The Ultimate Disney Party Book (Jessica Ward, Cynthia Littlefield) Review

Monday, June 15, 2015

DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy of The Ultimate Disney Party Book to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

If you ask anyone who knows me to name two things I like, they'd likely tell you it's Disney and parties! So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about this book that combines the two things I love!

I've thrown several Disney-themed parties in the past. This book would have been an awesome resource to have! The Ultimate Disney Party Book gives you ideas and instructions on every step of your party planning -- from invitations to decorations and food!

The book is divided into 8 chapters, based on different Disney and Pixar themes:

Aladdin – Beginning with Flying Carpet Invitations, the Aladdin party fun continues with Jasmine’s Jeweled Headbands and Aladdin Fezzes, along with a game of Musical Magic Carpets. Following such treats as Blue Genie Punch, Animals of Agrabah Pita Chips and Hummus, and Abu’s Caramel Apples, children will go home with a Diamond in the Rough Rock Candy party favor.

Disney Princesses – After receiving their Cinderella’s Slipper Invitations, party guests will create Tiana’s Princess Party Tiaras as well as Fairy Godmother Wands. The menu for the royal buffet includes Belle’s French Baguette Sandwiches, Ariel’s Follow-Your-Heart Fruit Skewers, and Princess Aurora’s Tiara Cake.

Toy Story – Mail out your Woody’s Cowboy Vest invites and then decorate for the party with a Three-Eyed Aliens Garland.  This party features a game of Pass the Pig, and snacks including Cheesy Wheezys and Woody’s Sheriff Badge Sandwiches. Guests will also enjoy the intergalactic Buzz Lightyear cake and their Woody’s Cowboy Boot Favors.

Mickey and Minnie – Everyone knows these famous mice with their white gloves and yellow shoes – not to mention their mouse ears!  This party includes Mickey Mouse Glove Invitations, a Hidden Mickey Scavenger Hunt, Mickey and Minnie Mouse Ears, Minnie’s Pizza Polka Dots, and Mickey Mouse Candy Cup party favors.

Monster’s Inc. – Starting with Scare Floor Door Invitations, the monstrous fun continues with Mike Wazowski Spoon Puppets, which later become favors.  Scream-worthy treats include Randall Boggs Blueberry Smoothies, Terry and Terri Terrifying Flatbread Sandwiches, and Mike Wazowski Cupcakes.

Wreck-It-Ralph – Guests will receive Fix-It Felix, Jr. arcade game invitations, and will enjoy such activities as the I’m Gonna Wreck It! Penthouse PiƱata and Pin the Hammer on Fix-It Felix, Jr.  Then they will gobble up Pile-of-Bricks Finger Sandwiches and Hero’s Duty Medal Pizza, capped off with Vanellope’s Race Car Brownies.

Planes – Dottie’s Forklift Invitations will summon the party guests, who will then assemble Dusty Whirligigs and Planes Racers.  Themed snacks include Dusty Nonstop Smoothies, Skipper Riley’s Checkered Tail Fin Sandwich Tray, and Dusty Crophopper Cupcakes.

Captain Hook – After receiving their Hook Invitations, the kids will love the Trivia Treasure Hunt, Tricorn Hat Bean and Cheese Pockets, Skull Rock Watermelon Fruit Salad, and the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship Cake.  Everyone will leave with a Pirate Flag Pennant party favor.
My ten-year-old daughter, who's also a big Disney fan, has been stealing the book from me everyday to read it. I'm always having to hunt it down, so I can finish looking through it!

She loves all the different party ideas and pictures and keeps asking me which party I'm going to throw. The book actually came at a good time. In my family, we have four summer birthdays! Three of them in August!

I like how each section of the book starts out with a picture of the tablescape and an overview of the party. One of my favorites was the Toy Story party! Isn't it cute??

Toy Story Party tablescape
Each chapter then includes instructions on making the invitation, decorations, favors, games and recipes! I like how there are step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures. The book even includes templates! I really want to make the Buzz Lightyear cake from the Toy Story Party. I think my boys would love it!

Buzz Lightyear Cake
The Ultimate Disney Party Book is available to purchase now, online and in stores. If you buy it and try some of the ideas in the book, post some pictures below! I'd love to see them!


  1. This looks like a fun book. my boys would love for me to make the toy story cake.

  2. How fun!!! It's always great to have ideas for a party, and Disney is always a hit! :)

  3. I love anything Disney. This is great!