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15 Things we Can Learn From Disney: Brought to You By #JazzLovesDisney

This is a sponsored post from Disney Music and One2One Network. All opinions are always my own.  I truly enjoyed Jazz Loves Disney!Jazz Loves DisneyThere’s something about the music from Disney movies that just makes your heart happy.  It had never occurred to me before how much Disney music is Jazz, or influenced by it.  Sitting here listening to Jazz Loves Disney is so incredibly relaxing.  Such an awesome collection of songs redone into a jazz sound!  It definitely is a happy mellow I’ve got going on!  It’s awesome that the kids love it too, since it makes them think of their favorite Disney movies!  There is so much talent compiled on this one disc!  I honestly could not say it better than the quote on the Amazon album description:

Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most beautiful and symbolic tunes of Walt Disney’s magic world, as if nothing was too good for the stars when they revisited the classics and the sweet childhood memories connected to them.

Available November 18, 2016, Disney Loves Jazz is a must have for your music collection.  Inspiration, relaxation and a great new way to introduce the little ones to Jazz!  I love that you can even order it on Vinyl!  Just trust me, this one is one you will want to listen to over and over again!

I love the French version of  Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo performed by Stacy Kent.  Her voice is amazingly smooth and the words in French seem so beautiful to me!  French is the language of love for a reason, but I think the beauty in it is the most ‘love’ one can find!  The Bare Necessities is so much fun too!  It already had it’s own jazz feeling and these artists put it over the top!  They had me moving as I listen to Jazz Loves Disney!

Jazz Loves Disney Playlist

  1. Dreams can come true and even if the dreams don’t turn out the way we wanted them, they can be just as good or even better!  (Big Hero 6)
  2.  Being a Princess doesn’t mean that everything is always handed to you. (Thanks to my favorite Disney movie! The Princess & The Frog)
  3.  Friends are always important, even if they don’t do the right thing. (Toy Story)
  4. We have to learn from the past, not dwell on it.  (The Lion King)
  5.  True value comes in ‘who’ not ‘what’.  (Aladdin)
  6.  Being an ungrateful, petulant child is annoying. (okay, so this is one you are reminded of if your toddler insists on watching Beauty and the Beast over and OVER and over again!)  I had never quite grasped what an ungrateful child Belle was.  Don’t believe me, just watch it over and over. You’ll get it!  Stinks too because that is one of my very favorites!
  7.  It is better to be yourself, people will love you for who you really are. (The Little Mermaid)
  8.  Keep going, no matter what! (Thanks Dory, Finding Nemo & Finding Dory)
  9.  Listen to your inner voice.  It’s probably right.  (Pinocchio)
  10.  Tough times teach us and make us better, even inspire us..  (Mulan and Mulan 2)
  11.  There are tons of things to learn from people who aren’t like us. (Pocahontas)
  12.  Life is ever changing but each part a new beginning! (Up!)
  13.  Ohana.  Family.  The most important of anything. (Lilo & Stitch)
  14.  It’s okay to be different!  Accept who we are!  (Wreck It Ralph)
  15.  Always dream big for the future! (Meet the Robinsons’)

Originally posted 2016-11-10 20:54:17.

#DisneySide @Home Celebration Party

DisneySwagMy friends and I had the most awesome time with a group of very excited little ones!  Much planning happened, but we can talk about that another time!  Today, I want to tell you all about our DisneySide party!  My bestie and I had a ton of fun planning!  We even got her girl to join us in coming up with the games and leading them!

In the picture is the fabulous swag provided for our party!  The inspiration for the bags came from Pinterest!  Follow the link to check out my board.  The cards came straight from my Bestie’s imagination!  She is amazing!  I used the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to cut the castle out and we traced and cut Mickey’s head with a cookie cutter.  I thought they turned out pretty great!

The Games

OlafWe found this printable Olaf via A Thrifty Mom.  I took it to the local print shop and had it blown up then laminated.  Altogether it cost about $5 and an hour or so of time.  As for Olaf’s nose, my Bestie cut out carrot shaped pieces from foam.  We stuck on some sticky tack, blind folded the kiddos and sent them on.  The laughter that filled the room was priceless!  Couldn’t have thought of a better way to let them enjoy the game!  They went back repeatedly to re-pin the nose as eventually the game became what was the silliest place to pin it.  LOL.  Love the sound of children’s laughter!

balloons  Included in our DisneySide @Home Celebration Party pack were yellow balloons.  Initially, we couldn’t figure out what to do with them.  We decided to hang them from the ceiling as part of the decorations but the kids had more fun ideas.  Balloon fights and games ensued and kept the party hoppin’!




bingoAnother fabulous addition to the party pack was Disney Bingo.  The kiddos had fun playing using super yummy skittles to keep their Bingo spots!  No worries about cheating, I think they’d rather have eaten them than added in extras!


foodLast but certainly not least we had to have some yummy snacks!  The kids enjoyed hot dogs, cheetos, fruits, veggies and just loved cupcakes!  I don’t know if the party or the sugar hyped them up more, but they sure had tons of fun!

I can’t wait to have another fabulous party!  All of our Moms are looking forward to booking a reservation at Disney!  We hooked them up with a wonderful woman to help them plan the perfect vacation and look forward to hearing their amazing stories!  If you are needing help planning, be sure and check out this page!  Let her know My Crafty Zoo sent ya!  They will help you get the vacation of your dreams!  I’m looking forward to being able to plan one of my own!

All in all, the party was a huge success!  We had happy children and happy Mommies!  Not a single complaint!  Especially when the little ones went home and went straight to bed!  Pretty good night for all of us if I do say so myself!


Originally posted 2014-03-20 06:27:17.