3.25.2014

Oh-TWO-dles! (The MMCH Birthday Party)

Mickey Mouse is kind of a big deal around here. "Miska, miska," and "moooouse," and "hot dog" are familiar terms that are used often. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (MMCH) is about the only show that will keep Marcus' attention, and keep him sitting still, for longer than 3 seconds.

Because we have yet to actually take Marcus to Disney Land and meet the mouse in person, I figured the next best thing would be to bring Mickey to Marcus for his second birthday!
Here are the invitations that were sent out.
Instead of paying to have these made I whipped them up using PicMonkey, and then printed them off at Target. Going that route was SO much cheaper!
On to the party!

Here's the birthday boy! Decked out in his very own Mickey threads.
Just checking out the style. Those suspenders were very intriguing.
The Mickey Birthday Outfit was courtesy of Grandma D's sewing skills.
Aside from the guest of honor, the cake was certainly a show stopper.
The lady who made our cake did an AWESOME job! I was thrilled with how it turned out. And, Marcus kept asking, "Cake? Cake? Cake?"
 Little man was so excited to be near that cake. Unlike last year, he seemed to really enjoy being center stage.
After a few (read: several) attempts to blow out the candle Marcus was successful at extinguishing the flame.

Also an improvement from last year's party, Marcus liked LOVED the cake. Ohhh buddy, was it so gooooood.
There was no set time for lunch, but I had a variety of food out for people to grab and munch on as they pleased.
Mickey's Hot Diggity Dogs, Toodle Noodles, Clarabell's Corn Dip, Minnie's Melon Mix, Goofy's Goldfish, Pluto's Puppy Chow, Daisy's Drinks, Pete's Produce, Chip n Dale's Chocolate "Chips", Figaro's Fruit Pouches.
Not pictured: Donald's Dip
The decorations were kept to a basic minimum. I put together easy DIY center pieces and placed them on each table and called it a day. Smart move, as most of the kiddos were running around outside, and that didn't leave much time for many adults to sit down for too long.
Mickey, himself, made an appearance, and he was a huge hit.
 As guests left I had goodie bags and Mickey shaped cookies as parting gifts.
There was so much going on and so many people to chat with that I didn't get as many pictures of the actual party taking place as I had hoped. But, to me that just means the party was a success!

Thankfully, after a nap and outfit change I made sure we got a picture with our birthday boy. Just look at that happy little face…
A GINORMOUS thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Macke and Grandma and Grandpa Dudding for all their help in making this party the success it was!

Let the brainstorming for #3 begin!

23 comments:

  1. I love how you kept the decorations to a minimum. I would hate to see what going full out looked like! Looked like a great time! That outfit is super cute!

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  2. Wow. Wish you weren't such a total slacker with parties. ;) No, but seriously all the foods and their little signs were just darling but M looking at the Mickey balloon is priceless.

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  3. Love all your decorations! They're so cute! The party really does look like it was a great success. Happy birthday, Marcus!

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  4. What a super cute party!!! It looks like Marcus had a great time. :-)

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  5. Wow, awesome details! From the outfit to the food and decos. And that cake, gorgeous! Great job, mama (and grands)!

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  6. Way to go Mama!! You did an amazing job with this party. Happy Birthday to Marcus as well! I love all your signs for the food too. How creative.

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  7. Soooo cute! And his outfit was amazingly awesome! Loved the cake too :-)

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  8. I need a Mickey balloon for Mace sometime!!!! Fun!!!!! AMAZING job with the party!!!!

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  9. Dying. I can't even take that outfit. How do you not dress him in that everyday?? ;) Well done! Hope you are having a more relaxing week this week.

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  10. Wow!! Love it!! You did an amazing job, mama! What a great party! He looks so happy. That cake is amazing. Also, Marcus looks about 6 years old. How did that happen?!

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  11. You did such an amazing job!!! Love seeing it all together! Those signs on the food are super cute and I LOVE the giant mickey still!! And seriously you mom and her sewing skills are AMAZING! Awesome bday outfit! Happy Bday marcus!!!

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  12. That looks like an awesome party! I am always amazed when people come up with such creative ideas. It looks like he had a great time.

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  13. What a fun party! He looks like he had a good time! Love the goodie bags...super cute! Good job mom!

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  14. This is adorable! And I just read this post in a Mickey Mouse voice in my head. Does that make me brainwashed?

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  15. it looks perfect! I did mickey for Simon's 3rd b.day but yours looks much nicer than mine!

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  16. Will you be my mom and throw me a themed party? You are a rockstar! I've never done anything this elaborate, mainly b/c we don't invite friends, just family that doesn't include enough kiddos to go to the fuss. Kind of a bummer b/c all kids love a cool party like this. Great ideas!!!

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  17. i am just dying over that food!
    you did a great job! and grandma dudding for the win AGAINNNN on her mad skills!

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  18. Such a great eye for details lady! Marcus is so blessed to have such a talented mommy--and grandma! Although, he may not admit that to you, ever--especially when it's his senior year and these pics come back in a senior send off PowerPoint/Prezi, haha! Great job mommy!

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  19. Happy Birthday Marcus!! Looks like you guys had a great time

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  20. How adorable...what a great birthday party!! Happy 2 years Marcus!!

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

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  21. Wow, so creative! Love all the details and thought that went into it! And that cake ... love, love it! Looks like such a great party! You did fabulous mama!

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  22. Love it all! Love the outfit! Love the invites! Love the balloon! Love the cake...wow the cake! Less pictures = too much fun, just as a party should be =) It looks over the top awesome! Simple DIYs can make all the difference and end up looking like you did way more. Great job momma!

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  23. I'm so glad it turned out well! You did a great job! I have to get on it with picking a them for #2. I only have 5 short months. YIKES.

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