What a day!
Such a joy to celebrate her 90th birthday with my sweet friend Mary Swartz. I was able to create a wonderful atmosphere for Mary’s celebration in our new parish hall at Christ the King Episcopal Church, by using the D23 Party Pack I received for being a D23 member. Mary and Mickey Mouse share the same birth year, so this just seemed like the perfect fit!
You can use this code (CG2418KG3K3M91) to join D23 (The Official Disney Fan Club) and throw your own party!
I was able to create this wonderful birthday banner using the “cut outs” I received from my D23 party pack as templates for the letters, mouse ears and the background. What’s even better is I was also able to use my Stampin’UP! supplies to create the paper items like the banners, and Mary’s card. The Stampin’ UP! colors of Real Red and Crushed Curry matched perfectly with the red and yellow used for Mickey Mouse’s decorations in the party pack. Along with Basic black for the mouse ears and Whisper White for Mickey’s hand.
For the venue I added plain red, yellow and black latex helium balloons to the 10 beautiful mylar balloons that came with the D23 party pack. D23 even included a $10 off $50 purchase at Party City coupon which you can get as well. Just click on the link.
I also created additional decorations with the Sizzix Pom Pom Maker. I added the pom poms to the tables as well as the banner.
Not only did I receive red and yellow napkins with matching cutlery in my party pack, I also received stickers, keychains and washable tattoos for the kids. I purchased the cake from our local HEB. What made it so great is this is a universally appealing theme and did not seem “childish” for Mary’s celebration. As a matter of fact being born the same year as Mickey Mouse is reason enough to party!
For Mary’s card I used Stampin’Up! Real Red cardstock along with Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Whisper White. I used the D23 mouse hand decoration from the box and copied it onto my cardstock, and did the same with the Mickey Mouse character. I then “painted Mickey with Real Red and Crushed Curry. I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit to create my sentiment in both Crushed Curry and Basic Black which I staggered to create the shadow effect. This was just fun all the way around. I have loved creating and decorating for my sweet friend Mary Swartz, and I wish her many Happy Birthdays to come!
Thanks for stopping by today!