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.
Thursday 7th of June 2012
Everything looked great! You did a fantastic job! I love all the detail you put it in.
Thursday 7th of June 2012
The whole party was a success an everything looked so professional!
Wednesday 6th of June 2012
Invites sooooooooooo cute and the decor so fun.......Good job!!!!