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!
G'eve Nan ~ What a darling birthday celebration & decor for that handsome hunk of boy ... parents are pretty gorgeous, too.ReplyDelete
Have a great autumn eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon
Wow that was one fancy party there with a lot of food. Looks like a lot of work for you more for the adults really as the kid will not recall this in the future lol..ReplyDelete
Good morning Nan. I am so wishing I lived near you. That's quite a yummy looking spread you've got going on. And the decorations are so cute. You make it look so simple but I know the work and the money that go into it isn't. The Micky Halloween theme was just perfect. And that's one adorable boy and cute family.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for coming by and leaving comments. I just love (don't we all) to read them. I'm so glad someone else remembers those wonderful ballerinas like I do. I had tears in my eyes just thinking about your sweet story. Isn't it funny how some things from such a young age stick with us for our entire lives.
Hope you're having the best day. Hugs...Tracy :)
Visiting from Free Pretty Things for You. What an adorable party! I LOVE the banner!! How cool that you were able to find so many things for your theme at K-mart!! CUTE! CUTE!ReplyDelete
I see lots and lots of presents! what fun! And your Halloween Mickey theme is wonderful. My grand-daughter turns 1 at the end of November and we will fly up for her birthday party. Wonder what her Mom will do. Hope I can help. Have a wonderful day. xo LynnReplyDelete
Too fun for words!! Great decorations!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you visited me because now I have the opportunity to check out your blog and join you too!
Good luck on the Halloween Give-Away!
I think you could add event planner to your resume! Everything was adorable for that cute pumpkin's party! Bet you had a blast!ReplyDelete
Wow-wee! Awesome decorating!ReplyDelete
Looks like a lot of fun
WoW!!! Whoa! WOOOOOOOOOOW! What an incredible array of dazzling delights! You really outdid yourself...and who KNEW when you mix Mickey with Halloween you come up with something so completely adorable!? LOVE IT!ReplyDelete
Absolutely amazing! What a wonderful display and who doesn't love Mickey!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful decorations. I can see the love poured into all that. Lovely.ReplyDelete