July 7, 2012

A "Minnie" Occasion

I have always wanted to have a Minnie Mouse themed party, so I decided to use my birthday as the perfect excuse to have one. Now, I had devoted so much time to my Kare Bear 24th Birthday Slumber Party, that it only left me with a few days to put some decor together. When I say a few days, I mean less than 24 hours before my Minnie Mouse themed event!! Here's how you can decorate for a simple Minnie Mouse themed birthday party in less than 24 hours!

The first step in planning a Minnie Mouse themed party is to decide what colors you would like to work with. There are two different colored hair bows that she wears: red & pink. Be it that I am one of the most indecisive people, I decided to use both colors incorporating white & black as accent colors.

Now that you have the colors picked out there are three places you must visit to complete the Minnie Mouse look: Party City (or your closest party store), Michaels (or your closest craft store), and a candy or grocery store near you.

Items to retrieve at the Party Store:
  • 25 balloons (red, pink, black, & white)
  • Set of ribbon
  • Helium tank
  • Minnie Mouse paper hats
  • Minnie Mouse ears
  • Red, black, pink, & white streamers
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Items to retrieve at Michaels:
  • A set of polka dotted paper that includes red, pink, and black
  • A set of pink and red paper
  • Polka dotted ribbon that has red and pink as the base with the polka dots white
  • Red & pink candy bags
  • Minnie Mouse stickers
  • Assorted glass jars (medium to small in size)
  • Bag of gems that include pink & red
  • Ready-to-stick black letters
  • White, red, pink, and black paper lanterns

Items to retrieve at the candy store or grocery store:
  • Red, pink, white, and black candy or assorted loose candy that can easily be poured into glass jars.
  How to Use What You've Got!

So you have all your supplies, now it's time to put them together! Below are a couple ways in which you can decorate your party.

Minnie Face

The quickest way to decorate your party fitting to the theme is to make Minnie faces that can be placed throughout the party. Simply take your black with white polka dot construction paper, a bowl, and a pencil, and trace the large part of the bowl onto the paper. With a smaller circular shape, trace it onto the same paper. These circles will serve as a face and ears. Take your red, pink, or red/pink polka-dotted and cut it into a bow.Affix a cute button or cotton ball in the middle of the bow and you're Minnie face is complete. Glue a

Glue a Popsicle stick to the back of the Minnie face and stick it into styrofoam so it can serve as a center piece. OR, string fishing line through the top of the face and hand the Minnie faces from the ceiling.

Paper lanterns

Hang these from a ceiling and even cuter, place Minnie ears on it!

Candy Buffet 

With your candy jars, fill them with candy! Affix cute Minnie Mouse stickers and ribbon to the jars and candy bags.

 Of course, don't forget signage!

Table Centerpieces

For all the tables at your party, the remaining paper lanterns, Minnie ears and gems can be placed as table decor. See the picture below for an example.


Have fun with these! Couple them in threes with red, pink, and white in one bundle. Strewn them across the room!


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