I have re-posted this as part of The Boy And Me's Show Off Showcase. You can see the original post and comments here.
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
A selection of cheese portions
Veggies & dip
Selection of Crisps
Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Individual Jelly Portions (orange & raspberry)
and for the adults :
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.
|Jack with one of his birthday cakes.|