Month: September 2013

Disney Princess Themed Baby Shower

Preparing for a PrincessA Royal Baby Shower Inspired by the Disney Princesses

Last fall I had the honor of planning a Disney Princess-Inspired Baby Shower.  Of course this was immensely fun and I’m thrilled to share some of the Princess touches with you!

The Princess Shower Invitation with Insert

Princess Shower Invitation

Each envelope  held a party invitation and an insert requesting each guest to bring their favorite Princess storybook.  Here is the wording of the storybook request, if you’d like to use it in the future.

Once there was your favorite princess story book;

That you gazed upon for hours and just looked and looked.

We chose our favorite princess story when we were very young.

Now it’s Gwynn’s turn to join in our princess fun.

 Please bring Gwynn a copy of your favorite princess story book,

So now she can sit for hours and just look and look and look.

Party Details

Table Setting

What could be a better centerpiece at a Disney Princess Shower than a Cinderella Fairytale Pumpkin? I found this beautiful centerpiece, along with multiple other white pumpkins at a local farmers market.

With the shower being held at the beginning of the Fall season, the pumpkin icon of Cinderella’s coach was used for the party favors.  Guests were also given a box to gather the Princess themed sweets of their choice from the Royal Dessert Table.

Royal Dessert Table

Princess Baby Shower Treat Table

The two menus on the table told of how each treat was themed after a Disney Princess.

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The Baby Princess Shower Cake

Princess Gwynn Cake

The Princess Shower Games

Baby shower creative game

Onsie Upon a Time Decorating Contest

baby showerThe shower took place within my little Cape Cod Cottage, so space was limited.  I decided the perfect place to host this “Game” was in my daughter’s nursery.  I purchased a few different sized white onsies, added some royal scripted material to cover classic wooden clothes pins and used ribbon as a clothes line to set up the game.  Took my children’s very sturdy Pottery Barn table and chairs and placed them in the center of the room.  Guests of the shower were teamed into two and given 10-15 minutes to create a “Onsie Fit for a Princess.”  They used scissors, ribbon, fabric squares in the color scheme of the baby’s room, some images that I had cut out ahead of time for those not wanting to start from scratch and of course Iron On material and fabric glue to make it all stick.  The Mommy-To-Be then chose the winner!

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In addition to the Onsie Upon a Time Game, we played a game of Disney Princess Charades.  Ahead of the shower, I made a small personalized Princess notepad for each guest.  On the last page of the notebook the guest would find a picture of the Princess they were to act like.  Just in case the guest did not know whom this princess was, I included a little wiki about each in the notepad.  The guests totaled eleven, each being a different princess.  For about 15 minutes, guests role played as if they were their given Princess name.  This was hysterical to watch them try to communicate.  At one point one woman dropped to her hands and knees and started to pretend she was cleaning my kitchen floor!  At the end of the 15 minutes, they gathered their notes on each other.  And I announced each Guest’s Princess name.  We actually ended up with than one person who knew every Princess present at the shower!

Princess Party Favors

2012 270Each guest took home a silver or gold princess pumpkin, perfect for the fall season.  Adorned with a Royal Princess thank you sticker, the shower guests’ treat boxes were also filled with their choice of Disney Princess Themed treats, destined for those Princes at home waiting for a snack!

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Now that Princess Gwynn has arrived, I wonder…will she be requesting a Royal Gala for a future birthday party?  I hope so!


Delicioulsy Evil Villain Cupcakes

Deliciously Evil Villain CupcakesA Disney Villain Party ~ What Devilish Fun!

On Friday, September 13th Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida hosted a frightfully fun Villain’s event called  “Unleash the Villains”.  It was such a huge success that the park’s parking lot reached its capacity!  There’s no denying that we all have a favorite Disney Villain.  These “Disney Villain Inspired” cupcakes feature my favorite Villains!

Look for the tutorials on how to make these tasty little trouble makers throughout the month of October.  I have previously featured two Villain cupcakes on the blog, Captain Hook and the Evil Queen’s Apples.  If you’ve missed them here are the links to the tutorials.

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Captain Hook CupcakeCaptain Hook’s Cupcakes

 Don’t forget Season 3 of Disney’s Once Upon a Time Series premieres this Sunday, September 29th on ABC.  Why don’t throw yourself a little Villain’s party in honor of Regina and Hook?


