New! Disney Introduces the Indigo Tableware Collection

FYI, y’all — Disney has introduced a brand new collection of tableware, and it’s a stunner!

The Indigo Collection marries functionality with cool colors and fun designs for just the right balance between classic and contemporary. Let’s take a look!

Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Plate

Set a beautiful table with these Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Plates. They’re ceramic and dishwaser- and microwave-safe, so they’re as practical as they are pretty.

Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Plate

Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Plate

Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Soup Bowl Set

The coordinating Petite Soup Bowls carry the same cool color scheme in patterns that aren’t too matchy matchy. I love the variety in the set of three. [Read more…]

Disney Merch SALE: Time To Stock Up on Disney Goodies!

It might feel like 100 degrees where you are (it sure does here!) but let’s take a look at some awesome new finds that will make you the hit of your Fall entertaining schedule.

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Can’t make it to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Bring the party home, then!

We’ve also found a couple of cute sale items to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping. And this weekend, you can take an additional 25% off Select Sales Merchandise with Promo Code Extra25. So be sure to check out all of the cool sale items on!

Let’s take a look!

Villains Light Up LED Candle

Light up frightfully dark nights with this (surprisingly classy) Villains Light Up LED Candle featuring a glittering display of some of your favorite Disney baddies. It’s sure to be the hit of your Halloween party or porch decorations this All Hallow’s Eve! And since there’s no flame, the only scary thing about this centerpiece will be the characters.

Villains Light Up LED Candle

Villains Light Up LED Candle

Evil Queen as Old Hag “Just One Bite” Bowl

I can’t think of a better place to display that bounty of apples this Fall than this v. cool Evil Queen as Old Hag “Just One Bite” Bowl!

Evil Queen as Old Hag "Just One Bite" Bowl

Evil Queen as Old Hag “Just One Bite” Bowl

Haunted Mansion Bottle Stopper

Keep all of your spirits (ha!) from spoiling with the Haunted Mansion Bottle Stopper. Perfect for wine or liquor bottles…or use your lively imagination! The vintage style is sure to spark conversation.

Haunted Mansion Bottle Stopper

Haunted Mansion Bottle Stopper

Haunted Mansion Drink Coasters

Haunted Mansion Drink Coasters ward off evil water rings and entertain at the same time! Your friends will all be jealous. Well, the Disney fan ones will be, anyway.

Haunted Mansion Drink Coasters

Haunted Mansion Drink Coasters

Mickey Mouse Jack o Lantern by Jim Shore

And now, for one of the cutest [Read more…]

Fun Finds: Disney Kitchen Plates, Coasters, and Other Fun Stuff!

Iconic Disney is the name of the game when it comes to new Kitchenware in the parks!

On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, I spied some seriously fun finds. And, of course, I wanted to share them with you! Be sure to check out to see if these goodies pop up over there!

Dessert Plates

First up are these rad Square Dessert Plates with those fun “2013” designs.

Dessert Plates

One depicts a very Mary Blair-like design of the “it’s a small world” exterior, done up in primary colors for a change of pace. Another has Donald gallivanting — our favorite grumpy duck is outfitted in different colors than normal, and he’s surrounded by cool “Lucky Duck” symbols – for lucky number (20)13!

The other two plates feature 2013 too — one proclaims it “The Year of the Villians” (ooooooh!) while the other features Mickey in front of a ton of iconic Disney symbols!

Food-erific Magnets

Just when you think that Disney magnets could not get any better, you find you’re wrong! These have been around for a while, but I’m seeing them pop up more and more in several Disney parks shops.

Vying for a spot in my collection this trip are these awesome Disney-themed Food Magnets. Don’t you think Junior’s best artwork should totally be held in place with a Mickey Bar and a Krispie?

Disney Food Magnets

And if you have any kind of [Read more…]

Spotlight: Fun Disney Dinnerware by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, and Shag

Welcome back Guest Author Amy Gagliardi with a fun article on Disney World 40th Anniversary Kitchen Dinnerware, still available at several shops in Disney World. What a great way to bring a little Disney back home with you!

From Chef Hunnel’s elegant and award winning meals at Victoria and Albert’s Chef’s Table to a simple cup of French Pressed Kona coffee at the Polynesian’s Kona Cafe, Walt Disney World visitors are surrounded by great tasting and visually appealing options. Much of the food experience is visual and what we see enhances our perception of how food tastes.

