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This party was for my 5 year old! He had a choice between a Pirate theme or Mickey Mouse, so he chose Mickey! I absolutely love Mickey Mouse, but I wanted to include the girls invited to the party, so I incorporated Minnie as well. I handcrafted the centerpieces on the tables, I created all of my labels and signs, and I made my own balloon stands and columns (first time try)! I love a good challenge!

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Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Chicken wings, mac n cheese, spaghetti

  • What People Drank

    Party punch

  • Best Moment

    When my husband surprised us with the go cart for the birthday boy. He came from Illinois to Michigan with the go cart on the back of his pick up truck!

  • Funniest Moment

    My one year old nephew riding the pony!

  • Most Touching Moment

    All of the family being there and celebrating together! Everyone really enjoyed themselves!

  • Best Dressed

    Birthday Boy of course!

  • Desserts

    Banana pudding parfaits, mini cupcakes, chips, mickey shaped cookies

  • Party Favors

    Candy buffet, mickey and Minnie mouse favor bags.

  • Activities / Games

    Bounce house, pony ride, and go cart ride!

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14 comments

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    Kim J wrote:

    how did you make it?

  • Cyndi P

    Cyndi P wrote:

    I built the stand with a 10 ft PVC pipe, which I had Home Depot cut in half. They also had a piece of shelving wood that was 11x48 inches for only $2!! I had them cut two 12 inch pieces from it to use as my base. To connect the PVC pipe and 11x12 inch base, I purchased a 1/2 inch floor flange (screw into the base board with 1/2 inch wood screws), I used a 1/2 inch PVC adapter to screw into the floor flange, then I twisted the pvc pipe into the adapter, and viola! I also used a pvc cap to go on the cut end of the pipe, which is the top of the stand. That will prevent the jagged edges from popping the balloons. Tie two groups of balloons together, then twist them together with another set of two, making a group of four. I just grabbed 2 balloons, spread them open and pushed them onto the pole, without twisting them onto the pole, like most people do. I didn't want them to pop. They actually stayed in place as you see. You can go to You Tube to see how it's done! For the topper (Mickey), that is the only one filled with helium, so it can float. It is attached to a ribbon, which you will just wrap around the first couple of layers of balloons to hold it in place. Make sure you place the balloon down far enough to hide the top of the piping and just wrap the ribbon around the balloons to secure it in place!!!!

  • Cyndi P

    Cyndi P wrote:

    BTW, I used a total of 40 balloons. There are 8 row of 4 each, 1 row of 3 (larger polka dot balloons) and the Mickey Mouse topper!

  • Cyndi P

    Cyndi P wrote:

    Oops, meant 9 rows of 4 each! Sorry!

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    Tonya J wrote:

    good job awesome party

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    Tonya J wrote:

    CYNDI WAHT SIZE PVC PIPE DID YOU USE

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    Tonya J wrote:

    WAS SIZE PVC PIPE DID YOU USE PLEASE

  • Cyndi P

    Cyndi P wrote:

    Thank you Tonya J, glad you like the party! I have details listed below for instructions on how I built my stands. I used 10 ft PVC pipe, which I had cut into two 5 ft pieces!!! Good Luck building yours!!!! Way easy!!!

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    Tonya J wrote:

  • Brenda M

    Brenda M wrote:

    Can you please tell me what is that black ploka dot you put on the table? Thank you!

  • Cyndi P

    Cyndi P wrote:

    @Brenda, wrapping paper! Cool, huh?

  • Cyndi P

    Cyndi P wrote:

    @Brenda, the backdrop polka dots are fabric!!!

  • Shondria  H

    Shondria H wrote:

    Love the centerpiece's nice party!!

  • Cyndi P

    Cyndi P wrote:

    Thank you Shondria! I design & create my own centerpieces! I am a Party Planner and Stylist!!!

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