How to Make Easy Minnie Mouse Centerpieces

Welcome to birthday party week at Coffee Cups and Crayons!  I’ll be featuring fun party ideas all week and am kicking off the Minnie and Mickey party series with an easy Minnie Mouse centerpiece idea I made for my youngest’s Minnie and Mickey birthday party.

Minnie Mouse Centerpiece How To

Minnie Centerpiece Supplies:

  • 2 small styrofoam balls
  • 1 medium styrofoam ball
  • black acrylic paint
  • wooden dowel
  • wooden skewer
  • floral block (check the dollar stores)
  • Red bow
  • white foam
  • small red bucket
  • red tissue paper

How to Make Cute Minnie Mouse Centerpieces for a Birthday Party!(Sorry for the poor quality photo!  I forgot to get a good one the day of the party.  Hopefully you can see how cute they would be!)

Here’s how to make them:

1.  Paint all the styrofoam balls black and allow to dry. 

2.  Cut floral foam to fit in the bottom of the bucket and place inside.  Use rocks to secure if necessary.

3.  Attach Minnie’s head and ears using pieces of a wooden skewer.  Place on the wooden dowel and insert into the floral block.

4.   Use a pin to attach the bow to the top of her head and place the white foam dots on the outside of the bucket.

5.  Add tissue paper to cover the floral foam and you’re done!

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party CenterpieceAnd here’s what the Mickey version would look like!

Stay tuned for more Minnie and Mickey party fun!  I’ll be posting ideas for Mickey and Minnie ears, games, food, the dessert table and more.

If you liked the centerpieces be sure to check out: 

Minnie and Mickey Favor Bags and Mouse Ears

Mickey and Minnie Party Games

Mickey and Minnie Food and Dessert Ideas


    • says

      They definitely stay on better! We wore ours to Disney a couple days after the party and Minnie herself loved them! The kids definitely thought I was super cool. :)

  1. ashley says

    what size styrofoam balls did you use? i think i purchased a bunch of 4″ balls for the ears…but dont’ know what size to use for the head?

    • says

      Hey Ashley! Thanks for stopping by! I used the 4ish inch ones for the head and the 2.5ish inch ones for the ears. I found all of my supplies at Michael’s if you have one. I think anything would work as long as the proportions were similiar. Let me know if you have any more questions. :)

    • says

      Oh no! We used regular black latex spray paint, but I could see how that would happen with styrofoam. You have to do more than one coat and kind of lightly move it back and forth as you go. Don’t stop in one area too long or get too close. That’s probably what happened. I do a light coat and then let it sit for a little bit. You don’t have to wait for it to dry completely — just set. Good luck! Let me know if you have any other problems. :)

  2. Stephanie says

    Those are so cute, those are awesome party decorations! If I added glitter to these how much do you think I should use?

  3. Melissa says

    I love the centerpiece idea but my daughter is turning 1 so is there anyway I can make a number 1 to stick on there some where?

  4. Melina Jakupovic says

    Hi, My son’s birthday is coming up and he is obsessed with Mickey Mouse. I would love to make these. Do you think I can use Durafoam or Smooth Foam balls instead of Styrofoam?


    • says

      Hi Vivian! I just loop the ribbon into a circle and then tie a tinier ribbon across the middle to gather it and cut off the ends. If you click on the Minnie ears post you can see a little larger version of the bow. It might make the instructions make more sense!

  5. Amy demetriou says

    Hi there,
    I will be making the table centrepieces for my daughters baptism and I have a few questions if you would be so helpful please…
    What size of balls did you use?
    How long is the wooden dowel?

    Many thanks,

  6. says

    Hi Ivonn!

    I’m so glad you like the centerpieces! I got the buckets at Party City. They have a website if you don’t have a location near you. Hope your party is great!

    :) Megan


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