I am continually in the market for ways to bring the Disney Dining experience to my home. Those subtle and not so subtle reminders of where I am dreaming to be can help ease the transition period between one trip and the next. On a recent trip my son Peter scouted out a Santa and Mrs. Claus Mickey and Minnie salt and pepper shaker set for our holiday table.

Mickey and Minnie Salt and Pepper Shakers

And while he and my daughter Lily were perusing the Art of Disney Gift Shop at Epcot, they came upon the very popular Shag  Disney designer dishes and glassware celebrating the Walt Disney World 40th anniversary.

Dinner Plates By Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily

These packaged plates come in a boxed set of four.

Plate Set in Box

Many are familiar with artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. Known separately and as a collaborative team they have worked on multiple Disney-related projects and have received national acclaim for their design of items celebrating the Disneyland 50th anniversary.

Their collaboration on these plates renders each colorful plate an artwork in itself, which takes inspiration from a 1970’s Walt Disney World preview map.

Castle Plate

Plate one, above, offers a view of a founding father, a bandleader Mickey, a can-can dancing girl, a musician, and a police officer. Each vignette occupies its own section of the plate with bright buildings and landmarks acting as backdrops to each character. Notice the red interior of the dancer’s skirt with a matching pink and red version of the Eiffel Tower behind her, and the Disney Skyway with gondolas running behind the castle.

Plate two is a less busy, but classic, view of the Magic kingdom. The central depiction of the Main Street Train Station and Ferry Boat bring [Read more…]

Disney Gift Guide 2012: 25% Off Sale! Our Fun Disney Dining Picks…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — or it almost is, and that’s about the same thing, right? :-)

If you’re looking to get a little jump on your Christmas entertaining and gift shopping, we’re here to help. Today through Monday, November 12, you can take 25% off of everything storewide at! Just use code DISNEYPAL at check-out to grab that discount.

I can’t think of a better way to kick off my holiday shopping and entertaining — can you?

To show off a few of my favorite gift ideas (yep — you can get gifts for YOURSELF, too!), I thought we could combine two of my favorite things — dinner and Disney! All of these items will be perfect accents for your holiday entertaining this year. Let’s go!

Mickey Snowflake Beverage Charms

Greet your guests with a cold cocktail when they arrive, and help them to keep track of their drink throughout the evening with chic Beverage Charms. Don Draper never looked so fabulous!

Mickey Mouse Icon Beverage Glass Charms Set

Mickey Mouse Bamboo Coasters

Offer friends a trendy place to put their glasses with this set of Mickey Bamboo Coasters. Sleek and sophisticated, these subtle and understated coasters are a perfect addition to just about any decor.

Bamboo Mickey Mouse Coaster Set

Animator’s Palette Appetizer Plates

Serve your tapas on these cool Animator’s Palette Appetizer Plates. They’re just like the ones you’ll find in the restaurant aboard Disney Cruise Line ships!

Animator's Palette Appetizer Plate

Animator’s Palette Butter Knives

If butter or cheese is on the buffet, be sure to pick up a few of these sleek Animator’s Palette Butter Knives. [Read more…]

New Disney Tableware at Target — For Fans of All Ages!

Last month, Target had a display of adorable Mickey and Friends Holiday kitchenware by Zak designs.

They are back again this month with fun new designs that can be used for everyday! What I like most about these is that they’re some of the first Disney-themed kitchenware that’s perfect for Disney fans of all ages. With the fun, sketch-like appearance of the print, this would be just as appropriate for an adult get-together as it would be for a kids’ party.

Prices range from $2.49 for a cereal bowl and $9.99 for a Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse shaped serving bowl. Let’s take a look at this cute way to bring Disney into your kitchen all year round!

Disney Character Plates

Spend every mealtime with your favorite friends! Choose from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, or Winnie the Pooh plates. They are only $2.99 each, and are available in a six-pack from

Mickey and Minnie both have two styles to choose from. Here are the Mickey and Minnie color dinner plates. They have a little touch of pink or red, depending on who you buy!

Mickey Mouse Plate

Minnie Mouse Plates

Here are the Mickey and Minnie black and white plates — very cool for a [Read more…]