I’m a huge Disney fan. Fanatic is probably a better description. I love all things Disney. When Disney announced their 24-hour Show Your Disney Side party I was so excited and booked us a trip right away. Well, life intervened and unfortunately I’ll be working on the 23rd. However, I’m not going to let that stop me from celebrating the thing I love and showing my Disney side. And next time there’s a 24 hour party, have no doubt that I’ll be there living it up. Here’s how I plan to show my Disney side, without being at a Disney park:
If you’re not familiar with Disneybound, you are certainly missing out. The basic idea is taking everyday street clothes and combining/styling them to make up Disney character outfits. To me, that’s one of the easiest and best ways to show your Disney side without being at a park. I didn’t have a lot of extra spending money to buy a complete new outfit so after rifling through my closet I’ve decided on Disneybounding as Maleficent. It’s simple: black skirt, black flats, black shrug, royal purple top, purple watch, dragon necklace, green bracelet and green earrings. I’m good to go! Some Disneybounders go all out for their costumes but seeing as I have to work today, I’m keeping it fairly simple. If you want ideas, click on the link above and checkout my Disneybound Pinterest board.
2.) Eat Disney food
While I desperately want the Mickey waffle maker, it hasn’t happened yet. But that’s not stopping me from eating Disney food. On the menu for tonight is breakfast and I’ll be making Mickey shaped pancakes. You could also Google Disney restaurant food and find lots of recipes mimicking the best noms from the Disney parks and Disney cruises.
3.) Wear your mouse ears
Um, yeah, I would think that’s a fairly obvious one. While I’m not brave enough to wear them outside of my house, I’ll be wearing them all the time I’m home today, especially while I’m completing number 4…
4.) Watch Disney movies
Again, I feel like this one is fairly obvious. Luckily, Matt is also a Disney fan (though not as much as I am) and we have a nice sized Disney movie collection. Since my sister hasn’t seen Frozen yet, I’m thinking that will be the one we watch first.
5.) Wear Disney clothes
I have a Beauty and the Beast tshirt, a Mickey hat and a bright pink WDW hoodie which all may make an appearance today. This idea also includes using/carrying Disney purses, which I’m doing, and wearing Disney jewelry.
6.) Listen to Disney music
I was totally jamming out to my favorite Disney soundtracks on the way to work this morning. It was awesome. You can link to my Disney playlist on Spotify here.
7.) Build your Disney Side
Disney is currently running a very cute, very cool promotion where you can create your own Disney family decal and they’ll ship you one for free. Click on the link here to build your decal. Here’s the one I made.
I *really* wish we were in Disney World today for the 24-hour party. But, it’s given me a great opportunity to get creative with how I’ll show my Disney side and Disney pride.