October 22, 2015

Disney With Kids of All Ages

Recently, we have been thinking to a big trip we plan to take next year (hopefully) with my husband's side of the family. We will have kids of all ages on this trip, from teens, to tweens, to young kids and even infants...not to mentions adults. So I thought this was a good time to bring back this post. I have received a lot of feedback that it has been super helpful to families planning a trip with kids of all ages and I hope it can help you out too.

Disneyland is so magical, and any kid can enjoy it, whether 2, 10, 30, or 50 years of age. As a parent though, one challenge you may face is how to gear the trip between kids of different age groups. It can be hard to figure out how to find that balance between your toddler who is still limited by height restrictions and your teen or tween who is bored with all the "kiddie rides." We have done several trips with kids of all ages and there are a few things to learn that I want to share with you.

How to enjoy Disney with kids of all different ages from LoveOurDisney.com

Now, I know what some of you are thinking- "Becca, you only have a toddler. What could you possibly know about taking kids of all ages?"

Since the Goof was born we have only taken 1 trip (out of 5) that we did not have older children with us. So, through the other 4 trips, I have learned a lot about how to make sure everyone has a great time.

October 19, 2014

Win $300 in Disney Gift Cards

I am still a bit bummed we had to cancel our Disney trip last week. I thought a good way to cheer myself up would be to spread some Disney magic. So...how about we giveaway $300 in Disney Gift Cards?

A big huge thank you to our generous sponsor City Stroller Rentals for once again, helping to bring you an awesome giveaway. We are proud to have them as sponsors of Love Our Disney, and we also love the great service they provide. If you are heading to Disneyland, definitely be sure to check them out for stroller and other baby gear needs during your vacation.

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$300 Disney Gift Card Giveaway

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October 17, 2014

Review of Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate!

 I am a Feld Family Ambassador. In exchange for my time in reviewing this show, as well as sharing upcoming events and specials on this site for my readers, I have/will receive complimentary tickets. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

Last night I was able to attend the opening show of Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! in Boise. I am excited to be able to share with you my review of the show today, as well as some pictures.

LoveOurDisney.com reviews Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate!

To start, this show came at the perfect time. See, we were supposed to be in Disneyland October 10th-14th but due to a death in the family, and many other things that happened, we had to cancel our trip last minute. Since we will probably not be able to make it back to a Disney park until mid-2015, we needed a little Disney fix at home. This was the perfect way to get it too.

Our night started with some Disney magic. The people in front of us gave our son a Mickey Party Hat. I posted about this on the Love Our Disney facebook page and the We Love Our Disney facebook group. Others who had been at the show said they saw several acts of kindness as well. It is great to know that Disney magic can be found in our own hometown.

The show itself was AMAZING! The skaters were very talented, the costumes were great, and the entire show contained the Disney magic and quality that Disney lovers have come to expect. 

October 12, 2014

Easy DIY Minnie Shirts With Attached, Washable 3D Bow

In the two and a half years since I started Love Our Disney, this is the most viewed craft post, and one of the most viewed posts of all time. I thought it was time to bring it back for those that might be planning a Disney vacation and looking for an easy DIY tutorial.

A friend is heading to Disneyland and has two little girls. I thought it would be fun to make her girls some Minnie inspired shirts. I saw a lot of them on Etsy and Pinterest, but none of them had an attached 3D bow. They either had flat bows, done the same as the mouse head, or they were bows that had been made using glue so they had to be safety pinned on and could not be washed, leaving the chance of losing the bow. So I decided I wanted them to have ones that were 3D bows but were attached and machine washable.

Cute Minnie Mouse shirts with a 3D attached bow that are machine washable. Perfect for a Disney vacation. LoveOurDisney.com
I am a BEGINNER on the sewing machine. Up until now, in my adult life I have only made a few burp cloths (rectangle, nothing fancy) and a car seat cover. Both with heavy supervision from my mother. I did these completely on my own, so if I can do it- you can do it. I do suggest using a practice shirt first so you can get used to sewing curves.

October 7, 2014

10 Reasons Why You Should Take Ziploc Bags to Disney

I have had a lot of people ask about ziploc bags for vacation lately in my personal life and online. I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone some of the amazing uses of ziploc bags. Can you think of any other uses?

I love Ziploc bags for my Disney vacations. Seriously, we pack a bunch of all different sizes. I think Ziploc bags are probably the most under appreciated item as far as Disney tips. So I decided to share with you the many reasons to take Ziploc bags on your Disney vacation.

  • Organization- you can get larger Ziploc bags and pack an outfit for each kid in each one. Then you can label them however you want (name, day, etc). These make it easy to grab an outfit and moms, this makes it so even dad can help dress the kids without asking a million questions. It is also a great way to take back up outfits to the park because you then have a plastic bag to put the dirty or wet clothing items in when you change your kids.
  • Snacks- you can fill up sandwich or snack size bags to take with you to the park to help save a little money on food. 
  • Water Rides- stick your cell phone, camera and more in them if your entire party is going on a water ride and you have nobody to leave them with. Because I am paranoid, I would still stick that Ziploc bag into a backpack or a second Ziploc bag, but that is just me.