All you Mouseketeers out there are going to absolutely love this Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party! Jennifer Carver of Banner Events brought all of the classic Disney characters together for her son’s birthday. I love all of the simple shapes & silhouettes of Mickey, Minnie & the whole gang, which are so easily recognizable you don’t even need to show the actual characters! And would you believe that Jen did all of this at the last minute with leftover party items? Amazing!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- DIY character decorated letters + simple polka dots & stripes party printables
- Mickey Mouse cake pops in Mickey coffee mugs & Mickey chocolate covered Oreos in his classic overalls
- Three plates put together to make large Mickey place settings + Mickey drink wraps & straw silhouettes
- Mickey’s overall popcorn boxes, sour candy skewer Mickeys + chocolate & bubble party favors
PARTY DETAILS as told by Jennifer…
I recently styled a colorful “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” inspired birthday party for my son, Max. While it was last minute and everything we used for the party came from leftover party items from our house (except for the Mickey bubbles and red drinks, which I purchased), I think it still turned out fun, and was perfect for my Mickey Mouse Clubhouse-loving little boy.
My son, Max, is obsessed with two things in life — balloons and Mickey Mouse. A little example of how obsessed he is with Mickey? Recently, we were in the Dollar Tree. At the top of his lungs he exclaims, “Say it with me now. Meeska. Mooska. Mickey Mouse!” Yes, there were snickers from fellow shoppers, and I half expected someone to respond with a “Meeska. Mooska,” but I think they decided to spare me more “attention.”
For months he’s been telling me that he wanted a Mickey party. If we were wandering through a random store and he happened to spot something with Mickey Mouse on it, he’d tell me he “neeeeeded” it for his party. I put his desires in the back of my mind, but honestly, wasn’t sure if we were even going to have a party this year, or whether we were just going to have a simple celebration with a family outing. That is, until I saw some amazing treats on Instagram and knew the Clubhouse was coming to our house!
Most party planners will tell you, it’s very hard to scale back to something simple, especially when it comes to your own child. However, when you wait until 2 weeks before the big day, simple is about all you have time for.
So how do you put together a last minute Mickey party? In my case, you pull out Mickey toys from your child’s toy box, leftover cloud and green butcher paper from your craft room, some tablecloths & fabric in the color scheme and raid your party goods stash! I also wrapped a few empty boxes and Styrofoam in some fun striped wrapping paper that was lingering at home too. I filled some pots with Styrofoam and paper shred and made some cute centerpieces using printables from Amanda’s Parties to Go that I had leftover from a previous party.
Other décor items included a colorful banner I printed and tied scrap ribbon to and some Mickey Mouse inspired letters of our last name I made after being inspired by one of Amanda’s Parties to Go customers. They are a fun DIY project using 3-D cardboard letters from JoAnns, some spray paint, various scrapbook paper & embellishments & printables. Thanks again, Amanda’s Party to Go for the printables!
Clearly there was little time to custom bake treats, let alone order any. I am so grateful to two amazing businesses who saved the day! Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique (cake pops and Oreos) and Sweets from Heaven, Outlets at Orange (candy kabobs) sent custom treats to coordinate with our theme. They are just adorable and not only serve as décor, but obviously delicious treats too!
Candy bars were wrapped with darling “Oh Toodles” wrappers from Amanda’s Party to Go’s collection. Mini candy bars and Hershey Kisses were “dressed up” in fun labels and wrappers and displayed in serving dishes I already own. From my party stash, I pulled out some leftover red popcorn boxes and gave them a Mickey update with some scraps of scrapbook paper and an oval paper punch.
Our tabletop was easy to throw together. Mickey plates were made by gluing smaller black plates from The Dollar Tree to larger black plates. Each place setting included a napkin with a cute coordinating wrap, plus a drink wrapped in a cute Mickey themed beverage wrapper with a fun yellow striped straw and Mickey Mouse topper made with my Cricut machine. (All printable items by Amanda’s Party to Go.) We used homemade cupcakes for our centerpiece embellished with some colorful printable cupcake toppers attached to sucker sticks and bright polka dot cupcake wrappers I had in my stash. Polka dot balloons helped to tie everything together. A friend of mine (thank you Kate!) found these darling Mickey Mouse cups at Target last fall. They made the perfect holder for the Mickey cake pops. Aren’t they adorable? When the cake pops were all eaten, the table still looked cute! (Not as cute, but still…)
Because there were already so many sweet treats, we kept party favors simple. Each guest received a little bag of Mickey Mouse labeled Hershey Kisses to take home and some bubbles to play with in the backyard. The birthday boy was in heaven!