Five Best Places to Grab a Margarita at Walt Disney World

National Margarita Day is this Thursday February 22nd. I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite Margaritas on Walt Disney World property worth trying for National Margarita Day or any day in the parks! 

Avocado Margarita – La Cava De Tequila México Epcot 

I was very skeptical about trying this Margarita because it had melon liquor and that didn’t really appeal to me but the Avocado did so I decided to give it a try, and I was not disappointed.  The drink is a mix of tequila, melon liqueur, fresh avocado, agave nectar, fresh lime juice served frozen with a hibiscus salt rim. The flavors all blend wonderfully together and it’s extra refreshing on a hot day Florida day.

 

Rose Gold Margarita Barefoot Pool Bar Polynesian Resort 

All the Rose Gold craze at Walt Disney World makes this one an extra must have on the list. While I have not had it yet, I’ve heard it’s great. If your not staying at the Polynesian you can always visit, we do multiple times each trip  it’s our favorite spot to eat, explore and grab drinks. 

Photo Credit: @kelseymorales13

Italian Margarita- Italy Pavilion Epcot

This is such a nice twist on a Margarita. It’s a smooth combination of Limoncello and Grappa and can be found at Via Napoli, the Gelato Stand and at the Italy booth during food and wine festival. 

Margarita (ANY) at Dockside Margarita Disney Springs

You  can never go wrong with a stop for a Margarita here on a trip to Disney Springs. Dockside has become even better since it’s renovation a just a few year ago. It’s a great spot to grab and go, or sit on the patio listen to live music and watch a beautiful Florida sunset. 

Mo’ara Margarita Pandora World of Avatar Disney’s Animal Kingdom 

This one has become quite possibly my ultimate favorite. While I have a few listed here I don’t usually go for Frozen Margaritas but this one is smooth which makes it enjoyable for me. It’s a combination of strawberry and blood orange flavors and topped with Boba Balls. It’s so refreshing, and a must if I’m wanting an adult beverage at Animal Kingdom. 

You can’t go wrong with any of these Margaritas if your on Disney property. There are so many others I need to try. If your at home and looking for a good recipe to whip up try out my Coconut Water Margaritas. This is one of my favorite at home recipes to whip up. 

 

Valentines Inspired Mickey Mouse Sun Catcher

I’m always looking for new things or crafts for us to do at home. Adding in Disney just peaks my girls interest so much more, and keeps her engaged. What can I say we are definitely a Disney family. 

These sun catchers are something fun for the kids to do. They can hang on the window to catch the beautiful rays of sun in a fun way. If you have older kids they can do most the work, with younger ones like my toddler you will need to do most the work. 

Here is what you need: 

A fun paper plate- these were themed to Valentines Day but you could use anything

Big Pieces of Glitter or Confetti 

Clear Contact Paper 

Scissors 

Mickey Cookie Cutter (you can also just use a cut out) 

Pen or Marker 

Ribbon (optional) 

To start flip your plate over to trace your Mickey head onto the paper plate. 

Poke your scissors through to cut out the Mickey shape. The plates I used were super thick and harder to cut. I might recommend using something a little less thick. 

Cut 2 pieces of contact paper to fit the middle of plate. 

Add contact paper to back side of the plate then flip over and add the glitter or confetti. Once that’s added top with the other piece of contact paper, and make sure to smooth it down really well. 

I decided to add some ribbon but you don’t have too. To add it I just poked a hole with my scissors and strung it through. 

Now you have a fun sun catcher you can make with supplies you probably already have at home. If we could get some Sunshine here so we can use ours that would be great! Make sure to show me all your creations. 

Valentines Gift Guide for the Disney Lover in Your Life

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you got something for that special someone in your life? 

Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite things you can still snag for the Disney lover in your life. Not all of them will arrive in time for the day, but you can always do a super cute I owe you! 

I’ll start with some of my favorite easy to add to your everyday pieces. My go to for this is Lillian and Co. I just love their quote bracelets, and the quality is amazing! They come in Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver and look great mixed together.

I also love their watches! I was gifted their Kingswell Dreamer Watch in Rose Gold for Christmas and it’s probably my favorite watch ever. The stainless steel mesh band makes it’s super comfortable, and it has a great vintage Hollywood vibe with a modern day feel. It’s perfect for casual days and easily dressed up as well. 

