We are excited to be able to collaborate with Disney to introduce the new Disney Imagicademy app! We love to party, so we invited over some of our mom and kid friends for a Mickey Mouse Party and the fun began! What’s a party without some fun food?! We filled up our bellies with Mickey pizza (two small pizza ears and a larger pizza head) and Mickey Mousse (or chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream and a chocolate Mickey Mouse). When it comes to kid parties I’ve found it is all about being cute while staying low maintenance. You know how Donald is always a little jealous of Mickey, so we let him have a feature spot right on top. Plus, Donald and I share a birthday so he deserves a prime spot at our house. Once we were done eating we had a couple of fun Mickey themed counting games lined up. First, we played find the hidden Mickeys and had Mickey heads hidden all over the house. Once they had found them all, we counted up each child’s pile to see who found the most. The top two got prizes of white chocolate Mickey Mouse pretzels we conveniently picked up at Disneyland on our trip just prior to our party. Our second game was Mickey’s number walk, similar to a cake walk. We placed Mickey heads with numbers in a circle on the ground. We played Disney songs and the kids walked around the circle until the music stopped and would then stand next to a number. Then, we would draw a number out of the magical Mickey cup and if someone was on that number they would get a prize package of fun Disney Imagicademy items: markers, crayons, puzzles, and a sketch pad. The kids love this game because they each get a prize. I love making a game of handing out the goody bags at parties. We had a table where we labeled the goodies each childs name so they would not get mixed up and they could take them home at the end. Then it was time to unveil Mickey’s Magical Math World part of the Imagicademy app. I had secretly let my two little boys and some of the first arriving friends try it out first just before the party because well, they couldn’t wait and neither could I. We had to put the timer on to let them each take turns being “the driver.” Our cute friends seemed to know just what to do and jumped right in clicking here and there to explore all the games. We used our Apple TV to put it on the projector so everyone could see. One little guy played it all through dinner because he could not pass up the chance of having it all to himself. Then, he wondered where all the kids went when he came up to eat and they all ran to play. I loved seeing our smallest friend’s face light up as he would jump up and down and scream out the name of each new character that would appear on the big screen. There are five different character experiences: Mickey’s Super Rocket Shapes, Minnie’s Robot Count-Along, Donald’s Number Launcher, Daisy’s Bedtime Countdown, and Goofy’s Silly Sorting. The favorites were definitely the Mickey and Minnie games. They both had a good variety of activities in their games. They loved building and taking care of rockets in Mickey’s game and taking the robots all around the playground in Minnie’s. There’s also a Disney Imagicademy Parents app available as a partner to the child’ version. It allows you to access your kids creations, encourage their progress and ever share with family and friends. We can’t wait for Mickey’s Magical Arts to come out February 12th! My 7 year old loves art and anything creative! Taking turns works up an appetite so we were sure to have some treats to round out the evening. They snacked on cheddar Mickeys (again picked up on our Disneyland trip) and Mickey Oreos (made with Oreos, red and brown candy melts, and white candy balls). All in all it was a great night! Thanks to Disney for letting us host!
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