Celebrate an upcoming birthday with one of the only rodents people actually welcome into their homes: Mickey Mouse. Feature Mickey on your custom party invitations and make your event the happiest place on Earth. Obtain a picture of the party's main Mouseketeer, and use one of a couple of different design programs to put together your invitation on the computer. Your personalized greetings will delight recipients who greet The Mouse at the mailbox and have them anticipating the celebration.
Items you will need
- Microsoft Publisher
- Digital Mickey Mouse image
- Windows Paint
- Adobe Photoshop
Using PublisherStep 1
Open Microsoft Publisher. Click the "Invitation Cards" button on the "Available Templates" screen. Double-click the "Party" file folder and scroll through the invitation options. Double-click an invitation to open it on the Publisher workspace.
Click the main picture on the invitation. Press the "Delete" key to remove it. Click the "Insert" tab. Click "Picture." Browse to the Mickey Mouse image and double-click the file name. Drag the picture into place on the invitation.
Click into the main text box on the invitation. The text will become highlighted. Type over the text with your information, such as "Please join Mickey and me for a birthday party!"
Add additional text by typing over the template's text boxes. Change the text's appearance by clicking the "Home" tab and using the font, text size, text color and positioning options in the "Font" section.
Click the "File" tab. Click "Save As." Type a name for the invitation, select a place to save the Mickey file and click "Save."
Using PaintStep 1
Open Microsoft Paint. Click the "Paint" button. Click "Open." Locate the Mickey picture and double-click it, opening it on the Paint canvas.
Click the "Paint" button again. Click "Properties." Type the dimensions for the invitation into the "Width" and "Height" boxes, such as "6" and "4" respectively. Click the "Inches" radio button. Click "OK," and Paint will add to the canvas or resize it. Skip this step if the Mickey picture is exactly your preferred invitation print size.
Select a small colored box from the "Colors" section of the ribbon. Choose one that will stand out on the picture or canvas.
Click the "A" icon in the "Tools" section for the text tool. Click the canvas and choose a font and text size. Type the birthday honoree's name, the date and time of the party, what to bring -- such as Mickey Mouse ears -- and how to R.S.V.P. Change colors in the "Colors" section for a rainbow text look.
Click the "Paint" button. Click "Save As." Enter a name for the invitation and click "Save."
Using PhotoshopStep 1
Open Photoshop. Pull down the "File" menu and click "New." Type "MickeyInvite" into the "Name" box. Enter dimensions for the invitation's width and height into their corresponding boxes. Select "inches" from the two drop-down menus. Click "OK" to open the Photoshop canvas.
Click the "File" menu and select "Open." Navigate to the Mickey Mouse picture. Double-click the file. When it opens, click the "Lasso" tool on the "Tools" pane. Draw an outline around Mickey. Press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys to copy the selection. Click back to the "MickeyInvite" tab and press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the copy. Drag it into place on the invitation.
Click the "T" icon on the "Tools" pane for the type tool. Select a font, size and color for the main invitation header from the toolbar at the top of the screen. Click the invitation and type the greeting, such as "There's a mouse in our house for Max's birthday!"
Change text formatting with the toolbar as desired and click again on the invitation. Type the rest of the invitation details.
Click the "File" menu and click the "Save" option.
Tips & Warnings
- Find a Mickey Mouse picture to use for the birthday invitations from the Disney website. Use a screen capture or graphics program to copy the image. Another option is to draw Mickey within the software program you're using for the invitation. The easiest Mickey would be the iconic silhouette of his head, a large circle with two smaller circles for his ears. In Photoshop and Paint, use the "Brush" tools with black paint color. In Publisher, click the "Shapes" button off the "Insert" menu and use three black circles to make the Mickey head.
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