Monday, March 3, 2014

Blast from the Past: Maddy's Minnie Mouse Birthday

In starting preparations for Maddy's birthday (only a month or so away!), I realized I never posted her party goodies from last year. I am featuring last year's party today as one of my Blast from the Past Posts.

Maddy was (and still is) obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. So, I decided to throw her a Minnie Mouse birthday party. I  also decided to go with the traditional Minnie color scheme of red, yellow and white, rather than the pink.

Here's the invitation:

I made it using some old Creative Memories software. I used a free font from somewhere (not sure, but it might have been on Da Font) that was a Disney look alike. Had too much fun with that!

I made Maddy a dress by sewing some cute jersey polka dot fabric I had to the top half of a t-shirt:

My mom bought Maddy some super cute red shoes with Minnie on them that I can't seem to find a picture of right now.

I also made Maddy's bows:

Here's one with her wearing it:

I made a wreath for the front door by wrapping a grapevine wreath I had on hand with black crepe paper. The ears are wrapped embroidery hoops:

I also made a sign for Maddy that now hangs in her room. I cut out all the parts for it with my Cricut.

I used that same free font I downloaded and my Sure Cuts a Lot software to make the whole thing. I found a mouse silhouette online as well. I spray painted the plastic frame (it was brown before) using Sunshine Yellow by Krylon.

I also made a banner using black paper plates and vinyl letters for Maddy's name:

Cheap and cute! I had goodie bags for the kids:

I again used the Cricut here for the mouse head shapes. 

I, of course, did not manage to get a picture of the food spread. *sigh* But I did snap one of the coordinating plates, napkins and silverware: 

And last but not least, the cake. I did not make the cake. I leave the cake making to my mother in law, who is practically an expert at fun shaped cakes. 

I certainly could not have done better that this. 

I am starting to plan a pink and turquoise cowgirl themed party for this year. It's over a month away, but I really want to get a jump start on it. Plus it involves things like making a pink and turquoise tutu and finding matching cowboy boots! I'll probably share some of those projects as I get them done. 

Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!

*Planning to share at: Metamorphosis Monday; Give Me the Goods Monday; Time To Sparkle Tuesday Linky Party;  Wildly Original Linky PartyClever Chicks Blog Hop; Serenity Now Weekend Blog Hop; CSI Project


  1. wowsers, you have done an amazing job with this! Love that you managed to find a Disney look a like font - it all looks fantastic. Lisa xx