Cassie Turns Three: Mini Minnie Party

I had different plans for Cassie’s 3rd birthday but this little lady is starting to have a mind of her own. She was obsessed with Minnie Mouse for a while but I thought she got over that, boy was I wrong. Her obsession came back with a vengeance only to be validated by a trip to Disneyland. September was a busy month for us not only because it was Marco’s and my birth month but because I did a lot of out of state traveling with the kids. So Marco and I decided that throwing Cassie a party was out of the question since I already took her to Disneyland plus we got her a lot of presents from Ollie’s and also Toys R’ Us when it closed down. But Cassie had different expectations, she really wanted a Pink Minnie Mouse Party with her ‘Friends’ (the kids who go to the play place at Chick-Fil-A), emphasis on the PINK. I explained to her the situation and she agreed to just visit the Indianapolis Children’s Museum on her birthday and have a small party with just me, Marco and Xavi.

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“Mommy, my wish came true”- Cassie

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There were days after that conversation when she’d ask if we were having cake, or if her friends were coming or if I was going to decorate so I figured she must really want this party so why not throw her an actual party with her Minnie Mouse friends and our family of course. So I ordered a small cake, cupcakes and sugar cookies in theme from our local go-to chef, Chef Maggie of Simply Patisserie, I wrapped all of her gifts in Minnie Mouse wrapping paper, I ordered a Minnie Mouse Balloon bouquet, I manually blew up 30 pink and white balloons that we bought from the dollar store and with the help of a pink table cover and a bunch of lace paper doilies (also from the dollar store), I turned her play area into a small Pink Minnie Mouse Party.

On the day of her birthday, we surprised her with a Peppa Pig bike (yeahhh, that was before she wanted a Minnie Mouse Party) and you could see her face light up when she saw the mini set-up we prepared for her. Daddy had to go to work after that but she asked to go to Chick-fil-A for lunch and after I dressed her up in her pink Minnie Mouse costume that is exactly where I took her so she could play with her ‘friends’. Fortunately, Marco was able to get out of work early so we took her to Chuck E. Cheese’s, ordered some pizza and she went crazy with her game card, with Daddy’s help of course. She was so exhausted, she took an untimely nap after leaving that place and when she woke up from her nap, we sang her birthday song and opened the rest of her presents.

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We bought the Peppa Pig bike before she decided on the Pink Minnie Mouse Party (in case you were wondering)

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While ‘Ate’ was busy with her bike, this one went crazy with the balloons

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The next day we had another birthday party to attend to and the day after that we made a trip to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum as promised. In celebration of the month of Halloween, they had a Grim-nasium set up over there where kids could also trick or treat and of course she was dressed up as Minnie Mouse again (red version this time) and was happy that we dressed up her little brother, Xavi as Mickey Mouse. I guess you could say she was in Minnie Mouse Cloud 9 the whole weekend. Happy Birthday our little Threenager. We love you so much, Cas! You’re growing up too fast.

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Ahoy, It’s a Boy!

Here’s another DIY dessert table that I did for Ice’s shower, Marco couldn’t come with me today since he was studying so I had to drive an hour away with Cassie. It’s a good thing she slept most of the time during set-up or else setting up would’ve been totally impossible.

Thanks mane for trusting me with this and allowing me to indulge in this current obsession of mine, hahaha. Thanks also for going out of your way to get the props for the shower. I think it went pretty well considering that we had a time limit to set up and take things down. Sorry we missed out on the candies for the giveaways. Anyway we can’t wait to see baby Jake!!!

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I actually came up with 5 nautical invitations for the baby shower but Ice ended up liking this one the most.

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DIY food labels for the baby shower’s menu.

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We missed out on the candies…o well. Sorry mane.

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Even the chocolates were picked, they had to be just red and blue.

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All nautical—from the cake, cupcake toppers, cookies and french macarons.

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The diaper cake table

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Tita Jasna’s DIY nautical themed diaper cakes.

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The blooming mommy-to-be posing with Jasna’s diaper cake.

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Posing with Tita Jasna’s DIY diaper cakes…wish you could be here.

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Cassie and Olivia, baby Jake’s future play mates.

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The entries for the baby clay molding contest, Tita Roxi making sure her entry makes it to the Top 3.

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The winners of the clay molding contest, Roxi won first place.

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Sailboat centerpiece for the tables with Roxi’s winning “piece” haha.

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The lovely couple opening their gifts after the baby shower festivities. 😀

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Had fun with this little one taking pictures with the wonderful nautical props.

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Cassie, my little sailor girl.

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The whole crew…all out support for the new addition to this family. We can’t wait to meet you baby Jake!

~Rhea