We hosted this party when my youngest daughter was turning 4 years old, and her favorite TV show was “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”. She wanted a Minnie Mouse party, but we decided to theme the party activities around the TV show, in which Mickey always has some sort of problem that he needs to solve, and he calls on his tools to help him solve that problem.
Minnie Mouse Party Activities:
After the guests arrived, I explained to them that Minnie Mouse wants to help our daughter celebrate her birthday….. so we first needed to head over to Mickey Mouse's Clubhouse (a small tent set up in our yard). While we walked over to the “clubhouse”, I carried a boom box and played the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song (I purchased the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Music CD). Inside of the tent, the guest found their own set of Minnie Mouse ears (on a headband), and a treasure map with their first clue. The clue told them that Minnie needs balloons for the birthday party, so the guests need to help move the balloons from the balloon area (behind a nearby tree) over to where we would be having the party…. but they had to help move them in a special way… they each had to find a partner, stand back to back, place the balloon between their backs, hold hands, and walk as fast to the party area as they could. (I played another song from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse CD as background music for the game).
After the balloon game, they found their next clue, which told them that Minnie knows that the birthday girl loves jelly beans, so we need to get jelly beans over to the party area for the celebration…. but again, they had to be moved in a special way- on a plastic spoon! (I played another song from the CD that sounded like the “can-can”).
After the jelly beans and spoon race, the party guests were told that they needed to choose the right tool (“Oh too-dles!”) to help Minnie celebrate our daughter's birthday….. “What does Minnie need to go to the store to buy a birthday cake? A shoe? A donut? A backpack? Or a piggy bank?”….I had a picture to show them these 4 objects…. and of course the girls all yelled “A piggy bank”! So off we went to the party table, and dot-painted piggy banks (to look like Minnie Mouse's dress).
After the piggy bank craft, the next clue told the girls that Minnie needs some fancy clothes for the party… so everyone needs to race over to the laundry baskets (in another part of the yard), put on dress up clothes and jewelry and race back to the party area and take it all off and put it in another big laundry basket as fast as you can (and for this we just used all of the play dress up clothes that we already owned!)
Finally we did a little freeze dancing to the Mickey Mouse Happy Birthday song…. while the adults set out the food for lunch.
The Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake:
The Minnie Mouse Party Favor:
We played the song “Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog” which closes the TV show, while we went on our treasure hunt for goodie bags…. which were (of course) little Minnie Mouse(s)!
Our daughter adored her Minnie Mouse Party!
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