How to Have a Disney Villaintine’s Day Party and Show Your DisneySide

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I was so excited to be selected to host a DisneySide party.  I have tween daughters so I was selected to host a Disney Villains themed party.  Since the parties were to be hosted in February I decided to make mine a Disney Villaintine’s Day party.  Once we had the theme, my girls and I went to work deciding on food, games, and crafts.  Disney Villaintine’s Day was such a fun theme to come up with things for!  Disney and MomSelect sent so many great things to host our party- cake mix, decorations, games, Twinings tea bags, HP photo paper, All detergent, and lots more!  Check out what received below:

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We received so many great things to host our party but there are lots of other things you can add to make your Villaintine’s Day party a success.  Here’s everything we did for our party:

“Costumes”

I found some great Disney Villains headbands and jewelry on clearance for $2 each at Claire’s so I snatched it right up.  Each girl received a headband (Cruella or Ursula) and a matching bracelet and necklace.  costumes

Music

We had so much fun planning our party that we came up with more ideas than we even had time for!  Here’s what we came up with:
For background music I found this great, free website that had several great playlists of Disney Villains songs.  It was perfect.
http://www.8tracks.com/explore/disney_villains

 Favors

Each party guest received a favor bag with lots of goodies in it.  I made notebooks with our invitation design on the cover so the girls could remember the party.  There was also villain color nail polish, heart shaped candy, villain Jelly Belly jelly beans, heart rings and bracelets, a heart pencil, some printed games such as a villains word search and coloring page, Disney Villains lip gloss, and a favor box filled with candy.

disney villains favors

disney villains favor box labelsHere are the Disney Villains labels I made for the favor boxes.  I also used them on upside down paper cups stacked in a pyramid that the girls were supposed to try to knock over with bean bags but we ran out of time.

Decorations

Most of the decorations I used were images I printed off of the internet via searching for Disney Villains or decorations that were sent in my party kit.  disney villains decorationsFor the magic mirror pictured below I bought an inexpensive silver charger plate at Michael’s (it was on sale for under $3 I believe).  I printed a picture of the magic mirror from Snow White and taped it to the center of the plate.  It looked great, only cost a few dollars, and since I only taped the picture on I can reuse it for something else.P1230802

P1230809Heart gems, battery operated tea light candles, and red & white heart balloon weights all from the dollar store made for some simple yet elegant centerpieces that didn’t take up too much room so the girls still had plenty of room to craft.

Photo Booth

I bought a plan wood frame at Michael’s and painted it black.  Then I sponged on purple paint.  On top of the purple paint I sponged on silver paint and finished it off with some purple glitter paint to create a photo booth for the girls to take pictures.  I hung a simple purple plastic tablecloth as the backdrop.  Easy peasy!
disney villains frame

Food

Here are the signs I made for all the food I served.  Below you can click to download the signs to make them yourself.  P1230792 (2)

Villains Food Labels- Set 1
Villains Food Labels- Set 2

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In addition to Scar’s Soda and The Wicked Queen’s Water, I served Poor Unfortunate Souls Punch.  To make the punch I put in two parts Green Hawaiian Punch to one part Sprite, added ice, and stirred.  When we served the punch we put a gummy worm in the bottom as the Poor Unfortunate Soul.

P1230816Plenty of munchies to snack on!

P1230846I tried to balance all the sweets with some healthy fruits, veggies, and hummus.

P1230849 The Gaston’s Grilled Cheese ended up just being cheese sandwiches because my husband (who was supposed to be making the food) injured his arm the morning of the party so we just cut the cheese sandwiches into heart shapes and served them that way.  No one seemed to mind!

P1230848The moms appreciated having healthy deli sandwiches for dinner in addition to the veggies and hummus.

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To make the tentacle hot dogs we just cut each hot dog lengthwise twice about 1/3 of the way up to create 4 “tentacles”.  We then boiled the hot dogs until they were cooked.  So easy and the kids loved them!

Crafts

P1230868I’ll admit I over planned for this party because I had so many ideas.  I had planned on having the girls make bookmarks but we ran out of time so I just had them take the printed bookmarks home so they could finish them later.  Simply punch a hole in the top, add some ribbon and beads, and viola!10420114_10152542256711770_688334783885228624_n (1)Download the Disney Villains bookmark template (no words, just the pictures) here.  And this is the original Disney Villains file I used to create it, to create my invites, and create the cover of the journals that I gave as favors.

2 cups

I bought these pretty plastic wine glasses at The Dollar Tree in packs of 2!  They were perfect for our Queen of Hearts glasses.  I gave the girls heart shaped gems and some glue and they each made a beautiful glass that they could use to put trinkets in.

queen of hearts glasses
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The girls also painted wooden frames that I bought from Michael’s for $1.  Once the paint dried they put Villains stickers on them to decorate their frames.  The girls will then put pictures from the party in their frames once I have the pictures printed.  Such an easy craft but the girls really enjoyed it.disney villains frames

My favorite craft of all was the Mickey head dot art mugs.  The mugs were $2 each at Michael’s.  I had looked for mugs in the dollar store but they didn’t have enough plain white ones.  I ended up liking the ones from Michael’s better anyway.  I cut out Mickey Mouse heads on cardstock and I also had everyone’s initial cut out.  The girls taped down Mickey’s head on one side of their mug and “dotted” all around it with oil based Sharpie markers.  Be careful not to get paint under the template.  They did the same with their initials on the other side of their mugs.  sharpie marker mugsOnce the paint was dried and the girls brought their mugs home the mugs were put into a cold oven, brought to 350 degrees, and baked for 30 minutes.  Make sure you get the oil based Sharpies and not the water based ones!

