Last weekend we celebrated Knox’s third birthday with a Mickey Mouse party. He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so he was a fan of this party theme! I kept things mostly DIY and made nearly everything myself, which kept the cost down. I think I spent about $125 on the whole party, food included. We decided to have it at 10 a.m., which by-the-way, is THE BEST TIME to have a kid’s party because it doesn’t mess up anyone’s nap times! Being that it was so early, I did brunch foods, which seemed to be a hit. I ordered some balloons from Publix in the Mickey colors, and I do believe that was Knox’s favorite part!
Knox’s Mickey shirt was made by Emily at Mini Sparrows- she did an amazing job, as always!!
He pulled the balloons all over the house, I don’t think they actually stayed in the dining room for long. He loved to pull them into the kitchen and smack me with them while I tried to finish cooking. He’s definitely all boy.
The food and cake table:
My sister made Knox’s Mickey cake, and it was amazing!! Not only did it look fabulous, but oh my gosh, it was delicious. It was a vanilla cake with a praline filling. There were 12 sticks of butter in this cake. I’ll let you think about that for a moment.
Here are the “Mouska Muffins” aka French Breakfast Puffs. In case you’re wondering, my husband makes so much fun of me for labeling the food with cheesy names. However, I love to be cheesy, so I will not be stopping this practice any time soon. I downloaded the Disney font for free online, and my table cloth is actually Mickey wrapping paper from Hallmark.
I made my Mickey pancakes by using a squirt bottle that I got for $.99 at World Market. I just cut the tip off to make it larger, filled it with batter, then squirted it into the pan in the Mickey shape. So easy!
I was so proud of my fruit kabob idea… instead of using sharp skewers, I used coffee stirrers as my kabob stick. Much more kid-safe! I’m sure someone has thought of that before, but I thought it up while planning, so I’m pretending it’s an original idea!
The “Hot Diggedy Dogs”… that was my favorite food name of the day.
These little treat bags were so cheap and easy to do. I bought a pack of 12 black paper bags from Michael’s, filled them with goodies (play-doh, a kazoo, bubbles and a pack of Annie’s Organic Bunny Snacks) the just folded them over, punched two holes and tied it closed with ribbon. Then I freehanded the names in Disney-esque font and added a sticker.
Now for some actual party pictures with people in them! Knox loved hearing everyone singing to him.
This is my sister, Kayla, who was making a sad face as she sliced up the gorgeous cake creation that took her hours to make. It’s okay, Kayla… you’ll be making another one in a couple weeks for Brody! Ha!
Knox’s cousin, Addison. She was hilarious because every time her shoe came off, she had to go take it to her dad to put back on… no one else would do!
Addison and Sara (and Aubrey Kate!)
Opening gifts (with lots of good assistance!)
Cutie pie Sam… I didn’t get any pictures of Noah, her big brother, though- boys are too mobile for picture taking, I have decided.
Our best attempt at a family picture… yes, there were worse ones than this, believe it or not!
Brody enjoying a drumstick. Though probably not the kind he would prefer to have, which would be made of chicken.
I think it was a great party for Knox, and I am looking forward to Brody’s in just a couple of weeks. These boys are seriously growing up so, so fast!
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