Nori Turns 4 : Minnie Mouse Party Style

Hey Cuties,

We are back at the half way point of the week. Did you knock some things of your to do list? Do you have any plans for the three day weekend? Are you volunteering for the day on not a day off for MLK Day? Are you clubbing? Staying inside to fight with the kids since school is closed? What is on the agenda? Yesterday was Nori day, my girl finally turned 4; she has been waiting for a long time. Especially when you don’t have a true concept of dates and time. It was a Minnie Annie type of day that went a little something like this…

Last year I planned out Nori’s birthday in my mind and once I shared it with her she was NOT on board. She ended up planning her own birthday party. This year I went about things a bit differently. We don’t do birthday parties every year, we celebrate them all but big parties are for big milestones. Next year she turns 5 and we turn all the way up, she has already decided on the party theme. She is so my child. I’m sure she might have wanted a bouncy castle (from somewhere like but of course, we couldn’t fit that in the classroom.

Minnie Mouse Party 1

Mickey Mouse & Friends Cricut Cartridge

She wanted a Minnie Mouse Theme okay boom I can handle that. Now that Nori is in daycare we planned to celebrate with her friends in class. I got a bomb deal on a Mickey Mouse & Friends Cricut Cartridge. Original Price $50 Paid Price: $17 {Insert body roll here} I used the cartridge to print out the silhouettes. While this is a Minnie party, I can’t forget about the boys.

Minnie Mouse Party 2

Nori is a gal in charge and totally knows what she wants; I frequently refer to her as an old lady for this very reason. We decided on this outfit last month so we knew what she would wear. However we hadn’t discussed hair, my girl is obsessed with Annie {the black version} I mean watch it over and over and over and over again obsessed. With this known obsession it was no surprise when she requested “Annie Hair”. Annie has naturally curly hair but it is cold it is winter and Nori can’t do wet hair this time of year. I braided her hair up the night before and took it out in the morning so it would be crinkly. She was please and it was cute. I added in a small top knot in the front so it wasn’t in her face and finished it off with this Minnie Bow she already owned.

Minnie Mouse Party 3

Daycare table set up

I am the over the top attention to detail party planner. I’m a Craft Queen and I want to D.I.Y. everything. I had to keep reminding myself that this is not a party. Babe also kept telling me I was doing the most. {eye roll} I can’t help myself. Now I have a bunch of things to return because I stuck to not doing the most this time around. I placed the above silhouettes on the table. Babe picked up a bundle of balloons to go with the theme. I wanted polka dot but they didn’t have any. #Fail

Minnie Mouse Party 4

Mommy & Daddy

She is 1 of our 2 best collaborations; my shirt is a D.I.Y. {HERE}

Minnie Mouse Party 5

Mommy made Minnie Mouse Party treats

The kids were fresh off of nap time so they were ready to go. When my girl woke up she was so thrilled to see us waiting for her.

Minnie Mouse Party 6

The Gang is all here

Nori talks about her friends all the time, she was thrilled to celebrate four with all of them. Don’t we look festive and cute?

Minnie Mouse Party 7

Chocolate dipped & sprinkled pretzels

Minnie Mouse Party 8

Push Up Cake Pops

Only I wait until the day of the party to try a new treat. I’m officially hooked on these push up cake pops. I will share the tutorials really soon. This was my first go at it, the more I did the better I became. I made these using an whoppie pie pan. Next time I will try them with just a flat cake sheet pan and cutting the shapes out myself. Not bad for my first time and they were a total hit with the kids. SCORE! #FatSnacks

Minnie Mouse Party 9

Duck, Duck, Goose

After all that cake the kids worked off the calories playing a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Yes Babe got in the circle and ran around. hahahaha

What is a party without music… I’ll let you judge for yourself. Babe took this selfie video while “dancing” with the kids.
Later that evening we headed to our local Red Robin for dinner with the family. Nori had an amazing 4th birthday celebration. She and I are already planning for 5.
Nori's 4th Birthday Minnie Mouse Party
I have a thing for themed parties. What are your birthday celebrations like? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Jeanette

    That is SOOOO darn cute! You did such good job! I love all the decorations and the food you made! You are really creative!

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That’s so cute! She is adorable. Now I want chocolate covered pretzels!

  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Awww, what a fun party – and who doesn’t love Minnie Mouse? She is adorable and I am glad she had a great birthday!

  4. Miles L.

    Happy birthday to your daughter! I am sure that themed party was very successful. I’ll consider a party like this.

  5. Erica Brooks

    This is such a cute themed party. She looks like she had an awesome time celebrating with her friends.

