Our youngest child Alice really gets short thrift when it comes to playdates. With two older siblings and a mother who works more hours then back in the day when Charlie and Evie were little, scheduled playdates do not happen often.
Which is why when the Walt Disney World social media crew reached out to us with the opportunity to host a #DisneyKids preschool playdate for our friends, something we have loved hosting in past years, we decided to go big. It’s Alice’s final year of preschool after all!
We invited her entire preK class — plus a few buddies from the other’s “4’s Class” at her school — to come over last Thursday when school was closed for spring break.
Party set up was easypeasy, even though I am not a crafty/creative type (definitely search the #DisneyKids hashtag on Pinterest for some INCREDIBLE ideas from the most crafty and creative of bloggers!). I made four dozen muffins (satisfying both Team Blueberry and Team Chocolate Chip), chopped some fruit, and placed all on pretty servers. I bought some Mickey Mouse cupcake picks and stuck them in the muffins. I turned our island sink into a big ice bucket jammed with water bottles, and Amazon Primed enough Keurig coffee and tea pods for even the most caffeine-addicted parents. The “catering” so easy it alleviated my playdate stage fright!
Our party pack provided us with Mickey-themed plates, napkins and cups to add to the special, Disney-fied feel of the playdate. We had balloons left over from a birthday party. We spread the provided Mickey tablecloth on our dining room table and turned into a crafting and coloring station, using the provided #DisneyKids Disney Junior paper bag puppet craft supplies, some Frozen and Jake and the Neverland Pirates Crayola coloring pages (another easy Amazon find) and all the crayons, markers and other craft supplies we could round up.
The weather cooperated and gave us a gorgeous spring day, so the kids also had a blast running around outside. The Amazon Prime fairies again made it easy on me by delivering a flat of party bubble bottles. One for everyone and go ahead and spill ’em, we have extras.
Although the #DisneyKids party pack provided several planned party games, these four- and five-year-olds were so happy to run from backyard to craft table to our Disney dress up station that they never settled down for group games. Which was just fine with the parents, who relaxed around our kitchen table chatting.
The #DisneyKid party kit also provided us with tons of gifts to stuff into Disney Junior backpack goodie bags, which made it much easier on the kids (and the moms) when it was time to head home. It’s hard to cry about the party ending when you have a bag of loot to explore!
YOU too can have a #DisneyKids celebration and show that #DisneySide!
Get great party inspo, printables, recipes, activities, themes and more by searching the #DisneyKids hashtag and Disney Family for additional creative ideas.
You can also register at MomSelect if you are a parent interested in hosting “mom parties” at home with your and your children’s friends.
My family and I received a #DisneyKids preschool playdate pack from our friends at Walt Disney World Resort. No additional compensation received for this post.