Mickey Mouse Table Setting

As I discussed over margaritas, I’ve been working on material.  My son, Noah, is turning 3!  Although I’m astounded at how much of a little man he has become, part of me questions how this little firecracker can only be 3 – he has given me significantly more years worth of memories and laughter!  He is great.
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He has many favorite things.  His favorite cookies are Oreos.  His favorite color is orange and his favorite TV show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  The scenario ended up resembling the scene I described in the Cinderella Princess Party post.  We had taken a family vacation to Disney this year.  As my daughter did a few years ago, my son instantly became enthralled and obsessed with the magic of Disney – more specifically Mickey Mouse.  I left Disney not only in awe of the magic but also with the realization that a lot of the magic came from the details:  the towels folded like Mickey Mouse, the pancakes and butter shaped as characters.  I wanted to bring some magic into Noah’s Mickey Mouse birthday party.

IMG_4414I started with a vision of creating Mickey Mouse chair covers.  Sounds like an easy task, but for someone who doesn’t know how to sew, it was a little more challenging that it appears.  My mother had been offering to give me her old sewing machine for a while.  I kept resisting, because I didn’t think I would use it.  I finally caved when I realized hand stitching wasn’t a time friendly option.  The second issue was I had a vision in my head, but no pattern.  Not that I know how to follow a sewing pattern anyway, but I needed some idea of what the hell I was doing template of where to start.  The below link will show you my chair measurements and the template I created.

Mickey Mouse Chair Cover Pattern

I started by cutting a black rectangle roughly 4″ wider than the widest point in my chair and 2″ higher.  This allowed for enough room to sew on each side.  In hindsight, I could have probably gotten away with only adding 3″ to the side, but as a newbie to the sewing world, I would rather be safe than sorry.  You can either cut 2 rectangles to sew together or if you want to get by with as little sewing as possible (like me) just double the height and fold over at the top.

I then cut a red rectangle about 9″ high and 1′ 6″ wide.  Again, hindsight being 20/20, I could have gone an inch or 2 above the 9″ in height.  I think the width was perfect.  Finally, I used a light layer of fabric glue to secure the buttons.

Ta Da…

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I had some extra fabric, so I also made a table runner.  No sewing required – SCORE!  I simply cut a strip of black cloth about 1′ longer than the width of the table.  I then cut a red runner about 2″ narrower than the width of the black fabric.  For the length I went about 2″ shorter than the width of the table to allow for a border.  Since I was working with felt I could get away without sewing.  I simply laid the red runner on top of the black.  I then used a little fabric glue to secure some buttons.  I completed the tablescapes by arranging some plates and bowls to resemble Mickey Mouse.

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Since I am the constant multi-tasker, I had the chair covers serve duel roles.  After dinner we used the chair covers as bags to collect candy and toys from the pinata.

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Stay tuned to see how the rest of the party came together.  Including my first ever Mickey Mouse cake…

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. mkcasey80 says:

    He is so adorable! Treasure him. He will never be that age again.

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  2. Erlenee says:

    The chair covers are too cute and I love how you reused them for bags too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  3. mmrli says:

    So cute and creative. Love it

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  4. beth says:

    So creative! Those chairs are so cute!

    Thank you so much for linking up with this weeks #justanotherlinky hope too see you again Sunday!

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  5. Very cute! I love anything Disney! Pinning!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting & pinning 🙂

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  6. sizzlesue15 says:

    What a little cutie you have he must have loved his Mickey Mouse theme. Thanks for sharing with us at #wednesdayswisdom

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  7. Such great ideas for a theme party! And I love the multi purpose seat covers. Smart and creative thinking! Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty! Looking forward to seeing you back next week.

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  8. Ali Gilbert says:

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE the Mickey chairs! Love, love, love! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday!

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  9. Your little guy is absolutely adorable! Such fun party ideas; I just love the chair cover/pinata bags! Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

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  10. This is so cute! I love the chair covers! It looks like everyone had a blast. Thanks for sharing. #ConfessionsLinkUp

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  11. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty says:

    What a cute setup! Looks like the details were perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much! Sewing was definitely a new endeavour for me, so it could have gone either way 🙂 Thanks for visiting the pARTy planning ~ the art in party planning!

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  12. Tina says:

    I love those chair covers and how it doubled as a bag for goodies! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday

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  13. Wonderful theme and a beautiful arrangement.

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  14. Nikki says:

    You did a great job! Everything is too cute.

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you visiting and your kind words! Have a great weekend!

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  15. This table looks great! What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday

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