Sunday, April 17, 2016

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party!

"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!


  1. Happy Birthday to Kaylee! What a fun birthday party, I like the Minnie Mouse theme. The food and cake look delicious too. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  2. What a fun party! I always love those jumbo balloons (especially because they don't pop! lol!)

  3. Happy birthday to your granddaughter. What a lovely Minnie Mouse party!

  4. That was a nifty party. Little Kaylee is darling. We never get to old to enjoy our grands parties.

  5. Happy Birthday Kaylee! She sure does look like she had a wonderful third birthday!

  6. great party and beautiful small lady

  7. Oh my gosh!! What an awesome birthday party. Of course she would have a Minnie Party. Your ideas are great. One of our sons is getting married in May and his bride is doing a Disney Princess themed wedding. We are having a big party for the rehearsal dinner and I am doing a Disney themed cook out. I plan to have food stations with a princess name like...Belle's BBQ...Cinderella's Cake, cookies and candies..Rapunzel's Refreshing Beverages etc you gave me some good ideas too!

  8. Oh Joyce every photo of her is just adorable...she's such a little sweetie!! Of course she'd want Minnie, lol! What a wonderful party for her! :)

  9. You are the Martha Stewart of Nanas! Congrats on all your creativity! I love visiting your site. Thanks for linking up at NanaHood!

  10. Thank you for your kind comment on Grilled Grandma. I so love the posts with the young folkd since our grands are all grown. We are old but never too old to appreciate the joy of the child.

  11. What an adorable party. She looks so very happy. Loving that Minnie balloon too.

  12. Very pretty! looks perfect & girly. Thanks for sharing with us :)

  13. What an adorable little girl and sweet party theme.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Oh my but Kaylee looks like one happy 3 year old in these photos and who wouldn't be with you, the art queen, as her special grandma. Now, that's a party any of us would love to attend including MM decorations, delicious food, and presents. Here's hoping that beautiful little girl has many more wonderful birthdays and that you are always in charge of decorations because you are the bomb. What do all future grandmas want to be when they grow up? You. :-)

  15. Wow, this Minnie mouse birthday banner is outstanding and the whole party looks stunning. I can clearly see how enjoyable this party was! I will be celebrating my daughter’s 4th birthday at a kid’s party venue NYC. Looking for some awesome decoration ideas.