My kids and I were so excited when we were told we were going to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration Party. My kids have never been to Disney World and I haven’t been since I was little so this was as close to it as we were going to get for now. Hopefully one day I can make their dreams come true. I joined the #DisneySide group on Facebook to get ideas and see what everyone got in their package before mine arrived. I was #teampurple luggage from American Tourister. I love purple and I was very happy. Everything was packaged in my suitcase for me to prepare for my party. There was everything from photo paper to a cool iPhone 5 cell phone case. Also included were Craisins, paper plates ,cups, etc,etc. I personally loved the Mickey Mouse cookie cutters, and measuring cups.
I had so many ideas racing through my head about what type of party to have so who better than to ask was my kids. At first like any girl she wanted a princess party but I thought what about my son and other boys I invite. I needed a theme for boys and girls. So we decided on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse where there are a mixture of characters. I think I brainstormed more on where to have the party. I knew for sure I didn’t want to have it at home. I just couldn’t clean up behind a bunch of kids. No offense. Just wasn’t gonna happen. A light bulb lit up over my head. What better place than my daughter’s classroom at school. BINGO!!! My son goes to the same school so all I had to do was send for him so he can join in to, which is exactly what I did. My daughter’s teacher was very excited when I asked for permission and we figured out a date which was February 28th. Ms. Lyons the teacher read Disney stories to the class everyday leading up to the party.
I went shopping like crazy buying gifts for the kids. I love shopping. There were 21 kids in my daughter’s class. Piece of cake. Speaking of cake I contacted a local bakery in my neighborhood called Aromas Bakery NYC located on the upper east side and asked if they would be willing to provide cupcakes for the Disney party and without hesitation they complied. I knew from having quite a few of their delicious cakes that their custom made cupcakes were gonna be a huge hit with the kids. Guess what? I was right!! Everyone loved them and the teacher and assistant even took one home with them.
My next mission was to figure out what to feed the kids. I asked for the help of my daughter again on this one. Basically, everyone liked turkey and cheese. I said I’ll do turkey and cheese on whole wheat with the cookie cutters. I also had cookies, and inside their goodie bags were lots more sweets. I decided at the last minute to order pizza for the class because kids love pizza. There was also yogurt from Yoplait with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters which was perfect and the Craisins for whoever wanted. Arizona provided me with their half lemonade half ice tea drinks which went fast.
My mother and sister helped out which was a big help and greatly appreciated. They helped bring everything to the school, set up tables, and keep the kids busy as well. My daughter enjoyed having her mom, grandma, aunt, and brother in her class too. The teacher showed the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show on the projector for the kids but when the kids saw the balloons that my son and I blew up they were busy playing with those they were hardly watching the show. Lol.
Next up we played Simon Says. I was Simon and I was fast so the kids had to keep up and I had to keep my eyes open. Everyone was a winner of course because they are kids but if it was grown ups there would have been one winner at the end. The kids also got a kick out of the Talking Tom app on my phone. The party lasted for about an hour and the kids said that this was the best party they ever had!!! They all thanked us and my daughter. I wish I could have gotten it on video but the teacher said no video could be taken and that’s understandable. The kids left with goodie bags and cupcakes so I know when they got home they weren’t going to sleep no time soon. Lol. Speaking of sleep, one kid actually slept through the entire party the. Woke up when it was time to go. Poor thing. I saved him his food, goodie bag, and cupcake though. I wouldn’t do that to him. Technically he was there. Lol.
My family and I like to thank Disney, American Tourister, DisneyParks, Mom Select, Maria Bailey and everyone I mentioned above for making this party awesome!!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. These are my words 100%. I was given a suitcase full of goodies towards the party which was mentioned.