A Mickey Mouse Birthday Party
One of my favorites things about having a kid is the excuse to throw another party.
Henry has been really into Mickey Mouse’s Clubhouse on the Disney Channel, so I decided to use it as the theme for his 2nd birthday party.
I also made this wreath for the door from a foam Dollar Tree wreath frame and some scrap twine and construction paper.
I have some frames in our entry way that I rotate seasonal art in, so I customized them for Henry’s birthday. I also had a basket of Mickey and Minnie ears out for guests to take and wear, as well as some pencils I found in the Target Dollar Spot-our version of the goodie bag. 😉
We hung paper lanterns around the house instead of using balloons-helium prices are sky-high right now, and these are re-usable!
Each year I do a little picture frame collage on the mantle with a decorated letter ‘H’, and then stick the ‘H’ in Henry’s room for him to keep.
Now on to the food! While doing ‘club’house sandwiches was super tempting, we ended up going with the hot dog bar. This was so easy, and so delicious! Just stick a crock pot out with the dogs, and put the toppings into little dishes from the Dollar Tree. I got the tableclothes from Amazon.
On the main food table, I had scores of great salads.
My favorite salads from this party were the Brocolli Salad with Bacon, Quinoa Salad, and Summer Corn and Avocado Black Bean Salad. We had a pasta salad, stuffed strawberries, baked beans, deviled eggs, chicken lettuce wraps, chips and guacamole, lemonade cupcakes and more. No one goes hungry at our parties! 😉
For drinks, I had water, lemonade and supplies for root beer floats.
I got a blank cake from Costco with a red border, and then I cut the Mickey head out of a sugar frosting sheet with my Silhouette Cameo. That machine will actually cut any design out of sugar frosting sheets! I also cut tiny little Mickey heads for the cupcakes with it.
This party was a blast to plan for, decorate for and enjoy. We even left the decorations up for a few weeks afterwards, as the polka dots were just too fun to throw away!
Happy birthday, Henry! Can’t wait to see what next year’s party theme will be….