Maria H. (ndm#130) (4316 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.



DisneySide Party in a box

Photo Booth Props

Photo Booth Props

Being a Neurotic Disney Mom, throwing a Disney themed party is just a given. In just about every party I have ever hosted, there is some sort of Disney theme somewhere. When  asked if I wanted to host a DisneySide Home Celebration, of course I jumped at the chance. I was excited to be a part of many other bloggers who were also chosen to throw parties.  I couldn’t wait to get started. I had thought about the standard character party with thematic decor. And then it hit me. I needed to show our friends a different DisneySide. A way to live Disney at home (sound familiar?). I needed to channel my Inner d.i.y. DisneySide. Hence, my “d.i.y. DisneySide” Party was born!

I decided to share this unique love for Disney with my daughter’s home school group. Because of the younger age & the numbers, I had to scale back a lot of what was originally planned. I wanted it to be simple, fun, low-key and super-exciting all at the same time. And I wanted the parents to see that they too could easily recreate a Disney atmosphere in their homes. I was able to gather lots of fun, free souvenirs for the kids to take home. I made props for some photo-booth fun.  I found a craft for the kids to do. Since this was a d.i.y. party, I brought a few Disney inspired crafts I had made from my favorite go-to site, Spoonful, for table decorations. We were ready to party! Or at least I thought we were. My little NDK felt she needed to contribute to the d.i.y. decor, too. After all, they were her friends. Look at the completely cute Elsa craft she made on her own.

Elsa from Frozen by my little NDK :)

Elsa from Frozen by my little NDK 🙂


DisneySide Party Food

"DogTired" Door Sign

“DogTired” Door Sign

The kids had fun listening to Disney stories, playing Just Dance Disney & eating food! I kept the menu simple & easy to show how to use a Disney theme. We served mini-cupcakes on a pirate plate & a tiki bird plate(Adventureland) & mini-oranges to represent Orange Bird. We served fish shaped crackers (Nemo) in my Mickey head bowl &  juice boxes & cookies. The craft, “Dog Tired” Goofy Doorknob Sign, from Spoonful, turned out great. The kids had fun personalizing their signs. Who says Goofy has to wear a hat ALL the time? The photo-booth was fun & simple to add to the party. Using the Mickey Mouse tablecloth as a backdrop & a few hand-made props from templates found on Spoonful, all we had to do was add smiles!

Showing off my d.i.y. DisneySide was so much fun! Thanks to everyone for this great opportunity! Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for more great ideas! Did you host your own DisneySide party? Link up below & share your DisneySide with us!

“I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.”


9 thoughts on “Showing Off Our DisneySide Party – The d.i.y. Version

  1. This whole experience has left me wanting to throw more Disney parties! I really had a blast with it. It looks like your crew did too!

  2. Not sure why I am just seeing this now..I’m so sorry! Thank you! I’m so glad that y’all had fun – but just wait for the next one! It’s coming!

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