For a super sweet everyday necklace head over the Make It Minnie. Her 2nd star to the right necklace is the perfect everyday piece. They are currently back in stock right now, she keeps selling out of them and I always miss them. I can’t wait to get my own. I’ve hinted at my husband about this one, so I’m hoping he is going to make it happen.  I have also seen a preview of some things to come to her shop and they are so cute! 

*picture courtesy of Make it Minnie.

I’ve fallen in love recently with A Girl and the Castle Small Shop which is owned by Ashley from @danggooddisney. She has a variety of cute items in her shop, and each month donates a portion of her profits to a good cause. Currently she is taking that money to give to others to go on a trip to Haiti in August. She has raised money for her part of the trip and now is giving that money back to others. This girl has a heart of gold, so go support her shop! 

One of my favorite items right now is her new shirt, It’s Important to Remember We all have Magic Inside of Us. I just snagged this shirt in the heathered navy color and can’t wait to get it in. These shirts won’t arrive in time for Valentines Day but you should still get one and give an I Owe You!

*picture curtorsey of The Girl and The Castle Website

I’ve recently discovered Evelyn Henson and I’m in love with her work. This one isn’t just Disney and if you have someone who loves art work she has some great gift options. I love her Orlando print we lived there for 4 years and it still is home to me. She has many other cities available as well as her customizable travel print which I’m so in LOVE with. I’m ordering the prints from each place we have lived little by little and I’ve started with the Orlando one and can’t wait to receive it. I love having special artwork like this in my home. If you sign up for her emails you can get a 15% off your first order code as well! 

*picture from Evelyn Henson website

If you have a Disney Pin collector in your life the small shop pins are the way to go. Magical Monograms has the perfect Mermaid heart pin. Lindsayland Pins has also become a new favorite of mine. She has the perfect Dole Whip pin which is currently unavailable , and a Violet Lemonade Pin perfect for Flower and Garden Festival. 

 

Ears are from Pixie Made Ears, I just added the pin

Speaking of Ears, you can never go wrong with the gift of ears for any Disney Lover. I absolutely love Pixie Made Ears, they are some of my favorite ears. She happens to be restocking her shop tonight. Her Ears are also super affordable!

You can also never go wrong with a pin from one of my favorite shops ever Happily Ever Tees. Their Coffee with the Mouse Pin is perfect for the coffee lover in your life, and you can never go wrong with a Happily Ever Tees shirt either. 

Another great little gift for the coffee lover in your life is a coffee cozy, or mug. I love the knit cozies from House of Mouse Hand Made. The Castle one pictured above is one of my favorites that I own. My absolute favorite coffee Mugs right now are my Shellie May mug and the Mickey Memories Mickey Pants Mug for January. You can find both of them on Shop Disney.

I’ll give a little love to my own small shop, before I jump completely out of the small shop thing. Cups, Mugs, Coffee Cozies  are always a great idea. If you have a Rosè lover in your life my Rosè is better than people wine glass inspired by the movie Frozen. I’ve got many other fun items in my shop perfect for the Disney lover in your life. You can shop my store right here.

Disney Style has taken on a whole new world in the last year or two. I love how it’s evolved and how you can add the perfect touches of Disney to your regular everyday outfits. A Danielle Nicole Bag is the perfect gift. I just love these bags, and how fun they are and so will the Disney Lover in your life. You can shop them here on Shop Disney. I snagged this Snow white Cosmetic bag a few weeks ago on Sale and they had an extra 25% off,  it is still on sale online. 

 

Box Lunch Gifts has some great items you can get for the Disney lover in your life. The best thing about Box Lunch is for every $10 you spend they donate a meal through Feeding America. 

 

 

 

They have some super cute bath bombs, and you can never go wrong with a bath bomb as part of a gift. Actually a cup or mug, with a bath bomb is great idea for a small gift if your on a budget especially. 

*photo from Box Lunch Gifts

Box Lunch also carries a different variety of Danielle Nicole Bags, Hats, Shirts, Pop Funko and other Disney apparel. So Gift Some and Give Back.

