Minnie, Yet Not

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

Hey y’all!

I’ve been so excited about this day because today is the day I get to share more about my sweet baby girl’s second birthday party!!! I had so much fun planning for this, despite the challenge that I’ll get to in a second, and most importantly, Lily Ry had a blast with her tutu, her mouse ears, and all her closest peeps.

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

So let me back up a minute and fill you in on my challenge. When Wilson was a few months out from turning two, we printed out five pictures of things he was “into.” Baseball, Mickey, his stuffed lion, and two other things that escape me right now. We let him into the room and whatever picture he was most excited about would dictate our party theme! He chose his lion so I was able to get really creative with that and we did a Roaring Twos party! Roaring Twenties (minus eighteen), art deco, lions… It was a blast. (( read all about it here! ))

We did the same thing with Lily Ryan back in maybe November. Five pictures: Her stuffed kitty, airplanes (she loves airplanes! Future flight attendant?), Minnie, bears, and moon + stars. She picked Minnie!

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

Now personally, I like Minnie okay, but I don’t just love Minnie. And an all out Minnie character party just was not the route I wanted to take. (Nothing against a character Minnie party! Just not the direction I wanted to go.)

After some thought and brainstorming, A Mouse in the House became our theme! I got a house shelf from Target on sale because it was a little dinged up on the side to use as part of our decor! Then I added some Minnie-esque touches without going full out Disney/pink-and-black.

I loved how it all turned out! I tried to steer towards watercolory pinks, yellows, and oranges. I painted a sheet of paper with pink, yellow, and orange watercolors then scanned it in and used that painted design as the paper from which I cut the mouse heads that I pasted onto all the drink cups, made the “happy birthday” sign in the house, and made the confetti!

Speaking of confetti, I ordered these three round hole punchers which got lots of use! I let the kids help me with all of this which was kinda fun / made everything take twice as long! ha! But I loved having them get involved 🙂 Anyway, we used the small one to punch the confetti out of the watercolor paper, then we used the two larger ones to punch circles out of some solid yellow and pink papers, then we glued two smaller circles onto the bigger circle to make mouse heads! We set some of those out on tables, but used most of them to make the mouse garland that hung in the window.

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

(( this cheese platter wasn’t fully done when I took this pic, but you gotta have cheese at a mouse party, right?! ))

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

I went to JoAnn and bought two shades of pink felt and made some little mousie ears to attach to a headband that Lil could wear during the party. I also got her this precious pink tutu from Row10 and SHE WAS THE CUTEST LITTLE MOUSE EVER!! (I’m clearly very biased) 😉

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

(( Disclaimer: Wilson’s nails got a trim later that day! ))

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

"A Mouse in the House" // a very understated Minnie Mouse party // www.thehiveblog.com #minnieparty #minniemouse #chicminnie

The cake was made by my friend Scarlett Vineyard (Jackson people– she is amazing!) and most of the flowers came from a local florist called Tulip. I loved girly touch they added 🙂 The beautiful pink French macarons were made by my precious friend Lauren Bowie (another bakestress of note for my Jackson friends!), and the FABULOUS Harlow + Grey plates and napkins are from Fresh Ink in Jackson! (I’m obsessed with this line!) The party favor house cookies were made by cookie goddess Marie (who I use for all of my pretty cookie needs!) who decorated these houses based on the houses on the invite! She nailed it!

We got the mouse balloons here and here, the bigger balloons here, and the cute little house bud vases here!

Overall, it was a perfect day celebrating our sweet little girl. She had the best time!!

Thank you so so much for stopping by today. It means the world to me! Truly!! Have an amazing weekend!!!!

2 Comments

  1. msks February 16, 2018 / 10:55 am

    Now THAT is a character party I can get behind! HBD, little mouse! 🙂

  2. yomama February 16, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    SUCH a bee-utiful party for a sweet Lilymouse❣️ Every detail was fabulous, delicious, colorful, & just plain FUN. SO PROUD of my party-plannin daughter (and her little Mouse, of course!)

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