Ok, so I must admit – the reason for this post is partly selfish – as I just recently found out my husband and I are expecting our first little Mouseketeer – due in October! We are thrilled, and of course I have been in overload thinking of things we need to get and buy and prepare and reading books and napping (the napping being one of the better parts of pregnancy I think!), and one thing that has already been brought up to me by one of my closest friends is my baby shower – and she suggested it be a Disney themed shower! Obviously I didn’t really have to think about that one – and she has already gone full steam ahead with thinking about décor, favors, and more! I am super grateful to have her and other friends and family helping plan such a great event for our soon to be little guy or gal, and ideas have been flying around for various things – which got me curious about Disney parties in general – as I will likely be wanting to have some for my child in the future, so I wondered – exactly what is involved in a “Disney Themed” party?
Well, the short answer is – A LOT! You can really go as far as you want with something like that, from the big to the small details – everything can be customized to fit your theme. Let’s take something classic like Mickey, for example. And start with something everyone will notice – the décor:
Banners, signs, tablecloths, plates, and more can be created or purchased featuring Mickey himself
The FOOD is probably my personal favorite part of ANY party – and if you’ve got a Mickey Cookie cutter – you can pretty much make any food mickey shaped! Like sandwiches, brownies, cookies, cheese and meats for deli platters, and much more
Most celebrations involve some kind of sweet ending – usually in the form of CAKE! You can buy a Mickey cake pan at most craft store chains, or go rogue with your own design
Party favors are common at a lot of birthday parties and baby/wedding showers, and usually are just something simple and small – for kids you could do a goodie bag with stickers/crayons/coloring pages etc, or candy, or you could make something all on your own – like individually wrapped Mickey shaped cookies
Not sure where to start? 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! Check out Pinterest for tons of great ideas – as with anything crafty or food related, the site is bursting with blog posts and pictures and recipes to help make your theme party the talk of the town! You don’t even have to wait until a birthday/baby shower to use some of these ideas – you can do a Disney movie night, or a sleepover, or anything really!
Oh – and as a tip for those who are slightly less crafty/DIY inclined – Disney party supplies can be purchased at places like Party City – and they offer a pretty decent selection too – from cutlery and plates/napkins, to décor and favors – it’s all there and ready to help you host the perfect Disney themed bash