Sometimes it’s fun to throw a party for no reason other than to have an excuse to invite people over and hang out with friends! Life gets so busy moving from one day to the next and checking things off the to-do list and I find myself not scheduling nearly enough playdates! Thanks to the new Disney Imagicademy App, I had a good excuse to throw a special playdate for Miss E and some of her friends. I mean, who doesn’t love a Mickey Mouse Party!For this party, I definitely spent some time browsing Pinterest and gathering ideas and I put everything together to create my own Red and White Mickey Mouse Party. It was really easy to throw together (anyone can do it) and it made for a special day for the kids.
For this Mickey Mouse Topiary, I simply hot glued Styrofoam balls together and painted them with black acrylic paint and then secure it into the bucket with a Styrofoam block. If you were doing a bigger party, these would look super cute spread around the house or for centerpieces!
What’s a party without something sweet? These cupcakes were really easy to make and added so much to the theme. If you decide to make them, just be careful because I had a hard time getting a few of the ears to stay in :)
I found these adorable printables over at The Suburban Mom and thought they went perfectly with my party! Get them here.
With an (almost) 4 year old daughter, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate learning activities into our daily routine, especially ones that are so fun she doesn’t even know she is learning :) I really love what Disney is doing with the new Imagicademy initiative. The program has 30 app-based experiences that are designed to help children ages 3-8 learn by creating, doing and making. I 100% support this because I believe hands on learning is so important (and it just happens to be how I learn best).
At our party, the kids were able to color their own Mickey puzzles, solve existing ones and create their own artwork using the notepads. I love seeing these little creative minds at work!
My daughter and her friends had a blast playing with the Mickey’s Magical Math World. It’s designed so kids can explore, recognize and identify shapes with Mickey and play with numbers and patterns within Minnie’s Robot Playground, along with many more activities. My daughter is almost 4 and she picked it up right away and could navigate everything on her own. There is also a Disney Imagicademy Parents App, that helps instruct parents on how to help their kids learn through the app.
I really love how she thinks she is just ‘playing on the iPad’, but I could see her learning new shapes, playing matching games and following directions.
And if any of you want to know what my living room looks like on a ‘typical’ day, this is it. Kids cuddled on the couch, blankets and stuffed animals everywhere and lots of girl talk :) Here are a few of the girls enjoying their time playing with the app and learning! I honestly really recommend it. It’s quickly becoming my daughter’s favorite activity on the iPad. :)
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.