So, my baby boy turned one this past week. Mommy can’t believe it! On his actual birthday, I cooked supper for his grandparents and us. We ate and he opened the presents from all of us. Then, on Saturday, I had a few family members over for lunch, cake, cookies, and ice cream. The theme was Mickey Mouse!
Originally, I had my heart set on a Dr. Seuss themed party. But, after seeing my son’s excitement every time the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song plays, I had to change it.
Hey, this momma is a huge Disney fan, so it made me happy. I was just trying to do a little something different since Kate’s first birthday theme was Minnie Mouse.
My goal for this party was to have a cute one, but inexpensive one. You know this family is on a tight budget.
For Derrick’s invitations, I used my basic Adobe Photoshop skills to create one myself. I had them printed through Wal-Mart’s photo center for approximately $5.00 (for a set of 25).
And, here is a look at Derrick’s party…
The two-tier Mickey Mouse cake was made by a very talented lady in my hometown that has made every cake for my little ones since Kate was born.
The cookies were made by The Cookie Lady who is also located in my hometown. You can find her on facebook and she actually ships cookies too.
The three-tier buffet server was purchased through Pier One for $24.95. I definitely looked at this purchase as an investment. I can use this server for many future occasions.
Derrick’s first birthday party hat was made by Gingham Bunny on Etsy. She also made my daughter’s first birthday Minnie Mouse hat. Excellent quality and exceptional shipping.
The red paper fans were purchased in the clearance section at Wal-Mart for $0.47. The black and yellow fans were purchased through Party City for under $3.00 a set. The birthday banner I made myself and I will be sharing the “how-to” on Wednesday.
The Mickey balloon bouquet was purchased through Party City for $15.99.
A look at my Mickey subway art in a frame. Excuse the lunch meat and cheese beside the frame. I tried not to put any food pics on here. I served a deli tray with pasta salad, chips, and rotel.
And, my little man’s birthday cake smashing station. I purchased the floor mat and highchair banner from Party City for $4.99.
And, a few random pictures from his big day. Derrick’s birthday shirt was purchased through Tutu Kute on Etsy.