Oh “Two”dles: A Mickey Mouse Themed Birthday Party

Grab some ears, it’s time for cheers!

My little guy recently turned 2 (I still can’t believe it)!

Like his 1st birthday, I started planning for his party well in advance.

This past spring we took a family trip to California and visited Disneyland. He already was a fan of the mouse but this only solidified it.

So when it came time to think of an idea for his big bash, it only seemed fitting that we have “two-dles” themed party.

Thanks to Pinterest, you can find so many cute ideas to help you pull off a themed party (good thing I didn’t know about this site when I got married).

After scouring the website I found a few simple ideas that would help us feel like we were inside Mickey Mouse’s Clubhouse without breaking the bank.

First, I came across these adorable invitation on Etsy. The woman who designed them was awesome to work with and sent the image within hours of me placing the order. I then sent the prints to our local store who had them printed and ready within the hour (complete with envelopes).

To welcome guest to the party, I found these free Mickey signs from a fellow blogger. Add some red and white polka dot ribbon and you’re all set.

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When my son turned one, my husband and I made a banner for his highchair. For two, I still wanted to make something personal and created this simple banner using Mickey Mouse heads and letters in the Disney font.

For centerpieces, I stumbled across some red mason jars at our local craft store. Some black and white crinkle cut paper were used to fill the jars. I wrapped black ribbon around the jars and glued on white buttons to mimic the buttons on Mickey Mouse’s shorts. To finish the project, I cut out images of Mickey on construction paper and glued them to kabob sticks. Finally, I tied black, white, red, and yellow balloons to the jar.

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When it comes to the menu, it’s very easy to create a themed menu that fits the Mickey Mouse theme but appeases toddlers and adults alike. Our main dishes included “clubhouse” sandwiches and a “Hot Diggity Dog” hot dog bar. Side included Minnie’s bow tie pasta salad and Pluto’s potato salad among other delectable dishes. To highlight the meal, I printed out labels using the traditional Disney font.

Did I go overboard for a second birthday party? Probably yes. Then again, he’s only going to turn 2 once!

 

 


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