Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday Party

Welcome to Harper's Clubhouse! Come inside, it's fun inside...

Bet you didn't expect to have that song stuck in your head today. Well, let's be real, it's stuck in my head everyday. My little girl LOVES her some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so I knew we had to theme her first birthday party around her favorite pals.

We celebrated at our local Gymboree play center, which was clutch with taking care of basic setup and cleaning up after a group of babies. They also led the group in singing songs, chasing bubbles and getting under the giant rainbow tent.

Of course I wanted to add my own touches of fun! I recently gifted myself a Silhouette Cameo precision cutting machine, so this was my first chance to try it out. I ambitiously attempted to create my own toddler mouse ears, which turned out to be quite the saga and took away from other projects I wanted to tackle. So while I didn't get to create all the fun little details I wanted, I was able to add a bit of Minnie magic to my little girl's party.


The Birthday Girl had a blast! Seeing her devour watermelon and her first (dairy free!) cupcake made my mama heart swell with joy. We were so thankful for all our baby friends who joined us in the celebration. And one of the best parts? NO cleanup! ;)

Straws, Platters, Glitter Paper, Tulle, Felt: Michael's
Mouse Ear headbands: Amazon
Cupcake Liners: Wilton, found on Amazon
Mickey Mouse cookie cutter (used for watermelon and rice crispy treats: Wilton, found on Amazon

If you're curious about how I created any of the details, just pop me a message!

Wordless Wednesday: Meeting Minnie Mouse for the first time

I love the month of February (aka the unofficial month of love) because it's a great excuse to show everyone that's special to you how much you love them. Right now this includes my hubs, pugs and my adorable nieces. One my favorite parts of being an auntie is sharing my love of Disneyland with my nieces. There's something about seeing the park through the eyes of a child that instantly melts my heart.

Minnie Mouse is one of my niece's favorite characters on Disney Junior. We knew meeting Minnie during her first trip to Disneyland was a must. Her reaction was priceless.

Wordless Wednesday Minnie Mouse


Who is the character who gives you a "starstruck" moment at Disneyland?