Hey loves! We celebrated Presley Jane’s second birthday party at the end of May with a little par-tea. Presley loves Minnie Mouse, so after searching Pinterest for birthday party ideas, we decided on a “Tea for Two” theme that incorporated Minnie would be perfect for her second birthday. I’ll link my Pinterest board that I made for inspiration here in case you’d like to check it out for more decor inspo and “Tea for Two” second birthday, Minnie Mouse, or tea party ideas! I’ll also have my decorate with me YouTube video below in case you’d like to watch how I decorated for the party too- I share how I decorated the cake and cupcakes in that video as well.
Presley’s name means “from the meadow,” so I loved incorporating flowers and greenery into the super feminine spring party theme with lots of teapots, tea cups, and pink polka dots in ode to Minnie Mouse. Check out all of the decorations, food, and drinks below, and I hope you get some birthday party decor inspo from this post!
I found Presley’s Minnie Mouse party dress on Etsy, and she was twinning with her oversized Minnie Mouse stuffed animal. She loved this dress and begged me since it came in the mail and she saw it to wear it every day. And I have to say, the headband with the ears and the bow were the perfect touch! Presley matched her Minnie cupcakes perfectly too! I will have links to all the party decorations and party supplies at the bottom of this post for you too! And thank you so much in advance for using my links! 🙂
I found an Etsy shop that made these pink polkadot fondant bows, and I used my Wilton icing dispenser to frost the cupcakes (links to all these items below!) Then, I added two mini Oreos for Minnie’s ears, and then but the pink fondant bows in the center. I also found pink polka dot muffin cups, so the cupcakes tied into Minnie Mouse.
I also found an Etsy shop that makes personalized cake toppers, so I got a rose gold one that said Presley’s name. I figured this way, I could reuse it for future parties too!
And to tie in the pinks and metallics, I got confetti balloons with rose gold confetti, a big rose gold two balloon, and then some metallic latex balloons that were pink and rose gold and white. It helped add in pops of color around the dining room.
For the table setting, I found gold scalloped plates and light pink scalloped plates at Target, that just screamed tea party and Minnie Mouse to me. I also got the gold utensils from Target, and found pink polka dot napkins at Party City to tie in to Minnie Mouse and Presley’s party dress. I found small white treat bags at the craft store, and I wrote all the kids’ names on them and used them on the kids’ table place settings. I also got white tablecloths so that everything really popped, and the white really helped brighten up the room for a light and bright spring party.
I found an online boutique that sold the rose gold “Tea for two” balloons, however I was a little bit disappointed that the “E” was a different shade of pink than the other letters. At JoAnn’s craft stores, I found gold metal wreath hoops, and I bought green garland and wrapped them around the hoops. Then I used 3D command strips and wall hooks to hang them on the wall without damaging them. I took six roses and wrapped them around the wreath to make it look like Minnie was wearing a floral headband, and I honestly think this really gave the room such a feminine and flowery feel! And it was the simplest craft to do! I also found a blush sequin table cloth on Amazon, and put that on the buffet table where I was going to putting all the white three-tiered trays with the different treats. I got bags of mini powdered donuts and strawberry donuts from the grocery store, and we got white and pink macaroons from a local bakery (Michaelangelo’s, for Cleveland friends), and lemon biscotti. I took some of the flowers, baby’s breath, and green leaves and set them around the treats for a pretty, feminine feel. It just helped to decorate it a little more.
For a soft drink, I made a raspberry mint lemonade. I took the easy route and got a jug of Simply lemonade, added in a pint of raspberries, and a handful of mint leaves, and let it all sit for an hour before the party started. Everyone kept saying how fresh and amazing the lemonade was too!
For the adults, I had a “Minnie-osa” station. I found glass juice jugs at Target, and used Orange juice, cranberry juice, and cherry pomegranate juice, and I set out champagne glasses garnished with strawberries. I also go the “Yes Way Rose” champagne from Target because the packaging is SO cute! The day before the party, I took some of the leftover flowers from the teacups, pulled off the blossoms, and put them in empty ice cube trays. Then I filled the ice cube trays with water (don’t overfill, or it’s really hard to get them out and they don’t look as pretty), and then I put the flower cubes over the top of the bagged ice around the champagne and the juice. Everyone could not stop talking about how pretty the ice cubes were! I also found the white bowl and the white metal tub at Target, and I think that really helped to make the flower cubes pop.
For the menu for the tea party, I made a bunch of tiny tea sandwiches using a heart shaped cookie cutter and a Minnie Mouse shaped cookie cutter for the larger turkey and cheese sandwiches. I’ll have the recipes for all the different tea sandwiches below- they are so easy to make, and look so fun when you use a cookie cutter! We also served fruit salad, and raspberry walnut salad, macaroni salad, and potato salad, and cheese slices. The party was on a Sunday at 11 AM, so it was a very light and dainty brunch menu!
For all of the sandwiches below, I used whole wheat white bread or whole wheat bread.
RASPBERRY HAZELNUT SANDWICHES:
APPLE + BRIE SANDWICHES
TURKEY + CHEESE SANDWICHES:
STRAWBERRIES + CREAM SANDWICHES:
I found this mint and blush and gold garland on the buffet table at Target, and I thought it really popped against the blush tablecloth and tied in all the colors of the party too. The day before the party, I went to the grocery store and bought bunches of baby’s breath, different sizes of pink roses and carnations, and white flowers, and filled up all the tea cups. I used my teapot set that was a gift from our wedding shower, Presley’s pink polkadot toy teapot set, and I got a few white teacup and saucers and another white teapot on Amazon. I found some miniature white tier stands in the Dollar spot at Target, and I set some of the teapots and tea cups on them to add in some height, and it turned out really pretty! This was seriously one of my favorite parties to decorate for!
Presley had the best time ever. From what I saw, she had about 5 mini donuts, a few macaroons, a cupcake, and lots of icing off her actual birthday cake. We’ve got a mini carb queen on our hands. But she’s even sweeter than all that sugar, so it was fun to celebrate her and how much she’s grown over the last year. Time is flying friends!
Thank you so much to my friend Molly Watson for taking all these beautiful photos of Presley’s birthday party. If you’re in the Northeast Ohio area and looking for an amazing photographer for maternity, newborn, or family photos, you have to check out Molly! I’ll link her website here.
Thank you so much for reading this blog post, and for being a part of our family! If you’re brand new and haven’t heard about my dad, we’ve been given the news that he could pass any day now, after nine months of hospice and nearly 14 years battling MS. This party was a nice distraction for me, and he continues inspiring all of us with his positivity and encouragement to enjoy life, don’t sweat the small stuff, go big, see the world, and tell the ones you love how much you love them every chance you get. Even though he was unable to attend the party, it is nice to share all these pictures with him, and to share the videos with him too. He loves watching my YouTube channel.
And he always asks me to get the kids a present from him, so this year, he got Presley a Beast doll to go with her beloved Belle doll. We wrapped it up, and she opened it with him at the hospice facility. It’s so funny because when you ask P what the Beast says, she yells “GET OUT!” like he does to Belle when she’s about to touch his rose in the West Wing. So we had my dad ask her that, and we were all laughing. It was a really special memory.
Hope that this blog gave you some birthday party ideas and decor inspiration! I love decorating for party, and sharing links to the decorations with you to try to make your party planning simpler. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.
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