Birthday Party: Luci & Minnie Mouse

Of all the birthday party themes out there, “Minnie Mouse” seems to be a very popular favorite among little girls. It’s the most searched party theme on this blog, and by far the most searched cake theme for my cake blog. In fact the only cake I’m ever asked to recreate exactly was our Minnie Mouse cake. With a giant Minnie Mouse decal currently residing on the wall just about my toddler daughter’s bed, I see the allure. She talks about Minnie Mouse nearly all day and if I’m being honest, she’s got a certain magic about her that Miss Minnie doesn’t she?
Are ya ready for another Minnie Mouse party? This one is pretty darn cute and will be guest posted by Kara from one of our favorites: Mine  For The Making. Enjoy!
Oh.My.Gosh.
Friends!
I had a BLAST planning, prepping and throwing my daughter’s 5th birthday party. We have been working on this for a few months and it was AWESOME to see it all come together. I love planning in advance for many reasons… to be prepared, to not have to stress at the last minute, to save money, just to name a few.
Are you ready to see this Minnie Mouse Birthday Party?
I’m thrilled to share it all with you…beware there are MANY photos.
I will break some of the decor down into tutorials later on this week or next. Visit MFTM to see!
As the guests walked out into the backyard, they passed by this table…

I made Minnie and Mickey ears for all of the kiddos (tutorial soon). I designed the print and spray painted a cheap frame red. The metal frame is from JoAnn and I threaded ribbon through the holes and added photos of my daughter throughout the years.

Here’s a closer look at the print…

The food table was so fun to decorate!
I used a dollar store table cloth and streamers as well as some burlap (that I already had on hand) to decorate the table. Then I added a little Minnie and Mickey, a print with all of my daughter’s favorite things, banners and bunting and that adorable Minnie wreath (tutorial coming). I also hand punched a bunch of Mickey faces out of black paper to spread out on the table top.
Menu:
Chips
Pretzels
Minnie sugar cookies
Veggie platter
Minnie fruit display
Dipped Oreos
S’mores Pops
Hot Diggity Dogs (and fixings)
Mickey Mouse chicken nuggets
Water bottles
Red Squeeze-its
The Minnie fruit display was made by my awesome sister-in-law (owner/chef of Children’s Culinary Institute). Isn’t it adorable?!!
And here’s a closer look at the print I designed for my daughter’s favorites…
I also set up a photo booth complete with the cutest props (thanks to my bloggy bestieDelicate Construction for the props!). I hung a dollar store red table cloth and adorned it with bunting and Minnie faces. Did you notice our cute Minnie Mouse look-alike? That’s my sweet niece. And the adorable shirt my birthday girl is wearing was customized and made by the fabulous Hautala Couture (run and check out her shop!).
Our sweet Minnie Mouse face painted all of the kiddos…they loved it! I found the coolest face paint crayons at JoAnn and they worked great!
We played {Pin the Bow on Minnie} and everyone won with a homemade Mickey yogurt pop! I found the Mickey pop mold on Amazon and just filled them with strawberry yogurt, froze them, and wrapped them up. They were perfect for the kids.
I used poster board to make the Minnie and red paper and my awesome Silhouette machine to cut out the bows. I painted white polka dots on a red bandana for the blindfold and we were all set!
I absolutely LOVE the way our Minnie pinata came out. The hubs and I constructed it and filled it the night before the party and the kids really enjoyed whacking at it. You can find a tutorial to make your own here.
I made the goodie bags using white gift bags from the dollar store and cut out Minnie faces and ribbon. Super easy and inexpensive. The kids used the bags to pile in their treats from the pinata as well as their ears, a handmade puppet, drink insert, Minnie tattoos, a free pass to a children’s cooking class, and a homemade Minnie sugar cookie made by my other very talented sister-in-law.
I’d say that the biggest hit of the party was the bounce house! One of my daughter’s gifts from my husband and I was the bounce house…and she even got to pick out which one she wanted. So fun!
And of course…cupcake time! Luci was SO excited for everyone to sing her “Happy Birthday” and to blow out her “5” candle. The cupcakes were a HUGE hit. I baked them, the hubs frosted them, and I decorated them. We make a great team : ) The mini Oreos worked perfectly for the “ears” and I found the polka dotted cupcake liners at Michael’s for a dollar.
We had a great day…and my birthday girl had the BEST day. It was worth all of the work and preparation to see her smile and excitement all day long. So many of her little friends told me how much fun they had and how they just LOVED the games and food.
Be.still.my.heart.
And my husband…well, let’s just say that he really is my partner in all I do. Not only did he work his butt off on our home and yard to make it look so nice for the party day, but he was up until all hours the night before helping me with all the last minute “stuff.” I sure love my guy.
Look at that face! I die.
LOVE my big 5 year old so very much!
Okay so there you have it! Our Minnie Birthday Party reveal.
Be ready for a few tutorials from the party later in the week or next week.
Thanks again to
Hautala Couture for the adorable birthday shirt
Children’s Culinary Institute for the Minnie fruit display
Delicate Construction for the photo props
Katie Cakes Bake Shoppe / To Entertain for the homemade Minnie sugar cookies
Want some more Minnie ideas? Check out Peyton’s party & Ellie’s party

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