Just hours after Christmas day ends we celebrate the birth of our youngest. We were anticipating a Christmas baby but there was literally no room in the inn so we had to hold tight until the next day to have a room to have our baby. I’m thankful we get to celebrate Jesus then celebrate our Bash without one getting more attention than the other. So, how did we celebrate his 1st Birthday? Minimal Mickey Mouse style of course! I planned a Harry Potter themed Birthday because that’s what’s in his nursery and because I’m dyinggggg to host a HP themed party BUT this baby gets fired up each time he sees Mickey Mouse (on screen or in person) so a Mickey party was a must. The first time he danced, clapped and cheered was for Mickey so I had no issues letting Harry Potter take the back seat on this one. Now it’s time to show off Sebastian’s Mickey Mouse First Birthday Party with y’all!
Our oldest had fancy sweets custom made for his first and second birthday but we discovered that if your child celebrates his Birthday between Christmas and New Year there’s no bakers available. I made all of the sweets and added personality to a basic Publix cake for our Sebastian, more on that later.
It was so much easier to bake, decorate and play birthday boy mom hostess role when I kept things minimal. There was no elaborate 4 hour cake or custom time intensive cookie decorating and that made life easier. Now that I’ve done the party thing with professional bakers and solo I select solo for our boys birthday celebrations. The sweets were made by momma and keeping things minimal gives attention to the crowd and Birthday boy, not the over the top table. I do like me the occasional over the top table but for our boys I prefer simple and small, it fits us best in many ways.
I made my famous sugar cookies, Mickey inspired Oreo’s and Mickey shaped rice krispie treats. We had the celebration prior to nap time so we also served pancakes, eggs and sausage. Brunch with a sweets overload. My family sees nothing wrong with this.
My boys love chocolate and Oreos. I ordered a chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing from our local Publix and added Oreos, melted chocolate, a Mickey Mouse figurine and an S for the Birthday boy. These additions took minutes and happened right before the guests arrived. This might be my new go-to cake process, y’all! The Birthday boy approved of the cake and wore very little of it on his face; he knows how to eat cake barbecue he gets it from his mama.
We kept it small with family and besties in attendance. The Birthday boy and his brother crashed hard after the party. It was a fun successful 1st Birthday celebration in every way.