December 23, 2013

Come Inside, It’s Fun Inside for Brayden’s 1st Birthday!

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A very special 1-year-old deserves a very special celebration, and that’s just what we had for Brayden.

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One of the first TV shows that captured his attention was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – so it seemed only fitting for that to be the theme of his party. With the theme set, we began the design process for the decor.  The centerpieces were one of the first designs to create.  We started out with Terracotta plant pots and painted them red.  To give them the look of Mickey’s pants, white buttons were attached around the rim.  Next was to create the Mickey silhouette.  For this, we used 2 different sizes of cardboard cake boards.  A 12″ diameter was used for the face, and 6″ diameter ones were used for the ears.  These were then painted black and a clear gloss sealant added for shine.  To attach the ears, we used short lollipop sticks.  For the stem (body), we used bamboo skewers which were also painted black.  To hold the silhouette in the container, a half sphere styrofoam was placed in the bottom of the pot and was secured with double-sided tape.  To finish the design off, yellow tissue paper was placed inside the container to cover the mechanics and to also bring in the color for Mickey’s outfit.

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Another design we created was Mickey Mouse chinese lanterns.  To make these, we used red and black lanterns.  Using the 6″ diameter cardboard cake boards, these were painted red and black.  To attach the ears to the lantern, we used the bamboo skewers and bound them with rubber bands to hold them securely in place.  

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Designing the menu was fun.  We knew we wanted to use labels that would coincide with the theme, so we  came up with cute names for the items to be served, such as Hot Diggity Dogs for the Pigs in a Blanket, Mickey’s Clubhouse sandwiches, Pluto’s Puppy Chow, Chip and Dales Chips and Dip, Donald’s Dunkers, and Daisy’s Vegetable Garden.  For the beverages, we set up Toodles Thirst Station.

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We created a custom backdrop to be used as a Photo Spot for guests as they came in!  

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Since there were Adults and Kids at the party, we  designated a “Kid’s Table” where coloring sheets were placed on the table for the kid’s to color.  We had Mickey Ears for all of the young guests to wear.  We also had set up a Kid’s bowling game – which was a hit!  During the party the stand-by game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey was played and I think there were some adults that wanted to get in on that game too.

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The cake was adorable!  It had the design of Mickey’s Clubhouse on it complete with figurines of the characters.  A separate “smash cake” was made just for the Birthday Boy ~ and he definitely had a great time diving in to it!

_MG_5798 _MG_5797 _MG_5796 _MG_5795 _MG_5793 _MG_5790 _MG_5789 _MG_5783 He didn’t need much prodding to stick his hands in the cake and he sure seemed to enjoy the tasty confection! _MG_5824 _MG_5871_MG_5873 _MG_5875_MG_5876_MG_5879_MG_5900 _MG_5895 _MG_5889 _MG_5888 _MG_5886 _MG_5885 _MG_5884 _MG_5879 Brayden’s Aunt created a special onesie for him and special T-Shirts for his mom, dad, Nana and Aunt.  They were a surprise for the Mom and Dad and were very much appreciated. _MG_5814 _MG_5813 _MG_5780 One of the other treats that were provided was homemade chocolate Mickey Mouse lollipops.  These had individual tags attached thanking everyone for coming to the party! _MG_5771 _MG_5913 _MG_5912 No party is complete without a goody bag and the kid’s attending this party took home a bag full!! _MG_5735

This party was a huge success and the Honoree had so much fun.   Please enjoy some additional photos of the decor from the party as well as some images from his 1st Birthday photo shoot by the amazingly talented, Kristen Alexander!!

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