Tuesday, July 24, 2012

{Mickey Mouse Themed Birthday Party}

Birthdays are always one of the exceptions we make for treats at our house. My little guy was going through a Mickey Mouse phase.  So Mickey Mouse it was!

#1)  I about died when I saw these on Pinterest.  I knew I had to make them for this party. I just took them a step further and added a candy stick to turn them into lollipops.  

#2) The black balloons in the corner were each filled with a different candy. The boys got to pick which balloon to pop and they found a little surprise treat inside. This game was a HUGE hit! My little guy still talks about it.

#3) These tissue paper balls were super easy to make and they made a big impact when the kids walked in.  In fact I had a few of the kids say "ohhhhhh" when they first walked in. That alone was worth all the work. 

 #4) I made this pendant banner from fabric and ribbon. Super easy and I can use it again in the future. 

#5) Loved the idea of hanging balloons from the ceiling instead of helium or streamers. It was so easy, inexpensive and the boys loved it.  While the boys were waiting for everyone to arrive they each got to color their own Mickey Mouse birthday picture. 

#6) We always love popcorn at parties. 

#7) I wanted to give these little guys something fun to drink. I wanted it to match our red and black theme so decided on red Gatorade. 

#8) I picked up a red 4 to go along with our theme black and red Mickey Mouse theme. The BOYS LOVED these cupcakes. They thought it was so fun to have mickey mouse right on top.

#9) These cupcakes were DELICIOUS! They are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Butter Cream Frosting.  Each cupcake had a ball of cookie dough baked inside. Recipe down below.

We also played a bean bag toss. I made 4 bean bags out of the same material as the banner. I stacked red cups and let them take turns trying to knock them down. 

We also played a game where you glue a paper plate to a Popsicle stick.  We threw in some balloons and they had to hit the balloons with their "paddle". I got the idea from Pinterest.


We also played musical chairs. We bought the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse CD from iTunes so they could have Mickey Mouse music too.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
with Cookie Dough Butter cream Frosting

For the cookie dough:
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

For the cupcakes:
3 sticks softened butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the frosting:
3 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract


To make the cookie dough, combine the butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 mins. Beat in milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Beat in the flour and salt until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a 1.5 tbsp scoop, shape the dough into balls or tubes. Freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet overnight.

To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350° F.  Line two cupcake pans with paper liners (24 total).  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and brown sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.  Stir together to blend.  Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl on low speed, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, mixing each addition just until incorporated.  Blend in the vanilla.
Using a 3 tbsp scoop, fill the prepared cupcake liners 2/3 full with the cupcake batter. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
Bake at 350 for 16-18 mins.

To make the frosting, combine the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.  Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth.  Beat in the salt, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips!
Makes 24 cupcakes.
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  1. This is so great! We did a Minnie Mouse themed party for my 4 year old daughter and it was so much fun!

  2. How cute! My daughter actually dressed up like minnie mouse at this party. We had a blast!


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