Mickey and Minnie Anniversary Party {Guest Feature}

Mickey & Minnie Anniversary party by In Flight Celebrations

I probably shouldn’t admit this here….but here goes: I’m not a big fan of “character” parties {don’t hate me!}. I think it’s a little bit of the rebel in me, and the over emphasis on commercialism in our society, but I much prefer generic themes over licensed characters. That being said, I fell in love with THIS particular submission by Mayra of In Flight Celebrations, which is absolutely character driven!!

Mayra designed this Mickey & Minnie Anniversary party with a truly unique color palette and twist on the classic figures, by adding gold & glitter, and modern chevron prints. The idea behind the theme was to commemorate her and hubby’s first date to Disney. There are a few sentimental details, which you can read below, and inspiration for any “non character” party {wink} you might want to throw too.

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There are so many darling details on the dessert table, from the amazing cake to the painted slate coaster ‘signs’. The pastel colors are so pretty too, with a fantastic mix of patterns to keep the eye moving.

Not to be outdone, the dining table is set with an equal amount of creativity and detail {I love the “bowtie” napkins which echo the bow in Minnie’s hair}.

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From Mayra: “To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, I styled a Mickey and Minnie Party to honor our first date at Disney. I wanted to change the usual color palette to something more pastel and I created that by mixing in peach tones, which happened to be our Wedding color, with yellows and mint and light blue. The result was lovely and I was excited to see Mickey and Minnie in a bright new light!

Background silhouettes, hanging banner, runner and tablecloth were created by mixing shades of scrapbook decor and wrapping paper. The cupcake toppers and cake pops bring out Mickey shapes and colors in different patterns and even the castle and churros can be seen on the toppers which are forever icons of the theme. For the cookies and cake we have a more romantic look with roses and hearts and tiered cookie “cakes”.

Things that I crafted for this party and had fun with are the chalkboard labels made with chalkboard painted coasters. I used regular black chalkboard coasters from Michael’s and painted them with Martha Stewart Craft’s Chalkboard Paint. I used a chalk marker to write on them for a more defined look. The metallic gold Mickey and Minnie figures from Dollar Tree, as well as the larger Mickey and Minnie {which I found on our latest trip to Disney} were also spray painted in the colors desired. A wreath was also painted and I used flowers and glittered gold paper to decorate it.”

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I’m not saying I’m converted, but I can certainly appreciate the sentiment behind the theme here, and love seeing Mickey & Minnie in a new light.  Kudos to Mayra for this fresh design!

 

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. LOVE this!! So pretty and the colors are awesome – especially the glittery gold touches. Great job!! Side note: I hear you on the character parties (we’ve had Elmo, Curious George and Disney Princess in a row now haha) but that’s what my daughter wants. I can’t help it – I think the kids should pick out their own party themes but that’s just my two cents :) Hope you’re getting settled in your new home and loving it! :)

    • We’re working on it, Michelle. So much shopping to do…so little time! We LOVE the new house & hood though.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring our very special party! I had so much fun working with these colors!

  3. Wow, this is stunning! The cake and those golden figurines are darling!

  4. So pretty–love the details and the color scheme!

  5. I completely agree with you on character parties!! I guess I’m lucky that the only “character” party my son ever asked me to have was an Elvis Presley party. Both my boys didn’t watch TV until they turned 2, I guess that helped.. But back to this wonderfully styled Mickey & Minnie party – it rocks! I think if you are going to have a character party, you should use your creativity and think outside of the box, while still representing the theme/concept in some details. And Mayra just nailed it :-) Congratulations!!

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