Minnie Mouse Birthday Celebration

A few months ago, I was hired to style a pink and gold Minnie Mouse themed party for two very cool birthday girls, Chloe, 1 and Raeyln, 5.  I was immediately excited about this theme for two reasons: first, Minnie Mouse was (and still is) a favorite of mine; second, Minnie Mouse represents all things feminine and fabulous, and what colors are more girlie or glamorous then pink and gold?!

Here are some fun facts about Minnie Mouse I bet you didn’t already know

  • Her full name is Minerva “Minnie” Mouse
  • She made her first screen debut in 1928 in the cartoon Plane Crazy
  • Her clothes were designed in flapper fashion
  • Russi Taylor has been the voice of Minnie Mouse for over 28 years. She was married to the voice of Mickey Mouse (Wayne Allwine) for 20 years until he passed away in May of 2009.

My goal was to make sure each birthday girl was recognized on her special day in a unique way. It was also important to me to keep the designs as similar as possible. I achieved this by adding personalized touches such as two cakes with custom name toppers, custom cookies with each girls’ initials and age, and the momma of our bday girls ordered the most adorable personalized outfits.

To date, this is one of my favorite event designs. I love the way this party turned out and hopefully, you will too!

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For the dessert table backdrop, I used four 20 x 30-inch foam boards taped together and covered them with a polka-dot kraft paper I found at Homegoods. To create the Minnie Mouse silhouette I traced three circles out of foam board and used a xacto knife to cut them out. I then coated the circles in mod podge and covered them in gold glitter. The paper rosettes and Minnie’s bow are from LanvisB.

Glitter Application Tip: using a light coat of spray adhesive on the foam board probably would have been faster and provided a more smooth application for the glitter.

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As I stated earlier, I wanted the cakes to be similar but not the same, So I opted for two ombre buttercream cakes with different icing techniques (one horizontal and one petal) and topped each with a personalized cake toppers.

Budgeting Tip: If you’re looking to save money opting for a buttercream cake with a custom topper is a great option.

To create the circular boxes the cake stands were placed on I purchased some round paper mache boxes and again covered them in mod podge and glitter.

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I have been dying to work with Laury, from There Should Always Be Cake. I follow her on Instagram, and she posts the most fabulous cakes, cake pops, and cookies.

The day before the celebration I arrived early and excited to pick up my highly anticipated goodies and suddenly realized I had failed to specify in which presentation style I wanted the cake pops (pop down/stick up OR pop up/ stick down). Of course, they were beautiful and faced upward while my initial design sketch had planned for them to be placed pop down on a serving tray.  Laury was beyond gracious and offered me other display options at no additional charge (even though it was clearly my fault). Instead, I placed styrofoam rounds inside of a few gold buckets, arranged the cakepops in the styrofoam and filled the pails with gumballs. It’s funny they way things work out because I like this display way better.

Planning Tip: Don’t make the same mistake I did and make sure you specify which presentation style you would like your cakepops.

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I was so proud of how these mason jars turned out; I decided to create a Halloween version of these jars as well.  To see a video tutorial for the technique click HERE.

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I can’t say enough about all the lovely printables at this celebration. From the customized place cards to the cookie icing labels, Caroline at The Social Spoon Studio is amazing. She delievered exactly what I was looking for but then again she always does.
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DIY challenged? Don’t worry these serving spoons are easy breezy! All you need is some wooden spoons and some self-adhesive gemstones (I got both at Micheals). Place the larger stone in the middle and the smaller stones on the side and viola!

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Questions about this event? You can ask me HERE

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Vendor Credit:

Cake Toppers: Glistening Occasions

Photographer: Montenegro Photography

Printables: The Social Spoon

Children’s Table and Chair Rentals: Party Line Rentals

Buttercream Cakes: Valencia Bakery

Cupcakes: Natis Arrangements

Cupcake Wrappers: Amazon 

Cookies and Cake Pops: There Should Always Be Cake

Highchair Banner: RawEdge Sewing Company

Cupcake Toppers: Toppers & Twine

Birthday Outfits: Relics of Grace

Event Design: Events by Lysi

Venue: 3470 Celebration, Inc.

xoxo Lysi

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Comments:

  1. Wow! This party is just stunning!! Love it!!

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