Sunday, March 8, 2015

DIY #DisneySide Cars-Themed Party {an @Home Celebration}

We were chosen to host a #DisneySide Cars-themed Party. All opinions are my own!

My family was recently chosen to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration, and my boys could not be any more excited!  We received a big box full of Cars themed party decorations and goodies, so we invited a few friends over for a Cars get-together. We’re always eager to host a party, even if the only excuse to party is simply showing off our #DisneySide!

Our local party store had some Cars favor on sale so we picked up a few trinkets to add to our party.

Here are some of the things we built...

Sally’s Cozy Cones 
We bought a bag of regular flavor bugles and had sides of ranch and salsa for the kids to dip them in.  {Inspiration:  The Cozy Cone - Sally’s hotel}

Luigi’s Casa Della Tires 
The boys wanted to build a “Luigi’s Casa Della Tires,” so we used mini chocolate donuts to create a “tire” tower. It was SUPER simple!  I simply hot glued a chopstick from our local Chinese restaurant to a paper plate, and then stacked the donuts on to the skewer.  It was almost too cute to eat!  And it must’ve been.  Because as you can see in the picture – I had to use a blue balloon stick instead as somebody confiscated the chopstick.  We found the culprit.  My son decided he wanted to play with the bugles with it.  But anyway.  Either one worked!  {Inspiration: Luigi’s Casa Della Tires store}
Mater’s Tow Cables 
Who doesn’t love red licorice!?  And the fact that it had to do with Mater, made them taste all that much better!  {Inspiration: Mater the tow truck}
Dinoco DipSticks
Dinoco is the oil company from the movie.  So what better way to try to throw in some healthy options at a party than to come up with a cute name for it!  And if you’re a super Disney freak, like me, you may remember it being the same gas station that Andy chose Buzz to go to Pizza Planet with him at.  {Inspiration: Dinoco Oil Company & Gas Station}

Ka-Chow Sandwiches 
We had to have some lunch besides just the finger foods so a cheaper option I chose were sandwiches.  I grabbed some day-old rolls, lunchmeat and had the usual sandwich toppings (cheese, mayo, lettuce, pickles, etc) all on the side so our guests could create their own sandwich. Plus I thought the word “chow” in Ka-Chow would be super fun!  {Inspiration: Lightning McQueen’s favorite saying}

Other ideas we had at our party… 

This was a brand new gas can.  Make sure you if you use this idea, you talk to the kids about the dangers of gasoline!!
This was on the outside of our restroom doors

All in all we had an awesome day hanging out and playing with all of the Cars toys and games. The kids loved showing their #DisneySide – which made this Disney-obsessed Mama SUPER happy!

If you’d like to throw your own #Disneyside at home celebration, head on over to DisneySide Celebrations and check out all the amazing themes, tips, activities, and recipes they have. Thanks again to Mom Select and Disney Parks for providing us with the supplies to host a WHEELIE awesome party!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 6, 2015

This Is Why I Drink...

You’d think I’d be use to it by now.

There is a reason why there has been a TV show about this. Kids DO say the darndest things.  Sometimes they make us laugh and others times, they simply stump us.

This list is probably over just a two-day time span.  But who’s counting...

7yo: “Mom, you know what would be cheaper than BUYING a swimming pool?  Just buying a tractor and digging a hole and putting water in it. We should totally do that."

 --------------------------------------------Read on cupcake. Read on--------------------------------------------

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jackpot Candles Review + Giveaway

If you love candles … and you love jewelry, you’ll REALLY love Jackpot Candles!  Jackpot Candles is a unique product that combines 100% soy wax candles and beautiful jewelry in one!

Last week, I was granted the opportunity to review Jackpot Candles and I couldn’t WAIT to start burning it!  Because of my love for burning candles, I spend a lot of unnecessary dollars on them.  But that’s about to change.

For an excellent price, you can enjoy the long-lasting glow and aroma that is sure to consume and indulge you into serenity.  Jackpot Candles’ variety of scented candles are among the finest you will find, each with a free jewelry surprise hidden inside.  It’s like the adult equivalent of finding a prize at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box at a baseball game.

I chose to review the Blueberry Muffin candle. It smelled DELICIOUS from start to finish and the fact that it was a healthier alternative to paraffin and safe for the environment, was a major plus! Both of my boys have allergies and the soot that regular candles burn, depending on the scent, can make them sneeze uncontrollably and get headaches as well.