Mickey Mouse is about to hit a milestone. The famous brain-child (err, brain-mouse?) of Walt Disney is about to celebrate his 90th birthday. And you see, that’s just kind of a big deal. Turning 90 is amazing, obviously. But even more amazing? The fact that in 90 years of magic, Mickey Mouse has never gone out of style.
Blame it on nostalgia or Disney’s ability to stay relevant for his audience, kids and adults alike have been buying into Mickey Mouse “never-ending trend”, generation after generation.
When it comes to party-themes, its no wonder it’s so wildly popular. So when hosting one yourself, you’ve gotta come out with some new takes on the classic theme, if you want to be original and have your party stand out.
With all that said, it’s time to break out the Mickey ears.
Hey there, hi, there, ho there, you’re welcome as can be!
First things first, just because it’s a Mickey Mouse party does NOT mean you have to go all red and yellow. Mickey started black and white in film, and you can pay homage to that part of his story with a chic take on the whole theme.
This drip cake is an easy thing to take to your baker (or make yourself). A 3-tier “naked” cake with chocolate ganache dripped down the top with cut out Mickey ears. Simple, classic, amazing.
http://lifelutzurious.com/ashers-modern-mickey-birthday-party/ PHOTO & IDEAS HERE: Life Lutzurious
Parties and hot dogs always go together well. With this food option, you can go anywhere from pigs in a blanket to pogo or original stadium style hot dogs.
You can get creative with the theme however you choose, from creative condiment labels to bring that whole theme home.
https://www.marthastewart.com/274415/favorite-tailgating-recipes?slide=3387577 PHOTO & IDEA FROM: MARTHA STEWART
Okay, before we go any further, this needs to be addressed… MOUSE EARS!
No Mickey Mouse party is complete without them. Thankfully, you can grab them up and place them in a basket at the front door for each guest to wear. Since they come in a pack of 12, you can make sure you have enough for everyone for around $1 each.
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When it comes to the atmosphere, make sure you add those easy finishing touches that make all the difference. With these easy decorating set, you have it all ready to hang!
Banners, garlands, and tissue paper balls! You can place these in various areas of your party from behind the grand table at the grand entrance. It’s the perfect addition to your party.
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This t-shirt you’ll be wearing FAR beyond your party day. These classic t-shirts are worn time after time, and never go out of style.
For under $15 you can grab one and maybe more for guests or prizes at your event. They’ll certainly bring some magic to your wardrobe.
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Impressive, yet easy. These are the keys to a well-done event. With these cookies, the work is minimal but the impact is maximized!
All these cookies need are some melted red candy melts/wafers, some white ball sprinkles and some black/dark chocolate candy melts!
https://lilluna.com/mickey-mouse-oreos/ PHOTO & RECIPE HERE: LIL LUNA
From meats, cheese and bread, all you need to make a perfect Mickey Mouse Clubhouse sandwich bar is using a cooker cutter in a very well known shape.
Hint: It’s Mickey.
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An easy “throw it together” snack food to have out at your party is this perfectly blended trial mix in all the Mickey colors.
Ever notice that pretzels look a bit like Mickey Mouse anyhow? Grab individual M&Ms colors by going to a bulk food store to save yourself from picking out all the right colors. Another great option? Order them direct from M&Ms themselves!
https://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/mickey-mouse-trail-mix/ PHOTO & RECIPE HERE: MOSTLY HOMEMADE MOM
You don’t need to have the kiddish version of loot bags at the end of the party, but you should still do loot bags no matter what.
Opt for these classy treat bags with little Mickey Mouse labels to seal them. Inside, you can go with anything you choose for your guests (definitely dependant on age!). An easy suggestion? A take-home Mickey cookie!
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You can go two ways with a Mickey party – classic or current. Current means you absolutely must add in those bright primary colors like red and yellow. But with classic? Well, Mickey Mouse sure did start as black and white…
This party shows how you can decorate a classy and classic Mickey Mouse party. Using newspaper and all black and white accents. Even if you trickle in some red and yellow along the way, the overall vibe is something that your partygoers will certainly love.
http://blog.chickabug.com/2012/11/mickey-mouse-birthday-party.html PHOTO & IDEAS HERE: CHICKABUG
A perfectly easy way to make a homemade touch to any party is to do something as easy as these chocolate Mickeys.
