We are huge fans of the House of Mouse. We average about five visits per year with each stay lasting three to four days. Good thing, we're season pass holders! Since we started the blog in 2012, we've shared with you many Disney stories including the 3 things that make Disney a happier place for us and them here and NewsyDad's first visit at the age of 45 here. One of our more recent trips included Hollywood Studio's Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!. Read the full recap with videos here. And, if you're looking for a way to surprise your kids with a magical trip, we've got some great ideas here.
Clearly, we love Disney. So imagine how excited we were to be selected to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration. What does that mean? Disney (through MomSelect) selected us out of thousands of applicants to host a party showing our #DisneySide, our love for Disney. Monkey & Lil Tank were ecstatic about what was contained in our party kit. You gotta see the video here.
So now that we had our supplies, it was time to plan the celebration. Enter Pinterest. It's here that you'll find all kinds of inspiration for a Disney party. We decided to host a Mickey & Minnie Mouse themed event. Like any good party, it all starts with the food.
The sweet treats were generously donated by a very talented Parkland baker, Cake-O-Ho-Licks. Love how she made the icing shaped like the famous mouse couple! The all natural applesauce in a pouch was sponsored by GoGo squeeZ (with whom I worked when I kicked with the world-famous Rockettes) and Palm Beach-based ONLI Beverages donated their chef-inspired, all natural sparkling drinks. They were a hit among party guests who had never tried ONLI before. You can buy them at these grocery stores here. Of course, I'm pretty proud of the mouse-shaped sandwiches made with ham & cheese and cream cheese & jelly for those who have a nut allergy. One of our guests tried his first ever sandwich at the party. His mom was so excited! I'm guessing the fun shapes may have had something to do with it.
You can't throw a family-friendly party without activities for the kids. Our friend, Sahily who blogs at Pretty in Pigment, did the face painting. I made mouse-shaped stencils so the kids could design their own Disney t-shirts. We decorated mouse-shaped sugar cookies and ate them. YUMMY! Each family created a magical poster writing down their favorite things to do at Disney. The most entertaining part for all ages was probably our makeshift photo booth. We ordered cute printables off Etsy and used the provided signs as a backdrop. Fun had by all!
Hope you enjoy our video recap and picture collage below. We can't wait to host our second #DisneySide party - princess is the theme! How do you show your #DisneySide?