I planned and designed a birthday party to celebrate my son's 1st Birthday! Having a love for event decor, I knew from the beginning that this was going to be a hands-on project.
My son's favorite show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate his memorable day with friends and family other than with his favorite cartoon! Plus, I also figured that the theme would be very popular with the kids in attendance. I wanted to do something a little outside of the box, so I decided to change the decor colors and not go with the typical Mickey Mouse colors (blue, red, yellow, & white). In the end I think it all worked together beautifully!
DIY projects all the way! I love to do arts & crafts and work with my hands. So a majority of the items were made by hand--an enjoyable labor of love!
I made the name flag banner for the dessert table and his high chair by cutting colored card stock, letters I made on the computer, and threaded ribbon through holes I punched in the top of the flag. I made the centerpieces using a basket, floral foam, character cutouts found on the web, wood stick, tissue paper, and topped with candy. My favorite was the photo montage I made, which showed pictures of Bryson from birth to his birthday. The fun item for the day was the Mickey & Minnie Mouse Ears for each of the kids. Lastly, unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of the favors but to let you know I used brown paper bags filled with age appropriate goodies & toys and personalized each bag with the child's name using colorful letter stickers!
About The Details:
Love the frilled streamer? You can find the DIY instructions here. (http://ohhappyday.com/2011/02/fringey-streamers-diy)
The beautiful "Welcome to Bryson's Clubhouse" & "Happy 1st Birthday Bryson" Banner was done by My Paper Pantry. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/mypaperpantry)
The delicious cupcakes were made by For The Love of Sugar. (www.fortheloveofsugar.com)
I made sticker garland to hang for the dessert backdrop. The custom stickers were ordered through Moo (www.moo.com) and put together with a piece of string in between.
The DIY instructions for the Mickey Mouse Ears was found on Disney Junior. (http://disney.go.com/disneyjunior/crafts/character-crafts/mickey-and-minnie-ears-1823437)
I love the invitation that I made for his birthday party, I was really proud of the end result! I really feel like all of the other elements worked together so perfectly to make my son's first birthday party a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse success!
Use websites like Pinterest, Etsy, & Google to find vendors with products that you like and match your theme! They are also great sources of inspiration for DIY projects for your event.