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and Disney Junior. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
My kids have watched Disney Junior for as long as I can remember! As a mom, I also enjoy sitting on the couch and joining my girls on the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, both classic and new – wonderful programming available exclusively on Disney Junior, such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Doc McStuffins, and Sofia the First.
Maura fell in love with Doc McStuffins at first sight. Just one episode and she was hooked! From giving her stuffed animals checkups, to wearing her doctor’s coat to school, there have been many special family moments inspired by this lovely character, who pretends to be a doctor just like her mommy. One of my favorite memories is that of her 5th birthday.
My sweet girl wanted – had to have – a Doc McStuffins birthday party, and that’s just what I threw her over the summer! I sent out invites that said “The doctor is in… and Maura has no idea! It’s time for her birthday check-up, and you’re invited. Shhh… it’s a SURPRISE!” There was a ‘The Doc is In’ sign at the door, and I wore a doctor’s coat. Pink and purple balloons and streamers decorated the party area. As for activities, the kids pretended to be doctors and took turns checking up on their stuffed friends (which they brought with them to the party), and they all decorated their own ‘Big Book of Boo Boos’, just a plain notebook that they covered in stickers while watching the ‘Hallie’s Happy Birthday’ episode of Doc McStuffins. In the goodie bags were: daisy headbands, mini ice packs, Band-Aids, heart stickers, and Smarties candy.
It was SUCH a wonderful party, and Maura was really surprised. For dinner we had ‘McStuffed’ pizza, ‘Hallie’ dogs, ‘Chilly’ ice cream, and watermelon, but the centerpiece of the party was the Lambie cake! It turned out nicely, if I do say so myself. This is how I made it…
Then I added Lambie’s fleece with white frosting, her bow with a light frosting, her nose and inside of her ears with a light pink frosting, and painted on eyes and a mouth with black gel icing. The final touch was a sprinkle of red freckles!
As for Maya… she’s 9 years old now, but she still watches Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! There must be something comforting about those familiar characters. Years ago, I bought her this set at Walt Disney World, and she took such good care those little guys. In fact, she still has them displayed in her room… and she’s still just as embarrassed when I dance and sing to the show’s theme song: “Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog… now we got ears, it’s time for cheers!”
And now that I’ve got that song in your head, go on and create your own special family moments! But first…
What’s your child’s favorite Disney Junior show?