A year ago (2011) K was into Mickey mouse really bad. It was no surprise when that was the theme for her 3rd birthday party. This was more of a store bought party I will say. At the time Charlie was very sick and I had a almost one year old, so I was a tad overwhelmed.
I bought the Mickey Mouse cupcake stand, invitations, table cloth, balloons,cupcake papers and one banner to put downstairs.
|Yes,,,those are Pringles around her cupcake. She still won't eat cupcakes or cake. So she gets ice cream and Pringles.|
But I had to do some things to complete the look....it can't be all store bought. I decided we needed Mickey ears everywhere so I went into Photoshop and created this file . Which I then printed out, then traced a billion times, and cut out ( see... another reason I need to win a Silhouette machine..anyone want to give me and my readers one? )
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Then I took the mickey mouse face cutouts and some crepe paper and hung them around the basement.
As I looked around the room, I noticed all of the black frames that we had down there. Why couldn't they be mickey-ized too? I cut out big black circles and taped them up behind the tv....
behind the big picture frame....
behind the big clock and the key chain shadow boxes....( look to the right)
The birthday girl could not go without a special shirt. I took the same Mickey face cutout file, added a 20pt red outline to the outside, the Cheri font K and volia!
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I cut the separate pieces out, used some wunder under. (Amazing stuff) cut out the shapes and ironed them on the shirt. I then used some white embroidery thread to add that cute little touch. I loved the shirt .And I think I must love embroidery too!
|I unearthed it out of her clothes memory box. Sorry about the wrinkles.|
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I couldn't find any photos from the day of the party but I had saved the banner. Notice the lovely patina of wrinkles it received in her paper memory box. Yes, each kid has a clothes/stuff memory box and a paper stuff memory box.
I used the layers in Photoshop to break apart the letters of the banner, print them out on colored card stock ( I don't have a colored printer, only laser) and make every other letter a different color by placing two letters per sheet of paper. I just cut them out by hand. They are about 4" tall.
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