Classic Mickey Mouse Birthday Celebration

There are endless themes to choose from when it comes to a Mickey Mouse celebration. There’s baby Mickey, retro or vintage Mickey, sailor/nautical Mickey, safari Mickey, I have even seen a Mickey pizza party that was beyond adorable. As fabulous and fun as all those themes are there’s nothing like a classic. So when I was hired to style a Mickey Mouse party for a very special little boy, I knew immediately I was going with a good ol’ traditional Mickey party. You know that Mickey Mouse we all grew up on, the black, white, red, and yellow M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E!


For the backdrop, my goal was to keep everything simple and clean.  I found a Marquee “M” at my local Homegoods store for $20! I spray painted it red and hung the letter on a piece of 4×5′ painted plywood I got at Home Depot. I purchased the banner from a very cute store on Etsy (see vendor credit below for store link).

Spray Paint Tip: I prefer to use a spray paint with a satin finish instead of a gloss finish. The gloss finish can cause a glare if you are using any type of flash photography.

My absolute favorite element of this party were the customized Mickey cupcake toppers I made using my new Cricut Explore machine.


These toppers were super easy to make! Here’s how I made them:

First, I choose 2 photos that had minimal background noise and I turned them black and white using my *PicTapGo app on my phone.

Next, I printed the photos on heavy cardstock and carefully cut around the head making sure to leave a little additional space on top to attach the mickey ears to.

I then cut the ears out on my Cricut using my Mickey & Friend Cartridge and using and adhesive runner I glued the ears to the top of the head.

Finally, using a hot glue gun and I attached lollipop sticks the back and let them dry and viola’ you have the cutest cupcake toppers EVER!

*DIY Tip: You can also use photoshop, picmonkey, or any photo editing app to change your photos to black & white

Now on to the rest of the party…My girl, Caroline at The Social Spoon Studio created the most adorable party printables for this celebration. I just LOVE how the pennant flags and favor bags labels turned out.







Mason’s 1st Year Board was one another one of my favorite party elements. It was so fun to put this board together and it was also my first time working with vinyl on my Cricut Explore I loved lining all the photos up and seeing how much he’d grown in his 1st year. It also made a great keepsake for mom & dad.


Questions about this event? You can ask me HERE

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Vendor Credit:

Cake Toppers: The Pink Owl

Backdrop Banner: The Papier Studio

Photographer: Inka Orginals

Printables (Place Mats, Bucket Flags, Tent Cards, Favor Bag Labels): The Social Spoon

Children’s Table and Chair Rentals: Party Line Rentals

Cake: Valencia Bakery

Cupcakes, Cookies, Cake Pops, Parfait Cups: Natis Arrangements

Mickey Pomader Centerpieces: Diva Blooms

Cupcake Toppers: The Lysi Life

Event Design: The Lysi Life

Venue: Rosie’s Manor

Mickey Mouse Ears: Favors & Crafts 

12 Month Banner: Hearts & Craftsy


xoxo Lysi

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  1. Christina says:

    I love everything you did for this party! Good job!!

    I’m looking to make something similar for my sons first birthday and was wondering how big is the frame you used for his first bday pictures?

  2. Chelsea says:

    Hello! I love your DIY cupcake toppers! Any ideas on how to create the Mickey hat without a cricut?

    • Alysia Alysia says:

      Sure! Use a circle hole punch or cut a small circle then cut the circle in half to create the hat. Next, take a smaller hole punch or cut two smaller circles and glue them on each side to create the ears. Hope that helps : )

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