When my darling son turned 2 we had a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party. It was cute but since then I have started to do more personalized birthdays and not just buying whatever I could find in the stores. After our trip to Walt Disney World, he wanted another Mickey Mouse Birthday. Sounds easy enough right? Sure if I wanted to just repeat his 2nd Birthday but I wanted to do something different.
I ended up landing on the idea of the perfect summer twist on a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party- a Mickey Mouse Luau!
My husband, daughter, and I all have birthdays not in the summer. I have to say this party made me wish I did have a summer birthday. Summer birthday = Pool party! That is so not happening in April when it's pouring out or March when it's most likely still snowing! Ahem anyways back to the party…
There are not any Mickey Mouse Luau invitations in the stores and spending money on custom invites was not a priority. Punchbowl is a website that has partnered with Disney for party invitations. It was my first time using the service but I found it easy and I loved being able to customize for our party. And since they work with Disney the images are perfect and not “off” looking. Oh and they are free.
Every luau needs flowers and leis. I ordered brightly colored Leis, enough for everyone to wear and to decorate with. Mickey, Minnie, and his friends all had their very own lei to make them festive for the event. Tip: Use what you have that coincides with your theme. No need to buy more if you can dress-up your stuff.
I took a few of the extra Hibiscus Mini Beach Balls from the goody bags and threw them in the pool.
You can't have a luau without a grass skirt, or in this case a Tropical Flowered Table Skirt from Oriental Trading. It fit this 8ft long table easily. It does not come with ties, but we just used pieces of the skirt itself to tie around the table legs.
This DIY Mickey Mouse Centerpiece is easy enough to make. All you need is one glass vase, sand, sea shells, fake hibiscus flowers, wooden dowels (a thick one for the base and smaller ones to hold on the ears), 3 styrofoam balls, and black spray paint. Tip: Use 50% off coupons at the craft stores and this won't cost much at all.
Add a little pizazz to the water table with these Hibiscus Flower Print Cups from Oriental Trading. Tip: Save yourself some money and just serve water.
It wouldn't be a party without goody bags. To keep with the luau theme I went with Oriental Trading's brightly colored Sand Pails and packed them with Mickey and Friends fruit crisps, Hibiscus Mini Beach Balls, Leis, Bubbles, Mickey Mouse Stickers, Pinwheels, and Stamps. (There is also a cute “Birthday Clubhouse” banner hanging but thanks to a nice breezy day it is hard to see. No worries I have a better shot further down)
Now on to the food
The color scheme was BRIGHT. Green tablecloth and forks, Yellow Dinner Plates, Red Dessert Plates, orange and pink napkins. Basically the brighter the better!
Minnie Mouse Bow-Tique Pasta is an Italian cold pasta salad. Steam broccoli, add cubes of cheddar cheese (which I forgot- oops), cook pasta according to package and toss with Italian dressing.
I used my Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter on the watermelon to give the fruit salad a little touch of magic!
I downloaded the Mickey Mouse print outs for the goodie pails and these cupcake picks from Homeketeers.
As if we weren't partied out, the next day we hosted a small indoor Mickey Luau for just the family.
Again, I like to use what I have when it comes to decorating. Here you see my son's Clubhouse toy. I added the characters and wrapped a lei on the top- centerpiece done!
Here is a better shot of the Birthday Clubhouse Banner. Works best if you have a flat surface to attach it to!
The Tropical Flowered Table Skirt fit nicely around our kitchen island too! I love this decoration so much I need an excuse to host another luau!
More of the Hibiscus Flower Print Cups and my cute pitcher I got from my trip to Philadelphia.
Surf's Up! Enjoy your luau!
The perks of being an Oriental Trading Blogger allowed me to get the really cool Luau decorations for this party. No other compensation was given and of course opinions as always are my own! This post contains an amazon affiliate link.
Some really cute and creative ideas!!! Loved it!
Oh my goodness. This Mickey Mouse Club House Luau is just too cute! I love it when you can use simple things to create beautiful things. What a party to remember.
Wow, you went all out. That was pretty cool. I especially like the watermelon cut with the Mickey Mouse cookie cutter…very cute.
wow, that’s adorable! we’re planning my baby’s 1st now, it’s a shame I didn’t see this just a little earlier …
What a cute party and I love the watermelon Mickey’s! Pinned a few pics too!
This sounds like so much fun. My kids would be in heaven! I love your $ saving tips, the watermelon, and chicken nugget Mickey’s. So creative!
This is outstanding! My oldest son’s first bday was Mickey Mouse. I wish I’d have thought of the styrofoam ball idea!! Very nice!
This was too cute!
I have shopped with Oriental Trading in the past (actually found many of our wedding items through them too).
We only have 1 summer birthday, but why couldn’t you have your winter parties inside and just really kick up the decorations? Mickey Mouse may not live where it’s snowy but I do! LOL
What an adorable idea! Both my kiddos absolutely love that show!
Oh my goodness, this is soo adorable! I want to have a Mickey Mouse party now. Love it!
Meagan @ I Eat Therefore I Cook
What a lucky kid! These ideas are so ingenious. Love the oreos on the cupcakes especially.
I love the Mickey cut out watermelon! Every little touch is so special! 🙂 Looks like a great day!
I loved the invitations! It was great to have sitting in my inbox to check details! *especially for this paper-frazzled mama*
The party favors were also a big hit for days after with both the 4yo and 1yo! (1yo still wears her lei all over the house!)
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
That is a fun party idea. We would need a LOT more chips and salsa at our party, though 😉
Wow! You went all out! Birthday parties are so much fun!
Super cute. Love the buckets! Also I want a pool!
I actually visited Punchbowl and they have a lot of options. The Party came out great … I like all the personalized touches like the Mickey Mouse Food Cut-Outs 🙂
Love party ideas. Love the watermelon idea.
This looks like so much fun! I love the Mickey Mouse watermelon pieces!
What fun! I am looking for a theme for my dog’s next littermate b-day party and may use this – great idea.
OMG what a cute party. where did you find those Mickey nuggets? Too adorable.
Love that Mickey head centerpiece. Those watermelon Mickey heads are amazing too!
Wow, what a fabulous party. My little ones would have had a blast at that party.
What a fun looking party. That ice cold water made me instantly want to go grab a cup!
Lois Alter Mark
I love everything about this! The Mickey Mouse chicken nuggets and watermelon are especially awesome!
This party turned out absolutely amazing. I love the Mickey centerpiece!
Mama to 5 BLessings
I LOVE Mickey! What a great party! My kids love those Mickey shaped nuggets too!
Brittany @ Clumps of Mascara
Wow! What a fun Mom you are! I love all the different ways that you created Mickey Mouse fun!
This was one of the cutest party themes I have seen! I love the watermelon cutouts and Hibiscus flowers are one of my favorite summer flowers. Like you, I don’t have a summer birthday, mine is in November, so no chance of a pool party ever! I bet your son and the guests loved this!
Awww how cute! My toddler is a huge fan of MMCH and she would truly appreciate me doing this for her too. Maybe next year.
My son is obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! I’m going to need to try to do this party for his third birthday this summer!
Such cute ideas!