I have to share these Kendra Scott Earrings that I’m currently obsessed with. These give me the Tangled Vibes but honestly I just love them and they go with so much. The place I could find these Irene Studs Earrings was through Rocks Box. I received these in my first one ( review coming soon) and I looked online to share but they are sold out everywhere. If you would like to try and snag these on Rocks Box use code MEGANABFF31 and get your first month free. It can be cancelled at any time and you have no obligation to buy anything.

 

It is still winter, and whether your throwing something together for your child, girlfriend or loved one you can never go wrong with a cute little Lip Smacker Tsum Tsum chapstick. These can be purchased at Target and Walgreens, or on the Lip Smacker website. They are so cute and fun, and my 2 year old is obsessed with them.

What are you doing for the Disney Lover in your Life this Valentines Day?

8 Festive drinks to try at Walt Disney World this Holiday Season

Walt Disney World at Christmas is truly magical, and it’s grown and changed, and evolved over the years. From the addition of Festival of the Holidays, extra festive treats, and beverages. 

There are so many good ones this year to try and here are 8 Festive drinks around Walt Disney World you shouldn’t miss out on! 

1. Hot Cocoa Martini at Disney’s Hollywood Studios 

There are 3 different Hot Cocoa Martinis you can try at Hollywood Studios this season. You can grab them individually or get the flight. If I did it again I would just order the Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Martini. 

The trio comes with The Baileys Salted Caramel, Hot Cocoa Martini, and the Black Cherry Bourbon Martini. We are bourbon drinkers but the Bourbon one was awful. So much so we couldn’t even take more than a sip or 2 each and tossed it. 

 

2. Spiced Rum Punch Slush- Epcot- France Alace Holiday Kitchen Festival of the Holidays 

France always wins for the best drinks in my opinion, especially when it comes to a slush. Whether it’s Food and Wine Festival, Flower and Garden, a regular day at Epcot or Festival of the Holidays they seriously kill it every time. The Spiced Rum Punch Slush consist of Spiced Rhum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P, Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon. Just try it, trust me! 

3. Holiday Kir – France Alsace Holiday Kitchen 

This was another favorite of mine. It was simple sparkling wine, topped with Monin Cranberry syrup and would make a perfect Christmas cocktail at home too!

4. Snowflake Margarita – Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs 

The Margarita Bar at Disney Springs has always been a great stop. Ever since it got re done with extra seating it’s even better. Stop by in the evenings and enjoy a nice margarita by the water, and some live music. 

This Snowflake Margarita was surprisingly tasty. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the Blue Curaco in it and was afraid it would be to sweet but it was very balanced and not too sweet at all. 

5. Wine Slushy- Amorettes Disney Springs 

While the Wine Slushy isn’t a seasonal drink, the Apple Cider Flavor is, and it’s delicious. I couldn’t decide on the flavor so I got the Apple Cider Riesling mixed with the Strawberry Syrah and I already can’t wait to have it again. 

6. Poinsettia Punch- Trader Sam’s Disney’s Polynesian Resort 

Trader Sams is one of my favorite stops, and the patio is a great spot if you can’t get in inside. Especially on a nice evening. I tend to always go for a Spikey Pineapple but decided to change it up this time and try something a little more festive this trip. 

The Poinsettia Punch was especially good, and reminded me of a rum punch. It consisted of Myers Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Cranberry Juice, and Falernum with a splash of Lemon Juice. It had the perfect blend of Holiday flavors, and didn’t make me miss my Spikey Pineapple too much. 

7. The Holiday Beer Flight – Epcot American Holiday Kitchen 

It’s always nice to be able to try several drinks in one stop. My husband and I like to split flights like this because then we can try a little extra.  I definitely recommend grabbing the Holiday Beer Flight , it consisted of Orange Blossom Brewing Co Cranberry Kringle Pilsner ( was my favorite of the trio), Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, and JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout. 

8. Plyalinda Sparkling Christmas Coffee Blonde – Festive Center Epcot 

We have a lot of local breweries at home and I’ve fallen in love with Blonde Coffee Beers. When I saw this listed in the Festival Passport I knew it was a must try on my list. I definitely recommend it if you like coffee beers, or something a little lighter.

