Here is a great way to celebrate a birthday: go to the happiest place on earth (Disneyland). There are so many ways to take your party to the princess’ palace and have a blast at any age.
I suggest using Evite as you can include so many more details that on paper.
Body of the invite:
We can hardly believe it’s true.
Our little girl is turning two!
Grab your mouse ears and save the date
We’re going to Disneyland to celebrate
“Oh, Toodles…Look who is turning (age). Join us for a fun celebration at Mickey’s Clubhouse.”
Join us for a Goofy good time with Mickey and all his clubhouse friends as we celebrate (Name’s) birthday!
Have fun with the main message. Brainstorm words that go with the person’s name and age along with characters from Disneyland.
You can also customize the guest responses in your Evite to the ones below:
Who’s coming?—>See ya soon!
If you want to mail or hand out invitations here are a few resources:
For younger kids it is important to plan in rest time and meals into your day. You might consider getting a hotel room near the park so you have a warm/cool place to take a nap and get bundled up for the evening. You might want to create a schedule so all the guests would know where the birthday girl would be throughout the day. This will encouraged guests to get the most out of the park, but also balanced with celebrating with a young child.
Fantasyland – 9am to noon
Lunch at Tomorrowland Terrace –noon to 1pm
Toon Town – 1pm to 3pm
Tomorrowland – 3pm to 4pm
The Plaza Inn Birthday Party (details below) – 2pm to 3pm
Adventureland – 3pm to 5pm
Disneyland Railroad – 5pm to 6pm
Dinner and rest off site – 6pm to 8pm
Fantasmic – 9pm to 10pm
Make sure to look at the parade and show schedule for the specific date you will be at the park. Watching a show will allow your feet to rest and get away from all the crowds.
My Disneyland Birthday Party:
For reservations, information and pricing, please call (714) 781-DINE. Hosted by Pat E. Cake, a fun-filled celebration featuring music, merriment, laughter and cake decorating — with a special appearance by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. All Guests receive a party hat, souvenir sipper cup, mini birthday cake, icing and cake toppings., The Plaza Inn Birthday Party takes place Monday thru Friday at 2pm, and lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour. $15.99 per person.
Additional Resources for your Disneyland trip:
*Personal-Size Party Cake and Princess Jewelry Box ($15), can be ordered at any full service restaurant
*At City Hall ask for a Birthday Sticker. The birthday sticker entitles you to special treatment from the Disneyland Cast Members, who will always happily tell you Happy Birthday.
*Rider Swap: Take advantage of the Rider Swap policy, which lets adult Guests take turns waiting with youngsters too small or may not want to ride a certain attraction and then “swap” with another adult Guest from their party so both can experience the ride without standing in line twice.
*IPhone users can download apps to get attraction wait times, a park map and so much more. Visit ITunes and search Disneyland.
For a fun keepsake you can get mouse ears for guests to wear at the park or take home so the fun continues. Here are 2 ideas depending on the price range.
Mickey Cubhouse Ears
Personalized Mouse Ears, just like you get at the park
I always love it when I see little girls at Disneyland wearing the princess dresses. If you decide to do this make sure your little one is comfortable and warm. Here are a few available from the Disney Store.