Tobins' Tastes: June 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mickey or Minnie? {A Disney Baby Gender Reveal Party}

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Hopefully you saw our recent news that we are expecting! Justin & I are both big Disney lovers who are Annual Passholders to Disney World so it was only fitting that we incorporate some element of Disney into our pregnancy announcement on social media. To carry on our theme we thought it would be fun to use some Disney Baby products to create a little gender reveal party to let our family know if Baby Tobin was going to be a Mickey or a Minnie!

Being that it was the end of the school year and that I am pregnant, I went with the less is more approach and decided to do a dessert party instead of having everyone over for a full blown sit down dinner. I did my decorating ahead of time with Disney Baby products I picked up at Walmart and I made sure that most of my desserts were easy to make.

For the main table, I used Disney Baby Table Toppers as place mats. I loved how easy there were to use and that they didn't slide around. As a future parent and an aunt to a very curious 5 month old, I find the idea genius.

For my centerpiece I used an old Easter tree and decorated it with Mickey and Minnie pacifiers and colored plastic safety pins I found in the party section at Walmart. I  used sippy cups to hold pretzel rods and Disney Baby silverware to serve the fruit.

Guests had a few different ways to show their support for their gender guess. I hung Mickey and Minnie bibs on a white foam board and let family and friends use mini pink and blue clothes pins to indicate which they thought it was. I also set up a milk station (because what goes better with desserts?) and guests could add a pink or blue straw depending on their preference.

At the table, all of the dessert choices but one were gender specific. I served:
  • White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods with pink or blue sprinkles
  • Sugar Cookies dusted with pink or blue sugar
  • Blueberries and Raspberries
  • Icing Filled Buttermilk Cupcake Bites

Guests could pick blues or pinks depending on what they thought the baby was. Everyone also got a mini cupcake with a question mark on it and they were instructed not to bite into until we gave the word.

To make the cupcakes, I used my basic buttermilk cupcake bites recipe and then dyed icing the appropriate color. After they cooled, I used an icing bag with a fine tip to inject each cupcake with icing. I then dipped each top in melting chocolate (as I do in the original recipe) and used an icing writer to pipe on a black question mark.

Once everyone had gotten their desserts and sat down, we had everyone bite into their cupcakes at the same time and reveal if Baby Tobin was a Mickey or a Minnie.

And the moment of truth???

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