How to Celebrate Minnie and Mickey Mouse’s 95th Birthday

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On November 18 of each year, we celebrate the birthdays of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse! Whether you are traveling to a Disney park for the celebration or celebrating from your home, we have a few fun ideas of how you can make it a super day!

In 2023, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will celebrate their 95th birthday! They may have changed over the years since Walt Disney first brought Steamboat Willie to life, but they’re still full of magic and joy. Grab a friend or family member and pick a fun idea to celebrate today.

Grab a Birthday Button

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If you’re visiting a Disney park, don’t forget to grab a birthday button to wear in celebration of Mickey and Minnie’s birthdays. In each Disney park, these buttons can be found at Guest Relations locations. If you’re celebrating from home, make a fun craft activity out of creating your own buttons to celebrate Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Eat a Mickey Shaped Snack

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No matter where you’re celebrating, there’s never a bad time for a Mickey or Minnie Mouse-shaped snack. If you’re at a Disney Park, grab a classic like a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar, a Mickey Pretzel, or even a Mickey beignet. If you’re celebrating from home, try a new recipe like homemade Mickey Mouse cookies or a Mickey funnel cake.

Related: Where to Find The Best Cheap Disney Snacks for Under $10

Wear a Pair of Minnie or Mickey Ears

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Whether you’re at one of the Disney theme parks or in your living room, don those iconic ears to get into the celebratory spirit. Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty awesome Mickey ears. Grab your favorite pair and wear them with pride.

If you don’t have a pair of ears, Mickey Mouse’s birthday is the perfect day to make your first pair! All you need is a headband, construction paper, and tape to build your first pair of mouse ears. However, you can use what you have around your house and be as creative as possible to make them feel like “you.”

Find a Hidden Mickey

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Keep your eyes peeled throughout the day for hidden Mickeys. These are common throughout the Disney parks. They’re places where Disney Imagineers and Cast Members have hidden Mickey Mouse’s likeness in attractions, resort designs, and even just in the architecture throughout the theme parks.

However, if you’ve got Mickey on the brain, you’re bound to find three circles that remind you of the famous mouse, even if you’re not at a Disney Resort.

Related: How to Find the Rarest Hidden Mickey In All of Magic Kingdom

Throw a Mickey Mouse Party

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Grab your favorite friends and family and invite them as guests to a birthday party for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. You can take some of the other ideas here and use them for your party. Make your own Mickey/Minnie ears and serve Mickey-shaped snacks. For extra fun, hide Mickey silhouettes around your space and hunt for hidden mickeys.

How are you celebrating Minnie and Mickey Mouse’s Birthday? Let us know in the comments below!

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.