In my home there have been a million reasons to break out the balloons & bubbly! Kids finished their first year of school, my birthday & Mother's Day in the same weekend, anniversary, hub's birthday, Father's day...
Wait. I'm not done.
We leave this week for our annual beach trip that falls over my mom's birthday, 4th of July & my boys' birthday.
Ok. You can breathe again.
This post is to start the celebration of my little monsters' third birthday. Where did the time go? Aren't they supposed to be 6 months old? Yet, sometimes I look at them a they look so much older than 3. Or maybe I'm just feeling that much older?
I decided to go into this year with a "less is more" kind of mentality ~ i.e. No big party on the beach (at least I haven't planned on it, yet). But, we are having one big Mickey Mouse Milk & Cookies themed party at our house after the beach celebrating simmers down.
I have ordered a darling cake and themed cookies. I am making a shit ton of cookies, vintage milk bottles with paper straws, super huge balloons, banners, a bounce house, scavenger hunt.... and hot dogs of course, because you can't have a Mickey party without them.
I have it all planned out ~ in my mind. I know the week after we get home from the beach I will be a hot mess scrambling to get everything just. right. But at least the invitations are out!
For the invitations I wanted something that I had never seen before. I wanted it to be a wow factor & keep your attention. And of course make them all myself. I like to get my hands dirty & do everything. This is a love/hate relationship I have going!
I finally broke down & purchased a Cricut die~cutting machine. Thank the universe I did! It has saved me so much time. It cut the circles, the letters for the banner, Mickey silhouettes... it's amazing!
I found the font for free online & went to town creating my own verbiage. I used a 5 3/4 inch envelope as my guideline & guesstimated on how big to cut the ears. Each ear is set in place using a brad. And on each ear you'll find your necessary information such as when, where, RSVP & other info about the party.
I had a great time creating these invitations & have received some amazing feedback from unexpected fans/guests! Let me know what you think.
I will absolutely post more on my adventures creating the perfect Mickey Mouse party & will give y'all all the details.
Have a wonderful 4th!!!
**All images, ideas & creations belong to me. If you'd like to share these invitations, please do! Just kindly give credit where credit is due**