Minnie Mouse Party Favors

Here is the first part of Stella’s party that I am going to share with you – a DIY tutorial on how to recreate the fun Minnie Mouse party favors that we gave the guests!

If you were around for my last party season (my girls and I are each 6 weeks apart in our birthdays, so I call it the party season), you know that I don’t like to spend a lot on parties, and I try to find useful party favors that don’t break the party budget – like the ideas shared in this post.  For our Minnie party, we created Minnie and Mickey headbands, as well as a favor bag that guests got to fill by playing fun games.
The headbands were super easy to create – I found plain black headbands on Amazon for $6 for 24 headbands.  Other then that, they just needed some scrap cardboard, black felt, and hot glue.
Start by cutting circles out of your cardboard.  I made the circles 2 inches wide, since my ears were 3″ wide and I wanted an edge to glue around the cardboard.
Next, I made a template out of scrap cardboard that I traced onto  the felt.  I created the template by tracing two 3″ circles with a small strip between them to wrap around the headband.  I traced the templates onto the black felt (remember – you need two sets of the template for one set of ears) and cut them out.
I (along with the help of my handy helper) hot glued the cardboard circles onto one side of the black felt. The cardboard will make the ears stiffer so they stand up.  Then, I wrapped it around the headband and glued them shut.  You could sew it, but I felt this was easier.
If you are making Mickey ears (I did half and half, so the bows had ears too), then you’re done.  If you are making Minnie ears, add a bow.  I created one by making a loop and then wrapping a small piece of white ribbon around the middle. I hot glued the bow to the top, and voila, Mickey becomes Minnie.
Stella refused to have her picture taken at all during her party (seriously… I have like no pictures of her!  I was so sad), but here is my oldest daughter and one of her friends, sporting the cute Minnie headbands.
Along with the headbands, I gave guests a small favor bag that they got to fill by winning prizes at the party games.  We had cute little prizes like Minnie and Mickey tattoos, stickers, bracelets, small tins of playdoh, mini notepads, and bubble tubes.  All together, the favor bags cost about $20 – for 18 guests.  The headbands cost about $10 to create, so that puts the favor total in at about $1.50 a guest.  Not too shabby!

And make sure you tune in over the next few weeks for more details from her party, like how we manage to throw such a cute party on a strict  budget.  I will also be sharing the party printables that I created for her party – so if you have any Minnie fans in the house, you won’t want to miss them!

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.


  1. This are too cute. I’m hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!

  2. This makes me smile! Looks like it was quite the event!! AND I was with you when you got half of those favors!

  3. Adorable! I’m helping my girlfriend plan a Minnie party for next month thanks for the great tips and ideas!


  4. So cute! I am planning on having a Minnie Mouse party for my little girl’s 4th birthday!

  5. I LOVE this idea. The headbands are super cute. Minnie Mouse is just plain awesome for a birthday party :)

  6. Hi Sarah, visiting from live laugh rowe. Loving those mouse ear headbands. I am always partial to little dress-up at a party.

  7. super cute theme!!!

  8. Adorable!

    Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

  9. Very cute! Thanks for linking to Whimsey Wednesdays!


  10. Cute cute cute!! I love this party :)


  11. I know I am very late seeing this but I just saw this link on Pinterest. Such an adorable idea. Do you, by any chance, have a link where you got the headbands on Amazon? :)

  12. Hi! I am planning to make these headbands for my daughter’s Minnie Mouse theme party. Can you tell me about how much felt to buy to make 24 headbands? Very cute!!


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