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Flying High with a Pizza Pie Planes Party! {Free Printable Menu Cards & More}

Planes Pizza Party

Are you going to see Disney Planes Fire & Rescue this weekend?  We’ll be there!

To say my son, Gavin loves airplanes, would be an understatement.  There isn’t a day that goes by when discussing planes or something that flies isn’t part of our conversation and aviation is a staple in almost every play activity.  This seven-year-old boy goes through flying toys as if he’s changing clothing.  It’s not because he doesn’t take care of his toys, he wears them out or the plane gets stuck in a tree.  With the movie release of Disney Planes last year (see my review here), Gavin’s love of airplanes unbelievably grew and he immediately started asking when Planes Fire & Rescue would be in the theater.  Well, the movie release week has finally arrived!

To celebrate this exciting event I put together a couple “Free Printable” Planes-inspired items that I created and party planning tips to help you host a Pre-Show “Flying High with a Pizza Pie” Planes Party for your little aviators and their friends!

 Planes Themed Pizza!

planes pizza menu

There are so many different types of pizza that you can have at a pizza party!  Try offering the kids specialty pizza and place these silly menu cards close by.  It’ll give young readers a chuckle or two before choosing their pizza.

  • Chicken Wing-man Pizza
  • Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Flying Pizza
  • Ham & Cheesy Flight Attendants Pizza
  • Pepperoni Pie In The Sky Pizza
  • Flying High Cheese Pizza Pie

I’ve created this set of FREE printable pizza party menu cards for you to use. (For Personal Use Only)  Simply print the Planes Pizza Party file (found below) on white card stock, cut the orange and blue colored cards out and fold along the white line.

Click on the Planes “Pizza Party Menu Cards” link for the five piece printable menu cards.

Planes Pizza Party Menu Cards


Planes cupcakesI made these Planes-inspired cupcakes for my son’s birthday party last year.  Check out the super simple cloud icing tutorial for these soaring cupcakes here!

Dusty cookie popsAnother Planes-inspired dessert option are these Dusty Cookie Pops.  You can see my simple tutorial here!

Decor! {Free Printable Template}

Now that you’ve got the food covered, time to decorate the food table! Add a simple planes garland to the front of your food table, to complete your pizza party table.

Airplane Garland template

You can download the airplane template here!

 Trace the template on orange and blue card stock for the airplanes to match the menu cards.  Then add blue and orange table wear and your party will be soaring!

Still looking for more Planes party ideas?

Check out my son’s planes-themed birthday party here!

Check In Desk (Presents!)

Now you’re ready to have the perfect Pre-show Planes-inspired Pizza Party!  Enjoy your party and then off to show!

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Heart cookies

Valentine dipped cookieA Minnie Heart That’s Oversized With Sweetness

Last week I shared with you an inexpensive and simple Valentine Mickey and Minnie Mouse magnet project for you to make with your little Mouseketeers.

Mickey Inspired magnetshttp://www.mouseearsmom.com/2014/01/16/inexpensive-and-simple-valentines-day-craft-for-children/

Last night I decided to turn the magnets’ designs into chocolate covered sugar cookies. My two-year old daughter, Victoria, loves Minnie Mouse and  I thought this Minnie Mouse Inspired heart-shaped cookie would be a cute Valentine to hand out.  I’ll attach a little note saying, “My Minnie Heart Is Sweet for You!”

The cookies were easy to make, but because of drying time, expect to spend a little extra time to complete the steps.   If you’d like to make them too, here are the supplies that you’ll need:

  • Heart shaped sugar cookies
  • Red chocolate
  • Bright White chocolate (for Minnie Mouse’s polka dots)
  • White M & M candies (for Mickey Mouse’s buttons)
  • Dark chocolate.  I found Chocolate Cherry Cordial Candy Melts from Wilton at our local craft store- YUM!

