Not many things cuter than the classic cartoon, Minnie Mouse! We LOVE all of the darling details from this party– from the Minnie ears to polka dot trim– such a CUTE theme! One of the best things about this party is that all of the activities could be held inside our out… making it a great party for any time of year! Jen from Passion for Parties tells us all about her niece’s 5th birthday bash:
Last weekend we celebrated my niece’s 5th birthday with a “Minnie Mouse Goes on a Picnic” party. The rain chased our picnic inside but we managed to bring our own sunshine to the party and make it a success! In fact, it taught us that a picnic can be just as sunny when held inside, and may even be a great way to brighten up the dreary days of winter!
Here’s a recap for you:
Decorations: Since the rain chased us inside, we had to fill the party with our own sunshine. A field of green grass (faux turf purchased at Lowe’s) and a sea of daisies (DIY tissue paper daisies adhered to the walls) set the scene as the party took place under bright blue skies (an array of blue balloons hanging from the ceiling). We also had bouquets of daisies scattered all around the party area for an extra dose of happiness. A basket full of sheets and daisies welcomed the guests and encouraged them to “Take a Sheet and Have a Seat.” Custom-made Minnie and Mickey ears were given to each little guest and added to the fun.
Activities: We brought back the sweet and simple “days of ole” with old-fashioned picnic games. The kids tossed fabric-wrapped embroidery hoops over painted soda bottles that were cradled in an old crate, dropped decorated clothespins into a jar, threw homemade beanbags at tin cans (inspiration from e to Two Shades of Pink), did a few relays with fabric-wrapped hula hoops and competed in sack races.
On the Menu: Traditional picnic food took center stage in this celebration. Ham and cheese sandwiches wrapped in craft paper and tied with twine, fresh watermelon slices, veggies and dip, Minnie Mouse shaped cheese slices, and white cheddar popcorn served in custom Minnie and Mickey Kandy Kones from Superchick Studios satisfied everyone’s hunger. To please the sweet tooth, the kids indulged in beautiful Minnie and Mickey cake balls from Terri’s Treasures, gorgeous picnic-themed Minnie and Mickey cookies from Firefly Confections, and marshmallows served in flower baking cups. Pink silverware was wrapped in sunny yellow napkins, accessorized with white doilies, then tucked into little berry baskets for pretty presentation. A pretty daisy completed the look and made the party table look amazing.
The Cake: The cake was a vanilla, two-tier, buttercream ruffle cake topped with fresh flowers and a custom Minnie topper. A pink and white gingham ribbon kept true to the picnic theme. Both the cake and the topper were made by Passion-for-Parties.com.
Favors: The pint-size guests each went home with a little berry basket full of goodies: Bubbles and bubble wands (all adorned with custom labels from Passion-for-Parties.com), watermelon cookies from Firefly Confections (all with Mickey-head-shaped seeds), and a fun dotty straw from Shop Sweet Lulu, that was topped with a sunny tag that said “Thanks for filling my party with sunshine.”
CREDITS + RESOURCES: Party Styling: Passion-for-Parties.com | Minnie Mouse custom headband: Nikki, in Stitches | Pink polka dot dress: Nikki, in Stitches | Minnie Mouse appliqué and dress embroidery: The Sewing Loft | Pink and white custom bracelet: 3 Little Birds Boutique | Minnie and Mickey cake balls: Terri’s Treasures | Minnie and Mickey picnic cookies and watermelon favor cookies: Firefly Confections | Minnie and Mickey custom Kandy Kones: Superchick Studios | Invitations, custom signs, and custom labels: Passion-for-Parties.com | Cake: Passion-for-Parties.com | Photography: Photography by Virginia