Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse – A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday

Anthony is two.  I’m not quite sure where time went, or how it went so quickly, but my little guy is growing like a weed.

The Birthday Boy enjoying his ice cream cake!
The Birthday Boy enjoying his ice cream cake!


It took me a good two months to plan his party, and figure out exactly where I was going with the theme, and with the decorations etc.  A few Pinterest searches helped me gain some ideas, and then it was ultimately up to Anthony what he wanted.  I showed him some Blue’s Clues pictures, and some Mickey Mouse pictures, and he decided to go with Mickey.  Which was a blessing in disguise, because after numerous Google, Esty and Amazon searches, Blue’s Clues birthday decorations were thin.

I told my wonderful Mother, who has a shopping problem about the party ideas, and she went shopping.  She came up with all sorts of great goodies for the party; balloons, banners, signs, plates, napkins, forks, spoons, knives and party hats!  Thanks Mom!


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Handy Helpers
Handy Helpers


And of course, I need to thank my Dad for all of his help.  He made Anthony an awesome sign for the front lawn, letting everyone know where the “clubhouse” was!

hand painted and made by my Dad!
hand painted and made by my Dad!

After all of the decor was figured out, it was time to think of my favorite part of party planning – the food!  I wanted to incorporate the Clubhouse characters into the party somehow, so I named foods after a few of them and created my menu accordingly.  It was also a chance to inspire a new recipe creation!  (recipe at the bottom of this post)

Toodles Tea and Pluto’s Bunch
Donald's Cheese and Quackers
Donald’s Cheese and Quackers
Daisy's Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
Daisy’s Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
Hot Diggity Dogs - Hot dogs on my Mom's awesome hot dog roller.
Hot Diggity Dogs – Hot dogs on my Mom’s awesome hot dog roller.
Minnie’s Bow Tie Salad (recipe below)
Chips and Dale
Chips and Dale

To finish off the party, I made all of the signs for the food and a couple more Mickey Mouse Clubhouse signs to go with the forks and plates and napkins.  If you have a child who watches Mickey Mouse, this will totally make sense to you – if not, they are part of the show LOL.

Handy Helpers
Handy Helpers

And last but not least – a couple homemade decorations for the party to just spruce it up a little more!

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Bows for the girls!
Bows for the girls!

The only thing I didn’t really have “homemade” was the cake.  I’m not the world best cake decorator, and with chances of messing it up – we ordered an ice cream cake.  It was a safe bet, and common… who doesn’t like ice cream cake?  Dairy Queen did awesome, and made a Mickey Mouse head cake for us, with two individual cups for the ears and a big round circle for the head.  Now, they did use some black icing on top, and it stained everyones teeth, and faces, and hands – but it was delicious!

Birthday boy blowing out his candles
Birthday boy blowing out his candles

It turned out to be a great party – and Anthony was spoiled!  I had so much fun planning the party and prepping the food and most of all, watching Anthony’s reactions to everything, and watching him have a blast!

Minnie’s Bow-Tie Salad


1 box bow-tie pasta, cooked al-dente and cooled
1/2 can black olives, sliced (juice reserved)
1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
1 small jar, marinated artichoke hearts, chopped (juice reserved)
1 roasted red pepper, diced (jarred or fresh… if jarred, save the juice)
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 can chickpeas, strained and rinced
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar (or more to taste)
salt and pepper


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix olive oil, vinegar and 1-2 tbsp of each of the ‘juices’ from the olives, artichokes and red peppers.
Pour over pasta and stir.
Season with salt and pepper and taste.
Let sit, covered in the fridge for about an hour before serving.

I can’t wait until the next party I get to plan!  What do you do for you kids parties?

With Love,





  1. OMG beautiful everything looks great and the birthday boy looks so happy
    I have question how did you do the good labels?did you hand wrote everything or cut the wording out? And your last decoration on the picture how did you get the perfect cut specially in the mickey shoe

    • Hi Paula,

      I downloaded the Mickey Mouse font from, and then I printed out the words in a blank word document. I then used a pencil and colored the back of the paper, and traced the words onto the colored paper.

      As for the foot, glove and pants, I had a template from a quilt that I made for my son. I’m sure if you’re looking for something though, you could just blow up a picture on your computer, and trace it? To cut it, I used an exacto (sp?) knife to cut along the edges.

      Hope this helps, if you have any other questions, my e-mail is

      Have a great day!

