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13 Disney-inspired Christmas Delights and Desserts You Can Make at Home

I love holiday baking and a Disney-themed recipe is the icing on the cake! These ideas and recipes are perfect for adding a little Disney magic to your festivities. I’ve included edible decor, cookies & cakes, gift giving treats as well as special recipes to serve on Christmas morning.


IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

These Frozen trees make great decorations or cake toppers (and are made simply with a frosted sugar ice cream cone, flaked coconut and a spice drop).

Image from Parents.com

Warm up with a cup of what is called the World’s Best Hot Chocolate, served at Napa Rose at the Disneyland Resort. Recipe to make it yourself, from The Disney Diner.

Image from Indulgy.com

If you can’t make an enormous gingerbread house like they do at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa, you could still make a mini version at home! I love this gingerbread recipe from Sweet Sugar Belle.

Image from Disney Parks.com


COOKIES & CAKE

Using Sweet Sugar Belle’s gingerbread recipe & paired with her royal icing recipe, this is a sweet treat that is sure to delight! You can even cut your gingerbread boys & girls into Mouseketeer versions like they do at Disneyland.

Image from Disney Food Blog.com

Sweet Sugar Belle’s sugar cookie recipe is also my favorite. Paired with the royal icing recipe and some candies, it’s a treat to make these adorable Mickey snowmen.

These pretty green holly leaf cookies have a Hidden Mickey surprise! Fan them out on a platter to create a delicious wreath.

Image from Family Disney.com

Bakerella has the original cake pop recipe (she invented them). These silhouette Mickey cake pops are precious!

Image from Bakerella.com


GIFT GIVING

A treat bag filled with Cinnamon Glazed Almonds would be a delight. These are sold throughout Walt Disney World.

Image from The Disney Chef.com

I love seeing these holiday themed caramel apples throughout the Disney Parks. Oh My Disney! has the instructions on how you can make a Disney-style caramel apple at home!

Disney Holiday Desserts & Delights!

Wrap up a Frozen-inspired popcorn ball studded with candy & snowflakes for a sweet treat to give to friends.

Image from Life Made Simple Bakes.com


CHRISTMAS MORNING

Greet the family on Christmas morning with these adorably delicious Mickey shaped cinnamon rolls!

Image from Family.Disney.com

I have a penchant for banana bread and this one doesn’t disappoint; it’s also the same recipe they serve in the Disney Parks!

I just bought my first doughnut pan and think I’ll have to try this one out…isn’t it cute!! These are Mickey’s Apple Cider doughnuts with a chocolate glaze.

Image from Family.Disney.com

I have pinned more ideas on my Very Merry Christmas Pinterest board.


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A Disney Christmas – Holiday Decor and Ornaments Galore!

It’s so magical to include Disney themed ornaments and decor in your home during the holidays! Whether you make ’em or buy ’em, there are thousands of beautiful ornaments and decor ideas to make this season a little more merry! From left to right, Disney Store, Hallmark, Lenox & Disney Store


HANDCRAFTED BY YOU!

Pinterest has a plethora of fun ideas, of course!

     

Mike Wazowski Rudolph Nose Ornament DIY

Image from Family Disney.com

Tinkerbell’s Pixie Dust globe ornament DIY

Image from Crafting in the Rain.com

Jack Skellington sharpie marker DIY globes

Image from Theresa’s Mixed Nuts.com

Elsa’s Snowflake Ornament DIY

Image from Family Disney.com


STORE BOUGHT

If you haven’t the time or talent to make your own this year, many incredible Disney-themed ornaments can be had online! From left to right, Disney Store, Lenox, Disney Store and Hallmark.

LENOX

Lenox has some beautiful designs and high quality you’ve come to expect from them. I love the expressions on Disney’s Ariel’s Best Friend ornament from Lenox. And the pretty gold scales on her tail, so lovely!

Image from Lenox

 


HALLMARK

Hallmark has been a go-to for our holiday ornament shopping for years. My kids have a collection of fun designs with a Disney twist for the holidays. I like that there are some not-so-typical designs this year, including Baby Mine and True Love’s Kiss.

Image from Hallmark.com

Image from Hallmark.com


DISNEY STORE

Naturally the Disney Store (affiliate link) has amazing Disney-themed ornaments in dozens of designs. There is an ornament for everyone on your list!

Alice in Wonderland Ear Hat ornament

Image from Disney Store.com

Doc McStuffins and Lambie Sketchbook Ornament

Image from Disney Store.com

Mickey and Friends Holiday Ornament Set

Image from Diseny Store.com


HANDCRAFTED BY ARTISANS

Over on Etsy, a quick search under handmade for Disney Christmas Ornaments and you can find some beautifully crafted items that support small business.

Personalized Mickey or Minnie ornaments by KeepsakesbyNicolina

Image from Keepsakes by Nicolina on Etsy.com

Handpainted Buzz, Woody or Jessie ornaments by PaintnPly

Image from PaintnPly on Etsy.com

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman ornament by MelaniesCrafts

Image from Melanie’s Crafts on Etsy.com

Embroidered Felt ornaments in Mickey or Minnie design by StubbyTailCreations

Image from Stubby Tail Creations on Etsy.com


Do you have any Disney ornaments on your tree? Stop over at my Saving UP for Disney Facebook page and share with me!

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Holiday Shopping Guide – Gifts for Every Disney Fan in Your Life!

Disney lovers simply love receiving Disney-themed gifts! Here is a collection of items that are sure to be appreciated by the Disney fans in your life.

Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for Every Disney Fan in Your Life!


Disney Treats for the Entire Family

Disney’s Family Storybook Collection: 75 Fables for Living, Loving & Learning

Cinderella Castle Fleece Throw

Disney Pictopia-Family Trivia Game

       


For those who love Classic Mickey

Appliqued Mickey tee with personalization

Disney Golden Years Mickey Mouse Rotator Black Watch

Classic Mickey Mouse Pillow

 


For the Princess in Your Family

The Fairest in all the Land Storybook Pendant

Elsa hooded bath towel

Disney Princess Doll Collection 

      


For Young Adventurers

Vinylmation Pirates of the Caribbean Set

Indiana Jones DIY “Grail Diary” 

The Force Duffle Bag

        


For the Men who Love Disney

Disney Villains Men’s Tee

Gaston’s Tavern Wall Sign

Giclee Printed Star Tours Attraction Poster

 


For the Ladies who Love Disney

Disneyland smashed quarter Tinkerbell bracelet

Sea Salt & Sea Marine Spa Collection

Walter & Rosie Disney-inspired scented candles

 


Disney Kitchen Delights

Chef Mickey Cookbook

Queen of Hearts Apron

Gourmet Mickey Mouse Dessert Plate Set


Minnie Lovers

Dotty about Dancing Slingback Wedge

Mickey & Minnie Downtown Crossbody Dooney & Burke

Minnie red, white and black chevron and dots infinity scarf

             


For the Small World set

Candyland – Disney theme Park Edition

Giclee printed it’s a small world attraction poster

Mickey Feeding Set

 


For Teens

Beauty & the Beast Stained Glass Art Shirt

Beautifully Disney nail appliques – Tangled Web 

Peter Pan Mermaids Pillow Cover


For those who think Christmas is a Nightmare

Nightmare Before Christmas pajama pants

Jack Skellington appliqued and personalized tee

Ballcap

      


For those Going on a Disney Vacation

Crocs McQueen 

Passporter for Walt Disney World

Mickey Mouse Luggage


Some of the clickable links contained in this post are affiliate links.

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