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Dreaming Disney Dreams – How to celebrate at home!

DisneySide Celebration

Sometimes you just get this feeling that comes over you. This fun-loving adventurous spirit comes out to play when you’re feeling the Disney magic and you just know you need to plan a trip to Disney World or Disneyland. Of course, a trip of that nature isn’t something you can just hop in the car and do if you live as far away as we do. It takes planning, it takes preparation, and maybe even a little bit of pixie dust. 🙂

The good news is that you don’t have to go anywhere or do too much planning to celebrate that Disney magic right at home. You can let that fun-loving adventurous spirit soar with tons of Disney themed crafts, games, and foods right in the comfort of your own home. That is exactly what I did recently when we started getting the Disney itch.

Hosting a #DisneySide celebration

There are a few things you are going to need to make sure any #DisneySide celebration is one to remember. Games, food, fun, and — cake!


Disney Bingo was a ton of fun, and it was made easier by using pictures for the bingo boards.

DisneySide Bingo board

This way even the youngest players could take part even if they couldn’t read. The kids were really good at this game!

Disney Bingo

After each round of bingo, I had some special gifts for each winner. In the end, everyone ended up with a complete take-home travel kit — just in case they are dreaming their own Disney dreams, or they take a trip to a Disney park and need some handy tools (girl version pictured).

Disney party gift


The food for our party was all bite-sized finger foods, perfect for little kids to just grab what they wanted and enjoy themselves, yet still healthful and packed with nutrition!

DisneySide party food

My personal favorite were these Mickey Mouse ham & cheese sandwiches. I just made a full sandwich and used my Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Secret: I did eat those reverse Micky Mouse pieces that were left over. I took them to work for my lunch, only a few weird looks were passed my way. 🙂

Mickey ham and cheese


Everyone had tons of fun playing bingo, getting their prizes, and seeing friends. The most fun though was when taking a turn at Pin The Smile On Mickey. This game was a huge hit and huge smiles were found on everyone’s faces.

Pin the smile on Mickey

Even our youngest had to get in on the action at 13 months of age.

Pin the smile on Mickey - Baby!

The Cake!

Making this cake had to be one of my favorite things to do for this party. I love making cakes, but I so rarely have a chance to make anything fun like this anymore. Making a tye-dye Duff Goldman cake was super fun, and super easy thanks to the Wilton Mickey Mouse pan.

Mickey Mouse Cake

Of course enjoying the cake is always yummy and fun too. And when you have a silly cake, you have to have silly faces to go with it. 🙂

Let them eat cake

Disneyland Diamond Celebration

This year marks the diamond celebration for Disneyland – that is 60 years! You can celebrate by planning your own trip to Disney, or hosting your own #DisneySide celebration right at home!

DisneySide Diamond Celebration

Everything you need to plan your own spectacular party can be found right at the Disney Celebrations website. Party planning tips, games, printables, and more! So host a party, take pictures, then come on back and show us how much fun you had – we’d love to see what games and activities you planned!


Want even more #DisneySide fun? Check out our #DisneySide party from last year to see all the fun treats we made for my daughter’s preschool class.  Plus, take a peek at the fun unboxing video from this year’s party. The kids were pretty excited when our kit arrived and couldn’t wait to help plan.

So tell us…

How do you show your #DisneySide? 



 Thanks to MomSelect and the Disney Parks team for providing us with a great party kit. The fun and love of Disney is all our own!

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10 Responses to Dreaming Disney Dreams – How to celebrate at home!

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) February 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    You guys had a good time, huh? We had out party the other day and I need to post pictures.

  2. Dawn February 25, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    What a cute party idea. The best thing about Disney is that there are so many characters, you can do a Disney theme for a boy or a girl.
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  3. Courtney February 25, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    My daughter would love this! We are definitely a Disney family, so this would be great for all of us!
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  4. Shauna February 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    Oh my goodness, what total fun. We had our party a few weeks ago and had such a great time. Thank you so much for sharing your party with us:)

  5. Melissa Pezza February 25, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    This is SO fun! We are a HUGE Disney family here, and my daughter is the most Disney crazed of all. This would be perfect for her next birthday party.
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  6. Amanda February 25, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    Now that looks like SUCH a fun party. Your cake turned out great! I want an invite next time! lol
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  7. Liz Mays February 25, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    A Disney party would be a great way to celebrate a new Disney film coming out. I’ve loved Disney since I was little.
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  8. Dawn February 25, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    I am a huge fan of Mickey Mouse! This party look super fun! I especially like the cake and the sandwiches.

  9. gingermommyrants February 25, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

    This looks like it was a great party. I love the decorations. The cake looks fantastic. I will have to try making some of the Mickey sandwiches.
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  10. aimee fauci March 24, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    Your cake turned out amazing! Fantastic job! Linking up from #MagicalMonday

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