 

10 Tips for Planning a Stress Free Walt Disney World Vacation

We love going to Walt Disney World, and for me planning it all is part of the fun. However I know for some people it can feel like so much work for just planning their vacation. 

Some people like to plan every second of their trip, however for me I just want to plan the basics. Dining, FastPass+ , any extra things that may require a reservation like Bippity Boppity Boutique and then make a list of things we want to do in each park, or resort we want to visit so we at least have a plan and know what is of higher importance on our list than other things. 

My Top 10 Tips for planning a Stress Free Disney Vacation

1. Know the Dates you can Book the Extras 

The best way to do this is to make sure to have the dates written down. You can get my free printable here that will help you in planning. 

You can book your Dining Reservations 180 days out plus 10 days. Whether you are staying on or off property you can book dining 180 days out. The perk to being on property is that you can book at 180 for years entire stay up to 10 days so you get to do this all at one time. If your off property you have to go day by day. 

FastPass+ can be booked 60 Days out for On Property Stays and 30 days for off property.( which again have to be done day by day) Again just another perk to staying on property. 

 

2. Download the My Disney Experience App 

This is must in your planning and for your trip! It had everything you need from booking FastPass+, to dining reservations and stores all that information for you to see daily in the parks. This is available in the app store for both Apple and Android. 

3. Make it fun! 

This playlist is perfect to listen to while booking dining, FastPass+, packing. Gets you in that Disney Spirit. 

Countdowns also make the process more fun. You can do a board where you change the countdown daily, or a chain. This gets the entire family engaged and in on the fun! Here are 50 great ideas from Sarah Lemp over at All Things with Purpose for your countdowns.

4. Don’t over plan 

Don’t plan every second of every day. FastPass+ and Dining Reservations of course. Ideas of what you want to do and knowing Parade and Fireworks Times most definitely. But don’t plan the time you will be at each ride, character meet and greet etc… I love to plan our trip but I like to be flexible when we are in the park, have an idea but yet go with the flow. 

5. FastPass+ Scheduling 

With FastPass+ one of my favorite things is to book them all back to back. So just as an example I will book 10-11, 11-12 and 12-1.  We will take advantage of shorter lines at opening until about 10:45 and then go to our first attraction, then right to our 2nd FastPass+ and then wait in line for another attraction. Around 12 we will venture to our last FastPass+ and once we scan our bands at the entrance we look to book an additional FastPass+. 

We may not get that FastPass+ until later in the afternoon depending on what’s available but it gives us that option to book a 4th and possibly even a fifth FastPass+ sometimes.  

We are a family that tends to take a mid day break and park hop so this really works well for us and for days at Magic Kingdom. I’ve also found when we don’t book them that way we spend a lot of time figuring out what to do while waiting until our next Fastpass which could be several hours later. 

6. Getting that Hard to find Dining Reservations 

When you get to book dining 180 days out you sometimes get a great selection of choices, however sometimes many families may book less than 6 months out. We often take last minute trips and have found very popular restaurants with a little extra work. Even when I book 180 days out I am really good at changing things when it gets closer. 

In the My Disney Experience app and on the website you can check dining reservations many times a day, and when I want something specific I do that a lot. I also find that upon arrival when we check for reservations they start to pop up in that 24-36hr before hand window. One trip I got a Cinderella’s Royal Table Reservation 3 Days before we were set to arrive. 

Don’t spend so much time obsessing over finding that one reservation (I actually just enjoy looking) that you drive yourself crazy. There are some sites that you can sign up for email alerts when reservations become available. 

7. Use a Disney Travel Agent 

If it’s your first time, or even your 10th time booking and going on a Disney Vacation I totally recommend booking with a travel agent. They will do all the work for you! You can give them free reign to book what they think you will enjoy or you can tell them specifics. They will do your FastPass+, Dining reservations and anything else you need. 

If you need some help I totally recommend Jones Family Travels for all your needs! 

8. Save Money on Your Trip Cost or for Spending Money

Did you know there are various ways to save a little money on your Disney Vacation even when Disney doesn’t have many discounts? 

One way is through saving up all your loose change in jar. This can all add up very quickly and you can cash it in before your trip for extra spending money

Purchase Disney Gifts Cards from Target (with the Red Card), BJ’s  or Sams Club and save 5%. I like to grab one on occasional Target trips and save them up. I will also save Target gift cards from their in store earning offers and use those to purchase Disney gift cards. 

