Before even having visited Disney World, (which Juliet had done 2 Decembers ago), she loved Mickey and his entire gang. We have watched the show, played with the dolls, figurines, and Disney toys and have watched her growing up saying, “Oh toodles!” So when it came to celebrating her 3rd birthday at home with family, I decided to bring out all her Clubhouse characters and throw a Mickey Minnie 3rd birthday party.
The oversized “3” was just some cut up cardboard that I covered in 75cent gift wrap paper from Michael’s. I simply glued the paper onto the 3. And used the remaining paper as: backdrop, dining table runner and dessert table decor. Mickey and Minnie love black and white stripes and polka dots and so do I!
The dining room table was set with cheap paper plates, cups and straws from Target proving you don’t have to spend a lot to add a sophisticated level of decor to a kid’s party. Just forgo the character plates and linens and opt for modern patterns and a coordinated look. And much of this stuff was re-purposed party goods from past parties (i.e. the striped banner from my black and white party and halloween party, the mini party hats from our at-home new year’s bash).
Each place setting was unique in its own way, yet coordinated still.
And instead of traditional cone-shaped kids’ birthday hats, I opted for mickey ears and glitter top hats. Even grandma got into it!
The dinner menu consisted of breaded pork chops, roasted potatoes, panko crusted cauliflower, mixed vegetables, rice and these skewered fruit. I considered making a Mickey themed menu and had a whole Pinterest board devoted to such ideas but in the end scrapped the idea in favor of foods that I knew the family would favor (over a hot-diggity dog bar for instance).
At the last minute I was also able to have delivered these delectable Mickey mouse and Minnie mouse shaped cake pops from The Current Mood. How cute are they?? I just stuck them into styrofoam rectangles. Easy peasy!
My daughter loves cake and she loves lollipops. These were the perfect mix!
For fun, I posted Mickey’s face on a bare wall and asked the kids to pin Mickey’s smile after being twirled around with a blindfold on. Juliet since she was just 3 was given the distinct advantage of not being blindfolded. Birthday girls get all the perks after all!
Even daddy got in on the action.
Juliet loved opening all her presents and especially loved her new ride-on, an electronic white/black motorcycle – notice how its colors match the party decor? Nice job, daddy!
Other entertainment included Mickey / Minnie Mouse toys like the ones below. “If fun and fashion are what you seek,” these toys would totally satisfy!
What a joy it was planning this party! Thanks for taking a peek inside our Mickey clubhouse! Please leave a comment with what you liked most! And special thanks to BSM Media & Disney for sending us the sponsored #disneyside party supplies seen here (Mickey pin the smile game, Mickey clubhouse character straw attachments for instance).
Stay tuned for birthday party #2 with all her school friends!