Minnie Mouse has been a popular Disney character since she was first introduced by Walt Disney in 1928. Her polka dot dress and big puffy bow inspire countless numbers of little girl birthday parties each year, and thousands travel to Disney World and Disneyland just to catch a glimpse of the magnificent mouse. Party food for a Minnie Mouse party is just as cute as the mouse herself, and some popular choices to Minnie-ize are cake, cookies, punch and, of course, cheese.
You don't have a proper birthday party unless you have a birthday cake. Since the Minnie colors are red and white or pink and white, they should also be the theme colors for the cake. You have several choices when it comes to cake shape: cupcakes, multilayer cake, sheet cake, or a circular cake with smaller mouse "ears" attached to the top to mimic Minnie's head. Frost the cake variety of your choice with red or pink frosting and then pipe on white polka dots using a pastry bag and tip or a zip-top bag with a corner snipped off.
Cookies are a popular party food because they are easy to eat and don't require utensils or a plate. Since Minnie is a girl mouse, heart or star-shaped cookies suit the occasion perfectly. Buy a roll of pre-made sugar cookie dough or make your own and roll out on a floured work surface. Use a cookie cutter to cut the shapes, bake according to the package or recipe directions, and let cool on wire racks. Once the cookies are cool, frost half with red or pink frosting and the other half with white.
A fun and Minnie-inspired way to quench your thirst is to have a glass of Pretty Pink Party Punch. Depending on the size of your guest list, thaw 1 to 2 qt. pineapple sherbet and 1 to 2 qt. raspberry sherbet on the counter for about an hour. Place the softened sherbet in a large punch bowl and slowly add three 2-liter bottles of ginger ale. The punch will be foamy and a pretty shade of pink.
It is no secret that mice love cheese, and if Minnie were able to attend this party, she would likely go straight for this treat first. Slice cheddar, Colby or any other favorite variety of cheese approximately 1/8-inch thick and arrange on a decorative platter with crackers. There are several brands of crackers on store shelves that are butterfly or star-shaped and they would be perfect for this occasion.
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