How do you celebrate your Disney Side at home? We answered that question with some great friends and a great Disney Side @Home celebration kit sent to us by Disney Parks and MomSelect. We invited our friends to let their Disney Side’s “POP” at a pop-themed Disney celebration this weekend. I’m so excited to share this series of posts about our party to let you in on all of the secret shortcuts I used to plan it with very little stress.
There were so many details I wanted to share with you, I figured it would be easier to break things up into more than one post. So, start with this quick glimpse at our fun, then make sure you check out the other posts for descriptions, instructions and even a Mickey ear printable! Here’s how we partied…
Our #DisneySide @ Home Celebration Invitations
I used the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse evite from PunchBowl’s new Digital Disney Invitation Collection. I typically prefer to use Paperless Post for my evites, but PunchBowl won out with their very cool Disney options.
Our #DisneySide @ Home Celebration Theme
Our “Let Your Disney Side POP” theme was a big hit. There was no science behind it at all–I simply had some expiring Popsicle coupons that I wanted to use for the party and I had to figure out a clever way to incorporate Popsicles into a February party!
My daughter loved the fact that one of her favorite sweaters matched our theme!
I used the menu to emphasize our POP theme and included popcorn, soda pop, ring pops, lollipops, Pop Rocks and, of course, Popsicles. Be sure you check out the full post on our Disney Side POP Party Theme to find out how I made the fruit push pops and fake cake pops, too!
I prepared a few pop-themed activities: bubbles, Mary Poppins on DVD, and a game of darts called “Pop Mickey’s Ears,” made using a foam board with plates and water balloons (minus the water, of course).
We also popped confetti at the end of the party. I found a poppable can at the Dollar Store and once we figured out the directions, it was a huge hit!
Our other activities included face painting, Disney Bingo, coloring pages, t-shirt decorating, paper Mickey ears and these 3D Mickey Mouse bookmarks made with craft sticks and styrofoam balls.
Check out my how to video on making these fun bookmarks and look for the instructional post soon.
Our Disney Side Celebration kit included 10 white t-shirts from Hanes and I used inkjet iron-on transfers to make t-shirts for the kids, which said, “I let my Disney Side POP on TheMamaZone.com.”
I used the free Waltograph font and a Mickey Mouse coloring page from Thingkid.com to create the image. The kids used the Crayola Fabric Markers from our kit to make them their own.
Of course, we needed Mickey ears. Unfortunately, every DIY Mickey ear craft I found used headbands and I knew the big boys at the party would not go for that! I found a way to create them using card stock and pipe cleaners. That tutorial is coming soon. They were perfect.
Whew! I told you there was a lot. You can see we let our Disney Side POP in a number of different ways and there was something for everyone at the party. I’ll leave you with a few of our photo booth photos and you can see the rest on The MamaZone’s Facebook page. More soon! Until then, remember to let your Disney Side POP at home, too!!
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