Sunday, April 18, 2010

Aubrey's Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

The day that Aubrey's been waiting for finally arrived on Saturday - her Birthday Party! Her birthday is still 2 weeks away, but we won't be here, so we celebrated with her friends a little early.

She was sooooo excited when I told her that it was her party day.

Grandma made her Minnie Mouse pancakes for breakfast to start the festivities.

Grandma, Aunt Esther, Uncle Bryan and I had put out most of the decorations the night before. When Aubrey saw them in the morning she was just thrilled! Brooke loved them too.

These are the decorations I am most proud of. I drew, cut out and painted a stand up Minnie & Mickey. I was excited with how they turned out.

Aubrey wasn't supposed to see them until the day or her party, but she found Mickey a few days early. She LOVED him!

Here are some of the decorations.

Esther and Bryan did most of the streamer hanging.

The birthday banner.

The handmade pinata.

The invitation.

Inside of the invitation.

The purses and mouse ears I made for all of the girls at the party.


My two cutie Minnie mouses with the cut outs.

My Minnie with her Minnie cut out.

Brookie bug being cute.

All day Aubrey listened for the doorbell in hopes that her friends were arriving and we could start the party.

When the girls arrived they got their purse and mouse ears and I painted their noses black.

Then they colored Minnie pictures while they waited for the rest to arrive.

All of the adorable Minnie Mouse's (except for 1 who was camera shy.)

Here's our camera shy Macie Mouse.

I thought it would be fun to pretend they were on an episode of Mickey Mouse clubhouse. I told them that they were invited to the clubhouse to help throw a party for Aubrey. I told them that they might need some Mouse-ka-tools. I then asked who they should call if they needed a Mouse-ka-tool.

Here they are yelling, "Oh Toodles."

They helped decorate for the party by hanging their Minnie pictures that they colored. But first they had to call for Toodles to bring them some tape.

Then the Mystery Mouse-ka-tool gave them the clue to go to the garage to play some games.

First we played "Pin the Bow on Minnie."

Then we played "Minnie Says" (Simon says). In this pic they were shaking their hips.

Then we played the "Minnie Mouse Match Game". (They did the Hot dog dance and then when the music stopped one girl rolled the big dice and whatever picture it landed on they were to find a matching one to stand on.) Doing the Hot dog dance was Aubrey's favorite part she tells me.

And last but not least was the pinata.

Some of these girls can hit really hard. I see some softball players in the future!

Apparently I made it a little too strong, so daddy had to get out a hammer to break it!

The girls loved getting their prizes.

Aubrey found a less crowded spot to get some prizes.

Taking a break to give Grandma some love.

Then we went back inside to make Minnie cupcakes.

Aubrey with her Minnie cupcake.

Before we could sing "Happy Birthday" we had to call for Toodles to get some candles.

Blowing out her candles.

Really enjoying her cupcake.

Brecken had to make sure that Brookie got a treat too!

Then we went to the Front Room to open presents - but they were gone. Oh no, Pete must have come and hid all of the presents! The girls went on a hunt to find all of the presents for Aubrey to open.

Aubrey got some really great presents that she just LOVES!

After the girls went home we got ready for the Family dinner party.

Here Aubrey is with her cake. I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Aubrey insisted on eating at her little table.

After dinner she got another round of "Happy Birthday" and blew out another candle.

Then she got to help daddy cut the cake.

While she waited for her cake and ice cream, she ate off the "Happy Birthday". I love how her lips turned black.

Cutie Brookie with her red face!

Then more presents - the lucky girl!

Brooke getting a closer look at Aubrey's toys.

Thank you kisses for Grandma.

Brooke enjoyed the wrapping paper remnants on the floor.

Aubrey LOVED her My Little Pony Amusement park from Grandma Bagley.

And she equally LOVED her Mud Pie kitchen set from her Aunts & Uncles!

Aubrey had a great day! I was so happy with how it all turned out and how much fun my little Aubrey had! Thanks to my Mom and sibs & hubby for helping me with the party! I couldn't have done it without you!


Kimberlee said...

I can't believe our little babies are turning 3 already! Aubrey's party looks like an absolute blast. Poor Molly probably won't be getting much of a party since we'll be moving during her birthday. She would have loved Aubrey's, though!

L Johnson said...

Wow what a fantastic 3rd birthday, you did such a great job!

John and Ann Tolman said...

Happy Birthday Aubrey you made a very cute Minnie Mouse!

Jules said...

I am so sad we missed it. Keagan would have had so much fun! It looked so cute and you did awesome!

Christi Williams said...

I love your blog! It always brings me joy. I have given you a blog award - just for fun.

Melanie said...

Hi! I love all of your party pictures and ideas for your little one's Minnie party. I am in the process of planning and making things for my own Minnie party for my soon-to-be two year old. I have also created a blog dedicated to Minnie Mouse Party ideas, The Ultimate Minnie Mouse Party on a Budget ( I'm hoping it will be a great site for moms to easily find ideas for their Minnie Mouse parties. I've included a link to your great party on my site, and if you would like to have your party featured in one of my blog posts, you can contact me at

Thanks for your creative ideas!

The Yarbrough's said...

Hey! I stumbled across your blog because I was searching for Mickey and Minnie party ideas. I have twins that are going to be turning one and their party is going to be Mickey and Minnie also. I was wondering if you still had your cutouts?! You can email me at Thanks! :)


Anonymous said...

How did you make the minnie mouse purses? I'm having a party in March. Please help me!

Anonymous said...

Can you help me out also i need some cutouts of minnie to please.

Jerry Gene said...

Nice post with awesome points! Can’t wait for the next one.

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Tiffany Davis said...

How did you make toodles?

Buell Fam said...

I just cut it out of poster board and printed the images at a printer on large paper.

Meow Opre said...

Oh my these are all adorable! I was confused between Minnie and Hello Kitty but both are fine for a little girls party since they are pinkish. But seeing your helpful Minnie Mouse party ideas , I think I'm gonna suggest this to my friends!
I will be exploring more maybe I could add them to my own compilation. thank you so much!!

zerry ht said...

Aww! Such a beautiful post! I arranged a same kind of mini mouse party for my niece last year in one of the venues in Chicago. Your post just made me nostalgic! I loved all the arrangements decorations and the food. Fantastic work done!