Minnie Mickey Mouse Birthday Party Decorations, Cake, Ears & More

I have had so many requests for this post, it is embarrassing how long it has taken me to post it. My daughter’s second birthday party was Minnie Mouse, and I searched everywhere for ears for the guests to wear. When I wasn’t able to find anything that was both cute and affordable, I decided to make my own. I posted my Minnie/Mickey Mouse Ears Tutorial, and the response has been tremendous. I am so proud of all the moms who have been inspired to make ears for their little Minnie or Mickey Mouse birthdays and Halloween costumes! But the moms want to know what else I did… So more than a year after posting my Minnie Mouse Ears tutorial, here are more pictures from the party and decorations I made. Enjoy!

My party theme was Minnie Mouse, specifically Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie Mouse, with pink and white polka dots, but all of my decorations could easily be made with the classic red and white or Mickey Mouse.

Having a Mickey Mouse party? Check out my Mickey Mouse party and get Mickey Mouse party ideas and a free cupcake topper printable here

The first step to a great party is the perfect invitation. Guests knew Minnie Mouse would rule the day the moment they opened the invitation. I searched high and low for the pink and white paper. I even put out a plea on Facebook, and a friend in Tennessee found the paper at Hobby Lobby and bought me every sheet in stock.

The mouse head shape and bow were created with the Disney Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge. If you don’t have a Cricut, they could be hand cut, but man does the Cricut make it quick work. I downloaded the Walt Disney font (for free) online – just Google it. You can’t tell from the picture, but I also used dimensional tape when I assembled the invites so they are 3D.

Minnie Mouse Invitation

What’s a birthday without a birthday cake (or cupcakes). Baking is the one “project” I can’t take credit for. If I made it, no one would have eaten it. But luckily I have an amazing baker friend who took my invitation, and turned it into a cake. Not only was the cake ADORABLE, it was to-die-for yummy carrot cake (a family favorite).

Minnie Mouse Cake

The cupcakes were made by another friend because my daughter loves cupcakes, and I wasn’t sure the kids would love carrot cake as much as my family does. Plus, I had this great idea to decorate the cupcakes, so we had two deserts. (Cupcake toppers were also made with my Cricut, a bit of hot glue and lollipop sticks – found in the food section of craft stores. If you don’t have a Cricut, you can also use a Mickey Mouse punch and just add pink ribbon for the bows – I have this medium punch and large punch too.)

Minnie Mouse Cupcake Toppers

Minnie Mouse Cake and Cupcakes

More about the food… I found these Mickey Mouse head chicken nuggets by Kirkland at Costco. They are all white meat and made with whole grains, and for frozen nuggets, pretty tasty. The kids loved them! I also bought Organic, Winnie the Pooh Disney animal crackers – not Minnie, but as close as I could find. You can also make cookies from Mouse Body Parts Cookie Cutters or these Wilton Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutters. If you can’t find the nuggets, a PB&J sandwich will look even cuter cut out of this Mickey Mouse sandwich cutter.  

Mickey Minnie Mouse Chicken Nuggets

I used store-bought Minnie Mouse paper plates and napkins, but to try to be more green I purchased the reusable Minnie Mouse cups for the kids. (The cups were also part of the take home goodies. Tons were left behind, so we actually have a full set for the kids to use here.) There are tons of Minnie Mouse party supplies available – plates, cups, napkins, decorations and even goodies.

Minnie Mouse Cups

The tables were decorated with confetti created with a small Mickey Mouse punch, the cupcake toppers with playdough stands and pictures of K at Disney.

Minnie Mouse Party Decorations

For K’s first birthday, I purchased 1-9 cookie cutters. I don’t bake, but I do love to use them as a stencil for crafts. I cut out “2”s and hung them from the trees out front, the chandlers and door knobs and even taped some to the bathroom mirrors. (Notice the banner in the background? I made that for K’s first birthday. For her first birthday it had cupcakes separating the words, and each year I just swap out the characters for the new theme. It hangs the length of two sliding glass doors – like +20 feet – so I don’t have any great pictures of it.)

Minnie Mouse Decorations

And, of course, no party is complete without goodie bags! The bags turned out so cute, if I do say so myself. Again, they were made with my Cricut machine, and then I just printed the kids names out on white paper, cut out the name circles and glued them to the heads. Then (and here is where my cleverness paid off) I used rubber cement to attach the heads to the bags. Using rubber cement allowed the moms to carefully and cleaning peel the Minnie/Mickey heads off the bags. I told the moms (via a note in the bags) that the names were made to be hung on the kids’ doors, and more than a year and half later several of the kids STILL have their Minnie/Mickey names hanging on their doors (including K, of course). The kids loved it, and the moms did too!

Inside the goodie bags were small Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Minnie/Daisy) coloring books that I picked up at Walgreens around Valentine’s day 2 for $1; Minnie Mouse bowls from the Disney Store, picked up on clearance for $1.50 each (the boys got CARS); and Minnie/Mickey and friends stickers.

