15 Disney-Inspired Birthday Party Ideas

If you’re planning your little one’s first or second birthday (or if you’re just stockpiling ideas for birthdays along the way), I’ve come across some incredible Disney-inspired party ideas — some of which you may have never thought of.

Check out these 15 incredible, creative, and sometimes-outrageous birthday ideas for some party-planning inspiration — all adaptable for a 1st Birthday:

  • UP


    The movie UP has two built-in party themes: rainbows and balloons! There are tons of inspiring ideas here — including an incredible cake.

    See more of this party from Blissfully Sweet.

  • Minnie Mouse

    Minnie Mouse

    This party is all about polka dots and bows, bows, and more bows! There are some incredible details in this party — like cupcake bows made from Fruit Roll-Ups, DIY Minnie party hats, and a very special Minnie Mobile.

    See more of this party from The Hunted Interios

    Also: See more ideas for a Minnie Mouse First Birthday Party.

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

    Meeska-Mooska-Mickey-Mouse! My son has been bopping to the Hotdog Song long before he could even say the words “Mickey Mouse,” so I have a special place in my heart for this party theme. And what little Mouskateer wouldn’t love mouse-ear party hats and a “TOOTLES” good bag?

    See more of this party from Oopsey Daisy

    Also: See more ideas for a Mickey Mouse First Birthday Party

  • Snow White

    Snow White

    This is one of the most intricately detailed parties I’ve ever seen (“poisonous” candy apples, fairy-tale blue birds, mini mirrors, etc.) — unsurprisingly from party planner extraordinaires Anders Ruff. And the best thing about Anders Ruff parties is that most of these decor details are available in their shop.

    See more of this party from Anders Ruff

  • It's A Small World

    It's A Small World

    I adore this idea as a first birthday party — especially for an internationally adopted or multi-cultural child. The mom behind this party even has an Etsy shop set up where she sells printables for this party.

    See more of this party from Nested.

  • Country Bear Jamboree

    Country Bear Jamboree

    This first birthday party is full of country charm — southern fried chicken, pulled pork, tambourines, and harmonicas. The kids even decorated their own banjos and played games like “Rope the Horse.” And of course the Country Bear Jamboree soundtrack was playing during the party.

    See more of this party from Magical Day Parties

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    Just looking through these incredible details (that you could easily replicate yourself) makes me want to throw an Alice in Wonderland party for someone — anyone! A pinafore table skirt? DIY cake stands made from tea cups and plates? Paint-splattered white roses?! YES! What a very merry unbirthday.

    See more of this party from Sweet’s Indeed

  • Pixie Hollow (Tinkerbell)

    Pixie Hollow (Tinkerbell)

    A fabulously girlie birthday theme featuring the one and only Tinkerbell, as well as the rest of the Pixie Hollow gang. The women behind Malu Boutiques really went all-out for their Tinkerbell-loving daughter/granddaughter’s party, but you can easily replicate the same feel with fairy silhouettes, tree stump cake pedestals, and decorative birdhouses. They even had a Captain Hook table for the boy guests!

    See more of this party from Hostess with the Mostess

  • Winnie the Pooh

    Winnie the Pooh

    The perfect 1st birthday party idea! DIY character balloons, honey bee cupcakes, and honey pot goodie-bag gifts are just a few of the inspired Pooh party ideas.

    See more of this party from Spoonful.com and Disney Baby.

  • Bambi


    A sweet first birthday party idea — full of flowers, butterflies, bunny ears, and little fawns.

    See more of this party (including free printables) from Spoonful.com

  • Disney CARS

    Disney CARS

    A fun theme for those little kids who like to go vroom. This family even set up a projector in their backyard to make it a “drive-in movie” party, playing Cars of course!

    See more of this party from The Dragon’s Fairy Tail.

  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    The ideas for a Nemo party are endless — fishing games, jelly fish decorations, and plenty of other underwater inspiration.

    See more of this party (including recipes and printables) from Spoonful.com

  • Neverland (Peter Pan)

    Neverland (Peter Pan)

    Whether you’re inspired by Disney’s Peter Pan or Disney Junior’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates, this Neverland-themed 1st birthday party is perfected with vintage maps, “pixie dust,” and a dress-up area with pirate hats, eye patches, and fairy wings.

    See more of this party from Hostess With The Mostess.

  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins

    There are so many fun party ideas from this classic Disney movie: carousel horses, penguins, kites, umbrellas, etc. I especially love the “Spoonful of Sugar” cake pops, chocolate coin “Tuppence,” and sidewalk chalk goodie bags from this party!

    See more of this party from Hostess With The Mostess.

  • Disney Princess Party

    Disney Princess Party

    Rather than focusing on one story theme, this party centers around various Disney princesses — more specifically, around their dresses. (Including a fun dress-up station!) Details like Cinderella’s treat-filled slippers, Snow White’s candy apples, and Ariel’s cookie “clam shells” are some of the many ideas that you can replicate for any age child.

    See more of this party from Hostess With The Mostess

    Also: See ideas for a Disney Princess 1st Birthday Party.

See more Disney party ideas from Spoonful.com.

See even more creative party ideas from Babble.com.

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