July 23, 2014

3 Easy Disney Treats You Can Make at Home (Even If You Don't Know How to Cook)

So you want to get into the Disney spirit at home, but you're worried about burning down your own kitchen? Not to worry. There are plenty of Disney treats you can make even if the thought of turning on the oven makes you cringe. Here are three of my favorites:

July 17, 2014

How To Throw a Character Themed Party On A Budget

*I received free product from Oriental Trading Company to review in hopes that I would mention them/their product on my blog. All opinions are 100% my own.*

If you are a parent, you know all to well that if a child loves a specific character they LOVE a character. It could be a Disney character like Buzz Lightyear, Frozen, or Mickey Mouse...or it could be another character/show like Yo Gabba Gabba or Sesame Street. More than likely, if a child is asked what they want to do for their birthday, their favorite character will come up. Throwing a licensed character themed party can be expensive, but I am here to tell you it can be done!

The Goof decided he wanted a Monsters Inc/University part for his birthday in late May. Oh man I thought....how am I going to pull that off on our tight schedule and on a budget. Well, we figured it out. Here are my top tips on throwing a character themed party on a budget.

July 16, 2014

Pixar Themed Character Meal in Disney California Adventure?

Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Donna Kay and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail today.

This month we are talking about the perfect Disney meal!

July 13, 2014

Turn Your Disney Buttons into Magnet Souvenirs

Did you know you can get FREE buttons at Disneyland for all sorts of things? (If not check out this post about things you should know for your visit) Well, you can. Same with Walt Disney World. The kind of buttons you can get range from ones celebrating your 1st visit, to Happily Ever After, to special ones you are given if you do a character breakfast. Probably our pride and joy is that last visit we were made Honorary Citizens of Disneyland.

But what to do with all those buttons after you get home?

Why not make them into a cheap, personalized, souvenir from your trip. How does a Disney souvenir that costs less than a dollar sound? Sounds magical to me.

That is right, you can easily make your Disney buttons into a magnet souvenir.

I was at the craft store and found this pack of super strong, pretty large magnets for $1.99

So I got out my trusty glue gun and glued on some magnets.

And then I learned a tip. Put the magnet on really fast after you put the glue on (in other words- don't try and take a picture of the glue on the magnet). And then press down on the magnet/button really hard so you get a good even hold.

There you have it. Souvenirs that cost less than a dollar a piece and will remind you of that specific visit.
(I tried out my new fisheye lens. What do you think?)

TIP: If you don't want a permanent magnet on your button (We want to wear our citizens of Disneyland one every visit) you can still put a magnet to the back just don't glue it on.

Enjoy your new souvenirs!

July 8, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Disney Side

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday, hosted by our friend Deb at Focused on the Magic. Today's theme is Disney Side.

Everybody has a Disney Side, and our family has several. I am so glad we have been able to use this theme a few times this year so that all of us bloggers have a chance to share our many Disney Sides.

Today our DisneySide is "Character Lover"
Even though we have been to Disneyland multiple times, we still love to meet our favorite characters.

We love characters so much I have been making custom frames for our different character photos. You can see some of the designs HERE.

To see who else is joining in on Wordless Wednesday and see some of your other favorite Disney Bloggers' Disney Sides, click the button below.

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