Affordable Mickey Mouse Party

My youngest turned 2 not too long ago and we decided on a Mickey theme for her party. It took me some time to figure out what theme to go with because she’s not at the age where she drools over certain characters and has a fit because she wants the latest and greatest of a certain toy collection. I’m thankful for that, but it created some difficulty when deciding on a party theme.

Then it hit me one morning…

She brought me the remote and said “turn on Mickey Mouse Howhouse” (That’s what she calls it). She does this almost every morning. How could I have not thought of this before? That’s all it took and I began to run with the theme idea. It’s the most fun I’ve  had planning a party in a while.

Sure, she may not remember any of it, but I’ll have pictures to remind her. 😉 I put the entire thing together on a budget. I’m almost always on a budget so most store-bought party items aren’t really an option. Plus, isn’t it always better to have one-of-a-kind things? I think so anyways.

I’ll share my ideas and give you a general idea of what I did. If there are more questions, I may end up doing separate posts for those items. Here we go!

These super simple tissue pom poms cost me a whopping $3! I bought each color separately at different stores in packs of 8 or 10 sheets. The 10-sheet packages make better poms poms, but they are harder to find. For a buck, you can create a nice hanging decoration for above your table!

This could be the decor that I was most proud of. I found much inspiration for ideas on Pinterest and ended up going with this design. I bought the straw wreath at Goodwill and the red ribbon at Walmart for around $1. The black is actually an old t-shirt that I cut up and wrapped around. The buttons were $1.

The ears are circles that I cut out of a cardboard box and covered with more t-shirt. I then pinned them to the wreath.

And of course the little signs are just printed up and taped to scrapbook paper to spiff it all up!

Scrapbook paper and fancy Disney font make a cute little sign as guests exit.

A cardboard box I had on-hand made a great goodie bag container. I just printed up a cute note and attached some Mickeys that I cut out of construction paper!

The flags are simply pieces of cut out scrapbook paper. I punched holes in each of them to run some ribbon through and hung them on top of a table cloth. The big 2 you see is (believe it or not) a 2 that I cut out of cardboard and then glued CUPCAKE WRAPPERS to! Hung with a cute little ribbon over the Mickey treats and it made for a cute party backdrop.

With scrapbook paper, I cut out little Mickey heads and punched holes in them to make Mickey Garland! I hung this all over the house including the chandelier. It doesn’t get any easier (or cheaper!) than that!

No party would be complete without snacks! If you know a lot about Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, than you’ve probably seen them fishing for Gooey Fish. Swedish Fish make great substitutes for those. Using scrapbook paper, I was able to create cute little name signs for all the food.

As a side note- if you haven’t heard of Gooey Fish from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, don’t feel bad. Apparently I know WAY too much about the show! lol

Pigs in a blanket make the perfect Hot Diggity Dogs and snack for hungry kiddos at your Mickey party! Once again, this is a cheap snack that everyone will loves. Especially kids!

I threw some Bugles in a bowl and called them Oh Toodles! Bugles.

Getting a little more creative with the names of the foods, these are Meeska Mouska Marshmallow Treats. AKA Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats. Tasty!

The name of this snack wasn’t as creative, but the popcorn was DE-lish! Birthday Cake popcorn made with actual cake mix. It’s divine and costs pennies to make!

I had only just learned of the PB&J Sushi when I was gathering my menu for this party. I just had to include these. They were a HUGE hit. I found the recipe here. They were so easy, but seemed like they took a lot of work. I love those type of snacks!

These “Minnie” Pizzas were also a big hit. I started making each of them with a big pepperoni and 2 small ones on the top, but it became a little tedious and my time was running thin. I’m glad I opted out of making them all that way. They weren’t around long enough to admire!

I had these super cool milk jugs from a local dairy to put chocolate milk in. We called it Clarabelle’s Moooooooo Milk!

Whowouldathunk (yes, this is totally a word y’all) that grapes could make such a pretty presentation? Skewers did the trick to make these just right for individual servings. Must I say it? They were a hit!

