*I received free products to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own*
When I received my #DisneySide celebration kit I accepted the challenge of throwing a party that highlighted My DisneySide. My kit contained a complete party pack of Mickey Mouse Club House gear. The only thing left to do, was get crafting.
For better or worse, here is a round-up of my favorite Mickey Mouse DIY Decorations.
Make an entrance!
We live in a home with a red door and a flat black semi-circle over-hang. With a little a little paper mache I turned my front entry way into the “i” in Disney Junior.
Playing with paint and paste is a great way to spend a chilly winter afternoon with your children. All three of my daughters helped with this project. If you have moved recently, this is also a great way to re-purpose your large boxes.
In hindsight I should have written the party girl’s name across the front to mimic the traditional Mousekateers hats.
Try this look with red wrapping paper over the door and a poster board cut out attached to the wall above the door.
HP just launched their TwoSmiles site. It’s a great place to create fabulous cards and print them in the comfort of your own home. HP sent several packs of photo paper to share with my guests. Creating a vintage Disney photo booth was a natural choice for the party.
I hung a long piece of fabric for a back drop and strung homemade bunting for a bit of texture. The framed lithograph from DisneySide Kit pulled the booth together.
The props are from The Creative Route. She is ridiculously affordable as well as great to work with. I had my set within minutes of ordering. The cut-outs are attached to chopsticks. That particular idea came from my wise kindergartner.
Our favor bags were filled by Disney, but created by me. I added yellow buttons and white printing labels to shiny red lunch sized bags. For the adult door prizes I tied polka-dot bows to white handled bags from the Dollar Store.
My celebration kit included everything I needed to throw a party, including favors. For a personal touch I added these homemade hair ties.
I found a similar idea on Disney’s Spoonful. Here is their tutorial. Add an extra felt circle and sandwich the binder between the rosette and the circle. Secure with hot glue.
The complete Mickey Mouse Clubhouse place settings are perfectly festive on their own. To add a little something extra, as they do at Disney, I created a 3-D Mickey Mouse silhouette for the straws.
A post for a Minnie Bouquet inspired these straws. I adjusted the tutorial to accessorize our party straws.
- I used my cookie cutters from my celebration kit for a template. Cut six out for each straw on heavy card-stock. I used 6 8 x 11 papers to make 12 straw ornaments. Choose several different lightly textured papers.
- Fold each silhouette in half. Glue each half to a separate half until you have formed a circle.
- Place the straw in the middle and glue the last two halves together.