Monday, January 26, 2015

We're Hosting A #DisneySide @Home Celebration!!

Don't you just love Disney mail - whether it comes via email, USPS or UPS it's always REALLY GOOD MAIL!! I recently received some of that really good mail letting me know that I had been chosen to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration. And yes, I did a happy dance and it was just as amazing as finding out last year. :)

When I think of my #DisneySide I immediately think of my fabulous Disney Gal Pals!! Though we have never met face-to-face I feel as close them as sisters. I couldn't love them more if we got to see each other every single day(that would be sooooo awesome!). So when I found out my friends Beth of A Disney Mom's Thoughts and Didi of DIStherapy were hosting a party, but my friend Beth from Pursuing the Magic wasn't I had to do the next logical thing - invite her to be my co-host.  So please welcome Beth!! (Insert applause)

Beth & I are veering off of the beaten path and hosting a joint in person/cyber-party. I will have the complete and utter honor of being at Walt Disney World with the amazing Didi for the Princess Half Marathon, as well as, several of our great Disney blogging friends.  We are going to host the party from there, but our friends who won't be there with us will be joining via Skype or FaceTime!! I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am, I'm not sure if there are even words in the English language to properly describe it!!

I'm going to let Beth announce our party theme, so be sure you are following her on Facebook, Twitter and at Pursuing The Magic. I love Disney for so many reasons, but bringing this wonderful lady into my life is right at the top of the list. She is nothing short of amazing and really knows how to throw a great party. :)

We are so honored to be hosting a #DisneySide @Home Celebration!! Thanks Maria Baily of BSM Media and Disney Parks for this amazing opportunity!!

I will be sharing the reveal of our fabulous party goods in the next couple of days - be watching!!

Have a Magical Day!!
Donna Kay

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Walt Disney World Special Offer

As a travel professional with the WDW Guru Travel Team I love keeping you informed whenever there is a new special offer from Disney.  Here is the latest discounts announced yesterday.  

Or, you can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when they book between Feb. 17-March 28, 2015 for stays most nights March 2-June 15, 2015.
Great rates are also available for stays most nights Feb. 22-March 1, 2015.
You can receive also 1 more ticket day FREE when you upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Ticket.
Booking Window:
Dec. 29, 2014 – Feb. 16, 2015
Feb. 17-March 28, 2015
Travel Window:
Feb. 22-June 15, 2015
Or take advantage of this Kid-Sized Offer
Families of 3 can enjoy 3 nights at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort with 2-day theme park tickets for just $889 most Sunday through Thursday nights April 12-May 21, 2015 and May 25-28, 2015 when they book Dec. 29, 2014-Feb. 16, 2015.
Or, families of 3 can enjoy 3 nights at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort with 2-day theme park tickets for just $909 when they book Feb. 17-March 28, 2015.
Great rates are also available for stays most nights Feb. 22-June 15, 2015.
Booking Window:
Dec. 29-Feb. 16, 2015
Feb. 17-March 28, 2015
Travel Window:
April 12-May 21, 2015
-May 25-28, 2015
When you are ready to book I would love to help you plan your Magical Walt Disney World Vacation. Please feel free to contact me in the most convenient way for you:
Request your free, no obligation quote today! And remember...Planning is when the magic begins!

Have a Magical Day!
Donna Kay

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas from Guru Donna Kay!

I wanted to pause for a moment during this busy time and wish each of you the Merriest of Christmases, and the Happiest of New Years!! I also want to thank each of you for every visit you've made to Guru Donna Kay, every Pin you've added or rePinned on Pinterest, every Like on Facebook and every Follow on Twitter. You support means the world to me!! 

This Holiday Season I hope you are surrounded by the people you love, have plenty to eat, and help fill a room with laughter.  Until next year...

Have a Magical Christmas!
Donna Kay

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Disney Party Boards - Happy Birthday Mickey!

Today is a very special day! It's Mickey's Birthday and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than a Disney Party Board!