The cupcakes were Cookies ‘N Cream Cupcakes and they were really tasty. Different size Oreos made for cute little Mickey heads as toppers. I hid a Oreo and a dollop of marshmallow cream inside each cupcake, too!

I printed off the little sign and attached it to one of my construction paper Mickey heads. The cupcake holder was $1 at Michael’s. Love that store.

Pluto’s Pineapple Punch was nothing more than Ginger Ale and Pineapple Juice and ice. So easy and tasty at the same time.

Mickey party success! What do you think?

Are you planning a Mickey party soon? I’d love to hear your ideas or suggestions!

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  1. Jennifer Hall says

    I LOVE these decorating ideas. My almost 3 year old loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and I am doing this for her in 2 weeks. Your food ideas are great, too! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂


    I miss Saving with Amy and I don’t get to this site as often as I’d like…I am going to have to make a point of visiting more often!

    What is your secret for the Minnie Pizza’s? We do pizza night every Friday night, the kids look forward to it every week (most of the time we make it at home) and if for some reason we have to skip it (Company, or Holiday, or whatever, they make it known how disappointed they are!) I’d love your recipe (what did you use for crust?) for the Minnie pizzas? Thanks in advance!
    – Beth

  3. What did you make the mini pizza out of?

  4. Natalie Justice says

    I am also wondering what you made the crust of the minnie pizzas out of?

  5. Love all the Mickey Mouse birthday Party ideas. Super inspired for my kids birthday party at the end November. My 1 year old and 3 year old will be celebrating together as their birthdays are 4 days apart. What did you make the minnie mouse pizza crust out of? Thanks 🙂

  6. I love this!! I have been looking for ideas/inspiration for my daughter’s Mickey party in December.. How did you make the two out of cupcake wrappers???

  7. I love the minnie pizzas!!!! How was the crust made? I’ll be doing them for my son’s mickey mouse birthday party. He loves pizza!

  8. Hi I just love to know all the steps you took to put this party together my son is turning 2 an I love everything.Pleeeeaaase help I’ve only got 7 days before his birthday

  9. Hi Tiffany! I am so glad you posted this comment because looking back, apparently I have been absolutely HORRIBLE at responding to the comments! Happy birthday to your little one! So glad there are others who love Mickey too.

    It took me a few days before hand to make all of the little accessories like the title tags for the food. I knew that I could make those in advance. It’s basically about getting creative with the names of what you serve. Like the Oh Toodles! Bugles didn’t require anything but throwing them in a bowl. Hot Diggity Dogs were just pigs in blankets. So easy!

    And because of the demand for the mini pizzas, I WILL be doing a post on those shortly. They were a HIT!

    Good luck with your party and if you think of anything special you’d like me to share, let me know!

    God Bless, Amy

  10. Will you share your birthday cake popcorn recipe? It sounds great!

  11. Hillary! That is a fantastic idea. I will get on that. It is SO good!!

  12. Great looking, inexpensive party ideas!

  13. Fabulous! I’m hosting a #DisneySide party soon & you’ve given me some wonderful ideas! What did you use for the pizza crusts?

  14. How do you put together the pom pom’s

  15. Janette Schneider says

    Hello! I was wondering where did you get the pigs in a blanket? 🙂

    Thank you!

  16. Hi Janette! I made them with those little cocktail weenies and crescent rolls. So easy and always a hit!


  17. This has been the best food tips ive come across through so many mickey parties online! I can easily adapt tips for my sons 2nd birthday thankyou so much!! Xxx

  18. Love! Some really awesome DIY ideas here.

  19. I absolutely love your idea

  20. I love this. How much did the whole party cost you?

  21. I love this idea!! I also saw a toodles pintia on another site!! My daughter who will be two very soon loves the show. All day everyday she yells out “oh toodles!!” She picks up the remote and tries to turn it on!! I’m going to use this cheap idea for her party!

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  24. Hi,
    I was also wondering the mini pizzas were made out of? You never said and I can’t find it anywhere???
    Thanks in advance!

  25. Hi,
    I was also wondering about the mini pizzas. My daughters birthday is coming up and I would love to make the pizza for my kids. Thank you.


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