Minnie Mouse First Birthday Ideas

Tee-hee! Show everyone it’s fun to be one with a darling Minnie Mouse first birthday party with pretty colors and charming details. Learn how to decorate her high chair for the perfect photo op, make the perfect smash cake, and DIY some Minnie-inspired touches that everyone will remember. We’ll show you how to wrap up your little one’s first birthday party in a pretty pink bow!

Idea 1: What could be cuter than a fan-tastic backdrop?

High chair decorations are all the rage for aww-worthy first birthday photos, and we like to bring them to the next level with a fan backdrop. Layer glitter chevron and dot fans in pink and Caribbean blue, then add a Minnie cutout and garland icons from a room decorating kit. Inflate pink polka dot and confetti balloons, and tie them to balloon weights with different ribbon lengths to create a balloon arc. Fan hanging tip: tape a 6-inch loop of clear fishing line to the fan and tape to the wall with clear packing tape, or hang from Command hooks.

Idea 2: A special birthday high chair Minnie would love!

For a signature Minnie Mouse look, it’s all about the bows and polka dots. Attach a pink satin and mesh ruffle high chair skirt to the high chair tray, and then add strips of pink and white polka dot streamers. Finish off with a mini blue fan and a paper Minnie cutout.

Idea 3: Create bow-loons Minnie would love!

Minnie Mouse loves to rock the dots, so add a touch of frilly fun to your party decorations! Inflate a transparent and pink dot balloon and attach to a white ribbon. Tie on a pop of pink tulle, and top off the look with a small Minnie cutout. How nice!

Idea 4: Keep your smash cake simple

A petite buttercream-frosted store bought cake is soft and inviting, so she can easily dig right in and smash! Top it off with a sparkly pink number one candle for a sweet and memorable photo op. This one-derfully simple cake won’t take any attention away from the star of the day, your little one!

Idea 5: Think pink, and go for the bows!

Yoo-hoo! Minnie Mouse is all ready to help you throw a first birthday party as fun as it is adorable. All you need is a dollop of dots on…pretty much everything! Start with an easy decorating kit, or pick and choose your favorite items to go with your own creative DIYs. Your little mini-me will adore a party featuring her favorite Disney character.

Idea 6: Can’t choose between cake and cupcakes? Serve both!

Take this idea to a bakery or get creative at home! For a Minnie Mouse first birthday we love these fondant custom details like ruffles, Minnie icons, polka dots and a big bow on top. For the guests, precious Minnie cupcakes are a snap. Make or buy vanilla cupcakes in polka-dot wrappers and frost in white. The little Minnie ears are miniature chocolate sandwich cookies! For bows, use easy sugar decorations with a dot of frosting, or craft custom bows out of fondant if you feel like making it a next-level celebration.

Idea 7: Learn how to make tasty and simple marshmallow treats!

Cut a small slit into each marshmallow, and press a striped straw in, about halfway through. Freeze for 5-10 minutes for the marshmallow to better adhere to the straw. Melt white or pink Candy Melts using a microwave or fondue pot. Dip each marshmallow halfway in, letting excess drip off, and then sprinkle with pink sugar sprinkles. Attach easy sugar deco bows with a dot of frosting, or craft mini bows out of fondant. Simple and sweet!

Idea 8: Wrap up mousekatools in perfect pink bows!

Whether you’re serving up lunch, dinner or birthday cake, your hungry guests will love this adorable way to present their cutlery! Bunch together black utensils, then add a pink polka-dot napkin creased to look like a bow. Tie all of these together with a small piece of ribbon, and cover with a smiling Minnie cutout. Our favorite bow-wearing mouse would love this fashionable take on a cutlery wrapper.