This party was thrown as a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate, and was done in partnership with Disney Parks who provided our preschool mouseketeers some party supplies. However, opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, as is my love of Disney magic!
We are a Disney family. And the little boys love all things related to Disney Junior, so when my 4-year-old Monkey and I got the news from Disney Parks that we were going host a Preschool #DisneyKids Playdate, we were both excited. The Monkey had many ideas about how things should go, and so many opinions; however, he really wanted a party to show of his play fort, in his own backyard. Since my two-year-old Peanut loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, we decided that we’d have a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party in our backyard.
I found some darling Disney invitations from (affiliate link) an Etsy seller, who customized the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party invitations within two hours of placing my order. I printed these using the HP Card and Invitation Kit that I received as a part of my playdate kit (MSRP: $9.99 for 25 cards).
My favorite memories of childhood parties were those in my own backyard with lots of running, and yelling, laughing and chattering. I wanted to make sure that we were able to have that childhood magic in a relaxed atmosphere during this Disney preschool playdate. The Monkey really just wanted to play with his friends, but we had a few craft activities planned, including creating their own Sorcerer’s Apprentice hat and Find the Hidden Mickey slime. We set these outside under our Mickey Mouse Banner.
We also had bubble wands, sidewalk chalk, beach balls, and lots of riding toys to go along with our outside play equipment.
The preschoolers played outside with enthusiasm and glee for the first hour of the playdate until they got hot and decided that they needed some water. I decorated the water bottles with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse labels from Etsy (affiliate) and personalized them with the Monkey’s “C” and “Disney Preschool Playdate.”
To go along with the water outside, we set up snacks and refreshments in the dining room that were fit for a preschooler.
We served “mouse-a-dillas” (i.e., flour tortillas with melted cheddar cheese), veggies and ranch dip, pretzel rods, popcorn, “Find the Hidden Mickey” fruit salad, juice and cupcakes.
We used balloons, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse streamers, a cupcake display, and Mickey Mouse Foam topiaries to decorate the table. All in a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party theme!
“Find the Hidden Mickey” Fruit Salad is very easy to make, and fun for preschoolers to eat. All you need is a small sized Mickey Mouse silhouette cookie cutter and watermelon.
Use the cookie cutter to cut out the mickey shapes, and then fill the fruit bowl with other pink and red fruits, so that your preschooler has to hunt for the Mickey Mouse in the fruit salad.
After snacking, the preschoolers settled in for some serious Disney crafting! We started by making our Sorcerer’s apprentice hats, which I will be sharing in greater detail later this week. However, they involved the right amount of stickers and laughter to suit a gaggle of 4-year-olds.
Then all of the parents and preschoolers had lots of fun creating their own “Find the Hidden Mickey” slime with clear glue! Everyone had heard about the slime craze, and it was the perfect backyard craft. Messy and sticky and filled with glitter and giggles!
After crafting, the Monkey and some of his friends ran to find capes and transform our backyard play fort into headquarters of PJ Masks. However, I think after this day of #DisneyKid magic, I’ll continue think of the boys’ fort as their clubhouse.
Overall, I think that we had a very successful Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party!