I love parties! I love throwing them and personalizing them. I love getting lost in the details. It’s my way of showing and spreading love. Don’t believe me? Check out my Tangled (Rapunzel) inspired party, or this sweet Carnival 1st birthday party I styled.
So here is a Mickey Mouse party I did a while back. And by “a while back” I mean 3 years ago…. (sorry, I’ve been busy).
This party is actually my son’s 1st birthday party. It was his Mickey Mouse party or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party. I had a lot of fun doing it. This time around I decided to scale my party back a bit and do a simple and budget friendly party. Or as simple as I could do it. Cuz I gets cray with the deets!
Well, enjoy the details (aka. deets) and let me know what you think!
How to Start Planning Your Mickey Party
If you want to plan a Mickey themed party or a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party start with a focal table or focal wall.
In this case, my party was outdoors so I decided to focus on a table. I covered a table with red table cloth and cut out two white circles so that it would look like Mickey’s pants! I followed the same concept for our cups. I bought the typical red cups you can find at any grocery store and cut out white circles and attached them to my cups. If you don’t have time to do this to every cup, just do it for a few as display.
Add some yellow striped or polka dotted straws to complete the Mickey look!
I knew I wanted to splurge on the birthday banner because it would help my overall party feel by bringing the eye up. If all of the decor was just on the table, the party would feel a bit empty or incomplete.
You could go as fancy or as simple as you like with the banner. But having a banner helps tons!
Just look at the details and precision on this beautiful banner I got on Easy! Love!
Instead of party hats we had Mickey Minnie ears for everyone! Adults loved it as much as the kiddos. 😉
I purchased a lot of the signage on Etsy. I wanted to use the wording from the Disney Junior show Mickey Mouse Clubhouse throughout the party. The artist just personalized it with my son’s name and I was able to print from home. Super simple. The pic on the right is the sign I had on the gate as folks came in to the back yard and as they left they saw the sign on the right!
We had a hot dog bar with all the fixings (not pictured). We had beef and turkey dogs, chili, cheese, onions, frito lays corn chips, etc. If you could dream it we had it!
Inside the house we had a pictures of him during his first year. It was so fun to see how much he had grown!
His cake was set up inside because it was going to rain. I decided not to spring for the expensive custom designed cake and instead purchased a fondant cake topper on Easy and placed a ‘1’ candle there too. Saved tons!
The poster in the back was also purchased on Etsy. I was able to message the seller with Nathan’s specific info and she personalized it for him, emailed me the image and I printed it out using a super cheap and super fast printing company I’ve used often. I then mounted in on a foam core board I purchased at Staples using spray glue.
The cake was from a local bakery here in NY that we love. And I just added the fondant round topper, Nathan’s name and the dots to the sides of the cake. All those fondant pieces came with the topper.
Disney inspired Cake Pops (Etsy)! (Goofy, Donald, Minnie) There were others too. unfortunately most of them came melted into the wrapped plastic and damaged.
Simple but yummy smash cake for the birthday boy! (Candle from Target)
The birthday boy in the shirt I got for him at… you got it… Etsy!!! Love me some Etsy!
The tired baby ready for his cake… and a nap!
The tired mama ready for her cake… and a nap! 😉
I hope you enjoyed this simple but fun Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 1st Birthday party as much as I enjoyed throwing it. It is super easy to throw your own themed out party you and your kids will love. Just put a little thought and love into it.
Let me know what you think and if you have any questions about it below!