I cannot believe that my sweet little girl turns two this week. I know everyone says it, but seriously, where does the time go? One of Adele’s favorite things is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so I knew that Mickey Mouse would be a great theme for her party.
I vowed that I was keeping her party smaller and simpler than last year. For her first birthday, we rented a room and had over 60 guests. While the party turned out great, I felt like I did not get to enjoy it as much as I should have because I was so busy. This year, by having it at our home and inviting less people, it was definitely much more relaxed and easier to prepare for.
I am so grateful that we now have a home where we can invite so many people over. We decided to set up the food tables in the dining room and to set up the tables for people to eat in the foyer.
I couldn’t decide if I should do the bright Clubhouse colors or just strictly stick with Mickey’s colors of red, yellow, and black. We ended up going with the bright colors, with a focus on red and yellow.
Mickey Mouse Garland
Mickey Head Centerpieces
I purchased big styrofoam balls at Walmart and the smaller pieces at the Dollar Tree. I had planned to spray paint these black, but learned that spray paint just melts the foam, so I instead brushed it on with acrylic paint. Half way through these, I figured out that it covers better if you instead squirted a bunch of paint out on a plate and then rolled the foam in the big paint blob. Once dried, I attached the ear pieces to the head pieces with tooth picks. The paper straws are from Michael’s dollar bins, and I just shoved them through the foam heads and then put additional styrofoam into the bucket to anchor the straw into. The Mickey buckets were 1.70 paint buckets from Lowe’s and the ribbon was from Michael’s. I added the white “buttons” by using a circle punch.
I surrounded the buckets with table runners. This was an easy DIY. They are no sew and I just cut the fabric into large rectangles and finished the edges by using hem tape. I cut out Mickey characters to sprinkle around the tables. I purchased Mickey scrap book paper and cut the characters into squares.
Adele was so excited about all the decorations and was so proud of her Mickey party, which made everything, especially all the cutting of little Mickey heads, worth it! Tomorrow I will share the Mickey Menu and everything that went along with the food!
See this year’s Princess Party HERE!
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