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30 January, 2011

A Special Mickey Mouse Birthday Wreath!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mickey Mouse Balloon Wreath I am so excited because a very special day is coming! My little grandson is about to have his first birthday! And my daughter has big plans for his party...with a Mickey Mouse theme since my grandson is a huge Mickey  fan!

1438 Baby Kitty and I decided that we wanted to make a wreath for the front door so that everyone will know that something important is going on at my grandson's house!

1435 Here's what you need: a straw wreath form (ours is 18 inches), 400 12 inch balloons (yes...400...100 each of red, black, yellow and white...Mickey's colors) and some greenery pins. The form was a Goodwill find and we found the rest of it at Hobby Lobby, using our 40 % off coupons over several trips! lol You could get away with a smaller form and fewer balloons, but...you only get one first birthday, so we didn't want to skimp.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mickey Mouse Balloon Wreath Simply pin the balloons to the wreath form at the neck of the balloon in a random pattern, making sure to mix them well. I actually saw the original idea in a wreath design book I found at Goodwill, but when I showed it to my daughter, she suggested that we make it with Mickey colors to match her theme. 

1443 And...three hours, 400 balloons and one sore thumb later...here it is!

1449 Now we just add my grandson's favorite Mickey Mouse and voilà!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mickey Mouse Balloon Wreath What do you think? I love it! It was a labor of love...but well worth it! Of course, you could use different colors and stuffed animals for a different theme! I am even thinking of making a generic multi-colored one so that my daughter and son-in-law can have a birthday wreath, too! lol

page And that's not all! My daughter has ordered a special Mickey cake, Mickey invitations and a Mickey shirt for my grandson to wear. I will show these to you after the party! In the meantime...I'm going to get an ice pack for my thumb! lol

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my wreath!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Before and After Party on Wednesdays
Jaime Lyn at Crafty, Happy,Scrappy for Crafty, Scrappy, Happy me on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Stacey at Fun to Craft for the "Look at Me" Party on Thursdays
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Amanda at Serenity Now for the Weekend Bloggy Reading Link Up
Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap Up
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

114 comments:

  1. Omgosh Deb I saw that you were going to be making this when I was visiting the neighborhood. It sounded reallllly cute but my oh my it is even cuter than cute just like that special little one year old!!! I love,love it!!! Great job and I hope your thumb recovers!! xo Kathysue

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  2. Very cute idea. It came out look spectacular! What a lot of work. A true labor of love. Hope your poor little thumbs heals soon :0D

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  3. Oh Deb, you made me cry... How super cute is that wreath. I have never seen anything like that. Happy Birthday to your grand baby...OH and congrats. on being featured. so was I....come see the closet.

    XOXO
    Pattie

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  4. That is so adorable!! What a great idea to use the balloons like that! I bet your thumb is sore, that is a long time but well worth it!

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  5. WOW, you made one of the coolest wreaths. I love it. I hope your thumb is not too sore. Happy Birthday to your grandchild.

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  6. a wonderful idea!!!!
    i can see it being used for showers, holidays, 4th of july, etc.
    congrats on the first birthday. :)

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  7. What a cute wreath! Perfect for a 1st birthday party!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  8. What a great idea! I love it. I may have to do that for Rheagan when she has her birthday. Of course, we'd have to do a princess theme. Grandchildren are wonderful!!!

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  9. This is just the cutest Deb! 400 balloons? I bet your thumb is sore! Why didn't Baby Kitty help? Oh, right, no thumbs LOL. Hope you have a great time at his first Birthday, can't wait to see the pictures. Hugs, Kat

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  10. That is absolutely the cutest wreath Debbie!

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  11. This is the cutest wreath ever!! I love it, thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. That is adorable! I love it! I just came from gson #1's 7th bday at the bowling alley. I can't believe what it cost to have the class. I always had the class , but it was in my house. No one had bday parties at home around here anymore! Crazy!
    Happy Bday to your Gson, and I think that wreath is fabulous! 400 balloons? ouch At least you didn't have to blow them up!

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  13. Oh my goodness! This is the cutest thing ever! He is going to be so excited! Happy Birthday to the little one!

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  14. What do I think? I think it's the cutest thing I've ever seen1 Debbie, this my well be my favorite of your projects. It is just darling! Oh, I need to borrow this idea for something I'm planning!

    XO,

    Sheila ;-)

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  15. I am a Disney Freak and just love
    this wreath !!! So cute !
    Kammy

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  16. What a cute idea. Just love it.
    And, yes, that FIRST birthday is alwys special.

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  17. Happy 1st birthday to your grandson! What a special time! That wreath is fantastic!

