Creating a Disney World Survival Kit with a @Home Celebration

Posted on: April 27th, 2015 by

We received a party pack from Mom Select at no charge, to show our DisneySide.
We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with
families information about fun ways to plan a Disney World trip from home.


If you’ve followed some of our discussions and posts the last few months you know not only are we all big Disney fans, but we are planning our first family vacation to Disney World. Let me clarify… almost every Jersey Family Fun mom has been to Disney World multiple times EXCEPT me! I’ve only been once and next week we are bringing my boys for the first time. To say we are excited would be an understatement.


We are ecstatic!


In fact, while my family and I have been planning for 6-8 months, my boys still have no idea. My friends are amazed I’ve kept the secret this long. Of course as the days get closer, it’s getting harder and harder to contain my excitement. I can not wait for that moment to surprise them. Yes, we’ll be sharing it with you. This video shows their excitement over just seeing a box of stuff Disney sent us.


When Disney and BSM Media invited us to host a multigenerational DisneySide party at home to talk about planning Disney trips, we had to say yes. We’ve been planning this trip with the grandparents since the fall, but as a newcomer there’s still so much I wanted and needed to learn.

Disney or Bust (2)


One of my biggest questions about visiting Disney World has been what do we need to bring?

Our Disney friends sent us some great items for our party that not only made the party more festive but gave us a great party theme. Between fun games, challenging trivia, and yummy treats we created a Disney World Survival Kit of all the things adults and kids feel you need to bring to Disney World for a great trip. We’re sharing that with you below. And since no trip is complete without a few new items, especially Mickey-inspired ones, we’ll be sharing a Disney Travel Guide with you later this week.


To help our guests get their #DisneySide on, we of course had to set the mood. Using some Disney party decor and printables we got our home Disney-fied. Prints from an earlier Disney on the Road event and garlands sent to us transformed boring walls into something magical. We used Disney printables to create our snack tags and found these great popcorn holders at our local dollar store.


mickey mouse snacks


Since no party is complete without games and activities, we had plenty to chose from. We created Disney Tree of Life family trees, again from Disney printables available to anyone. We played pin the smile on Mickey, that brought out some adorable moments from our kids. But it was the epic Disney Trivia Battle that resulted in the most laughs and “ohh I didn’t know that”. We kept guests on their toes and always having fun while mixing in new Disney knowledge.


Mickey Mouse Games


What’s the highlight of any party? CAKE! And our cake would not disappoint. With the Mickey Mouse cake pan and the Duff Tie-Dye cake mix we created an amazing Mickey Mouse cake. I don’t think I can take all the credit though. I am sure some pixie dust must have been flying for me to pull this off.


Tie dye mickey mouse cake


It was a magical time…. so much so that when I later interviewed my six year old on his thoughts about Disney World, this was his response.


We’re so thankful for the opportunity to host this party for Disney and to learn from all of our Disney fanatic friends who brought their own magic to the party as well as some great ideas for that Disney Survival Kit.


Disney Survival Kit Items

Don’t leave home without packing these items for your trip to Disney.

  • Disney Survival Kit picCamera
  • Tote bags
  • Phone
  • Autograph books, pens, & stickers
  • Cards, games, coloring books, and crayons
  • Pencils
  • Laundry detergent
  • Tea bags
  • Luggage tags
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Water bottles
  • Cash

Learn more about our list and why we chose those items in the video below.


To see more Disney World Survival Kit photos and pictures from our Disney @Home Celebration visit our Facebook album.


Visit for party-planning inspiration and even more ways you can let your Disney Side shine.


What would be in your Disney Survival Kit?


In full disclosure this #DisneySide @Home Celebration was sponsored by BSM Media, Disney and their partners. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share fun Disney ideas with you. All opinions are our own based on our experience.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys start to become teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 7 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

One thought on “Creating a Disney World Survival Kit with a @Home Celebration

  1. Christy says:

    Love the Mickey cake!!

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