  2. can you send me the template you used for the handy helper hand? i have been searching all over the internet for one and cannot find one anywhere.

    • Hi Jenn,

      Of course! I have it on my other computer, so when I get home I will send it. It should be in your inbox by the morning.

      Have a great day, and thanks for checking out Mom’s Bistro =)


      • Thank you so much! If you wouldn’t mind sending the mousketools as well id love to use that also!!! Your a life saver!

        • Hey Jenn,

          I had to rescan my templates, once I get them to the proper size as format ill send them. Sorry for the delay!


          • Hi lindsie!

            Did you get a chance to rescan the templates yet? I’m sure you know
            How stressful this party planning can be!! I’m getting down to the wire and want every little detail perfect!

          • Jenn,

            You should have some photos in your email.


  3. Hi Lindsie,
    Can you send me the same templates you sent Jenn? My little guy’s 2nd birthday party is in a few weeks so I would like to start putting together some fun things. Thanks!

    • Hi Sarah,

      No problem! I will work on it tonight. I have had a death in the family so my original plans for having them by last Wednesday are a little behind. I will scan and send them as soon as I get home!

      Have a great Monday!

    • Sarah,

      You should have some photos in your email as well!


  4. can u email me the templates too

    • Melissa,

      When would you need the templates for? I am in the middle of a move (we just relocated to Denver). I can definitely get them to you, just not until Thursday though. I hope that it isn’t too late. Let me know either on here or at my e-mail

  5. Your ideas are amazing! I love them all. I never read the comments until now, assuming I could find the handy helpers sign myself, but I can’t find one anywhere! My son’s party is tomorrow, do you think you could send me the template for his party in time? If you can I thank you so much!

  6. Hi can you send me those templates that everyone else seems to need.. the hand, etc..?

  7. betsy fierro

    Hello..I just wanted to say I love your blog! all the party ideas and recipes are amazing. Also, I am planning a party for my 1 year old mickey mouse themed of course.. and I know you probably get this alot but I was just wondering if you could email me the hand, shorts and shoe templates please I would really appreciate it..thanks so to

  8. Jessica Haney

    Can you send me your templates? I am having my daughter’s party next Sat and I decided to do a garland on the front door and need the larger images. I tried blowing up clip art and it was not crisp the size I needed.

  9. Sorry to bug you but can you please send me those same templates? I’m planning a Mickey mouse clubhouse 1st birthday for my son. Thanks!


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  11. Lacie Steed

    Would you mind sending me the handy helpers template as well? Thank you so much! I love this party- great work!

  12. Hi, your party looks amazing, im having a mickey party next month and havnt found hand and a few other templates, would u mind sending any templates u can, thanks!

  13. Hi! I love your ideas. We are having a mickey party next Friday and found some of the templates, would you mind sending any templates you can. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

  14. Hi. I love your ideas. Can you please send me the templates as well? I would really appreciate it for NY daughters 1st birthday party. Thank you!!

  15. Hi! Your party is awesome! Will you please send me the templates as well.

  16. Hi…I love your ideas…Will you please send me the templates as well for the mickey mouse them party?

  17. Hi! I love your ideas! Could you please send me the templates to I would be forever grateful! 🙂 thank you! !

  18. Hi Lindsie
    Your son’s party looks like it was awesome and a lot of work. Congratulation on pulling it off. Can you please send me the templates you used? Also was his cake an ice cream cake? I thank you in advance.

  19. I’m doing a Mickey Mouse party for my grandson if you can email me any of your templates I’d appreciate it, everything looked awesome!!

  20. Could you please send me your templates? Your Mickey Mouse themed party was so unique and cost effective – right up my ally! Thank you!

  21. Your sons party looks amazing! Could you please send me all the templates as well. Thank you!

  22. Vanessa Salinas

    Hi, I love your Party ideas could you Please send me the templates my daughter birthday is next month thank you my e mail is

    • Hey Vanessa!

      I’m sorry, I actually do not have them anymore 🙁 They were lost when I switched servers… BUT.. If you find a good clear picture on google images like for example “clipart mickey mouse head”, scale it to fit a whole piece of paper, and then just trace it on to some construction or scrapbook paper. Also, you can download a font called “MICKEY”, and that will give you mickey mouse fonts! Hope this helps!

  23. Could you please send your templates to

  24. tonya deville

    Are thw templates still available to be shared?

  25. tonya deville

    Sorry please ignore i saw your post afterwards but thank you

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