Our #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

Sunday, November 30, 2014

DISCLOSURE:  I received free products from MomSelect and the Walt Disney World Resort in order to host a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

My family and I love all things Disney.  In fact, we just returned from a week-long visit to the Walt Disney World resort this past Sunday (our first on-property stay that I'll blog about later!).  To top off the excitement of our Disney trip, we were also chosen to host a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate!

Hosts had a choice of one of three themes for their party: Sophia The First, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Mickey Mouse.  Since we had hosted a #DisneySide party in the past with a Mickey Mouse theme and the fact that my preschooler isn't really into Sophia, we chose Jake and the Neverland Pirates!  My 4-year-old son loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  We even did a Jake theme for his birthday party last year.

The celebration kit sent to hosts was packed full of fun!

It included Jake and the Neverland Pirates themed party supplies, including plates, cups, hats, napkins, tablecloth, table decorations, balloons and pirate-themed favors.

In addition to party supplies, the kit included yummy snacks from Clif Kid, Kellogg's and Disney Kids Playdate sponsor, Crunchmaster.

There were also fun activities and games for the kids to play, like Disney Bingo, coloring sheets, a matching game, a Disney Fortune Teller game, straw banners and Kinetic Sand.

Guests could also take home Disney Planning DVDs and a chore chart.

We ended up hosting our Disney Kids playdate on Thanksgiving.  Rather than trying to set up another date to get together with others, we figured since we would be seeing everyone at Thanksgiving, it would be best to do it then.  My in-laws were hosting Thanksgiving lunch, so we brought the party supplies there.

I had plans to make pirate hats and eye patches for all the kids to wear, but sadly, having just come back from Disney World, I didn't have the time to make them or order any.  I did, though, make special pirate cupcakes!

The Wilton decorating kit was on clearance at Michael's after Halloween, so I picked it up pretty cheap. They turned out really cute.

I also wanted to make Gold Doubloon Cookies.  My last attempt didn't turn out that well.   The coins ended up looking more like gold nuggets.  This time, I used a recipe that I found on the Disney Family website for Gold Sugar Cookie Coins.   They were a lot easier to make, though, they didn't really look like gold coins.  The kids thought they tasted great, anyway.

Since it was Thanksgiving, we all sat down and ate a traditional meal first.

Then, it was time to check out the Disney table!

Of course, they went for the chocolate gold coins, first.

And the cupcakes.

After sampling the cupcakes, Z Bars, fruit snacks and cookies, it was time for some games!

First, the kids played with the Kinetic Sand.  No one had heard of it before and they were all eager to play. At first, I was going to have them play with it on a table in the living room, but then I figured it would be better to do it on the kitchen floor.  Just in case it got a little messy.

Which, of course, it did.  I probably had to sweep up and throw out a good bit of it because it got everywhere!  But, the kids had fun.

After we cleaned up the mess, we made Disney Fortune Tellers (cootie catchers).  The kids got to find out which Disney Junior character they were.

He wasn't very happy about being Sophia the First!

They continued playing until they figured out which character was behind which numbers.  Then, we moved on to playing a Disney Attractions Memory Game.

Holding up his match
The game ended in a tie so they both won a prize!

Lastly, we played a game of Disney Bingo.

I made Mickey-head shaped markers for the Bingo game using a Mickey Head Paper Punch I bought online.

Double Bingo!
We had a great time hosting a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate!  If you'd like to host your own Disney playdate, visit the Disney Side Celebrations website.  They have great party ideas including recipes, activities and the Preschool Playdate Kit available for download.

Thanks to MomSelect and the Walt Disney World Resort for the opportunity to host such a fun event!

DISCLOSURE:  I received free products in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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