Hi everyone! This weekend my baby James turned 2. Where has the time gone!?!? I can’t believe I have a full on toddler on my hands!
Ever since he was able to identify characters, Mickey Mouse has always had the key to James’ heart. I’m pretty sure the best day of his life was when he met Mickey earlier this year at Disneyland, don’t you think?
So, having a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party was a given, no question about it. I teamed up with Donna over at Swish Printables again (she also designed the printables for James’ 1st birthday party) to design some Mickey silhouette printables. I wanted a more vintage feel of a party, rather than the colorful Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme. She was able to design my vision perfectly.
I can’t wait to walk through the party with you. All vendor information will be listed at the bottom if this post.
First off, the birthday boy! James was so excited to party! I ordered a “two” birthday shirt from the same vendor who made his “one” shirt from last year, and I love, love, LOVE how it turned out! It went with the theme beautifully and is a shirt that he can wear all year long.
Party decorations started as soon as the guests entered the door. I ordered some Mickey shaped cut outs off of Etsy in red, black, gray, and white and made a garland hanging from the front door.
When guests first walked into the party, they were greeted with a “We’ve Got Ears, Say Cheers” sign as well as a basket full of Mickey ears for each guest to wear at the party. They added a nice touch and were a party favor that everyone could take home with them. I loved seeing everyone being a good sport and getting into the theme of the party, especially my sister in law who brought her own set of sparkly Mickey ears :)
The banner was one of my favorite decorations of the party, I love how it turned out!
Donna also designed some food tents so I could label all the food, Disney themed of course :)
I also made some Mickey silhouette mason jar decorations that I found on Pinterest, they were so simple to do!
Finally, the dessert table!
I drew a Mickey silhouette onto black poster board and filled it in with a chevron stencil that I picked up at Michael’s.
The cake pops matched the red, black, and white theme and were in the birthday boy’s favorite flavor, chocolate. The tags that Donna designed tied in the theme perfectly.
And I loved using these gray chevron paper straws for the Mickey silhouette cake pops!
This was the first time I had used fondant to decorate a cake, but I found this design to be pretty simple. I love how it turned out. I found a couple of tutorials on Pinterest on how to make it in case you would like to make something similar!
This was also my first go around with chocolate covered oreos and pretzel rods. The oreos….oh my goodness, they were heavenly! I now know why these are starting to become so popular at parties these days, they were awesome!
Needless to say, it was hard keeping the birthday boy away from the dessert table. Thank goodness for the jump house outside to keep him occupied.
All in all, it was great party celebrated with family. The birthday boy had a blast, and it was so much fun to go from the planning stages of this party to seeing it become a reality. Thank you for helping celebrate James turning two! In the words of Mickey Mouse, thanks for stopping by :)
All printable designed by Swish Printables: www.swishprintables.com
“Two” t-shirt designed by Charlie and Sarah: www.etsy.com/shop/charlieandsarah
Mickey Mouse felt ears: LittleArtistShop on Etsy, can be found here
Mickey Mouse cut outs: MassattiScrapbooking on Etsy, can be found here
Paper straws: @vypassetti on Instagram
Chocolate molds: desirable_sweet_treats on Instagram and on Etsy, can be found here
Cake pops, oreos, pretzels, and cake: Let Them Eat Pops