Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mary Poppins Birthday Party Games & Activities | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Last fall, we went to the cutest Mary Poppins Birthday party!  This was the most creative party.  We were lucky to have a beautiful fall day to spend outside doing "Mary Poppins" things!

Being the perfect nanny, Mary always plays games... all sorts.  So, that's what we did!  We had croquet, bikes and big wheels, a swing set, balls, and more.  The "Feed the Birds Beanbag Toss" was the cutest!  Mom covered her Cornhole game with fabric to create a bird face.  The hole was the mouth and eyes and a beak were added.  

Monday, December 29, 2014

Vote For Auburn University #CheerOnYourDisneySide | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

image from Disney Parks Blog
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I LOVE when two of my worlds collide and this collision is AUsome!  The cheerleaders from my alma mater, Auburn University, are one of 4 squads competing in Disney's Cheer on Your Disney Side competition!  I could not be more excited about this!  I've voted for them each day since the competition began and now I'm asking you to do the same!  The winning squad will earn a $100,000 grant from ESPN for its college spirit program and a team trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hidden Mickey Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths | A Disney Mom's Thoughts


One Christmas treat I had never heard of until this year is Corn Flake Wreaths.  I had a friend talk about them and then I found them all over Pinterest.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to try them... but I had to add a Disney twist to them!  The Hidden Mickey Corn Flake Wreath was born (at least in my house)!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

DIY Hidden Mickey Melted Peppermint Garland | A Disney Mom's Thoughts


For weeks I had been eyeing the melted peppermint creations on Pinterest.  I saw the ornaments, bowls, serving trays and more. When I saw the peppermint garland, I knew that's what i wanted to make.  The only problem was finding baker's twine.  Luckily, while perusing the Dollar Spot at Target, I found some!  I quickly bought the peppermints and twine and headed home.

Creating this garland, or any melted peppermint creation, is pretty easy.  The only supplies you'll need are:
  • oven
  • baker's twine
  • peppermints
  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet
  • cookie cutter shaped like Mickey
  • cooking spray

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Disney Games from Wonder Forge {Review} | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Recently, our family received two wonderful games from Wonder Forge that will make perfect Christmas gifts for any Disney fan this season!  We have all enjoyed playing Pictopia: The Ultimate Picture- Trivia Family Game and Star Wars Face Off Dice Game. Both games were just a bit too hard for my almost 6 year old, but with our help, he did fine and loved them both.  My 2 year old was way too young for both, but made up his own rules so he could play too!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Oxygenics Mickey Mouse Shower Head {Review} | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Disclosure: I was sent the Oxygenics Disney Mickey Mouse Shower Head to review on my blog. All opinions expressed are my own.
Our youngest boys love bath time. Each night they rush to the bathroom to get in the tub and get a bath.  They love the bubbles, the toys and the splashing.  However, my youngest does not like having water poured over his head so I can wash his hair!

Recently, this bath time problem was resolved.  We were given the Disney Mickey Mouse Combo Shower Head from Oxygenics to review.  First, the shower heads were very easy to install. It literally took minutes to take our old shower head off and install the combo shower head.  The only tool needed is Channellocks.  If you don't have access to this tool, pliers or vice grips will work.  The plumbers tape was included with the shower head and the instructions were easy to follow as well.

Disney Wordless Wednesday: Make Mine Music | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Italy ~ Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro Flag Throwers

Focused on the Magic

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Disney's Frozen Giveaway from Mary Bertsch | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

This time last year our world was rocked with the release of Frozen in theaters.  This movie, the songs, and the characters all became instant HITS with all ages.  My younger boys are both Frozen fans and enjoy everything about this movie.  On a regular basis I hear one of them singing "Let it Go" or "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?".  


Now, Avon has joined in on the Frozen Frenzy!  You can own your own Elsa and Olaf Cuddle Pillows!  

EpiPen and Walt Disney Parks | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

If you have any family members who have severe allergies, you know the importance of an EpiPen.  My family does not have this worry while we travel, but not all families are as lucky. Travelers who are aware of severe allergies in their families typically travel with needed medications and supplies such as EpiPens. But what about families who learn of allergies while on vacation?  What is a family to do when anaphylaxis happens for the first time on vacation?  

Luckily if you are at Walt Disney World or on a Disney Cruise in the near future, you will have access to EpiPens and EpiPen Jrs in the parks.  Mylan, the marketer and distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors, recently announced a multi-year strategic alliance agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Disney Cruise Line to help enhance access to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors and increase awareness of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction. The alliance helps support Mylan’s mission to provide the world’s 7 billion people access to high quality medicine and set new standards in health care.


A Mock Up of Disney Hollywood Studios Map showing where EpiPens will be located.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Wishes By Idina Menzel {Review} | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

I participated in the Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.


I have always been a fan of Idina Menzel. While I never saw her as Maureen in RENT on stage, I loved her character in the movie version. Maureen/ Idina made me add "Star Be on Broadway" to my bucket list! When I saw Idina in the original cast of Wicked as Elphaba, I was blown away! She quickly became my favorite Broadway actress!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mickey Mouse Christmas Party Ideas | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Red. Enjoy the ride as we discuss Disney Themed Christmas Parties. 
I've always wanted to host a Disney Themed Christmas Party!  But, working at a church and having a large family has always prohibited me from doing so.  December is such a hectic time in our house, I don't think it would be possible to host a Mickey party the way I'd like.  So, instead of having my own party, I'll just plan one here!