Having both my kids born in December, it was quite practical to have a Unisex theme birthday for both of them than have it separately and invite same sets of guests 2 weeks apart.
It was a fun journey making the party with Kimi... It was also a good way to build up her excitement towards the date of the party...
For the Invites, we decided to do it handmade just to make it more personal. We bought foam sheets in red and black, made a template of the Mickey ears in black, the pouch in red and the button? we made use of the cardstock and just punch out mickey ears to complete the look. These invites are now available on my site.
We made a few of these invites for our close friends and those with kids.
We also made another kind of invites which we handed to those we seldom see. You see, one year birthdays are a big celebration in our culture so this was considered a big party for a kid. This was also a practical way since most of these invites were sent via snail mail.
I love how these envelopes imitates the dots in Minnie's bow. We close each envelopes with a small Mickey cardstock.
I believe that the invitations are the first impression to a party
* The Menu
We catered for the event just so to take the pressure off our hands, we made sure to list down all the dishes and put them at the start of the buffet table just to brief each guests and add a whimsical element as well.
* Cutlery need not be boring...
These cute napkin ring holders also goes with the menu at the front of the buffet and makes a good conversation piece for the guest while they are lining up to get their foods.
* Quench your thirst with this colorful water bottles
We also made some Water bottle labels to compliment our theme. I guess the water bottle label was so attractive that the pop got left behind because the guests preferred to drink water instead. We had to keep on replenishing the water.
* Kenzo's Birthday Cupcake
I got a friend of mine to do the cupcake cake for us. She did a wonderful job and the cupcake was really good too...
* Mickey Pinata
* Loot Bags for the Kiddos
Loot bags must also be attractive and I wanted something transparent so that they can see all the Disney loots they are going to take home after the party.
* Some Ferreros for the Adults who has a sweet tooth
We also made something sweet for the adult. Ferrero Rocher free for picking and a basket with characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse which also doubles as a decor for the table.
* Candy Pie wedge for Adults to take home
We didn't end up with just the Ferreros, we also made some transparent candy wedge with Candy toppers for guests to take home as a thank you gift.
We rented a cotton candy machine specially for the party, we made a sign to complement the rest of the party.
* The Sign for Kimi's Cotton Candy Station
All the printed materials and Ferrero basket toppers may be ordered
* Balloon Centerpieces for each tables
* Mickey Head Balloons
* Minnie Head Balloons
* Birthday Girl with the Life size Mickey and Minnie
* Birthday Girl Kimi and Minnie Mouse
* Clownn and Balloonist
* Birthday Boy Kenzo
Printables: Busy Bee Creates Etsy
Cupcake/ Cake: Gyneth Young
Photo Credits: Stevenson Dy
Candy Pie Wedge/ Transparent Pails: Oriental Trading
Boy Ensemble: Sears