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Over the years I’ve created a bunch of mini parties and my goal is always to create something that is filled with fun, age appropriate activities for the kids, looks cute pulled together and any parent can do. So you won’t find overly complicated DIY’s or party food here.
Instead I’d much rather you enjoy the time with your kids and not stress over your scepter cake pops turning out perfect. The kids won’t remember that. They will remember having fun and being allowed to be kids!
Recently we checked out Elena of Avalor and I shared why I was excited about her arrival on the Disney Channel (she appears Fridays at 7:30pm EST) A while back I bought a little bar cart and it has become my go-to party station on wheels. It’s the perfect height for kids to be able to help themselves and since it has two levels I can squeeze a lot of supplies into a small space.
The top level of my cart was set up with pre-poured bottles of lemonade and a special Elena Of Avalor popcorn mix. Because, at least in this family if you’re watching a movie or a show popcorn legitimizes it as a viewing party.
I air popped some popcorn and didn’t add any butter or salt to it. Instead I added some red and orange peanut butter M&M’s. Elena’s dress is bright red and she has orange flowers in her hair so this felt appropriate. I added a small stack of gold buckets from the Target dollar section to the cart along with an ice scoop so kids could scoop their own popcorn.
We received an Elena of Avalor party kit from Disney which had this thin gold rope string and some embroidery floss in it to make bracelets just like Elena’s. You can grab both at your local craft store. I would allow for a skein of floss per child and my favorite color is the DMC embroidery floss color 3846 which looks like a true turquoise. You can find the gold rope string in the ribbon section.
After some experimenting it felt like 12 pieces of gold string and 12 pieces of embroidery floss were the right combination. You can precut them and tie them, leaving one at each place setting or if the kids are old enough, let them do all the work and cut their own and extend the activity. Just be sure you have a few pairs of scissors at hand.
Tie the 24 strands together with a smaller piece of gold string, and leave the excess for now. Then divide the 24 strands into 2 equal parts (mixing turquoise and gold) and let the kids braid it. When they’re done you can size it to their wrists and use the excess thread from your initial tie to secure it and complete the bracelet.
Our party kit also came with some Elena of Avalor fortune tellers which Kayla and I folded up with care. Note – six and seven year olds are way better than they parents at doing this. We left them in a basket on the bottom of the cart along with some gold spray painted cardboard tubes incase anyone needed an Elena of Avalor scepter. For the most part they just enjoyed using them as fortune tellers.
And of course I needed my own simple DIY project. Elena has a beautiful flower comb in her hair covered in apricot mallow flowers native to the baja area. I wanted to reinterpret that into a simple project a child Kayla’s age could easily make and wear. You can see my Elena of Avalor Orange Flower Clip DIY tutorial here.
After those fun activities we settled in for the premiere of Elena of Avalor on the Disney Channel with a cuddly version of Skylar. From now on you can tune in Fridays at 7:30pm/6:30 CST.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Disney and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.