Parents can’t go wrong with a Disney character birthday themed party and Minnie Mouse is a classic for charming little girls. After all, what little girl doesn’t love Minnie’s signature polka dots and supersized bow?
All good parties have delicious goodies, tasty cakes and fun party favors—and presents, too, of course! But the real stars of any child’s birthday party are the giggle-inducing games all kids love to play. If you’re planning a Minnie Mouse birthday party for your little girl, here are three fun games sure to delight her and her friends.
Put the Bow on Minnie
This is a fun variation on the ever-popular Pin the Tail on the Donkey. You’ll need to make a large poster of Minnie Mouse using a full-sized piece of tag board. You may want to enlist an artistic friend if the thought of drawing Minnie makes you nervous.
Before the guests arrive, prepare a decoration station with markers, glue, glitter, stickers or any other age-appropriate materials your birthday girl likes. Cut out enough paper bows for each guest plus a few extra.
Let each child decorate his or her own bow and attach a piece of tape to the back of it. Line the guests up, blindfold them one at a time, and let each child put their bow on Minnie. The winner is the child whose bow is closest to the right spot.
Of course, if you’re pressed for time or don’t like cleaning up glitter, you could buy one of the adorable pre-made Minnie’s Bow-tique games to keep things simple.
The Pink Shoe Silly Shuffle
For this game, you’ll need a pink shoe—any shoe will do—and a container to hold slips of paper with a “silly shuffle” written on them. Stand the children in a circle and play some music. Have the children pass the pink shoe around the circle while the music plays. When the music stops, the child holding the shoe has to draw a “silly shuffle” and perform the action written on the paper. Examples of “silly shuffles” include:
- Crabwalk across the room.
- Sing “Happy Birthday” in your favorite Disney character’s voice.
- Rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time.
- Do three somersaults.
Dance ‘Til You Drop
Kids love to dance, and this game is full of action and excitement to help work off their birthday cake sugar rush. Start playing upbeat dance music and tell the kids to sing and show off their moves. Then suddenly stop the music and tell the kids they must drop to the floor and sit “quiet as a mouse.” The last person to sit quietly is out. Keep playing until only one person is left—that child gets the prize.
This game is especially fun for girls wearing dresses with full skirts or Minnie Mouse costumes. You may want to encourage girls to wear dance dresses on your party invitations.
No matter what games you choose for your daughter’s special day, she’ll love a Minnie Mouse-themed birthday party. A polka dot birthday cake and Minnie Mouse swag bags stuffed with little girl bling will complete your party and send guests home with fabulous memories.