There are plenty of reasons to celebrate in life – and making new life is a pretty exciting one in my book! What’s even better than celebrating a mom and dad to-be is to celebrate them DISNEY style! Disney makes a great theme for a baby shower – whether it be a specific character, or a movie, or even just a “Disney” or “Disney Princess” theme. How can you infuse some Disney into your Baby shower plans? Read on to find out!
-Food – the best part of any party, shower, or gathering is definitely the food, right? For our purposes, let’s say you’re throwing a Mickey Mouse themed Baby Shower to celebrate a soon-to-be baby boy. One of the easiest things you can do is to make things Mickey shaped! Awill be your best friend – cookies are an easy one, or you can do Rice Krispie treats, or brownies, or cakes (really any baked goods would taste even better shaped like Mickey, don’t you think?!). For a main course, you can cut bread and assorted deli meats/cheeses into Mickey shapes as well, or even just arranging serving bowls into Mickey head shapes adds to the theme too!
-Cake – What kind of baby shower would it be without some kind of sweet ending? Check out this awesome list of Disney Cake and Cupcake Recipes – featuring Tow Mater, Toy Story, Princesses, Beauty and the Beast, and much more! You’re sure to find something that will work for your baby shower’s theme on this list – and if not, a classic Mickey head (aka, two small circular cakes and one large one!) made from delicious chocolate cake is sure to please any and all crowds. Oh, and if it’s a girl and you want to make it a Minnie themed cake, then simply stick a bow on one of the ears (real or frosting!)
-Décor – It’s not a baby shower without decorations! You can make a lot of these yourself – and they don’t need to be fancy. Streamers/tablecloths/napkins in coordinating character/movie colors (Black, white, red and yellow would be perfect for Mickey or Minnie!), and then some printed out pictures or signs to label the food/decorate the communal tables would be perfect. Centerpieces can be easy too – anything in those colors or little toys that match the theme are easy and quick to put together, or something cute like this Mickey and Minnie Diaper Cake is great if you’ve got the time (and skill!) . And If you aren’t super crafty, don’t worry – Party City can help you out – they have a ton of Disney themed decorations and coordinating cutlery/napkins/plates etc, so that could be an easy way to save a lot of time on shower planning
-Favors – I don’t know about you, but I always have trouble coming up with what to give as favors at baby or wedding showers – I always want to give something useful, but still cute, and edible if possible – but those don’t always end up coordinating perfectly! There are so many options out there that it’s hard to narrow it down – but I shall try! Some Disney baby shower favor ideas I really love are: Mickey shaped Rice Krispie Treats on a stick (decorated to look like the ones at the Parks with chocolate dipped ears and Mickey sprinkles, of course!), a cookie cutter for each guest, with an attached recipe for rolled sugar cookies (you could add a themed picture to the tag too) – ideas for this would be a star shaped cutter with a picture of Woody on the tag for a Toy Story Themed shower, or a dog shaped cookie cutter for a 101 Dalmations themed shower, or a snowflake shaped cutter for a Frozen shower (and the list goes on, really!). Another (easier!) idea for favors would be to order M&M’s in the theme’s colors and make little bundles of them for your guests
-Games – There’s always games at a baby shower, right? Some are more fun than others, and I personally love the idea of deviating from the standard/traditional shower games in favor of some DISNEY games! The easiest one to do would be Disney Trivia – a list of questions based on whatever your theme is (easily searchable online). Another fun game idea would be to do a Disney Movie title word jumble – mix up the letters of Disney movie titles and whoever gets the most right wins! Plenty of other Disney printables are available online, with a lot available on Pinterest too!
Anything goes here – just use your imagination!
But if you aren’t sure where to begin with your Disney Baby Shower planning, then think about the following questions:
-What’s the guest of honor’s favorite Disney movie/character?
-What did that character love to do?
-What did they eat in that movie?
-What colors does the character always wear?
-What is the one item that symbolizes that movie/character? (For example – Winnie The Pooh has his Hunny Pot, and the movie Cinderella can be summed up with a glass slipper!)
Once you have answers to these questions, you should have a handle on your theme, menu, favors, games, and décor, and can get to the planning! While these ideas are perfect for a Disney lover’s baby shower – you can also extend the ideas to a birthday party, sleepover, movie night, girl’s night, anything really!
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