Director Jewels: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DIY Birthday Party Invitations Tutorial

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DIY Birthday Party Invitations Tutorial

Planning a Mickey or Minnie Mouse party?  Make sure you check out my Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party Banner Tutorial, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Free Printable Sign Decorations, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Toddler-Friendly Party Food Ideas, and Easy DIY Mickey Mouse Treat Bag Tutorial! This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting this blog and my family!


After Lincoln's first birthday bash last year, I knew I was going to want to plan another elaborate theme with tons of decorations and pretty food and all of the other good things that come along with birthday parties.  I'm about a week out from the party and the things I have done so far include: send invitations and order balloons.  That's it.  I'm in trouble.

The weekend promises to be busy, as we are having Lincoln's 2-year-old portraits done tomorrow (by Lisa B. Photography here in KC) and then I will be trying to get everything in order while I have Daddy at home to help! 

In the meantime, I thought I would share about the invitations I made for Lincoln's party this year!  We are doing a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme (in spite of how I'm sometimes weirded out by the mouse and friends) and I had so much fun putting together these invites!





I started off looking at some standard Mickey Mouse party invitations, but couldn't find anything that I loved. I browsed Etsy and various websites and blogs for a long time before I came up with this simple plan.  Thankfully we had a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter / pancake maker from our trip to Disney in 2010 - it made everything easier!  If you don't have one, don't worry!  At the end of this post, I've included a printable template!

DIY Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party Invitations
Supplies:
-Black Cardstock
-Red Cardstock
-White Cardstock
-White Buttons (2 for each invitation)
-Adhesive of choice (glue stick, glue dots, roller, etc)
-Hot Glue Gun
-A Printer


1. Print Mickey Mouse Template on Black Cardstock.  You can fit four Mickey heads on one sheet of paper.  You should probably be able to print on black cardstock and cut along the lines - but if they don't show up well enough to cut, you can always cut just one from white paper and use it as a stencil.  Cut out as many mouse heads as you need; 1 per invite.


2. Print and Cut 2.75" Circles on Red Cardstock  If you're lucky enough to have a die cut machine like a Cricut or a Silhouette, you can complete avoid cutting these by hand!  If, like me, you don't have a fancy machine - I promise it didn't take long to cut them.  You only need to print HALF as many circles as the number of invites you are making.  Why?  Check the next step!

3. Cut Red Circles in half and adhere to one side of invite.


4. Add Party Details.  The way I did this was to create a circle shape in Microsoft Word sized at 2.75".  I centered it over my text area and made sure I could fit all the information I needed, then duplicated the circle several times to print multiples on one page. If this sounds like too much work, you can always write hand write the party info instead! 


5. Use Hot Glue to Attach White Buttons to Front of Invite.  A word of caution: do this while your toddler is napping, or he may get tangled up in the cord.  Scary.

And that's it!  Super easy, right?  These are sized to fit in a 4x6 envelope - I found a box of 50 at Walmart for around $5 or you can grab them on Amazon

And now, the freebies:


Here is the 2.75" circle!

I hope you enjoyed this invitation idea.  Please leave me a comment or repin this post - I would love to hear what you think!

Planning a party for a Minnie Mouse fan? I have a couple of Minnie inspired headbands available in my Etsy shop!

Pink Minnie Headband

Red Minnie Headband

Happy party planning!

52 comments:

  1. You're brilliant. I'm jealous. My children will probably NEVER even have birthday parties! lol. Good job, Wonderwoman. :)

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  2. I'm so glad you commented and I swung by! I'm doing a Minnie Bday party for my daughter in March, and your stencil for the Mickey is PERFECT! Thank you. I enjoyed your Mrs. Noah reference, too. Have a great week!

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    1. Oh, yay! Thanks for stopping by - I'm glad you can use it! :)

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  3. Very cute!!! Now I feel like I need to go buy a mickey mouse cookie cutter! :)

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  4. Where can I find the Disney font??
    Thanks!

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    1. font space .com for Disney font

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    2. I am not sure where I found it, to be honest. It's been on my computer for years. It's called "Walt Disney Script."

