January 8, 2012

Claire’s Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

We celebrated Claire’s 3rd birthday on Saturday. I ran out of time, so I was missing some of the decorations I had planned… like the water bottle labels and food labels. But oh well. I still pulled it off– even if I was in jeggings and a tank top and decorating cupcakes when people started showing up.

The wreath… well worth the full days worth of work, I think!


The banner.. I didn’t get a picture once all the food was set out. 

Thank goodness I got a picture of these and the cake. These ended up falling during Claire opening her presents and breaking the 3 off the cake. So sad. 

Cupcakes.. not as decorated as I would have liked. Oh well.








In case you weren’t sure who Becca was that I always talk about– she’s my second husband and my personal stylist. (and of course a sleeping baby Avery) 

Claire thoroughly enjoyed her 3rd birthday party… I thought it was a hit and my best party yet! Even if my time management skills were lacking. I’ll blame it on UPS and my husband working until noon. :)


Leave a comment to Claire’s Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

  1. Great job! Come do my parties anytime :)

  2. Awesome Job!! I wish I had an ounce of the creativity that you do! Claire Bear is a lucky little girl to have you as her mommy!

  3. Such a great job! I can’t wait to have a little one (ok wait until after the wedding and maybe a year, hehe) so I can plan fun parties like that!! I am sure Claire had a blast.

  4. So so so cute! I am totally stealing some of your ideas. Avery is obsessed with Minnie! Happy birthday Claire!

  5. Great party! Happy Birthday Claire! I can’t believe it has been 3 years. I still remember when she and Haddon had their first dinner together at St. Vincent’s :). You are a great mom.

  6. Your Minnie Mouse ribbon wreath is fantastic! How did you do the ears? I’d say it was well worth the days work too! :)

  7. I just wanted to say hi, Rachel– I’m your newest follower :-) The party looks amazing and a TON of FUN!!

  8. The party details are soooo cute!!!! Erica

  9. Fantastic Job! I love it all! You are awesome!

  10. You have two very lucky little girls. What a party! You really left no tile unturned. I hope they realize what a special mom they have. And you look fabulous, by the way!

  11. I absolutely LOVE all that you did for your daughters birthday party! What a FANTASTIC job. Do you have a tutorial on the ribbon wreath??? I would love to make one for my son’s 1st birthday party – Mickey Mouse theme. :) THANKS! ~Yvonne

  12. I love that ribbon wreath! I was wondering if you had a tutorial for it? Thank you, Chelsie

  13. I was wondering if you had directions for the wreath. My boss would love it and would make a great birthday present.

  14. Would you mind harin how to make the wreath? I made a similar one for christmas but used already made garland but this idea is amazing!!!!

  15. Great post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful info specially the closing phase :) I handle such information a lot. I used to be looking for this certain information for a very lengthy time. Thank you and best of luck.

  16. The wreath is LOVELY! I am so inspired I’d like to make one right now but don’t have an occasion right now…that I can think of. What did you use as the base of the wreath?

  17. […] Mickey Mouse wreath (below) I came across when searching for party ideas.  This wreath is from Running Backwards in High Heels, made by Rachel, and is absolutely fabulous!  I love the mix of colors (white, black with both […]

  18. Hi Rachel, I made a Minnie Mouse wreath and got so much inspiration from your cute one! Here’s a photo. Thank you for the GREAT idea! Yours is the best out there.


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