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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney Easter Fun!

Another holiday is upon us! And while I am not particularly religious, my family does celebrate the Easter holiday – generally with some kind of meal, and some kind of candy (in an Easter basket, of course!). When I was a kid I was lucky enough to spend several Easter holidays at Walt Disney World  – and even luckier as an adult to get to be there for Easter two years ago! This year I may not be spending Easter at Disney – but I am definitely planning on integrating Disney into my holiday celebration with these fun Disney Easter Crafts:

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Bringing these adorable Rabbit’s Easter Cupcakes to your Easter meal will make you the talk of the town!

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What could be cuter than this Mickey Mouse Egg?

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Send some Easter love with these adorable Thumper Easter Cards

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Make your very own Disney Easter Basket with this printable template

Check out even more Easter DIY here

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Tote Your Stuff In Style (DISNEY Style Of Course!)

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It’s no secret that Disney likes to merchandise it’s brand – you can buy pretty much anything and everything you can think of emblazoned with a Mickey head on it. Pens, keychains, tech accessories, clothes, toys, and a personal favorite of mine – BAGS! Purses, totes, backpacks, shoulder bags, crossbody bags, suitcases – they have it all! Check out some of these adorable styles:

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How cute is this suitcase for your little one? Or you – I am thinking about getting one myself…it’s hard sided which makes it nice and sturdy!

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Or if you’re more of a “pack lightly” person (what is that like anyway? As I would not know ha!) then what about a cute crossbody bag from the Disney Lesportsac collection?

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Keep your ipad safe and secure in this super cute Minnie tablet case

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And then there is the coveted Disney Vera Bradley collection – so coveted that its currently sold out online, but never fear – you can sign up for email notifications so you can be sure to snag one as soon as they become available

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There’s a whole designer Dooney and Bourke Disney collection available online and at the Parks – I personally love this sketch type style – nice and big for all my stuff!

 

Check out the bags and totes section of the Disney Store, and be sure to have your credit card ready – as there are some really cute bags on there! Places like Target and Wal-Mart also usually have a small assortment of reasonably priced bags featuring some of your favorite Disney characters – so be sure to check those out too!

TGIF!

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The Long LONG Wait Between Disney Trips…

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Why is my husband gloomy like Eeyore? Because he doesn’t know when his next Walt Disney World vacation is going to be – and that can make days, weeks, months drag on without any end in sight…this may seem strange to those of you who don’t love Disney the way we do – but it’s like anything else really – you gotta have something to look forward to, right? For us Disney freaks, its our Disney vacations – the saving, the planning, the anticipation – it all leads up to some truly amazing experiences and makes for amazing memories too!

So obviously I like to plan my next WDW trip as soon as I return home from my last one (hey, it helps fend off the “post Disney blues”, which can be invaluable!), but unfortunately for me, I won’t get to do any of that anytime soon. Sad, right? Well, sorta – but in reality its pretty awesome – because the reason that we aren’t sure when our next vacation will be is that we are going to be HAVING A BABY! That’s right, a little future Disney lover of our own, due in October! We can’t wait – there will be so much to experience with a new addition to our family!

One of the things I can’t wait to experience is taking my child to Disney for the first time! I was 4 the first time I went, and I would like to think I can wait that long to bring my kid – any younger and you really don’t remember/understand much of whats going on I think. It’s very strange to me to think that the next Disney trip I plan may very well be with my CHILD! I am slowly getting used to the idea (along with all the rest of it of course – pregnancy, daycares, breastfeeding vs formula, ultrasounds, unwanted advice from anyone and everyone…) it’s a lot to take in! One thing that is helping me is remembering that my husband and I will get to expose our kid to the things we loved as children – and for me, that is of course – DISNEY!

Basically, I can’t wait to start planning my Disney 2018 trip – it will be here before I know it!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens Up In New Fantasyland

Disney has been working hard on the Fantasyland Expansion for quite some time now, but it seems that the end is finally in sight! One of the final pieces of the puzzle in the works is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster – which is set to open this Spring!

