Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Details

I have had a few people ask about some of the details of the decorations and such for Emma Kate’s first birthday party, so I wanted to do a separate post and share just how we pulled everything together for a fun party.

Minnie Mouse pink birthday party, candy bar, minnie cake, kid birthday @HeathersLG

First of all, I must disclose, I am not a crafty person, and most of these items were bought from a lady who had a Minnie Mouse party for her daughter and then was selling the decorations because she didn’t want to just throw them away. I bought them all for a steal, and plan to re sell them myself!

We got Emma Kate’s cake from a local place called Lulu’s Sweet Shop here in Madison. If you are local to the area I highly recommend! Cake’s are pricey, but it tasted really good!

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Part of the large assortment of things I got from the lady I purchased decorations from were a few types of candy from a candy bar she had for her daughter’s party. I bought a few other candy types form Oriental Trading to round out the bar. I used various vases and glassware from around the house for containers and it turned our great!

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These two adorable Minnie’s came with the bundle I bought so I have no idea where she got them.

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I have newborn and six month canvases of EK that I bought and never hung up so I used them as decoration on the fireplace above her birthday banner. The highchair banner came with the bundle too, but I think even I could have made that. It was just a piece of burlap with felt letters hot glued to it, then I just taped it up under the highchair.

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For food we had a veggie tray, fruit tray, Chick-Fil-A nuggets, sandwiches, Boudin, and chips and salsa.

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I printed off Emma Kate’s monthly photos and used clothes pins to pin them to a Minnie Mouse ribbon. Then I safety pinned the ribbon to the table cloth. It was something I did on a whim, and it turned out great! I put her party invitation as the middle photo.

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More decorations from the bundle I bought. I think the two Minnie baskets were Easter baskets, they had handles on the inside.

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We had water, pink lemonade, and soft drinks. The containers are from Bed Bath and Beyond, and I love them because you can put ice in the middle to keep the drinks cold without watering them down.

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I bought a helium tank at Wal-Mart and we did our own balloons. Honestly, we only did a few, I wanted to do more but we ran out of time and I just kind of didn’t care anymore.

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I put the wreath that we had on the door at the hospital out front, along with a huge inflatable Minnie that I got in my bundle (you can find it online.)

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I bought balloons from Amazon because I knew I wanted pink, and the ones that come with the helium tank are multi colored.

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In addition to cake, we of course also had Orange Leaf frozen yogurt. I was trying to figure out the best way to distribute yogurt of different flavors, so I decided to put stickers on each one, and the different colors were for different flavors. Worked out well!

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We also had sidewalk chalk and bubbles for the kids so they could play outside, but it was pretty warm that day.

I was happy with the way everything turned out. I think I decorated just enough to make it fun, but not so that my entire house was pink/Minnie Mouse. We had just enough food, and I’m trying to refrain from eating the rest of the candy from the candy bar. Winking smile

QOTD: What is your favorite party theme for kids? Favorite cake flavor?

Emma Kate’s First Birthday Party

Over the weekend, we had friends and family come into town to celebrate Emma Kate’s first birthday! She officially won’t be one until Thursday though.

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It was a very hot day which was a bummer because I was hoping we could hang out in the backyard but no such luck. Bobby grilled boudin in the blazing hot sun.

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We of course had some Orange Leaf frozen yogurt with our cake!

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We also had a candy bar and plenty of food.

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Chic-Fil-A nuggets, fruit, veggies, chips and salsa, sandwiches, pork, crawfish, and shrimp boudin, and of course cake.

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I printed off a picture of Emma Kate from every month and used them as decorations.

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She was not a huge fan of the icing on her smash cake and didn’t like how it felt on her fingers.

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It was organized chaos with all the kids but we had a great time with about 30 people in the house.

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I plan to do another post with more pictures of the decorations etc. so stay tuned for that if party planning is something that interests you. I seemed to manage to catch another cold so I am feeling pretty crummy and am going to try to lay low for the next couple of days. I hope everyone has a great Monday!

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QOTD: Favorite flavor of cake?

Weekend Happenings (Plus adorable baby costume photos)

We finally had a beautiful fall-ish weekend here in the south (aka weather in the mid 70’s) and my dad came to visit on Saturday as well. We were able to be outside a lot which was good for this new mama who has been trapped indoors for over three weeks, and Emma Kate was so good! Here are some pictures from our weekend.

Saturday morning, my dad arrived early and we hung out for a bit before heading to lunch at McAlisters where we were able to eat outside and enjoy the beautiful day.

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I put EK in her cute fall outfit (which is too big on her and it’s 0-3 months!)

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She didn’t make a peep through lunch, and then we walked across the street to an antique car show and festival our town was holding.

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The festival has gotten huge, there were rows upon rows of old cars.

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There were even some racecars, and of course the pink one was my favorite.

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We came back to the house and watched football, then it was time to BBQ in the backyard.

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Homegirl was exhausted from such a long day out and about.

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We ate and watched the LSU game, then headed to bed. On Sunday morning, my dad left and I went for my first run/walk post baby. I ran a tenth, walked a tenth, for two miles. The weather was gorgeous, and I was so thankful to be out there, but man do I have a long way to go! It was very humbling.

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Sunday evening, our church held a “fun fest” with games, food, and where the kids could wear their halloween costumes. Emma Kate, of course, dressed up as Minnie Mouse. She was not a fan of the hat. It did not stay on long.

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I cannot get over the cute.

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The festival was really nice, a great place for families to hang out and for the kids to get candy. Emma Kate did SO good and only cried when I was putting her in and out of the car, so I would consider the outing a win!

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That sums up our weekend, it was a good one and I hope yours was, too!

QOTD; Have you attended any fall festivals this year? Favorite costume your kids have worn?