Sunday, February 22, 2009

Noah's 2nd Birthday

Yesterday was Noah's birthday and because he obsessed with Mickey Mouse, that is obviously the theme we went with. This was hard for me because we have done a Mickey party before, and until this point I have never repeated a party theme, but he likes what he likes, so....
My great big sister helped me make the invites. (Although she said they were not her favorite, I was still impressed, so thanks Andrea.)
Since he is only 2, he did not have a friend party, we just invited our friends and family. Still he had a great time and felt very special. He knew it was a special day just for him.
For lunch we served sub sandwiches, Mickey shaped peanut butter and jelly, salad, fruit salad, chips and Mickey cheese. I also made "Mickey Punch", this was just lemonade with red, green and blue Kool-Aid ice cubes. It looked really fun at first, but then the ice cubes started melting and it became a light shade of brown, supposedly it still tasted good, but whatever.












I had a Mickey cake pan, so that is what I used for the cake. It certainly does not take a lot of creativity, just a little patience. When we sang to Noah, he didn't have much reaction, but he tried to blow out his candle and he certainly enjoyed eating his cake (he has quite the sweet tooth).

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For decorations I blew up some pictures of Noah with some Disney characters, plus for centerpieces I made Mickey rice krispy treats on a stick dipped in chocolate. They turned out cute. I just put them in flower pots that I painted red. We also had a big Mickey balloon (bigger then Noah). The kids had so much fun playing with Mickey that he even became decapitated, luckily we were able to fix him.


Instead of goody "bags" I just made goody baskets (one for each family). They each had a puzzle, Mickey game, crayons, coloring book, spinning top (all purchased at the dollar store), I also made Mickey and Minnie magnets (ice cube tray and plaster of paris, and black paint) and then we put the rice krispy treats in them.

For entertainment, I did a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse game. I painted a poster of O-Toodles with three different tools. A flash light, a stool and the mystery mouskatool. The kids had to go throught the house and try to find Mickey and his friends. I hid a Goofy, Mickey and Donald costume (from Halloween) and they had to use the tools to find the costumes, when they found them one of the kids got to dress up. Goofy was up high so they had to use the stool to find him, Mickey was in the dark so they had to use the flashlight to find him, the mystery tool was a map and they had to follow the map to find Donald. It was pretty simple little activity, but the kids seemed to enjoy it.
Thanks to everyone who came. Noah is still enjoying all of his presents, so thanks for them. We had fun with all of you.

8 comments:

Amara said...

Wow. You're amazing Audrey. You up the birthday party standards for the whole neighborhood. Growl. :)

Mi-Mi said...

Sounds fun! You are so creative. Lots of work for a 2 year old birthday though....

Andrea said...

Mi-Mi's comment is such a mom comment!!! This is going to be a great reference for all those people out there googling "Mickey Mouse party."

P.S. You invitations do suck, though!! Heehee!

J.J. said...

Wow, you know how to throw a party. Looks way awesome.

Kearl said...

You are so great with parties. Along with catering, you should do party/wedding planning.

Kelli said...

If it were me doing a 2 year old birthday party like this I would have had to start before the child was born.
You are awesome.

Chiapelli Family said...

You know - we just love laughing at your kids in those outfits. They are totally going to be like, "Why mom, WHY?" when they get a little older. Oh.... so sad we missed Noah's birthday! Blowing kisses and hugs across the country to him!

Angel said...

Glad to see Noah had a Happy Birthday.