This “family coaster” experience takes you through the mines where you can visit Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs hard at work! The queue for the ride will be interactive, and the combination of “dark” parts and thrill ride is perfect for those of all ages!

Here’s an idea of some of the work that has gone into creating the ride:

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More news to come as we learn when it will officially open to the public – at this point there has been testing and “soft openings” (aka allowing limited numbers of guests to experience the attractions), but no grand opening yet. Stay tuned!

TGIF!

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Celebrate Your Next Big Occasion with a Disney Theme Party!

Ok, so I must admit – the reason for this post is partly selfish – as I just recently found out my husband and I are expecting our first little Mouseketeer – due in October! We are thrilled, and of course I have been in overload thinking of things we need to get and buy and prepare and reading books and napping (the napping being one of the better parts of pregnancy I think!), and one thing that has already been brought up to me by one of my closest friends is my baby shower – and she suggested it be a Disney themed shower! Obviously I didn’t really have to think about that one – and she has already gone full steam ahead with thinking about décor, favors, and more! I am super grateful to have her and other friends and family helping plan such a great event for our soon to be little guy or gal, and ideas have been flying around for various things – which got me curious about Disney parties in general – as I will likely be wanting to have some for my child in the future, so I wondered – exactly what is involved in a “Disney Themed” party?

Well, the short answer is – A LOT! You can really go as far as you want with something like that, from the big to the small details – everything can be customized to fit your theme. Let’s take something classic like Mickey, for example. And start with something everyone will notice – the décor:

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Banners, signs, tablecloths, plates, and more can be created or purchased featuring Mickey himself

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The FOOD is probably my personal favorite part of ANY party – and if you’ve got a Mickey Cookie cutter – you can pretty much make any food mickey shaped! Like sandwiches, brownies, cookies, cheese and meats for deli platters, and much more

Mickey Party Cake

Most celebrations involve some kind of sweet ending – usually in the form of CAKE! You can buy a Mickey cake pan at most craft store chains, or go rogue with your own design

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Party favors are common at a lot of birthday parties and baby/wedding showers, and usually are just something simple and small – for kids you could do a goodie bag with stickers/crayons/coloring pages etc, or candy, or you could make something all on your own – like individually wrapped Mickey shaped cookies

Not sure where to start? Think about the following questions:
-What’s the guest of honor’s favorite Disney movie/character?
-What did that character love to do?
-What did they eat in that movie?
-What colors does the character always wear?
-What is the one item that symbolizes that movie/character? (For example – Winnie The Pooh has his Hunny Pot, and the movie Cinderella can be summed up with a glass slipper!)

Once you have answers to these questions, you should have a handle on your theme, menu, favors, games, and décor! Check out Pinterest for tons of great ideas – as with anything crafty or food related, the site is bursting with blog posts and pictures and recipes to help make your theme party the talk of the town! You don’t even have to wait until a birthday/baby shower to use some of these ideas – you can do a Disney movie night, or a sleepover, or anything really!

Oh – and as a tip for those who are slightly less crafty/DIY inclined – Disney party supplies can be purchased at places like Party City – and they offer a pretty decent selection too – from cutlery and plates/napkins, to décor and favors – it’s all there and ready to help you host the perfect Disney themed bash

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Feeling “Spring-y” Thanks To The Epcot Flower And Garden Festival!

It’s almost April, it’s officially been Spring for almost a week now – and to me, this is a big deal. Not because I love spring (I actually don’t, oddly enough), but because this winter has been BRUTAL for the Northeast US – and I am SO over it. All of the signs of spring give me hope – including the signs that are popping up at WDW – like the 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival – a sure sign of Spring, this annual festival runs from March 5th -May 18th, and features beautiful topiaries, thousands of flowers, amazing landscaping, presentations by your favorite HGTV stars, and tons of great food too! The food part is relatively new, as the festival has started to add more “food booths” – featuring fresh and locally grown produce delivered in new and delicious ways!

Here is just some of what you can expect to see at this year’s festival:

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Flowers, characters made of flowers, delicious food, rum spiked dole whips – what a way to celebrate spring!

TGIF

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