Disclosure: I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Does your family love Disney? Planning a trip a Disney theme park? Why not celebrate and show off your Disney Side by hosting a party?!! We did! This past weekend we took a break from planning our first trip to Disney World to unwind, let our hair down and party. And today, I'm sharing 4 elements that you can use to make sure your own Disney Side party is pure perfection.
You can't have a Disney Side party without Disney themed decorations. Our party was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed, which is perfect if you have a girl and a boy like me. And you don't have to go all out. We kept our decorations simple using themed a tablecloth, cupcake/treat holder, plates, cups and napkins. From the ceiling we hung Mickey Mouse foil swirlers.
We didn't have to go all out with balloons and streamers. Simple was definitely more for us. While our kit was provided by Disney, you can pick up the items used from Walmart or a local party supply store like Party City. I checked and both definitely carry the tablecloth, cups, plates and napkins. And the prices are very reasonable. None of our decorations are over $6.
What's a party without entertainment? You don't want to let your guests get bored. It's a celebration, remember? For our party we had games, dancing and movies. You can find card games like Snaps and Go Fish that are Disney themed. I'd check the Dollar Tree and Walmart for the ones in my area carry them. Also, don't forget to check the official Disney Store if you have one in your area.
We have satellite radio and streamed Radio Disney for tunes to dance to. You can also check out official Disney playlists on Spotify or check out the Disney Music VEVO channel on YouTube for free tunes. For movies, you could always see if your cable company offers Disney OnDemand and let's not forget Redbox. For a $1 each you can rent one or two of your family's favorite movies like Frozen or The Princess and the Frog.
Again, you don't have to spend a ton on entertainment. Just make sure that whatever games, movies and music you choose it's age appropriate for the majority of your younger guests.
I was always raised that you don't throw a party without giving guests some sort of favor or take home gift. For our party favors we created mini treat baskets. We put in Mickey Mouse temporary tattoos, stickers, and pencils. You make each basket gender specific by adding additional things like nail polish for girls (like the ones below) and cars for boys.
Again no need to break the bank on favors. Walmart and the Dollar tree are my friends and will be yours too! Keep favors simple and age appropriate.
Also when you're planning your menu make sure that you have more finger foods than foods that require utensils. Finger foods are a lot more kid friendly and will often times be less expensive. Don't forget about dessert! Whether it's fruit or cupcakes be sure to treat your guest a sweet treat.
So, what are you waiting for? Now that you know what you need to throw your own Disney Side celebration, get to planning. Remember, we don't need wait for special occasions to celebrate the simple joys in life. Seize the moment and make the memories!
What is your or your child's favorite Disney character?