :) Actually my mother taught me how to make hair bows when I was a child, so this is just something I know how to do. Try searching hair bow tutorials & something will come up. This is a really basic technique that there has to be a how to on! Good Luck.

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  54. Where did you get the lollipops??? I can't find it anywere :(

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  55. Beautiful! The pinwheels and party hats are super cute!

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  56. what did you use for the ears on the lollipops? Also what did you use to attach the ears and bow to the plastic?

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    1. Black card stock cut into circles & they were attached with hot glue I believe... It was over a year ago, so I don't remember that specific application.

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  57. Love this so much! Amazing Job! Do you sell your template? I do not find anything on Etsy that is as classy as yours.

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  58. "Oh Boy!" what a fantastic party! Love the Cozy Coupe!

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  59. Where did you find the lollipops? I am searchIng for a decent size to try to make them like yours and the best I can find is 5".

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  60. "SPAM"

    Best,
    Kristin Jackson | the Hunted Interior

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