Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

My kiddo has been obsessed with Mickey Mouse for most of his two’s so I didn’t have to think very hard on a theme for his third birthday party. Every morning he would ask to watch Mickey and he would have his favorite episodes that he would watch over and over. The decision came down to if we wanted to make it a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party or a Roadster Racer party. I ended up picking the Clubhouse route so we can have a hot dog bar. Ya know, hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!! I can’t even say that without doing a little wiggle.

Now food is a big part of having a get together. I love making food for friends and family to enjoy. And having a party is a good way to try out new recipes and getting honest opinions. For this party I found some really fun recipes that were a huge hit. I really wanted to find a pasta salad so I could label it as a “Minnie Bow Tie Pasta”. The pizza pasta salad that I found was perfect. It as a sweet and salty mix that people of all ages enjoyed.

This fruit salad that I made was really yummy too, I was even getting requests later to make at other parties and pot lucks. Plus most kids like fruit, it is a healthy alternative to party foods. I also did the usual veggie plate and labeled it “Daisy’s garden veggies”. I placed a food tag on a cheese plate and called it “Donald’s Cheese and Quackers”. My family doesn’t usually drink any soda so lemonade is usually around at our house. We filled a huge dispenser full of it and tagged it as “Clarabelle’s Le-MOO-Nade”.

Cupcakes are my go to. I love cupcakes, and I usually get requests to make them. And come on, you have to have some kind of cake for a birthday party. My favorite to make are my vanilla cupcakes with almond buttercream frosting. I made the little mickey mouse topper from big and small Oreos and dunked them in black candy melts. They would have been just fine without the melted candy but I liked the smooth finish to them.

All in all, it was a great day! The weather was perfect for an early May birthday party. We were able to have it mostly outside while grilling hot dogs.

Unicorn Birthday party

My best friend was planning her daughter’s first birthday party and after bouncing off some ideas, we gladly chose a unicorn theme. Immediately we had tons of ideas, then we had to narrow down what we could actually do for her one year old with the time we had left.

I started my own skin care business A little bit ago and make my own soaps and lotions. My friend wanted me to incorporate those into the party favors. So I made unicorn poop soap and unicorn jars filled with watermelon scented lotion. With any left over soap, I used it in my star molds. They came out oh so cute and it was a nice addition on the unicorn spread.

Rainbow unicorn poop soap

I am most proud of how the unicorn jars turned out. We made them out of baby food jars.

Unicorn jars

The food was all themed around rainbows and unicorns. Such a fun project making rainbow cupcakes with unicorn topping and unicorn bark. For the healthier option we had a fruit And veggie plate that was arranged like a rainbow. Even unicorn bugles.

Rainbow cupcake
Fruit and veggie rainbow
Unicorn bark
unicorn Bugles

Mermaid Party

When my best friend found out she was having a girl, we almost immediately wanted to start planning a baby shower. There was never another theme in mind, we were so excited and planned it for months. Most of my friends had boys and even though boys are awesome, we just wanted to go overboard for being so girly.

Food has always been a passion of mine and my cupcakes are usually a top request from friends, family and coworkers. I have always been pretty crafty, so I am always down to experiment making new goodies. Since the theme was mermaid, the goal was to find food that would have names from the sea.

When hosting a party, junk food is usually what is used in most cases. Since we were doing a baby shower, tailored for adults, I tried to offer more healthy options. Using carrot sicks as “crab legs,” grapes on a skewer for “coral” and spinach tortillas for the “seaweed wraps.” But of course you can’t have a party without sweets. My famous Almond Buttercream cupcakes were a hit, as usual. But the surprise was the candy “sea glass” goody bags, with everything inside was edible even the “sand.”

For the table display, I found some really pretty teal serving plates as well as a teal cupcake stand. I also used a decorative fishing let to drape the table with and real shells to line the netting.