If you follow me on Instagram, or if you are really observant and have noticed the badge I put up here on the blog, then you know that I was selected to host a #DisneySide at Home Celebration! What is that, you say? Well, it is basically like a House Party or a Mommy Party where I have friends gather in my house to talk about one particular product or brand, and in this case it is my favoritest of all brands: Disney! You probably know that I am Disney obsessed, and am always trying to scheme my latest trip to WDW. So naturally, I volunteered to host! First, my box of party supplies was highly anticipated, so it was VERY exciting when my box finally arrived like magic on my doorstep:
I Instagrammed that picture and naturally, the first responses were “ok, so what’s in the box?!” Once I ripped it open I had to be the obliging host and spread it all out for my friends to see 😉 They generously gave all of us hosts an American Tourister suitcase as a “thank you” for hosting, along with Mickey themed party supplies, treats and activities for the party. My kids immediately had to watch the Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD, which did nothing but make me teary eyed since I don’t have any Disney trips on the horizon…sigh…so after they watched I had to hide that one double quick! 😉
I had some grandiose ideas for my party, and I even thought about revisiting the good ol’ homemade Woody vests from Rayna’s old birthday party, but can I just tell you? The ridiculous amount of snow we had been pummeled with this February side tracked my party not one, but two whole times.
By the time I had my party (which was right before the deadline, though you wouldn’t know it since my post is late…sigh again!) I was just grateful to have some friends and family show up! I had the kitchen table set up with the take-aways:
And we got to the main topic at hand: showing our Disney Side and playing. Dressing up was the most logical way for the kids to show their Disney Side and Marc was sporting his favorite costume (read: only boy costume, excepting the Woody vests!)– Peter Pan:
We have plenty of princess dresses to go around, plus the Doc McStuffin’s pink jacket that came with the Doc McStuffin’s Check-Up Center:
Ok, so it is not a costume, but I just had to show my cutie nephew Christian with his Sulley shirt! I guess Monsters Inc. obsessions run in the family
One of the activities provided in the kit was for the kids to decorate their own t-shirts (provided by Hanes). That provided a nice diversion from the playroom:
Ok, so I’m a typical proud Mommy, but Rayna made this design on hers:
Isn’t that talented? 😀 She sleeps with a Mickey that we got at Disney Social Media Moms a few years back and last year we picked up the matching Minnie. She carries them downstairs every morning. It just warmed my heart that she drew them on her shirt <3
Here is my friend’s darling daughter Payton wearing her homemade Elsa shirt
Leave it to Beav, my phone died and had to be charged during the party, so I didn’t get any good shots of the food, but clearly popcorn was hit:
The best take-home favor of them all (in my opinion) was the adorable print of Minnie & Mickey that says “So This is Love” with Cinderella Castle in the back. We were trying to get a picture of Payton and Marc holding the poster (future love connection, hopefully, possibly?? lol) but it turned in to a group hug 😉
All in all it was so easy to show our “Disney Side” since our love of Disney is pretty much always showing, from the clothes the kids wear to pretty much every toy in the playroom and the decorations on their bedroom walls. Since hosting our Disney Side Celebration we’ve had Rayna’s birthday party (I would have combined them, but again, the deadline for hosting the Disney Side party was March 1 & Rayna’s birthday was just this Saturday) and it was a Tinker Bell/Disney Princess mashup extravaganza lasting two days.
Just cross your fingers that I have a Disney trip sooner rather than later so I can bust out that planning DVD sans tears 😉
Disclosure: Thank you to Disney Parks and Mom Select for choosing me to host a Disney Side Celebration. I was provided with items to facilitate my party, but I was not paid or obligated to write this post. All opinions are my own.