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Aidan's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse First Birthday

Southern Lady Gifts By Southern Lady Gifts  in Birthday

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I've always loved decorating and planning parties so I started thinking about my sons first birthday right after he was born. The teasing was relentless for awhile. :)
My own first birthday was a Mickey Mouse themed party so I thought why not do the same for my Aidan. Little did I know that he would be a Mickey Mouse nut like his mommy, but he really does adore the mouse.
I started out by searching for invitations. I came across tons on Pinterest and thought about a few, but none really jumped out at me. So I started my search on etsy and found A Printable Occasions Mickey Mouse Clubhouse invites and accessories. Lauren was so great and she even makes everything match! The invitation I chose was bright and colorful and I knew it would be perfect! I had them printed at Vista Print, ordered red envelopes from Cards and Pockets, and purchased the labels from Amazon and printed them with my home computer.
I then scoured Pinterest for other ideas and began my 8 month journey of making the decor. Since I'm currently a stay at home mommy, in between diaper changes and feedings, me and my cricut machine went to work. I used the Mickey and Friends and the Mickey Font cartridges to make the banners, signs, monthly number line, character cutouts, napkin rings, favor bags, etc.
Once I had the colors established : red, orange, yellow, green and blue; I looked for ways to really make everything colorful. I did this by buying cheap plastic colored tablecloths at Walmart to hang them for a backdrop, and also around our party tent.
My mom and I also bought crepe paper and made colorful streamers to decorate. I then hit up the local party city for plates, napkins, and extra decor. I ordered the Mickey and Minnie ears off eBay.
I discovered the chalkboard posters on etsy and ordered one, had it printed at the local FedEx store and framed it myself.
I made a few other frames for his newborn, cake smash pictures and the invitation. Picked up the letters in my sons name from the local craft store and turned them into the Disney characters for the cake table.
I created some of the styrofoam mickeys you see everywhere on Pinterest and used them as stakes to keep people from tripping over the tent lines.
I enlisted my handy dandy helper husband to make me two wooden signs I saw on Pinterest. Once he was done, I then painted them. He really is a great guy to put up with all my ideas!
I kept and used all the baby food jars we used over the year and filled them with m&ms, topped with leftover fabric from the rag bunting high hair banner I made and then tied the tops on with black ribbon.
Because I am a former second grade teacher I used some of my classroom bulletin board banners and sets for decor also. You can find these sets through local school supply stores or on eBay.
I knew I wanted my centerpieces to be unique so I decided to hand sew the Mickey parts - head, hand and shorts out of felt and stuffed them to give them a 3D look and added skewers to make them stand out of the pails. I then purchased pails from Michaels crafts and spray painted them black. I used floral type foam on the inside of the pails, and floral picks to stick in the balloons.
I continued the balloon theme by making a balloon wreath for the door. We also had balloons all around the house and yard.
Since I worked with the felt for awhile I made some felt circle banners and a name banner for my son.
For the food it wouldn't have been right not to have a Hot Diggity Dog Bar complete with Donald's Silly Chili, Clarabelle Cow's Condiments, Mickey's Mac N Cheese, Goofy's Beans, and Minnie's Fruit Salad. Special thanks to La Maison Creole for the added fettuccini and finger sandwiches!
I made a Daisy's Dessert table with Mickey shaped rice crispies and my moms Italian fig cookies with the colorful sprinkles. A Printable Occasions Candy bar wraps looked great along with the candy, M&Ms and popcorn.
To top it all off we rented a Mickey Park for the lil ones (which was a huge hit) from our local rental About to Bounce.

I had such a great time planning it all and love looking at our pictures. Special Thanks to Tiffany at Avant Images for capturing our memories! Hugs, Alicia

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Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Hot Diggity Dog Bar with Hot Dogs, Donald's Silly Chili, and Clarabelle Cow's Condiments. Goofy's beans, pasta salad, fettuccini, Minnie's fruit salad, Mickey's Mac n Cheese, and Daisy's Desserts table.

