Disney Cars Party Ideas ~ Free Printable #DisneySide

We recently had a chance to participate in the Disney at Home Celebration campaign, where Disney parks sent out a big box of party goodies to host our own #DisneySide party with family and friends.  My preschooler son is age 4, and a fan of all things Cars.  Here are the highlights of our recent party, plus some Disney Cars Party Ideas you can use to host your own party! Also, be sure to check out this great resource Disney has put together for anyone to use, full of Disney Side Celebrations themes, activities, and recipes inspiration.  I've got a free printable that I created for you to use at the end of this post, but they have many cool game and activity resources you can print for free from that website, too. Disney Cars Party Ideas ~ Food I liked the idea of theming the food with cute Cars logo names and labels.  We went with: Sally's Cozy Cones (Bugles) Luigi's Tower of Tires (mini chocolate donuts) Lightning McQueen's Stoplight Treats (brownies or rice krispie … [Read more...]

Our #DisneySide Celebration Costume Party!

You may have heard the buzz on social media this past month, regarding the #DisneySide Home Celebration Party campaign. Disney social media marketers recently packaged up some fun party supplies and tidbits, placed them all in a lovely American Tourister carry-on sized spinner bag (the official luggage of Disney), and shipped them out to around 1,000 families to host their own #DisneySide parties at home. And if you'd like to join in the fun, Disney put together an website chock full of inspirational ideas for anyone interested in hosting their own Disney Side Celebration. As I dug into the party planning details these past couple of weeks, I found myself chuckling and thinking, "I can't believe I haven't thrown a Disney-themed party before?!"   We rounded up some kiddos, and had a great #DisneySide costume party last weekend.   Here are some highlights - including our Disney invitations, games, decorations, party favors, and food.  A very good time was had by … [Read more...]

Kids Luau Party Kit in a Box ~ Aloha! [Giveaway, Ended 7/5]

I recently posted about a new online business called Party Kit and Kaboodle, which offers the easiest, most stress free way to throw a themed kids party. Just select a theme, and your kit comes right to your door, including such items as:  personalized invitations, plates, napkins, cups, silverware, tablecloth, decorations, stocked treat bags, costumes, 7-12 original (themed) games, and even music to play. All you do is add food and have fun! Our Kids Luau Party Kit We received a "Children's Luau, ages 7+" party kit for 8 to review.  Having thrown a couple of (expensive, very time consuming) parties for my daughter in the past, I was looking forward to trying this "party kit" concept out. My daughter and I excitedly opened the box upon its arrival, to discover that items were grouped together nicely:  food serving supplies, decorations, and game items were each in a separate clear bag. You will also find paper handouts that are extremely helpful, with … [Read more...]

Ever Tried a Cookie Exchange Party?

I enjoy an excuse to invite girlfriends over on a Saturday afternoon, and about once a year I host some sort of home sales party as an excuse to do so.  The downside being, you know there are always some people who don't feel comfortable with the sales aspect of such situations, so they end up staying home and missing out on the fun of visiting and eating treats with your friends.Enter the cookie exchange party!  I recently saw an offer on Hershey's newly launched Cookie Headquarters Website that you could enter to host a cookie exchange party.  So I gave it a shot.  This is the supply pack I received from them.Cookie making ingredients, recipe card and pastry box party favors, and an apron for me! I love this idea.  Make a few of your favorite cookies or bars, then get together with friends to visit and trade goodies - and everyone leaves with a fun, tasty assortment of treats!  I know this is something … [Read more...]