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  18. Well, isn't that just the cutest thing! You wonderful grandma, you!
    Brenda

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  19. Oh Debbie, this is so cute. You are so clever. I would never think to use balloons. Wow, and 400 of them. I can't even imagine. It looks wonderful and I know he is going to love it. How special. Hugs, Marty

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  20. I love it! Our 2-year-old grandson loves Mickey Mouse too. It really helps that our daughter (his aunt) works at Disney in Florida. He knows to expect fun presents when we visit her. This wreath turned out so cute...that is a lot of ballooons, but worth it!

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  21. Debbie that is beyond adorable! Love it and can see it in so many color combo's and stuffed 'friends'. I am so excited that I will be a Grandma in just a couple of months!!

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  22. oh my gosh, this wreath is so adorable, makes me wish my girls were little again.
    hugs
    janet

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  23. Debbie, what a great idea. Your thumb had to be sore after all that for sure. My granddaughter will be one on Wednesday. I forgot they were born so close together.

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  24. Debbie, I love, love, love your wreath! You did a fantastic job! What a precious idea for your little grandson, and for the front door too.

    Thank you for your sweet comments! Have a great week, I cannot wait to see your party pics!

    Nicole

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  25. How cute! Love your creations Debbie.
    Happy birthday to your grandson.

    Happy new week. Regards.
    Regina

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  26. How clever and how cute Debbie..Your daughter is going to love it girl..Happy Birthday to Austin...Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  27. Too dang cute, Debbie! You did a beautiful job! You need to reward your sore fingers with a manicure! Happy Birthday to your little grandson!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  28. I love it too Debbie! And truthfully when I read the title of your blog post I thought "hmmm I wonder how Debbie is going to make this one work?" Well you DID girlfriend! It's adorable!! Awww first Birthdays are so special!Hope your poor thumb feels better! Vanna

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  29. OMG, can this be any cuter, Debbie? Labor of love indeed! Can you believe it's almost a year since our grandsons were born? I'll be in Florida for mine. Wasn't I ahead of you for a few days? And yes, I was "Sleepless in Seatlle", lol....Christine

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  30. What an amazing wreath Debbie!
    You are super Grandma! Happy b-day to the little guy and I hope your thumbs are feeling better soon!
    Cindy

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  31. So cute, my youngest daughter's favorite was Minnie and Mickey. Who'd of thought balloons!

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  32. Salut Debbie...that is the cutest thing - wow - I can't believe the number of balloons, but it was worth it. I'm sure "little one" will be squeeling with delight! She may have to hang it in his room! Linda

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  33. This is the cutest wreath I have ever seen. You did a spectacular job. You have taken wreath making to another level. Thanks for sharing you outstanding creativity. ~~Sherry~~

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  34. Debbie,
    That Mickey wreath is just too darn cute!I remember the love affair I had with the Mickey Mouse Club and yes. . .I still have my ears!HA!
    About that sore thumb. . .next wreath project think about using what our grandmothers had in their sewing baskets. . .a thimble. Larger ones will fit your thumb and hopefully ease the pain. Thanks for this adorable idea! Hm~m~m. . .I'm envisioning a pastel wreath with a bunny!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  35. Debbie, you have the best imagination. This is a darling idea! This wreath is so colorful and such fun. Perfection! Love Micky Mouse and his wonderful smile.
    Happy Birthday to sweet little A. Miss Annabelle celebrated her 1st birthday with a lady bug theme.
    Hugs to you and your sweet family. ~ Sarah

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  36. You and Baby Kitty did a spectacular job on the Mickey Wreath! I'm a huge fan of just about anything Disney! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the party, please say Happy Birthday for me. Thank you for linking to Masterpiece Monday, have great week! Mary :O)

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  37. oh my gosh, that is AWESOME! it really looks spot on...you should give disney a call. they may ask you to make some more, if your hands can stand it!

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  38. Great idea, thanks for sharing it. I can see many different ways to change it around for various occasions. Your photos are so good!

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  39. Absolutely S P E C T A C U L A R !!!! I'm going to borrow the idea for my granddaughter's third birthday. Thanks for all of your inspiration, Debbie.

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  40. I can't believe your grandson is going to be one already. Gosh, does time fly and what an adorable wreath for the party.... soooo creative! But then you always come up with the BEST creative ideas!

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  41. Love this ideal, gona steal it for a birthday party for my great niece coming up. See her on my latest blog post. Thanks, Richard at www.myoldhistorichouse.blogspot.com

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  42. Debbie this is so FAB-U-LOUS!!! I love this idea(will have to "borrow" it), and my youngest loves MM, so this got her to squeal! Happy Birthday to your little grandson!

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  43. Deb, 400 balloons! The wreath is adorable and I know your grandson will love it. I hope he has a wonderful 1st birthday.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  44. Hi Debbie, this is darling! What a cute idea to customize your wreath to Mickey.

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  45. Sorry Debbie those last two deleted comments were me. I was trying to copy paste a craigslist addy and for some reason it wouldn't let me.

