DDs 2nd Birthday: Minnie Mouse Mania

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The past month has been so hectic! I made the transition back to the corporate world of work after a year as a SAHM. Together with this major adjustment, I had DD’s 2nd bday party planning! I had been dreaming and planning the party in my head for months, and the closer I got to the party date, the smaller my money babies became and the less free time I had on my hands! It’s officially taken me a month to compile and post this piece! The party was so much fun, hope you enjoy the pics!

The theme: My DD is a DisneyJunior kid, so the theme was a no-brainer! Minnie Mouse party stuff was also readily available in stores (read cheap stores!), which suited my budget. I was also keen on adding some aspect of dress up to the party, and mouse ears were an easy way for both boys and girls.

Cake Table

CAKE TABLE: If you are a fellow party blog/pintereststalker, the rainbow/ombre cake is everywhere! I was set on making a Pink Ombre cake, with some sort of minnie mouse decoration. My fondant bow attempts were a complete failure, so I settled for a simple (soft pink) buttercream icing, with pink fondant polkadots and minnie mouse figurines. I found really cute cake bunting at Bugz Play Park – by LillyK, as the crowning glory !Cake table

I also made Minnie Mouse dipped oreos using choc disks as ears, and dipping half the cookie into melted Milkybar mixed with pink colouring. I added some white pearl sugar decorations as polkadots. The awesome Minnie Mouse cupcakes and polkadot dress cookies were made by my dear friend at The Milk Memoirs – amaze!

Decor

DECOR: With my limited budget, I leveraged the themed cake table as well as the party favours as part of the decor as well. In addition to that, I got some  goodies, like a “Walking” Minnie Mouse Balloon which the kids LOVED, Minnie Mouse silhouettes on skewers for the kiddies table (also LillyK), Minnie Mouse serviettes  and  bunting (from Toys R Us).  The free printables (cupcake toppers and party favour bag tags) I used can be found here.

I bought lots of ears at China Town in Parow, so even the adults could don a pair if they wished. I printed a sign saying ” Grab a pair of ears to celebrate in true Mouse style!”

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Kids table: The venue setup a cute rustic little kiddies table. I added a few touches, but kept it very low key. As part of the party package each kid got to make their own pizza, with a slushy. Most kids ate the whole pizza – and often kids waste the ‘food’ at parties. It must be because they had a hand in making their lunch. The package also included a party favour box with sweet goodies and a small chocolate cupcake.

I wanted to add a special Mousy touch to the party favours, so each kid got there own Minnie/Mickey bag. Moms have commented that these bags have come in handy, so I am really pleased!

Weltevreden wine estate is truly an awesome kids’ party venue – the service was phenomenal and both adults and kids enjoyed themselves. It was also a pretty much stress-free party – we pitched up, drank wine (not the kids :P) and ate pizza, and left with no mess to cleanup!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Toodles!

 

 

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Comments

  1. Love thr first photo…it looks like Mini is also posing for the photo. Thx for the links…they will come in handy.

  2. You’re going to have to post a step by step post on how you did the melted choc oreo dips. ..because anything to do with melt chocolate goes pear shaped for me

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