Use cash back apps like Ebates and Ibotta and use those earnings for your Disney fund. I go more into depth about these apps in this post here

9. Shop for fun Disney Outfits and Other Goodies Ahead of Time 

One of my favorite things about planning a trip is planning fun outfits! From planning for myself and my daughter, and yes sometimes even my husband. Of course you can grab shirts and things upon arrival but there are so many great ones you can get from Small Shops and other places. Some of my favorite places to grab shirts for my trips are Target, Happily Ever Tees,  Oh Yeah Apparel, All Things Cute Designs, and Pretty Little Monograms are some of my favorites. There are other shops out there I love that I have yet to order from but definitely plan to do so. Once Upon Apparel, The Lost Bros, and Magical Monograms are on my list for a few future trips. You can find all these shops over on Instagram and I definitely recommend doing so!

Another item I love to add to my Disney wear is ears. To me they are great for any age and I love them both from the parks and small shops! Here are some of my favorite small shops for ears you can find on instagram, Ears Full of Sugar, Bippity Boppity Brooke, Pixie Made Ears,  and Aloha Ears. I also make bow and floral wire ears over in my shop which you can shop up in the shop tab.

 

From shirts to ears, to bags, pins, buttons, shoes there is so much cute and fun Disney things out there these days from Small Shops and other retailers it’s hard to make decisions on what to purchase!

 

10. Purchase Maker

I honestly can’t recommend this enough. It’s so great to get family pictures while on our trips that are high quality, not to mention not having to ask random strangers to take pictures. Just stop at the photopass photographers and get your pictures. I also love getting to enjoy the moments at character meet and greets while the photopass photographer snaps away. I don’t have to worry about getting pictures of my own most places and it is the best. We have it included with our  annual pass and it’s perfect, but I would totally pay for it if wasn’t part of our pass!

You can read about the perks of an Annual Pass and if it’s right for your family here!

For many Walt Disney World can be a Once in a Lifetime Vacation. For others it becomes a Home Away from Home. Take the time and truly enjoy the process of planning, and planning with your family. When the trip comes don’t sweat it if things don’t all happen the way you plan. Go with the flow, enjoy the family time, the magic and what I feel Disney does best bringing families together on a Magical Vacation. Happy Planning!

DIY Disney Pin Board Ornaments

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We have finally been setting up our office space and I came across all our Disney pins. I decided to  make  some pin boards to add some more art to the office, and actually display our pins. 

When I started thinking about Christmas I thought why can’t I display some of our pins on our Disney tree? So the idea for cork ornaments for my pins came about. 

To make these I used cardboard and cork contact paper which you can find here. You could also use this type of cork but I used what I had at home. The pins popped right through and stayed put. 

Use a large mug or something round to trace the circle on both the cardboard and the contact paper. Cut the shape out and peel the back off the cork and apply to the card board. Trim any excess off. 

I like the look of the plain cork but I also wanted to add a little more so I glitter and modge podge for a few others. To do the glitter, apply modge podge onto the cork and then top with glitter. I dump a ton over top a paper plate and then dump what I don’t use back in. Which is usually like half the container. I really like extra fine glitter for projects like these but regular size works too. Once the glitter has tried top with another coat of modge podge to seal it. 

You can use ribbon or hooks to hang your ornaments. I used a bakers twine for most of mine and ribbon for the purple one I did since my red and white bakers twine didn’t match. 

It was fun to pick out some of our favorite pins to add onto to the tree. We collected the pins from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for several years and they have Just been sitting getting no attention. The Christmas Forever Pin aka Cocoa Queen pin are from Oh Yeah Apparel! 

Garland is from The Fickle Felt Tree

After doing the Christmas Pins I wanted to do some themed with our other favorites. I love Ariel so the purple glitter made since to me and the pins were perfect on there. 

We both love all so many of the Pixar movies so a collage of our favorites was the perfect fit. My husband loves Eeyore so of course I did that one for him.

When we are there in a few weeks I’ll have to do some trading for some Minnie Mouse pins to do one for my daughter. I had planned too but I didn’t have very many to fill an ornament. What is great about these is you can customize them however you want to with pins, glitter and even paint. 

