"We've got ears!"
And pretty pink bows!
And polka dots!
And happy smiles everywhere!
Kaylee has always been an avid fan of Minnie Mouse, but since our recent multi-family vacation to Walt Disney World®Resort, her affection for that perky and personable little rodent has been off the charts! When mommy and daddy teamed up to plan her third birthday party, there was no question on the theme she'd choose. Minnie Mouse! But more specifically, PINK Minnie Mouse! And so, inspired by that familiar Disney creativity, the fun began....!
If you're a grandma with frequent flyer babysitting hours, you're likely familiar with the Disney channel and its popular "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" educational cartoon. You know this lively entertainment keeps everybody humming and hopping to catchy signature tunes - and on rapt alert for appealing puzzles to solve. You'll also recognize the greeting that welcomed our party guests.....
....and know what to do with these "Mouseketools!"
A helping of Minnie's Fruit chunks may appeal to you.....
along with a well-relished "Hot Diggity Dog!" and a side of
"Minnie's Bow Tie Pasta."
The best choice from the beverage bar, in my opinion, was the Cherry Ice Cream Punch! Mmmm! (Recipe below)
By the way, we know you heard Kaylee calling you to lunch because you put on a pair of ears when you came in!.....
....and she made sure you wore them the entire time!
That includes you, mommy and baby brother, Ryan!
After lunch, it's time for games and prizes! Here's "Pin the Bow on Minnie" with family friends, Amanda and little Savannah.
Everyone took a turn at the cheerful bean bag toss game I built on a foam board easel.
And then it was time for a final flourish of cake and ice cream....
With several dainty puffs, the candles were out - and Kaylee was THREE!
Presents! Let's wrap this party up by digging into that big pile and opening them!
"Thank you, Aunt Karrie! This looks like fun!"......
"Aunt Mary and Uncle Tom and four of my cousins know I love pink horsies! Thank you!"
And thank you, too, dear readers, for visiting our Minnie Mouse birthday party today!
Here's how to make Cherry Ice Cream Party Punch!
Mix together: 1.5 quarts vanilla ice cream, one 2 liter bottle of Cherry 7 Up, and one 64 ounce bottle of Welch's white grape juice
Wait! One more thing! There's still time to enter for a chance to win the Better Homes and Gardens magazine multi-generational "Making Memories Magical" trip to Walt Disney World®Resort for your family of eight! Kaylee's been there and she knows there's nothing like hugging Minnie Mouse in person! We'd love to see you experience the same joy. Here's where you'll find every link and detail needed to enter!