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Minnie Mouse Birthday Party: A Picnic with a Splash of Style

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I suppose at some point in every little girl's life, the idea of a Minnie Mouse birthday party is bound to come into play.

While I much prefer planning parties with unique themes to planning "character" parties, the reality is this: My little niece holds my heart in her hands, and if she wants a Minnie Mouse party, a Minnie Mouse party she'll get!

I did, however, push for a unique spin on this classic theme, so when my sister suggested a picnic party, my wheels started spinning!

Before I knew it, we had dreamed up the perfect little picnic celebration, and added our own fun, stylish touches along the way.

The kiddos enjoyed sipping on sweet lemonade and playing old-fashioned games, while hints of Minnie Mouse danced all around them.

Take a peek below to see how the fun unfolded, and how you can recreate the magic for your little one, too!

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minnie mouse birthday party

The great thing about a picnic party is that nature does the majority of the decorating for you.

A warm breeze whispers through a flowing ribbon garland and enables it to dance above the party area, while blue skies, green grass and flowers create the perfect back drop.

Unfortunately for us, our party day was a very rainy one, so we had to move the party inside.

We made some adjustments and got a little crafty bringing the outdoors "in", but what we discovered was that this party theme can be pulled off year-round, rain or shine!

I made a trip to Home Depot and purchased an artificial grass rug to give an outdoor feel to our new party space.

We made big daisies out of tissue paper and used them all around the party area to give the illusion of a spring meadow.

Blue and white balloons hung from the ceiling, creating our sky and clouds, and a basket full of sheets inviting guests to "take a sheet and have a seat" echoed the outdoorsy, picnic idea.

The place looked awesome!

We had also made Minnie Mouse yard stakes to line the walkway as guests arrived, so we lined the room with those to tie in our Minnie Mouse vibe.

It all came together so well, no one even knew we were originally supposed to be outside!

To tie in with the "Minnie Mouse" theme, each child was given a pair of Minnie or Mickey ears to wear when they arrived to the party.

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For our Minnie Mouse birthday party activities, we took lots of classic picnic games and gave them an updated, stylish twist.

Here's what we did:

  • Ring Toss: Glass soda bottles were given a fresh coat of pink spray paint, then were dressed up with classic Minnie Mouse polka dots. Small embroidery hoops were wrapped in strips of brightly colored fabric, then tossed at the soda bottles that had been loaded into a vintage crate.
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  • Tin Can Bean Bag Toss: Tin cans were spray painted white, then accessorized with ribbon and twine. Bean bags made out of fun fabrics were tossed at the stack cans to see how many cans could be knocked over.
  • Clothespin Drop: Clothespins were turned vintage-looking with some torn scrapbook paper and some dry-brush painting. Kids took turns trying to drop the clothespins into an old jar.
  • Hula Hoop Games: We added a little style to our hula hoops by wrapping them in strips of coordinating fabrics, then the kids took turns hula hooping and having rolling races with the hoops. They loved it!
  • Sack Races: Old pillowcases were jazzed up with eyelet lace and used for sack races.

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Favors

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The party favors for this party were almost too cute to give away!

Sticking with the picnic theme, we used berry baskets as favor containers. They just looked adorable!

Watermelon cookies with Minnie-Mouse-shaped seeds (made by Firefly Confections) were tucked inside each basket. Some even looked as though little bites had been take out of them. Soooo stinkin' cute!

Bottles of bubbles with personalized labels and additional bubble wands were also part of the party loot.

Polka dot straws held custom favor tags that said "thanks for filling my party with sunshine," while custom name tags were secured to each berry basket with twine.

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They've got large round pink and white polka dot balloons that look super cute tied to a mailbox, gracing your front porch, or hanging from tree branches throughout your party area.

Their selection of solid tableware in pink, white, and black are perfect for this theme, and I love how you can mix and match the colors to suit your style.

Solid black plates are what I used to create the Minnie Mouse yard stakes, and I even used pink and white solid paper plates to create a backdrop for our food table. Super cute and really inexpensive!

If you'd like to add a little more pop to your table, pink and white or black and white polka dot party supplies are also a great choice.

Feel free to play around with the colors and patterns to suit your taste!

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Food

minnie mouse party food

minnie mouse party food

Our party food was a good mix of picnic food with a splash of "Minnie." minnie mouse birthday party

Here's what we had on our menu:

  • Minnie and Mickey sugar cookies
  • Minnie and Mickey cake pops
  • Finger sandwiches wrapped in gingham craft paper
  • Veggies and dip "shots" with ranch
  • White cheddar popcorn in custom Kandy Kones
  • Fresh watermelon slices
  • Marshmallows in flower baking cups

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

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This birthday cake was definitely one of the biggest highlights of our party!

It was very simple, yet soooo pretty!

Layers of pink and white buttercream ruffles surrounded the cake, while a beautiful bouquet of flowers adorned the top.

A Minnie Mouse cake topper was constructed out of styrofoam balls that had been painted black, and was finished off with a classic pink and white gingham bow.

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