I always enjoyed party planning, as I am sure most of you reading this do too. Me and my friends would go all out for baby showers, birthdays, hens nights. We LOVED all the little details that would come together to create a beautiful setting.
But it was my daughters 2nd birthday party that I thought I could turn this into something more and share what I make at home with others who enjoyed decorating just as much as I do.
So here it is, the inspiration and motivation that started Love INK Printables on etsy and Love INK blog
Decor: We went with the original Minnie Mouse colours of white, red and black (I skipped out on the yellow:p) as these were the colours on Miss Twos favourite Minnie & Mickey dolls. We used white tables cloths for the food, dessert and drinks tables. I found the gorgeous ikea frames and used them to display the signs for the drinks, food, dessert and kids activity table.
Drinks: I found red cups with white polka dots for the guests and for the kids I used small plastic bottles with red & white polka dot straws. I had borrowed a large glas urn from a friend to dispense fruit juice and used black drink tubs for the water bottles.
Table decor: the tables were covered in white tablecloths with Minnie Mouse bunting across the sides. The main food table was decorated with wooden letters spelling out "Emmy is two". The wooden letters were decorated with red and white Minnie Mouse bows that I had taken off Minnie Mouse headbands as I needed a few Mickey ears for the boys at the party too. The backdrop for the main table was a white tablecloth and a Minnie Mouse milestone poster. The dessert table backdrop was a white cloth with a large number two cut out filled with photos of Little Miss 2. Both the tables had black, red and white polka dot paper lanterns hanging above.
Food: For food we served sandwiches, mini sausage rolls and mini savoury muffins. For lunch we decided on a hamburger buffet so guests could put together their own style burger. It was also easy for us as we could prep and slice most of the food the night before.
The desserts were my favourite. My mum made jelly cups with different coloured layers and a friend made fruit bows using a blueberry between two triangle slices of watermelon on a skewer. I had made chocolate dipped Oreos with chocolate melts for ears. They were such a hit with the kids they were gone before I could take a photo. I also made Minnie Mouse cupcakes. On top of the icing I placed two chocolate melts and a fondant bow.
The cake was made using a giant cupcake mould and we wrapped the bottom in red and white polkadot paper. I'm not much of a cake decorator so there was no chance of me moulding a perfect base with fondant :P I piped white icing on the top and used black card stock for the ears and ribbon for the bow.
Extras: we set up a little table as the kids walked in with Minnie & Mickey Mouse ears (headbands) and I had also found some red with white polka dot party hats which I used and attached black circles for ears, the kids got to dress up and also take them home. We also had a kids activity station with Mickey and friends colouring in.
For a little thank you gift for the kids I found $2 Disney colouring in books which I wrapped in red with white polkadot wrapping paper.
Miss Two and Little Miss had custom made outfits for the occasion. Me and my mum had used the Minnie Mouse logo I had made and printed it onto iron on paper which transferred onto their shirts and a friend made the girls red tulle tutus with white felt polka dots.
It was an amazing day, Miss Two loved her outfit and all the yummy food, but best of all she had an amazing time running around with all her friends.
Paper Party Products: Love INK printables
Party lanterns, plates, mouse ears & party hats : Gone Bazaar