I’m now officially convinced that EVERY party needs some type of theme. I turned what would have been an ordinary get together with our best friends and their children into our Disney Side party with a few simple Disney activities, decorations, games, crafts, and treats. It’s no secret I’m a Disney fan, but I was floored by how easy it was to turn a regular get together into a total party by encouraging everyone to show their Disney Side.
The kids went absolutely WILD for everything and by showing our Disney Side at the party we turned our gathering into a true occasion that everyone will now always remember. We had so much fun! And all the crafts and games kept the kids totally entertained so the adults were able to relax and enjoy everyone’s company.
Adding in the #DisneySide theme also triggered really fun conversations for the kids and Parents as we all shared favorite memories and stories of Disney vacations and talked about our favorite attractions and rides. It was really fun to hear who loved the more wild roller coasters and who was terrified of them!
Disney Decorations & Food Made the House Festive
Before the party, we decorated our kitchen with streamers, Mickey inspired tablecloths and paper products, and hung Monster University Posters on my walls.
How to Make Mickey Shaped Brownies
I made these using an easy Mickey Shaped cookie cutter. So easy! The Mickey Mouse Cookie cutter set I used also includes a star shape and Mickey Hand, but I think the Mickey ears best highlight our Disney Side.
The kids loved styling in our assorted collection of Mickey ears and Kyle even shines in his Mickey top hat. Love it!
Disney Crafts for the Kids Were a Big Hit
Designing your own T-shirts was a gigantic hit. Hanes sent us 10 t-shirts along with a box of Crayola fabric markers so the kids could show design their very own fashionable Disney Side.
I knew the kids would love this activity and it was so fun to see their creativity. On the shirts, the kids were writing really cute things too – listing their favorite Disney Parks attractions and their Top 5 Favorite Disney movies.
My little boy Kyle, who is in Kindergarten made a really sweet design on the back of his Tee. He drew his version of Mickey on the front, but on the back figured it would a great spot to proclaim he is the #1 brother. I can’t stand the cuteness. Especially as his # 1 is backwards! But I love that he identifies himself as #1 brother!
Oh my goodness I had NO idea the kids would go wild for a printable game of Disney Parks Bingo. We received a free set of Bingo cards in our kit. I thought MAYBE the kids might want to play so I cut up the call cards and set it out as a possible activity. Well, let me tell you, the kids played Disney Parks Bingo for over an hour! They loved it. Again, I think the fact that the Bingo cards were complete with favorite Disney characters and landmarks just made it thrilling for the kids.
Just talking about Disney brings back all those feelings and memories from cherished family vacations. It was incredible to see how into it everyone was and it really reinforced to me just how much these family vacations mean long term to the kids- not just the parents!
I need to see if I can find out where to download this game board online as I’d love to share it with everyone!
Decorate Your Own Disney Cheer Card
Our athletic little girls loved designing Disney Cheer cards for each other. Run Disney shared these and the kids first made “Run” cheer cards for the parents as most of us all run races competitively.
But the kids wanted their own Cheer cards too! Kenzie and her friend Kylie are both on the swim team – so they turned the Cheer cards designed for your favorite runner into “Swim” Mickey cheer cards for each other. Very cute!
Thanks to Mom Select and Disney for sending many fun supplies – like decorations, t-shirts, cheer cards, and Disney Bingo to inspire our Disney Side party. No compensation was received. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.