Last weekend we threw Eduardo a vintage Mickey Mouse themed 1st birthday party...and here's how it turned out! All photos are courtesy of Chris Brock Photography, who took some wonderful candids of our very special day.
I got almost all the decorations for the party from Etsy. I got inspired on Pinterest and started pinning all my favourite Mickey Mouse party details a few months ago. Then I basically took all my favourites and searched for handmade items on Etsy to give the party that vintage feel. Eduardo is obsessed with Mickey, everytime he sees his face he wants to kiss him and makes a "mmmmwah" sound.
Here's a brief list of the items I got along with where I sourced them:
Personalised Eduardo bunting & high-chair bunting - Fancy Flags & Banners
Mickey Mouse paper straws - BA Collections
Mickey Mouse garland - Bluefin Works
Fabric cake bunting - Backyardprims
Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers - Ava Lane Paperie
Mickey Mouse paper windmills centrepiece - Aubabi78
Mickey confetti in red black & yellow - Mountain View Creations
Mickey Mouse themed loot bags/goody bags - Scraps to Remember
Mickey Mouse invitations - Styles with Charm
The catering for the party was all by a company called The Icing on the Cake which I was lucky enough to find on Facebook. I got so disheartened & frustrated while looking for the perfect Mickey Mouse cake...I found that a lot of them looked cheap or flat looking which I don't like. I want a cake to look yummy, even if it is themed! So the one I chose was similar to Emilia's 1st birthday cake that my cousin made with the petal icing but obviously in the classic Mickey Mouse colours! I also got red velvet cupcakes, cookies and both kids & grown up sandwiches. This catering company specialises in pop-up vintage afternoon teas so they provide beautiful china tea-sets with all the accessories. It was really gorgeous and everybody commented on how fancy everything looked!
I also baked some Mickey Mouse shaped cookies with Mickey sprinkles from The Bakers Confections on Etsy...these didn't turn out very professional looking but they were home-made and special, so I put one in each goody bag and everyone thought they tasted great! (Especially Emilia ;)
We had an absolutely wonderful day spent with some of our close family & friends...Eduardo & Emilia had a blast and the sun even made an appearance later in the afternoon! We had planned on getting a bouncy castle but unfortunately it was spitting rain that morning so they couldn't deliver it - but in the end it didn't really matter as the kids hung out on their swing-set and trampoline.
Thank you to everyone who came to Eduardo's first birthday party and helped make it special! And I hope you all enjoyed the pictures! Any questions, let me know in the comments! :)