Disney Cars 2nd Birthday Party-Showing My #DisneySide

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Disclaimer:  I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration.  The opinions expressed here are my own.  Thank you to Disney Parks (Leanne Jakubowski, Jamie Longdon and the entire Disney Parks team!) and MomSelect (Maria Bailey!) for this wonderful opportunity!

This is a second post on my #DisneySide @Home Celebration party recap!  See my first post here.

A few weeks ago I hosted a Disney Cars-themed birthday party for my 2 year old son and it was quite memorable!  As he’s gotten older, he’s definitely developed an affinity to cars (as he says “Ka”) and I constantly see him laying on the floor, watching the wheels roll as he pushes his cars along!  I was so excited that the Disney Side @Home Celebration kits for young boys was going to be Disney Cars-themed!  My husband, kids and I prepared TONS of food!  You can check out what we did to add some DisneySide magic to our menu here!DSC_0600c

 

Above the main cake table, I cut out a large 2 (free hand….can’t you see my pencil marks??!!  heahea!) from a black sheet of poster board I got from the Dollar Tree.  My daughter cut out white strips of paper to glue onto the 2 to make a “road” and we taped one of my son’s bright yellow matchbox cars onto it.  I think I shouldn’t have put a die-cast metal car on it…the car was so heavy it kept falling onto the cake table throughout the party!  I also taped a pic of my son onto the wall with some type that I added using PicMonkey!

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On the cake table, I made a centerpiece of goodie buckets with candy to put on a cupcake tier.  I couldn’t put my son’s cake on it because it had a cold whipped cream icing on it and needed to be in the fridge until it was ready to eat!  You can see my recipe for my Tie-Dye Trifle with Pineapple Whipped Cream here.  I used a Duff Goldman Tie-Dye cake mix and it was super easy!

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We hung Disney Cars “streamer-like” decor all around the first floor.  The package comes with 12 hanging decorations with emblems on the bottom.  I especially loved the bright metallic colors which made it seem extra luxurious!

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The kids loved seeing their favorite Disney Cars characters hanging all over the house!

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We played a variety of games and “Pin the Smile on Mickey” seemed to be everyone’s favorite.  We played it several times over.  I actually practiced playing it with my 2 year old son during the week prior so he could get used to what he had to do to play.  It’s 2 weeks later and it is still hanging on our front door and he still plays it whenever he wants!  He thinks it is hilarious!

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I think the end product of the game was the most funny to look at!

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We also played a variety of other Disney-themed games! The girls at the party especially loved these Disney character fortune tellers!  The printable is all ready to go.  You just need to cut it out and fold!

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Both boys and girls liked the Disney amusements matching memory game.  Not only were they practicing memory skills, they also got to relive some of their favorite memories from Disney vacations from the past.

 

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For the really young children, we had these great favorite Disney character medallions that they could color and use for straws.  Such a great way to be able to identify whose drink belonged to whom.  However, the kids actually wanted to use them for pencils for other coloring crafts and games that I had set up.  So I had to oblige!

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My kit also came with tons of goodies that I used for my guests’ goodie bags!  This included Cars placemats, a Disney chore charts, Disney luggage tags, hp photo paper, and Cars stickers.  I added candy, play dough, and bubbles to add to the fun!

It truly was a fun party!  You can find the the above activities, party ideas, and a variety of themes on the Disney Side Celebrations website.  I’ve also set up a Disney Side @Home Celebration Pinterest board you can follow with tons of ideas of throwing a Disney-themed party (Cars, Frozen, Mickey Mouse, you name it!).  I’m uIsually not too good at incorporating fabulous party decor and what not, but receiving this kit and looking at the resources online made it super easy.  I am 9 months pregnant, so it totally says a lot!  It really was a piece of cake to put this party together for 14+ families in my itty-bitty house!

Hope you can add some Disney “magic” to your next celebration!

~Lani

 

Disclaimer:  I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration.  The opinions expressed here are my own.  Thank you to Disney Parks (Leanne Jakubowski, Jamie Longdon and the entire Disney Parks team!) and MomSelect (Maria Bailey!) for this wonderful opportunity!

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