When my oldest son turned 8 this year he didn’t want a big part but rather to go to Orlando and stay in a Disney hotel so he could see the nightly fireworks. I honored his request by putting together an intimate little celebration for our family only and celebrated the weekend fun to come by creating a Mickey Mouse inspired gluten free birthday party.
I’m almost ashamed to admit that I really didn’t have to do much shopping to put this party together in a couple of days. I guess when you craft a lot and throw lots of parties you have a pretty good stash of leftover supplies. One of my favorite investments my Silhouette Cameo cutter came in handy for sure! I bought these Dollar Tree drink cups for a $1 each and cut a Mickey Mouse shape using my vinyl cutter to adhere to the cups. Super cute and practical because the boys would need it to drink from while in Orlando in the Florida heat! I did the same with the goodie bags and added some DIY twine poms that I made using my The Twinery twine!
Ok so clearly I am not a cake pop artist but for a first attempt they were not to bad. If you squint your eyes just right they look amazing! They were chocolate and gluten free and vegan. The boys loved them! I already had the striped tablecloth as well as the red buckets.
The boys already had the Mickey Mouse stuffed animal and I just purchased a red bucket which I again embellished in vinyl, plus a few Mickey Mouse puzzles for favors. I already had the cute black and white striped paper straws, of course.
I always keep a healthy (ahem) supply of baking cups, these red striped ones were perfect! I added some red gumballs from my stash and found these vintage look Mickey rings at my baking supply store for just 3 for $1, score!
My seemingly lifetime supply of vintage style popcorn boxes did not go to waste here. They are filled with my boys favorite corn puffs and topped with a cute Mickey pick also found at my baking supply store.
Simple yellow balloons where tied together using a black construction cutout of Mickey’s Silhouette.
Push Up pop containers filled with gluten free duck Qwackers which taste absolutely amazing and are clearly the snack of choice at my house. For the backdrop I had some black and white striped crepe paper from a while ago that matched the decor nicely.
Here’s the entire party table. I think it turned out pretty darn cute for a quick simple party. As you can see from the picture below, the birthday boy was thrilled.
The one request for this little party was that I bake a Mickey Mouse cake. It had to be gluten free and dairy free due to my son’s allergies and it turned out pretty darn cute (if I do say so myself)!
I usually share some pretty elaborate parties on here. I wanted to show you that you can also make a beautiful party without having to spend a lot of money, just using a few creative touches to carry out your theme. This Mickey Mouse inspired gluten free birthday party is a great example of that.