Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday Party!

I can’t believe one month from today my baby will be turning 2!! Where did these past 2 years go? Everyone says they grow up fast but until it’s you, you never understand how true those words are. It really is sad how time flies and they don’t stay little for long.

As I’m sitting here planning her 2nd birthday, I thought about how much work went into her 1st birthday. Yes, she slept through most of it and she won’t remember it but we waited a long time to finally have our baby and first birthday’s are special!

As I’m reminiscing about her first party I came across pictures from her big day and thought I would share some of my Minnie themed decorations. It was a very humid day as you can tell by some of the pics!

Baby’s First Haircut in Disney¬†

Did you know that there is a cute little barbershop tucked away on a corner of Main Street USA?

It’s on the left hand side as you are walking into Magic Kingdom down from the Emporium store. Just look for the classic striped barber pole!

Harmony Barbershop specializes in Baby’s First Haircut! You get a lock of their hair, a certificate, and a Mickey ears hat that says “My 1st hair cut.” Anyone of any age can get a hair cut too!

I knew whenever I had a baby he or she would be getting their first haircut inside the Magic Kingdom no matter how little hair they may have. This was was the case with my daughter. I literally had them barely trim her ends because I didn’t know when our next trip at the time would be.

The baby haircut package is only $25! I didn’t think that was bad at all especially since Mickey ears alone can cost that!

I had made reservations about 3 months in advance for my little one. You don’t have to make them 6 months in advance like you would for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique but if it is something you know you want to do then definitely make reservations.

On the day of Cam’s appointment she was sleeping, which immediately put me in panic mode that this was going to be a disaster. Everyone knows not to wake a sleeping baby! Wake a sleeping baby to have them sit still in a chair while a stranger is coming at them with scissors, that’s just asking for a tantrum!!

Sleepy baby

But… things couldn’t have gone better!! The stylists at Harmony Barbershop were amazing! I should’ve known better. It is Disney after all!

They were so good with Cam. She had toys and stickers to play with. She wasn’t even phased by my waking her. She did so great with her first haircut. She even got some pixie dust and pigtails at the end.

If you’re on the fence about doing a baby’s first haircut I say do it! You won’t be disappointed! It’s such a memorable experience. How many people can say they’ve had their haircut in the Magic Kingdom!?

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Baby’s first haircut package $25
  • Child’s haircut (9 and under) $18
  • Adult haircut $19
  • All stylists are licensed cosmologists
  • Water may be sprayed on hair if needed during styling, but no shampooing will be provided. With that in mind, please arrive with clean, dry hair.
  • Guests under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older).
  • A $10 charge will apply for no-shows or cancellations within one day of your reservation.
  • Advanced reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529. A limited number of walk-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis each day. Harmony Barbershop hours do not vary in accordance with Extra Magic Hours.

What to Buy Before Baby’s Disney trip¬†

As I said in an earlier post, I researched as much as I could for things to buy before our Disney World vacation with our 18 month old. I am all about ease and convenience especially when it comes to a baby! Plus, all these things are cheaper to buy at home as opposed to buying them at Disney World. All of these things were extremely helpful for my family so I had to share in hopes of making your vacation even better!

Sunscreen- No matter what time of year you go to Florida, you’ll want to bring this! Not just for the baby but for you as well.

Stroller clip on fan- This was essential even in February. The soft foam blades were great because our daughter kept playing with it as it moved.

we used this one and it worked great!

Mom stroller clip- This is my absolute favorite thing! I use it at home while shopping too!! We had so many things hanging from here it was crazy! We hung our baby’s snack container, resort mugs, bags. You name it. We loved the convenience of them being right there when we needed it. Tip : You can purchase a Refillable Popcorn bucket at one of the Theme parks for around $10 and refill it the rest of your vacation for $1.50 at any of parks (as of March 2017.) They have a nice handle that fit right onto the mom hook!

We used The Mommy Hook
But… Now Toys R Us has this!!! How cute is this Mickey shaped stroller hook!!?? Perfect for Disney!

You can’t see it real well but there are 2 Snack cups and a popcorn bucket hanging

Baby Snack Container- If you’re a parent you probably already know how awesome these are. No mess and these hang from the mom hook perfectly! We brought extra along so she had a little variety.

Disposable table mats- These were great while eating out. It gave me a piece of mind for her to eat off the mat instead of directly off the table.

we used these Mickey ones

Take n Toss cups- These were great because they were easily stackable for packing and easy to wash in the room. You can get these anywhere and they are inexpensive.

Disposable Bibs- These are great for on the go. This way you won’t have to carry around soiled bibs in the parks.

we used these

Dresses- If you have a little girl who loves princesses (or if you love princesses and want to see your baby dressed like one..) getting the dresses ahead of time is a money saver. You can find them on sale online and pretty much cheaper anywhere other than at Disney. This includes buying and packing accessories too; hair bows, shoes, crown, jewelry.

Zip loc bags- I had so many outfits planned so I put them in the bags according to the date and it made packing a breeze. They were also helpful in my backpack for dirty clothes or keeping things from getting wet.

Stroller rain cover- Florida is known for its rain showers so I wanted to be prepared for that.

we bought this one

Bubbles- Let’s face it. You’ll probably end up buying one of these bubble machines. Lucky for me, a friend of mine had just got back and warned me of this and suggested bringing extra bubbles. My daughter had this Little Mermaid bubble maker going all the time!! It only comes with so much so it was nice to have extra right there.

Baby leash (just in case!!)- Please don’t judge me for this one. I wasn’t sure how she would do with all the things to see and was afraid she would try to run off. This seemed like the best one since we would both wear the bracelets. Luckily, I didn’t have to break these out but had it just in case!

we got this one

Snacks- The baby pouches are perfect for having to feed your baby in a pinch. A great thing to have to avoid a meltdown!

Sanitizer/Wipes- Whether your child is in diapers or not, wipes are a must. Between touching every germy thing or eating sticky cotton candy you are going to need these. Hand Sanitizer is perfect for the adults!

Backpack- You’re going to need something to haul all this around in. Something with lots of compartments is ideal.

We used this one and it worked great!

Also: Swim Diapers, travel size laundry detergent, tide on the go sticks, band-aids, and a Sharpie for autographs!!

I still look for things to bring on our next trip regardless of how many times I’ve been to Disney. I hope this list helps you in preparing for your Disney vacation with a little one. If you have any to add, please comment below!