Disclosure: We received free items from our friends at Disney Parks and Mom Select to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. The nice people at Crunch Pak provided coupons for free product to serve at our #DisneySide party as well. All opinions expressed here are our own.
When you’re a family who loves Disney and Disney Parks, the perfect way to celebrate a birthday is a Disney Side party! We were gifted party items from Disney Parks and added personal items and touches to make the party special for Chase.
We were initially planning a #DisneySide multigenerational party for 10 at our home but the guest list grew quickly once we added some friends from Chase’s new school. We were happy to have a bigger party – the more the merrier! – and that meant a change of venue. Our house could accommodate the extra people, but not my sanity
We chose a local facility called Little Engineers that hosts both birthday parties and LEGO classes and camps. Chase wanted a LEGO Star Wars theme for his party and they had everything imaginable to accommodate it – LEGOs to play with, a computer aided engineering project, and the coolest Star Wars Jedi robes for the kids to wear during the party.
The party started with the boys dueling each other with inflatable light sabers to burn off some energy. It worked, the kids were calmer and more attentive after that.
The birthday Jedi turns 8!
The refreshments table with “Big Mickey”
Close up view of the party table
Our friends at Disney Parks and Mom Select sent us the adorable Mickey tablecloth, plates, napkins, additional decorations and goodie bag supplies. You can purchase the Mickey snack supplies at Walmart. They are high quality items at a very reasonable price and can be found in the party section of your local Walmart and on Walmart.com. The additional party supplies we purchased came from our local Costco, Albertsons, Dollar Store and Walmart.
We stored the chocolate milk and bottled water in our icy cold “beer fridge” in our garage so it transported nice and chilled. We bought the big boxes of individually packaged chips and cookies at Costco. I went for individually packaged since it was the peak of cold and flu season. The individually bagged Crunch Pak apples came from Walmart and the cupcake trays came from our neighborhood Albertson’s. The large plastic serving bowls, balloons, and assorted Happy Birthday decorations came from the Dollar Store.
To add personal touches, I brought in some family pictures from Disney Parks trips we’ve taken. The two on the table are from our first trip to Disneyland as a family in 2011. The one on the left is 4 year old Chase with a life-size LEGO Darth Vader at the LEGO Store in Downtown Disney. The one on the right is Chase in front of Sleeping Beauty castle with Tinker Bell “floating” in his hand. Love that Disney PhotoPass photographer magic!
The other thing we brought in was Chase’s “Big Mickey”. We bought him on a Costco trip years ago for under $30 and he was bigger than Chase at the time! He was a perfect balloon holder and really added that extra Disney magic to the party
The party was fantastic – and I was able to stay within a reasonable budget by shopping for deals and buying in bulk at Costco, Walmart, and the Dollar Store. Albertson’s bakery cupcakes were a great deal too – and birthday themed!
We went out to dinner with Grandma afterward at his favorite local restaurant. The waiters and waitresses sang Happy Birthday to him and he got to wear a sombrero on his head! Chase told us it was his best birthday ever!
He tried Deep Fried Ice Cream for his free birthday treat at Corona, his local favorite Mexican restaurant
Presents from his friends. He got A LOT of LEGOS – his favorite :)
It’s so fun to host a Disney Side birthday party! Anyone can do it! You can choose your own special Disney theme that matters most to you and your family
Visit this link up for more Disney Side party ideas: http://www.4theloveoffamily.com/disneyside-home-celebrations-2015/
Thank you so much to our friends at Disney Parks, Mom Select, and Crunch Pak for the party items provided! For more information and tips to host your own Disney Side @Home Celebration, please visit the Disney Side Celebrations website at http://www.disneysidecelebrations.com.