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Saturday, July 2

Mickey and Minnie Party

As the kids turned two and three only one day apart, a perfect twin boy/girl party was a necessity. What better than a traditional red and black Mickey and Minnie party?

Then main goal of this party was an amazing treat table and sticking to a tight budget! By doing as much as I could myself, I was able to keep the cost down and throw a nice party!



The two cutest kids around...Bubbi and Boo!

and mommy and daddy
(and of course 80 more of our closest friends and family...yes I'm insane).


Mickey Mouse Cake
Minnie Mouse Cake

I made the cakes myself...even made my own marshmallow fondant from this amazingly easy and yummy recipe!

I had originally planned on making Mickey and Minnie cupcake pics with these cute cutouts I ordered from Jacquelines Paper. I then changed the cupcakes to chocolate frosting and mini Oreo's for ears. Did I waste the cutouts!? No way! I put them on top of the cake pops to add some flare.

I covered tootsie pops with cut squares of black tissue paper and add some red bling I bought from Michael's. Then I cut some Styrofoam to fit the Mickey basket (amazingly lucky Goodwill find) and shoved the pops in. I tossed some mini marshmallows on top and...wala!

I had an old gold three tiered plate holder so I spray painted it black and bought some cheap plates at the Dollar Tree. I bought some amazingly cute red, white and black mickey sprinkles to add to the chocolate dipped Mickey crispie treats and huge marshmallows.

DECORATIONS (and misc details)

These super cute red and black Minnie clips from Pinkadot Tots were the favors for all the little girls to take home!

Bubbi and Boo looked their best in custom Mickey and Minnie styled shirts from Ollie B Boutique.

I wanted a cute pinata, but I'm too cheap to buy an expensive pinata then spend another $20 to fill the darn thing. Some research and I found a very easy to follow Mickey/Minnie pinata with directions on At Second Street blog.

Vendor Credits:
– Party Styling & Planning: Me
– Invitations: Evite
– Mickey/Minnie Heads and Scalloped Circle Cutouts: Jacquelines Paper
– Other Printables: Me
– Cupcake Stand: Target
– Cake Stands: Target
– Fruit Cups, Paper Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Cakes: Me
– Mickey Rice Crispie Heads: Me
– Chocolate Dipped Pretzels and Marshmallows: Me
– Mickey Rice Crispie Heads: Me
– Cake Pops: Me (ok, mostly Natasha)
– Mickey Sprinkles and Polka Dot Balloons: EBay
– Mickey Baskets: Goodwill find!
– Girl Favors/Minnie Hair Clips: Pinkadot Tots
– Boy Favors/Mickey Applique Ties and Parent Appliques: Tater Puddin
– Photography and Editing: Jenna Connor Photography
– Birthday Shirts: Ollie B Boutique
– Bubbi's Skirt: Dollar Daisies
– Ribbon, Favor Bags and Tissue Paper: Wrapped All Up
– Red Plastic Plates and Balloon Bases: Dollar Tree
– Cookies: Cookies By Design
– Pinata Inspiration and Directions: At Second Street
– Other Inspirations: Heavenly Blooms
– Mickey Cookie Cutter: Disney Store

Linky: http://www.blog.birdsparty.com/2011/07/happy-4th-july-link-party.html


Anonymous said...

It looked fantastic. Can you tell me what your final cost for everything was?

natasha said...

It was so amazing and adorable : )

bubbi and boo said...

Anonymous - The decorations, treats, outfits, place settings etc were about $300. The cakes alone would have been that much if professionally done (though they would have been, well, professional and perfect)! We also had fruit, pasta salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks etc. That was another $200. So $500 for everything! Not bad as it was a double party (two kids and only one party a year) AND we had a LOT of people.

Kathy said...

I am amazilingly impressed!! And your cake and treats looked amazingly professional, I also think 500 for a party is great!! Do you do professional party planning? If not, maybe it's something you want to think about, just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing it all! It looks like your own Minnie and Mickey had a great time!! Happy Birthday to you all!!

Small Kucing said...

Happy Birthday to the cute kids.... the decotaion and everything are so adorable

Babymama said...

OMG! What an amazing job you did - so fun.


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Just Another Mom of Twins said...

WOW!!! What a fabulous party! You are super-dooper talented! For my twins 1st Birthday we also had the same theme but I am BLOWN away by your talent!!! W-O-W!

We are doing a Raggedy Ann and Andy theme for their 2nd birthday...any ideas? LOL!


tina p said...

Amazing! Where did you get your "Happy Birthday" banner? Did you make it? If so, can you share what you used and where you got your supplies? Would love to replicate that.

Anonymous said...

Great Job...can you tell me where to got or how you made that big "M." I would love to have something similar at my son's party.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I actually made it with small squares of tissue paper, cardboard and lots of glue!

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