We'll start with the above picture, I made that wreath (tutorial coming soon), added a Minnie Mouse head and bow and called it a day (okay it really took me about 4 hours to do this, over several days).
When you walked into the house you saw the big Minnie Banner. I think it turned out fantastic. I decided since her 1st birthday party was all red and black polka dots that I would make this Minnie the pink version. Plus it's Mini Fox's favorite color.
I went to Michael's and found 4 different pink printed patterns and bought a bunch of every kind so I could use those in all of my crafts. I used my Cricut (which I think everyone should go and get right this minute! The one I linked is the most recent model, I have one that is about 5 years old)
By the time I took pictures of the food table everyone had eaten already, oops, so ignore the half eaten food. I decided to make some cute signs for the food, because we all know food tastes better when there is a cute sign to go with it.
Some close ups of the food signs.
What's a pool party without some drinks? Isn't that string of Minnie heads so cute? My sister-in-law came up with that. I got Cricut crazy and just kept cutting out Minnie heads and bows...so I had a ton of them just laying around waiting to be used.
Close up of the Minnie center pieces I made, tutorial coming at a later date (of course, but when I do have it, I'll come back and link it for you).
Of course I had to go crazy with the Minnie desserts right? There are so many out there that are super fun to make. I have never made cakepops before, so of course I had to do it for her party right? I think they came out super cute.
I actually didn't put together a tutorial, started to get lazy towards the end. But I do have to say if you ever try to make them, definitely, definitely use Candiquik - you can find it at Vons, or check here for a location near you. It's so smooth and WAY easier to use then the Wiltons candy melts you can get at Michaels. Trust me these will make making cake pops SO Much easier and faster!
For the bows, I actually bought fondant at Micheal's and then bought this* silicone bow maker, life changing, I just want to go around and make bows, it's so easy. The finished product, I actually used the cellophane type wrapping, you know the kind that comes on a roll like wrapping paper? I just cut into squares and then tied the ribbon around it, since they have ears, the wrappers I bought didn't fit them. I used an amazon box, wrapped it and poked holes in it to hold them, next time I'll space them out farther.
Another dessert I made, I used this basic recipe for Homemade Oreo Cookies, and added some Oreo Cookies for ears and then big heart sprinkles for a bow (found at Michael's - seriously what isn't there?), how cute are they?
All set up, super cute, and everyone remembered them from our party a couple of years ago and they were the first things to go, I wish I had made more, oh well!
And then I had to do just one more thing, some Minnie Mouse cupcakes to round out the dessert table. Then I made a few mini cupcakes too, only because I thought most people like mini cupcakes so they feel like they're not eating a huge dessert, plus I bought those cute little Minnie things to stick on the top.
Super cute right? I made those cupcake wrappers with my Cricut, I found a template online and just used that, they were super long, but it worked out.
The last thing I made were these cute things. Actually Mr. bought the fan part for my birthday and I thought, hey I could add a Minnie head and call it a day. I put a Minnie head on both sides, didn't want side to feel left out.
And then I also bought these* things, I didn't get a picture of it, but they were out in the tent in the back yard. You can sort of see them in this picture.
I got this center piece kit for the table in the Living room, which of course I didn't take a picture of.
I also bought this scene, but only used the Minnie Mouse of things.
I'm so sad I didn't take a picture of the thank yous, they were so cute. Of course I used the Circuit and cut out Minnie head with a thank you in the middle. Boo! But I did make these little Minnie Tulle ears for all of the little girls. They turned out really cute.
And that my friends is everything I did for Mini Fox's Minnie Mouse party. She thoroughly enjoyed her cupcake and getting sung to.
One of my favorite pictures!
After she was done she was pretty much covered from head to toe in cupcake, we took her upstairs to give her a bath, but she wanted to swim some more, so we washed off the crumbs and she went swimming for another 30 minutes.
No fear this one.
Of course we didn't get any pictures of the four of us, or even just of Mr. Mini and Me...darn. Oh well, next time right? I keep saying I'll get better at taking pictures, but I never am. One day, one day.
Also linking up with Amanda, for Thinking Out Loud, Vanessa and Penny for Thinking out Loud, Lulia, Stephanie and Sarah for The Ladies Collective, Annie and Natalie for Thoughts for Thursday and Joey and Kristin for Stuff and Things, Angel for Wake Up Wednesday, Cara and Rhonda for Craft Frenzy Friday, and Kelly for Inspiration, Christina for Wildly Original, Tammy and Brittany for One More Time Saturday, Lambert for Create it Thursday and Lindsay for Artsy Fartsy
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