Our #DisneySide Princess Party and #Giveaway

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*We received a free party kit to throw our #DisneySide @Home Celebration.*

I’ve had the most fun, over the past year, throwing #DisneySide @Home Celebrations with Serenity and her little friends! There was the one last spring, and the one last fall, and then there was the time I got to go to a very special Disney event last summer (I’ll be chatting about it later this month). While I grew up on the movies, I’ve never been to a Disney park, so getting to be involved in the magic as an adult is increasingly special to me. And I’m so happy I get to share this with my daughter!

Our #DisneySide Princess Party | Alena Belleque

I think Serenity about died of excitement when she saw the huge box on our doorstep. She saw the big purple sticker, started jumping up and down, and shrieked, “Oh boy, it my birt’day!! It for me! Open it, Mommy!” She was even more excited when she discovered the two adorable Palace Pets, Slipper and Matey, waiting for her inside. Be sure to read to read to the end – we’re giving away a Matey doll!

We received our #DisneySide Celebrations kit in mid-January, but because I was on a break from blogging I decided to hold off until the end of February to host our party. Unfortunately, everybody and their cousin caught a horrible death-virus right before the party – us included! – so we ended up rescheduling twice before successfully having it the weekend before last. I think the long wait made it that much more fun, personally.

Our #DisneySide Princess Party and #Giveaway| Alena Belleque

Three little princesses arrived right on time Saturday morning, dressed to the hilt – and Queen Elsa crashed the party!

The girls played with Palace Pets and My Little Pony dolls, mixed in with wooden blocks and Fisher-Price Little People, for the first hour, while Elsa and the mommies ooh’d and aah’d over my newest sweetie of a nephew, little Stephen. He came to our last party at only a couple of weeks old, and now at four months he’s a chunk!

Our #DisneySide Princess Party | Alena Belleque

Then it was time for a special princess treat. Cupcakes!!

Each girl received a pretty pink strawberry cupcake topped with fluffy vanilla frosting, and a little Sophia The First treat basket filled with candy toppings and sprinkles. They had a wonderful time decorating (and eating) their cupcakes, and it was fun to watch each little personality go about it her own way. Serenity, for instance, licked all the frosting off her cupcake after adding only a few sprinkles, while Cinda meticulously decorated her cupcake with every sprinkle in her basket, and Talia ripped her cupcake into pieces, then dipped each piece into the sprinkle basket like fondue!

Our #DisneySide Princess Party | Alena Belleque

While the girls decorated, Elsa and the mommies indulged in pre-decorated cupcakes, herbal teas courtesy of Twinings, and ice cold and refreshing fruity lemonade.

I’m super excited about the fruit-infused honey lemonade recipe I created for our #DisneySide party, and the ladies loved it! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my original recipe.

Our #DisneySide Princess Party | Alena Belleque

Once the treats vanished into little tummies, we played “Pin the Smile on Mickey Mouse”. I forgot to prepare a blindfold, and nobody five and under was interested in waiting while I found one, so we improvised – my hand over their eyes, and no spinning, didn’t make for a very difficult party game, but the girls were more than happy to see their smiles all over Mickey’s face, so I call it a win.

Our #DisneySide Princess Party | Alena Belleque

The morning flew by, and then it was time to say goodbye. Each little princess went home with her very own Doc McStuffins doctor kit goody bag stuffed with nail polish, lip glosses and chapsticks, stickers, and more, their names written on the outside for future fun. I loved that Disney sent so many wonderful extras this time around, and really allowed me to spoil the daylights out of our little party guests! The mommies even got to take home gifts.

Our #DisneySide Princess Party | Alena Belleque

After everyone went home, and I cleaned up all the sprinkles off the floor, Serenity and I popped open the awesome 100 piece puzzle Disney sent in our party kit, and put it together.

Serenity loves puzzles, but until now she’s only ever done the big, chunky, wooden ones made for babies and toddlers. I was pleasantly surprised at how well she did with a “big girl” puzzle, and how sharp she is for matching up pieces. She did great!

We had a blast, and can’t wait for next time! #DisneySide @Home Celebrations are definitely some of the highlights of our year. One of the best things, though, is that you can find awesome inspiration to host your own party on their website.

Ready for a Giveaway??

