Oh Two-dles!

January 13, 2024

I went back and forth on what I wanted to do for Harrison’s second birthday. It was a toss-up between “Oh Two-dles” and “TWO Infinity and Beyond”. We went with Mickey Mouse because he was more into Mickey at that time. He is more into Toy Story now, so that may be a theme later on down the road! (The invitation is from Etsy)

This was one of my favorite parties to host. I loved the location and the set-up was minimal which made for a stress-free party. We had it at our local play place, Playbox. When I booked the party I didn’t know they had a private party room. So I just booked a regular party space which is out in the open but blocked off for our specific party. I 100% recommend this option because we could sit at our party tables and also keep an eye on our kids without being secluded in a private room.

The weird thing is that they have these abnormally shaped corkboards to hang your decorations on. Normal banners from Amazon do not fit these corkboards so I had to think of something simple that would cover the whole board. I knew I did not want to do balloons. They are not my fav decor piece so I was trying to think of alternatives. I randomly thought of paper fans and my idea miraculously came to life!

I knew that I couldn’t pin the fan up when I got there on the day of the party because that would take forever. So, I decided to get six poster boards and lay them on to match the size of the cork boards. Then I hot glued the fans onto the poster boards and I made sure all boards were covered. I did not glue the poster boards together because I wanted to keep all 6 seperated to make it easier to transport to the party venue. I numbered the poster boards so I knew which poster board went where once I hung them up on the cork boards. It literally fit like a puzzle.

I added the gold foil balloons to spell out the theme name. After that, the decor was simple. For the cake table: white tablecloths from Walmart, a table runner from Amazon, donuts (with Mickey and Minnie rings) placed on plates I already own (you can get cheap plates for $1 at dollar tree), and a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes with a cake topper from Etsy placed on a stand I already own (from Target). Next, I had their Disney World photos blown up and placed at the ends of the table for extra decor.

For the tables: white tablecloths, red napkins, plastic silverware, and plastic cups all from Walmart/Target. I ordered black Mickey stickers from Amazon and I stuck them on the plastic cups. The Mickey plates are from Walmart. I ordered Mickey and Minnie headbands from Amazon and they came in bulk. I placed these down the middle of the table for extra decor.

That brings us to the main event: MICKEY!

We rented Mickey from Character Connection and I highly recommend this company! They are Disney World quality and they are very well trained! Harrison’s “2” Mickey ears are from Etsy and his outfit is from Classic Southern Smocks.

We had the best time celebrating our big 2-year-old! As I am typing this, he’s actually almost three. I am knee-deep in superhero party planning.

We are so thankful for our friends and family who made this party so special!

xoxo, Alyssa

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