Mickey and Minnie Mouse Miniature Cupcake Treats

Miniature Mickey CupcakesA Sweet Touch of Mickey and Minnie to Make Any Moment Magical

Unless you’re Rapunzel stuck in her tower, your life is pretty busy.  You would probably love to design a pre-Disney vacation party for your family but you don’t have the time.   Here’s a perfect way to add a touch of Disney to your hectic schedule. Surprise your family with these yummy miniature Mickey and Minnie Mouse cupcakes.  This cute little pair, is not only portion controlled, but also quick to make!

I stumbled upon Nabisco’s Snack Well’s 100 Calorie Fudge Pretzels during a recent grocery trip.  As soon as I saw those miniature rings I knew I had to make miniature Mickey and Minnie Mouse cupcakes!  I doubt Nabisco would appreciate me turning their 100 calorie snacks into a litter of Mickey and Minnie inspired cupcakes, but I couldn’t help myself.

IMG_2192To Make a Miniature Mickey Mouse Cupcake

Bake your favorite chocolate cake in a mini muffin tin, apply chocolate icing to each cupcake. Open a snack bag of Snack Well’s Fudge Pretzels and pick out two pretzels that look about the same size.  Place two on the top of each cupcake.  DONE!


IMG_2193To Make a Miniature Minnie Mouse Cupcake

Bake your favorite chocolate cake in a mini muffin tin, apply vanilla icing to the cupcake.  Add Wilson’s Pink Sprinkles for Minnie’s polka dots.  Open a snack bag of Snack Well’s Yogurt Pretzels and pick out two pretzels that look about the same size.  Place two on the top of each of the cupcake.  Done!

They are so super easy to make, why wait for a special occasion?

I hope these easy-to-make cupcakes inspire you to surprise your family with a sweet touch of Disney tonight!

Disney’s The Never Girls Book Review and Giveaway

Disney never girls
Photo Courtesy of Random House

 Disney Releases From the Mist, Book #4 in its popular series, The Never Girls

If there’s a little girl in your life then you most likely already know about this adventurous series and have been patiently waiting for today’s special release. If not, allow me to introduce it to you.  The Never Girls books are an early chapter book series, perfect for young readers ages 6 to 10 years of age.  The series tells the story of four best friends and their adventures in Never Land with Tinker Bell and her fairy friends.  I was lucky enough to read From the Mist in advance and can tell you first hand this enchanting story will not disappoint young readers. Author Kiki Thorpe has made every little girl’s dreams come true in this book.  She transports young readers through a magic portal into Tinker Bell’s Pixie Hollow, where they begin an adventure filled with fluttering pixies and beautiful, magical horses!   In addition, the storyline is truly complimented by charming illustrations that will keep a young reader engaged.

I’m so excited to share with you that as a Mouse Ears Mom fan you can enter Random House’s 5 boxed sets giveaway of The Never Girls series, which includes newly released From the Mist! I’d love for one of you to win!  To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter below.  The giveaway ends on Tuesday, October 8th, so make sure you enter to win today!

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A Magic Kingdom Party

mickey-topiaryCelebrating the Happiest Place on Earth with Happiest Party on the Block

This week on the blog I will be featuring extremely creative and magical party ideas to help you and your family throw the perfect Pre-Vacation Walt Disney World Party.  Today I’m delighted to share with you A Magic Kingdom Party created by Erin of Landsdown Life.  Erin designed this party for her three-year old daughter’s birthday and what a pixie dusted perfect day her little Mouseketeer was given!

The attention to detail found at this party was outstanding.  Erin took the time to custom design and create the party invitations, décor, food, party hats and favor bags (featured below).  Since her daughter’s two favorite rides are It’s a Small World and The Enchanted Tiki Room, she included both into the party’s design.


On her blog you’ll find not only decoration details, but also four other posts regarding the Magic Kingdom Party details.

  • You’ll find a wonderful tutorial on how to make Magic Kingdom Party invitations.
  • An Activities post to tell you all about the fun Disney themed activities that little ones played while at her party.
  • A Favors Part 1 post, where you’ll find the details on the adorable favor bags and treats.  This post includes a free favor bag template.
  • A Favors Part 2 post, where you’ll learn how to make a special Mickey treat.  This post includes a free printable Mickey Inspired favor tag.

You’re going to love her party!  Below is the link to take you to her Party Decoration Details first:

Enjoy!  And have a Magical Monday!