If your kid is all about Disney–and whose isn’t at some point?–this mouse-themed birthday bash is a party planner’s dream. First of all, you’ve got resources galore. Anything you want you can find, and if you can’t find it there is someone on Pinterest who will show you how to make it. Second, every child knows who Mickey and Minnie are, so the little merrymakers will instantly fall into the party vibe without you having to explain it to them.
Now’s the time to sit down with your little one and let the excitement build by allowing them to make a few choices. Don’t randomly Google with them sitting there, though, or they may be expecting someone to build them a Mickey treehouse or something. But after you’ve picked what you’re willing to buy or make, bookmark those sites and let the birthday boy or girl have some say.
Remember what I said about resources galore? Well, let’s start with mouse ears. On Amazon, you can pick up a dozen Mickey/Minnie ears for less than ten bucks. At least they were that inexpensive when I wrote this blog, and people raved about the quality. Apparently, the adults enjoy wearing them, too. And check out the “You may be interested in …” section at the bottom of the page with gobs and gobs of decorations. Personally, I’d go with the giant balloon arch because one huge decoration is better than lots of tiny ones when it comes to the ”wow” factor.
However, consider springing for a fancy pair of ears and a mouse dress for Minnie or a boy’s hoodie for Mickey from Presley Couture The birthday child deserves to stand out! And there are so many mouse ears to choose from. Seriously. Four pages of mouse ears!
You can make bags for goodies, or buy them on Amazon. I’d go with some favorite candy and Mickey party favors from Oriental Trading Company, if the children aren’t too young. With the ears, I think you’re good to go party favor wise.
This will depend on the age of the children. If they’re really young, but can jump around, I’d do a Disney dance party. If they’re not the age that’s willing to dance, there’s still pin the dots on Minnie’s dress, musical chairs to Disney songs, Disney limbo–you get the idea. Any party game can be Disney-fied. Figure out the games you want to play for their age range, and Mickey it up!
While you’re waiting for parents to pick their kids up at the end of the party, you can put on Mickey and Minnie cartoons while the party-goers, hopefully, unwind.
If you want to make your own, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube and ideas on Pinterest. If, like me, the thought makes you want to cry a little, talk to your local bakery. They can make the cake for you. Or you can order the edible ears and bow on Etsy and stick it on a normal cake. But I’d talk to your local bakeries first. The less stress, the better.
Good luck! There are so many ways to make this a memorable occasion. Take lots of pictures and send them to the parents, because this party is going to be super adorable.