Happy 86th Birthday Mickey Mouse!

  1. Mickey Food Table - There are so many things I love about this food table from Hostess With The Mostest! I love the simplicity of it, not too many patterns or designs, just an awesome chalkboard art as the focal point. Even the choice of platters and containers allow the food to be the star.
  2. Mickey Cups - So cute and simple! I'm Quite Crafty did a great job, and you could even add real white buttons for some added texture.
  3. Mickey Name Sign - ...At Studio D did such a great job with this name sign designed with Mickey in mind. It's designed using a wood board with letters you can find in your local arts and crafts store. 
  4. Mickey Rice Krispy Treats - Why not bring some of your favorite Disney Parks snacks into the party, just like The Blairs did. Here we have a perennial favorite of rice krispy treats, but you could do your favorite cupcakes or candy apples or even a dole whip!
  5. Mickey Cupcakes - These cupcakes from The Sellers are adorable, and very doable. Remember cupcake wrappers lose their color when you bake the cupcakes. You can use white cupcake wrappers for baking then place them in a new red wrapper after they have cooled.
  6. Mickey Photo Booth - I love this Mickey Frame that K+P=3 used for their birthday party. You can find lots of Mickey photo props on the Internet to make yourself, or you can always purchase some on Etsy. The key to great pictures from a photo booth is a good backdrop. Black and white Mickey wrapping paper or fabric would work great, for an even simpler verson chose plain red. 
  7. Mickey Utensils - Alisha Kay Designs on has these cute cutlery sets for sell on Etsy and what could be simpler than just opening the box and displaying them? If you want to make your own version, recreating them should be pretty simple and it's something you can do ahead of time so you don't have to worry about making them on the day of the party. 
  8. Mickey Trail Mix - The Blairs did it again with this trail mix that is a nod to Mickey. I think the key to making this so cute is the red, yellow and brown M&M's, so be sure to add plenty. More chocolate is never a bad thing!!
  9. Mickey Pizza - This pizza made by My Boys & Their Toys is almost too cute to eat! To make it even better - everyone loves pizza so it's a crowd pleaser too!
  10. Mickey Cake - How awesome is this cake - and the link is to a tutorial from Rose Bakes so you can make your own Mickey cake, complete with mouse ears!
  11. Mickey Pretzel Rods - Another favorite from Goody's Candy Company here - and Robyn's Online World has a tutorial for making them at home. Dipped pretzels are so cute, but they are really easy to do.
  12. Mickey Sandwiches - Kara's Party Ideas is one of my go to sites when planning these party boards. I knew I would find something, like these Mickey Icon sandwiches, I just had to put on this party board.
  13. Mickey Bowling - Here's a party activity that is so easy and fun! Stack toilet paper rolls that had been marked to spell out Mickey Mouse.  Have the kids knock them over throwing or rolling a ball. Another great idea I found at Kara's Party Ideas!
  14. Mickey Fruit Salad - Watermelon is always a hit with kids -and me!! Use your cookie cutters to make Mickey shapes and add with other favorite fresh fruits to make a easy and healthy addition to the party fare. Thanks again Kara!
  15. Mickey Favors -  These cute little party favors (which double as decor) are from Stinkystuff's shop on Etsy. You could make your own version using red, black and yellow jelly beans with a "thank you" tag attached.
  16. Mickey Invitation - These vintage Mickey invitations from CartaCoture on Etsy are fabulous! I would love to have them for a party of my own!
  17. Mickey Bean Bag Toss - The Sellers made this bean bag toss from cardboard.  Have a line for preschoolers, one for young kids and one for bigger kids.  Fun Mickey prizes from Dollar Tree or Walmart are easy to find.
If you have any Mickey Birthday Party ideas to share I would love to hear them.  You can share them in the comments below.
Happy Happy Birthday Mickey!  I hope you have a Magical Day filled with Pixie Dust!!

Donna Kay
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