  • What People Drank

    Toodles Tea, Pluto's Punch, lil hugs, adult beverages and water.

  • Desserts

    Cake and Daisy's Dessert Table

  • Party Favors

    Goodie bags for kiddos, bubbles, baby food jars filled with M&Ms

  • Activities / Games

    Bucket Toss and a Mickey Park Bounce Play yard.

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40 comments

  • Alexandra B

    Alexandra B wrote:

    I love all your decorations. What did you use to wrap the pole on your canopy? Are those just plastic table covers?

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Alexandra! Thanks so much! Yes I used plastic tablecloths from Walmart and tied them at the top and bottom. :)

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    Cynthia L wrote:

    I love the centerpieces. How ever did you get the balloons to stay put that way.

  • Jenna P

    Jenna P wrote:

    Where did you find the stuff for this?

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Cynthia, I used floral foam and picks to secure the balloons. :)

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Jenna, I made almost everything myself. I do have an etsy shop and facebook page. Is there something specific you are looking for, I might be able to help! :) Www.facebook.com/southernladygifts Southernladygifts.etsy. Com Thanks! Alicia

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    Julie H wrote:

    Love the Mickey Mouse hand napkin rings. Where did you find them??

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Julie, I made them myself. If you are interested you can convo me at southernladygifts.etsy.com or www.facebook.com/southernladygifts :)

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    Hillary A wrote:

    Omg!!! Where is his outfit from?????

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    Melissa M wrote:

    Your husband did a wonderful job! I'd love to make the same for my son. Did you use a template? How did you get the font so perfect ? You can respond or email me at mmaluorni@hotmail.com. Thank you sooo much. I just want everything perfect for my son's 1st bday!!!

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Melissa, we did not use a template, I just drew out the Mickey head on a piece of wood using circles (kitchen bowls) then my hubby cut it out and I painted. For the font, I downloaded the 'waltograph' font from dafont.com and created the size I wanted on my computer then printed it. I then used tracing paper to transfer, but you could also cut it out and trace it that way. On the big white clubhouse sign I used my cricut machine to cut out the letters then modge podged them on the wood. Good luck with your party! If you have any other questions please let me know! :)

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Melissa, we did not use a template, I just drew out the Mickey head on a piece of wood using circles (kitchen bowls) then my hubby cut it out and I painted. For the font, I downloaded the 'waltograph' font from dafont.com and created the size I wanted on my computer then printed it. I then used tracing paper to transfer, but you could also cut it out and trace it that way. On the big white clubhouse sign I used my cricut machine to cut out the letters then modge podged them on the wood. Good luck with your party! If you have any other questions please let me know! :)

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Hillary I purchased his outfit on etsy :) here's the seller: Claudia. https://www.etsy.com/listing/128398090/mouse-birthday-polka-dot

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    Shirell L wrote:

    HOW WAS THIS MADE?

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    Jeanett G wrote:

    Hello, First of all your baby party was beautiful, love the details. May I know which type of letters did you use for the message board? Was it printed? Thanks

  • Amanda G

    Amanda G wrote:

    Hello! Cute party!! Can you tell me where you ordered the colored bubbles from? Not the labels, just the bubbles themselves.

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Jeanett, I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters using the Mickey font. Thanks for the compliments!

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Shirell, it was made with balloons floral picks and foam ring. You can purchase the wreath in my etsy shop also. Thanks!

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Amanda, I purchased the bubbles at our local dollar tree. Here's the link http://m.dollartree.com/mt/http://www.dollartree.com/Seasonal-Holidays/Summer-Toys/Bubbles-with-Wands-3-ct-Packs/1248c412c412p340919/index.pro?method=search

  • Priscilla Y

    Priscilla Y wrote:

    I love everything! Did you make the high chair banner and cushion also? And where did you and your hubby get those adorable shirts!

