Mickey Mouse has been delighting children and grownups alike for more than 100 years, so it is no surprise that a Mickey and Minnie Mouse theme is wildly popular for birthday parties. With such a broad appeal, this kind of party does not have to be limited to just children---even grownups can successfully have a Mickey and Minnie theme for their birthday parties.
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With a Mickey and Minnie theme, the best place to start is with creative invitations. Using simple coloured paper and a computer, you can easily create custom Mickey and Minnie invitations.
For an adult affair, start with a piece of red card stock paper cut to the size of a greeting card. Attach a piece of bright yellow card stock that is slightly smaller than the red paper to create a border. Using your computer and any one of the fantastic Disney fonts that are available on the Internet for free, type up your party information and print it out. Trim the page down so that it fits inside the yellow border and glue it into place. Cut out black circles in two different sizes and glue them into place at the top of the invitation in the shape of the Mickey Mouse icon.
For a child's party, fold a piece of black card stock paper in half and cut the Mickey Mouse icon shape out of the paper at the fold so that the design will be doubled. Cut a smaller Mickey icon out of white paper, and paste it inside the invitation with all of the party details. To make a Minnie Mouse, add a red paper bow with white polka dots to the shape, offset toward one of the ears.
Although it is possible to have a Mickey and Minnie--themed party in any colour, it is most dramatic if you stick to the original colours of white, black, red and bright yellow. Make helium balloon bouquets for each table that contain several balloons in each colour. Secure the balloons to the table by using a small terra cotta flowerpot turned upside down. Paint the flowerpot red and add two large yellow buttons to the front and back of the pot. Pull the ribbons for the balloons through the drain hole on the bottom of the pot and tie them into a large knot. Place the pot upside down in the centre of the table for a perfect centrepiece. You can also paint the pots red with large white polka dots to mimic Minnie Mouse's dress.
Set your tables with yellow tablecloths, white plates and cups, red napkins and black flatware.
Mouseketeer hats are a sure bet when it comes to party favours for a Mickey and Minnie birthday party. If you cannot order them, you can make your own by purchasing plain black baseball caps and gluing ears made of black felt over heavy cardboard to the hat. These ears can also be sewn on if you prefer. Add a red and white polka dot bow to the top centre of the hat to make a Minnie Mouse hat for your female guests. Personalise each hat by adding your guests' names in puffy fabric paint.
Mickey Mouse cake lollipops are another inventive idea. Bake brownies and then, while they are still warm, shape them into balls. Press two smaller balls onto the side of each larger ball to create ears, and insert a lollipop stick. Prepare a batch of candy melts in the colour of your choice, and dip the brownie balls into the melted chocolate. Stand the wet lollipop up by pushing the stick into a piece of styrofoam or floral foam. Put the pops into the freezer to help them set, and then wrap them in cellophane paper when they are ready.
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