Sunday I hosted my Great Nephew's FIRST Birthday Party. He loves Mickey Mouse and since my house was already decorated for fall and Halloween, my Niece and I decided the perfect theme would be "Mickey's Halloween Birthday Bash". As luck would have it, K-mart had an entire line of Mickey Mouse Halloween decorations that would be perfect for the party. The color scheme would be Orange, Black, White, Lime Green and Purple. I made a "Happy Birthday" banner to hang over the food table in all these colors and bought a table skirt, plates, napkins and all the other necessities to match.
I bought some inexpensive, black, crinkly curtains to hang as a backdrop behind the table which really set the mood. The pumpkins with the Mickey face were from K-mart and the black pedestals they are sitting on came from Marshalls.
The menu included Creamed Chicken Sandwich Sliders, 7-layer Salad, Vegetable tray, sliced apples with caramel dip, Cupcakes, White wine Sangria and sweet tea.
I set up a 4 foot long table in the living room for the gifts and decorated it with a Mickey Mouse dressed in a skeleton costume, again from K-mart and tulle streamers in Purple, Black and Lime Green. In front of the gift table I placed the table my girls used when they were little, this would be the seat for the Guest of Honor! Most of the pictures I took inside while he was opening his gift turned out all blurry, I don't know what was up with my camera, GRRR!
We were expecting 11 guests but ended up having 20! No problem, we had plenty of food and as they say, the more the merrier! I think the party was a success and I know my niece and her hubby appreciated all the work that went in to making it happen.
Whew, now I'm glad to get back to crafting for the Holidays and the upcoming apron swap I'm participating in. xxoo Nan
I'm linking this to Free Pretty Things For You whatever you want Wednesday party!