Thanks to being selected to host a Disney Side @ Home Celebration, we just had a super fun little Mickey & friends party playdate! With a school holiday, it was the perfect opportunity to get together with friends that we don’t get to see as often. And after all, isn’t everything just more when Mickey involved? We think so!
So, what is this “Disney Side” stuff all about? Well, it’s the Disney Park’s campaign for 2014 and it’s all about (as the name suggests) showing your Disney Side. Disney defines it as “that fun-loving adventurous spirit that comes out to play when you’re feeling the Disney magic! Whether you show your Disney Side through fashion, food, or your favorite characters, or frequent visits to Disney Parks, it’s time to let it shine!” If you’ve been around the blog for a while, then you know we show our #Disneyside a lot! Through fun Disney crafts, foods, clothes, movies and of course, trips to Disney! This little playdate party was just another extension of that! You can see that Mickey and a lot of his friends graced our little party table! Everyone was pretty excited to see that Kristoff, Sven, & Olaf made the party. The Force was even with us since Jedi Mickey & Darth Vader Goofy were there! Using favorites from our stuffed animal collection definitely made for the perfect addition to our decor. As part of our host kits, we received the Mickey Mouse Club House themed decorations, which was perfect for our kiddos and a Mickey & friends party. So, we kept the decor simple, but it was cute nonetheless.
One of my favorite things about being at a Disney park is all the fun Mickey-shaped food. Mickey waffles, pretzels, beignets, ice cream bars, rice krispie treats…so good & so fun! So, for our playdate lunch, I wanted to make sure we had some Mickey-shaped eats available! We had a Chef Mickey Italian pasta salad (I bought the pasta at Disneyland), Mickey chicken nuggets (from Costco), Mickey-shaped cookies & brownies, and black bowls with olives & dip arranged as a Mickey head! 🙂 Needless to say, it was a hit with the kids! They watched some Mickey Mouse Club House while eating lunch and then we had some fun with Disney dress-up and photos! We got out all of our Disney-related costumes (and friends brought some too). So, I created a little make-shift photo booth & Disney dress-up station. There were a lot of fun options. The kids had a blast with this -switching out characters and such! Just look at all of these cute kiddos showing off their #Disneyside…Aren’t they SO adorable?! I absolutely LOVE this photo! So much fun! So, clearly, we have fun showing off our Disney Side even at home! And, now, Little Brother has asked if we can go to Disneyland every day since our party! He will be SO excited to find out we’re going in less than 2 months! 🙂
What is YOUR Disney Side?
*Disclosure: I received a special hostess gift from Disney Parks and Mom Select for hosting our party, but I was not compensated nor required to share. The experiences & photos (and love of Disney) are 100% my own!