Max is two!

Birthday’s are a big deal in my family. Being that both my children have summer birthday’s, their celebration’s double as an excuse to have family and friends over for a party at our summer house in Westhampton.

Last year for Max’s first birthday we did a nautical theme (see last years post) – which was just a cute theme to do, as we hosted the party at our summer home. Now that Max is developing his personality and can “kind of” tell us what he likes, We decided on Mickey Mouse, with the help of his Big Sis Sami.

I agreed to the Mickey Mouse theme, only if it wasn’t Mickey Mouse overload! Thanks to Pinterest and Etsy there were plenty of great ideas to get me going.

mickey mouse themed party

For food, we hired Justin’s Chop Shop, (our local butcher) to do a classic BBQ. I wanted simple food that both the adults and kids would like such as hamburgers and hotdogs and chicken and accompanied it with a corn salad and a watermelon and feta salad. I love to cook, so it took a lot of holding back for me to let go of this part of the party! The food was delicious and I was very excited to eat some of the leftovers for dinner that night (for round 2!)

mickey mouse themed food table party

mickey mouse themed party food

For activities swimming was the main attraction. Afterall, it was a pool party! We pretty much live in the pool all summer and are obsessed with cool floats. Apparently the kids were all fans as well.

I also rented a water slide after my daughter Sami saw it in a magazine. She of course went on it twice and decided it was too scary! Oh well! Her friends had fun! And yes, I too went down it…once!

pool party fun

For desserts I got all of my ideas from good ole’ Pinterest. I made oreo cookies that were super easy to make! I ordered Mickey cookies from Etsy – which were a disaster. Note to self: Mickey cookies don’t ship well. All of Mickeys ears cracked off! Thanks to my friends at Project Nursery, they helped me find replacement cookies from a local baker in Brooklyn who could make them with one days notice. With the help of Uber Rush, my cookies were delivered to me by 7pm the night before. My favorite find was the candy Mickey Kebabs that I saw online and tracked down to a candy store in LA. They were so cute, almost too cute to eat!

mickey mouse dessert table

mickey mouse desserts

What would a party be without ice cream? For the past 4 parties we have hired the same ice cream truck to come and serve treats to the kids and adults. I wanted to switch it up a bit this year, so I asked Coolhaus if they would travel out to the Hamptons for our party. It was so much fun for all the guests create their own ice cream sandwhich. Everyone had a choice 5 cookie flavors and 5 ice cream flavors. The ice cream was served in an edible wrapper that was customized for Max. They were so yummy!


coolhaus ice cream party

For party favors I purchased buckets that I found at Michaels for $1.99. I decorated them with Mickey Mouse decals and filled them with towels from Target that were $4.99 (thanks to Little Miss Party for the tip!) It was so easy and so useful.

towel  and beach pail party favors


The fun continued into the evening as it was easier for the kids to eat dinner and sleep in the car on their way back to NYC. All of the leftovers came in handy.

after party

Max had so much fun celebrating his 2nd Birthday!

max and mickey drink

Happy Birthday to my sweet boy!

Shop Sweet Lulu
Party Made Pretty
Paper Straws:
Pish Posh Party
Candy Kebabs:
Sweets From Heaven
Justin’s Chop Shop
Party Rentals:
Hampton Balloon
Ice Cream Truck:
Ilysia Belosa Designs