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.
This way even the youngest players could take part even if they couldn’t read. The kids were really good at this game!
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).
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!
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. 🙂
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.
Even our youngest had to get in on the action at 13 months of age.
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.
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. 🙂
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!
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!