We celebrated Andrew's birthday last weekend with a Mickey Mouse themed party. I love the fact that he is old enough to have interests, and Mickey Mouse sure is a big one!
In case you do not have a toddler, here are some things you need to know about the television show in order for this party to make sense. Mickey opens every episode with, "Hi Ya, Everybody" and closes with, "See Ya Real Soon." He also has a problem that he has to solve in each show. To solve the problem, he calls on his friend named Toodles to bring him special tools. When he calls for him, he says "Oh, Toodles!" We changed Toodles name to TWO-dles for the party. Cheesy, I know! Mickey always says, "We've got ears, say cheers!" whenever he gets a tool that he needs. I'm not sure why. At the end of the show, Mickey sings a song to celebrate solving the problem. The song is the Hot Dog song, and any parent with a toddler can sing every word...
Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog
Hot Dog, Hot Dog, our problem's solved...
Here is our invitation. This copy is so blurry. The real invitations were cute, but you can get an idea. The top says, "Hi Ya, Everybody" and the bottom says, "See Ya Real Soon!"
On the day of the party, Andrew helped me make mini-hotdogs. We called them "Hot Diggity Dogs."
We did cupcakes instead of cake, and I love how they turned out. We had a variety of cute toppers.
Hot Diggity Dogs:
The grown ups were good sports and wore Mickey ears, too.
Grandmommy, Grandaddy, and Joey:
Grandaddy and Uncle Marshall:
Andrew was very excited to see all of his friends. He welcomed each of them with a hug. I tried to snap pictures quickly, but two year olds are pretty fast! Here he is with ("sash-in") Ashlyn.
Lincoln is one of his big buddies from school.
All of Andrew's cousins also came to the party. It is fun to watch all of them grow up together. Here is John Marshall in the ballpit.
Cade, Ashlyn, and Andrew:
This may be my favorite picture from the day. I love everything about this boy!
Wild cousins jumping in the moonwalk:
Andrew tried to blow out his candles, but he needed a little help.