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!