Once again we hosted a #DisneySide @Home Celebration. This year they had a few different themes based on the answers you provided on the application survey. Our box was chuck full of items for a preschool play date focusing on Cars fun. To see more information about what came in the big box of Disney then check out this post.
I previously did a Cars party for my son's third birthday, but this party was more of a Piston Cup day.
I used the generic invitation that came with the DisneySide kit but I decided to plus it just a bit. I found a great template online to create a pit pass for all the guests. Once the invitations arrived I heard from parents that the kids LOVED them!!! I also made some for my “crew” helping with the party!
Since this was a preschool play date I kept things pretty simple for food & activities. The food was simple fair with some creative labeling. We busted out all of our Cars themed toys and goodies, I was surprised at just how many we had, and let the kids have fun. In the background we queued up Mater's CarToons on Netflix.
For the decorations, I added many items found on the Cars Cricut cartridge to the party products in the box to create the banner, photo backdrop and assorted decorations. For the photo-booth, I hung a black table cloth on the front porch and secured it with checkered Duct Tape. As a memento of the event I used the Party Party app to create a photo square and then slipped them into a small portfolio. The parents thought they were a great treat.
I supplemented the goodies in the box with a few things from the dollar store to fill the swag bags for the guests. I created the images for the travel mugs using some clip art and the arch feature in Sure Cuts A Lot 4 and then did a print then cut with Cricut Design Space and my new Explore! I also found Cars Kleenex packs at the local Dollar Tree.
Everything fit nicely into a simple gift bag with a Lightning McQueen lightning bolt on the side.
I was thrilled to be able to host another #DisneySide event and hope that we can do another one again soon! I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Stephanie is an avid paper crafter, scrapbooker, and lover of all things Disney. She also enjoys playing with geeky toys to create her paper creations! When not creating scrapbook pages about her husband and son, she can be found at HainingMade.com making handmade paper crafts for parties and events.