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Simple Minnie Mouse Party

Last week we celebrated our sweet Harper girl turning 3 years old!

Fall season brings allllll the birthday crazy for us because our family celebrates 4 birthdays in a 2 month span.

Since this year is a big birthday year for Brooklyn (turning 5) and Chase (turning 1) both in November I decided to go really mellow for Harper’s party this year. And by mellow I mean didn’t buy anything other than the cake and re used things from past parties, LOL!

Even though it wasn’t going to be super extravagant I still wanted to make it special for her. We decided to have immediate family over for cake and ice cream and let Harper open her gifts. I love party planning and creating a fun memory for my kids on their birthday… even if we are doing something really small and casual.

The girls have grown to love party planning and creating reason to throw parties. I’m pretty sure that is because they have picked up my love for it.

I decided to make a balloon garland which is so inexpensive and EASY! Check out my DIY on how to make your own here.

I made this backdrop with sheer curtains I already had in the closet and used clothes pins to hang it!

I DIY’d this Happy Birthday banner from a previous party and hanged it over the back drop.

We were only planning to have cake and ice cream so I used the cake as the center piece on the table along with a runner and some small glass jars filled with greenery and roses.

A couple years ago we found Nicki with The Cupcake Cafe in the Phoenix area. She makes incredible cakes that not only taste good but look  SO good (especially the gluten free).

She did an amazing job creating this cute Minnie Mouse cake!

We had such a sweet time celebrating Harper!

I cant wait to share Brooklyn and Chase’s combined birthday that I have planned for November!


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  • Reply Liz

    This was such a cute and elegant Minnie Mouse party theme. Perfect for a little lady! I love the fact that you thought to reuse old decor and it worked. I do the same. This proves that you can have fun and not break the bank!

    October 6, 2017 at 12:59 am
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Your totally right! Always nice to save a little money 🙂

      October 10, 2017 at 5:11 am
  • Reply Natasha

    I’m so glad I’ve seen this! I’m planning my little girl, Darcie’s, first birthday athe the moment and it’s minnie Mouse themed! I have pinned your pin and I hope you don’t mind but I might have to do something similar with the cake as it looks amazing!

    Tasha x

    October 6, 2017 at 10:56 am
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Yes you should! Thank you for pinning! I’m sure your daughter will love it!

      October 10, 2017 at 5:11 am
  • Reply Georgiana Quaint

    The decoration of the b-day celebration is so pretty and chic! Your daughteer is very lucky. I love the Minnie Mouse inspired cake a lot too! <3

    October 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Thank you for your kind words!

      October 10, 2017 at 5:10 am
  • Reply Sarah

    What a lovely theme, I love the simplicity and the cake was stunning. Will definitely pin for the girls parties next year x

    October 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours

    Oh this is ever so pretty! So simple but yet so beautiful! I love that cake x

    October 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Thank you so much!

      October 10, 2017 at 5:09 am
  • Reply Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    It looks like such a sweet day for your little girl and that cake is to AMAZING!! What a lovely way to celebrate a 3rd birthday 🙂

    October 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      It was so fun!

      October 10, 2017 at 5:09 am
  • Reply Everything Mummy

    Ah that cake is so cute! I love a simple party sometimes going all out is just super stressful. I hope she had a great time xx

    October 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Your so right! It wasn’t stressful at all which was so nice! Thank you!

      October 10, 2017 at 5:08 am
  • Reply Jenny

    That cake is incredible! I hope Harper had a wonderful birthday.

    October 8, 2017 at 6:43 pm
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Thank you!

      October 10, 2017 at 5:07 am
  • Reply Becky

    What stunning photos. Looks like a great party, love the cake! Happy birthday

    October 9, 2017 at 3:25 am
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Thank you!

      October 10, 2017 at 5:07 am
  • Reply Jacinta

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE that cake. It is simple and gorgeous at the same time. Happy Birthday to your little girl.

    October 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Thank you so much!

      October 10, 2017 at 5:07 am
  • Reply Beth @

    Oh, I love the decorations! Sometimes simple is better than extravagant. Less is often more.

    October 9, 2017 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Cardiff Mummy Says - Cathryn

    Just been having a browse through your blog. Your home is so stylish! Sometimes I think simple is best. That cake is gorgeous. Love the Minnie ears sticking out!

    October 11, 2017 at 11:05 am
    • Reply heavendykhuizen

      Thank you!!!!! I loved that about the cake too, it was so cute!

      October 13, 2017 at 3:44 am

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