*I received free products in order to host a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Hosting a Backyard Disney Preschool Playdate was so much fun! Simple activities and decorations was all it took to create an epic playdate for my little ones and their friends.
My kids are obsessed with Disney! They love every character from Mickey Mouse to Chewbacca from Star Wars.
When I told them we were hosting a Disney Preschool Playdate they went crazy! Of course, the unboxing video was pure chaos with six kids diving into a suitcase full of goodies.
I like to keep things simple. Our backyard is the perfect place to host a playdate. With a few decorations and a trip to the dollar store, we had the exact makings of a great playdate!
We made some fun invitations for our friends using HP Card & Invitation Kit (which is super easy to create and print cards!) and the girls and I walked the neighborhood passing out invites to our friends.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is all about the red and blue colors and balloons! I made a simple bunting out of plastic table clothes to hang outside under our tent.
Balloons are a favorite of just about every preschooler I meet. We, of course, had plenty of balloons hanging everywhere we possibly could tie them!
Mickey Mouse placemats on the table were a simple addition to keep everyone’s personal space contained. (or at least attempted to.)
Hosting a playdate does not require a full course meal! Preschoolers are way too busy to sit down very long for food.
Our food table was piled high with big bowls of PopSecret Popcorn and Pluto’s Puppy Chow. The kids loved helping themselves and filling their Mickey Mouse popcorn boxes with both the popcorn and puppy chow.
Our Nemo Pillow Pet kept an eye on Minnie’s Strawberry Lemonade. And the rest of the Mickey Mouse gang hung out on the food table most of the time. But they were very ready and willing to give hugs at a moments notice.
As usual, we had plenty of dirty little fingers throughout the entire playdate. I kept our Softsoap on hand for quick clean up!
Our special dessert were Mickey Mouse cupcake that the kids decorated themselves! Little cookies for the ears, pink or white frosting and lots and lots of sprinkles!
They were so excited about the cupcakes I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of a decorated one! I did get lots of frosting faces!
Games and Activities
We kicked off the playdate by decorating our Mickey Wizard Party Hats. There were a lot of Mickey stickers, jewels, and foam shapes for everyone to choose from.
I loved that all of the parents were able to be involved with the playdate. Of course, Jon had to wear one of the twins hats to be crazy!
I set out several Disney puzzles for the kids to put together at a little table in between activities. Preschoolers don’t always have a long attention span, so I was prepared with little activities that could occupy them during the short distractions.
Check out the Mickey Mouse ears on the ground in the above picture! The kids loved them!
We had a coloring activity for the kids after the party hat craft. And ended the afternoon with a Hidden Mickey Game. The kids had to find all the Hidden Mickeys placed around the backyard.
They really love this game! We handed out little prizes to every child who came to the playdate. Even the parent went home with a treasure! The HP Social Media Snapshots are perfect for printing out those great pictures of your kids you have sitting on your phone! They are sticky-backed and the kids love them.
Special Character Appearances
You would be surprised what costumes your neighbors have hidden in their closets! We had a special appearance from Jabba the Hutt! The boys went crazy!
Our Backyard Disney Preschool Playdate was a success! It was simple and fun and the kids are already asking when we are having the next one.
I hope this inspires you to gather with your neighbors and friend for a fun preschool playdate in your very own backyard! Jabba the Hutt is totally optional! Ha!
As Mickey says…. “We’ve Got Ears, Say Cheers!”