I am very intentional about making my children's birthdays very special. I want them to know that they are precious children of God, uniquely & wonderfully made, and are such treasures to their Daddy & I! So I love making the day truly special & memorable.
Psalm 118:24 - "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
This year for Goofy's actual birthday we were going to be on a plane headed to the happiest place on earth - Disney world! So the party had to be done early & it naturally had to be a Disney themed party. The kiddos love the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse videos we borrow from the library so that became the theme. I made this personalized t-shirt for his celebration and bought the Mickey balloon (I got 6 for less than the cost at Disneyworld) and Happy Birthday Mickey Ears Hat. (Note: He also wore the t-shirt & hat for his actual birthday at Disneyworld and LOVED the attention he got!)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party Decorations
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party Food
I set-up a buffet at Chef Mickey's Kitchen (you know - like the restaurant at Disney world). We served Donald's Diggity Dogs, Pluto's Pretzels, Minnie's Fruit, Mickey's Mac-N-Cheese, Goofy's Garden Veggies, and Daisy's Dazzling Punch.
I saw this idea for a Mickey themed fruit bouquet and thought I could replicate it! I bought the Minnie mug here.
Here's the birthday cake I made. I love using fondant as it offers a lot of flexibility. Plus you can make the whole cake a week or so ahead because the fondant keeps the cake fresh & soft inside. (I use this marshmallow fondant recipe)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party Games
We played Mickey, Mickey, Mickey, Goofy (you know Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose), had a Mickey Piñata, decorated t-shirts (I had ironed on some mickey images onto white t-shirts), but I think the kids highlight was play Finding Pluto's Bones. I made a "Tootles" with 4 Mooska tools they needed on their way to find Pluto's Bones. For example: there was a toothpick to pop a balloon to get their clue out of it and there was a small key to open a lock. Below is the birthday boy finding his bag of Pluto's bones (Scooby Snacks). It was a BIG hit!
I also made a Mickey on part of a cardboard box & made holes in his ears. The kids enjoyed playing a bean bag toss.
The birthday boy had a great time and I was very pleased with how it turned out. Now I'm left with - How am I going to top that next year?!?!?