So planning a kids birthday party is one of those fun, stressful and expensive times. There is something about trying to be as pinterest friendly as you can be. Pinterest is giving parents far too many high expectations to meet and I for one am a sucker for it. I try super hard to get the cutest photos and make it eye catching.
Lucas was three yesterday and he decided he wanted a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party. His first birthday party was Moomin themed, last year was Dinosaurs and this year he went Mickey. I was rather excited and as per, went over the top. We had a bouncy castle, pass the parcel and ears. Everyone had ears.
Setting up for this party was really exciting and I was so happy to be able to finally plan a Disney themed party.
Being massive Disney fans, we had the Mickey and Minnie lights already in the kids room so these made a great table decoration. They were £12 each from Primark and looked super cute. We are typical blogger/instagrammers and have a light box so this came out too and we decided ‘Lucas is Three’ was the best quote to go on it.
Light boxes are great and I love ours. We love using it for parties, flat lays and as decor in the kids bedrooms.
For the cake we bought two cakes from Asda and placed one on top of the other, to make it taller and added on Mickey and the roadstar racers character figures on top to match the theme. I was going to bake a cake in the shape of Mickey mouse’s head but thought it was too much work and money. I loved doing the character figures as he gets to keep them after to play with.
Then the bunting was purchased from ebay for something like £3.50 and was perfect and it’s going to go up in the kids room too.
From ebay also, I managed to get the colourful paper straws, black and red cups and black and red plates for really cheap too.
When looking for party bag goodies we managed to get some lovely paper party bags from ‘Lemonade Occasions’ in Winchester and the inside goodies from Party Delights. We got Mickey Mouse bubbles, Strawberry haribo and some star shaped glasses. Really simple but lovely. I then decided against party hats and bought, also from Party Delights, Mickey and Minnie ears. They come in packs of four for like £2.50 and they’re paper but so well made. It made for great photos and the kids looked cute. A really cheap and cute extra touch.
In regards to food and drink we had a dispenser with Water and Strawberries for the kids and I made 8 litres of Mojito for the adults. I cut up strawberries and blueberries as I felt like I had to supply something healthy and then put out bowls of crisps and made 40 cupcakes myself too.
The party was a hit and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We played pass the parcel and bounced on the bouncy castle whilst Disney songs played in the background and it was truly magnificent.
In other news… How is my son three?