A DisneySide Celebration Fit for a Princess

By Estelle Erasmus

Disney party

Disclosure: I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own. 

My daughter loves Disney. She’s been to Disney World twice.

We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge on property when she was a toddler, and in 2013, when she was four, we stayed at the Yacht Club in September. The Yacht Club is right next to Epcot and absolutely loved the Buzz Lightyear ride, and in Land of Tomorrow, the ride where you create a car.

Although, I was named a Disney Social Media Mom in 2014, we were unable to make the trip, because we had a family vacation already scheduled for Australia (which you can read about here).

So I was thrilled when I was selected with other bloggers to have a DisneySide party. My theme was intergenerational, because I wanted my parents to attend. Unfortunately, the weather was so bad that they had to stay home.

We missed you mom and dad.

Mom and Dad

The rest of us had an amazing time, especially the moms who got a chance to relax and catch up.

Disney party

A few weeks prior to the party date, we received a fabulous box in the mail from Disney. I have some pics of it on my Instagram (click here), and also check out the others with the hashtag #DisneySide.

PicMonkeyDisneyCollage

The day of the party, with the place decorated, I put my baking cap on and baked some cupcakes, which I adorned with mini Oreos to represent mouse ears. I also baked a Duff tie-dye-cake –my hubby helped mix the colors, and then after we took out the cake, we  filled up the Mickey Mouse cake pan with fruit salad.

Cupcakes and Duff cake for Disney party

Disney cake Duff

My daughter’s first decree for the all-girls party, was that guests should come wearing their favorite Disney character outfit. The girls came dressed as  Tiana, Belle, Anna, and Elsa.

My daughter must imagine that she is hosting a television special, because she had two costume changes throughout the party. (She was Jasmine  and then Cinderella).

The Princess Test

We started with the Princess Test, which included how to walk holding a book on your head, and how to walk without the book.

We progressed to how to do a Proper Curtsey.

Princess Tests

Disney Bingo

Then we sat down at the dining room table for a rousing couple of game of Disney Bingo. The moms had fun helping with this one.

Disney Bingo

Disney Video

Next we watched a Disney video, showcasing all the best parts of the Disney properties and parks.

DisneyVideo

 Pin the Smile on Mickey Mouse

After that, we went straight into pin the smile on Mickey, which was a popular game, and for which the sleep mask I had received on a United Airlines flight came in handy as a blindfold.

Pin the smile on Mickey Mouse

Pin smile on Mickey

Let’s Eat

Everyone had worked up an appetite by then, so they sat down to devour the cupcakes and cake and other treats.

Disney treats

A Tree of Life Poster Craft from Disney

We ended the afternoon by doing a fun “Tree of Life” poster. Each of our Princesses received leaves that they labeled with members of their family. The glue glitter pens I had purchased earlier from Target came in handy for this activity, which kept the kids busy while the moms chatted.

Disney Tree of Life

Disney Bags it Up

Everyone bundled up to make their way back into the snow and wind, but not before getting a Disney gift bag with items courtesy of Disney such as HP Create Memories You Keep Packs, which included photo paper and envelopes–perfect for printing #DisneySide photos and vacation memories, Disney vacation planning DVDs, coupons, and a few additional items (Elsa and Anna headbands, Elsa puzzles, chocolate kisses) we picked up at Party City.

Disney Gift Bags

Thanks everyone for partying Disney Style with us!

Thanks to Disney, MomSelect and all the fabulous sponsors: Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki , Twinings of London, Whisk and All (because who doesn’t have loads of laundry who has kids?). For more info follow Disney Parks on Twitter. Find party games and crafts on http://www.disneysidecelebrations.com.

Disney sponsors

And of course, a BIG thanks to my husband. I couldn’t have done it without him.

Disney dad

Disclosure: I received a party box from Disney to facilitate this post.  All opinions stated, as always, are my own.

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34 thoughts on “A DisneySide Celebration Fit for a Princess”

  1. How fun! I know that parties can be a lot of work, but they are so consistently magical with how the kids delight in them. So glad you were able to do this.

  2. Ah I want to ask a million questions about the Wilderness Lodge. Mostly I just want to know if you can really see the giraffe running around from your balcony. And is that even safe for the animals? Curious… and totally wanting to go there.

    Your party looks fun. And Australia… ah, that’d be nice. 🙂

  3. I was oohing and awwing the whole time looking at those pictures. I remember those days when I had parties like that for my daughter. How I miss them! Thanks much for sharing this. It really brought back some lovely memories!

  4. I think Disney should have a party just like that for grown ups. Yes, I’m serious. I’d love to play Disney Bingo, eat cake, do crafts and learn how to curtsey. Fabulous sharing!

  5. I love your description of the party and all the Disney accessories but my absolute favorite part of all of this is that your daughter had outfit changes!!! You have to love a young lady who comes prepared! What fun!

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