*I received free products to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own*
Do you know why clowns are so much fun at parties?
Not only are they entertaining, they are incredibly organized. I interviewed a clown once. She told me the trick to throwing a great party was having more games then you’ll need and writing out a timeline for each event at the party.
A scrape of paper with a game plan is the only way to host a party.#DisneySide Home Celebration is certainly no exception.
Disney Parks and Mom Select recently chose me to host a #DisneySide party. To help me out, they sent a box filled with Mickey Mouse Club House Party supplies. With the clock ticking, I began searching for my DisenySide.
My lasting impression of Walt Disney World are the tiny details at the theme park. The iconic shape of Mickey Mouse is everywhere; food, door locks, even the utility covers. I chose to show my #DisneySide by recreating the magic you feel at Disney in the little details.
We set up five stations for our guests to enjoy at the beginning of the party. The smaller the child, the shorter the attention span. We let them roam at will, rather than trying to herd the group from one activity to the next.
Our young party friends brought their moms along for the fun. We planned a few games for adults to enjoy too, courtesy of Disney.
The Games clockwise
- Face Painting Station: Templates courtesy Disney, crayons from Target.
- Disney Trivia Questions: Courtesy Disney. Each correct answer received a button. The guest with the most buttons got to choose a prize at the end of the party.
- Who’s your true #DisneySide?: Each adult guest had a sticker put on their back with a character’s name. They asked yes or no questions to find their #DisneySide.
- Give Mickey a Hand Station: We turned the Celebration Kit box into a beanbag toss game. Participants were given a Pluto sticker provided by Disney.
- Photo Booth Station: The props were purchased from The Creative Route. I hung some fabric, framed a lithograph from our Celebration Kit and the stage was set. Each guest received a pack of photo paper courtesy HP and Two Smiles.
- Oh Toodles! Coloring Station: We set up a coloring table with our race cards from the Celebration Kit. I lightly traced the outline of Mickey’s silhouette onto each page and asked the kids to have fun coloring in Toodles.
- Pin the Bow on Mini Station: These cut outs were left over from a previous party banner. They are the perfect size for the game. We hung a pair at different heights. The target was the tropical flower already attached. Each player received a Goofy Tattoo from the Celebration Kit.
- Goofy’s Relay: The guests wore socks embroidered to look like Goofy’s gloves to open a Hersey’s Kiss. After it was open, they ate the chocolate and passed their gloves to the next guest.
We used Goofy’s Relay to bring the group together. Then it was time to eat.
For lunch, our Birthday Girl Grace requested “Strawberry Soup for Goofy.” I asked her big sisters if it was part of the Clubhouse story line. It is not. Just something from her imagination. As luck would have it, I found a delicious recipe approved by kids and adults.
Disney sent me an adorable set of cookie cutters to help plan the party. As the young guests finished their lunch, I gave each a plain cookie to decorate with edible markers. This simple project was a great distraction as we cleared the lunch dishes and prepared the cupcakes for the great candle blowing out ceremony.
We were thrilled to receive a home celebration kit from Disney and MomSelect. This was hands down the easiest party to host, least stressful and most fun event we have put together as a family. We are grateful for this opportunity to show our #DisneySide.