They were offering me a chance to host a preschool playdate for MiniE and 10 of her friends. There were no guarantees at the time but the timing seemed to work out nicely with her 4th birthday. SO I applied and crossed my fingers. When I got the confirmation I might have squealed a little. MiniE hadn’t had a birthday party since her first. Then about a month later, MiniE got a package in the mail. Wanna see what was in it? Watch our Disney Preschool Playdate kit reveal!
Once I knew what I was working with I started planning. 10 friends turned into 15 turned into 24. 🙂 We are fortunate to have so many amazing people in our lives. We wanted to share the Disney Magic with them all! HUGE thanks to our neighbors for the awesome Mickey Clubhouse! Everyone knew exactly where our house was! 🙂
So Here Are Five Tips for Having Your Own Disney Preschool Playdate (blended in with some pictures of ours)
There’s no such thing As too much Mickey
We found all kids of decorations to go along with what they sent us at the Dollar Tree. MiniE was so excited.
Don’t over-plan the date
Kids have a mind of their own and for as much as we plan, they have different plans. I placed it all out there and thought the date was going to go one way, but the kids took it another. They LOVED finding the hidden Mickey’s and loved decorating the hats but equally loved “pretending” to be Jake and the Neverland pirates outside!
Keep it clean
We put the Softsoap in the bath and I’m glad I did. Knowing the kids were coming out with clean hands meant all the little hands in the snacks weren’t an issue.
Have plenty of snacks
We used Pop Secret popcorn, pretzels, M&M’s, veggies and fruit tray from Chick – fil-A (it’s so good).
Don’t forget the Take Home Disney Goodness
We also handed out a pack of HP Social Media Snapshots to each mama so they could make print out pictures from their social albums on 4×5 prints with sticky backs. We also used the provided gift bags to wrap up a little Disney goodness for each #DisneyKid .
Hosting a #DisneyKids playdate is so much fun! Watching the kids create their own Disney magic is probably the best part. Hearing them ask their parents if they can come back again isn’t so bad either!
HUGE thanks to Disney parks for letting us bring a little big of Disney to St. Louis.
Does your family love Disney?