TALES OF A DISNEY KIDS PRESCHOOL PLAYDATE!

It was the perfect storm.…Bobbi had been begging me to have friends over for a playdate for the longest….and I’ve been putting it off due to my schedule and travels.  And every weekend – I am charged with finding activities to do with my little ones – which will most always end in arts and crafts.  And then, one day…the skies opened up…and behold…an invite drops in my lap (or email)…asking me to host a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate!!!!  It was an answer to a weekend prayer.

But first….the email said I would receive party supplies to host 10 preschoolers…now which 10 would I invite was my biggest issue.  But I left that up to Bobbi and AJ – and they had a fun time planning their guest list.  It was exciting to receive our goods in the mail – and much to our surprise – it came in a Sophia The First American Tourist luggage.  So Dope!  Check out our Disney Preschool Kit Reveal that I shared on snapchat:

Disney Kids Preschool Kit Unveil

Here are a few things I did to make our playdate special:

Disney Kids Preschool Playdate - One Balanced Mama
I made sure my kids were involved in the process and included activities they would want to do. And anything that involved coloring, painting and creating – they are always down for. So our focus point was the arts and crafts station. I used items that we already had at home to help with decorations and storage for the supplies.
One Balanced Disney Kids Preschool Playdate - One Balanced Mama
I just discovered Michael’s new Disney Arts and Crafts section!! So I supplemented what Disney sent to me to ensure the kids had plenty of activities. I also live for Target’s front bin section. So many Disney goodies for little price!
Disney Kids Preschool Playdate - One Balanced Mama
Fun activities going on at the table…decorated with Disney themed party supplies.
Disney Kids Preschool Playdate - One Balanced Mama
I also set up different areas around the house since not all kids want to do the same thing at once. So we opened up our backyard that had a trampoline and swing set. We also had a napping station that I wasn’t aware of 🙂

AJ’s CLUBHOUSE BIRTHDAY BASH!!

We celebrated Amarii’s first birthday with a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme – because he is obsessed with the show.  It was the first cartoon show that he physically reacted to…bopping on his knees whenever the show would come on…and watching intently at Mickey’s every move. It was a no brainer. He was just as animated with Mickey as Bobbi Elle was with Peppa Pig…hence her Peppa Pig themed party earlier this year in February. I shared some photos on the site: I’m Peppa Pig! Bobbi Turns Two!

I love doing my kids parties in outdoor areas, like parks and picnic areas.  Not always the best choice in the summer months in South Florida…we got pounded with rain and wind at one point during the party – but thankfully that lasted only a few minutes and the party was able to go on – despite most of my well thought out decor being destroyed in those few minutes.  Good thing we got some shots before the mini storm came thru….so here’s a peak behind AJ’s Clubhouse Birthday Bash!

Mickey Mouse birthday invitation
AJ’s birthday invite set off the theme and spirit of his 1st birthday…Mickey Mouse inspired!
Mickey Mouse oreo cookies
The night before the party – I made these Mickey Mouse inspired oreo cookies using double stuffed oreos, mini oreos and some red chocolate melt chips! It wasn’t perfect – but it was my labor of love. Damn you Pinterest!
Mickey Mouse decorations
I used large container bins to pack up all of my items to take to the park…used a checklist to make sure I didn’t forget my Mickey and Minnie ears and a slew of other things. Nothing like getting to the venue and remembering all of things you forgot at home!