A little parchment paper and some drawing guidelines, and you can melt your chocolate and pipe away. Next, pop it on top of a cupcake, or any other dessert for an on-theme treat that took you 30 seconds to create.
https://craftingintherain.com/2012/05/mickey-mousse.html PHOTO & RECIPE HERE: CRAFTING IN THE RAIN
If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to get yourself to Disney World, you know that “hidden Mickey” is a big thing. All over the park, the shape of Mickey is hidden throughout the designs of your surroundings. Mickey shapes, in ordinary things.
Like, pepperoni. However, this one isn’t so hidden. But, it’s easy and a perfect party food!
https://www.myboysandtheirtoys.com/mickey-mouse-clubhouse-party-ideas-disneyside/ PHOTO & RECIPE HERE: MY BOYS AND THEIR TOYS
These balloons are nostalgic for both Mickey Mouse and Disney Parks. At your party, these are perfect.
They come in a variety of colors, but you can also just opt for, of course, the classic red.
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They say “throw kindness around like confetti” but also, throw confetti around like confetti.
This pack of confetti comes with 350 Mickey shapes with some color options as well. Thankfully this confetti is big enough that it won’t be found in the grooves of your kitchen floor for 3 years after your party.
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Don’t forget the photos! All ages can pose together with this simple Mickey & Minnie set to create adorable photos you can all plaster on social media afterward.
You can always add more photo props for fun to this set, but these are the essentials!
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Just because it’s a Mickey Mouse “theme” doesn’t mean you have to go crazy on Mickey’s ears around every corner of your event.
You can tie in elements of Mickey to the theme, like his love for Minnie Mouse, and her love for polka dots. With these tablecloths, you can go black, red or yellow and perfectly serve up the style of Mickey.
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If you’re hosting, your crockpot is likely to be used. Better yet – served in a Mickey Mouse one.
Don’t worry about the fact that it’s themed Mickey, you’re going to use this set again and again. The little pot is perfect for anything from chocolate fondue dips, to queso and chips!
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Printables are the blogger’s gift to society, I swear. Well designed things you can print out at home for FREE and then make your party amazing.
Bless you, bloggers. Because these printables are exactly what we need for our party.
http://karaspartyideas.com/2013/05/mickey-mouse-themed-birthday-party-with-free-party-printables.html PHOTOS AND PRINTABLES HERE: KARA’S PARTY IDEAS
When it comes to serving up some eating tools *ahem* “Mousketools” you can do so easily by wrapping up your forks and spoons into napkins and slipping one of these acrylic rings around each of them.
These tiny details cost little to nothing to provide an added touch that is subtle, but impressive. A little truly does go a long way.
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If you’re not creatively inclined, or just opting for a simple treat at your event – these are the cupcakes for you. That perfectly round and dark Oreo take perfect shape as the ears for Mickey on top of a cupcake.
Make some chocolate cupcakes and top with vanilla frosting. Then, simply add the ears for the finishing Mickey touch. For the cupcake cups, you can grab them HERE.
https://lilluna.com/mickey-mouse-cupcakes/ PHOTO & RECIPE HERE: LIL LUNA
If there are kids at the party, there’s going to be adults too. Make sure those adults have lots of time to enjoy themselves, and beer helps!
With this cute printed sign in front of a beer bin, you have classy and practical (but still Mickey) all in one!
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The best thing about these labels is that they can be attached to ANYTHING that needs to be custom-claimed during your party.
From juice boxes to beer bottles and of course – cups! Keep some chalkboard markers on hand and let your guests keep track of their drinks!
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All it takes is a little creativity and this place setting is completely ready to go.
Using a black and white houndstooth placemat, and some construction paper black circles perfectly placed behind a plain black paper place, this is a classy and classic way to do Mickey in style.
http://karaspartyideas.com/2017/07/classic-mickey-mouse-birthday-party-2.html PHOTO & IDEAS HERE: KARA’S PARTY IDEAS