This fabulous VINTAGE INSPIRED MICKEY MOUSE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTYwith FREE PARTY PRINTABLES was submitted by Julia of Postre Adiccion!
I love the vintage vibe of this Mickey Mouse party! So many darling Mickey or Minnie party ideas! A few of my favorite ideas and elements are:
The Mickey Mouse head shaped cake pops
The printable Mickey Mouse square pennant banner
The popcorn boxes filled with black and red gumballs
In my church I am over the youth group (girls ages 12-18). This group is called the “Young Women” organization. I absolutely love it. It’s so rewarding and the girls are just the cutest!
A friend and I came up with this fun birthday gift idea to give to the girls in the YW on their birthday. As leaders we are always trying to find inexpensive yet cute gift ideas…I think we nailed it with this one!
The gumball tubes can be purchased from theKara’s Party Shopfor only $1.13 each HERE (they come in packs of 6). I also sell inexpensive gumballs/bubble gum in assorted colors HERE (including gold- the value color for Virtue)!
This vintage COOKIE RECIPE EXCHANGE PARTY was submitted by Gemma Touchstone of Party Style.
This whole adorable printable collection (banner, straw toppers, cupcake tags, thank you cards, recipe cards & more) is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD HERE! Thank you so much, Gemma!
Some of the highlights of this fabulous cookie recipe exchange party are:
The cookies packaged in cupcake liners
The cupcakes topped with mini cookies and paper straws holding printable tags
The assorted milk glass cake stands used to display the cookies and cupcakes
This creative “TROPHY MOM” MOTHER’S DAY PARTY was submitted by Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes.
Erin said that her favorite things about this Mother’s Day party are:
The Trophies made with tissue flowers
The twice dipped marshmallows
and The gold ribbon drinks!
Here’s what Erin had to say about planning the party- “I created this printable set as a custom order and I loved it so much, I made my own party! I love the colors and the theme…because every mom deserves a trophy! Being a mom can be rough, but it’s also the most rewarding thing that I could be doing. Since this party is for mothers, I wanted it to be pretty and elegant, but still simple enough to not have a giant mess to clean up afterward…because I’m a mom and I get enough of that anyway. Check out the MG Party Blog to see my Mother’s Day party planning tips! You can purchase these printables for $8.50 by visiting my Etsy Shop.”
Party Printables & Styling- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Mason Jar Drinking Glasses Paper Straws Treat / Lollipop Sticks
This is what Stephanie said about planning the party- “BOOYAKASHA! is the new Cowabunga Dude! I have to admit I was a little nervous when my soon to be 3 year old son asked for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle birthday party. The turtles made a huge comeback in 2012 with a new cartoon, but there is limited inspiration available for an updated take on a TMNT birthday party.
So I started from scratch.
As a parent I really enjoy the new TMNT cartoon. The characters are cute and even though the episodes are “dark” (NYC at night) the feel of the show is light. As my son is just turning 3 I wanted to take a lighter approach to the TMNT theme and stay away from the commercial part of the brand (which can be really hard to do)
For the invites, my local Famoso was generous in giving me some to go pizza boxes to use for the invitations. I hunted down enough TMNT t shirts for each of our little guests and tucked them inside. I absolutely fell in LOVE with the turtle illustrations by Jess Bradley and was over the moon excited when she was kind enough to allow me permission to use them for my son’s birthday.
I found a cartoon NYC skyline online that I liked and printed it as the backdrop for the dessert table. Desserts were hard for this theme as ninja turtles only dine on pizza (which we served for lunch). So we served Ninja Smoke Bomb (cake pops), Krang Cookies and Sewer Rat Gummies which were a big hit with kids of all ages.
To decorate the table I purchased some fabric in TMNT mask colors and used them as table runners. This was perfect for this party and would also work well with an art or rainbow party and so, so easy to do.
I also incorporated Jess Bradley’s turtle illustrations here for labelling the drinks at the table. This one is my favorite and was reserved for the over 18 guests ;)
After the kids had eaten, they had to go through the sewer cover (and tunnel) to get Turtle-fied.Each guest got to choose their favorite color of mask and put on their turtle shell. I picked up the “shell” (frisbees) at Dollarama (love that place) and used brown grosgrain ribbon and D Rings to keep the shells on while the kids enjoyed the rest of the party. I used fleece fabric blankets I found at Ikea and used a mask we already had as a guide to make the TMNT masks.
So many plans and ended up with so little time. I had planned a few games for the kids including Fruit Ninja, Kung Fu Hi Impact and a Ninja Throwing Star Game. I came across these super awesome pots from Ginger Pots and was inspired to create my own version for the party. I am no painter but I think they turned out great even if they didn’t get used.”