So for us, the Minnie Mouse obsession started when we went to Disneyland in May this year and we met Minnie Mouse! Since then my girl can spot Minnie Mouse merchandise from a kilometre away and to be honest, so can I!
After celebrating my girls 6th birthday with a Minnie Mouse themed party, I have been inundated with questions about where, what, who and how I made things and I have decided a blog post with all of the details would be easier and may help those of you who are planning something similar!
So here goes!
Here's my girl Lily-Rose above, at Disneyland in California
with her favourite Mouse!
Firstly, we made our own invitations by printing out some Minnie Mouse heads and gluing them onto black cardboard. All of the details were printed onto white paper and pasted onto the reverse side!
Eagerly anticipating the arrival of her little friends!
The tissue paper pom's are really easy to make! You can buy the tissue paper in all different colours from The Reject Shop for $1 a packet. You need 1 pack for each pom. You simply fold the paper over and over, round off the edges with scissors, tie some pretty ribbon or fishing line around the centre and then fluff them up! They take about 5 minutes each!
Watch the Martha Stewart Tutorial HERE!
The polka dot lanterns were $2 each, also from The Reject Shop!
We ordered a customised iron-on transfer from an Australian Ebay store for about $5 including postage, and we got a white t-shirt for $4 at Target!
See the sellers listing here, I highly recommend her!
Cute little personalised Minnie Mouse hair clip made by the lovely Natasha from Mircat Hair Accessories!
The gorgeous cake was made for me by the fabulous Amy at Cakes for Kids. I have used Amy for several cakes now and she has never let me down. Her cakes are always perfect and taste delicious!
The Minnie Mouse Rice Krispies are easy enough to make, but I'm not going to lie, they can be a sticky mess! Follow the instructions on the Rice Bubbles packet and then use a Minnie or Mickey Mouse cookie cutter. Put them in the fridge or freezer to set while you melt the chocolate and then once the chocolate is melted and your rice krispies are nice and cold, dip them in and place them on baking paper to set. Add the bow (I made mine out of fondant) and you're done!!
I wanted to make personalised chocolate bars but I didn't want to make really big ones as the kids are only little and there was plenty of other sweets! I purchased the Cadbury Furry Friends (they come in a 5 pack) from K-Mart. They used to be wrapped in foil once you open the packet but they aren't anymore, so I wrapped each one in foil and then made the wrapper using digital clip art. Then I just printed them, cut them out and used a little glue stick to seal them at the back!
Who doesn't love a good cake pop? For these ones I used my favourite recipe that I learnt from a friend of mine Katie at The Ivory Social. They are made from Oreo biscuits and cream cheese and they are delicious! Tutorial here!
I made a big batch of fondant bows before I began so that I could use them on all of the sweets and they would be uniform. I have to thank the lovely Larissa from Sweet on Parties for the red fondant that saved my life! I tried colouring white fondant and would not recommend it to anyone!
Cakes for Kids!
The cupcakes had to be simple. I am by no means a great cake maker! So I made these simple cupcakes, piped the icing on and then used two chocolate buttons for ears and a fondant bow to finish them off!
The buffet tent cards I made by using clip art in Microsoft word, printing the picture onto plain white paper and then gluing it to some black cardboard. I then attached a Minnie Mouse head using glue to finish them off. Minnie Mouse heads are very tedious to cut out, so I cheated and purchased a bunch of pre-cut cardboard Mickey Mouse heads for a few dollars on Ebay and I also purchased some pre-cut bows. I glued on the bows and hey presto, it's Minnie Mouse!
Download the free Disney font HERE!
To make the Minnie sandwiches, fairy bread, pancakes and "Minnie' pizzas (I thought I was clever with the whole Minnie pizza thing!), I used the same Mickey Mouse Head cookie cutter to cut them all out!
Cute little milk bottles from The Reject Shop. What I love about these is that they are plastic and the kids can't hurt themselves with them! They are $5 for a six pack and they have lids too!
Just make your own labels, print them out and stick them on!
We've Got Ears, Say Cheers!
Minnie Mouse party ears are available to purchase on Ebay!
The Minnie Mouse bubbles I got from The Reject Shop. They are about $3 for a six pack. They are great because they are Minnie Mouse colours and the paper label peels right off leaving no sticky residue!! Then I cut some ribbon into small pieces and glued a piece around each little bottle! Easy!
Red and white polka dot treat bags are available from most $2 shops! The little red signs are $1 at Ikea!
The girls loved the Minnie Mouse Bowtique! We painted Minnie Mouse polka dot nails by first applying a coat of quick dry red. Then dipping a toothpick (or skewer in my case) into the white nail polish to make small polka dots! Then we added a quick spray of Minnie Mouse perfume and with their Minnie Mouse ears, the girls were all "Minnified'!
I printed out some colouring sheets off the internet and we had a colouring competition! There was a prize for 1st place and everyone else got a runner-up prize! If there's one thing girls love to do, it's colour in!
We also had egg and spoon races, a dancing competition, played pass the parcel, freeze and we played hot potato but used a Minnie Mouse figurine and called it 'Hot Minnie'!
We were so lucky Melbourne put on a glorious day for us! No wind and some gorgeous sunshine! The next day it was terribly windy and rained all day!
If there's one thing my girl loves, it's those 'Hot Diggity Dogs'!
Cute white vase was about $3 at Ikea. I printed out some Minnie Mouse clip art, glued it to black cardboard to make it more sturdy, then used sticky tape to attach a wooden skewer. Makes a great table centrepiece! The standing plastic frames/signs are $1 at Ikea, just print out your pictures and slot them in!
I love fresh flowers! I think they really add something special when you are setting a table! I have to thank my friend Katie from The Ivory Social for the loan of the gorgeous glassware! I also want to thank my friend rachel for the loan of the Minnie Mouse Plush toys that are so terribly hard to find!
Two of my little girls favourite people in the world! Her big cousins who are special enough to make time on their Saturday morning to come and spend it with a bunch of 6 year olds!
I love you girls to the moon and back!
P.S.Thanks for the birthday message on the fridge Sarah, but after you left Harvey rubbed your name off the bottom and put his! ha ha!!
All in all my girl had a wonderful day! Hopefully one she never forgets!
But if she does, I'll always have lots of pictures for her to look back on!