contributed by: Alexander Schoening,
Cut out rectangles from gray construction paper and fold it in order
an inside and an outside. Stick pictures of mice (you can cut them out
Mickey Mouse magazines) on the inside and outside. Write with capital
letters on the inside of the invitation card:
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A MICE PARTY TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY!
Please dress up as a mouse!
You could wear black, gray or white leggings and
a T-shirt or leotard in the same color. And do not forget the mouse-tail
big ears as well as a black nose and whiskers.
The most famous mouse
Mickey party supplies
Gray and white balloons or confetti everywhere, hang up posters or
of mice to the walls, white or gray tablecloth, put mice figures on the
table and pieces of cheese.
CAKE AND FOOD
Mice love cheese, so serve cheese cake, cheese pizza or other things
with cheese, but note that not every child likes cheese, so serve also
things without cheese (chocolate cake, cookies etc.)!
Almost every child loves ice cream, so serve the special "Mice Ice
It is one scoop of vanilla ice cream decorated with a red nose (a cherry),
two eyes (small pieces of chocolate) and two big ears (two chocolate
cookies); ask the children if they want to create themselves their
Make big gray gift bags for the kids. Fix a picture of a mouse to each
Fill the bag with a Mickey Mouse magazine, mouse stickers, a pencil
with mice, a black or gray bracelet, or other nice things. If boys are
invited please note that their bags might be a little bit different (for
example they do not wear bracelets). Fill also the following goodies in
bags: marshmallows, bubble gum, candy, chocolate bars or other sweets that
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
Feed Search: After separating the children
into two teams, the adults tie up
(for example with scarves) the eyes of each mouse. Then they hide a lot of
marshmallows or other sweet candy in the whole house or flat. After that
adults remove the scarves and the mice have to search for their feed. The
kids have to move on all fours (like real mice). When the children find
marshmallows they can eat them immediately. This game could last long time
but the kids will have a lot of fun. Pay attention that every child finds
lot of sweets. Every mouse should be lucky!
Show also funny cartoons with mice on your
TV. Then the children have a
funny break between the games in order to rest.
Cat and Mouse (if possible, play this game
out of doors): One Adult plays
the cat and tries to catch the mice. When a mouse is ticked from the cat
mouse has to sit down. The mouse that is still running when all others are
"dead" wins. Pay attention that the children do not stumble over
mouse-tails! Make them shorter if necessary.
Mice Dance: Play Music and let the mice
dance at their favorite songs.
Take funny snapshots of every mouse: best
with a Polaroid camera (so that
every child gets a photo of its cute costume after few minutes). The photo
would be cuter if the mouse has a slice of cheese in its mouth or hands.
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