The Minnie Mouse Party - Cakes, Decorations and Games

The Minnie Mouse Party - Cakes, Decorations and Games

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/85869748994144438c88c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="800" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/85869748994144438c88c.jpg" width="639" //a/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"br //divdiv style="text-align: justify;"Anushka turned three a few days ago and this year we celebrated her birthday "Minnie Mouse Style"! It was so exciting planning the party, working with all pink and black and getting all the decorations ready. There were a lot of times when I could involve Anushka, especially when there was glue involved and she so enjoyed messing everything up:)br /br /Then of course there were the cakes and lots of them...(Links to the recipes below the pictures)br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8579637944bc45a28f82c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8579637944bc45a28f82c.jpg" width="478" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://poornimastastytreats.blogspot.com/2011/08/chocolate-truffle-cake-for-my-birthday.html"Chocolate Cake/a filled with a href="http://poornimastastytreats.blogspot.com/2011/08/chocolate-truffle-cake-for-my-birthday.html"Ganache/a and a href="http://poornimastastytreats.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-first-fondant-cake-very-moist-yellow.html"Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting/a(SMB)/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/857853822711d86e172bc.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/857853822711d86e172bc.jpg" width="464" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/double-chocolate-layer-cake"Chocolate cake/a filled with Strawberry Whipped Cream and frosted with a href="http://poornimastastytreats.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-first-fondant-cake-very-moist-yellow.html"SMB/a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/857963957441acebf330c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/857963957441acebf330c.jpg" width="636" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Strawberry Cream filling and a href="http://poornimastastytreats.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-first-fondant-cake-very-moist-yellow.html"SMB/a frosting/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divI love tall cakes and attempted a tiered one this time, my first! I kept the top tier short though or else we would have ended up with too much cake. The Minnie Mouse figurines gave me a few sleepless nights, it was not easy getting the face right and I was so relieved when I was done. All in all we had two fun evenings with friends and I still cannot believe that it's been 3 years!!br /Just sharing a few more pictures and details from the parties....br /br /Welcome sign on the door...br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/85869755416d7d914523c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/85869755416d7d914523c.jpg" width="478" //a/divbr /divbr //divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8372/8588076174afdf85a7d7c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="398" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8372/8588076174afdf85a7d7c.jpg" width="640" //a/divbr /The banner was designed in paint and then printed and cut into shape. The number 3 is cut out of stiff felt and I glued some pink tissue flowers on it.br /br //divdiv style="text-align: justify;"div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8588076334e81bebd541c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8588076334e81bebd541c.jpg" width="492" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"Made this out of paper pinwheels, my favorite thing!/divbr //divdiv style="text-align: justify;"br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8588076260de0db0819fc.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8588076260de0db0819fc.jpg" width="497" //a/divbr /I made these Minnie Mouse Ears kind of following the tutorial a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrgVt1g5tJM"here/a. But I took the easy way out and bought black plastic hairbands. I used stiff black felt with the sticker on the back, so all I had to do was cut the ears using this template and then wrap them around the band and stick them together. They were very stiff and stood up straight. I made the bows and hot glued them on the bands. Anushka loved these and still wears them all the time.br /br /Here is a great game for a Minnie mouse party...br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/85869755111da737c32bc.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/85869755111da737c32bc.jpg" width="472" //a/divbr /The blind-folded birthday girl pinning her bow...br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8586975759bd34e8c0d9c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8586975759bd34e8c0d9c.jpg" width="510" //a/divbr /Last but my favorite...the pinata, I was so happy with the way it turned out and the kids always love it. I got the idea from a href="http://www.adisneymomsthoughts.com/2011/12/mickey-mouse-pinata-tutorial.html"here/a but made it a pull string one. It's perfect for kids this age especially if you're having an indoor party.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8383/8588075996c278a8b593c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8383/8588075996c278a8b593c.jpg" width="482" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //div"I want to pull"...the birthday girl goes first and I had my fingers crossed the whole time praying all the kids get a turn.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8586975673bd2ffa612bc.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8586975673bd2ffa612bc.jpg" width="444" //a/divbr /It was an amazing experience planing the party and Anushka had a great time. Here's the exhausted birthday girl with her favorite gifts...br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/858876280896a744b186c.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/858876280896a744b186c.jpg" width="478" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //div/div

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