Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mickey mouse firefighter birthday party

The decorations for the party were grabbed from around the house, white shutters(I printed out firetrucks with Sutton's name onto card stock and stuck them on the shutters randomly.)
red and white polka dot fabric,white feather boa,glass containers and every firetruck or Mickey Mouse toy that I could find in the boy's toy chests. :-)
I hung up Mickey Mouse heads on the wall behind the table. Originally, I had been planning on making a large Mickey Mouse head out of cardboard and painting it black and then covering it with black glitter. Instead, as I was putting the black paper plates I bought for the party out on the table, I just decided to hot glue two of the smaller paper plates to the back of the large paper plate for ears and it was sooo much easier! (And less messy!)

I made the pom poms out of plastic table cloths from the dollar store. I love making them that way! So much easier then making them out of tissue paper and you don't have to worry about them ripping as you "fluff" them.

The garland at the back of the table and on the front of the table was made from this darling freebie printable.

 I added glitter and rhinestones to some of the circles and sandwiched two of the circles between baker twine. (In case the garland twisted it would look cute on the other side also)

For food we had... Pizza,bread sticks,chocolate,gummy bears,and cupcakes.
(Usually we eat healthier at the parties we have. Promise! We always have "treat food" of course, since it IS a party,but normally we have fresh fruit, veggies,hummus dip etc.)

I put one regular sized Oreo on the cupcake frosting for Mickey's face and two mini Oreos for the ears.
Super easy and yummy! The kids loved them!

I made Mickey Mouse Shirts for the kids (just one large circle of fabric with two smaller circles of fabric for the ears.) And I also made them Mickey ears(a headband covered with strips of fabric and circles of black felt for the ears.)
I also cut out a moustache shape out of black felt and lips out of red felt and glued them onto pipe cleaners for them to hold in some pictures.

A couple pictures of my Mom with the kiddos

Later that night before bedtime the boys wanted to play with the mickey Mouse heads off the wall so I took a couple pics.

I wanted to make the kids a firetruck to sit in
and take them to visit a real fire station,but it didn't happen for this party.
I had also wanted to make a lot more mickey mouse shaped food,but the important thing is that the kids had lots of fun! (Despite the fact that they are hardly smiling in any of the pictures. Ha ha. ;-)
Sutton's new loves are Thomas the Train and Crayons so it seems like that is the theme for his next party(somehow. :-)



  1. hey sweets,
    eeekkk so cute.
    what great ideas.
    hope all is well.