Friday, January 30, 2015

Show your #DisneySide @Home Celebration

Disclosure:  I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

Show your #DisneySide @Home Celebration

Few of you may know this, but I have never been to Disney world or Disney Parks!  It has always been a dream of mine to get there and last year my husband made me a promise that in 2017 (When Quinn was a bit older) we would go!  What turned into a trip for my hubby, 2 kids and I, suddenly escalated to my mom and dad.  Than my sister and her boyfriend decided to go and finally both my brothers!
Even though it is two years away we can't stop planning.  Every week my sister is sending me links to places she wants to go when we are down there.  My brother keeps asking me if he thinks my kids will be able to go on certain rides!  My dad wont stop asking how far in advance we should make restaurant reservations.  And my boys keep saying they don't know if we are going to be able to meet everyone in only 5 days....  At which point in time they both insist that they definitely have to meet Mickey.

My family has never been shy about showing our Disney Side.  Recently when I found out I would get the another chance to host a Disney Side party I couldn't wait!  After last year's party my family kept asking when I was having another one.

Now last year we did a huge party!  We invited 20+ people and had a blast.
2014 Disney Side Party

This year we went a bit low key and had a smaller party made up of just family.
The reason is, my kiddos wanted an over night party.  As much as I love my friends, we wouldn't all have a spot to sleep!
So our 2015 party was a PJ/Movie/Sleepover/Breakfast theme.

Disney of course made hosting a party easy by sending me a HUGE package!
In contained:

Disney Themed invites
Disney Cars napkins, cups, plates, decor and a table cloth
Car Snacks supplies
Party favorites
Activities


Puzzles
Cake supplies Mickey Pan, Cake mix from Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios, and Sprinkles
HP CMYK (Create Memories you keep) packs
Snuggles, ALL and Wisk products
Twinings Tea
Disney vacations planning DVD

My kiddos each had $20 to go buy snacks at the grocery store.  I left them pick their favorite things to share with our guest.
Next of course was the decorating.
My boys wanted to do this all on their own, besides me hanging a few things from the ceiling (they couldn't reach) my boys did the rest.



I loved seeing how excited they were to show their Disney Side and it made me realize that you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a small get together.


Finally we had to pick a movie.... This is where things got a bit tricky.  We have a HUGE Disney Collection.  I still have all my VHS tapes from my childhood, my boys have their own collection of DVDs and we also have several digital copies on VUDU and of course Netflix has a good selection.
After several hours of debate we decided to each write down our 3 favorite and pick 2 from a hat to watch.
In the end Pocahontas and Hercules won :)

As the guest arrived my boys took them on a small tour.  They showed them what food we had, the decorations and gave them all some party favors.



Everyone smiles and I realized no matter what age Disney is always sure to put a smile on your face.

A few guest spent the night and the next morning we ate Mickey mouse shaped pancakes.  Drank Donald Duck orange juice and of course since it was mostly family we couldn't help, but to plan out 2017 Disney Trip!!

The next time you are planning a party, whether it be a sleep over, birthday, or even a family dinner why not included Disney!!  Anytime is a great time to show you Disney side :)
For more ideas you can check out this website:

Or you can check out some of the idea's I posted on my pinterest board

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