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Priscilla, thanks so much! Yes, I made the rag banner and the high chair pad. I sell the rag banners in my etsy shop. Southernladygifts.etsy.com The tshirts were made by a friend of a friend, but if you search on etsy there are tons of people who make matching embroidered shirts. Hope that helps ya out! Thanks again! Alicia Www.facebook.Com/southernladygifts

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    Kacie Q wrote:

    Hi!!! I was wondering where you purchased the mickey book.

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    Brooke H wrote:

    Where did you get these adorable block letters? So cute!!!

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    Miranda H wrote:

    Do you make these for other people?! If so, how much would you charge? My sons birthday is July 10th and in Love this!! Please feel free to e-mail me. Mihopper9@gmail.com Best regards, Miranda

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Kacie, the Mickey book was purchased at a local craft store several years ago. You can find them online at the disneystore.com and also eBay has a variety. Thanks, Alicia

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Miranda, Yes I do make them. They are available in my etsy shop southernladygifts.etsy.com. You can reach me there if you have any questions. Thanks! Alicia

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Brooke, the block letters were found at a local craft store, but you can also get them online and I do sell these in my etsy shop. Thanks! Alicia

  • Misty R

    Misty R wrote:

    Where can I get this ?

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Misty, if you message me in my etsy shop I can set you up a custom listing. Thanks! Alicia Southernladygifts.etsy.com

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    DMW wrote:

    Hi! Where did you get the black frames?

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Julie, I made them myself. You can purchase them in my etsy shop. www.southernladygifts.etsy.com Thanks! Alicia

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    Caitlin W wrote:

    Where did you get the black photo frames that say what your food is?

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Caitlin, the food name frames were actually small frames I purchased in the dollar section at Michaels craft store back in 2014. I believe they were meant to be place card holders. I just added the names of the food I decided on. I’ve never seen the frames in store since. You might try finding small frames and spray painting them? I do offer Mickey clubhouse themed frames in my Etsy shop, but they are larger. Hope that helps! Good Luck! Alicia

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Caitlin, the food name frames were actually small frames I purchased in the dollar section at Michaels craft store back in 2014. I believe they were meant to be place card holders. I just added the names of the food I decided on. I’ve never seen the frames in store since. You might try finding small frames and spray painting them? I do offer Mickey clubhouse themed frames in my Etsy shop, but they are larger. Hope that helps! Good Luck! Alicia

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Caitlin, the food name frames were actually small frames I purchased in the dollar section at Michaels craft store back in 2014. I believe they were meant to be place card holders. I just added the names of the food I decided on. I’ve never seen the frames in store since. You might try finding small frames and spray painting them? I do offer Mickey clubhouse themed frames in my Etsy shop, but they are larger. Hope that helps! Good Luck! Alicia

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Caitlin, the food name frames were actually small frames I purchased in the dollar section at Michaels craft store back in 2014. I believe they were meant to be place card holders. I just added the names of the food I decided on. I’ve never seen the frames in store since. You might try finding small frames and spray painting them? I do offer Mickey clubhouse themed frames in my Etsy shop, but they are larger. Hope that helps! Good Luck! Alicia

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Caitlin, the food name frames were actually small frames I purchased in the dollar section at Michaels craft store back in 2014. I believe they were meant to be place card holders. I just added the names of the food I decided on. I’ve never seen the frames in store since. You might try finding small frames and spray painting them? I do offer Mickey clubhouse themed frames in my Etsy shop, but they are larger. Hope that helps! Good Luck! Alicia

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Caitlin, the food name frames were actually small frames I purchased in the dollar section at Michaels craft store back in 2014. I believe they were meant to be place card holders. I just added the names of the food I decided on. I’ve never seen the frames in store since. You might try finding small frames and spray painting them? I do offer Mickey clubhouse themed frames in my Etsy shop, but they are larger. Hope that helps! Good Luck! Alicia

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    Nicole R wrote:

    Where did you get your paper products? I love the shades of blue and green napkins. It’s seems everywhere I’ve looked, they”re either too light or too dark!

  • Southern Lady Gifts

    Southern Lady Gifts wrote:

    Hi Nicole, I purchased all my napkins and cups etc. from Party City. Hope that helps!