Cindy Littlefield 

Cindy Littlefield is a former senior editor of Family Fun magazine and the author of many children’s activity books. She is a freelance writer, editor, and craft maven and currently develops Disney-themed craft, recipe, and party content for Spoonful.com, DisneyFamily.com and Disney Baby.

Minnie’s Mini Polka-dotted Pizzas

You can always count on Minnie Mouse to add pizzazz to a party. Topped with fresh mozzarella polka dots, these tasty little pizzas make great shower fare.

Mickey and Minnie Diaper Cake

Half gift, half decoration — this whimsical polka-dotted parcel will have the expectant mother and guests alike grinning from ear to ear.

Spin the Lion Tail Shower Game

This baby shower game comes with a twist. Guests test their knowledge about the parents-to-be answering questions prompted by fun Lion King facts.

Spin the Lion Tail Shower Game

You’ll need:

  • Template for Spin the Lion Tail Shower Game
  • Scissors
  • Tan or beige cardstock
  • Sheet of savannah-theme craft paper
  • Brown and reddish brown craft paper scraps
  • Glue stick
  • Single paper hole punch
  • Craft knife
  • Round paper fastener

Instructions:

1. Print the first two pages of the template on tan or beige cardstock and the third page on plain paper. Cut out all the pieces. Use the tail (top and backing), tail tuft, and game board backing pieces from the third page as patterns for cutting out the shapes from the specified craft paper colors.

2. Glue the game board from the first template page atop the savannah paper backing.

3. Now create the spinning pointer by first gluing the tan tail top on the brown backing and then sticking the reddish brown tuft to the end. Punch a hole in the base of the assembled tail.

Paper Tail

4. Use the craft knife to cut a small slit in the very center of the game board. Next, attach the lion tail pointer to the board by inserting the paper fastener ends through the hole in the tail and the slit in the board. Spread the ends flat against the underside of the board, leaving the fastener just loose enough for the pointer to spin freely.

Spin the Lion Tail Board

5. Finally, print a Lion King fact and a related question about the parents-to-be on the blank side of each of the lion print cards. The questions can be open-ended or multiple choice. Then compile a list of answers on a sheet of paper. (Note: Print or photocopy multiple copies of the second template page until you have as many cards as you need.)

Here are some sample fact/questions to get you started:

~  Simba’s mother Sarabi’s name means “mirage.” What does [insert the mother’s name] mean?

~  Simba’s father Mufasa has brown eyes. What color eyes does [insert the father’s name] have?

~  Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog live a lifestyle called Hakuna Matata, which is worry free and easygoing. What is [insert the mother-to-be’s name]’s favorite pastime?

~  In the Lion King movie, the song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” plays when  Simba and Nala reunite as adults. What’s the name of [insert the parents-to-be’s names]’s favorite song?

~  Nala and Simba met as young cubs living in the Pride Lands. Where did [insert the parents-to-be’s names] first meet?

6. To play the game, divide the guests into two teams. Have someone from the first team spin the dial to see how many points they will score for answering a trivia question correctly. Another team member then turns over the top card and reads the question aloud. The team has 15 seconds to respond before the second team is up. Teams alternate turns in this way, and the first to accumulate a predetermined number of points wins the game.

For more Lion King fun, check out the official The Lion King site.

For more inspiration to help plan the perfect baby shower, take a look at the Huggies Baby Shower Pinterest page.
Spin the Lion Tail Shower Game

Lion King Cookies

Here’s a sweet treat shower guests won’t be shy about lion-ing up for.

Lion King CookiesYou’ll need:

  • Batch of chocolate sugar cookie dough and batch of plain sugar cookie dough*
  • Rolling pin
  • Flour
  • Wax paper
  • Round scallop-edge (flower shape) cookie cutter, about 3 inches wide
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Heart-shape cookie cutter, about 1 1/2 inches wide
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Small microwave-safe bowl
  • Butter knife
  • Sliced almonds

* Note: If the store bought brand of dough you use is too soft to hold the cookie shapes during baking, knead in some extra flour to stiffen it before rolling it out.

Instructions:

1. Roll out the chocolate cookie dough to about ¼ inch thickness on a flour-dusted sheet of wax paper. Use the scallop-edge cookie cutter to cut out a bunch of circles (these will serve as the lion manes), and bake them according to the recipe or package directions. Then transfer them to the cooling rack.

2. Next, roll out the plain cookie dough as you did the chocolate. Use the heart-shape cookie cutter to cut out a lion head for each of the manes.

3. Once you’ve arranged the dough hearts on the baking sheet, press a pair of mini chocolate chip eyes (tips down) and a regular chocolate chip nose (set on its side and facing down) into each one. Note: Be sure to orient each heart upside down so that the tip is at the top of the lion’s head and the curves form the jowls.

4. Bake the completed cookie heads and then let them to cool.

5. To complete the cookies, melt a handful of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Use small dabs of the melted chocolate to “glue” a pair of sliced almond ears to the underside of one of the lion heads. Then use a bit more melted chocolate to stick the head atop a chocolate cookie mane. Assemble the remaining cookies in the same way, and then set them aside until the chocolate hardens again.

6. Store the cookies in a cool, dry place until serving time.

For more Lion King fun, check out the official The Lion King site.

For more inspiration to help plan the perfect baby shower, take a look at the Huggies Baby Shower Pinterest page.
Lion King Cookies

Lion King Printable Baby Shower Food Toppers

Add a bit of Simba and Nala to your shower treats with these fun, printable Lion King food toppers.

Lion King Food Toppers

Instructions:

1. Print toppers and cut them out.

2. Tape or glue to the back of a toothpick.

3. Place the topper on your food of choice and enjoy!

click here to download your food toppers

For more Lion King fun, check out the official The Lion King site.

For more inspiration to help plan the perfect baby shower, take a look at the Huggies Baby Shower Pinterest page.
Lion King Food Toppers
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