Mickey’s 90th Anniversary

Come one, come all, young and old to one of the biggest celebrations this year: Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday celebration. On November 18, the worlds most beloved and most famous mouse turns 90 this year and the Rampart is taking a dive into the festivities and have an all things Mickey article. We are going to look into some fun Mickey themed crafts to make, some ‘hot-doggin’ treats to enjoy, and other ways to celebrate this amazing milestone.

 

But first, let’s take a look at the history of the most well-know mouse. Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse in 1928 when he asked animator Ubbe Eert Iwerks to start creating new characters for the still young Disney studios. Iwerks saw some drawings of mice drawn on a picture of Walt Disney and he used this as his inspiration for the new character. Mickey’s original name was actually Mortimer Mouse until Disney’s wife convinced him to change it to something else, and then the name Mickey Mouse came to be. Mickey’s first screen test was on May 15, 1928.

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Every great party needs decorations, and what better-themed decorations than Mickey shaped decorations? The first craft is easy enough for even the little ones to enjoy: plates that look like Mickey! This is a simple craft but can get pretty messy if you are not careful with the paint. The best part about Mickey is that you can make a decoration out of anything, because of his simplistic design, all you really need is three circles to make up his head, as well as black, red and white paint. Another craft to make, which is even messier, is a bleached out Mickey shirt. You take a black t-shirt and use bleach to stain the black shirt with a Mickey Mouse stencil. Our final craft to make that every Mickey Mouse themed party needs is Mickey Mouse party hats. This relatively easy craft uses ready-made party hats that you can glue your own design onto the front, and also glue Mickey Mouse ears on the side. These are just a few basic simple crafts to help you make you Mickey themed party fun and spectacular.

Now for the yummy part: the fun treats to make for your Mickey themed party. The first is Mickey Mouse cookies. All you need is regular and mini Oreos and red and brown melted chocolate. This is a fun and delicious treat that everyone will enjoy. If you are looking for a fun, but healthy, treat to have as a centerpiece for your party, make a Mickey fruit platter. This is a delicious platter with strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries. When arranged correctly, this will look like the bottom half of Mickey Mouse! Finally, the last treat to make is a chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting and two Oreos as Mickey’s ears.

To celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday don’t forget to rock your Mickey ears on November 18. Make sure to check out the ABC Family “Mickeys 90th birthday spectacular.” It features a lot of musical guest and stars to celebrate the famous mouse’s birthday. Also, check out Disney Channel for more specials. We hope you have fun celebrating Mickey’s 90th birthday, and we wish Mickey Mouse a special Happy Birthday from the CCRampart.

Sources:

Mariah. “Mickey Mouse Paper Plate Craft is Great for Your Favorite Disney Fan!” The Simple Parent, thesimpleparent.com/mickey-mouse-paper-plate-craft/. Accessed 15 Nov. 2018.

“Mickey Mouse.” Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mouse#Origin. Accessed 8 Nov. 2018.

Babble. “CELEBRATING MICKEY MOUSE WITH 13 EASY CRAFTS.” Babble, http://www.babble.com/home/mickey-mouse-crafts/.

Heaton, Erin. “How to make Mickey Mouse ears birthday party hats.” Lansdowne Life, 12 May 2012, www.lansdownelife.com/2012/05/how-to-make-mickey-mouse-ears-birthday.html.

Pretty My Party. “40+ Mickey Mouse Party Ideas.” Pretty My Party, 26 Jan. 2017, www.prettymyparty.com/40-mickey-mouse-party-ideas/.

Image Source:

Medina, Ariceli . Mickey’s 90th Anniversary. “Pintrest.” http://www.pinterest.com/pin/353532639497315034/. Accessed 19 Nov. 2018.

Steamboat Willie . “Steamboat Willie ,” by Wikipedia . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat_Willie. Accessed 19 Nov. 2018.

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