    Ok so here I go again...
    Debbie I saw this on craigslist and thought of you right away! This would be perfect for Valentines day......
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/clt/2188648044.html

    I bet they could ship it to ya. Vanna

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  46. OK that time I wrote it out by hand and it STILL won't ket me post it. Sorry!... Anyhoo it was a quimper plate for $16 in the shape of a heart from 1968. Vanna

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  47. oh wow that is just too cute....lucky grand baby...

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  48. Hi Debbie! OH, this is the cutest wreath I've ever seen! And you used balloons! How precious. I'm sure your little grand is going to love this!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  49. What a great idea..I bet your grandson will love it! So creative, gives me a multitude of ideas...

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  50. O-o-oh! How cute is this!! Happy Birthday to your Grandson on his special day.

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  51. Hey Deb, What an ingenious wreath! Love it! Johnny & I went to Commerce recently to and couple antique stores up that way and found some great deals. I can't believe that your little grandson is already one year old. TIME FLYS! Hugs friend... Watched an all French movie today with English captions. It was so fun. :)

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  52. Your wreath is fantastic! I love Mickey, too. This is just the cutest idea.

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  53. All those balloons! What a job that was but what a great result! Can I come to the party, I love Mickey too!

    xo, Bonnie

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  54. This is Disney Magic! I LOVE IT!!! and it's definitely worth a soar thumb(that's easy for me to say, hehe)...OMG he is going to LOVE IT!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  55. Could you and Baby Kitty come to Dallas and help with our next party?!! Seriously, that is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. I'm already scheming about how to do small ones for the cheerleading banquet! Thanks for an adorable idea.
    xo, Andrea

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  56. Hi Debbie! this wreath is just as cute as it can be!! I have never seen anything like it. I remember when this sweet baby was born. Boy that year went by in a hurry. I thought this MM wreath was going to be for YOUR special birthday :) (oh, wait! That was last year with me!)

    Donna

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  57. So, so cute! I love how you did it in Mickey colors rather than tradtiona birthday brights. I'll date myself by saying Mickey everything was huge when I was a teenager. I knew a few girls back then who woul d have loved that even as teenagers.

    Grandma may have to buy her grandson another Mickey! You should keep that one on a wall in his room since he loves Mickey so much. For a sore thumb, you really should get more than a day's use out of it. :)

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  58. Debbie,
    Love this cute idea that you had here...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the little one!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  59. Cutest wreath ever!!!!!! We will be copying for sure! Thanks for sharing your great ideas. {We just got back from WDW so have a soft spot for the mouse!}
    Blessings
    Sue

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  60. What a cute wreath. Another idea to copy. Thanks for sharing.

    Amy

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  61. How cute Debbie! I love it! I am going to copy your idea for my grandson's first birthday in May but will use the Baby Einstein Octopus. He absolutely loves that octopus! I cannot wait to see the pictures from your grandson’s first birthday! So exciting!

    ~ Tracy

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  62. That's Adorable! I Stumbled it for you.

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  63. absolutely love the wreath. Such a fantastic idea. I can't wait to see the birthday pics. You are so right, you only have one first.
    I don't know the color of Kim's bathroom. I will ask her and get back on that. I don't think I email you. The return email showed as "no reply". I will post it one of your latest posts. Hugs, Ginger

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  64. What a darling wreath. Your grandson is very lucky to have such a creative grandma. It's so happy and cheerful.
    Cindy

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  65. omy since I only live a few miles from Disney, I've got to try this how many bags will you say you used?

    Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

    Maggie

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  66. Well, I guess you need an ice pack for that thumb...that's an amazing gift of love! Don't tell my daughter-in-love that you made this, please. It's darling, and I know that it will set a perfect tone for the whole party. Have a great time! Cherry Kay

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  67. That is flipping adorable! I've seen balloon wreaths before, but I've never seen a Mickey wreath!!! We're HUGE Disney fans around here.

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  68. Aw, that wreath is the cutest! Totally worth a sore thumb! :)

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  69. Absolutely adorable!!! Happy bday to your grandson.

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  70. Your little grandson will be so happy when he sees his Mickey Mouse wreath! You are a really awesome Grandma!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  71. Absolutely adorable Debbie, I love it! Enjoy this special B-Day with your family:@)

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  72. Super cute!! My daughter saw this on one of the link ups and made me stop by and look at it. What a great idea!!

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  73. Oh, my goodness, so cute, and what a wonderful (and versatile) idea. I'll bet a little man was very excited by this!

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  74. This is lovely and so cute! I am hosting a giveaway on my blog...hope to see you there:-) hugs Anu

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  75. That is fabulous! My grandsons birthday in in Aug...I see one in my future haha.
    Then my daughter is due in Sep with Baby #2 = ) So I see a coming home wreath coming up too! Thanks so very much. And of course a very happy birthday to your grandson!

