Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2nd Birthday Party; Mickey & Minnie Style

About three weeks before the twins were going to turn 2, I finally just looked at M. and said, "Well, are we having a party, or not?". 

For months we had been going back and forth on what to do.  Their 1st birthday was a cinch, no doubt, we were celebrating, and we were celebrating big!  Over the last year, though, with me staying home, our finances have gotten a lot tighter.  In March, for Miss O.'s birthday, she had her first "friends" party, and we didn't do the big family party this year.  Plus, we went to Dis.ney Wo.rld in June, and we all know visiting the mouse doesn't come cheap!

So, back to asking M. about whether or not to have a party...

We decided yes, we'd keep it low key and just rent a tent for the backyard, and have family and a few close friends.  Once I decided on a theme,  M. created some adorable invitations for me, and I went to town planning!

Thank goodness we got the tent, as it rained off and on throughout the party!  Otherwise it was a fun day, and the twins were showered with love and attention.

And you can't do a birthday post without including some pictures...

All the food was "Clubhouse" themed.  We had make your own club sandwiches, hot diggity dog hot dogs, Minnie's Bow Tie Pasta salad....I could go on and on.  Yes, I'm a dork ;)

Cupcakes, instead of cake!


Each treat bag included a handmade mouse rice krispy treat!


My favorite shot of the day!


  1. I always am a sucker for low key parties.

    W is really into Mickey Mouse Clubhouse--if she still is next year, I might look at your ideas again!

    Glad you guys had a good time!

  2. Those cupcakes are to die for! Love them!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE! It looks perfect and I am sure everyone had fun despite the rain. I think all of the food and treats looked amazing and you did such a great job making it all themed. Go mom!!!

  4. That looks like an awesome party!

  5. Looks so fun!!

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  6. Also here from CCC. And I have got to say that is a GREAT looking party, a great theme can make or break any party, low budget or not.

  7. Ahhhhdorable! Cant believe they are two!

  8. You did an amazing job!! I love the t shirts and cupcakes. Happy 2nd birthday babies!!!