“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.” -Winnie the Pooh
When I started blogging I didn’t have any real expectations. I began writing because I wanted to share my stories and encourage others. I never dreamed it would take me to where I am today. But now that it has, I realize God’s plan was much bigger than mine, which is the case more often than not.
When my friend Kim of The Parentologist reached out to me to see if I would be interested in co-hosting an influencer event at The Happiest Place on Earth I jumped at the chance. Right away we knew we wanted to plan a fun, no stress, mom’s day out with some other Disney loving ladies. Our goal of the event was to cultivate friendships and encourage one another in this journey of blogging and social media, which can at times be lonely when most of your “friends” you have never met in real life.
Once we had the date, time, and invites, we knew we wanted to spoil all the mama’s attending with a few wonderful surprises. So we contacted some of our favorite companies to see if they would be interested in working with us to make the day even more special. Plus, after talking to a few of my Disney friends I was also able to get us priority seating to see the Frozen show at the Hyperion theater at Disney’s California Adventure Park. The show was gorgeous and the talent knocked it out of the park.
If you saw my post last week, you got a sneak peak at our event sponsor; Cosatto USA. They have the most adorable strollers and we were able to cruise Disneyland in style with their supa dupa double stroller. Not only did we stroll with the cutest wheels, but they were also the sponsor of our lunch for the event. It was so amazing to be able to treat all the moms to a wonderful sit down lunch at Carnation Plaza, thanks to Cosatto USA.
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The next show stopper of the event were the Disney Baby backpacks from Petunia Pickle Bottom. We got so much attention walking around with these fun and gorgeous bags, people were stopping us to ask us where we got them. This particular backpack has so many great compartments and the bottom even has an insulated pocket to keep all your snacks from melting on a hot day. This is honestly the BEST Disneyland bag! In case you were wondering, this style was just released and you can now buy them on their website. Thank you so much to Petunia Pickle Bottom for being so generous to all of our Disney mommies, we love our bags!
To help keep our mama’s and kiddo’s healthy and happy we contacted KIND Snacks. They very generously sent over a plethora of delicious snacks, all of which are gluten free, which is perfect for me since I recently eliminated gluten from my diet. I live off of their bars and snacks and haven’t met a flavor I didn’t like!;) Thank you KIND, not only did you keep our bellies and bodies happy, but you also curbed my sweet tooth!
To help protect our moms we had the best sunscreen giving us coverage. COOLA Suncare partnered with us to give us the best love for our skin with their plant based products. Being in the sun all day at Disneyland you definitely need to have sunscreen, COOLA is not greasy and gives all day coverage. They sent us two versions, one Mineral Sport SPF 50 for mom and one Mineral Baby SPF 50. If you have never checked them out, I highly suggest heading over there.
Next up we wanted to add something fun for everyone to wear at the event. How perfect is this Cali Mama hat made in collaboration with Weestructed and LovedbyHannahandEli. We loved our new hats and they were perfect for all of our California Disney loving moms. You should definitely check out their shops, they have the cutest tees and hats.
We were also spoiled by Magic Kingdom Mamas. These ladies are the epitome of Disneyland. Not only do they always have the first news about anything Disney, but they have such a cute shop called MKM Supply. They supplied all of us ladies with their “Magic Kingdom Mamas” button as well as a very generous gift card to find more goodies.
One of my other personal favorite shops that joined in on our fun was Mouse Vibes. I have worked with Kristina a few times before so I was super excited she wanted to help with our event. She sent over the most adorable Minnie themed gift cards to her shop, which only leaves me with one problem, how do I choose?
A special treat for our moms and their nails was polish and discounts to Base Coat Nail Supply. We loved that their polish is non-toxic, vegan friendly and did I mention they have the prettiest colors. They have beautiful nail salons located in LA and another SoCal location coming soon (they also have locations in Denver).
Another contributor to our event was Main Street Delights, she sent everyone gift cards to her adorable shop and sent Minnie earrings to both Kim and I to wear at the event. She designs the most adorable buttons, if you are a Disney fan, you have to go check them out!
And last, but certainly not least, our photographer for the day; Andi from Tangled in Magic. She was able to capture some of our magical moments and she just happens to be an expert around The Happiest Place on Earth. Thank you Andi for sharing your talents with us on our Disney day out.
Kim and I were so happy to be able to share such a wonderful day with all of our mommy friends and so very thankful and humbled by the generosity of all the companies that were involved. A HUGE THANK YOU to every person who came and to all our sponsors. If you are looking to follow some of these fabulous mommies here are their Instagram pages for you to find out more about them…
And in case anyone is wondering where Kim and I got our adorable “Princess in a Former Life” shirts, they are part of my own shirt line. You can go check them out here and all through this holiday season I am giving back any of my proceeds to Samaritans Purse.