Win a Disney Princess Palace Pets
Furry Tail Friends Ariel’s Puppy Matey Doll
(ARV $10)

Our #DisneySide Princess Party and #Giveaway| Alena Belleque

Serenity loves her new Palace Pets friends so much I couldn’t resist giving one of you lovely readers the chance to win one for your kiddos. Here’s how:

To enter this giveaway, follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below. This promotion is open to residents of the United States only, who are 18 years of age or older; this offer is VOID where prohibited by law. The winner will be selected randomly, and must reply to the winning email within 48 hours, or another random winner will be selected. No entry method is mandatory; you must complete at least one entry of your choice to qualify to win (and entries will be verified). This giveaway promotion ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. By entering this giveaway, you agree to my Official Giveaway Rules.

Good Luck!!

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How do you show your #DisneySide?

*Read our official disclosure statement here. We received a party kit from Disney in order to throw this #DisneySide @Home Celebration; all opinions are my own, and I only promote products and brands I am comfortable using with my own family, and believe will interest my readers.*

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63 comments on “Our #DisneySide Princess Party and #Giveaway”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) said:

    You guys had an awesome party I see. I love all your decorations 🙂

    1. Thanks, Robin! The Sophia decorations are super cute; this is the 2nd version we’ve seen, as we had a previous incarnation at our fall party.

  2. Dawn said:

    You made such a great party. The cute factor is through the roof, and I love those little dolls.

    1. Thanks, Dawn. 🙂 I’d studiously avoided Palace Pets until these showed up, and now my daughter’s not the only one hooked. They’re really cute!

  3. Jennifer said:

    OMG! So. Freaking. Cute! I mean, the little kitties, and those red curls. I love it!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I can’t get enough of her red curls, myself!

  4. Cindy said:

    looks like fun was had by all!

    1. It was a lot of fun. I’m sorry you couldn’t make it!

  5. Meagan said:

    What a cute little princess you have there! Can’t wait to someday have a princess party with my little girl!

    1. Aww, thanks. Your sweetie is super cute! How old?

  6. Oh what a fun little Disney Party! My daughter would love hosting a party like that for her girl friends. She is crazy about anything Disney!

    1. It’s hard not to be, am I right? #lol Does she have a favorite princess or other character? Serenity’s a die-hard Elsa fan, but she’s beginning to notice all the other princesses, and she LOVES Lilo.

  7. Looks like everyone had an blast! And, I love all the pretty decorations!

  8. lisa said:

    What a cute party! My girls love the Princess Pets!

    1. My nieces got a couple of them for their birthdays in the fall, so between the three girls we have quite the adventures, now. Do you girls have favorites? Slipper seems to be everyone’s favorite around here.

  9. Ladena said:

    Oh I love Princess Pets! Your party looked like so much fun, I hope your daughter had a great time. Great photos.

    1. Thanks! 🙂 We had a really nice time, and yes, she LOVED her princess party. If it wasn’t for the puzzle, I think she might have lost it when everybody left!

  10. Liz Mays said:

    Aww! That is such a cute Disney party. Those goodie bags are so cool!

  11. Vera Sweeney said:

    I have not heard of the Palace pets before!! This looks like a fun party!

  12. Shauna said:

    Oh what a great party you had. It seems like everyone had a blast. Thanks so much for sharing… love all of your photos.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 We had a lot of fun.

  13. What a cute party! The Palace Pets are super cute!

    1. Aren’t they, though? I’d heard about them, but didn’t ever get a good look until these showed up. I like them a lot! My sister-in-law and I can’t stop brushing their tails every time one of our kids hands them over (compulsive mommy disorder, I tell ya).

  14. Jenny Temcio said:

    It looks like the girls had a blast! The Mickey Mouse game looks like fun!

  15. Jenny Temcio said:

    It looks like the girls had a blast! The Mickey Mouse game looks like fun!

  16. Aubrey said:

    What fun party ideas. I bet the kids loved sprinkling their own cupcakes. Pin the mouth on Mickey is a new spin on a classic game. Love it!

    1. They really did love that. And Serenity played with Mickey on the wall for almost a week!

  17. Ann Bacciaglia said:

    This looks like it was a great Disney party. I love the cupcakes. I wish my kids wee still little so i could throw parties like this for them.

