My #DisneySide Part @Home Celebration was a hit!

I had my #DisneySide party on Monday, February 17 and it was SO much fun!  Friends arrived late in the afternoon and we served chips and salsa, veggies and dip, popcorn and pretzels with pumpkin dip.  My daughter and my friend’s daughter immediately became friends and shared their dress up costumes.  My daughter let her friend borrow her Elsa dress and Maddie’s face lit up!  My daughter put on Maddie’s Cinderella wedding dress and also fell in love!  They played dress up and did each other’s nails and makeup in my daughter’s room while all of the boys did boy things in the playroom downstairs.
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The adults enjoyed finger foods and then it was time to serve the main meal of the night which was a waffle bar.  The kids decorated their waffles with fruit, whip cream sprinkles, syrup or whipped cream.  I think the Mickey waffles were a huge hit!  I also made a salad for the adults to have with dinner.
Then it was time to kick the sugared up kids outside for a awhile for some sled riding which they also loved. What do you do after kids come in from the cold?  Serve them ice cream of course!  We did our ice cream/candy bar where everyone made up their own ice cream concoctions.  I also served the Dole Whip recipe which was a delicious addition to bringing a piece of Disney to the party!
After dessert we all got together to make our Saving for Disney banks where the kids decorated glass jars with stickers.  Despite having bingo and trivia games to play, everyone was having such a great time talking about their past and upcoming trips and all things Disney.  The kids enjoyed their activities and playing.
I would love to host another #DisneySide party in the summer and let the kids enjoy swimming.
They had a blast!  And I think the adults had as much fun as the kids did, too!
I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Video

This past weekend I went to Disney for the Glass Slipper Challenge.  I still have to write up a recap of the whole weekend, but I wanted to share the video that Eddie McCoy, a new running friend, created of the 1/2 marathon we ran on Sunday.  To date, this has been the funnest race I have run so far!

http://vimeo.com/87525101

Disney Princess Half Marathon Video

This past weekend I went to Disney for the Glass Slipper Challenge.  I still have to write up a recap of the whole weekend, but I wanted to share the video that Eddie McCoy, a new running friend, created of the 1/2 marathon we ran on Sunday.  To date, this has been the funnest race I have run so far!

http://vimeo.com/87525101

Disney Princess Half Marathon Video

This past weekend I went to Disney for the Glass Slipper Challenge.  I still have to write up a recap of the whole weekend, but I wanted to share the video that Eddie McCoy, a new running friend, created of the 1/2 marathon we ran on Sunday.  To date, this has been the funnest race I have run so far!

http://vimeo.com/87525101

Disney Princess Half Marathon Video

This past weekend I went to Disney for the Glass Slipper Challenge.  I still have to write up a recap of the whole weekend, but I wanted to share the video that Eddie McCoy, a new running friend, created of the 1/2 marathon we ran on Sunday.  To date, this has been the funnest race I have run so far!

http://vimeo.com/87525101

My #DisneySide Party Planning Is Coming Together

I have been busy!  Busy with work, busy with the snow, busy preparing for the Glass Slipper Challenge and busy preparing for my #DisneySide @Home  Celebration  But it’s all good busy.  It’s been a creative busy.  I have been working on my costumes for the races, decorations for the party, recipes and crafts.

I started to decorate the candy bowls, goodie bags, made some chocolate lollipops and rice krispy treats. I have games prepared and invitations have been sent.  So I am looking forward to setting up everything on party day!  Stay tuned to see what happens on the night of the party!

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I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Disney Marathon Weekend Event #2

mandydianapamThe second day of the Marathon weekend was filled with two events for us.  The Inaugural Minnie 10K and the Kids Races.  I was up at 2:00 a.m. to get ready and catch a bus to meet up with Mandy and Diana.  I got there early, met a nice guy named Matt from Alabama on my bus and wandered around the gathering area for a while to try and find everyone.  While there Danielle Nardi spotted me.  So I hung out with her for a few minutes, then went over to Corral A area to wish Kim, her daughter Katherine and Alison good luck on the race.  I found Mandy and Diana and in our Corral and we waited for the race to start.  The race ran through the outside of the parking lot of Epcot for the first 2 miles and then goes through the back of Test Track, through World Showcase and into the Boardwalk and Beach Club area.  You could smell the foods from around the area and we were starving!  It was just 7:30 by the time we finished!

I really enjoyed the 10K course.  We didn’t stop for character pictures, but we did take pictures along the world showcase.  After the race was finished we took pictures outside the Finish area and then I had to rush back and shower, eat and get the kids over to the Kids races.

The Kids races were fun.  The kids were excited to participate but were very anxious to wait for the start of the race.  We got there early enough so that they were in the beginning of the corral.  They had to wait about 15 minutes for the race to start, so I kept them cool with cold water to drink and Kevin waited with them while I scoped out a place at the finish line to get video and photos of them.

When it was time to go, my son took of quick.  My husband Kevin ran with Adrienne.  My son went by so fast I didn’t even see him!  Thankfully I took video so I could find him afterwards.  He came in around 8th place.  I spotted my husband and Adrienne coming along and in the video recap I was able to see her give Mickey a high five on her way by him!

The kid races were a lot of fun and something we will definitely take part of in the future. View a video of Day 2 of our trip including the 10K race and the kid races along with a few other surprises at the end of the day!

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