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Mini’s Minnie Mouse Extravaganza

My little baby girl turns 2 tomorrow.  2.  I still can’t get over it.  This past weekend we celebrated with all of our family and friends and of course Minnie Mouse herself!

Party planning is in my blood.  I love every aspect of it.  From picking a theme, all the DIY projects, planning the menu, and even the pre-party stress. The moment when I morph into a total bitch and scream that everyone who is trying to help me isn’t doing it the way I wanted.  It sends my poor mother and sisters running and probably cursing me under their breath.  And leaves me having to give lots of hugs and apologies after the fact.  At that point I usually pour myself a party cocktail.  In this case, Minnie’s Pink Punch.  Then I start to relax and enjoy myself.  Until Mike opens the sandwiches before I wanted him to.   I swear…I mean, I HAD A TIMELINE PEOPLE!!!!

All in all, the party was a total success.  Everyone ate, drank, danced with Minnie Mouse and celebrated my Mini.  How often do you go to a party and do the electric slide and chicken dance with Minnie Mouse??

Planning parties take a lot of work.  The night before I was swearing that her 3rd birthday is going to be gymnastics and a pizza.  But I’m sure I’ll do this all over again.

Here’s the details:

Location: Town Hall


Appetizers: Sushi boat, Individual veggie cups, Antipasto platter

Lunch: Hot diggity dog station (with ALL the topping, even chili and cheese!), V&S Deli sandwiches, Macaroni salad, Potato salad, Mickey mouse chicken nuggets

Dessert: Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, chocolate covered marshmallows, Mickey shaped chocolate rice krispie treats, Ice cream sundae bar, Regular and chocolate milk

DIY: Cupcake toppers, Banner, Cake topper, Water bottle labels, Invitations, Centerpieces, Gift bags, Balloon arch, Blinged out converse sneakers, Desserts, Ice cream cups, Photo props (bows and bow-ties)  My cricut and I have been spending A LOT of time together.

Check out the pictures!  I’ll post some tutorials on all my DIY projects soon!

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{ A special thank you for EVERYONE that helped me set this up and clean it up 🙂  Especially Lauren and of course Dina, or should I say Minnie Mouse.  A best friend is a friend that you don’t even ask to dress up for your daughter’s party, you just call her and tell her to practice her moves.  Thank you.  It meant the world to us. }



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  • Reply
    Nancy Gambino
    June 20, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Great pictures and a great party!!!

    • Reply
      June 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Nan! xo

  • Reply
    June 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    very nice, thanks for the invite 😉

    • Reply
      June 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      My Bff doesn’t need an invite. You and the Mrs. are always welcome 🙂

      • Reply
        June 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

        thanks but im super duper old school need a written personal invite

  • Reply
    June 20, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    WOW!!!! Lucky Mini! Mom, you did a fantastic job. I love to plan parties too – lots of stress as I have to ‘detail’ everything as you do – but in the end it’s so worth it.

    Thank you for posting these photos – I really enjoyed and appreciate the time and effort that went into Mini’s party! And to top it all off, a cute Minnie Mouse. (I wish I had a friend like that!)

    Love your blog and the photos (especially of the “Target Store finds!”)


    • Reply
      June 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Sharon, It’s the details. They make the party, but they will kill you doing it! Thanks for noticing! Glad you are enjoying the pics! 🙂

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