Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Payton's 3rd Birthday Party

Well, we did it.  Another successful birthday party.  My baby girl turned 3 and I managed not to shed a tear.  This birthday has been very difficult for me.  She's not a baby anymore and that means I don't have any babies anymore.  Never mind the fact that I just returned from a trip to St. Louis with three of my best friends since middle school to celebrate our 30th birthday this year.  All the sudden I feel like my life is slipping away.........OK enough about that. 

I decided that I have been working on this party for about 2 months and people may like for me to compile a few ideas about having a Minnie Mouse party and where those ideas come from.  And in the meantime I get to show off my beautiful birthday girl!

The Invitation:  I created these on my own.  Tutuorial can be found here.

Then we have the birthday dress.  Much time was spent searching for the perfect Minnie Mouse dress.  And I finally found what I wanted at Angela's SugarnSpice Boutique.

I cut out Minnie Mouse heads, and until this very moment I didn't realize that I forgot to attach the bows  (oopsie!), using my Silhouette.  You can also see how to get the Waltograph font under the invitation post.  There was more food involved, it just hadn't been brought out yet:)

Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog

You can't have a Minnie Mouse Birthday Party without HOT DOGS!!  And check out the centerpiece.  You can find out how to make them here. (or buy them on my esty site soon!)

I made the cake.  I do have a ball cake pan which would have worked the same IF it weren't in storage along with the rest of my life until my house is finished!  So instead I used a pyrex bowl.  Instructions are all over the internet.  The key is to decrease temperature by 50 degrees because the outside will get dry while the inside is still cooking.  The bottom part along with the ears and bows are made out of fondant.  I obviously iced the head, poorly I might add.  But guess what??  The kids thought it was great!  Oh, and what about those little Minnie & Mickey figurines?  Payton got those as a Christmas present and we got to paint them together.  Too cute:)


Find out how to make these adorable ears here.  Also see my goodie bags that I made using my Silhoutte.

Pin the bow on Minnie Mouse.  I cut Minnie's head from cardboard and covered it with black tissue paper.  I even found a minnie mouse bandana at Hobby Lobby.

Musical Chairs:  You can use a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse CD or any child hood music. 

We also played Minnie Mouse Says, just like Simon Says.  I got $1 prizes at the Dollar Tree and the kids LOVED them.

I made the Minnie Mouse Pinata and you can find out here.

And Finally.....Another picture of my Birthday Girl!
Happy 3rd Birthday Payton!  Mommy Loves You!

Here are some sites that I used during my preparation for this party:

Happy Crafting:)

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Anonymous said...

Super cute stuff! My middle kiddo is turning 3 this weekend and we are having a Mickey Mouse party for him. I love your cake! WAY more ambitious (and SUPER cute) than what I plan on creating! You can see my stuff here: later this weekend when I post after the party! :)

HOMEmomMADE said...

what an awesome bday party! Our bday season is upon us and I have nothing planned. This really looks awesome!

Stop by and link up at my 2nd ed. Make and Share Friday! I'd love to have you!

~ Christy