Celebrating Valentine’s Day Princess Style #DisneySide

DisneySide BuffetValentine’s Day to me is all about sharing love with friends and family. This may be with anything from cards, a phone call, chocolates, acts of kindness or food. One way we celebrated this year was a Disney Princess Lunch. I love to entertain and when I had the opportunity to apply to host a Disney Side party, I jumped on it. I was thrilled to have been selected and given a Preschool Princess theme, because this would fit perfectly with Valentine’s Day and the Disney Side Celebrations kit would allow me to throw a super fun party at a fraction of the cost. I have done Valentine’s lunches in the past for my friends, but this year we decided to have the girls be the focus.

Table Close Up Before

Decorations:
Disney Side Celebrations and Mom Select provided some Sophia decorations including a plastic tablecloth, plates, cups, napkins, place mats, table decorations, some cardboard serving ware. I could have kept it to just, this, but I bought a bunch of tulle to take it up a level while still keeping it simple. I strung some on the dining room chandelier, set some on the side table and tied other pieces to the backs of chair. I also added some to my front door wreath to make it a little snazzier and more princess worthy. I would consider tulle a must at a Princess affair.

PBJ HeartsFood:
I served peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut into hearts with a large cookie cutter for the “main course” for the girls. We also had apple slices, veggies and pita chips with spinach artichoke dip, popcorn, cheddar fish crackers, wafers, mini cinnamon rolls, and chocolate cake. The menu was definitely on the sweet side, but it was a Valentine’s Day party after all. I tried to do a balance of store bought and home made to keep my stress level down, but to still keep things personal and hopefully a little more nutritious.

MIckey Princess Cake

The Mickey shaped pan was my hostess gift and I felt that a solid-colored cake was more sophisticated and fitting for the princess theme than following the directions to decorate it like Mickey’s face. I used a yummy devils’ food cake recipe from my King Arthur Flour Cookbook and used the Wilton butter cream frosting recipe that came with the cake pan. 

Activities:
We started the party off with a nail polish station followed by coloring the goody bag boxes. Each girl was given a bottle of nail polish to take home as well as chap-stick or lip gloss that was included in our kit. The Disney Side Celebration Kit also came with paper fortune tellers that the girls folded, a “pin the Mickey smile” activity we played towards the end of the party and Disney Bingo.

Hair Demo 1 Hair Demo 2

Hair Demonstration and Styling:
When I throw parties I often find myself taking on too much and not properly enjoying myself during the party. I planned a little better this time and reached out to some friends to share their talents at the party.

My friend Ann is a hair styling guru. Her daughter comes to church every Sunday with a different “princess” hairstyle and I reached out to her when I wanted to have a hair station at the party. She recommended that we do a “Hair for your Princess” demonstration and we would play the rest by ear (a wise plan when you are dealing with toddlers and young girls). She demonstrated two styles on two older party guests, and all of the girls anxiously waited to have their hair done by Miss Ann afterwards! 

Disney Side Princess Photo BoothPhoto Booth: After they were all dolled up by Ann, Jamie from Jamie Pace Photography (who conveniently lives across the street from me) was sweet enough to agree to take pictures of the girls in their princess clothes. I found a big empty frame for cheap that served as the perfect prop and the girls will all have a keepsake from their royal afternoon.

I was thoroughly exhausted afterwards, but I know that all of the girls had a great time and it was so fun to plan and participate in some Valentine’s Day Disney Princess fun.

Want to throw a Disney themed party of your own? Disney Side Celebrations has lots of fun ideas and free downloads (like the fun Bingo game that came pre-printed in my kit) for you to use at your own Disney bash. 

I was selected as a host by Mom Select for Disney Side Celebrations and received a kit with decorations, party favors and other supplies to help . No monetary compensation was provided and the views and opinions are my own. Article contains an affiliate link, thank you for your support. 

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.
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  1. Looks like a really fun party. I loved the hairstyling station idea.. Can’t wait to host my Princess themed #DisneySide party in two weeks time.

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