My little fella loves Mickey Mouse and anything to do with water, especially boats. One day while visiting Paradise Pier at Disneyland’s California Adventure, it hit me! A nautical Mickey Mouse birthday party would be perfect for his 3rd birthday party!
Here are the highlights of his Nautical Mickey Mouse Party!
The Details & Decor:
To set the tone, I started with the invitation utilizing traditional nautical elements with some Mickey Mouse inspired details in red, white, aqua and navy blue. With the nautical theme being trendy right now, it was easy to find decorative items to coordinate. I even found Seagulls to hang overhead for that extra touch. I also reused several elements from past parties in the same color palette to stay within my budget. I handcrafted most of the paper items using my cricut. I also learned how to make paper boats and sailor knots on YouTube. What ever did we do before the internet and YouTube?
I personalized sailor hats for each child and hand painted muslin favor bags with red anchors and filled them with foam boats, whistles, anchor tattoos, bubbles and fish necklaces.
We served grilled salmon and lemon herb chicken, baked potatoes, macaroni and cheese, crab salad, green salad, cheese toast and clam chowder. The dessert tables were filled with candy and cupcakes along with Mickey cake pops, marshmallow cereal treats and cookies made by my friends Jamie and Theresa.
Fun & Games:
Planning a nautical themed birthday party in February calls for flexibility. Weather is very unpredictable this time of year in Southern California, I needed to have a back up plan in case it rained. It rained days before the party and right after, but luckily we had a gorgeous day filled with sunshine. You can read more about the fun and games in Part 2 posted here.
Thank you to all of our closest family and friends who joined the celebration as Liam enjoyed every minute of his big day.
|photo courtesy of Brian Ortega Photography|
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what are the red mickey mouse pops in the section with the boat with the popcorn???
Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Those are Mickey Marshmallow Peeps. I was lucky enough to find them at Christmas time, just in time for his party. I just popped them on a straw. 🙂
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Hi…I was wondering where you purchased the sailboat that had the popcorn and cupcakes in it?? An adorable party 🙂
I think we picked that one up at Hobby Lobby! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
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Hi! Great party and decorations! I was wondering, how did you do (or where you ordered) the cheese crackers bags with the “catch of the day” label.
Thanks in advance!
Hi, this is so strange.. My son is turning two soon, and i was confused beween giving him a nautical theme or a mickey mouse themed party… Im so lucky to have come across such an excellent idea… I wanted to find out where you got the boxes with the achors on them that have the cake pops in them, the oyster pearl tubes and also all the labels you used..
I live all the way in Botswana, Africa.. So i have to plan way in advance incase i need to order things..
Thanking you in advance.
Where found Mickey Mouse nautical printables
Hi, Thank you for visiting. I designed and printed all of the items for my son’s party. 🙂
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Hi Michelle! I have been obsessing over your page since my son was 4 months. His birthday is in November and I am soooo excited to do it just like your son’s (well try lol). Where did you get the lighthouse and the big sailboat? I have been able to find quite a bit but cant seem to find those two things. Thank you!!
Hi Jaymi! I purchased a lot of my decor at hobby lobby and home goods. But I think I may have gotten the sailboat and lighthouse at Shinoda Design Center. Thank you for visiting! 🙂
What a cute birthday party! I love how those rice treats turned out. I especially loved how you thought outside of the box when it came to a mickey party! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
Fantastic party, Michelle! I love all the great details. Thanks for stopping by the #PartyTime link up. Hope you’ll join us again next Tuesday!
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Hi love this theme and would love the same theme for my son’s first birthday since he loves mickey mouse! How long did it take you for everything?
I just love everything about this theme!!! Were everything made by your self?
Also how did you the your son’s name printed with the Disney font? That is super neat!
I am LOVING this party, such a great twist on a nautical party. Fabulous job Michelle!!