In just a few days, my boy will be a three-year-old! There are so many huge milestones that come with this move away from toddler-hood. In a few months, Adrian will be in a formal nursery school program, and he recently transitioned into a big-boy-bed. Thanks to a campaign with Glidden’s Disney Paint via MomTrends, I finally remade the children’s bedroom to reflect my darling son. The process was fun and easy, and something that I’ve been hoping to tackle for a very long time. Best of all, it was a simple project that I completed myself.
The daylight before and after photos do not reflect a tremendous change. I relocated a hide from another room to the kids room and added a smaller hide to Lucia’s corner. I also organized and donated the toys, and stenciled the walls with Glidden’s Disney Ready Set Glow! Specialty Finish from Walmart. I created my own stencils and the process was simple. The paint provided a subtle look during the day with a big impact at night – exactly what I was hoping for.
I told my kids that the paint on their walls is infused with a secret magical power. The thing is, it really is…
Our new bedtime routine has shifted to preparing the room with the chandelier to “charge” the paint while the kids are in the bath. They are so excited to fall asleep in their intergalactic galaxy, and the glow from the paint eventually fades so the kids won’t be in “da club” all night long.
Adrian has since transitioned to an amazing toddler bed from Delta (more on that later). It was literally on a UPS truck the day of the party and arrived the morning after. We were determined to have Adrian’s first night in a bed coincide with his big-boy-party, so Adrian and his Daddy changed his crib into a toddler bed the morning of the party.
I was lucky enough to receive Buzz Lightyear themed bedding from Walmart. Since the comforter I received was a twin/full size, I turned it into a toddler blanket and sewed a little bunting flag with the excess material to better define Adrian’s space. I had the intention of sewing a grey quilt to compliment Lucia’s bedding, but am pretty sure that my labor of love wouldn’t stand a chance against Disney bedding. Especially now that Adrian discovered a giant Buzz and Woody on the reverse side of his new blanket. I managed to hide the comforter (and all of the remaining fabric) until the day of the party. Adrian was beyond thrilled when I set up his bed!
We recently threw a room reveal party. It was so much fun! I really love party planning and purchased a great deal of my supplies at Walmart with a budget of $200.
Guest arrived to rainbow colored fruit skewers, cheese and crackers, empanadas, chips and dip, star shaped cream cheese raisin bread sandwiches, and a veggie platter. A full dinner was also served in the evening.
I added candy eyeballs to the star shaped sandwiches which were a big hit with the little ones.
The treat table consisted of a blue jello tower, cupcakes, blue and green M&M’s, handmade star shaped chocolate lollipops and specialty Oreo cookies. I had so much fun making Toy Story alien cookies by simply dipping half of each Oreo into melted green chocolate and then adding three eyeballs. I made star shaped decorations for the cupcakes and table out of card-stock, glitter and toothpicks. I was able to purchase all of the supplies to make chocolate lollipop, star decorations, Oreo green-chocolate dipped cookies and party supplies at Walmart.
We decided that the $50 Walmart gift card door prize would go to the “most enthusiastic” and it was won by the littlest attendee. I’m pretty sure that his mom is going to purchase the same Glidden specialty finish from Walmart to decorate his room with glowing fun.
For the goodie bags, I cut excess fabric from Adrian’s bedding into star shapes and modpodged it onto brown paper bags. The kiddos seemed to be thrilled with the loot inside!
The best part of the night was watching the kids dance in the room. We set up a black-light (just for the party) and the kids literally went bonkers. They danced, made several costume changes and made up games with the glow sticks and stars. All of the kids seemed to genuinely love the glowing room.
The moms were really interested in the project and the fact that the specialty paint was so affordable and simple to apply. There may be an impeding move in our near future and I will definitely use Glidden Disney Paint again.
Best of all, Adrian is so proud of his new shared space!