I received free products in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Ever since we came back from Disneyland in January, Sarah has been obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We regularly hear her shouting “Mee Mows” and “Oh, Too-ls” while dancing along to the Hot Dog song. It’s seriously the cutest thing ever. When the opportunity came up to host a Disney Junior Playdate, I jumped all over it. We invited our friends that traveled to Disney with us over and had a blast reliving our awesome trip and making plans for vacations in the future!
When I first opened the bog box of Disney Junior goodness that I was sent, I knew that I wanted to pair the cute decorations with some of our favorite souvenirs from our trip. Sarah is in love with her Minnie Mouse doll, so it made perfect sense to put Minnie on display as the centerpiece of the table.
I served a few fun treats that I’ll share in a future post, but the kiddos gobbled them up so fast I didn’t have time to get a picture. The drink of choice for our play time was Nesquik. I love that I can add it to Reagan’s almond milk so her sensitive tummy doesn’t hurt, but she also doesn’t feel singled out as the only kidlet that didn’t get the fun drink.
All of the snack leftovers were sent home with our friends in these fun Cars Glad sandwich bags. No missing plastic containers for me and no rickety paper plates that inevitably spill stuff all over for this party!
To make each place setting stand out from the patterned tablecloth, I simply added a 12×12 sheet of yellow card stock underneath the plates and napkins to create a solid base. If you’re planning on having assigned seating for your guests, you could even add their names to these place mats with a marker.
I was able to send our guests home with some pretty cool Disney Junior goodies, including Lion Guard temporary tattoos, tiny safari animal figurines, and a “treasure map” of Walt Disney World. I used my Cricut to cut out some Mickey Ears to add to some extra festive flair to the plain white lunch bags.
In our box of party fun, we also received this cute book, “My Very, Very Smelly Breath!” and the kids loved seeing the dogs and smelling all of the scratch and sniff parts. Let me tell you – those scratch and sniff parts are no joke. Hello, stinky!
Once the book was finished, we moved on to creating puppets with some of the kids’ favorite Disney Junior characters. Thanks to Tulip’s Glitter Puffy Paint and Aleene’s Tacky Glue, they were able to easily put their projects together and add a little extra pizzazz. It was so great getting to see the kids express their creativity!
While the puppets were drying, the kiddos played a few fun games. First up was a Disney matching game. The concept is the same as the old favorite, Memory. There were two matching pictures of attractions that can be found at Disney World. The Anna and Elsa Frozen Sing Along match was a crowd favorite.
Sarah’s favorite game was Stick the Smile on Mickey, mostly because it involved her favorite character. Our kids were too young to use a blindfold, but they had a great time giggling as they took turns sticking the mouths on Mickey’s face.
The last game we played was a fun guessing game, similar to 20 Questions. I put a toy in the suitcase before the party started and the kids were able to take turns asking questions and guessing what was in there. It didn’t take them very long to figure it out and then they were able to with the ball that was inside the suitcase.
For the final part of our playdate, the kids were able to use some fun props to take silly pictures. I created these props using my Cricut once again and then we used the HP Photo Booth Strips and Photobooth app on my iPhone to easily print out filmstrips to send home with our guests.
Getting the hang of the photo props was a bit tricky at first, but they figured it out in no time and took some adorable pictures!
Sarah had a blast at her Disney Junior Playdate; so much so, in fact, that I’m keeping all of the decor and games and we’re going to reuse them at her birthday party this year!
I received free products in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own.Pin It