The Crazy Hat Box

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on May 13, 2014

There are some days that I think will never end, but when I look back over the years, they seem so quick!  How are my babies growing so fast?  A friend of mine likes to say “the years are short, but the days are long”.  So true.

My baby turned three this month.  THREE!  How is that possible?  Even though I’m always in disbelief at how big they’re getting, I love my kids’ birthdays.  They are so fun!  Every year, we have themed birthday parties for the boys.  We’ve done  a tractor theme, a monkey theme, Very Hungry Caterpillar theme, Cars…  you get the idea.  This year was the first year that little boy was able to pick his own theme, and, since he’s recently become obsessed with Mickey Mouse (if I have to watch Mickey Mouse Clubouse Road Rally one more time, I may get physically sick), he picked a Mickey Mouse party.

There are so many amazing ideas on Pinterest for all kinds of birthday parties – and Mickey Mouse-themed parties are no exception.  So, armed with tons of ideas from Pinterest, along with a menu provided by my Sister-In-Law (who did a Mickey and Minnie themed party for her kids last year), I created a party.  Here are the results.  It was so much fun!


Signs for the front and back doors.  I found FREE printables for them here.  I glued them onto Mickey shapes I cut out on my Cricut.


 Mickey Mouse straws from Amazon and a red Solo cup that I glued white ovals on to make it look like Mickey’s pants!


The main course was, of course, Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dogs!


“Minnie” carrots and jicama with Donald and Daisy dill dip.


“Chip and Dale” chips and dip with “Goofy” guacamole.


“Pete’s” pickles (they’re actually my mom’s pickles – she makes the best!).


And don’t forget the “Mouseketools”!


Every year, I set out note cards and pens so that friends and family can write the birthday boy a note.  Then, I put the notes in the boys’ scrapbooks, so they can see how much they’ve been loved over the years.


My sweet friend, Kendel, brought all the kids Mickey suckers!


And the main attraction – Mickey Mouse Cookies n’ Cream Cupcakes!  They were SO GOOD!  Here’s where I got the cupcake stand.

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I got the recipe for the cupcakes and frosting from Annie’s Eats.  Then, I used Oreo halves and mini Oreos to make Mickey ears.  Just cut an Oreo in half (this works best if you use a serrated knife), then split a mini oreo in two, scrape off the frosting (which I used in the cupcakes – no need to waste!), and push them into your Oreo half.  So cute!


The Mickey candles were another Amazon purchase, as were the cupcake liners.


And Oreo Mickeys for those who don’t like cake (aka, my children – weird, I know).

It was a great party!

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