I feel as if I have been planning Riley’ birthday party since October and it has come and gone. I do have to say that this is the first time I planned and executed everything and it was well worth it. We had a fabulous time with family and friends. We are so thankful for all the people in our lives that absolutely adore our little girl. I say “little girl” because she is no longer my baby (tear!). She is little miss independent if I do say so myself. Riley’s party was inspired by her love of Minnie Mouse. I scoured the internet for inspiration and made some great finds. I used pinterest to keep track of my pictures of inspiration. I also searched youtube for various videos to help with decorating. My greatest triumph was the food, which was definitely what I spent the most time on. I decided on oreo minnies, sugar cookie minnies, caramel apple minnies, minnie cupcakes and cake and zebra caramel pretzels. The cake had me extremely nervous, since it was my first time working with fondant, but it came out great and actually tasted great too. I relied heavily on Michaels and Hobby Lobby for decorations. All of the decorations were handmade by myself and the help of my mom. We made minnie mouse ears, minnie mouse centerpieces, pom poms that hung from the ceiling, a birthday banner, a tutu for Riley’s high chair and Pin the Bow on Minnie Mouse game.
Minnie Mouse Cupcakes
Minnie Mouse Oreos
Minnie Mouse Sugar Cookies
Minnie Mouse Caramel Apples
Riley’s party was well worth the planning and work that went into it. We had a fabulous birthday weekend!