If you collect Disney pins these will be the perfect addition to your Disney tree, or any tree. Do you collect Disney pins and trade them when your in the parks? 

 

Shop some fun Disney Pins!

Have a Cars 3 Family Movie Night!

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Now that my daughter is almost 2 and will sit for a bit and watch a movie, I was super excited to plan a themed family movie night for the whole family. Y’all the Pinterest Mom in me (I’m half Amazon Prime too)  has been waiting for this for so long. 

With the release of Cars 3 I knew it was the perfect first one. I didn’t go crazy over the top but definitely enough to make it fun for all of us. 

My daughter hasn’t seen all of either of the first two Cars movies (because she doesn’t sit all the way through movies) but she loves her Lighting McQueen car, and  her Cars 3 bath toys I snagged this summer in the Target Dollar Spot. She was excited to watch Cars since we left Target with the movie.

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I love Free Printables, so I headed over to one of my favorite blogs Hostess With the Mostess to see what they had, and of course they delivered. I’ve used their printables for my Kentucky Derby Party for years and they have the best party ideas! 

I also found these printable coloring sheets for my daughter to color while I was getting dinner ready from Mom Junction. We only use color wonder markers so the great part about finding the printable sheets is you can print them right onto blank color wonder paper. I can not recommend Color Wonder enough for you s kids. You can find it here, and the printable color sheets are from which can be found here

For dinner we had sliders, and Kraft Cars 3 Mac and Cheese. Super simple but themed great for the night. 

For dessert we had a cozy cone filled with tires (mini chocolate donuts). I made the Cozy Cone myself with just a 12×12 sheet of orange card stock. And then glued taped the side. You can see the steps below. 

I had found some cute Cars suckers at Target right after Halloween and thought those would be a fun addition to the night as well. My daughter also wore some of her favorite pajamas from the Baby Gap for Disney line which are sadly sold out but you can grab some similar ones here

My husband and I have even Cars fans since the first movie came out. We have been itching to get out to Disneyland to Cars Land since it opened. Cars 3 was better than Cars 2 in my opinion, and I absolutely fell in love with Cruz Ramirez. I’m not going to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t seen it but Disney and Pixar did a great job with this movie, and I have to say it’s a must see! Grab your copy here while they are on sale. 


Did you like Cars 3 as much as the other two in the franchise? Which one is your favorite? 

12 Must-Dos at Walt Disney World for Christmas

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It’s November and we can finally start talking about Christmas! I’ve got so many good Christmas things planned for the blog. It’s my favorite time of year, especially in the Disney Parks. Today I wanted to share the must do things when visiting the Disney Parks during the holidays! 

1. Castle Lights Frozen Holiday Wish 

While it’s changed from Cinderella to Elsa the last few years seeing the castle get lit up in all its shimmery glory is probably one of my favorite things of the entire Christmas season at Walt Disney World. 

2. Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hollywood and Dine 

I wasn’t sure what to expect when we did this last year. It was a lot of fun to dine with the characters in their festive clothes, while feasting on holiday food. I will say the food wasn’t my favorite but my daughter and husband were fans. I loved all the desserts, I have a major sweet tooth. 

You get your picture with Santa Goofy upon arrival by a photo pass photographer. Then Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy come around to your table just like at other character meals. There is Christmas decor and music playing, and just really gets you in the spirit. You can now experience  this at both lunch and dinner. 

3. Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House 

This is another one of my favorites, and I even love stopping by the resort and watching the building process. This is a life size gingerbread house, and they actually open a little shop inside where you can purchase different items. They seriously pipe the smell of gingerbread through the resort. 

4. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

It’s the Spirit of the Season you can feel it in the air. From Snow on Main Street USA, hot cocoa and cookies, special character meet in greets in their holiday best, a night time parade, fireworks and snow on Main street it’s one of my favorite events of the holiday season. 

Last year it got a bit of an upgrade with different types of cookies, and snow cones at different stations instead of just hot cocoa and snickerdoodles like it’s been for years. It was a much appreciated upgrade. I loved the peppermint bark cookie! 

