Easy Mickey Mouse Party Hats

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Materials:

  • Dollar store party hats
  • Black construction paper or card stock
  • Glue dots
  • Toothpicks
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A can to use as a stencil

The beauty of this is, it’s the easiest thing, ever, to do and kids LOVE THEM! To make these mickey mouse party hats, all I did was add the ears to dollar store party hats. You gotta love that it costs like nothing to make too! For the ears…

  1. Cut out black circles on card stock or construction paper. I was able to use construction paper because of the toothpick later on. However, card stock is much more sturdy. You will need 2-4 circles for each hat (depending on if you care if the back is exposed) I used the bottom of an almond can as a stencil for my circles.
  2. Attach ears to toothpicks, as seen in picture below, with a glue dot. The glue dot should be almost an inch from the edge of the circle. Place toothpicks into the glue dots, making sure you leave enough toothpick to extended over the dot for support.
  3. If you want to cover up your handy work, use a glue dot to secure another black circle on top of the exposed toothpick. (This makes a back.)
  4. Stick ears into hat, the beauty of this is that the toothpicks aren’t long enough to stick the person wearing the hat, BUT they are long enough to make the ears hold.

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DONE! Fun mickey mouse party hats! Was that easy of what? The kids could even help!

Landon’s First Birthday

This post is a week late!  I blame Game of Thrones (the book not the TV series)!  Here is my cutie pie’s first birthday party in pictures!  I will add some tutorials later for the hats, balloon clouds, and how to get sprinkles to stick perfectly to the side of your cake.  The Mickey Mouse theme was so much fun!  (Ignore cookie monster, he was a gift that didn’t need to be wrapped, so he kinda crashed the mickey mouse party!)

THE DETAILS:

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BIRTHDAY FUN:

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CAKE SMASH!

Landon smashing his cake was adorable!  He didn’t know what to do at first.  It’s funny, I tried to take it away and he TOTALLY freaked!  Everyone was like, “he’ll let you know when he’s done.”  They were right!  I wish I would have gotten in on tape!

 

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How to make cupcake toppers


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Cupcake toppers are an easy way to dress up any cupcake. Anyone can simply stick a toothpick in a cupcake. However, it is not always easy to find cupcake toppers that fit your design or theme needs. I am throwing a mickey themed birthday party very soon for my little munchkin and don’t have a lot of time, the day of, to decorate cupcakes. My solution: CUPCAKE TOPPERS! They can be made ahead of time and literally take seconds to place into a cupcake. Here is all the info you need to make them yourself….

  1. Grab your supplies. You can see that I re-use all of the same materials over-and-over. Similar supplies was used in this tutorial.cupcaketoppersupplies
  2. Deconstruct cups. The images I wanted happened to be on a cup. These could be printed off the computer on card stock or punched out of an old book. Wherever you find the images you want.cupcaketoppers6cupcaketoppers7
  3. Punch out the images you want. I used a 1 inch scalloped paper puncher I got from Michaels. They have so many different designs it’s insane!cupcaketoppers8
  4. Punch out colorful backs for your cupcake toppers. (This will hide the toothpick and add more color.)cupcaketoppers9

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  5. Place a glue dot on the back of the image. It should be placed in the top center.cupcaketoppers3 cupcaketoppers5
  6. Sandwich the glue dot, with the cutout for the back. Press firmly so it held together well.cupcaketoppers-front cupcaketoppers-back
  7. Slide the tooth pick in the bottom (this part will still be open). And you’re DONE!!!cupcaketoppers1

The easiest of crafts and quick! What are your tips for decorating cupcakes or cakes quickly?