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Santa and all the elves will love these easy-to-make Strawberry Mickey Santa Hats! Ready in just a few steps, they are the perfect way to celebrate the season. And a fun way to enjoy Florida Strawberries!
These Strawberry Mickey Santa Hats are not only adorable, but a great way to get into the festive season while still encouraging the kiddos to eat some strawberries! Be sure to grab Florida strawberries while you are in store, they are in-season right now and Santa is guaranteed to love them 😉
We love all things Mickey Mouse and all things Santa here in my house, so this was the perfect treat to make to celebrate the season. And since they are super easy to make, the kids can definitely hep. Heck, mine are in their teens, they can make these themselves!
Have you been to Disney over Christmas? Oh, it’s quite magical! We used to always go to the Fort Wilderness campground over the holidays, but then it started getting a bit too hard to get in. But, I am excited to say that we were able to scoop up a Disney hotel this year and I am sooooo excited to see all the Disney Christmas decorations. There is so much to see and do at Disney, especially around the holidays, you didn’t need to visit the parks! We love taking the monorail around to each resort to see all the holiday decorations.
Have you been to Disney World around the holidays? What are some of your favorite things to see and do in Disney over Christmas?
What is the history of Mickey Mouse?
For almost a century, Mickey Mouse has been a cultural icon and one of the most recognizable characters in the world. As Walt Disney’s major creation, Mickey Mouse is an internationally beloved figure that has become synonymous with Disney itself. But where did the iconic mouse come from?
Before Mickey Mouse was created, Walt Disney had already achieved success as a cartoonist. He then began to work on other projects, including a film starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit which was released in 1927. However, the distributor of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit retained the rights, prompting him to create an original character that could not be taken away from him. This character was none other than Mickey Mouse. Originally named Mortimer Mouse, Mickey first appeared in Steamboat Willie in late 1928, and quickly became a sensation with audiences all over the world.
Some quick facts about Santa Santa Claus
Also known as Saint Nicholas or Father Christmas—is a beloved and iconic figure of the holiday season. For centuries, Santa Claus has been a beloved figure in folklore and culture. He is known for bringing joy to children on Christmas Eve by delivering presents and other goodies. But where did this jolly old man originate? Here’s a look at the history of Santa Claus and how he has become such an important part of the holiday season.
Santa Claus dates back to Europe during the Middle Ages, when there was a tradition of gift-giving to poor children on St Nicholas Day; December 6th. This practice was believed to have been brought over from Asia Minor by Saint Nicholas who was said to be a generous bishop who gave out gifts. By the 17th century, his legend had spread through Europe as well as many parts of North America, with each country giving him different characteristics that were tailored specifically for their own culture.
Did you know that Santa originally wore tan clothing? It wasn’t until the late 1800s that Thomas Nast drew a modern image of Santa wearing a bright red suit. Though before red became the signature color, Nast first depicted him wearing green.
Santa is thought to live at the North Pole with his elves who help make toys for all the good boys and girls across the world!
Interestingly enough, Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of thieves. Perhaps that’s where the inspiration came from for Dr. Suess’s Grinch? We will never know!
Florida Strawberry Facts
We used Florida strawberries in our Santa Mickey Hat, but technically you could use any strawberries to achieve this adorable look.
Nothing says summer quite like a juicy, freshly picked Florida strawberry! These succulent berries are grown in the Sunshine State and harvested during the months of November through April. They’re so popular that Florida produces over 800 million pounds of strawberries each year!
When selecting fresh strawberries, look for ones that have a deep red color and no green patches. The aroma should be sweet and pleasant. It’s best to consume them within a few days after purchasing as they can spoil rapidly.
Health benefits of strawberries
Florida strawberries offer numerous health benefits too – they contain large amounts of Vitamin C, folate, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Whether you enjoy them on their own or add them to smoothies or salads, adding these tasty treats to your diet is a delicious way to boost your nutrient intake!
What makes the “ears” in this Santa Mickey Hat?
Mini Oreos! Yep! The entire hat is edible. And, the look is completed with frosting as the “fur” on the hat.
*Tip: Using frosting instead of whipped topping holds up better if you won’t be eating these Santa treats right away.
Alright, well, I know Santa is coming soon, so let’s make our Mickey Mouse Strawberry Hats shall we? Don’t forget to serve them with milk! Cheers!
Mickey Strawberry Santa Hats
- 1 package fresh strawberries 1 pint
- 14 oz can cream cheese frosting
- 8 oz cream cheese 1 brick
- Mini Oreos
- Empty frosting and cream cheese into mixer. Mix until smooth.
- Cut green ends off strawberries while mixing.
- Cut small slits about midway up both thin sides of strawberries. (Where the ears should go.)
- Separate Oreo halves. Remove creme.
- Insert one each into slits in strawberry to form Mickey’s ears.
- Scoop prepared icing into decorating bag. If unavailable, cut the corner off a sandwich bag.
- Insert larger size pastry tip into bag.
- Pipe frosting circles slightly bigger than the base of the strawberry.
- Put strawberry, cut side down, into frosting.
- Add a small dollop of icing on top to complete Santa hat.
- Be sure to save some for Santa!