I think that my oldest son has been obsessed with Mickey Mouse since birth! We watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Mickey and the Roadster Racers ALL DAY LONG!!! He even knows the words to several episodes! He is almost 3, but I wanted to share a few pics from his 1st birthday party. I bet you will never guess the theme of his party…. yep, it was Mickey Mouse lol! I wanted to make his day special, but I did not want to spend a lot of money on decorations. I chose to do a lot of the decorating myself and I think everything turned out pretty good!
Whenever I plan a party, I always think about the centerpieces first. Once I get the centerpieces figured out, everything else just seems to fall in place!
These centerpieces were so easy to make! I used this large, white foam ball (Smoothfoam Ball Craft Foam for Modeling, 6-Inch, White) for the head and 2 smaller foam balls for the ears. These are the exact balls I used for the ears (Smooth Foam Balls for Arts & Crafts (4″ Inch – 12 Balls) (4)) I painted the balls with black, acrylic paint. If using these foam balls, DO NOT use spray paint. Spray is a little too harsh for these foam balls and they will melt instantly. How do I know this? Let’s just say that I wasted a bag of foam balls finding out! I used wooden skewers to connect the head and ears.
For the base, I used empty Gerber Graduate snack cans. Both of my boys loved these snacks, so we always kept several in the house. I painted the cans with red spray paint and once they were dry, I painted white circles on the front for Mickey’s buttons.
For the larger base, I used empty Gatorade cans. We also had a random surplus of Gatorade powder in the house, so why not use the empty cans for a Mickey Mouse party! For the larger centerpieces, I had more space to work with so I painted the top of the can black and the bottom red.
I made my own banners by using different colored card stock and craft twine that I purchased from Michael’s. I purchased Mickey Mouse stickers from Amazon and placed those stickers on some of the triangles. The “tassels” in between the triangles were made with cut pieces of crepe paper. I ordered the cute birthday hat and candy bag labels from Etsy.
His birthday turned out great and was such a memorable day! I hope you were able to get some good ideas and inspiration for your next party!