    1. You should totally check out the DisneySide Celebrations website I linked in the article – they’ve got TONS of great ideas for throwing fun #DisneySide parties for any age! A lot of the hosts this season did ones specifically for teens. 🙂

  18. Emily said:

    Wow! You really had a great time. I love all these ideas – Disney makes everything magical.

  19. candice said:

    aw how fun! i love the cupcake decorating! we had a sophia princess tea party. is fun to have a party that is just for fun and not a birthday!

  20. Dominique said:

    Looks like you had such a blast!! Great shots! The cupcake decorating looks like SO much fun for the littles! =)

    1. Thanks, Dom! 🙂 We really did have a great time. I wish you and Bella could have joined us!

  21. Taryn T. said:

    I am ready for this giveaway! Also inspired to do a little party like this as well. I am going to use some of your ideas!

    1. Awesome! If you write a post, I’d love to see it! You can link it up back here if you like, or on my Facebook page. Did you see the lemonade recipe I posted after this one?

  22. Misty Battle said:

    Looks like you guys had a blast. Loving the cupcakes 🙂

    1. It was fun! I keep looking at the cupcake photos; they’re so pretty, they just make me happy!

  23. Katyann Marne Driver said:

    We show our Disney side by wearing lots of Disney characters, watching Disney channel, reading Disney books and singing Disney songs <3

    1. Awesome! Do you have favorites?

  24. Karen O said:

    We show our Disney side by singing the songs from Frozen ( actually, I listen to my granddaughters singing the songs from Frozen).

    1. I’ll bet they’re adorable. #luv My daughter sings Frozen songs all the time, too!

  25. Jenny H said:

    We love our Lilo and Stitch…we show our Disney side by making “Stitch” sounds.

  26. Leah Shumack said:

    We show our Disney Side by always looking for hidden Mickeys in everyday life!

    1. Sounds like a fun time! I still don’t know what a hidden Mickey is, beyond taking a guess. Is that a park thing? I didn’t grow up with the Mouse.

  27. shea balentine said:

    Whenever we go to the zoo, we try to find all the disney animals… Timon, Pumba, Dora, Nemo, etc =) It’s a lot of fun!

    1. Oh fun, what a great idea! Filing that one away for later.

  28. Kimberly said:

    What a cute party! Every day is a princess fashion show at our house. Even my son, who is just about a year old, recognizes Mickey. Everyone loves Disney. 🙂

    1. I know what you mean. Same thing around here! That’s sweet, about your son.

  29. lissa crane said:

    We are huge Disney fans too! This looks like so much fun! We show our #DisneySide by doing a monthly Disney movie night with popcorn and candy!

    1. How fun! I’ll have to remember that. Do you invite others, or just your family?

  30. deanna said:

    We show our Disney Side by wearing princess shoes EVERYWHERE we go…whether mom thinks it’s a good idea or not.

    1. LOL!! We had that last summer – I thought it was a good idea to let my two year old get heeled Ariel flip flops. Some-mommy wasn’t thinking.

  31. Darlene Owen said:

    I love to buy my grandchildren anything Disney, some day I would love to be able to afford to take them to Disney World.

    1. That would be such fun; I hope you get to do that! I’ve never been to a Disney park, and we’re hoping to do that in a few years.

  32. Donna L said:

    We had a Disney theme party for my daughter’s 1st birthday.

    1. That’s awesome! Princesses, or…?

  33. Amanda Baker said:

    My daughter absolutely LOVES Disney! We also had a princess party for her birthday last year and unless her tastes change really soon we’ll probably be throwing another Princess Party. That’s how we show our Disney side!!

    1. Oh fun! I thought for sure Serenity’d want a princess party for her birthday, but she’s asked for a “Kinkle Tar par-dy!!” so My Little Pony it is. #lol

  34. Shannon F said:

    I love your pictures, it looked like a great party! We should our Disney Side by dressing up as our favorite characters! (Almost on a daily basis as my daughter is on a dress-up phase! lol)

    1. My daughter loves dress up, too! And thanks.

  35. Sue Hull said:

    I show my Disneyside by showing my granddaughter Disney movies. Shes only 10 months old and she loves Minnie Mouse. My daughter and son in law are Disney fanatics. Thank you for the chance 🙂

    1. You’re welcome! My daughter loves Minnie Mouse, too.

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