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  5. this was helpful and a great savings to my tight budget

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  6. It is bringing up a blank screen when I try to bring up the templates & circle?

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    1. Hm, that's odd. It's still working for me. What browser are you using?

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  7. it does bring up while screen, trit'd on cell smart phone galaxy s3 and. home computer wire internet explorer

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    1. That's odd. If you shoot me an email at directorjewels(at)gmail(dot)com, I can send you a link to the direct file. If that doesn't work, I'm at a loss! :\

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  8. I love this! Thanks for sharing your templates! I am wondering if there is anyway to make them larger? Mine are really small for some reason and you can't really see the text on the white circle. Thanks for any help you may be able to give! =)

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    1. Mine were printed with 4 to a page - is it turning out smaller than that? The only thing I can think of is to try printing at a different zoom level. I'm not sure how they will turn out if they are stretched, but it might be worth a try.

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  9. I couldn't open them either on my home or work computer with thwo different operating systems. :(

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    1. If you see this, shoot me an email - directorjewels(at)gmail(dot)com - I can just email you the files. :)

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  10. Is this on a cricut or normal printer like 8by11

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    1. I just used my 8.5x11 printer! I don't have a Cricut (so wish I did)! :)

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  11. Thank you so so so so so much for sharing this! What a fantastic and cute idea! I am going to use it for my daughter's 2nd birthday (and just add a red bow to make it Minnie)! Thank you so much again!!

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    1. Awesome! So glad to hear it will help you with your party planning! :)

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  12. I absolutely love this idea and I am planning on using it for my son's bday party next month. The only question I have is how did you get the Disney text on the invitation?

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    1. The Disney font has been on my computer for years. It's called "Walt Disney Script." I am sure I downloaded it for free somewhere - but I'm not sure where. I'll try to find it and update if I do!

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  13. see, this is one way to do it but the cutting needs to be straighter. i need a mickey mouse head die for cutting

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    1. I wish I had a die! A die cut machine is unfortunately not in my budget, so this is my strategy for now. :)

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  14. Great help! Thanks for sharing. God bless.

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  15. These are just adorable. I really like that Disney font. I feel that gives it the extra touch. Great printable!

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  16. Those are so cute! And easy to make. I bet the party is going to be a blast!

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  17. May I ask how you drew the circle on Word for the party info? I was thinking of getting a circle label template but if there is an easier way that would be great to know! FYI these are super cute! I am in the process of making these right now!

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    1. Hey Crystal - I believe I just did an "insert shape" with a circle, set it to the correct size, and did a text fill. Does that help?

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  18. Yes thank you! I figured it out after I posted the comment. I can't wait to finish them!

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  19. LOVE these!! As a die hard Disney fan, these will now become my go invitations to everything lol!

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  20. These are awesome! Thanks so much for the templates and ideas. I love the rsvp to the mousekamommy! I blew up the mickey template by about 135%, made my circles 3.35" and used 5x7 envelopes that I found at Archivers closing sale. I also found the Disney Script font and a good Mickey Clubhouse font at font101.com. The clubhouse one is actually a mickey christmas, but it worked perfect. I'm so excited to send these out for my little girl's 3rd birthday next month!

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    1. Awesome! I'm so glad you were able to use them and make them work with what you had! :)

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  21. This is awesome! I'm using these for my disney-themed birthday party. I'm never too old for disney :)

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    1. Yay! I agree - you can never outgrow Disney. :)

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  22. tnx for the freebies..very useful :)

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  23. May I ask what size white buttons you used?

    I am beyond excited and may not sleep once I get started on this project. Thank you so much for your amazing ideas!!!

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  24. Thank you i was searching for diy invites for my grandson's 1st birthday party....cant wait to get started......Do you have any ideas for highchair decorations?

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    1. You're so welcome! I did this for my son's second birthday, so I didn't need a highchair. I would probably make a smaller version of the birthday banner I shared here - http://www.directorjewels.com/2014/02/easy-diy-mickey-mouse-clubhouse-happy-birthday-party-banner-tutorial-craft.html. :)

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  25. Can I ask what size envelope you used?

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  26. Thank you for sharing your brilliant idea. I can use it to my son's 1st birthday. Im so excited to see the output!

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