I previously shared our excitement in opening our Disney Side @Home Celebration party hostess box. I received free products in order to host the Disney Side party including everything I would need to invite friends over for fun. This year the Disney parks have chosen to celebrate guests showing off their “Disney Side” and I couldn’t think of a better way to join the fun than by changing my daughter’s play room into a Disneyland themed family game room. Our Disney Side party was the room debut and we enjoyed sharing it with friends.
We had a Dr. Seuss play room in our home for several years and we decided it was time for a change. As my daughter is growing we wanted to transition from a room full of toys to a room our entire family would enjoy. We have a great love for Disney and visit Disneyland often. A Disneyland themed family game room is perfect in our home!
The new Disneyland family game room has just enough space for family movie nights, friendly competitions on the Wii, and cuddling up on the couch to read before bedtime. Everything in the new room holds special memories of our family visits to Disneyland.
The transformation began with the main wall. I looked through hundreds of wallpapers before finally deciding to purchase the York Wallcoverings Disney Kids Mickey & Friends Autographs & Silhouettes Wallpaper with White Background (affiliate link). I used raised Mickey ears embellishments to further decorate the wall. Our Disneyland 50th Anniversary by Thomas Kinkade provided the perfect centerpiece for the wall. The art was a wedding gift from my in-laws and our favorite painting in our home.
Some of our most favorite items are gathered in the new room. One wall includes a Disney stock certificate, silhouettes created in Disneyland, Disneyland food magnets DIY Disney decor, and a glass art piece my mother-in-law made for us a few years ago. My in-laws gave me Disney stock for my college graduation gift with a framed certificate. The silhouettes were created during one of our first visits to Disneyland together when my husband and I were only dating. The water globes on the buffet were mine as a child. Each year my uncle gave me a new Disney water globe for Christmas and I’m so happy I now get to share them with my daughter.
A giant stuffed Mickey, Pluto, and Minnie were necessary additions to the room. My daughter was more than happy to share her stuffed friends.
We invited a small group of friends over for dinner to celebrate our Disney Side and have a Disneyland themed dinner. My daughter enjoyed prepping for the party and had fun making all of her friends place mats with Disneyland maps and stickers. Each child attending the party had a Disneyland map place mat with their name.
For dinner we had a few of our favorite Disneyland foods. The turkey legs and hand battered corn dogs from Piggly’s at the Fair were fantastic. The restaurant offers catering and dining options with their fair and carnival style food. I’m looking forward to visiting the restaurant to try more of their tasty treats.
My daughter made Mickey cookies with thin mints and mini oreos.
The dessert was a vintage Disneyland ticket cake. The fun cake was a topic of conversation and we loved getting to share a little Disney history with our guests. Before 1982 “E tickets” were included in value books that contained several of each coupon labeled A-E. Disneyland attractions were designated A,B,C,D, or E and tickets were purchased to ride at booths near the attractions or pulled from the value books. The E tickets were used for the park’s most popular attractions. The cake was designed and created by Christie. She also made the birthday cake for my daughter’s creepy crawly birthday party.
The children were enjoying eating dinner and singing along to FROZEN music when the doorbell rang. They were amazed when the door opened for Belle. The beautiful princess from Fairytale Events was the perfect addition to our party.
Belle began her visit reading a book to the children.
Then she taught a princess and prince etiquette class. The children were engaged and in complete awe.
Next Belle sang and played games.
Before ending her visit at the party Belle painted each child’s face. She turned the little girls and boys into cats, butterflies, and pirates.
As the party ended each child took home a goodie bag full of the fun items given to me from MomSelect and Disney Parks to host the party. The HP photo card pack contains cards so friends can print their favorite Disney Side moments with free Disney frames.
Each family also brought home the same cute Mickey and Minnie love print hanging in our new Disneyland family game room.
The party celebrating our Disney Side and debuting our new Disneyland family game room was so much fun!
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Have you done anything fun to show your Disney Side?
Disclosure: I received complimentary hostess gifts from MomSelect and Disney Parks. Fairytale Events arranged and provided Belle’s visit. Dinner was provided by Piggly’s at the Fair. All opinions are entirely my own.
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