  6. travel blogger

    How adorable! My niece loves Minnie mouse – I will have to show my sister this post! They would love this.

  7. victoria

    She looks happy and this is a great themed for her party. My niece was a huge fan of minnie mouse too.

  8. Allison Jones

    She is precious and that’s such a cute theme. Happy Birthday to your little one.


  9. Tia

    What an amazing celebration! I love the way yout executed her vision. Your meticulous attention to detail shows because the party was very well put together. The push cake pops seems petter for children but I think adults would enjoy them too.

    I’m sure she won’t forget this because some of my fondest memories are my mom’s visit to my classroom when I was young. She would always bring cupcakes and complete a craft activity with the class. Afterward we would go to lunch just she and I; I loved it.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Tia I totally think the adults would love them as well. I look forward to making them again.

      Oh Tia I love that, I will keep that in mind for sure.

  10. Tanay

    Awwww I missed it! Happy belated Nori!!! Cutest 4 year old I “know”!!!

  11. Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)

    Fab party idea and I love how her Daddy got the kids all energized.
    I go back and forth on whether to have a full blown birthday party each year.
    Next year, when our son is 6 I want to do something very scaled back. Maybe a dinner with a few of his friends.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Joyce my kids enjoy dinner with family just the same. I want them to look forward to the big parties but celebrating small for others.

  12. Chubskulit Rose

    Awwww what a cute celebrant, happy birthday Nori! I love your name!

  13. Jaime Nicole

    Such a great job on the party! I am completely impressed with all of the decor and treats – I especially heart the pretzels and the Minnie Mouse twist you put on them. Great work!

  14. Rebecca Swenor

    Happy Birthday Nori. It looks like you made an amazingly fun party for her. She looks adorable with her Minnie Mouse bow in her hair. The pop up cake pops and the pretzels look delicious.

  15. Cia

    This party rocks! I love how your family comes together for these celebrations. I am so jealous. I wish I were a DIY Queen. Maybe this will be my year.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Oh Cia this is totally your year honey. Don’t let it pass you by.

      Family is everything, not matter how crazy we get at times.

  16. OurFamilyWorld

    What a cute party. Nori looked so happy. Happy belated to her.

  17. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    Oh gosh I love the video! I got tired just watching it. How fun. The Minnie Mouse theme is adorable and I think you did an awesome job!

  18. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a great birthday party idea. My friends little one has a birthday coming up. I will have to share this with her.

  19. Stacie

    Look at you miss Mimi Stewart! You come up with the cutest ideas.

  20. Bonnie @wemake7

    Your daughter is so cute. Happy Birthday to her. =) You did an awesome job on her party.

  21. Ana

    OMG you are the best ever!!! I loved the idea, the food, decorations, everything!!

  22. T. Espinoza

    The amount of cute here is just too much! Aaahhh! You did good mom! Happy birthday to you both.

  23. Antoinette

    This was a very cute idea. I’m sure that Nori and friends won’t soon forget it. Push-up cake pops? Hmmm, sounds like a unique idea. Can’t wait for you to share.

  24. Shanéy Maharaj

    Adorable pictures. My little one turns 4 this year too. Can’t believe how fast they growing. Love the theme.

  25. Jonna

    I’m so jealous of everyone who is off on Monday. Working at the hospital, they never close except to the major Major holidays. 🙁

  26. Patrice M Foster

    Nori Mini theme party awesome. Like the interaction Dad was having with the kids. The decoration just comes together perfect.

  27. Kiwi

    This made my day! Your husband was having so much fun with the kids #goals that is the cutest thing!! Also I am buying a Cricut!!

  28. Jessica Simms

    This is such a cute birthday party idea! I think my daughter would love all of this stuff.

  29. GinaB

    The party looks like it was a lot of fun. Happy birthday to your pretty princess. The video was awesome. Memories.

  30. Kara

    Loved this Mimi, what a special day for your little Minnie Annie!
    I love classroom parties and I agree the milestones make for bigger celebrations.

  31. Ashleigh

    Aww happy birthday! What a fun party it looks like she had. My best friend through a minnie party for her daughters first and it was lovely.

  32. Olivia

    Aww you guys looks SO ADORABLE, what a beautiful little girl you have and what a nice party. It looks like she had a blast. Can’t wait to see what you guys do next year!

  33. Holly

    I ama an adult and want my own little party like this, but Mickey. This is great!

  34. Lauren Gay

    You definitely did the most for the class party LOL You set that bar high for the other parents LOL I love it. I’m intrigued by these cake push up pops. I can’t wait to see the tutorial.

  35. Tyra

    Happy Birthday Nori! How cute is she!!! And this party looks fabulous and like so much fun!

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