I mentioned before that my sweet baby turned two on Friday. I convinced her that she wanted a Minnie Mouse birthday party. What’s not to like about Minnie Mouse? She can either have pink or red clothes, there are polka dots, and simple shapes.
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Hand made Minnie Mouse invitations were a must and were super easy to make. Some ribbon, black paper, and printer paper and we were on our way. To replicate this yourself you can use Google to search for “mickey mouse template.” Trace it onto black card stock or scrapbooking paper for the base of the invitation. Using your Word/Office program type the party invitation details. You should be able to find a “Mickey Mouse Font” that will make your invitations really spectacular. Use a compass or something similar to the Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter to form a perfect circle around the words. Glue these together, add a polka dot bow, and TADA! Easy peasy!
Then, I made her outfit. Using the steps in the Put a Number on It – Custom Birthday Shirt Tutorial I created a shirt with the number two on it. A matching ruffle skirt was a must to complete the outfit. I love when my girls wear “birthday shirts” and have them photographed each year in their number shirts. It’s a long tradition that I get excited about each birthday.
My mother-in-law was here to help us celebrate. She is a master crafter and has decorated cakes in the past. When I told her I wanted to make a fondant cake, she was hesitant and did not think it was going to turn out well at all. But we did it! And by we, I mean, she did it. I actually helped make the fondant itself using this marshmallow recipe from Wilton, but the entire cake was decorated by her. Using a Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter will ensure some fantastic decorations on the cake!
Note the buttercream frosting on the cake – it made the fondant stick to the cake, and was also delicious. I use the buttercream frosting for homemade cookies and it is soooo super yummy.
In case you were wondering what I was doing during this time (other than taking pictures) – the cupcakes were my project. It is harder than you think to get oreos to come apart without breaking. Just try it! Shoving them in to a cupcake is also a challenge.
Creating a low key Minnie Mouse birthday party was easy and fun! I am sure you can do it too!
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