Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Minnie Mouse Birthday Celebration ~ Toys and Gift Ideas

Birthday parties are definitely one way I try to bring Disney into our lives between trips.  So far, my kids have had a Disney birthday every year (much to my relief!).  But yes, I am THAT mom.  The one who goes completely overboard and themes everything from the decorations and cakes to the clothes my kids are wearing to even the gifts.  So I couldn't wait to share some of Minnie Mouse gift ideas for part of our Minnie Mouse party ideas loop.  Emily has had two Minnie birthday parties so far, her first and her fourth, so I have plenty to share!


With the Disney Junior "Minnie's Bowtique," it has become much easier to find Minnie Mouse themed toys and gifts.  Emily loves Minnie's Bow Toons, and she has collected several of the toys themed from these short videos on Disney Junior.  I will share a few of our favorites, followed by a few we don't have that are on Emily's Wish List:

Minnie Mouse Plush
We have Minnie Mouse plushes of all sizes and in all colors of dresses.  Emily actually decorates her Disney Princess bed with about 15 different Minnies.  On the Disney site, you can purchase a Minnie Plush in pink or her classic red polka dot dress.  Even better, you have a choice of five different sizes.

Minnie Bowtique Snap Dolls (this is what Emily calls them)
We own all the Fisher Price Snap and Style Dolls, so when they released sets of Minnie Mouse "snap dolls," Emily just had to have them.  There are several "Bowtique" sets.  Each comes with a Minnie with clothes that snap on to Minnie.  Emily loves these!  We have several sets, including the beach, birthday and princess sets.  The only drawback to these as a mom is that each set comes with a Minnie.  You can't purchase just the outfit.  So we have five sets in all, which means five Minnies.  I can only hope they come out with Daisy or Clarabell (or both) with snap on outfits to go along with Minnie.

Minnie Mouse Scooter
Santa delivered Emily the crown jewel of Minnie Mouse toys.  A Minnie Mouse Motorized Scooter.  She absolutely loves it!  The funniest part is as she scooters around the yard, she looks like a natural on this little scooter, of course she has let me know she loves her princess helmet for her princess bike, but could really "use a Minnie helmet" for her Minnie scooter.  When she is outside, she is either on the her scooter or her bike, so I was relieved that using her scooter has not taken away from her learning how to ride a bike (and get some exercise!).

Here are a few of the Minnie items that Emily has asked for or we have seen out and about:



A Minnie Mouse Shopping Cart



Minnie Mouse Folding Trike: We do not have the Minnie trike, but we do have the princess one and both my girls have used it and loved it!



Minnie's Bowtique Squinkies (I am not sure what it is about Squinkies, but my girls are obsessed with them and have many more than any child needs!)

I could honestly go on and on with ideas for Minnie gifts - from Minnie furniture to costumes to play sets.  Luckily, with the release of Minnie's Bow Toons, you can find Minnie toys and gifts in many local stores!  Around here, we can't see a Minnie Mouse and not smile!  We love meeting her in Disney and have found many ways to bring her into our home in between trips.  What is your favorite Minnie Mouse toy or gift to give?

For more Minnie Mouse Inspired Birthday Ideas, headed over to some of my Disney blogging friends and see what they have shared:






15 comments:

Heidi Strawser said...

I love Minnie too.  She's my favorite. :)

MouseFanDiane said...

Great Ideas Beth, we have several Minnie Plush's. And I'm that mom too. Abby's first Bday party was all bear in the Big blue House, I even got them to make me the cake .. ;-)

DisneyDonnaKay said...

Beth, I am going to have to use these ideas for Lexi's Birthday in June!! She LOVES Minnie!  

Christina Mumpower said...

Minnie is a favorite in this house, too.  Ashlyn only has 5 different ones (including one from my husband's childhood) but that isn't from a lack of asking on her part!  :)  Minnie is her favorite to meet in the parks.  I haven't bought her any Squinkies yet, but I've heard from a couple of people that their kids love it, so I may just have to pick some up.

Christina @ Disney in Our Blood

Beth Green said...

gotta love the squinkies!  I'm glad they made the list! :)

DebSays said...

Aw how cute they all are! Wish I had a princess in the family. Those Squinkies are adorable!

Hallmark Ornament Collector said...

The Minnie Mouse Scooter is too cute!  I've gotta get one for my granddaughter.

Beth D. said...

We love this scooter! It is so cute!

Beth D. said...

My girls are Squinkies obsessed! They are very cute!

Beth D. said...

My girls have so many squinkies it is crazy! They play with them all the time, which is a good thing!

Beth D. said...

My girls are Squinkies obsessed, so I say get them! :-)

Beth D. said...

They are so fun and my girls play with them everyday!

Beth D. said...

I miss Bear in the Big Blue House!!! :-)

Beth D. said...

Me too! She is so fun!

Carina Servante said...

Oh my these are all adorable! I was confused between Minnie and Hello Kitty but both are fine for a little girls party since they are pinkish. But seeing your helpful Minnie Mouse birthday party ideas , I think I'm gonna suggest this to my friends!

I will be exploring more maybe I could add them to my own compilation. thank you so much!!! d