 

5. Meet Santa 

Nothing is more special than meeting Santa at Walt Disney World. One of my favorites was about 5 years ago when he was meeting right in the front middle of the park. We got pictures with Santa at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the castle in the background and it’s one of my favorite pictures and memories. He doesn’t do that anymore sadly but you can still meet him at the party, Disney Springs, Hollywood Studios, and with Mrs. Claus in the World Showcase at Epcot. 

6. Christmas through the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts

All the resorts get decked out for Christmas as well. The Disney’s Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach, Club and Contemporary Resort all have different Gingerbread structures as well. 

 

 

I love the trees at both Disney’s  Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge as well with their huge open lobby’s the trees are just spectacular. Honestly the decor everywhere is just perfect. 

All the Parks have trees, decor, and music of course. With all of them having their own special things for the season!

7. Holidays around the World at Disney’s Epcot 

Last year they added various food booths to Holidays Around World at Epcot which was a fun addition. My favorite of this celebration however is what I like to all Santa’s around the World. While it’s not Santa in every country there are Story Tellers in each country. In France is Pierre Noel they tell the story of Pierre Noel and Christmas in France. I’m Mexico it’s the Three Kings. I love going place to place to learn more about their cultures and Christmas. 

Father Christmas in the United Kingdom
Pierre Noel in France
Pierre Noel
Morocco
Japan

8. Candlelight Processional at Disney’s Epcot 

Celebrate the Reason for the Season. This one is amazing. With a Cast choir and celebrity narrators it’s a do not miss! The story of Christmas is told. I love that the true reason for the season is celebrated. The choir is amazing and there are some great narrators lined up. The seats fill up fast, so get there early. You can actually make dining reservations with seating for Candlelight and that’s a really nice perk to have. 

9. Pick out Special Holiday Merchandise 

Some of the best merchandise Disney comes out with each year is their holiday merchandise. From ornaments, to festive ears and hats, mugs and more. We always love to get an ornament each and every trip for our Disney tree. 

Not going to the parks for Christmas and still want in on some of the fun? Check out some of the items below and you can shop them over at Shop Disney! 

10. Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail and Decor at Disney Springs 

New just last year Disney added a trial of themed trees to see at Disney Springs. Sadly it started the day after we left but I can tell you it’s still a must see. From Minnie, to The Little Mermaid and more new ones coming this season make sure to add this to part of your Disney Christmas Itinerary. 

Snow people at Disney Springs

11. Take a ride on the Jingle Cruise at Disney’s Magic Kingdom 

Starting November 2nd this year Guest can enjoy a Christmas themed ride on the Jungle Cruise which has been transformed to the Jingle Cruise. 

The Jungle Cruise is decked out with Christmas cheer, even the script changes a bit. As always there were Boats and Jokes, and fun to be had by all!

 

12. Eat All the Festive Treats 

Ok but really calories don’t count at Disney right? There are so many fun festive treats through the parks. Cake Pops, Cup Cakes, Rice Krispy Treats, Peppermint Mochas on Main Street, Peppermint bark samples at Ghirardelli. My absolute favorite the Holiday Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich in Disney Springs. ( ya I know it’s now available year around) There is something for everyone and you should enjoy it. 

Holiday Sandwich

 

Special Treats at MVMCP at the Cone Shop

 

Christmas Treats in the Confectionary at Magic Kingdom
Cranberry Mojito Shop Ears here

Disney really makes the Christmas Season extra magical. There is so much to see and do. While I still miss the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights I’m excited to see the new entertainment coming to Hollywood Studios this holiday season. What are your favorite things to do around the Disney Parks and Resorts during the holidays? 

 

Gap X Disney Favorites- It’s Friends and Family Weekend!

Gap X Disney Favorites- It’s Friends and Family Weekend!

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I have fallen in love with the Disney x Gap collaboration and since its release over a year ago it honestly just keeps getting better. Gone are the days of basic cartoon characters just being thrown on clothes, they now have really become stylish. Gap’s friends and family sale is this weekend and I wanted to share some of my favorites from the current collection. Get 40% off your purchase instore and online, and 50% off if you use your Gap card. Plus shipping is free on all online orders so it’s a great time to grab a few cute things!

