Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party

WHEW!  What. A. Weekend!!!  Were you as busy as I was??

This past Saturday was Monster’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party. Ever since the Mickey Mouse Invitations went out, I’ve been one busy Mama!  But FINALLY after weeks and weeks of planing it was time to celebrate … Mickey style!

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This Mickey Mouse garland was one of the easiest of the party details but it really made a statement.  Such a simple food table backdrop!  I just adored how it came out!  Appletini Photography_337 Appletini Photography_340

You can’t have a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party without adorable character themed food!   On our Mickey Menu we had items like Hot Diggity Dogs, Chips and Dale, Donald’s Cheese & Quackers, and Toodles’ Noodles.  The guests got a kick out of the quirky clubhouse menu.

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It has become tradition that Aunt Tiff photographs Monster every birthday.  She and I collaborate a styled photo shoot that matches the theme of that year’s birthday party.  This year was Picnic in the Park with Mickey and Minnie .  Then the photographs are displayed at the party, as the age Monster is turning!  Cute, right??  (click here to see Monster’s birthday party and “photo number” from last year)Appletini Photography_336

Mickey Mouse cupcakes!  They are NO rainbow cake, but they are pretty sweet!  I love the Toodles cupcake wrappers and Mickey’s pals as toppers! Appletini Photography_356I always like to dress the front of the house up just a little so the guests know they are in the right spot but I like to keep it minimal.  I like to keep the more dramatic party details inside and in the backyard.  It allows for that WOW moment once you enter the party.  So this year I used just a few balloons and made a Clubhouse sign.

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The table under the tent was simple but suit the theme with Mickey silhouettes, Toodles’ squares and party horns.  The hanging Mickey Mouse Character poms is what really dressed the space. Appletini Photography_353

This next Mickey party decoration was the first I worked on and was probably THE biggest hit of the party… Appletini Photography_347The large Disney characters were drawn and painted by MOI!  I’m really NO artist, although I was told many times yesterday that I was!! I am extremely proud and somewhat impressed with how they came out but there IS a secret behind this DIY party art.  Stop by tomorrow to see what it is!!Appletini Photography_346Isn’t the Minnie Mobile adorable??

OH!  And we had a Clubhouse Craft Corner… Appletini Photography_348

Complete with chalk, crayons, markers, coloring books and puzzles… ALL Disney themed, of course!

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Another one of my favorite party details… Appletini Photography_345Minnie’s Bow-Tique… complete with bows, bracelets, rings and necklaces for all the Mouseketeers.

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Mickey Park was the main Mouseketeer hangout.  With swings, slide and trampoline it was the obvious place to play!!

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Aunt Tiff framed one of my favorite Appletini shots from the photo shoot! She’s awesome like that!

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Appletini Photography_361 Appletini Photography_357Every Mouseketeer got to take home a personalized Mickey Mouse favor bag!  They all loved that their name was on them.  Made them even more special!

Appletini Photography_359I personalized the party hats with each of the Clubhouse characters.  The kids thought they were SO cool!  I was surprised to see that Goofy was the first to go.  I would have put my money on Mickey.

Appletini Photography_351GAME TIME… Appletini Photography_366My awesome husband made this bean bag toss party game.  It was one of the few (okay, many) things on his Honey-Do List. Thanks again Jim, you rock… Even more that the game did!  And the game was a HIT! Depending on how many bean bags each kid got in determined which prize bag they could pick from.

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After the Mickey bean bag toss, we Hot Dog Danced.  Freeze Hot Dog Dance, to be exact.  The little ones LOVED this!  As they danced I handed out ‘Clubhouse Necklaces’ to those who had the best moves.  OF COURSE they all got one, or two!

CAKE TIME…

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PRESENTS…

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I must say the party was a hit!  HARD HARD WORK, but a total success!!

 

The rain stayed away, we had an AWESOME turn out, everyone had a blast… but most importantly my #1 Mouseketeer had “the best day ever”!

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Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our sweet little Monster’s 3rd birthday!  She is one lucky girl to have so many wonderful family and friends!

xx,

Heather

 

About the Author:

Hey gang! I'm Heather, the Editor in chief here at Appletini Photography. I am a self proclaimed SuperMOM of 2 who enjoys blogging, party planning, and DIYing! I am married to SuperDAD and have a slight coffee addiction! When I'm not wearing my SuperMOM cape, you can find me on the blog connecting with other Moms. Over at Momma's Corner you can read about the good, the bad, and the funny of my adventures in party planning, DIY, and Mommyhood.

16 Comments

  1. Yennaira June 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Looks PERFECT! Sorry I missed it. It’s gonna be busy next year with TWO parties to whip up!! Can’t wait to see what you will come up for baby girl #2!!!

    • Heather Rizzo June 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Wasn’t quite the same without you!! And seriously… what was I thinking having another summer baby? Am I out of my mind?? 😉

  2. Suz Brill June 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Aww, looks fantastic Heather and your daughter is adorable x

    • Heather Rizzo June 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks Suz!! It really was fantastic! OH, to be a kid again!!

  3. Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD June 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Absolutely fantastic!!!

    • Heather Rizzo June 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro!! It was worth all the effort!

  4. Dana June 10, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Your hard work paid off. Adorable!! 🙂

  5. Jessica June 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Heather! This was super cute and looked like you did a lot of planning. Oh Hadley was probably so happy. It’s getting me excited for Zoe’s next party! I wish we could have been there but we already moved after the party. Anyway you did a great job. Love how you did the mickey play house outside and the minnie boutique. Tell Hadley I said Happy Birthday! xo

  6. Heather Rizzo June 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Jess, I knew you were moving but wanted to send the invite anyway. Your Zoe is a doll and we would have loved her here! If only the party were a few weeks earlier 😉 !! Can’t wait to see what you pull off for her next birthday. I’m sure it will be fabulous! Thanks again for the kind words and enjoy your new home! 🙂 xx

  7. Catherine Holt June 11, 2013 at 5:15 am

    LOVE this! There is so much detail here, it must have taken you ages to plan and put together! Love the Minnie silhouettes and the large Disney characters are simply amazing! So bright and colourful 🙂

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  9. Heather Rizzo June 11, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Thanks Catherine! And AGES sounds about right! Doesn’t matter how early I start planning, I am not finished until the last second.

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