Mickey and Minnie Food and Dessert Ideas!

It is always fun when you can come up with party food that fits your theme.  We came up with lots of Mickey food ideas while planning my daughter’s 2nd birthday party and have decided this was one of the easiest party food themes ever!

Appetizers and Snacks:

Mickey can be found all over the snack world — fruit snacks, cheese and fruit packages, dried fruit packages, juices and more can be found almost all of the major food stores.

My favorite was the Mickey shaped cheese we found at Walmart.   It’s perfect to serve with crackers and was actually pretty good. We decided to skip the other snacks and serve my daughter’s favorite hummus and chips and spinach dip and bread in cool Mickey shaped chip and dip bowls we snagged on clearance at Target.

Lunch or Dinner Food:

We served Mickey burgers and Hot Diggity Dogs, aka hot dogs.  During the summer you can actually buy pre made Mickey burgers at Target, but ours were made by hand by my sister who was in town for the party.  It didn’t take her long at all and they held together really well.  We also served Mickey shaped pasta salad and veggies.  We got the Mickey pasta from Disney World, but you can also find it online.  We have a huge red and white polka bowl with Mickey feet on the bottom, also on sale at Target, that we served the pasta salad in.  Unfortunately, I did not remember to take photos of any of this so you’ll have to use your imagination!

Other ideas we saw, but didn’t use, included Mickey Mouse chicken nuggets (Target), Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes, and Mickey PBJs.

Wait!  Here’s a pic of the birthday girl’s lunch.  At least you can see what the burgers look like cooked!

And how about this one?  Totally looks like Mickey’s profile — spooky!

Desserts:   

Minnie cake with Oreo ears, Oreo Minnie and Mickey cupcakes, brownie bites, sugar cookies, red licorice and white chocolate covered pretzels, and Mickey Mouse mini-waters.

This was definitely the easiest dessert table I’ve ever done.  Half of the items were store bought, including the cupcakes that I ordered and just asked them to top with plain white frosting.  I made the cupcake and water bottle wraps by cutting strips of paper with my paper cutter and then taping them together with clear tape.  The Mickey heads are stuck to the front of the water bottles with double sided tape.

How to Make the Mickey and Minnie Oreo Cupcakes:

Use chocolate frosting to stick mini-Oreo ears onto a regular size one.  Lay on wax paper to dry and stiffen up a bit.  Use a red icing writing tube to draw a bow on the Minnie ones.  Sprinkles with non-pareils and let firm up.  Place in the refrigerator until party time!

How to Make a Minnie Mouse Cake:

The bottom layer of the cake is just a box mix baked in a 6 inch pan that I frosted red.  I used the leftover batter to bake the head in a small round Fiesta ware bowl.  The ears are Oreo cookies that I stuck on with small wooden skewers and the bow is ribbon that was just set on top.

Originally, I had planned on making a cake head with sugar cookie ears, but the ears were just not sturdy enough and at the last minute I had to use the Oreos.  If I were making it again I would definitely still use the Oreos and instead make a smaller head so it was more proportional.  You can still use a oven safe bowl to bake it in, you would just need to cut it into a smaller sphere.  Stick the cake in the freezer overnight and use a serrated knife to make carving easier.

For Minnie and Mickey party ideas read:

Minnie and Mickey Party Games

Minnie and Mickey Favor Bags and Mouse Ears

How to Make Minnie Mouse Centerpieces

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Comments

  1. Kim R. says

    Don’t forget about the delicious chocolate dipped Minnie shaped rice krispy treats! But that deliciousness could have its own post!

  2. says

    Hey! I came across your blog by searching for Mickey & Minnie stuff. My twins are getting ready to celebrate their 1st bday and we are doing Mickey & Minnie. I made all the decorations and I’m just about finished with everything for the party. I was just wondering if you would be interested in selling your Mickey bowls? I saw them at Target and thought they were a little pricey. I didn’t really want to pay that. If so, you can email me back @ lilbooboo7777@yahoo.com and if not, I completely understand. :)

    –Stacey–

    • says

      Hi Stacey! I’m so glad you enjoyed our party! We still use our bowls, but I was able to get ours on sale at Target last December so hopefully you’ll get lucky too! And you could always get three inexpensive plastic bowls and put them together on a platter to acheive the same ears and head effect. Good luck!!!

  3. Heather says

    Hi Stacey,

    We are having a Minnie Mouse 3rd birthday party for my youngest. I have gotten some great ideas from your site. Can I ask where you found your daughter’s outfit?

    Thanks,
    Heather

    • says

      Hi Heather! I found it on etsy, but can’t seem to find that exact one on their now. Check out the etsy shops that do Minnie clothes because their are so many cute ones on there!

  4. Tiffany J says

    Hello!
    I am throwing a Minnie Mouse birthday party for my daughter’s 1st birthday. I love your cake and am going to try to attempt it :) Question, Did you pre-buy the red and black frosting or did you use food coloring? ALso, did you buy the Mickey Mouse heads for the water bottles or make them?

    Thank you for your help!
    Tiffany

    • says

      Hey Tiffany!

      The black frosting is just chocolate frosting and the red was in an icing tube. I free-handed the Mickey heads and used the best one as a tracer for the rest and just taped the black paper on with double sided tape. Hope your party is a huge success!!!

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