Party Music and Freebie Friday

Hey howdy hey, it’s Friday again!! And since the ladies have been rocking the Disney parties this week, I figured I’d go ahead and post something to go along with that theme. So, let’s talk party music. (That’s my Disney tech reference. Nice tie-in, eh?) I’ve also designed and prepared another free printable!! And don’t miss out on downloading these because they won’t stay free forever!

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To start, anyone who’s ever been to a party knows that music is essential. And a kid’s Disney party is no exception! For me, my go-to is always Spotify. It’s just hands-down the best, easiest, and largest collection of music that you can get your hands on, all in one little app. Now, this app is not just Disney music. There’s tons of music on there and chances are you’ll like this app even if you have no need for Disney music whatsoever. I digress.

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The way I would go about setting up the party’s music is by opening up my spotify app and creating a custom playlist. You can add whichever songs you choose and re-order them as you please. And for a kid’s Disney-themed party, there’s loads to choose from. They’ve got everything from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Minnie Mouse, and Sofia the First, to music featured in the parks, to old classics from the beloved Sherman Brothers songbook. And best yet, you can follow others’ playlists too! Simply search for what your party theme’s music, create and organize your playlist, and you’re ready to party! Open up the app on the day of and play using your sound system of choice. If you don’t have speakers that will work with a mobile device, never fear! You can always play your music directly from your desktop too. Imagine how epic your little Pirate’s birthday will be with the Pirates soundtrack  setting the mood!

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If you don’t have Spotify and don’t want to pay for it, then you have other options. I just look at it this way; if you’re planning to purchase ANY music at all for the party, you might as well pay the $9.99 fee for Spotify and get millions of songs. You’ll pay $10 for a cd wherever you go anyway. (Okay, unless you’re one of those lucky ones that find the gold inside those discount bins!) And with the paid subscription, you don’t have to ever worry about commercials. BIG plus in my book.

Okay, okay. If you’re still not sold on spotify, you can always check out Disney’s own digital music store. They’ve got loads of music as well.  I have to say, however, that although the purchasing process is easy, I’ve not found the downloading files portion to be quite as user-friendly. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger! And for even more music, I’ve also pinned some over on our MMM Disney Music board.

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And to round out this little party post, I’ve designed a Disney-inspired party banner and for a limited time it’s free for you to download! Just click here! This is something that I’m so excited to share and while I wish we could keep these free forever, once they go in our own “vault” (hey Disney fans, see what I did there?) you’ll still be able to access them, but they will cost a small fee. This small fee will help us build funds and eventually start giving away prizes for Trivia Tuesdays. So please like, comment, and share this post to everyone who might want them so no one misses out. And thanks for following along. And remember, there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day ~M °o°

p.s. I can’t wait for chat tomorrow at our first-ever Memory Makin’ Moms Disney Planning (google) Hangout!! SO exciting!!