The happiest place on earth came to Kris Jenner’s backyard over the weekend for Kourt’s baby shower.
Kourt wanted a vintage Disney theme, but then really gave up control in order to be surprised. Her only request? Mickey pretzels (with a side of nacho cheese sauce for dipping) and churros. “As someone who loves aesthetics and details, I also have learned to love letting go and allowing people close to me to surprise me, which is the best feeling,” Kourt tells us. “Walking into the party was so magical.”
“The vintage Disney theme has been a common thread throughout Kourtney’s entire life,” Kris tells us. And, ofc, Kourt and Travis both love Disney.
The shower was thrown by Kim, Khloé, Kylie, Kendall, and, of course, Kris, who picked out every detail for the party alongside Mindy Weiss and her team. Mindy has been around for many of the family’s milestones and actually did Kourt’s baby announcement—like, when she was born—and planned her first birthday party, making this a full-circle moment.
“The planning process started by discussing the core memories from Kris taking Kourtney and her siblings to Disneyland over the years. The way it looked, smelled, tasted. The feeling you get when you are there,” Mindy tells us. “We took those important elements and translated them into our own version of an authentic Disneyland experience in Kris’s backyard.”
“Those memories are so special, so to be able to bring them to life meant a lot, and there’s nobody better to do it than Mindy Weiss,” says Kris.
“The most fun part was digging through vintage archive photos of Disneyland online and in a special issue of LIFE magazine that takes you through the design process and building of Disneyland,” Mindy says. “This was key in nailing the details and colors for the event.”
And just like in the actual Disneyland park, hidden Mickeys were everywhere. As guests went through the party, they noticed more and more—like faux-grass rugs in the shape of Mickey’s face (and those rugs can all be reused for future Disney-themed parties).
- The Baby Barker signs that looked like vintage Disneyland signs
- An “It’s a Small World”-inspired boat to hold beverages
- Giant teacup planters filled with flowers
- “Drink me” mini vials from Alice in Wonderland containing green juice
- A wishing tree where guests could write their wishes and advice for Baby Barker and hang them up
- A vintage analog photo booth that used real film
- Character-themed vintage pitchers used as vases for flowers, that Kourt got to keep after
- A custom embroidery station for Mickey cosmetic and travel pouches (perfect for taking on a trip to Disney)
Custom Mickey Mouse Ears
“My favorite thing at the baby shower was putting the names on all of the Mickey Mouse ears,” Kris says. “When I was a child, the thing I was most excited for when I got to the park was to get my Mickey Mouse ears with my name on the back. It never got old. (Obviously!)”
The extra-special touch:
“The custom Mickey ears were embroidered on-site for each guest as they entered the party,” Mindy says. “Also, the chain-stitch machine used to embroider the Mickey ears was purchased from a woman who actually used the machine at Disneyland.”
Another big hit at the party was the silhouette studio, where guests could get their silhouettes cut out right then and there, just like on Disney’s Main Street. Two cutouts were done for each person—one of them went into a keepsake book in which guests wrote a note to Kourt, Travis, and Baby Barker next to their silhouette, and the other went home with the guests.
The extra-special touch:
“Fun fact: The silhouette artist onsite was mentored by the daughter of one of the original silhouette artists, Alex Degonslar, from Disneyland’s opening in 1955,” Mindy says.
“I wanted to make sure that we had all of Kourtney’s favorite foods,” Kris tells us. “She had her Mickey Mouse pretzels and her churros and the Mickey Mouse waffles for brunch. It was really a dream come true.”
Caterer Chef Natalie from Paleo Collective went “above and beyond to make sure all of the food looked, tasted, and smelled like an authentic Disneyland brunch,” Mindy says. There were even Mickey-shaped butters for the waffles and bagels and an over-the-top omelet bar.
Congrats, Kourt, Travis, and Baby Barker!