Disclosure: Disney Parks and ProWorld sent us products in order to host our Disney Preschool Playdate. All opinions expressed within are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
We are a Disney family. Set to revisit the parks in the next few months, we have our binder of plans, post it notes everywhere, and an alarm set to grab out fast passes 60 days out. The more we visit Walt Disney World, the more we find we enjoy the magic in the planning and the new-to-us treasures we uncover on each visit. This summer will mark our second visit to WDW with kids, and so when Disney Parks offered to help us throw a preschool playdate party, we knew it was perfect timing to help build the boys’ Disney excitement with their friends.
With the HP Card and Invitation Kit, we made a cute invite from on of their templates.
“It all started with a mouse…”
Walt’s famous quote reminds us that Mickey is really the guest of honor at any Disney party, so we started our party planning with the mouse.
Pack Our Bags…
Hidden Mickeys Everywhere
As a family we are always on the look for Hidden Mickeys as we make our way around Walt Disney World. Since our party fell on a gorgeous Spring day, we hid Mickeys all over the backyard and sent the little ones off to discover them! To make the activity a little easier, we numbered their Mickey cards and the paper Mickey heads we hid in the yard.
They kids ran like crazy through the yard, and even my eight year old got in on the fun!
Finding Dory Shirt
I made this shirt with my Silhouette CAMEO, a whale shape from the design store, and white Siser heat transfer vinyl from ProWorld, because toddlers really do speak whale – or at least his chatter sounds like it to me!
We melted white chocolate, added a little food coloring, and used a knife to spread it atop Oreos. After the chocolate hardened, we added the Heart of Te Fiti on top, from our family’s new favorite Disney movie, Moana.
PopSecret provided popcorn for the party, and we “Disney-fied” it with some chocolate chips, red Skittles, and yogurt covered raisins.
Totally has a dash of Mickey now, right?
Disney Goody Bags
One of our favorite traditions at the park is pin trading, and we wanted to share our excitement of pin collecting with our friends.
Did We Have Fun?
The mark of a good preschool party is measure by one and only one measure…did the party tire out the kids?
My little guy grabbed his Dory Pillow Pet and took a nap next to his Kindergartener brother and his beloved Stitch pillow. This Stitch pillow was his souvenir choice from our Disney visit when he was four, and he has slept “on” him every single night since. Given this party resulted in two naps, I would say we won!