I’m so excited to share my latest party with you! I’ve partnered with Disney to celebrate the launch of their latest apps: Disney Imagicademy, Mickey’s Magical Math World App, Disney Imagicademy Parents, and Mickey’s Magical Arts World with a Mickey Mouse Party. We invited 15 of our favorite friends for an afternoon of Mickey-themed treats, crafts and exploring Mickey’s Magical Math World. Here’s how what went down!
Before I decorate any party, I decide upon both a theme and color palette. For this party, I went traditional. I wanted the party to reflect the classic Mickey Mouse that everyone knows and loves using both the traditional Mickey Mouse silhoutte and color scheme (red, white and yellow).
As with most parties, I start by styling the food or dessert table. For this party I began with a white tablecloth, used a black and white pieces of polka-dotted fabric as a table runner and a yellow and white polka-dotted piece of fabric as a overlay over that. The fabric helped create a pop of color and helped divide up a fairly large table.
After the linens were laid, I made a Mickey Mouse decal garland (cut out with my Cricut Explore) and hung it on the front of the table. I used more of those decals in small frames (purchased at Michaels) around the room. Next I used black, red, yellow and white streamers to serve as a backdrop in addition to a homemade pennant garland also made with my Cricut. The large Mickey Mouse silhouette was made with FloraCraft cake forms (tutorials forthcoming) and served as the focal point.
When planning the treats for our party, I consulted handy Pinterest and found these adorable Mickey Mouse Pops over at Kara’s Party Ideas and decided to adapt and make. They were a little tricky at first, but I learned that you should absolutely wait to place the ears into the Oreos until after the white chocolate has set. Otherwise it is really, really easy to break the cookies.
I also made cupcakes, set them in red and white cupcake liners and placed chocolate melts in the frosting to make ears. And lastly, I requested the help of my dear friend Allison, The Cookie Fairy. She made the adorable royal-iced cookies and cookie pops (which were absolutely the kids favorites).
In preparation for the party, we asked our guests to bring their i-pads so we could introduce Mickey’s Math World Adventure App. As guests arrived, we downloaded the app and let the kids play and explore! The kids joined Mickey and his pals on a fun-filled Space adventure exploring math concepts within a fully immersive playground of magical experiences. They explored, recognized and identified shapes with Mickey; played with numbers and patterns within Minnie’s Robot Playground and pondered early number concepts with Donald. The kids loved it! We even pull the game up on the big-screen TV for all the kids to see as we played on the i-Pad. The kids found the games very user-friendly and navigated through the app with ease. They jumped from game to game, encouraging each other to try new facets of the app. The whole experience was super magical. It had us all very excited for the release of Mickey’s Magical Arts World in the Apple App Store on February 12, 2015.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.