I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and ringing in the new year! It is crazy to me how quickly the time goes when you are having so much fun with those you love most. I forgot to post yesterday because I was throwing a party for my little one. We did a “Minnie Mouse” themed party which was so easy because you can find minnie mouse in any walmart.
The first thing I did was set up the banner/decorations the night before. My Mom sewed me this amazing birthday banner that turned out beautifully! I set up the decorations on New Years Eve while my husband watched 4 hours of “Pawn Stars”. We like to party hard! 🙂
While I was decorating I baked the cakes so that I could have them refridgerated and ready to frost the next morning. I might try freezing it next time because it still was a little flakey. I was going to try making my own fondant but a cousin of mine told me you can buy fondant sheets in the cake decorating isle that are like pieces of paper that you can cut. Sweet. Done and done. I was thinking of doing a cake like this:
but ended up with this:
Using two round cake pans and then baking a second cake mix into a round/deeper casserole dish on top. Cook time for the cake on top is more similar to a bundt cake for the cooking time for reference.
Jayne’s Minnie costume is something I picked up at the Halloween clearance a few days after Halloween and saved to give it to her the morning of her birthday. She was thrilled to be dressed like Minnie and I think it made the day extra special for her.
We went really easy with the lunch and just did pizza and had some sides brought by a few family members. Salad, drinks, clementines and we were set to go.
The pinata is from Walmart, it is $11.99. They didn’t have a minnie mouse pinata but from experience it kind of freaks the kid out when you are beating one of their most beloved characters in the world. So a flower was just fine for me!
It was my Dad’s genius idea to use the pizza box as a added protection from would be assaults. I am happy to report there was no incidence. Although the wording on the box could be viewed as a tad inappropriate. (Especially when your brother points it out!) 🙂
There you have it…simple and easy the way I like it!
Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and believer in creating your best momlife the way you see fit. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, my hope is you’ll find something here to make your life a little better/easier. Let’s be friends on social!
What a fun party for such a beautiful little girl! Love it! And the pizza box is hilarious!