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Today, as you know by now, we are celebrating a first birthday, Minnie Mouse style!! My part of the party was to provide crafts and games. I had my "assistant" helping with both, so enjoy our pictures, directions and modifications!
For our craft, we decided to paint initials "Minnie Style!" For each child at the party, purchase a wooden letter from the craft store for each child's first initial. You'll also need red paint, white paint, smocks, newspaper, paint trays, a paint brush and one small circle sponge "brush" for each child. Prior to the party, paint each letter red. Once it's the kids turn to paint, you'll need to lay newspaper down to protect your surface and put a smock on each child. Give them a circle sponge "brush" and a tray of white paint and let them add the white dots to their initial. For the girls, you can add a bow to the top. For the boys, leave it red with white dots!
You could also paint the top half black and the bottom red- only adding the white dots to the red part. Instead of a wooden initial, you could also paint wooden frames in the same way. If painting is too advanced for your audience, you could always try to find white circle stickers to put on the painted letter or frame.
There are several games you could play with your party guests.
1) Go on a bow hunt! Make several bows out of construction paper or use actual bows made from ribbon. Hide the bows around the yard, house or party area and have the kids "hunt" for the bows- Easter egg style!
2) Bust a Minnie Pinata! For our Mickey Mouse party we made a pinata, but you can easily add a bow to Mickey to make it Minnie! Fill it with your favorite candy!
3) Play Pin the Bow on Minnie! I had to improvise on my Minnie image! It's hard to find a picture of Minnie without a bow, so I used a picture of Mickey, from the internet, and added eyelashes! It will be up to the kids to add Minnie's bow. I used a sheet of foam with a sticky back to cut out the bows. You can use one color or swap out the colors for different kids.
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