I received free products in order to host a #DisneyKids Preschool Play Date. All opinions (and fun) are my own.
Several weeks ago, I found out that we were selected to host a DisneyKids preschool play date. Our box arrived in early April, and my son was SO excited to open it and explore all of the fun items we received for our big day!
April was hectic with someone’s first birthday, as well as Easter. But we made the most of our Saturday after Easter, with several fun friends. Check out this fun invitation! It was designed in PicMonkey, and was perfect with the HP invitation kit we received.
(Yes, I removed the info with my address. But you get the idea, right?) Also, feel free to download a 5×7 version of your own!
So, say you want to host your own play date. What should you keep in mind?
There is no limit on how much Mickey you can include. We could have been set with our Mickey Mouse Clubhouse table cloth, but we were also sent matching plates, cups and napkins. Add in some decorations to hang, and we were almost set. Over a few weeks, any time I found Mickey Mouse items, I purchased it. (Check the Dollar Tree. They have a lot to offer, and the kids loved everything.)
Offer a variety of snacks (bonus points if you can include something somewhat healthy, like the Mickey cheese that the kids loved.) Using these cookie cutters, the cheese and crackers were very festive. Cupcakes were made and topped off with Mickey sprinkles. There was Pop Secret popcorn, and I included circus peanuts (marshmallows) that my boy is obsessed with now.
Document it with photos! I made a quick photo booth using fabric from JoAnn’s (one yard was plenty!) and some printables from Etsy! The props are still in the dining room, and my son plays with them when he sees them.
Don’t over plan the games. We had a few games that we were going to play, but after all of the sugar intake, the kids bolted for the back yard (and who could blame them? What was supposed to be a rainy afternoon gave way to a brief period of sunshine.) We did have a hidden Mickey game that the kids worked together on. I used this punch to cut Mickeys out and taped them in two rooms. The kids collected them, and some made it onto their party hats.
Simple crafts make the best crafts. There was sorcerer hats to decorate, and suncatchers to paint. I found some Dory suncatcher paint sets at Target in early April, and the kids painted those. Some of our hidden Mickeys made it onto the sorcerer hats. My son was very excited about adding a little more Mickey to his hat.
Treat the kids. This really is about them, and I wanted to keep the fun going after they left. They each received Dory bubbles and punch balloons (that I found at Target – super inexpensive.) As well as a Mickey straw. It was inexpensive, and my kid is still playing with his balloon. Parents were sent home with the HP Social Media Snapshots. The Snapshots allowed them to print from their phone onto 4x5inch sticky photo paper – so cute!
My boy had the best time, and can’t wait to have another play date – and party! He’s also been OBSESSED with going to Disney World now. I’m definitely looking more into Disney plans and can’t wait to take him one day (sooner, rather than later.)
Are your kids big Mickey fans? My boy seriously can’t get enough.