DUMBO Movie Watching Party + FREE DUMBO Printables

how to host a Dumbo movie party

DUMBO is now available on Digital and DVD. I’m sharing a few ideas on how to host a DUMBO Movie Watching Party, as well as free DUMBO printables! 

How to throw a Dumbo Party

DUMBO Movie Watching Party + FREE DUMBO Printables

Have you heard the news? DUMBO, the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere. With never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, bloopers and more, you’ll want to get your copy available online or in-stores. 

Dumbo watching party

I’m torn about the remake of Disney classics, but DUMBO is a sweet and heartfelt family movie. And what better way to celebrate with a DUMBO party.

What is Disney’s DUMBO new movie all about?

In “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbocan fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A.Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

Dumbo DVD release
Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of “Dumbo,” where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character. Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant; the longtime collaboration of Burton, production designer Rick Heinrichs and costume designer Colleen Atwood, which resulted in jaw-dropping sets and costumes; and the creation of the visually colossal Dreamland parade sequence. Also included are nine deleted scenes, hidden and not-so-hidden Easter eggs, bloopers and a special performance of “Baby Mine” by Arcade Fire.

Bonus features include*:

  • CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
  • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: Explore how one of Disney’s most lovable characters went from an animated classic to a stunning live-action retelling.
  • BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film’s production and costume design.
  • DELETED SCENES: A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
    • Roustabout Rufus
    • Pachyderm Plans
    • The Other Medici Brother
    • Monkey Business
    • A Star Is Born
    • Where’s Dumbo
    • Elephant Heist
    • A Seat at the Show
  • EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
  • CLOWNING AROUND: Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
  • “BABY MINE”: Visual video performed by Arcade Fire


  • DREAMLAND – ANATOMY OF A SCENE: From Final Script to Final Scene: The filmmakers and cast talk a lot about the feeling of “grand intimacy” in the film.  Step right up as they bring the Dreamland parade to life, accomplishing the rare marriage of a massive spectacle combined with an emotional tenderness.

Dumbo Party ideas

Out of all the remakes I’ve seen so far from Disney, “Dumbo” is one of my favorite remakes. To celebrate the physical and digital release of Disney’s movie, why not have a Dumbo watch party. 

Dumbo watching party

For your Dumbo watching party, you can keep your party idea simple. Of course, you can do a full blown out carnival style party. Or, you can use just a few treats and sweets, along with popcorn to have a fun movie night. 

Dumbo movie party ideas

What you need for a Dumbo movie watching party

  • Sweets
  • Peanuts
  • Popcorn
  • DUMBO movie
  • Dumbo themed snacks or candy
  • drinks/water

I piled all of our desserts and treats on a vintage tray picked up from a flea market a few months ago. I also found Dumbo chocolate candy treats on Etsy, as well as the elephant jars that hold our peanuts and candy. I added fun straws, balloons, and additional carnival type candy to the mix, as well as the popcorn. 

Dumbo cake

Our boys have fallen in love with Carvel I Love Ice Cream Cakes, so we had to add a small one to the mix. You can find this frozen sweet dessert at Walmart. 

How to hack an Ice Cream Cake for any theme

For our Dumbo party, we used the Ice Cream Cake with Confetti Lil’ Love. I love that it comes decorated but still gives you enough space to add decorations for a themed event. I ordered a Dumbo cake topper from Etsy to give the I Love Ice Cream Cake a Dumbo theme. 

How to hack an Ice Cream Cake for any theme

It fits perfectly! 

How to hack an Ice Cream Cake for any theme

Carvel Ice Cream Cake is made with layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream with chocolate crunchies and fresh whipped icing; these cakes do not last in the Worthey house. I’ve used them for Easter dessert, and recently in a Toy Story party

How to throw a Dumbo movie party

To help us celebrate the release of DUMBO, Disney sent us some fun summer gear for beach days. A gorgeous Dumbo beach towel, tote bag, tumbler, and sunscreen. Thank you, Disney, we can’t wait to head to the beach with our new Dumbo themed gear. {find similar one here}

Dumbo themed gear

This tumbler will come in handy for those upcoming hot summer days! You can find a similar one here.

how to host a Dumbo movie party

I loved that in “Dumbo,” they sent a strong message about using animals for circus acts! Bravo Disney! 

how to host a Dumbo movie party


You can also grab these FREE Dumbo printables to use for your movie party or themed birthday party! 

FREE Dumbo Printables
FREE Dumbo printables

More free printables:

Dumbo Coloring Page

Dumbo Stickers!

Dumbo movie release

Did you see DUMBO? What did you think? Let me know below! Order your copy of DUMBO here. 

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