The twincesses are totally obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I know that if i ever need half an hour of absolute peace and quiet I can turn on Mickey Mouse and take a break!
So when it was time to plan their second birthday it was obvious that an Oh Twodles DIY Birthday Party was in order!
I designed the decor and food around the the show, so I used the sayings like “we’ve got ears say cheers” and the menu had to include a “Hot Diggety Dog” bar. I put alot of effort into making this party as perfect as possible and the smiles on my girls faces was the best reward ever!
First were outfits: I sewed some skirts for the girls in polka dots prints, they came out really cute but also really short!! lol that was my first time sewing a skirt and i needed one more layer of well maybe next time.
My neighbor Emily has an embroidery business and she has been doing everything from outfits, blankets and back packs for my girls. So naturally I called her up and told her my theme and voila!
Please check her out at The Funky Flamingo Embroidery Boutique She has an amazing eye for design.
Next were invitations, there is only one graphic designer I use, my cuzzy Wendy at incogneato designs. Again i told her the theme and BAM!
Yup Wendy is the TRUTH! She also designed all the signage at the party. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My very first project I worked on was weeks before and I transformed an old $5 crazy coupe I bought from someone to a minnie mouse car fit for my twincesses!
Up next decor. I knew I wanted the Mickey ears incorporated in the design so I used fans. I usually make my own but party city had some pretty cheap one in different sizes so i used their fans to create a back drop in the dining room. I drew a few different sketches and finally came up with this arrangement with the mickey ears on the middle. I simply used push pins to attach them to the wall.
The Oh Twodles sign was made from cutting 12×12 red and white polka dot scrap book paper into triangles, downloading a mickey ears font and printing on card stock. I cut out the letters and simply glued them to the card stock. I punched holes on either side of the triangles and used string to attach and hang above the fans.
I used the classic Mickey color combination of red, black and yellow
Have you see the price of mickey ears at the Disney store? Lets just say I decided to make them myself! I took headbands from the dollar store in assorted colors and spray painted them black. Then i got black glitter cardstock and cut two circles on either end with a space in between so it looked like barbell. then i connected the two circles and glued them together. I repeated it for the other ear. That took care of the boys but for girls I went a step further and used ribbon so i could add Minnie bows.
The entire dining room decor and food layout.
I also got some pinwheels from Walmart and attached card stock with ‘welcome to Jordyn and Peyton’s clubhouse’. I only grabbed two pin wheels so I put one at the front door and the other in the back yard
I also made some Birthday Bios for the girls, using mickey fonts. I hope to do this every year as a keepsake. it should be interesting to see how much they change over the years.
I also put together some 10 page coloring books for the party using free mickey images from the internet.
I forgot to get a pic of this before but here is where the ears, coloring books and the take home gift bags were displayed. Of course the signage ‘we’ve got ears, say cheers!’ and the gift bags were filled with oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies in mickey shapes.
Goofy’s Photo Booth. The sign says ‘Only once will the twins turn 2, pleas take a picture so they remember you’
We did a small photo booth with props and people really had fun with it. I got the back drop from party city.
Balloons set the festive mood
And of course the girls had their very own Mickey Park in the back yard 🙂
No party could be complete without food!
First up Minnie’s Hot Diggity Dog Bar
I got mini corn dogs and mini pretzel dogs from sams, and grilled up some beef and some turkey dogs.
The condiments were: ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, onion, sauerkraut, chilli and cheese!
Donald’s Dip: queso and chips
I displayed the girls bios on the food table.
Pluto’s Potato Bar: we did potato salad, french fries, and potato chips in cups.
Daisy’s Dessert Bar was my favorite.
The centerpiece was this amazing red velvet minnie mouse cake by Star (281) 682-3198 (if you are in the Houston area). This cake not only looked good it was sooo delicious. It was buttercream but looked like fondant! everything was edible except the ears and bow which were made with gum paste. Can you say amazing work!
I did the cupcakes myself. Since the cake was red velvet I made the cupcakes vanilla to offer some variety. The ears are mini oreos and the bows were made from cherry fruit roll ups. I actually found that the target generic brand worked better cause they were a little thicker and cut the right size.
For the cookies I borrowed a friends mickey mouse cookie cutter cause I could not find one anywhere and didn’t have time to get it online. Our family friend/houston mum Ms Jimmie came and helped me with the desserts and had a great suggestion for the sugar cookies. We just used betty crocker sugar cookie mix but we added nutmeg and lemon zest. OMG these cookies were sooo good. They almost tasted like tea cakes. You must try it!
Then Mickey came by and the girls LOST THEIR MINDS! LOL they loved this giant balloon Mickey lol, I got it from Party City for $20 including the helium to blow it up. Best investment cause the girls played with him non-stop until he deflated a week later. lol
My fav pic ever! this is called HAPPY!
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