Pixar Themed Baby Shower
My sister is having a baby! Yay! It’s also going to be the first boy in our family since my son. Quite a big gap, a little over 11 years. We helped decorate the room in Pixar, I’ll be sharing what we did with that in another blog here. Since we both have a love of Disney, I knew a Pixar themed baby shower was a must!
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Baby Shower Decorations and Centerpieces
Pixar Themed Character Boxes
Decorating for a shower is a favorite. But if hard earned money is going to be spent on it, the items should be practical or have a dual purpose. Start with some storage boxes, they can be turned into some really cute characters and serve a purpose later as some awesome storage! Boxes from Dollar Tree work really well and are great to use as storage later. The key is getting the soft plastic rather than the really hard plastic. It helps to stay around and get through kids longer. Using royal blue, lighter blue, teal, and white, these boxes can be used for a decoration. Also great for storage at their house when the party is done and the little one is on his way.
Now, to decide which characters fit these colors best. Obviously, some of these ideas were better than others. While Sadness (Inside Out) is a light blue character, she really wouldn’t fit in with the lighthearted fun of a baby shower. Flik would be a great choice for a light blue character. As far as white goes, choices were slim, given Pixar’s love for everything colorful. Lack of options aside, Eve is the perfect fit for the white box. Next up was dark blue. At the top of the list are Sally, Doc Hudson, and Dory. Finally, our last box was a teal color. There’s many different characters but only one stands out among the rest…Sully!
Using Oracle 651, these boxes will last a long time with the designs. Using a cutting machine and the Silhouette Software made the following for each of the characters. For Eve, use the oval and moon shapes to make her eyes. To complete the look of Sully, simply scribble circle shapes like cow spots, and if you’re interested in hidden Mickeys this makes a great opportunity to hide some throughout Sully’s spots. Sally was next. Use a Etsy file for her face and grouping and editing to get the simpler pieces to make her windshield and eyeballs. Flik can seem a daunting task, but you really only need three circles and two long oval teardrops and it works out well.
To finish off these boxes, fill Sully with bath toys like rubber ducks and penguins. Sally can be filled with Disney Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head pieces. Eve had some bags, pacifiers, medicine, and other neccessitues you need with a new baby. Flik was filled with board books.
Pixar Ball Diaper Cake
Use diapers rolled up to make a single and double layer diaper cake for another decoration with rubber bands so the diapers can be unrolled and still used by the parents makes this another useful decoration. Measure the tallness to cut the yellow paper after banding the cake together. Then, add a one inch stripe of blue paper and using a cutting machine cut out a red star to complete the look of the Pixar Ball. Topping the cakes off with Rex Rattle Toy, Buzz & Alien Cars on the single layer cake to stay with the Pixar theme is a nice touch. The double layer diaper cake had Sully & Mike Cars, Mickey Hand Rattle, and Finding Nemo bath toys.
Pixar Theme Baby Shower Extra Touches
To make bunting, use Dollar Store table cloths and hung them up. It’s a cheaper option and has many colors, this worked awesomely. When you are in baby fever and Amazon sees you keep buying awesome baby stuff, they recommended the coolest baby set that went perfect as we were serving tacos at the shower. So, as you walked under the bunting in the kitchen you have a taco and avocado rattle set. The little touch is what always sent the decorations over the top, as Kate Hudson says “it’s just a little frosting” – How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days.
Use a Rex Stuffed Animal and Disney World Buzz Hat to add a few more decorations with fresh flowers.
Disney Pixar Baby Shower Shirts
Looking for a mom to be Toy Story shirt and not finding what was needed, this is the finished design. Use an oval to do the alien coming out of the tummy and edit the points so it isn’t completely rounded. Check out this file available that makes its so much easier.
The Grandma shirt is a Minnie Mouse file I have owned forever, the words were added using the fonts “Disney Print” and “Waltography” This is very similar to the grandma mouse file, you could create the dots if you wanted to. Use iridescent red for the glasses and bow, black and white for the rest.
The cousin shirts were a play on words because I couldn’t find anything we liked. The characters were traced and silhouettes were used with the fonts being Edmund and Digs My Heart. There is a scribble circle, and using the subtract key was able to come up with this circle with things in the middle. Most of them were changed slightly as they got smaller or you wouldn’t have seen the characters well enough.They are cut out by colored lines to save vinyl and then placed the individual cutouts on the shirt. If you’re doing it this way, make sure you mirror the file as the program doesn’t remind you. Looking for something similar but simpler? Here is a similar file and you could take the word friend out to change to cousin.
Boy Baby Shower Theme Invitations
Disclaimer he’s also my husband the designer over at Ohana Media and Design did the invitations and the games for me.
Pixar Baby Shower Games
We played Match the Parents, The Price is Right, and Disney/Pixar Jeopardy. Since the mom of honor loves theme shows, this was a fun way to incorporate this. The Price is Right was easy after printing the cards. The items for the game was found at target and the prices wrote on the opposite side of the point value.
Use a trifold poster board for the Jeopardy game. Use a cutting machine to cut out the word Jeopardy and some outlines from Cars 2 paper. You can purchase Disney paper and write the characters and numbers on each card and decorate with stars.
Baby Shower Favors
A Silhouette to cut the name files and then a Xyron to make them into stickers to stick on some bags we found. Inside there is a small zipper bag, chapstick, a small notepad. Use the Onward theme for a sign here. For the kids, use Finding Dory with bubbles, stickers, and candy.
Check out the patches made to add to the diaper backpack! Learn more about making patches on the Stellaire.