2.10.2010

{Real Parties} Minnie Mouse & polka dots!


Cibella choose her 2nd birthday party theme shortly after a trip to Disney World.  She grew an attachment to Minnie Mouse, carrying her doll around and always wanting to wear her Minnie costume.

Her birthday is in September, so I began her invitations in July.  I wanted something different but still geared towards all the kids that would be invited.  That's when the idea came to me!  In Disney World, they have mousketeer ears so I would make mousketeer invitations complete with a red polka dot bow!
 

Since Cibella would be wearing her Minnie costume, everything was red with white polka dots!  All the partyware is pink to match the TV show so I opted for plain red and white napkins, plates, cups, etc.

I purchased terracotta pots at the craft store, and spray painted them red with white polka dots.  I placed red and white carnations in the pots and had them on all the tables.
  
All the children received either Minnie or Mickey ears when the arrived.
I couldn't find a Minnie pinata that I liked, so I purchased this one and put a bow on it.  Unfortunately, the kids pulled the bow off before I got was able to snap a pictures.
 
Of course, I stuffed so much stuff into the pinata that the toys were stuck!
 
Finally!  Inside was candy and various Disney play figures.
Since the kids were all under the age of 3, I didn't have any structured games or activities.  Instead they ran around, played with a giant bowling pin set, and other outdoor toys.
The cake
I had a beautiful inspiration picture that I found.  My cake didn't turn out so good.  It was humid and the fondant was sliding.  I was so ready to throw the entire cake away and get a store bought one instead. 
 

The best of our attempts to get a family picture.


Kids' favors
Red gable boxes with white 1" circular stickers placed on them.

 
Inside Contents (Mickey or Minnie cup, character shaped crayons, bouncy ball, silly straw, Mickey-shaped lollipop, and bubbles)

Adult Favors
custom M&M's in red and white with "Happy Birthday" and "Cibella is 2" printed on them

Invitations and matching party accessories can be found in my shop.

5 comments:

  1. Doesn't get much cuter than this!
    Susan

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  2. Where did u get the gable boxes?

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  3. I love the invites! Did you print on black paper and then cut them out? Any advice would be great! My dauther is going for the pink and white clubhouse Minnie theme this year.

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  4. Very cute!! Where did you buy the boxes and the Minnie cup? I`m looking for interesting things to put inside the boxes, but it`s not easy to find!! Thanks!

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