The Disney Gals are thrilled and honored to welcome back Lynne Hartke to Guest Author Sunday!
Two Generations of Disney Birthday Parties
By Lynne Hartke
When my children were growing up, they enjoyed choosing the theme for their birthday parties, and it was no surprise that Disney characters were often the master of ceremonies. With the help of a file of ripped out magazine clippings, our imaginations, and a few party planning books, we were able to create some fantastic memories:
A 101 Dalmatian party when Zach was six, complete with construction paper ears and collars with dog tags and a dog cake with oreos for the spots.
A Little Mermaid party when Katelyn was five that included looking for treasure in the backyard.
A Peter Pan party with pirates, a search for a ticking alarm clock and an alligator cake.
A Lion King party when Aleah was six with animal masks for all the guests.
A Minnie Mouse party when Katelyn was seven, where guest played, “Pin the hair bow on Minnie” and ate a Minnie cake with frosting so black it did creepy things to everyone’s teeth for their photo moment in front of the camera.
My youngest is now a senior in high school and my other three children are grown. My days of party planning for my children are over, I am sad to say.
But wait, now I am a grandma!
And with the help of Pinterest, online sites, themed blogs and still the good ol’ imagination, my grandson, Micah, had a fabulous first birthday party, planned by his mom, themed around Winnie the Pooh.
Balloons greeted guests when they walked in the door.