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We recently had the incredible opportunity to host a Disney Villainess Party for the girls and their friends. Since we are all huge Disney fans, we were stoked beyond belief.
To help get us in the party mood, those magical mice over at Disney sent us a HUGE box of goodies. It contained everything we could need: party games and favors, an origami-like keepsake box craft, plates, cups and napkins, decorations, a puzzle, friendship bracelet-making kit, teas and a rainbow cake mix complete with Mickey-shaped pan, cake sprinkle, samples and even a full-sized tub of All detergent pods to help with the clean-up afterward!
I filled a flower decorating tube with rainbow nerds and sliced tabs in the huge Mickey head to weave through the top of the tube.
I opted to make cupcakes from the cake mix, as I was a little unsure if my cake-decorating skills were quite up to a full sized Mickey-shaped head. I used the pan as a serving tray, though, and definitely plan to tackle an actual Mickey cake for a future party. The rainbow cake mix was so fun to use. First I had to mix up a white cake mix, then divide it into six different bowls. They provided little packets of food coloring and I felt like a mad scientist, dripping the exact number of drops into each bowl and blending them until each color came to life. Then I had to quickly spoon a bit of each colored cake mix into the cupcake molds. I used my handy silicone cupcake molds for this- they really are wonderful. After they baked, I was amazed to see that the cake really did look like it had been rainbow tie-dyed! So cool. I topped them off with white buttercream frosting and rainbow sprinkles.
The cupcakes were a huge hit, there were none left at the end of the party. The girls also enjoyed trying different tea flavors. There were a lot of faux-English accents and pinkies sticking out stiffly. When in doubt, pinkies out!
The great thing about Disney is that it appeals to and is appropriate for all ages. So it was easy to invite both little girls and older tween/teens to the same party, and no one had to feel left out. Even a few little boys managed to sneak in an invite! The older girls helped the younger kids with the crafts and games.
There were tons of cool party favors for everyone to take home, including really nice individual packages of photo printing paper so each kid could print out and save their #DisneySide party memories, Disney DVDs and luggage tag holders, big Cinderella buttons (from the new movie coming out, I can’t wait to see it), emory boards, Mardi Gras- style beads and much more. We also had a fun Villainess-themed nail painting activity. I let each girl take home a bottle of nail polish.
I think the party was a huge success that will live on in their memories for years to come- and the DVDs will have them dreaming of Disney Park adventures yet to come.