Minnie Mickey Mouse Goodie Bags

Goodie Bag Note

Of course, the highlight of the party were the Minnie/Mickey Mouse ears. Read my tutorial to make your own.

Minnie Mickey Mouse Ears


  1. You have been such a BIG help! Your tutorial is super easy to understand! I am making my own Halloween costume this year and I obviously chose Minnie Mouse. Thank goodness for Pinterest and I am sooo glad I found your tutorial on there. You’re amazing!

  2. My daughter is turning 2 in about 5 weeks and she is having a Minnie Mouse party too. I’m going to try to make the ears that you posted , the invations and the goody bags, but I cannot find any paper that is pink with white poka dots. What do you suggest that I do?

    • I looked everywhere for the paper. A friend in another state ended up finding it at Hobby Lobby (I think) and sending it to me. You could always make your own by either printing it or stamping white dots on it… Good luck.

  3. Can u make a tutorial for the invitation pls. that’s so created. I’m having a 1st bday party for my daughter & I’m tryna make invitation & I came to this beautiful idea. 🙂

    • Awe thanks so much. It is on my to-do list to make a tutorial for the invite, but my to-do list is a mile long! Maybe someday! Happy birthday to your little one.

  4. Candy Catanzaro says:

    This is awesome! so kind of you to share

  5. So glad I found this! Daughter wants a Mickey and Minnie bday and I thought I’d try to do some invites, etc on my own. I don’t own a Cricut (yet…) so I ‘deconstructed’ your beautiful invite and am making it with card stock and pink polka dot felt from Hobby Lobby! Couldn’t find dimensional tape, so using glue dots instead. Going to try to figure out the shape of Mickey’s feet to do in yellow felt for the Mickey invites as I’m sending out Mickey to the ‘guys’ and Minnie ones to the ‘girls’. If I don’t run out of time I want to tackle your ears. Such fun! Thanks again, this is so so helpful!

  6. Kimyona M says:

    Hi, I was just curious what type of activities did you do with the kids?

    • The kids were only 2, so I did not do any activities for this party. I basically just set out all of the toys and let the kids play.

  7. Kimyona M says:

    I also want to say you should really consider going into business for yourself. You have great talent in craft, in which by the numerous comments you have received, shows how much interest from others you bring. Great job with everything, your very inspiring. Believe it or not you have truly helped me, for I was torn between decorations for my babies first b-day. I knew i wanted MINNIE, just wasn’t sure what I wanted to go with, but after seeing your website I now have a FINAL decision. Thanks a bunch!!!

  8. Great ideas. I am not a ‘crafty-sie’ person, but these seem pretty easy. The tricky part would be getting all of the names of the people attending the party! My 2nd daughter will be 2 in February so I will have to keep this in mind. We want something simple with just people coming to the house and I really like Minnie. Also, I love the Micky Mouse nuggets from Kirklands and Costco, too, they really do make them great and just throw in microwave or in the stove for a little bit. Thanks for the ideas!

  9. amy camarillo says:

    i like all toyr ornaments they are really pretty and i think you should be a party designer

  10. Davina Williams says:

    Do you make this for parties?? Please email me.

  11. Oh!my!you are so creativ:-) my daughter turn 3 next year .i want minnie to her birthday.im searching how to make minnie headband and i found yours.im gonna try to make.how did you make your banner.kindly give me idea plssss.how i wish i can make also your invitation.im planning to make 30pcs.headband .how much inch.i need all to black felt.

  12. Charity Joy says:

    Very clever!! I’m hosting a party for my two year old niece, which of course is a Minnie mouse theme. Thank you for posting the tutorial.

  13. Soo cute I made them for a costume it took around 15 min but it was worth it

  14. Jennifer Piedra says:

    Hi Jen, thank you so much for this tutorial on the Minnie Mouse ears and for the pattern. The first time I found you was December 2012 when I made 18 Mickey or Minnie ears for a friend. She and her husband surprised their entire family on Christmas morning by telling them they were taking them to Disneyworld. The pair of ears for every family member were a clue to the surprise.

    This week I have made another 18 Minnie/ Minnie headbands for my nieces birthday tomorrow. ..she is turning three. I am so glad your tutorial was still here. Thanks a bunch for sharing and all your decorating tips too.

    • Oh my gosh! I love that you came back 2 years later to make them again!!! This makes me so happy 🙂


    • The 3 tiered one was my moms — from like the 70s. It was pea green when she gave it to me, but a good coat of black spray paint and it is my favorite! The 2 tier platter is from Crate and Barrel. It was a wedding gift 10 years ago. Sorry, I know that isn’t much help.

  16. Everything came out great!! Your pictures have been very helpful. I was wondering if you knew what size cake pans were used for each part of the cake?

    • Hi Alexis 1/2 sheet pan (11×15) was used for the main cake, a 6″ round for the head, and a 4″ for the ears. Have fun!

  17. The cake is adorable! What size cake pans did you use?

    • HI Mary – 1/2 sheet pan (11×15) was used for the main cake, a 6″ round for the head, and a 4″ for the ears. Have fun!


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