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Games

How Many Disney Villains Can You Name?
We started off with an ice breaker.  The girls were divided into 2 groups and they had to see how many Disney Villains they could name.
P1230814Don’t Say the Word Villain or the Name of Any Disney Villain
The next game we played until the party was over.  Similar to the clothespin game played at baby showers, the girls each had a red clothespin clipped to them.  They couldn’t say the word villain or the name of any of the Disney Villains.  If one of the girls caught another girl saying one of the forbidden words they had to call them out and take their clothespin.  The winner was named the ultimate villain and she won a bracelet maker that was part of the party kit.  The girls had so much fun with this game!P1230830Disney Trivia
There was a Disney Trivia game included in our party kit that we all enjoyed while the girls’ projects were drying.  I was surprised just how much Disney knowledge the girls had and it was a great way for the girls and the moms to learn about Disney facts that they didn’t know.  The trivia game really got all of us reminiscent of past trips to Disney World and excited to go back again soon.

P1230837We had planned on playing Disney Bingo (from the party box) and  a cup knocking over game but we ran out of time.  For the cup game I had purchased bean bags and put the faces of various Disney Villains on the cups.  The cups were to be stacked in a pyramid and each girl would have had a chance to knock over as many cups as she could with the bean bags.

We all had an amazing time and with all the ideas I had we’ll probably host another Disney Villains party for Halloween.  It’s such a fun theme.  Thank you so much Disney and MomSelect!

 

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Build-a-Bear Workshop Review and $25 Bear Buck$ Gift Card Giveaway

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Give your princess an enchanting gift of a Disney Princess Bear ($23). Shown here dressed in a Disney Rapunzel costume ($16). Furever Hearts Bear ($20) is princess chic in her Disney Sleeping Beauty costume ($16) and Pawlette Courfur ($15) looks royal dressed in a Disney Cinderellacostume ($16). Add a glow-in-the-dark blonde wig ($7) or Princess Wand ($5) for that perfect princess look.

Satisfy your favorite cookie lover’s sweet tooth with the Girl Scouts® Coconut Caramel Bear ($16) arriving January 31 and Girl Scouts Thin Mints® Bear($16) dressed and ready to earn her badges in a Girl Scouts Stripe Skirt Outfit ($13.50, 2 piece) or Girl Scout Hoodie & Skirt Outfit ($13.50, 2 piece) and White Sparkle Tennis Shoes ($7.50).

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Easy Valentine’s Day Heart Hair Style

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Making heart ponytails is a lot easier than it looks.  I did hairstyle for both of my daughters for their school dance and they received so many compliments.  Some of the moms thought that I had taken them to a salon to get their hair done.  I can’t even do French braids so if I can do this, anyone can.  (Note~ I took pictures of the completed hair styles before we left for the dance but forgot to take step by step pictures.  So when we got back from the dance I took the pictures as I took their hair down so it was neater when I first styled their hair.)

***I recommend having their hair slightly damp to keep it all in place without flyaways.   My younger daughter had just gotten out of the shower and I had to dry her hair a little to make it easier to work with.
1. Start by making a regular ponytail.

2. Loosen the pony tail and pull it back up through the middle.  Using a Topsy Tail tool would have helped but I just used a pointy comb and my fingers.  You could also make your own tool if you wanted to.  I would think a few pipe cleaners twisted together would do the trick in a pinch.
3. Separate the ponytail into 2 sections.  Twist the right section towards the right and the left section towards the left.  I had my daughter hold one section as I twisted the other section.  Then secure the ends with a ponytail holder.
4. Flip the 2 parts up into the shape of a heart.  You can use bobby pins to hold in place but I didn’t need to use them in my girls’ hair it stayed pretty well for the dance.
My younger daughter had 2 ponytails while my older daughter said she was too old for 2 ponytails and opted for a half up half down ponytail hairstyle.

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Valentine’s Day Cookies

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This are a family favorite at our house on Valentine’s Day! Super easy to make, not so easy to share. Check out this amazing recipe and add it to your family’s traditions as well!

What you will need:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) white chocolate chips
  • Red food coloring
  • Valentine M&M’s (optional)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in about 25 drops of red food coloring. Add your white chocolate chips and mix well.  Drop desired size onto ungreased baking sheets. Add M&M’s to the top of cookie.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Enjoy!! This picture really does these cookies no justice. Super cute and so tasty you won’t want to share!

To make things even more exciting you could use this awesome heart shaped cookie cutter! I will have to try this next time, and let you know how it goes. This shape is even perfect for pancakes, sandwiches and so much more!

Wilton Comfort Grip Heart Cutter

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Wreck-It Ralph Printable Valentine’s Day Cards!

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Sometimes we don’t have the best way with words. This Valentine’s Day help your kids say something sweet to their friends with Wreck-It Ralph Valentine’s Cards!
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