Finally getting around to posting a few old parties on the blog. I really love the process of putting together a party vision and seeing it all come together. Still working on a Master Plan to make a career out of this love, but in the meantime, spoiling our daughter will have to do!
This year I told myself and others that we would probably have Malia's birthday at a "place" rather than at home so that I would avoid getting "too crazy" for her birthday. Unfortunately, when Malia told us she wanted a Mickey AND Minnie birthday party, the one-size fits all party store birthday decor wasn't gonna cut it and THUS my obsessive craziness begins... I usually try to start planning, baking, purchasing, etc. as much as 2 months ahead of time so that I can take my time, spread out the costs and not feel stressed closer to the big party day.
I know, imma dork, but I start a box when I start planning a party and things just start piling in the box and then I visit it, organize it, and then it usually grows, but you get me... it's like crack.
Here we are getting started making the Minnie cookie party favors! Malia, Grammy and Daddy baked the cookies and Mom was stuck with the hours of decorating.
Theme: Black and White Polka Dot Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party featuring Mickey & Minnie!!
Every time I make decorate sugar cookies (this was my 3rd time) I feel like they are completely ruined mid way through and then somehow someway, they recover and then swear that I will never make them again, this time was no different (with lots of cussing in between).
But they turned out pretty cute!
Plastic tablecloth, wrapping paper runner and ribbon for the tablecloths, blue cloud and polka dot balloons!
Lashell's Specialty Cakes turned our pick of the cake into the most A-freakin-mazing thing I have every seen. So So adorable. Since we had been asked for a Mickey and Minnie themed party, we decided to go with a cake that covered both!
The adorable cupcakes with mini oreo ears and orea topping were made with love by Grammy!
Happy Birthday Banner I whipped up using my Silhouette Machine.
I found these cardboard stickers at the craft store and hot glued them to Mouse shaped cardstock. Costco jelly beans were a great colorful jar filler and treat we could enjoy after the party.
This was one of our most favorite parts/crafts of the party! I had found a couple of very expensive pinatas on Etsy that were incredible but we just could afford to pay $100. So, Dad volunteered to help with this project! We used newspaper, paper mache glue, ballons, and tissue paper. Youtubed a couple of tutorials and voila! Dad even wrapped a mini kids broom in tissue for the whacking stick!
An old frame with chicken wire and clothespins and an old shutter hold some memories of the year. The Hot Diggity Dog Bar sign is a chalkboard frame that I use on almost every party or during the Holidays. I LOVE the Chalk Markers! Added some color with the jars, rainbow licorice, pink marshmallows and blue and orange gold fish.
Papa made this table for the girls over the summer, we decided to turn it into Minnie Boutique. I found that little heart shaped plastic mirror at Forever 21 for a Steal and the headbands were on Clearance for $1 each!
This old wishing well was a gift that my husband and I used at our wedding for cards. It was so sweet to get to re-use it again, this time to hold the cookie favors!
Colored Mums and of course the Birthday Crown for the Birthday girl!
Swarovski Crystal Minnie shoes and polka dot bows. Found these converse at Nordstrom Rack and they were Perfect! Spotted these cuties on Etsy and couldn't afford the hefty price tag, although after making them I can see why they are so expensive!
Auntie made these adorable cloud jellos to match our cloud balloons
I found those adorable napkins and napkin holders for $2 at Ikea and hot glued $1Store small and large plates to make Mickey ears. Hot dog trays and lines were also a steal from Costco!
Hot Dog Bar and Mouse shaped fruit tray!
Don't forget Minnie's Bow Tie Pasta too.
The jumpy house was a hit of course and even 30 mile an hour winds didn't ruin our party. Luckily, Papa has a big garage and graciously spent the morning cleaning it out and making room for the jumpy house!
Blowing out her 3 candles! Happy Birthday to you my sweet little Princess.
The party felt a little all over the place and kinda spazzy and a lot of over the top but Malia LOVED every bit of it!