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Last year, my family was lucky to be chosen to host a Disney Side at Home Celebration. Our theme last year was a Day in Disneyland and we had a blast! (You can check out that party HERE.) I was super excited to have another party this year. I decided to ask the Goof what he would like to do for a Disney party and he said art! I thought that was a fun and unique party to have, and something that almost anybody could do for any occasion or age so I thought it would be perfect for our multi-generational family.
Well, sadly, this was the winter of illness, so we had to keep putting off and rescheduling our party. We finally got a chance to have it, though not with the big guest list we had hoped. It still was a lot of fun to get together with a few family members and create some fun art.
I am excited to finally share our party with you (I had planned on getting this post live about a month ago, but ended up having babies…) and hope it inspires you to have your own art party.
We set up our art table in our dining room. We included paints that were kid friendly, as well as kid friendly paint brushes. We also had some wood picture frames, paper, and some blank canvas. For decoration we put up previous Disney art projects our family has done, like the Mickey and Me plaque and our Minnie Mouse button art.
Our first craft was painting on canvas. We decided to make Monsters Inc themed as gifts for the twins. Their nursery theme is Monsters Inc.
We painted our hands to help make Monsters on each canvas. Then we used paint to decorate them. Here are the ones the Goof and I made.
Yeah, I know, mine doesn’t really resemble a handprint, but I promise it started out as one.
The next project we did was we used the ipad, and then used a combination of the Disney YouTube videos on how to draw specific characters, and the Explore Disneyland app, to learn to draw our favorite characters. Here is a screen shot of the Donald Duck tutorial.
Finally, when I asked my guests which of my crafts they really liked and would love to do, I was told they loved my Disney Inspired Photo Displays. Specifically, people wanted to do some like I have in my living room.
We had a lot of fun using paint and wood frames to paint frames inspired by characters we met, or our favorite characters.
After we finished, we all had some cupcakes and waited for our projects to dry while we watched the Disney vacation planning DVD and also talked about our favorite park memories, what we looked forward to on our next vacation, and more.
We had a blast, and I am glad we decided to show our artistic side. The crafts were great party favors for all of our guests, on top of the great items included in our kits.
Which of these projects would you include in a DisneySide at home celebration?
Did you know you can get a lot of inspiration, recipes, free printables, and more to throw your own Disney Side at home celebration? You can. Just CLICK HERE to check out the site and all of the fabulous themes and ideas being shared there.