The perfect Minnie Mouse party

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I asked myself many times how I wanted to celebrate my baby’s first birthday. I wanted to make a big party but I was aware she wouldn’t remember anything about it in the future. Finally, I decided that September 20th was a special date because it was her birthday but it was also the celebration of a very expected motherhood. We decided then to make a big celebration. However, I probably didn’t know what I was getting in to. That’s why on this blogspot I want to share the adventure of planning the perfect Minnie Mouse party.

Minnie Mouse garb

1. A general idea

In the beginning of course, I wanted a beach party. After considering that my daughter puts everything in her mouth and that I would have no peace with the endless possibilities of choking with the shells and stones from the beach, I ended up deciding for a pool party instead. I also considered the theme. I always wished to have a party about my favorite Disney character, and I finally had it: Minnie Mouse.

2. The best friend of the ideas: Pinterest

Looking on Pinterest can be either a very good idea or the whole opposite. There were so many beautiful ideas that it took me a lot to make a balance between which elements were necessary and which ones were a simple whim.

Minnie Mouse fruit stand

3. Breaking the piggy bank

After accomodating my ideas, I decided to hire some decoration and sweet edible services and to get a garb for my baby. All these though, involved an extra monetary expense that was not in my  monthly budget. I managed to get everything thtough different efforts:

a. A piggy bank in which we put $1 coins for a year.

b. Purchasing sweets and other party elements in each visit to the supermarket for a couple of months.

c. Cake and sweets small payments for a couple of months before the special date.

d. Help from family and friends.

4. The special day was comming

I sent invitations to the guests a month before and created a Facebook event so they could confirm. I had everything ready so that with just a little bit of help a few hours before, I could manage to have the perfect Minnie Mouse party for my princess. For a whole week the word PARTY  circled around my thoughts and finally the day arrived.

Minnie Mouse invitation

5. The perfect Minnie Mouse party

There is a proverb that says

“A faithful friend is a sure shelter, whoever finds one has found a rare treasure”.

The day of my baby’s first birthday I understood once again the amount of treasures that I have in my life. Friends were my guests but also a great help: they collaborated to set up the decoration, to prepare the food, to entretain the little ones, to take photographs but specially to share and to have a good time. Check out the details of the decorations on my Pinterest board.

Minnie Mouse decoration

6. Let flow and enjoy

There are things that we cam foresee and other that we can not. I was afraid of the possibility that it would rain, specially in a month like September. I was also worried about my baby’s attitude since a lot of people told me ahead that babies usually misbehave or sleep during the activity. No matter how prepared we are, we cannot control certain things. However, if we let things flow, even if tey happen (which luckily didn’t), they will not ruin the moment.

Obviously, that day I was running from one place to the other one most of the time. However, letting the celebration be informal with just a couple of traditional elements, let me enjoy the get together.

Minnie Mouse and her friendsMinnie Mouse and her parents

In the future…

For a couple of days I thought about the whole preparation process that led me to create the perfect Minnie Mouse Party. I didn’t think for a few days I would do it again next year but of course, and like many other things in life, chaos brings it’s own excitment. And that sometimes is worth repeating.

What do you think about this party? Did I go too far? Let me know in the comments!

  7 comments for “The perfect Minnie Mouse party

  1. November 27, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Your daughter’s birthday party is perfectly awesome! My daughter had a minnie mouse theme also when she reached 1. You are great as well and we as moms all wanted to give our kids a very special and memorable birthday party. Good job mommy!

  2. November 27, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    This is so cute. I love the watermelon. I would have never thought to make something like that.

  3. November 27, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Your invites are so cute! The whole party looks like a lot of fun, you put a lot of thought into all the details. What a special gathering.

  4. November 28, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    This party looks amazing! The decorations are wonderful and I love the theme – we are huge Disney fans! My favorite is the watermelon head!

  5. Monica
    November 29, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Aww this party looks adorable and so much fun!

  6. November 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    This looks like an awesome party. My daughter had a jump house party for her first, but she was a winter baby so it was hard to really theme it decently. Awesome job mama!

  7. November 29, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    How adorable! I feel like all kids have a connection to Mickey and Minnie Mouse so it’s a great idea for a first birthday party! I absolutely love the invitations and the watermelon looks so cool!

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