Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

It’s birthday season in our household, and to kick things off for the year our little one had a Minnie Mouse 1st birthday party.

Parties were always a big deal when I was a kid; we’d choose a theme and mum would make us a cake (generally from the Aussie Cake Bible – The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book). So, damn it, it was a tradition I was determined to follow when I had children, dodgy baking skills or not.

So far I’ve survived without making it onto any Pinterest fails lists. So. far.

Anyway here’s what I put together for the Minnie Mouse party if you’re in need of some inspiration:

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My first attempt at piping icing. Cake toppers purchased from Etsy.

My first attempt at piping icing. Cake toppers purchased from Etsy.

Two tier moist chocolate cake decorated in fondant icing.  I hand-made the cake topper using a thin foam for the Minnie Mouse head and textured pink card stock.

Two tier moist chocolate cake decorated in fondant icing. I hand-made the cake topper using a thin foam for the Minnie Mouse head and textured pink card stock for the bow.

I used baking paper cut-outs as templates for some of my Minnie Mouse decorations.

I used baking paper cut-outs as templates for some of my Minnie Mouse decorations.

Birthday invitation purchased from Etsy. (NB:  I'm not listing the Etsy seller - she had little attention to detail and stuffed up several aspects of the order).

Birthday invitation purchased from Etsy. (NB: I’m not listing the Etsy seller – she had little attention to detail and stuffed up several aspects of the order).

This is my handmade birthday banner (after the Etsy seller like, ooops, totally forgot to make and send me the one I ordered!). Shove this in your craft hole and smoke it, lady.

The finished product...

The finished product…

Banner in the making:

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I drew this and used it as a template for the letter sections of the banner.

I used a "Minnie" font for the letters.

I used a “Minnie” font for the letters.

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The finished product – card stock and craft paper.

Hosted a Minnie Mouse party? Want to ask a question? Feel free to post below…

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  1. How fun! You did an awesome job!

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