Giveaway: DisneySide Home Celebration- American Tourister Bag-Ends March 10

Giveaway: DisneySide Home Celebration- American Tourister Bag


Our family loves to travel and loves Disney. Put them together and you will definitely see why we love, American Tourister. They are the official luggage of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland. Luckily for us, American Tourister has been a part of our lives for a very long time. We would not think of traveling near or far without one of their bags on board.

Win this 21 inch ilite American Tourister bag.- Carry On.

Recently our family was chosen by Disney Parks to host a Disney Side Home Celebration. We were thrilled to partner with American Tourister and have an awesome bag on hand for everyone to check out. We are also thrilled to be hosting a giveaway so you can make American Tourister a part of your family! Check out more about all things American Tourister here:



We always take American Tourister along for the ride!


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Ten Tips On Hosting Your Disney Side Home Celebration

Ten Tips On Hosting Your Disney Side Home Celebration

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This year our family was chosen to host a Disney Side Home Celebration for the second year. Such an exciting moment when that pixie dusted email arrives telling you that you have been chosen by Disney Parks to be a part of the fun. Now, you don’t have to be chosen in order to host a Disney Side Home Celebration. Honestly, we have been hosting them for years without the official name. A Disney Side Home Celebration is just inviting friends over and hosting a Disney themed party. Everyone has a Disney Side, what’s yours?

This year we are still trying to come up with a theme. We have it narrowed down and will announce it very soon when are invitations are ready. In the meantime, if you are looking for some tips on hosting a Disney Side Home Celebration we are here for you. We came up with ten tips on hosting your own party.

Tip 1: Choose a theme for your party. Some people were given a theme, others were not. If you do not have a preselected theme, it’s up to your family to come up with one. You can always choose one of the preselected ones for yourself or think of something original. Last year our theme was Hidden Mickey. It was a great theme and easy to feature at the party. You are welcome to try it if you still haven’t chosen.

Tip 2: Choose a date and send out invitations. Set the size of your party according to what is comfortable for you. Although it says home celebration, some people last year chose to have their party at a school, bowling alley, scout meetup, etc. We will be hosting ours at home again this year. By the way, your invites can be online or hard copy. It’s all up to you.

Tip 3: Do the Disney Side Happy Dance! You were chosen. Don’t stress about what was in your celebration package. There is no comparing if you are showing your true Disney Side. It’s about having fun and being happy. So just accept and enjoy!

Tip 4: Don’t forget about the music! What’s a Disney Side Home Celebration without music? Last year we created a play list on for free with over 200 Disney songs. It was awesome and kept the party going with tunes that everyone knew and some that they have not heard in a long time. Of course you can use your own music. I’m sure you already have some playlists created since your love Disney!

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Tip 5: Decide if you will play games at your party. If you decide on games be sure you have the room and all your ducks in order. Check that all the game pieces are there. Check that the directions are clear. Check that everyone will have fun with the games you have chosen.

Tip 6: Photo Booths are awesome and easy to make. Be sure to do them in advance. Any box can easy be cut up into a photo booth. Check out some awesome Photo Booth ideas on my Pinterest board:

Tip 7: Decide what treats will be served at your party. Check with party guests ahead of time for any special dietary concerns. Create some Disney themed names for the foods depending on your party theme. Example: Snow White’s Non-poisonous apples, Tink’s Pixie Dusted Cookies.

Tip 8: Decorate your party area with home made decorations. Kids love to decorate and really get into it. Last year we made Mickey paper chains, paper flowers , hidden Mickey’s for around the house and more. The decorating is part of the fun!

Tip 9: Decide if you will have goodie bags. We found a ton of fun toys, pens, puzzles all in Target’s dollar zone. They always have Disney themed goodies. If you google Disney low cost favors, you will come up with a zillion places to purchase any theme surprises.


Tip 10: Don’t forget to take lots of pics and video. On party day it may be a good idea to put a friend in charge of pics and video. Sometimes the host can get pretty busy making sure that everything is going as planned and not have time to zone in on pics, let alone video. This year I am passing the torch on this job so I don’t have to worry about it.

We are so looking forward to seeing everyone’s Disney Side Home Celebrations. Big or Small each party will have its own unique Disney magic. It’s all about fun, friends and family….and sharing our love for Disney! What’s your Disney Side? Do you have another tip? Please leave it in the comments section. We are always looking for more tips!

Disclosure: No compensation was given for this post. We will be hosting a Disney Side Home Celebration in February and just thought if we could help one person to plan, we have done our job. Contact Diane Sullivan at and everywhere else at @3decades3kids We were provided with a Disney Side Celebration Kit by Disney Parks and BSM media. 


#DisneySide Home Celebration Fun! @DisneyParks

What’s Your DisneySide?
#DisneSide Home Celebration
By now every Disney fan has probably heard the words Disney Side pass by their ears. Every year Disney chooses a theme, this year it’s What’s your “Disney Side”? Recently our family was chosen by Mom Select and Disney Parks to host a Disney Side Home Celebration. From the moment we were chosen it has been a whirlwind of fun. An array of party supplies arrived at our door all packed up neat into a
brand new American Tourister carry on bag. In addition to this wonderful party perk we were lucky enough to also have an additional American Tourister bag to give away at the party.
Although our original party date was overtaken by snow, we were still able to set up another 
date in plenty of time. 
Our party was adorned with a magnitude of Disney Side fun. We played Disney Bingo, face painted, 
created Disney inspired hand drawn tees thanks to Hanes and feasted on Disney shaped snacks. 
Crunch Pak was kind enough to send along some Disney shaped snack packs for everyone to enjoy!
We also played Hidden Mickey- a game where our guests were given clues to look around and find the Hidden Mickeys placed throughout the party area! 
We were thrilled to have our house looking beautiful thanks to Teleflora who created original arrangements to match our Disney Princess themed area! Those fragrant roses and assorted flowers really helped all the little princesses get into the royal frame of mind. Speaking of royal, we were lucky enough to have two royal guests at our party, Cinderella’s Pumpkin and Ariel’s Treasure. They are Build A Bear’s newest creations from  Disney Palace Pets. Two of our lucky little princess guests left our home with the hugest smiles on their faces! Of course they were not the only guests smiling, there were smiles all around as people shared their favorite Disney vacation stories and Disney moments. It was a night of feasting, fun, family and friends where everyone was able to share their Disney Side!
What’s your Disney Side?
You can host your own Disney Side Home Celebration and join in on all the fun.
Check out some great ideas and ways to get started right here: 
Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. No further compensation was received for this post. Party sponsors included: Mom Select, Disney Parks, American Tourister, Hanes, Crunch Pak,
Build A Bear Workshop, Teleflora. Contact me at or on Twitter at .@3decades3kids.