Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Disney Baby Shower!

Even though this doesn't have to do with my classroom, it does have to do with school.  Our teammates are just one more aspect of our lives at school and usually a very important one.  They are our second family, the people you spend most of your day with and on our team we go all out for each other!

One of my teammates just had a beautiful baby and I wanted to share the super cute baby shower we threw her (if I do say so myself!) before winter break.  She loves Disney and we knew that would be our theme long before she ever told us she was pregnant, haha.

Here is our table spread!  We tried to make these super cute Mickey Mouse cupcakes that we saw on Pinterest but around 1 AM the morning of, my teammate said it best... "Meet Mickey's illegitimate cousin Ricky."  Now to be fair, we used a different word than illegitimate, but you get the idea!  In décor, they were a Pinterest fail, but in flavor a success! 

Every food item was based on a Disney movie or character: Mickey Mouse's Cheese Platter, Minnie Mouse's Cheesecake, Three Amigos Chips and Salsa, Cinderella's Pumpkin Pie Dip, Snow White's Poison Apple Slices, Rabbit's Veggie Tray, and Ariel's Ocean Water.

On every table we had a little Mickey head centerpiece along with paper Mickey heads (made on my Silhouette Cameo) and directions for people to write advice for the new parents.


Our gift to her was a year of monthly onesies that were Disney themed.  Aren't they ridiculously cute!!!  We ordered the printables from Etsy, printed them on iron-on transfer paper, and voila!

We didn't really want to do any games because baby/wedding showers in our county have to be after hours, and we didn't want people to feel like they had to stay too late.  Instead we just had advice cards and "Diaper Duty" messages.  That diaper castle was made by our amazing art teacher!  IN. A. DAY.  More like hours.  It's hard to tell but the stained glass windows are of the classic Disney characters (Donald, Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto).

Last but not least, my favorite piece of all!  Our art teacher created letters of the baby's name using some of the most popular Disney male characters: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo, Tigger, and Peter Pan.  Isn't she amazing?!  I couldn't get over how well these turned out!

There were Mickey heads EVERYWHERE!  You can't see them, but we even had them hanging from the ceiling.  We used black circular paper lanterns and glued on black circles for the ears to create Mickey Mouse heads.  We were going to have a contest to see who could guess how many there were in total throughout the room, but after counting over a hundred and then loosing count we gave up, haha!  All in all it was quite a successful baby shower and I think mama was very happy!


  1. That's so wonderful! I wish we did more fun things like this at my school. Your colleague must have loved it!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  2. The Disney letters are my favorite thing too. Holy cuteness!