Mickey Mouse First Birthday Ideas

Oh, boy! We hope you’re all ears, because we have 8 awesome ideas for throwing a Mickey Mouse themed first birthday party. Get tips and tricks for creating the perfect backdrop for smash cake pictures, making adorable Mickey cupcakes, and more ways to make your little one feel like the big cheese!

Idea 1: We’re huge fans of this high chair backdrop!

First birthdays are a once-in-a-lifetime milestone, which means you’ll need lots of pictures! Create a vibrant backdrop for your little one’s high chair using colorful paper fans. Start with glitter chevron and dot fans in red, blue and yellow, then layer mini fans in opposing colors on top for visual interest. Create paper Mickey heads using black mini fans and circles from a pack of black polka dot string decorations. To make it extra adorable, add yellow stars and Mickey cutouts from a room decorating kit.

Idea 2: Decorate a high chair for the leader of the club!

It’s your little mouseketeer’s big day, so make his high chair sweet and special. Start with a high chair decorating kit, which includes a pennant banner and Mickey floor mat for easy cleanup after the cake is smashed. Hang white streamers from the high chair tray, and finish by attach blue Mickey cutouts and yellow stars from a room decorating kit.

Idea 3: It’s all about the smash cake!

Smash cakes are a first birthday tradition! The little mouse of honor should have a cake all to himself, no fork required. To make sure your cake is simple and “smashable”, opt for buttercream over fondant and avoid dark food dye, which may stain skin. To match your theme, use a large number 1 candle that can be removed when it’s time to get messy.

Idea 4: First birthday trend alert: Mickey Mouse

Classic characters are a favorite first birthday theme, because parents love them too! You can’t get more classic than Disney’s first iconic character, so get a little help from Mickey Mouse to celebrate your baby’s big day.

Idea 5: Serve milk in cute bottles!

After all the cakes and party sweets, guests will think a tall glass of milk is in order. To make simple milk bottles match your Mickey theme, attach cutouts to the outside using double-sided tape. Pop in matching striped straws to finish the trendy look.

Idea 6: Adorable and easy DIY Mickey cupcakes

These crazy-cute cupcakes are deceptively easy. Make or buy chocolate cupcakes in polka-dot wrappers (to match Mickey’s familiar red pants) and frost in white. The Mickey ears are actually mini chocolate sandwich cookies! Gently press two into each cupcake.

Idea 7: Tips for an awesome tiered Mickey cake!

Your little guy’s smash cake is taken care of, but what do you serve your guests? To make a big impression, build a three-tiered Mickey Mouse cake using fondant, yellow Sixlets, and a glittery blue candle. Make the ears out of fondant or gum paste, inserting toothpicks or craft sticks before drying. Press these into the top tier of your cake on either side of your candle. Absolutely magical!

Idea 8: Come inside, it’s fun inside!

Set up a gift table near the entrance, so guests know exactly where to put their presents as they come in. Create a cute custom look by hanging a cheerful banner and Mickey cutouts, a first birthday garland and a giant Mickey balloon.