Thursday, June 20, 2013

Minnie Mouse Birthday

Last week, my little girl turned 2. We are having a joint party for our kids in a few weeks, but I wanted to do something special for her actual birthday. I really didn't want to spend much money, but I still wanted to try to make it cute.
Here is the setup...

I already had the pink and white chevron fabric from a project I never got around to (I also had enough for her dress). I just bought some felt by the yard and traced plates and bowls to make the place mats (these are also going to be used for their party).
I got the idea for the centerpiece from pictures I saw online, but I wasn't really too pleased with how it turned it. I think it looks OK, but I don't really like it on this table. I bought styro-foam balls, attached them with toothpicks, and spray painted them black (this also might be used for their party). I attached the bow with a floral pin so it can be removed. I just placed the whole thing on top of a glass vase filled with paper shreds.
This chair garland is made from some free printables. You can find them here
I also use them to make the cupcake toppers.
I found a zebra print "Happy Birthday" banner on clearance at Walmart for $.50. It was a little too plain, so I jazzed it up a little to fit the theme.
Don't laugh! This is not my best work. I hadn't planned on making a Mickey Mouse head out of tissue paper pom poms. I was just going to have a few of the different colors hanging from the chandelier, but after I made the first two small black ones, they looked a little too small. That's when I got the idea to make them into ears. It is a little off, but oh well. You get the idea.

The birthday girl's morning started out with a bunch of balloons covering her floor. This was a real hit. I will definitely have to keep doing it for every birthday, probably with more balloons next time.
For breakfast, the birthday girl requested donuts. She doesn't get them very often, so this was a treat.
For lunch, she requested chicken nuggets and cheese. 
The birthday girl had never had her nails painted before, so I took her to the kiddie salon for a polish change. Out of all the colors, she chose neon pink! I would have picked the same one for myself. She seemed to like it, but the nail polish didn't last too long. I think 3 fingers were missing polish by the time we got home.
Snack time! I found the boxes on clearance at Walmart for $.20. I just added the mouse ears and bow. The juice box is wrapped in wrapping paper and I used a water label from the free printables.
I made Mickey-shaped cookies for them to decorate. Aren't they beautiful! Haha!
For supper, Mickey-shaped mini pizzas.

 I made her dress out of left over fabric from the table and other scrap fabric I had. I think it's pretty cute considering I didn't have to spend any money on it. This was my first attempt at sewing a ruffle, so hopefully next time will be easier.

I think the birthday girl really enjoyed her day. 
Now it's time to work on more party projects!

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