We can spend so much time planning for a birthday party or even just a slumber party. Some of us love the idea of everything “Pinterest-worthy” – but remember how it used to be a lot more simple to throw a party? When we were young our parents didn’t have Pinterest – we used party supplies from the party store and called it a day. Now that Lennox has been having friends over for parties and slumber parties with our neighbors – I have found just the right mix between store bought and a little customization thanks to Pinterest! We are in the midst of planning a sleepover and though I would share what I have done to make it a little easier on myself and hopefully you too!
Lennox has a friend sleeping over in 2 weeks and she wanted to have it be extra special and when I asked her which Disney Junior character she wanted the theme to be – she chose Minnie Mouse! That would have been my last guess for her to pick – but I’m glad she did! Minnie Mouse goes back to the roots of Disney and there are so many cute Minnie items available!
We headed to Walmart this weekend and purchased a bunch of things, just in time for her slumber party. First we were happy to find that Walmart has a whole line of Disney Junior bedding. whether you are looking for Minnie Mouse, Doc McStuffin’s or even Sofia the First – Walmart has you covered!
Once we found a new blanket and pillow – we headed over to the party supplies. This is where the convenience factor of having such cute decorations – at an affordable price – makes party planning so easy for us moms (and dads)! We found some super cute Minnie Mouse supplies – plates, napkins, cups, tablecloth, etc. Lennox was so excited to put together a “grand picnic” when its slumber party time!
We gathered a few more items around the store (you can find Minnie Mouse in almost every department!) and headed home! Lennox couldn’t wait to get everything out and make her plans for the slumber party! The Minnie Mouse nightgown was one of her favorites.
She also picked out some slippers – although they weren’t Minnie Mouse she did pick another Disney Junior character – Lamby from DocMcstuffins. Everyone needs cuddles sometimes!
So we have our party supplies and our bedtime supplies – Lennox requested I make a special treat for after dinner! I decided to make some Minnie Mouse cupcakes! All you need is a frosted cupcake, mini Oreos and some thin pink or red ribbon. You can make your favorite cupcakes, or even use store bought cupcakes – whatever is easier for you! I’m all about saving time!
If you are planning on of our child’s first slumber party – use this checklist to help you stay organized and not forget anything!
So what do you do to make your slumber parties special? Lennox isn’t old enough to have a big slumber party yet – but just having 1 friend or cousin over is so exciting for her and I can’t wait to hear all those little girl giggles at bedtime, again soon!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and the #JuniorCelebrates campaign. All opinions and photos are 100% my own.