We got a head start on planning and crafting this past weekend with me going a bit crazy ordering stuff online, while G got busy creating Will's main birthday banner and so far, it looks beyond adorable! We're planning to have the party at Nani and Grandpa K's new home, as it's huge and should offer plenty of space for guests and all the littles who need room to run around. We're going to have a "Hot Diggity Dog Bar" with all shorts of different gourmet hot dogs as the main dish and a, "We've Got Ears, Say Cheers!" table where guests can get dressed up and become Mouseketeers, complete with their choice of mouse ears! We're planning to have a jumper and some fun Disney games for everyone to play and I fully intend to blast our favorite Disney music the entire time. Ekkkk, I just can't wait!
We're going to have little goodie bags for the kids (pictured above) and a big sheet cake from our favorite bakery with a giant Mickey face on it, in butter cream frosting, that our boy will love devouring, I'm sure. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I want to order a birthday t-shirt matching the theme for him, as I've had such bad luck with ordering birthday shirts in the past... For Gracie's 2nd birthday we ordered a custom Sofia the First shirt with her name on it that never arrived. I ended up getting a refund and had to run out and find one just days before the party. We ordered a unicorn Gracie t-shirt for her 4th birthday that arrived 2 days after her party (again, refund) and then the big sister of the birthday boy t-shirt we ordered last year for Will's 1st birthday was huge. Uncle Chris ended up cutting it up to fit and it came out great, but still it was a headache. Part of me wants to just go to the Disney Store and buy a Mickey Mouse shirt, but we'll see. We still have 6 weeks until the party, so there's plenty of time to work out all the details.
If you've been following us since this guy of ours was born, you may remember that the weather for his first birthday did not cooperate and there were quite a bit of things that didn't go at all as planned, so I'm hoping for a redo this year. For one, no outdoor parties for this spring baby, especially with all the snow we've had this year. Secondly, I fully intend to get everything ordered and made well ahead of schedule, so that there's less chance things don't come in on time. More than anything, I'm just sooooo excited to see his little face light up when he walks into his party, decorated top to bottom in Mickey Mouse. He's going to lose his mind! Yay!