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Minnie Mouse Party Ideas

We just hosted a super cute Minnie Mouse Bow-tique party at our house. Talk about fun! There is nearly no end of decoration choices you can buy. I especially like Amazon for both their selection and pricing. The best part is you can have a great looking party with not too much cost or effort!  My favorite decorations are posted below. I used the Minnie Bow-tique curtain to show case my cake, but you can actually use it for a cute picture backdrop or for the entrance to your little gal’s fabulous party. Say cheers for ears!

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Delicious Minnie Mouse Fruit-Kabobs

Considering I came up with these last-minute, I think these Minnie fruit-kabobs turned out really well. I used mini-marshmallows, black seedless grapes, strawberries and cantaloupe. Here are some pointers I figured out the hard way, I’ll fill you in on them so you don’t ruin a ton of sticks like I did. :) First of all, when you are threading the marshmallows on to the kabob sticks, make sure to skewer a piece of fruit with it first to moisten it (I used a large chunk of left-over cantaloupe for this). If you use a dry stick your marshmallow will adhere to it and WILL be destroyed. It took me a few times to figure out the reason why my marshmallow would drag and stick down the length of the skewer, leaving half of itself smeared behind it and severely distorting its shape.  Secondly, to make the strawberries heart-shaped, simply slice them vertically and pare down the centers a tad. They are naturally heart-shaped, so it took very little to get them to look the way I wanted them to. Third, I could not for the life of me find a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter small enough for my kabobs so, naturally, I improvised. I simply drew 3 circles (2 small, 1 larger) on to an old cottage cheese container lid. I cut it out and used it as a stencil to cut my cantaloupe. This is a little bit time-consuming, but goes quicker the more you get the hang of it. It is also the reason I only put one mouse on each skewer.

Minnie FruitHow stinkin’ cute are these Minnie straws?

I absolutely loved the way they looked. If you love them as much as I do, you can find a link for the printables here. I picked up the adorable straws online for a great price. You will be cutting out a few Minnie Mouse heads, but it’s free and adorable and your little girl is totally worth it.

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Minnie Mouse Party Favor Slices

Yet another great buy from Amazon. These Minnie Mouse party favor cake slices are even cuter in real life. They are very easy to assemble and come with little tabs that help the cake stay put while you’re moving it around. Then your little party-goers simply grab a slice on their way out and get tons of sweet little goodies in these very accommodating boxes.

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Party Streamers

This is a close-up of the Minnie Mouse party streamers. You can see them in the top picture hanging behind the cake. These shots are to let you see exactly how darling these streamers really are. If I had to do it over again, I would have bought a few more packs to hang from the tables and/or ceilings.

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Free Minnie Mouse Party Printables

Here is another party straw printable design. I did both the Minnie heads and the bows to mix it up a little. You can see both of them here. Once again, turned out great and was a hit with the girls. I think it also made the table look a little more put-together.

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Minnie Mouse Cake

And here is another shot of the cake. I designed the cake myself after perusing a ton of different Minnie cakes and adding elements that I both liked and thought I could pull off with my skill-level (which is practically non-existent).  Like the Monster Truck cake I did for my son’s birthday, I decided to use fondant again. It is harder to use than frosting, but I really like the way the cakes look when they’re done. Last cake I bought pre-made fondant, but this time around I decided to make my own as the pre-made is somewhat costly (about $10 per color/layer). Click here for the link to the recipe I used. It does turn out quite shiny, so I would follow the advice of several other users and dust cornstarch on the cake when you’re done to make it a little more matte. I used 2 cakes for each layer and a black ribbon to finish off the bases of each. I tried to make a fondant ribbon,  but it wasn’t turning out as clean as I wanted it so I took the shortcut. I used cardboard wrapped in fondant for the ears, propping them up with toothpicks and a small roll of extra fondant in the back, a water bottle cap to cut out the big dots, and I just rolled little dots for the bow. I would recommend using gel coloring versus regular food coloring for the fondant so it won’t get too sticky. And if you’re not doing white fondant, you can skip the clear vanilla flavoring and just use regular vanilla. All in all, it was a slightly more challenging cake than my first, but I think it turned out really well for cake #2. Minnie-Mouse-Table

Table Center Pieces

I picked up a 3 pack of table center pieces that really turned out darling and help set the mood.

Minnie-Table-DecorationI hope this has given you some good pointers to start you on your party. Please feel free to leave me any questions or feedback about your special Minnie Mouse Bow-tique party, I’d love to hear from you all.

xoxo Marie

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