Pulling Together a Fun Disney Play Date for Homeschool Friends

 

Don’t you just LOVE the excitement kids have for all things Disney? I know that, for many adults, hearing kids sing the same songs over and over can get old. But {mostly} I disagree.

There’s a certain beauty in the stories that first stir the heart of a child. Books, movies, songs… they stick with them, and lead to a love of musical theatre, orchestra, and the written word.

And…Disney IS childhood.

 

#DisneySide Themed Playdate

 

So, I was thrilled to be chosen to put together a Disney-themed party, sponsored by some wonderful companies like HP, Ocean-Spray, The Chew, Hanes, American Tourister, and, of course, Disney.

The kids decided to host a #DisneySide themed playdate for their homeschool friends on a week when we didn’t meet up at co-op, and I decided to keep it super-simple and kid-friendly.

 

Mickey Mouse Inspired Balloon Animals #DisneySide

 

Trevor made some Mickey Mouse inspired balloon animals and put them up around the house, we swathed a play yard in a Disney tablecloth to create a safe place for the three littles to play, and blew up balloons to fill the house.

 

#DisneySide Balloon Yard for Toddlers

 

Little princesses and princes showed up around lunchtime, along with a super-sweet big princess. Seriously, how cool is my friend Laura? Now I want a princess dress too.

 

Big Princesses at the #DisneySide Playdate

 

We served Hot Diggity Dogs {hot dogs with condiments}, Minnie’s Bow-Tie Pasta {buttered parmesan bow-tie noodles}, fruit salad and veggies with ranch.

The kids ate on Disney plates, and then decorated their own cupcakes when they were finished eating.

And, while the boys went off to sword fight and rid the world of pirates, the girls settled in to show their Disney Side by decorating Hanes T-shirts with colored Sharpies. It was so fun to see their creativity.

 

Showing Their #DisneySide by decorating T Shirts

 

As the sugar rush was dwindling, we put on the newly-released digital edition of the movie Frozen, and “let it go…” before everyone had to, um… go.

This was a super fun way to spend an afternoon with friends, and we won’t wait for another party pack to come along. We will definitely be heading over to the DisneySide Celebrations and DisneySide websites to get ideas for more Disney-inspired fun. I’ve also enjoyed checking out, and pinning, the crafts and recipes on Spoonful.com and Babble.com.

Do you ever have themed play dates with your friends? What are some of the fun ways you might incorporate your DisneySide into an afternoon of fun?

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