I received a lot of great feedback when I shared my son’s dinosaur birthday details, I thought you might like to see another one of our recent parties. Minnie Mouse First Birthday was our theme of choice for my daughter’s first birthday because, well, that’s what her big brother decided. We have since been lucky because at 15 months, she is obsessed with Minnie, but when I was planning when she was around 10 months old, she didn’t really have a preference. For parties, I like easy, but creative. Being that I am not creative myself, I love to leverage Etsy. I also love to come up with ideas at the last-minute, which is why I do a lot of shopping on Amazon (love that Prime membership!). This party was pretty much a mix of Etsy and Amazon.
Minnie Mouse First Birthday, A Recap
We started off with this invitation from A Kiss of This from Etsy. I asked the shop owner to change the wording to say “Put on your ears and say cheers as we celebrate C’s first birthday”. And for the place…We said “C’s Clubhouse”. Yes…I am a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Nerd!
Next up, of course, was the birthday outfit, including (obviously), an over the top birthday hat:
The Etsy’ Shop has since closed was GlitzGlam Boutique…I am sure you could find another one if you desired!
And an equally over the top Minnie Tutu, made by the Little TutuShop
Moving on next to the food, as it was a first birthday party, there had to be a good mix of adult and children’s food. Our menu was:
Hot Diggity Dogs (Little Hot Dogs)
Pluto’s Mac and Cheese Bites (MMB Recipe)
Donald’s Chicken Marsala (used the casserole recipe from my chicken marsala recipe)
Mickey’s Chicken Nuggets (courtesy of Costco – did you know they made Mickey Mouse Shaped Nuggets???)
Goofy’s Grilled Veggies
Daisy’s Berry-licious Fruit Salad (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes)
MINNIE Birthday Cake! For the cake, I kept debating about what to do. I wound up going with a basic white cake, with black and red polka dots.
For the foods, I labeled them and put stickers on from those stickers you always get in the mail with the Disney Movies…
Our games were pretty limited. It was a beautiful day outside, so there was a lot of playing outside, enjoying the jungle gym and bounce house.
First up was a game of “Pin the Bow” on Minnie Mouse. My son is obsessed with the “pin the…” games. He thinks every party should have one…It is usually a hit, so I go with it!
I cut the Minnie Mouse head out of black sparkly paper and the bows from Red and White polka dot paper (both from Michaels). The one snafoo was that regular scotch tape did not adhere to the black sparkly paper. Whoops. Lesson learned for the future! I don’t have a picture of this, but seriously – super easy to create. 1 big black circle, 2 little ones, and bows cut out using a bow template found online.
We then had a Freeze Dance Contest to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse CD.
This was the cutest…the kids loved it, and the parents loved watching them dance. Even when a child was “out” they were still dancing away. When they were “out” they received a bag with their name on it for…
The Pinata (Also from Amazon)!
I LOVE pull string pinatas, and this Minnie one did not disappoint!
Party decorations were everything Red, White and Black – tablecloths, flowers, napkins, etc! I did make these adorable Minnie/Mickey heads (Inspired from Heavenly Blooms). Love them!!! I spraypainted the gardening styrofoam balls, and attached them to each other with toothpicks.
Finally, our goodie bag item was a book for each child, ordered from Amazon.
Here are some other ideas that I wish I included for the party, but did not…honestly, I can’t take how adorable these all are!
These awesome cupcake toppers from More Than a Cupcake…love them!
Mickey and Minnie Birthday hats from Dandelion Delights (Seriously…how precious are these!??)
And lastly…a friend recently ordered this for her daughter’s minnie mouse party goodie bags, from La Neu Chick – so creative and cute.
I have to say this Minnie Party was one of my favorite party themes to pull together – there were so many fun ideas out there.
What was your favorite party to plan??