#DisneySide at Home Party

Last weekend, I hosted a #DisneySide at home dinner party for some friends and family. We had a couple of people not able to make it at the last minute, but we still had a lot of fun!

Travel With the Magic was sent a #DisneySide party kit which I then used to help decorate and prepare for the festivities, at no cost to me. (All opinions are my own).

I am sure you have seen that Disney launched it’s #DisneySide campaign earlier in the year. Basically, Disney is encouraging everyone to “show your Disney Side”, and that can mean so many different things. You can show it through food, a favorite Disney character, how often you visit the parks, watching your favorite animated classic, and more.

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The colors were bright and fun, and I added a few of my own decorative pieces as well.

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The kit included some party favors and door prizes which I handed out after dinner.

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On the menu was pulled pork, chicken, corn, salad, potato salad, and cake! Do you see the hidden Mickey?

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As we ate (oh by the way, I asked everyone to wear Disney clothing to the party to show their #DisneySide!) we all went around the table and shared our favorite Disney memory. It was so much fun to hear the similarities and differences in everyone’s favorite moments. I love that my friends and family love Disney as much as I do, and that we can all share magical moments and special times together!

Moments spanned from runDisney races, to watching fireworks with family, to getting some “extra” pixie dust from cast members. It took me some time to think about mine because I have so many favorite moments, I wasn’t sure which to pick!

After dinner, we played Disney bingo, and used Hershey’s Kisses as the game pieces.

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Our winner! Bingo!

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I took some time to thank everyone for coming, and handed out door prizes.

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Karen won a prize!

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Then, it was time for some cake! The plates, cups, and napkins were a big hit.

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I even got my dad to wear his Mickey ears, his way of showing his #DisneySide.

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*Be sure to check out the Disney Side home celebration page for ideas, activities, and themes for throwing your own party! Be sure to tag photos with #DisneySide, and I would love to see them as well! (@HeathersLG or @TravelwtheMagic and we can retweet your photos!)

QOTD: How do you show your #DisneySide? What is your favorite Disney memory?

28th Birthday

Today I turn 28.

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I guess I was expecting to feel older, but my brain still functions as it did last year, and when I was 18. I assumed at some point in adulthood there would be some “switch” where I all of the sudden started thinking like a responsible adult, but turns out there really isn’t.

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For this, I am glad. I never want to feel too “grown up.” It is really true you are as young as you feel. Some things in my 27th year did grow me up as far as wisdom and lessons learned goes, but I’m still me. I still have the same hopes and dreams, and want to go to Disney World for my birthday (and I am!)

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While I am at the age where I don’t really want to get any older, I do want to continue to learn and grow wiser. I hope that I can look back on next year as I am doing now for last year, and say that it was worth it, that I made the best of it, and I learned from it.

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Thus year definitely had it’s high points and really low ones, but I am a blessed girl, and am so thankful for what (and who) I have in my life.

Cheers to 28.

QOTD: What is your favorite flavor birthday cake?