It all began with the arrival of a mysterious box.
With growing anticipation the family and I gathered around our delivery. We were excited to see what was inside. It was like Christmas morning as we emptied the package and marveled at each of its items. So many fabulous things courtesy of Disney.
Now the hard part, how was I going to put all of these items together and pull of a #DisneySide @Home Celebration?
I realized the way to make it work was focus on my favorite things about Walt Disney World. Those things that make it the magical place it is. Disney’s magic is a special combination of family, fun, and treats. Those themes were going to be the center of my Magical Celebration.
First up was to set the Disney atmosphere.
The Mickey decorations created a festive mood at the house just like at WDW where every space is decorated and atmosphere is everything.
Then I set up a pin trading station and asked experienced Disney guests to bring their pins for trading. My kids love to trade pins in the park and I wanted to bring that excitement to my party.
We also had a face painting station thanks to my talented niece. At the party we played Disney Bingo and Disney Trivia which was a lot of fun.
Next up was treats.
There is an aroma like no other when you walk down Main Street at
Magic Kingdom, the best way to describe it is a mixture of sugar and frosting. Using the Mickey Mouse cookie cutters that were provided in my kit I made rice krispie treats which is the closest match to that sweet confectionary smell.
I also made Jello Knox Blox Mickey Mouse Style. Being the baker that I am I just had to include a Mickey Cake too! Just like WDW everything can be a Mickey!
At my house we have a great dress up trunk which includes a huge collection of sparkly mouse ears, princess crowns, and pirate bandanas. I set up a photo booth area where guests could take their picture with the accessories of their choice- Mouse Ears was the clear winner. Each guest left with a HP photo card of their pic!
Together with our friends and family we were able to create our own little piece of Walt Disney World right here on Long Island. Everyone left excited to start planning their next Walt Disney World vacation.