May 17, 2017
This past weekend we had SO much fun celebrating our sweet Mabel with an adorable Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!
Initially, I had thought of going the girly pink and gold Minnie Mouse route for her party, but ultimately, had to go with classic black and red Mickey Mouse! Because this little girl loves herself some Mickey!
Because it was her 2nd birthday party, I found this adorable “oh twodles” sign on Amazon that fit perfectly with her party theme! Since she has an awesome May birthday, we opted for another backyard deck party and grilled hot dogs for a “Hot Diggity Dog Bar” filled with toppings and different hot dog concoctions.
I ordered her cake and cookies from our favorite local bakery- Frosted Cakerie– and we were pretty much good to go!
I mean how darling is that cake and those cookies?! I had her make the cake lemon flavored so that when we cut into it, there was yellow inside. It was perfect!
I ordered Mickey ears for everyone (at the beginning of April!) to wear at the party….and they still haven’t arrived. But luckily the girls already had their own ears from previous Disney trips that worked perfectly!
My parents put up this awesome balloon arch for me and it was so great to take pictures in front of!
Initially, I was going to print a menu that I had found on pinterest, but it turns out our printer is broken! So I ended up getting to put my chalkboard “skills” to use at the very last minute.
Funny enough, I could NOT figure out how to write the Disney “D”. I tried and tried and nothing looked right, so Abigail asked if she could give it a try. AND SHE NAILED IT. She drew the D for “Diggity” on this chalkboard! I laugh every time I look at it- she did such an amazing job.
I’m pretty sure Mabel ate three hot dogs along with fruit and chips and other food items we had available. Apparently I hit a home run when I put together her party food menu!
She was making this HILARIOUS face when Jim was lighting the candles- I have no idea why! lol!
But she was super enthusiastic about blowing them out! She jumped right up there and knew how to blow them out….
unfortunately Jim accidentally bought “trick” candles that don’t blow out and didn’t realize it until he lit them LOL! So as soon as she blew he grabbed them out of the cake. She didn’t notice so it ended up being just fine 😉
Mabel had the best time opening up her presents! She was so excited to tear into everything and was thrilled with every item she received. She wanted to stop and play with every present and had to be encouraged to keep going!
The biggest win was this Mickey Mouse who sings and talks. It plays the “hot dog” song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and she is obsessed with this thing. She walks around trying to sing hot dog, hot dog and laughs maniacally when it comes on. It was hilarious to watch her get so excited- and as you can see, she never put him down after he came out of the box!
It was the most perfect little party for our girl. She loved everything, from the dinner, to her cake, to her presents. She doled out lots of hugs and “thank yous” and just had a blast the entire time. It was so much fun!
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