Monday, July 30, 2012

Mickey Mouse Party (with printables)

(This is another flashback post just like the one about the Wall-e Party. These parties were pre-blog but I wanted to share some of my ideas and printables)

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 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? )
click to download file

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!

click to download (PSD file)

 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.
I also wanted a personalized banner upstairs on the mantle  so back to my trusty Photoshop and  I created  this file. The font I  used was aka Dylan Open from dafont. I used  aka Dylan Plain for the shirt above.

Click to download file

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.
You can see the in the color picture that the  H and the P are both red.  I did that with all of the letters.  I hope this gives you some other ideas for a Mickey Party. You can blend the store bought and the diy  at any party. Sometimes us mommies need some help.

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Delicate Construction
Serenity Now
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Natasha in Oz -Say G'Day


  1. Cute! I'm having a mickey party for my youngest son's first birthday in two weeks and I love the idea of the mouse ears on the frames...I may have to do that!

  2. What a cute idea! I would have never thought about putting ears on the frame or TV. My grandson will be three next month and he's all about Lightening McQueen! I wonder if I can do the same with tires!?

    Also loved your segment on self-portraits. About to tackle that myself!

    1. ooooo...good idea! That would look awesome. I can't wait to see your pics. You do great things with your house so I'm sure they will be gerat too.

  3. I'm hoping to have a mickey party for my almost 2 year old soon - thanks for the ideas! I also love the key chain shadow box idea!
    I found you from the blog hop!

    1. Thanks, Dara. I hope you blog about it so we can see some pictures.

  4. you are the beez kneez girl!!! Gosh this is so adorable one day that lil girl will shake her head in awe of all the wonderful creative things you brought into her life!!

    1. Janice, You are so sweet. I just wanna give you a {HUG}

  5. I love how you easily made different things around your house Mickey by adding the circles to the top corners! That's engenius!

    Just stopping by from GFC Blog Hop and your blog is adorable!

    1. Thanks, Sar. And speaking of adorbale, I love you blog design. Elegant and simple.

  6. I love that you put Mickey Mouse ears on everything. So creative. You did a wonderful job making it special. Jodi @

    1. Thanks, Jodi. I loved your optimism post.

  7. Cute party ideas! My Grandson is a Mickey Freak, and will be having a Mickey party soon, I might steal some ideas...

  8. what a cute party idea! love it :)
    just found your blog and excited to be your newest follower!
    p.s. drop by and say hi @

    1. Thanks, Elisabeth. I'm so glad to have you! And I can wait to find out more about you, following you back.

  9. so darling! everything turned out great!
    I would love for you to link your party up at my
    Tell me Tuesday link party.


  10. i love that garland! it looks fantastic!

    Come say hello over at and have a great day!

  11. NIce - I love how you expanded the Mickey Mouse theme to your frames. :) The Mickey Mouse shirt is so adorable!! Thanks for sharing at Romance on a dime's TIOT party!!

    1. Thanks, Betsy. I just can't leave well enough alone sometimes :)

  12. Great party! Saw this at "serenity Now' Blog!!!

  13. LOVE this!!!! thanks for the great ideas!

  14. Very cute! I LOVE that clock - what a simple idea but so effective

  15. What a cute little Mickey party. I really like the Mickey streamers that you put up throughout the room - it provides such fun color for the party!

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo, Tauni

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  18. 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!


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