I received a sample for review. All opinions are my own.
If there’s one thing I love, it’s planning a good party. Most of my friends come to me for help with their kid’s birthday parties and I’ve been known to plan?a few weddings or two. Before I had my son, I worked in banquets and event planning, so party planning is just a part of who I am. Combine party planning with my serious love of Disney, and I’m instantly hooked. When I saw The Ultimate Disney Party Book, I knew I just had to get my hands on it and see all of the great party ideas.
The book is divided into 8 chapters based on Disney and Disney-Pixar themes:
Aladdin – Beginning with Flying Carpet Invitations, the Aladdin party fun continues with Jasmine’s Jeweled Headbands and Aladdin Fezzes, along with a game of Musical Magic Carpets. Following such treats as Blue Genie Punch, Animals of Agrabah Pita Chips and Hummus, and Abu’s Caramel Apples, children will go home with a Diamond in the Rough Rock Candy party favor.
Disney Princesses – After receiving their Cinderella’s Slipper Invitations, party guest will create Tiana’s Princess Party Tiaras as well as Fairy Godmother Wands. The menu for the royal buffet includes Belle’s French Baguette Sandwiches, Ariel’s Follow-Your-Hear Fruit Skewers, and Princess Aurora’s Tiara Cake.
Toy Story – Mail out your Woody Cowboy Vest invites and then decorate for the party with a Three-Eyed Alien Garland. This party features a game of Pass the Pig, and snacks including Cheesy Wheezys and Woody’s Sheriff Badge Sandwiches. Guests will also enjoy the intergalactic Buzz Lightyear cake and their Woody’s Cowboy Book Favors.
Mickey and Minnie – Everyone knows these famous mice with their white gloves and yellow shoes – not to mention their mouse ears! This party includes Mickey Mouse Glove Invitations, a Hidden Mickey Scavenger Hun, Mickey and Minnie Mouse Ears, Minnie’s Pizza Polka Dots, and Mickey Mouse Candy Cup party favors.
Monster’s Inc – Starting with the Scare Floor Door Invitations, the monstrous fun continues with Mike Wazowski Spoon Puppets, which later become favors. Scream-worthy treats include Randall Boggs Blueberry Smoothies, Terry and Terri Terrifying Flatbread Sandwiches, and Mike Wazowski Cupcakes.
Wreck-It-Ralph – Guests will receive Fix-It Felix, Jr. arcade game invitations, and will enjoy such activities as the I’m Gonna Wreck It! Penthouse Pi?ata and Pin the Hammer on Fix-It Felix, Jr. Then they will gobble up Pile-of-Bricks Finger Sandwiches and Hero’s Duty Medal Pizza, capped off with Vanellope’s Race Car Brownies.
Planes – Dottie’s Forklift Invitations will summon the party guests, who will then assemble Dusty Whirligigs and Planes Racers. Themed snacks include Dusty Nonstop Smoothies, Skipper Riley’s Checkered Tail Fin Sandwich Tray, and Dusty Crophopper Cupcakes.
Captain Hook – After receiving their Hook Invitations, the kids will love the Trivia Treasure Hunt, Tricorn Hat Bean and Cheese Pockets, Skull Rock Watermelon Fruit Salad, and the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship Cake. Everyone will leave with a Pirate Flag Pennant party favor.
Each theme features everything you need for that party including invitations, food, games, crafts, and more. There’s a detailed tutorial for everything in the book, making it easy to do.
Not only can you use this book for parties, but some of?the crafts and food are things you can make on any day of the week.?Many of the food ideas would be really fun for lunches or snacks at home. I know I can’t wait to make the Mickey’s Chips and Dip for a snack – it features a red pepper “dressed up” like Mickey and filled with hummus and the Woody’s Sheriff Badge Sandwiches would be great to send to school with my son to change up what’s in his lunchbox.
All of the pictures are gorgeous and the ideas are all so unique and really add some thoughtful creations to any party.?Everything is well thought out to help any parent throw the perfect party with minimal stress – I think even those that deem themselves “not crafty” would have an easy time with this book.?The Ultimate Disney Party Book is the perfect partner to help you throw a magical party for your prince or princess – no magic wand required.