"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse."
—Walt Disney, Disneyland; October 27, 1954
Mickey Mouse, the talking cartoon mouse and the leader of the Mickey Mouse Club House is a masterpiece creation of Walt Disney. Mickey Mouse is an all-time cartoon superstar for kids. It is safe to assume that there is no kid in any corner of the world who is not familiar with Mickey Mouse. Kids have loved this talking mouse character since 1928, the year in which he first appeared on the silver screen.
Today, Mickey Mouse and his friends are everywhere from syndicated television shows, films, comic books, video games, amusement parks and many toys and merchandises. The massive appeal of Mickey Mouse transcends generations. Which makes him a perfect go-to character when it comes to birthday parties. Parents and children both would love and enjoy a Mickey Mouse birthday party theme.
Enjoy planning your Mickey Mouse birthday party!
Mickey Mouse party invitations featuring Mickey on the card and envelope are readily available in most of the local party supply stores. You can choose the one that best fit your kid’s age. You can also print invitations by downloading them from the Internet. Today there are many websites online that provide printable party invitations that can be customized with your party details.
But if you are keen on designing your own invitation then there are plenty of websites online that provide you with excellent ideas on making party invitations. You can create Mickey Mouse pocket invitations using red and black color craft paper and by making the envelope the shape of Mickey’s face, complete with highlighted ears. You can also make circular invitation cards that fit into the pocket. You can also use the Mickey or Mini fonts to print the messages on the invitation. Click the font below to generate your birthday message in this font.
Birthday party decorations with a Mickey Mouse theme can be in red, yellow, black and white color motif. You can hang banners or garlands in these plain color motif or in combination. Banners can also contain printouts or stickers of Mickey and his friends.
You can use different types of balloons to decorate the birthday venue, such as large foil balloons of Mickey's or Minnie's head, and confetti balloons arranged artfully everywhere.
You can put up posters of Mickey, Minnie and the other Disney club members, or create a mouse backdrop for the party table . Your tableware can also consist of Mickey Mouse paper plates, napkins, and cups, and even the tablecloth could carry the theme.
And don't forget the Mickey Mouse party hats for the kids to wear in the party.
Playing Mickey Mouse music will make kids enjoy the party to the fullest. You can play the much-loved “Hot Dog” song from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV show and even make it part of a game in the program where the the kids are asked to dance. The catchy song will surely encourage the kids to get up and gyrate to the well-loved song.
Prepare the playlist of the Mickey Mouse Club song hits, the classic Mickey Mouse march song, or the disco soundtrack for non-stop party excitement.
Make your party come alive with games and activities that bring Micky Mouse and his friends into the picture. Get the kids busy during the party playing, dancing and doing activities that make them feel as if the coolest mouse on the planet and his gang are playing with them.
Mickey Mouse Board Games and Puzzles
Keep the birthday guests and celebrator occupied with fun and interesting board games, puzzles, matching games, monopoly or scrabble. You can allot a portion of the birthday party program for this, maybe at the start when the guests are just arriving. These games are guaranteed icebreakers and will have them mingling and playing with each other soon enough, Or make a team competition out of these games as part of the main program, where they race to complete the puzzles or win the board games and get a nice reward.
Mickey Mouse Ball Games
Pump up the party with some ball games! You can use any ball that's handy, or purchase from the local store or online. You can use soft or inflatable balls that are safer for kids and friendly to the tableware. Ball games are best played outdoors or in indoor venues with a large playing area.
For birthday venues that are smaller in size, you can still play games that use balls, just choose the activity carefully.
You can have a ball race wherein the kids split into teams and each team member carries the ball with him or her and completes a turn.
Mickey Mouse Scavenger or Treasure Hunt
You can hold a Mickey Mouse scavenger hunt or a treasure hunt where the players will search for the treasure box by getting guidance from the hidden clues.
You can split the kids into two or more teams. A treasure box will be hidden at some place in the party venue and the teams should find the treasure box based on the clue provided in small paper clues. Each clue will lead to the next clue, and so on, and ultimately to the treasure box. Whichever team understands the clues and finds the treasure box will win. Mickey Mouse award ribbons, trophies and certificates can be presented to each team member to reward their participation.
When you're hosting a Mickey Mouse birthday party for children, party favors of the well-loved mouse and his friends will be a a huge hit for them. The birthday party packs can come in various interesting shapes and colors. Your birthday kid would have fun choosing and preparing these goody bags him/herself, days before the party.
The party favor bags can contain many interesting and fun items related to the Mickey Mouse birthday theme. There are endless items to choose from -- ballers, stickers, bookmarks, tiny puzzles, stationery and many more. You can stick to a genderless party pack for each guest, or you can can prepare separate party favor packs for boys and girls.
If you're looking for a birthday gift for someone who loves the Disney character Mickey Mouse, you can choose from a wide selection of items that carry the well-loved mouse in various shapes, form and function.
You can give the birthday celebrator a useful gift such as socks, school supplies, bags, watches, hats and the like. And you'd never run out of these kind of gifts in your local store or online. Mickey Mouse has that level of popularity! You can also go for something fun or interesting, such as age-appropriate toys. Or maybe just something delightful or beautiful, such as stuffed toys, trinkets and decorative items.
Whatever gift you go for, it helps if you know in advance the birthday kid's personal likes and dislike. Remember, it's the thought of giving that really counts.