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  1. Once you’ve made your sugar cookie hearts, melt your red chocolate in a shallow pan that’s big enough to allow you to lay a cookie down flat in the pan.
  2.  Lay each heart, one at a time, in the red melted chocolate.  Using your fingers, gently pick the cookie up and shake the excess red chocolate off of the heart.  Then lay it on wax paper.  To make a Mickey heart, take two M&Ms and place them on the bottom of the heart before it starts to dry.
  3. After the red chocolate has solidified, melt the dark chocolate in a small container that is deep enough to submerge the top of the hearts.Valentine cookies 004
  4. Dip the tops of each heart in the dark chocolate.  Now the Mickey hearts are done!
  5. To complete Minnie’s look –  melt a small amount of white chocolate in a decorator bag.  I like to use Wilton’s disposable bags.  Once melted, snip the very tip of the bag off, making a small hole in the bottom.  It’s important that you don’t cut off too much of the bag or it will allow too much chocolate to pour out at once.
  6. Last but not least, pipe Minnie’s white polka dots onto the bottom of the remaining cookies.  Done!

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Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?  I’m working on it, but I still don’t know what to have Gavin hand out!  He couldn’t care less about Valentine’s Day, telling me to “Just pick something out Mommy”.  I’m wondering if it is being six years old and a boy that’s has Valentine’s Day on the bottom of his favorite holiday list.  Oh well, at least my little Minnie Mouse fan is excited!

Are you making anything special for your kids to hand out to their classmates?  I’d love to hear about it!  Have a great Sunday everyone!



A Set of Mouse Ears for Santa

Mickey Santa  EarsWhen it comes to MAGIC Mickey Mouse shares the top of the list with the “Man in the Red Suit”.

I think it’s only fitting that Santa should have his own set of Mickey Ears!  Today on The Disney Moms Blog I’m sharing my Santa Mouse Ears Sugar Cookies tutorial.  Here’s the link to check it out!    http://thedisneymoms.com/2013/12/13/santa-needs-mickey-ears/

While you’re over there, check out some fantastic articles to help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation!

Have a great weekend and if you live in the Northeastern part of the US, be careful.  The snow’s on its way!

Disney Christmas Cookies

Christmas Sugar CookiesDo you participate in a Cookie Exchange?

Each year when the cookie exchange invitation arrives, I quickly reply YES.  My cookie of choice is always the sugar cookie.  The empty palate that each cookie presents is exciting to me and I start my first batch eager to create a little masterpiece.

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This year I decided to theme my cookies after my family’s Christmas tree,

A Disney Christmas Tree!

Christmas Tree 002OK, here’s the disclaimer part: I am in no way a baker (I roll out premade tubes).  And I’m absolutely NOT a schooled decorator.

My cookie decorating ideas really are simply fabulous in my head.  It’s just trying to put them on the cookies that’s the problem!  Oh well, I try.  Each year upon finishing my first dozen cookies I vow to never pick the sugar cookie again.  As you can see, I didn’t listen to myself.

Gwynn's bday and cookies 044These are the two designs for my little Christmas tree cut out cookies.  The cookie on the right represents our Christmas trees ten years ago.  I had a beautiful Mickey Mouse tree topper that we used each year until our children were born.  Unfortunately it broke shortly after Gavin’s birth.  The cookie on the left represents our tree of today.  Mickey Mouse and various other Disney themed ornaments blanket the tree with memories.

Cookies, friends, and drinks- it’s a wonderful combination!

Every year I participate in the cookie exchange with a group of about 20 fantastically fun women.  The gathering isn’t so much about the cookies, although they’re yummy. It’s sincerely a few hours out of our busy holiday schedules away from our husbands and children to celebrate our precious friendships with women that are most special in our lives.  Women that we go to for support, encouragement, and sometimes a glass of wine.  If you haven’t participated in a cookie exchange party, consider hosting one.  I guarantee it will become an annual tradition that all of your friends look forward to attending!

I’d love to hear what cookies you’ve made for your cookie exchange.  Are they sprinkled with a touch of Disney?  Please share them in the comments below!