To celebrate your child’s first birthday with great success, you must start with the “perfect” theme. A Mickey Mouse birthday is a great option that is both simple and sweet. Here are some ideas to help get you thinking.
MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY INVITES
Cut the invites out of card stock in the shape of Mickey’s shoe or gloves. Decorate the edges with glitter for a little extra touch. You could also print a picture of your baby onto a piece of card stock and use that as the foundation of the invite. Toss a little theme confetti into the envelopes before mailing.
Be sure to have some Mickey ears available for little ones to wear, especially during photo time. One of the cutest things to see is a sea of babies with Mickey ears.
For an extra fun add on, hire a few teens to dress up like some of the Disney characters and have them mingle with the tots during the party. This will also make for great photos.
A classic and time-honored theme for a first birthday is a Mickey Mouse birthday party celebration. All guests will have smiles from ear to ear as they feast their eyes upon the all too familiar mouse in your house. Here are some ideas to help you deck your halls in Mickey style.
MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY DECORATIONS
Use Mickey colors to adorn the party room. Everything need not contain Mickey’s mug, red, white, black, and yellow will also bring a festive touch. A little bit of Mr. Mickey can go a long way and if you’re looking to save a little green, solids will help you out a bit.
Lots of balloons will instantly liven up a room for little cost. Add a few Mylar’s here and there for added interest. Since balloons have a way of fascinating toddlers, capitalize on this and give guests some balloons to take home as part of their favor package.
When you think ballerina party, you think pink. For this type of party, just add some accents of white and silver and you’ll have a lovely feminine setting.
BALLERINA GLAM IDEAS
Tell the kids to come to the party in their favorite leotards and tights. Then all you need to do is add the accessories of tutus, tiaras, boas and wands.
You might want to opt for a craft time which would allow the kids to create their own headpieces and wands. They can twist some silver and pink metallic star garland into a circle that will set upon their heads. Then they can tie on some curling or satin ribbons to cascade down their back.
Hire some teens to transform the girls into ballerina divas with a bit of makeup. All they need is some blush, lip gloss, perhaps a touch of eye shadow, and the all-important body glitter. If you have not gone the tiara or headpiece route, you might want to have some flowers on hand to glam up their hair.
Hosting a pirate party is far from being an original theme, but when done right it is always a blast. To help you set sail to success, the following pirate party ideas are offered for your consideration.
Play off your theme and make your invites a treasure map filled with all your party details. Your guests will be charting their course in no time in search of that perfect pirate patch.
For added fun, be sure to tell your guests to come donning their pirate best, along with coming up with a pirate name that they would like to use during the party.
PIRATE THEME DECORATIONS
To help turn your designated room into one that shouts pirate party, decorate with black and white to create a striking theme room. You can also use some accents of red. Make or buy a large Jolly Roger flag and hang it on one of your main walls for a focal point. Hang a sign on the front door made out of driftwood and paint on something like “Enter At Ye Own Risk Me Swabbies.”
Here are some pirate party ideas to help ignite your imagination. To get that party room in ship-shape condition, all you need to do is throw a wee bit of pirate-tude that direction and you’ll have it screaming pirate in no time at all.
The great thing about this type of party is that it is usually easy for everyone to make a costume from their own closets and just add a few finishing touches. However, the host(s) might want to go a bit overboard with their costume and either rent or buy one. Be sure to include the costume requirement in the invites, otherwise guests will arrive in their everyday clothing. Now that would be a disappointment and one that is easily avoided.
Be sure to teach everyone a few pirate words. This will keep the party’s theme going and prove to be a lot of fun as guests converse with one another in their pirate language. You can either give everyone a handout that spells out some of the most popular phrases or have a show and tell session to teach a few phrases.
A good pirate is always ready to have fun, so you must be sure to include plenty of games to entertain your guests. Kids really love the games, especially when they’re all decked out in pirate attire.
To help you create a memorable celebration, here are some fun Mickey Mouse birthday party ideas. This is the kind of theme that adds instant festivity. Your little Mouseketeers will love this theme and it’s a perfect choice for a first birthday.
MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS
Fold a piece of colorful card stock in half and download a Disney/Mickey picture or use a large sticker to create fun invites. Add the party details, along with RSVP info so you’ll be able to track who is coming.
Another option would be to cut out of black card stock the shape of Mickey’s ears and add the party details using paint or gel pens. You can toss in some theme confetti for added color and fun.
MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY DECORATIONS
Start by setting the tone by decorating your party area with blue, red, and yellow streamers and balloons. A personalized banner that can later become a keepsake is a nice addition. It could say something like, “Happy 1st Birthday (Name).” Add a photo of your child dressed like Minnie or Mickey or add some photos of the 1st year of life.
A ballerina party is a wonderful party choice for girls ranging in age of 2 and 10. If you’re now on the look for some birthday party ideas for this tried and true theme, here are some options to consider that will keep the girls on their toes:
BALLERINA PARTY INVITATIONS
Using a decorative font, print out your party info onto ballerina scrapbook paper. Then roll up the invites, tie them off with pink ribbon and hand-deliver.
Embellish ready-made invitations with glitter, ribbon roses, satin ribbons, tulle, and sequins.
Download a picture of ballet slippers onto pink card stock, cut out the shape, write your party info on one side and decorate the other side using various craft items, like those noted above. Be sure to invite guests to come dressed in their ballerina best for added fun.
If you have a daughter who loves ballet and wants nothing more than a ballerina party, you have a wonderful opportunity to turn this desire into a happy memory.
Some of the keys to success is to insure the party is festive, creative, exciting, and fun for all who attend. In the process, just remember to keep things cost-effective, manageable, timely planned, and resource friendly.
You’ll want to start a party notebook to keep track of all the ideas that pop into your head, along with writing down all the “to dos” that must be done. Don’t be deceived into believing you can remember it all. Yes, writing things down is time-consuming, but in the end it is an invaluable tool that will serve you well as you use it as a guide in accomplishing all of the tasks set before you.
To save a little green, start by assessing what you have on hand. Host a quick planning session of your teen helpers and moms of the kids who will be invited to the party. Serve a few ballet-themed goodies from a local bakery, play some ballet music in the background, and be sure to request everyone bring their ballet-related items that you might be able to beg, borrow or steal away for use at the ballerina party.
If you’re looking for some swashbuckling fun, then it is time to set sail on the Seven Seas with these fun pirate party ideas. Get ready to chart your course to the Land of Piratude. Here’s some options to consider to help get you started planning a successful celebration.
Pirate Party Invite Ideas
For “authentic” pirate invites, start with a piece of parchment paper. Write all the party info on the paper, crumple it up, unfold and burn the edges. Then roll the paper up and tie it off a piece of yarn or gold hemp. Place the invite into an empty bottle; add some tiny seashells, a bit of sand, and mail or hand-deliver.
Pirate Party Ideas For Decorations
To help create a festive pirate atmosphere, here are a few ideas for decorations to check out.
Create a treasure map focal point out of parchment paper. Prepare the paper in the same fashion as you did the invite, except place a big red “X” in the center and draw some various landmarks, water and trails on the map.
Celebrating a child’s birthday is a special time for all and hosting a party a time-honored tradition. A pirate party still tops the charts as one of the most popular themes among both adults and children. It’s easy to create fun activities, games and costumes for this type of party. Here are some pirate party ideas to start your Seven Seas adventure:
PIRATE CAKE IDEAS
Creating a fun pirate theme cake is one of the best parts of the party planning process. You can do it yourself or opt for to have a bakery create your masterpiece. Either way, you’ll want to design it so it can be the focal point of the cake table. To help engage your pirate mind, here are a few ideas to get you thinking.
Start by making the cake in the shape of something pirate-related. Some examples are: a pirate ship, treasure chest, skull and crossbones, cutlass, galleon, or sword. If you’re not up to the challenge of making the cake yourself, professional bakers will have lots of fun ideas. Check with a few before making that all-important final decision.