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Saturday, 11 June 2011

ShowOff ShowCase - Birthday Party Fun

We recently celebrated Jacks 2nd birthday and for his party I chose a Mickey Mouse theme. It was a toss up between that and The Very Hungry Caterpillar which I had seen on The Boy And Me's blog, but opted for Mickey Mouse as I figured a Mickey Mouse cake would be easier to make than a caterpillar one!

We actually had 2 parties as it seemed easier to do it that way. On Saturday we had Jack's little friends round, with their brothers, sisters, Mummies & Daddies and on Sunday we had family.

We had banners, balloons and themed tableware. I made some party bags up using Mickey Mouse plastic cups (that can be re-used by the party guest afterwards) filled with a large bouncy ball, some Mickey Mouse stickers, a Mickey Mouse pencil, a mouse balloon and a small packet of sweets (everyone needs a little treat from time to time!). I popped the cup into a Star patterned cellophane bag & tied with ribbon. I think they look a lot prettier  than a themed plastic party bag.


For a table centrepiece I filled a vase with bouncy balls and inserted air-filled mouse balloons on sticks into the vase, the balls help to hold the sticks in place as well as looking bright & colourful. The party guests could then take a balloon home with them afterwards.

For the food I did a buffet for the little ones consisting of :

Fresh crusty bread & butter
Cocktail sausages
A selection of cheese portions
Veggies & dip
Selection of Crisps
Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Chocolate Fingers
Individual Jelly Portions (orange & raspberry)

and for the adults :

Baked Potatoes
Grated cheese
Greek Salad
Pasta Salad
Cake Pops
Baileys Coffee Cupcakes

and of course there were birthday cakes (not forgetting the Chocolate Fudge Cake we had on his actual birthday!)


A friend of mine also brought up some lovely carrot cake & chocolate brownies.

We didn't play any games, from past experience we've found that the little ones don't want to sit and play pass the parcel and are just happy playing, so that's what they did, and the adults could enjoy a drink and a chat whilst the little ones had fun nearby.

The Boys

Jack with one of his birthday cakes.

Family Shot


  1. Fab cake! I love your party cups too.

  2. Wow, looks like greta fun and the cakes are brilliant! So far my little one has had two family parties but I am sure this year is going to be different...better get my thinking cap on!!

  3. Love the theme of this party and the way that you think outside of the box for the party bags and table decorations. Luckily it's not too late for me to think about my presentation for tomorrow. You are a clever mummy!

    Thanks for linking up to SOSC!

  4. We've just had a mouse themed party here, I love your party bags good job I didn't see the post before or I would have wanted to re-do all mine!

  5. I love your party bags! Brilliant idea!

  6. Brilliant! You could be a kids birthday party organiser!! You are very clever - can you do a party fir me please??? :)

  7. jessies_online12 June 2011 at 08:43

    I would love to Jenny.....if only I had the time! There are not enough hours in the day for all the ideas whizzing around my head!! Let me know if you need cellophane bags or bouncy balls though...I have them in abundance!x

  8. It is something I have thought about doing once kids are older be so much fun! I don't know if I am as good as you though!! Xx

  9. jessies_online12 June 2011 at 09:04

    It was not as difficult as it may look, I made sure I did food that was easy & could be prepared in advance (you live & learn with that one!) the cake wasn't too difficult, just a bit time consuming - it's amazing how you can make a simple cake look good with just a few plastic figures!

  10. Oh Lordy- its fabulous! I have all this to come and it worries me as I am not very creative at all! x

  11. jessies_online12 June 2011 at 19:03

    you'll be alright, the main thing is not to stress about it and just enjoy the day.... M&S do some great party food and you can buy pre-filled party bags off the Internet, no-one would ever know that you didn't do it all yourself!

  12. Looks like a great party, and that's from a Mum who has hosted quite a few and blogged about them too!

  13. jessies_online14 June 2011 at 10:36

    yes I can imagine that you've had quite a few! at least 3 of them share a

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