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  76. That is one of the cutest wreaths I have EVER seen! Great job! I love it and I'm sure he will too. I'm herer from Amanda's party.

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  77. This is SO adorable! How fun and festive. Your grandson is going to just love it! I am loving it! Thanks so much for sharing this cute project. I am stopping by from Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading party.
    Jenn

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  78. Oh my word - that is adorable!!! I wish I had the patience to make something like that. Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Visiting from Fun to Craft's blog party.

    This is great! I tried to make a balloon wreath once but didn't have enough balloons. Thanks for saying the exact number of what we need!

    love the colors you used with Mickey.

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  80. What a great idea to make this wreath- this is so sweet and came out absolutely adorable! Sounds like a super fun party!! I love Mickey Mouse too! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  81. This is sooo stinkin' cute! My son is turning 2 this month and is OBSESSED with Mickey.... so, Mickey Mouse party it is! This will be an adorable addition to the party decor. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. Totally worth the time!! It is too cute!

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  83. Came over from Tatertots & Jello Linky Party. This is SO cute!!! I think we may do one of these before our next trip to Disney!!! :o)

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  84. Love this idea! It could work for every theme. So cool!

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  85. Debbie, great idea!
    Wow, you love plates as much as me! Can't wait to check out more of your blog!! Lori

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  86. OMG...I am in love with this! We are planning my sons 1st birthday and we are also have a Mickey themed party. This is the cutest idea. I have seen the balloon wreaths before but never in a mickey theme or with the stuffed animal what an adorable touch. So glad I visited from TT&J!

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  87. Debbie, does your mind ever stop racing? I don't know how you come up with such fabulous ideas. This is just toooooo cute! What a special touch for his b'day party! I hope your thumb is feeling better. LOL! That IS a lot of pushing. Thank you for linking this adorable idea to Favorite Things. laurie

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  88. Cute! I used to have hairbows made like this! Following you from the Sunday Showcase! :)

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  89. I love this!!! We did a Minnie theme for my baby girl's first birthday party, and I WISH I had seen this before then. Thanks so much for posting!

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  90. Deb, I am just blown away!! Yes, that is a labor of love. What a great job you did. I bet he'll love seeing his Mickey hanging out on the front door. Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :)

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  91. so cute :))

    stoping by via Showcase Sunday...

    Kay Ellen

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  92. I loved this idea so much I had to share on my blog on "Shout Out Sunday".

    What a great decoration. I will definitly going to be making this for many parties. It's such a versatile idea. You could make it for almost any theme.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  93. I LOVE Mickey! And I love this wreath! How festive. I'd have it year round ;)

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  94. This is such a great idea! Would you mind if I feature this on my blog on Friday? www.fastdaze.blogspot.com

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  95. I am in love with this wreath!! I hope to make one form myself...one day. ;-)

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  96. oh my gosh this is sooo cute! is it weather proof?

    Veronica
    Free Digital Scrapbooking

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  97. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wreath! My son is turning 1 in December and I am planning a huge Mickey Mouse party! I love your wreath

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  98. Thank you for sharing, and excellent job! I will make a wreath like this!

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  99. HOT DOG, i LOVE, love, love this wreath!!!! thank you so very much for sharing!! saw on pinterest but no one linked back to you! so frustrating! i found ya though and made a legit link to your blog!

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  100. I love your wreath! I also made one & I know what you mean about the sore thumb lol also about the amount of balloons so funny!

    xoxo
    twentyfour7
    Susan

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  101. I saw this on Pinterest and you gave me the link to your blog...LOVE it!!! Sooo glad you had instructions as well! I'll be doing one like this for my son's 2nd birthday (Cookie Monster/Elmo)

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  102. Awesome Mickey wreath! My mother loves Mickey. She would love a wreath like that.

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  103. Oh I just Lov this !! What a wonderful Idea happy Birthday to your Grandson.
    I think for My Grandson'e Room I will make a Marvel One with Spiderman Hulk etc...
    I would Love to see a Spring /Summer One on your door. Such Creativeness.
    Lisa from @Savannah Attics

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  104. This is amazing!!! I am going to do it for my sons 2nd bday coming up.. He is a Mickey freak!!!!!

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  105. Hi, Debbie! I'm stopping by to let you know that I featured your magical Mickey Mouse Birthday Wreath on my blog today!! http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/07/magical-monday-23-virtual-disney.html ... I absolutely LOVE it!! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!! Have a fabulous week!! :)

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  106. My friend's baby is turning 1 this October and a Mickey Mouse Birthday Party is on top list. The very reason why I decided to make a collection of this amazing party ideas. I hope it would be okay to list some of your ideas on my compilation? Please say yes. Nice stuffs in here and thanks for sharing.
    God bless always!
    Regards,
    Meow
    http://meowchie.snydle.com/mickey-mouse-birthday.html

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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