wdwjill (NDM#117) (27 Posts)

My name Jill Laperle. My first trip to Disney was way back in 1978. I still remember the first glimpse of the Magic Kingdom with my parents. I even still have some of those unused original tickets buried in a box. I met and married my Prince Charming (Jeff) and we have 2 Princes (Riley and Aidan). Mickey and Minnie were kind enough to pop in at our wedding (thanks to our parents) and we had an amazing Disney honeymoon. Both of the boys had their first haircuts at the Main Street Barber Shop when they were a year old. In 2009 we became proud DVC owners at Baylake Tower. I have graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge and keep up with that training just to help people plan trips. I made it to the second round for Moms Panel after years of applying. I will keep trying knowing one of these years it will be my turn. I was a beta tester for Disney InsidEARS. I may have a small obsession with Disney Dooney and Harvey Seatbelt bags. I also love collecting Disney iPhone cases, Chamilia beads and other jewelry finds. I am always showing a Disney Side in a small way. Anything else you would like to know just ask. NDM #117


I was fortunate enough to be chosen to host a “Show Your Disney Side” party. I received products in order to host a Disney Side @ Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.

I started by making the decision early that I wanted to keep the party to a maximum of 10 families. I did this to let people get to know one another easily and kept it very local because of the silly snow.

We agreed in our application to host the party in January or February. I ended up with a couple complications to this plan. I found out I would be having shoulder surgery the beginning of February. You may have heard about all the snow in Massachusetts, and I live in Worcester, which has won the honor of snowiest city in the United States. All this would not stop us from showing our Disney Side.

The Kit
I received the kit and had the Mickey and Friends themed box. In the box were plates, cups, napkins, cup cake tower, princess nail polish, stickers, pencils, crayons, Disney games and crafts, a Mickey shaped cake pan with Duff Tie Dyed Cake Mix, HP Create Memories You Keep Packs for all my families and much more. Needless to say just about everything you need to create a fun Disney Side Party.

I decided that because of my shoulder limitation I would use the Mickey cake pan to make a giant Rice Krispie Treat and use the Duff mix for cupcakes. The whole family got involved in this since I couldn’t mix anything.Party Pics

I had a great mix of families for this party. I really could not have asked for a better group for this. I had friends come with and without kids and we all had a great time showing our Disney Side. We played Disney Bingo and matched quotes with attractions on teams. (both included in kit) I also had 2 Princess Palace pets to giveaway from the kit. I used 1 for the bingo prize and raffled the other one off. I also was able to find various Disney treats to add to the giveaways for my guests and raffled off a PassPorter http://www.passporter.com/walt-disney-world-florida/home.html to help one of the families plan their next trip.

One of my friends brought the current book she was reading The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World by Susan Veness. Myself and one of the other guest have already gotten our own copy and began reading. This book so far is really good. It is slightly outdated because it still contains Toon Town, but the information is so good it is worth the read. There will be an updated edition in May (I saw on Amazon) so I will be getting that too, I think.

All in all, we had a great time and even though it started to snow again we all had fun showing our Disney Side talking about past trips and planning future trips. We shared planning tips. I am thinking I should continue these parties every so often like a book club to help each other plan and share for the next Disney Adventure.

Some Party Pics

I know you must have a Disney Side, how would you show your Disney Side?


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