Let me start by saying when I was contacted and told I was chosen to host a #Disneyside party I was beyond excited! We have a 2 (almost 3-year-old) daughter and I knew she would love it.
If you have toddlers you know their attention span is less 0! About 4 months ago I let her watch Princess and the Frog with Princess Tiana…to my surprise she loved it and it kept her attention.
(So it’s my go to when I need a few minutes to get some housework done).
(Above is the invitation I created…using my creative design skills)
When we received our #Disneyside package we were equally pleased with items that had Sofia the first on it (another favorite Disney princess). Which worked out well because we just saw an episode of Sofia the first when Princess Tiana stopped by to give her some advice.
As I begin to plan for the party I really wanted to incorporated Princess Tiana. It was a challenge finding things because she has been out since 2009. After posting what I was looking for on Facebook one of my fellow moms told me about a local store that had some Princess Tiana party items in clearance. I went their the next day and after seeing what they had I decided to talk to the owner to see if they would be willing to donate some items for the party as a sponsor. They graciously said YES and we received the following Princess Tiana items from The Party Shop (Southside Blvd location):
– Princess Tiana Rings
– 5ft Princess Tiana cardboard (see below)
– 6ft Princess Tiana wall backslash
– Silver leaf Princess Tiana tiaras
– Princess Tiana napkins
– Princess Tiana tulle skirt costume (see below)
As a mompreneur I am very involved in the community and I always try to find ways to collaborate and help support other small businesses.
Since we had toddlers I didn’t have “planned” activities. This age group is creative and just want to play with one another so I just had an open play area for them to play with my daughters’ toys. I did however let them watch The Princess and the frog movie while they ate popcorn in their cardboard cars (which my husband made 30 minutes before the party!) We also had pizza, turkey and ham sliders, fruit (donated by our friend at Dole) and strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese icing my cousin made…yummy. Of course the kids only ate the frosting! #classic
(Below photo is of the girls watching the movie in their cardboard cars)
(Above photo is our “spread” for the day plus Hershey kisses (in their special frog box)
“I will neva, eva kiss a frog” – Princess Tiana!”)
Since it was a nice day outside we decided to take the kids outside and blow bubbles. I think this was the highlight of the day! Plus they got to go home with AWESOME good bags(see below): nail polish, lip gloss, a ring, a bracelet, stickers!
Disclosure: I received free products in order to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration party.