I recently read a blog post somewhere about how only children get a year's worth of Mommy's creativity thrown into their birthday party. Well, now that Christmas is over, I am focusing on my little guy's 2nd birthday. I've started researching ideas and have collected quite a few articles and clippings already. I am doing a Mickey Mouse theme because he is totally into Mickey Mouse and I found some party stuff on clearance at Target in November... as in a bag of supplies for $3!!!!!!!! Thought I would share what I have so far and bounce it off my lovely blog friends... I'm really trying to do this on a tight budget so we shall see... Oh, and the party will be the first part of May.
Party Favors: Personal CDs (I think I can make these myself),personalized candy bars , swirly straws, Mickey Mouse coloring pages...
Cake: Mickey Mouse head shaped cake - made by my talented mother-in-law!
Decor: Black, red, white & yellow balloons and maybe a few Mickey Mouse Mylar balloons. I really wanted plain black latex balloons in the shape of Mickey's head (as seen @Disney World), but haven't found any. I think I'll make a banner with his name by cutting Mickey heads out of black card stock and using ribbon to attach, Mickey Mouse confetti for the tables
Food: Haven't decided if we'll do finger food this year or not. If we do, cheese is a must since Mickey Mouse would obviously love cheese. :)
I found a few articles with possible games, but I haven't had a chance to read through them all. I probably won't do a lot in the game department because there will be such a big age range... lots of adults and quite a few kids. I think we are going to have the affair in our backyard if I can get it cleaned up and the hubby can finish the pool deck before the party.