We love Minnie Mouse in this house, and I just love how cute these pieces are. We have an older style of the leggings with Minnie and Daisy on them and they are soft, wash so well and just make my daughter happy when she has them on. I am obsessed with the overalls, I just think overalls are so cute on kids but on the brink of potty training I don’t think they will be completely practical for us.

 

Gap has so much cure buffalo plaid right now and I couldn’t be more in love, but the fact that they added into their Disney Collection is just the icing on the plate! There is some cute stuff for the little boys too!

These were some of our favorite tops from the Beauty and the Beast collection they had this Spring.

 

While we aren’t in that next stage yet I often find myself admiring the selection in the older girls section at many stores. Gap Kids in one of them. They really have done a fantastic job at creating fun Disney pieces for little girls moving to that next stage of life. They have a fit line for older girls!

I’m a girl mama, but the clothes for little boys at gap are so cute! I have friends expecting twin boys and recently purchased them the cutest 7 Dwarfs sleepers and hats. When I was shopping for them I wanted to buy all the things. I just love how cute and classic some of these pieces look without feeling super cheesy. 

Probably one of my favorite parts about the Boys collection is all the Star Wars things. They have really done a great job with these pieces. I also know several smaller adults who buy some pieces in the boys section to add to their Disney Style. Sadly I’m just too tall or I would do the same on a few pieces. 

 

 

 

We have many sleepwear pieces, and I really love them. They wash well. don’t shrink much and are so soft. That is one thing I love about Gap’s sleepwear.

These Snow White pajamas were our first pair, and my daughter literally wore them out.

Before I became a Mom I kinda vowed my kid wouldn’t have the character sneakers, and shoes. However with brands like Mini Melissa (we love ours get them here), Vans and Baby Gap making them so cute now I guess that’s changed. But honestly all the new cute ones look nothing like character shoes used to. My favorites are the girls Mary Janes and high top sneakers. Both at such a good price during the sale!

 

 

Disney accessories are some of my favorite things. Gap has created such a great line of hats, bags and other items for this collection. I love the Minnie Mouse Ears because they fit my daughters head so much better than most others. 

 

There is not a ton of things for adults but there has been a few here and there. However I have been eyeing the joggers below since I saw them in the store. They are so soft and I could see myself wearing them around the house all the time.


It is the season, so why not stock up on some super cute Christmas goodies during the sale. I love all the pajamas, but there are some cute tops for kids too!

So what are you thinking of grabbing this weekend? Do you love this line for your kids as much as I do?

Mickey Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treat

Mickey Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treat

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The Mickey pumpkin is probably one of my favorite things about Halloween. It’s just so darn cute! I have this amazing Mickey coffee mug I got years ago that started my collection and I could drink from it every day until Halloween. 

I even made a wreath similar to the one on Main Street for my front door. The Mickey Pumpkin is really about as Halloween as I get in the decor area.

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I wanted to create a fun Mickey treat for Halloween and what’s better than Rice  Krispy  treats. They are easy and can be done so any different ways. So here is what you need: 

Rice Krispies 

Marshmallows 

Butter 

Mini Reese cups (or Rolos) 

Orange food coloring 

Wax paper 

Green M&M’s (optional) 

Melting chocolate 

Sprinkles (if you want to decorate some) 

Mickey Cookie cutter 

*Cookie Cutter Tip- Disney sells an actual cookie cutter but it’s huge. I recently bought the sandwich cutter and it’s perfect for cookies, sandwiches, and Rice Krispy treats. You can find it here. 

Follow the recipe on the box of Rice Krispies. Melt the butter, then add the marshmallows and melt and this is where I add the orange food coloring in. Just add until you get the color you want.  Then add you Rice Krispies and stir them in. 

Spread the mixture on wax paper. I love these individually portioned sheets. You want to make it at least half an inch thick so they aren’t too flimsy. Let them cool just a bit and then you want to start cutting them before they completely firm up that way you can re roll out the excess to get more. 

Melt a small amount of your melting chocolate. Spread the chocolate across the bottom of the Reese and attach in the middle for the pumpkin stem. You can also add a green M&M to be like a leaf. Then you have a cute little Mickey Pumpkin. 

We wanted to spread a little extra magic and kindness to some of the neighbor kids so we wrapped some up in these little treat bags and tied with ribbon for a fun little Halloween treat. Happy Halloween!