Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Party Inspiration | Minnie Style

Who loves planning parties? I sure do... most of the time. Yes, my background is in event planning and yes, I am obsessed with wedding planning. However, I'm known to obsess over small details. It can be a great thing when planning someone else's event but when I'm planning my own event, it frustrates the heck out of me.

I've been planning my niece's 2nd birthday party which will be this Saturday! It will be Minnie Mouse themed and I want it to be as festive as possible. Unfortunately, a lot of the planning has had to be rather last minute which meant that ordering anything special online was pretty much out of the question. Bummer.

Here is a little of the inspiration I've found and have used while getting everything together for this weekend:

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I'm kind of disappointed that I can't make those cupcakes. It will be a small party so cake AND cupcakes? Not happening, sadly. Also, it was too last-minute to order Mickey Mouse cookie cutters [that's right, because no one sells them in an actual store] so I might just be attempting to cut those sandwiches by hand. Wish me luck.

I was quite surprised about how difficult and inconvenient it is to find anything Mickey or Minnie related. The party stores let me down. Even the Disney store let me down. So, if you ever host a Minnie party, be prepared to either order everything online or make everything yourself. I'd make the cute, little Minnie ear headbands but I don't know how that will go over since the majority of guests will be guys.

I'll be sure to share some pictures from the actual party next week. I'm so excited to make that punch!

What are your favorite party snacks to make? Maybe I'll use one! :)


Kate said...

I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with. I've been watching you pin this stuff and getting excited cause I thought maybe this was coming. I can't wait to see how it all comes together!!

Carolyn said...

These are all such adorable ideas!! :)

MzJessicaxo said...

I love this party theme!
Unless you're choosing a hawaii theme there's nothing in party stores where i live!

Shayna said...

Aww this is so sweet & I know it will turn out perfectly! Even if it is last minute! Sorry, I don't have any helpful suggestions for you but, I know you can pull it off!

katie michelle said...

what a cute party theme!!! i love me some disney!! good luck with everything :) i'm sure the sandwiches will turn out great, with a little patience and some sharp knives!

Kelly B. said...

Love the theme!! I can't wait to plan my niece's 1st day!!

Shannon Stinson said...

Totally presh! We're cut from the same cloth as far as event planning goes. Sometimes, I miss it dearly. If you need help making things and want a craft night, HOLLER! I'll totes help :)