Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Travel Tips Tuesday - Birthdays!

In honor of my amazing son's 1st birthday, I thought I'd share some of my favorite ways to incorporate Mickey Mouse into any birthday, at home or in the parks.

I'm not sure if/when we'll celebrate Noah's actual birthday in at Disney - with our talks of running, we may become January visitors.   Since we couldn't celebrate there, I decided to bring home the magic!

Noah always notices the balloons at the grocery store.  He loves looking at them and playing with them.  Several  months ago, I found a Mickey Mouse Happy Birthday balloon that sings "Happy Birthday."  It's awesome.  Noah loved it, but I wasn't about to buy a 9 month old a Happy Birthday balloon.  So, I found it today.  And, as hoped, he loved it.

For older children, Playhouse Disney has a "birthday" party that will wish your child Happy Birthday during their birth month.  Check out the Playhouse Disney Birthday Celebration Site then give Mickey call 1-866-4-MY-DC-TV and you might have your birthday celebration announced during their monthly celebration!

If you're celebrating in the parks, that's another whole story!

First  - the most obvious - the Happy Birthday button!  Make sure to tell a Cast Member when you're buying your tickets that it's your birthday.

Second - make sure to note the celebration on any and all Advanced Dining Reservations!  When Melissa made our ADR's for our joint birthday lunch at the 50's Primetime Cafe in Disney's Hollywood Studios, she noted our birthdays and we both got complimentary Mickey decorated cupcakes!  With some advanced notice, you can also have a cake ready at any meal that you choose.
Mickey Mouse sprinkles and M&Ms.. Delicious!

Third - If you're staying on property, you can register for yourself or your little one to get a phone call from Mickey or one of his friends to call and wish them a very Happy Birthday!  For my 29th, I didn't get a phone call to my room, but a Cast Member I talked to in a store saw me and after a few minutes of talking to me, he said "Oh, Jennifer from VA?  We have a phone call for you" and right in the middle of the store, I stood on the phone "talking to" Goofy, who sang me a very magical rendition of the birthday song!

These are my favorite ways to have a Mickey Mouse Magical birthday.  Do you have any favorite ways to celebrate?

1 comment:

  1. All of our kids have had Disney birthdays. Mickey, Cars, Pooh and several Princess. Luckily, we have so many Disney toys that I can simply use those to decorate tables and cakes. But for those of you with daughters, my best investment was the Wilton castle cake decorating set. It is completely white and you decorate the pillars and turrets to match the color theme of your party.

    Next year, our plan is to take the kids to Disney for Emily's birthday. We have a princess meal planned for breakfast and Chef Mickey's planned for dinner. My parents will be there, as well as my brother and his family. We've never celebrated a birthday in WDW and I can't wait!