We recently received a pixie dust filled package from Walt Disney World full of lots of fun items to throw a Disney Playdate for my girls and their friends. See the details from our Disney Princess Party Playdate and tips for hosting your own below.
I received free products in order to host a #NowMoreThanEver playdate party. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Choose A Party Theme
Like any great party, planning begins with choosing a theme. We received an Elena of Avalor party pack, but my daughters wanted to include all of the Disney Princesses. Since most of their preschool friends are girls, it was easy to choose a Princess Playdate theme. We did have one little boy who looked adorable dressed in his tea party best. We received a beautiful Cinderella dress and doll from JakksPacific, the adorable Mickey plush from PillowPets and all of the fun party decor from Disney. My oldest daughter was especially excited about the pinata.
Plan Your Date & Send Invites
Next, you’ll want to set a date, time and location and then finalize your guest list and send out invitations. We decided to have our Princess Playdate at our home on a Saturday morning. Parks are great locations, but with the summer Florida heat and unpredictable thunderstorms, we didn’t want to take any chances. I created a Facebook event for our Disney Princess Party Playdate and invited our guests. I love being able to communicate digitally and share updates before/after a party via Facebook.
Disney Princess Party Activities & Ideas
We wanted all of our guests to feel like they walked into a Royal Tea Party and our activities reflected that. On the invite, I mentioned that kids should wear their princess best, but we also had a rack full of extra costumes just in case anyone needed a dress to wear.
Rapunzel Beauty Bar
We set up a Rapunzel themed Beauty Bar where guests could accessorize and complete their princess looks. I used two cast iron skillets to display everything, along with a Pascal plush and a glowing lantern I made for a different project last year. I found these gold plastic comb in tiaras at Hobby Lobby and the assortment of necklaces, rings and star bracelets in the party section at Walmart. Amy Catherine Designs also made these beautiful princess necklace and bracelet sets for each child. The kids loved them! Both of my daughters enjoy painting their nails so we put out a few nail polish colors for parents to help paint their child’s nails including two glitter options and Piggy Paint, which is non toxic and great for little fingers.
Elena of Avalor Fan Craft
To tie in our Elena of Avalor supplies Disney sent us, we made Elena fans. I found these colorful fans at my local Dollar Tree, along with several stick on jewels and pearls. Each guest was able to sit and create their own fan. They had so much fun playing with the jewels and being creative.
Disney Princess Tea Party Menu
Another important element of party planning is the food menu. I wanted to keep it simple for our Disney Princess party, but provide a few kid-friendly favorites. I made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a cheese and fruit platter. GoGoSqueez sent us yummy applesauce pouches for everyone to enjoy. Good2Grow also sent these fun Disney juice bottles. The kids loved picking out their character. For dessert, I made brownies (in a cupcake pan so I didn’t have to cut them) and everyone LOVED this delicious popcorn cake gifted to us by Popped Passion.
A Disney Princess Tea Party
A local party planning company provided the tea party and backdrop decor. I loved how this Cinderella Tea Party came together. The kids even used real China to drink our Princess Punch and enjoy their snacks.
Princess Party Favor Ideas
I really wanted to provide each of our Princess Playdate guests with a fun favor bag to take home. Each of our guests received GoGoSqueez applesauce, a Good2Grow Drink, a beautiful necklace and bracelet set from Amy Catherine Designs, a Princes Cup from Re-Play Recycled (recycled from milk jugs) and a gift from Soft’n Slo Squishies™.
Lastly, the kids loved busting apart the Elena pinata. I didn’t get any pictures because I was actually holding the pinata, but it was a huge hit, literally. The kids were able to fill their goodie bags with candy too. For many of our guests it was even their first pinata.
Party Wrap Up
Once your playdate party is complete, be sure to thank your guests for coming. I also sent out a link with all of the photos I took to share with the other moms. It’s a lot of work (and tons of fun) to throw a playdate party. I was so thankful for an easy meal courtesy of Michael Angelos the night of our playdate. Made with simple ingredients, Michael Angelo’s is frozen food for people who don’t like frozen food. Be sure to grab a meal to try on your next Walmart shopping trip.
#NowMoreThanEver is the best time to visit Walt Disney World
Of course, we just had to share our love for Disney and why #NowMoreThanEver is the best time to visit Walt Disney World with our Princess Playdate guests. There are so many fun things happening right now at Walt Disney World including Minnie and Mickey’s Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park with a special photo op and new Move it Shake it Dance it Parade. Lots of Lion King celebration fun happening at Animal Kingdom. Plus a Pixar party with pals from Monsters Inc and The Incredibles at Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrating 30 years. You can also experience the new Lightning McQueen Racing Academy and meet Fancy Nancy!
Plus, at only $999 for a family of 3, you can get the 2-night/2-day My First Disney Getaway Package. This includes a room at a Disney’s All-Star Resort plus a stroller rental and merchandise bag. Available to book 8/11-9/25/19. It’s a great time to plan your Walt Disney World vacation. Check out my Preschooler’s guide to Disney World here >>
We’re so thankful to Disney and all of the fabulous #NowMoreThanEver Princess Playdate sponsors including JakksPacific, Michael Angelos, Popped Passion Popcorn and PillowPets. Plus a huge thank you to our Snack and Favor Bag Sponsors: GoGoSqueez, Good2Grow, Amy Catherine Designs, Re-Play Recycled and Soft’n Slo Squishies™.