I'm not a "character party" type of girl but my daughter was in love with Minnie Mouse at the time! I just had to give her the Minnie party she wanted. I tried to avoid commercial Minnie stuff and got creative with red, black, and white. visit my blog for more info (and to see other parties!): http://thetastefulllife.blogspot.com/
chocolate dipped marshmallows, oreo truffles, black forest cookies, french vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cake, minnie mouse oreos
gumball dispensers for everyone, mickey tins filled with gumballs for boys, minnie mouse book and comb/mirror set for girls.
Activities / Games
minnie coloring pages but I forgot to put them out! the kids played in my daughter's room and outside in one of the first snows of the season.
reasonable budget. I spent less than around $75 on decor/dessert and then around $100 on food.
What People Ate
meatballs, taco dip, chicken salad sandwiches, black bean dip, veggies