Monsters University Family Time #MUJuice

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Are you excited about seeing Monsters University?  My kids have been watching Monsters, Inc. for days, getting in the Mike and Sulley spirit!  I have to say, I kind of have a thing for those monsters too.  Mike and Sulley are just so cute.

To celebrate Monsters University, we had a little family time with a crafty snack, a Disney drink, and a few decorations.  My oldest daughter came up with this Mike-themed cupcake cake and I thought it was the perfect treat for our family time.

Monsters University Mike cupcake cake

To make your own Mike Wazowski cupcake cake, bake a batch of cupcakes and place them in a circle shape on a plate.

how to make a cupcake cake

The center cupcake will be Mike’s eye.  Pipe a white border around the cupcake …

cupcake cake, Monsters Inc

… then fill it in with icing and place a brown candy melt on top.

how to make a cupcake cake

Using blue icing {I use plastic bags for piping and snip a hole in the corner} …

Monsters University cupcake cake

… draw a circle around the candy melt.  This will be Mike’s iris.  You should probably pipe it a bit thicker than I did.

One the eye is complete, you’re ready to fill in the rest of Mike.  Pipe green icing around the eye and around the outside of the cupcake circle.

Monsters University cupcake cake

I attempted to make Mike look more like a circle than a flower by piping across the cupcakes but it’s admittedly hard to turn him into a perfect circle.

cupcake cake

Spread green icing in between the piped lines and draw simple legs and arms onto the plate.  We opted to leave his smile off but you could add a cute toothy grin as well.

Monsters University cupcake cake

What do you think?  Does he kind of look like this guy?  He may not be perfect but my younger kids loved our cupcake cake and couldn’t wait to dive in.

Monsters University toys

To make our time a bit more festive, we hung some bright green balloons and added Mike eyes by cutting circles from white, blue, and black paper {paper punches in varying sizes work perfectly} and attaching them to the balloons.

Monsters University balloons, Monsters Inc

Lila, my resident artist, decided to embellish some of the balloons a little further.  Next time I’ll put her in charge of decorations!

Mike Wazowski balloon

We used a talking Mike doll {bought during our shop for Monsters University toys} as a table decoration …

Mike Wazowski cupcake cake

… and the kids chowed down on cupcakes and quenched their thirst with a healthy drink.  Don’t you love the bright green Mike packaging on the Juicy Juice?

Juicy Juice Disney drink

A Monster drink and some cupcakes were a really great way to spend a summer afternoon.

Monster drink and cupcakes

Our family time got a thumbs-up from Luke …

Monsters University family time

… and made for a fun and memorable afternoon for the kids.


And even when our family time was over, we still had something to look forward to!  Each Juicy Juice package has a product code that can be redeemed on the Juicy Juice website.  We entered our code and won an instant prize: a phone call from Mike.  My little guys are going to be so excited when he calls us next week!  We also entered the Juicy Juice Monster-Sized Sweepstakes to win a family trip to Pixar Studios and a $5000 scholarship!  You can enter too by buying specially marked packages of Juicy Juice.

Monsters University


Are your kids excited about Monsters University?  Who’s your favorite character?

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  1. says

    SO fun! My son is excited for the movie; we just made a house for his Mike Wazowski toy out of a shoebox! Love your balloons…too cute!!