In-Park Birthday Planning: Help!

juniorthomas

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Taking my soon-to-be 4-year-old DD on her first trip to The World this August. I've already talked to Disney Dining, and they are aware it's her birthday. Wanted to tap in to this great resource to help me figure out what I'm missing: is there anything else I should absolutely try to plan for? What are some of the best kept birthday secrets that I need to know?
 

bethymouse

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Wear the free birthday pins your entire stay!
The Disney florists have special order gifts for your room, but this can get pricey!
Sometimes the CMs will bring "free" cakes or sing Happy Birthday, or bring a candle to blow out. This happens at specialty dinner shows such as HoopDeeDoo or Spirit of Aloha. You can also purchase a birthday cake of course, but again a bit pricey! Characters make a big deal out of birthdays usually such as at Chef Mickeys or 1900 Park Fare. Enjoy the precious time w/ your little ones. Also- don't forget about the Pirates League to dress him up. Check out allears.net for special occasion ideas!:D Oops- Bibbidibobbidiboutique and Cinderella's Royal Table are wonderful ideas as well.
 

olinecoach61

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If she is into princesses you could do the Bibbity bobbity boutique. I also agree with the idea of a character meal with her favorite Disney characters.
 

George

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I will say this - the birthday cakes are really tasty, really good cake. In my case, that helps overcome any sticker shock.
 

Jessica Meier

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We did a podium cake our last trip and it was served frozen. So I would stay away from those. We are doing the pirates cruise to watch the fireworks the night of my daughter's bday. I plan on working with the bakers at the Contemporary and getting a better cake for an in room celebration that night. Going to take balloons and decorations and do up the room!
 

HouCuseChickie

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For more help ordering a cake...you might want to refer to this site...
http://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/order-cake/

The Contemporary, the GF, and the BW bakeries produce the bulk of the fancy cakes. We've done 2 so far + I've helped friends with theirs. Assuming I can pull off a mini trip in Sept...I might do not 1, but TWO cakes (for 2 bdays)! Even have one of my sketches ready to go.

Beyond that- I've done personalized ears, shirts, outfits, etc. for my kids' WDW bday celebrations.
 

juniorthomas

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Wear the free birthday pins your entire stay!
The Disney florists have special order gifts for your room, but this can get pricey!
Sometimes the CMs will bring "free" cakes or sing Happy Birthday, or bring a candle to blow out. This happens at specialty dinner shows such as HoopDeeDoo or Spirit of Aloha. You can also purchase a birthday cake of course, but again a bit pricey! Characters make a big deal out of birthdays usually such as at Chef Mickeys or 1900 Park Fare. Enjoy the precious time w/ your little ones. Also- don't forget about the Pirates League to dress him up. Check out allears.net for special occasion ideas!:D Oops- Bibbidibobbidiboutique and Cinderella's Royal Table are wonderful ideas as well.
Will the pins be waiting in my room when I check in, or do I have to retrieve them from somewhere? Thanks for the advice!
 

GeoDonJac34

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Get a few pins while you are there, some of the CMs will decorate them better than others. Also if you are flying tell the stewardess of the birthday. A few years back we went with friends, and their granddaughter was turning four. They announced it to the whole plane, and turned on all the lights. They did a pretend birthday cake and when she blew out the "candles" they turned all the lights off. It was something we will all remember.
 

popcenturylover

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We celebrated my DD 4th b-day at WDW this past September! She wore her pin everyday! The CM's all over the park addressed her & said "Happy Birthday" when they saw her. We went to a Princess breakfast at Akershus & our server brought out a cupcake(we didn't ask for it!) w/a candle on it & we sang "Happy Birthday" to her. It was a special week & I hope that she remembers it!
 

Bparso87

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Will the pins be waiting in my room when I check in, or do I have to retrieve them from somewhere? Thanks for the advice!
Tell the resort when u check in they will give it to you. My kids love it when everyone says happy birthday to them all week.
 

juniorthomas

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For more help ordering a cake...you might want to refer to this site...
http://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/order-cake/

The Contemporary, the GF, and the BW bakeries produce the bulk of the fancy cakes. We've done 2 so far + I've helped friends with theirs. Assuming I can pull off a mini trip in Sept...I might do not 1, but TWO cakes (for 2 bdays)! Even have one of my sketches ready to go.

Beyond that- I've done personalized ears, shirts, outfits, etc. for my kids' WDW bday celebrations.
Ooooh - thank you for this!
 

juniorthomas

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Get a few pins while you are there, some of the CMs will decorate them better than others. Also if you are flying tell the stewardess of the birthday. A few years back we went with friends, and their granddaughter was turning four. They announced it to the whole plane, and turned on all the lights. They did a pretend birthday cake and when she blew out the "candles" they turned all the lights off. It was something we will all remember.
AMAZING idea. Thanks!
 

juniorthomas

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We celebrated my DD 4th b-day at WDW this past September! She wore her pin everyday! The CM's all over the park addressed her & said "Happy Birthday" when they saw her. We went to a Princess breakfast at Akershus & our server brought out a cupcake(we didn't ask for it!) w/a candle on it & we sang "Happy Birthday" to her. It was a special week & I hope that she remembers it!
We do have a visit to Akershus planned - the bar has officially been set. Here's hoping they're as generous! Thanks for the post!
 
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