Learn how to turn create a fun Minnie Mouse party backdrop out of inexpensive items, like pool noodles and paper napkins. Personalize it with your birthday girl’s name or just include a special birthday message.
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Birthday parties that are themed with specific characters can start to get expensive so look for ways to use basics to DIY your own decorations! This fun party prop looks like one of the most recognizable characters of all time yet it doesn’t come with a high price tag.
Minnie Mouse Backdrop Supplies:
- (4) Pool Noodles
- Duct Tape
- Black napkins
- Hot Pink Tablecloth
- Hot Glue
- Fishing line
- Serrated Knife (optional)
Curve a pool noodle and use duct tape to tape it to itself in a circle shape. Repeat with a second pool noodle. Use duct tape to attach two additional pool noodles together to create one large ring. Attach these all together to create the classic Minnie Mouse head shape! Optional: If you feel any shapes are too long, use a serrated knife to cut the pool noodle.
Unfold a black paper napkin and wrap it around the Minnie Mouse shape. Continue until the full shape is covered in black napkins as a base.
Open the paper napkin and rip into four squares along the folded lines. Tip: do this step for your full paper napkins stack separately of the next step to save time. Scrunch slightly and add a dab of hot glue to the bottom and stick to the pool noodle shape. Continue until the full shape is covered. Our pool noodle shape used about 2 packages of black napkins.
Unfold your plastic table cloth and cut in half lengthwise. Keep one piece as is for the bow shape and cut a skinnier long piece from the second piece.
Fold the two ends of the first piece into the center.
Scrunch the center to form a bow shape. Take the long skinny piece saved earlier and tie it around the center to create the scrunched bow shape.
Tie this table cloth bow onto the center of your Pool noodles to turn the design from a Mickey to a Minnie!
Use this piece as a fun backdrop for your party table or as a photo booth.
This one was hung up on a curtain rod that was hanging behind our table. These DIY party backdrops can be heavier than you think!
Not only does this DIY Minnie Mouse Party Backdrop look cute behind your table, it also doubles as a cute photo backdrop, especially when you add a banner featuring their name.