*I received a package that contained some of the products mentioned in order to host at DisneySide at Home party. All opinions are my own*
Don’t believe me? Check out the Valentine’s Day gift hubby & I gave each other.
Yeah, we’re a little Disney Crazy. I was so excited to be invited to host a DisneySide at Home Party! How perfect for us? Jason, the kids and I opened our box of goodies and then sat down and planned out our party. We decided to have a “Disney Love” themed party and we would hold it on Valentine’s Day. We were so excited!! We planned a menu based on our favorite foods at Walt Disney World (recipes at the bottom of this post), a makeover station, and a photo booth.
And then life happened. In early February my family went on an impromptu weekend away, leaving my adult child home as she had to work. She called that weekend to tell me that she had a sore throat and was going to the walk-in clinic. We got home a few days later and I took one look at her and said “this isn’t right” and told her that if our doctor couldn’t fit her in we were going to the ER. This started a spiral of daily doctor visits and two hospitalizations that lasted 3 weeks. It’s still not over, she has some specialist visits coming up. So, instead of having our well-thought out fabulous party we had to settle for a toned-down version during which she slept.
It turned out ok, though. Instead of having one day of party fun we had two! It started with a pizza party and an appearance by Mr. & Mrs. Incredible! Not to be outdone, my 10 year old son decided to make his own Dash shirt! This kid is crazy creative!
The next day my 11 and 10 year old kids made the awesome tie dye Duff cake (Yes, THAT Duff!) in the Wilton Mickey Mouse cake pan, how fun is that? They added some frosting and sprinkles, and then more sprinkles ;) And when they were done I was very thankful for the ALL Might Pacs laundry detergent (seriously, that’s GOOD stuff!)
In the event you’re interested in hosting your own Disney Love party, here are the recipes we planned on using. Each is based on one of our favorite foods & attractions. And don’t forget to check out The Disney Side Celebrations website for hosting your own party!
Lilo & Stitch Sangrias
Lilo Hawaiian Roller Coaster Sangria
Mix all of the following and let chill:
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup orange juice
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brandy
2 cups merlot
2 cups ginger ale
any desired fruit for garnish
Stitch Blue Hawaii Sangria:
1 bottle white moscato
1/2 cup blue curacao
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup simple syrup
orange and pineapple chunks for garnish
Pecos Bill Mini Taco Salad Bowls
1 bag Tostitos Scoops corn chips
1 packet taco seasoning
1 lb ground beef
1 can refried beans
1 cup shredded lettuce
taco toppings (cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc.)
Brown the beef and add the taco seasoning according to package directions.
Warm the refried beans.
Into one Scoops chip add a dollop of beans, a spoonful of meat, a few lettuce shreds.
Let guests top as desired.
Casey’s Chili Dogs in a Blanket
1 package hot dogs
2 packages of refrigerated biscuits (8 pack)
1 can hot dog chili
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cut the hot dogs in half.
Roll out each biscuit and place a spoonful of chili and a small amount of cheese on the center of the biscuit.
Add half of a hot dog to the biscuit and wrap the biscuit around the hot dog, pressing to seal the edges.
Place the stuffed biscuits on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, until the biscuit is golden in color.
Friar’s Nook Mac & Cheese Balls
See the recipe here
Main Street Butter Popcorn
Pour as much clarified butter as desired over the popcorn.
*to make clarified butter melt a stick of butter in a glass bowl. Allow the butter to cool for a few minutes and skim off the creamy part that rises to the top. Slowly pour the rest into another bowl, discard the solids left in the first bowl.
Pooh’s Honey No Bake Nuggets
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter
Mic all ingredients in a mixer. Form into balls and chill for at least an hour.