Note: Unfortunately, there aren’t going to be many pictures of Liam in this post. He was acting “off” throughout his entire party, and for a while, I assumed he was just being shy or was overwhelmed because our house was packed full of people. Then, he was yawning while opening presents and on the verge of falling asleep in Cameron’s arms while everyone was singing Happy Birthday to him. We realized he had a fever, and put him in bed while everyone was eating cake and ice cream. The next day, he woke up from his nap and cried for 20 minutes straight. He never does that. Plus, I noticed that he had even more rash-like spots around his mouth than he did the day before. A quick Google search made me think he had hand, foot, and mouth disease, so we took him to urgent care. I was right. He had hand, foot, and mouth, plus an ear infection, and “maybe” impetigo. Needless to say, we’ve spent the past few days trying to force-feed him syringes full of antibiotics, and it has not been a great time. I plan on taking photos of him as soon as his rash clears up, just so we can document what he looked like around his second birthday.
Little Liam is now a little two-year-old! Over the past few months, he’s become obsessed with watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song and the Hot Diggity Dog song (if you clicked either of those links, I’m sorry, but you’ll have those songs stuck in your head for days). So, we decided to go with that as his birthday party theme, and because I’m “extra,” I tried to find as many Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed items as I could for his party.
Disclaimer: We got a few different things from Amazon, and some links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase after using one of my links, I will receive a small payment at no cost to you!
There are a few things we got off of Amazon that I didn’t take photos of, so we’ll get those out of the way first. I did an extensive search on the Internet for Mickey Mouse wrapping paper, and found this Hallmark Disney Mickey Mouse Wrapping Paper. It was exactly what I needed and I still have a ton of it left! I’m a terrible wrapper (and rapper), but the paper is thick, so at least I didn’t tear any of it.
I also wanted Mickey and Minnie Mouse Party Ears. Out of everywhere I looked, these were the most expensive. Plus, the Minnie ears are glittery and awesome, so I’m definitely happy with that purchase, as well.
The balloons and streamers aren’t really Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed, but they’re the right colors. I got them at Walmart. They were the cheapest I could find, and I’ve had bad experiences buying balloons off of Amazon. I can never tell what size they actually are and end up with these tiny, water balloon sized balloons that I can’t use! If you’re looking for party decorations, try Walmart. As an even better option, try Walmart Pick Up. It’s free and you don’t even have to get out of the car (not sponsored)!
As usual, I got his cake from Busken Bakery. It’s a local bakery, so unless you also live near Cincinnati, you won’t be able to get a cake here. I promise it’s the best, though. Maybe just make a drive to Cincinnati so you can taste some. Anyway, I pretty much just searched the Internet for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cakes, showed them a picture, and they were able to create one just like it. His birthday party was Saturday, today is Friday, and we just threw it away this morning. Ridiculous, I know. Apparently, I got a way bigger cake than we needed, but at least we got to eat it for almost a week without it going bad.
Here’s where you get to see all the super adorable, custom things we got for his party on Etsy!
We received these Mickey Mouse Food Labels as an instant download from PrintableStudio505. They were super quick and easy to make. I probably did it in less than 10 minutes. Basically, you just open up the file, change the text to whatever you want, and print them out. Luckily, I already had matte photo paper on hand, and since it’s a little thick, it worked perfectly. Then, I just cut them out, folded them, and placed them in front of all the different food we had.
Some of the food we had was a Hot Diggity Dog Bar (with Skyline chili, of course), Donald’s Cheese & Quackers, Chips N Dale, and Goofy’s Garden Kabobs. Let me just say, as cute as you may think those kabobs are, they are a pain to make. My mother-in-law’s did the majority of the work. All I did was slide the cut up fruit onto the kabob sticks. It looked like a total pain, but if you’d like to give it a whirl, I got the Mickey Mouse cookie cutter and kabob sticks on Amazon. It’s probably the “easiest” way to go about doing it, but it didn’t seem very easy. If you’re crafty and have more than 15 minutes (like we did), it probably wouldn’t be that bad and may actually be fun!
The Mouskeatools sign and Say Cheers sign are both from an Etsy shop called Krafnstuff. We put the Mousekatools sign on our utensil caddy, and the Say Cheers sign on our cooler full of drinks! It looks like her shop is taking a short break at the moment, but once it’s back up and running, you should definitely check out her items if you’re having a Mickey Mouse birthday party!
These “Mouse Gentleman” Mickey Mouse Letters are adorable, and as soon as Liam’s rash has completely cleared up, I’m planning on taking pictures of him with them! We received these from SophisticatedLife. She creates all different styles of letters like these, so be sure to have a look around her shop! Now that we have more time to design London’s nursery, I may have to get some for her, too.
I feel like I spent forever planning this party, and now that it’s finally over, we still have all these decorations set up around our house. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy, or maybe it’s because we just like feeling like we’re still inside Mickey Mouse’s Clubhouse.
He’s starting watching a lot of Elmo, though, so maybe I’ll have to start working on that party for next year…
What was the last themed party you had?! Let me know in the comments!