The Party That Almost Didn’t Happen and Bubby’s Big Disney Makeover Reveal

Disclosure: Compensation and products for review were provided by Glidden via Mom Trends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Glidden. 
As I told you last month, we were excited to be given the opportunity to give Bubby’s room an exciting makeover with the help of Disney Glidden Paint. We were off to a great start, and near the end of April everything was panning out well. Disney Glidden Paint was making things easy and their specialty finishes had us all excited. But sometimes life hits, and bumps in the road stand in the way of our best laid plans. 

There was to be an awesome room makeover, a thrilled Bubby, and a Big Reveal Party. MOST of that happened. 
The layer of Definitely Donald (very, very blue paint…just like Bubby likes it) went on without a hitch. We ended up doing a second coat because after drying over the very white paint, I wasn’t pleased with some of the spots shining through. But the coverage of this paint was amazing. And did I mention NO odor? Probably so. I meant that. 

Then we started to plan the party. We invited friends. Everyone was getting sick. Seems April/May are heavy flu months here in Texas and I’d never really noticed it before (although in hindsight I should have since that’s when it hits every year). Here’s where the problems began. We’d invited guests for the 2nd to last weekend in April but they were sick. Then the last weekend in April, but they were sick and it seemed the ick was hitting our house as well, but the room makeover continued. 
I couldn’t find any stencils I liked, so I made my own. Turns out, stencils don’t have to be perfect with Glidden’s Disney Ready, Set, Glow Specialty Finish because it’s very easy to apply with a sponge brush and you have time to wipe away goofs. Dry Q-tips come in handy. I kept them by my side and they helped out a lot!
See? Very forgiving. I loved the way the glow in the dark effects turned out against the very blue paint. This specialty finish was so cool. I wish they had this stuff around when I was a little kid! It actually glows brightly in the dark. Bubby loves it!
Then of course, there was Bubby’s new blanket that he was stoked about. He already had Woody and now Buzz is here to protect him to “Infinity and Beyond” at night while he sleeps in his glowing galactic room. No need to be “agraib” of the dark anymore!

Then it was time for the big reveal. We hadn’t been able to plan a party. No one had been able to come. Then I went out of town on a 3.5 day conference so that weekend was out. I came home and the crazy flu decided to attack. MY HOUSE! Me actually. Seven days of fever, chills, aches, pains, and things I don’t want to mention. But Bubby wanted to show off his room. He wanted a party. We couldn’t bring other children in to this house full of germs. 

So what’s a momma to do? You can’t let your baby down! So we did what any good family would do and we banded together and made it a family gathering. No one but Bubby had seen his room completed anyway. No one around here pays that much attention. I’d already told everyone I knew (in person, by email, in Facebook groups, etc.) how fabulous this process was and I plan on having a huge party once this “disease” is gone. Believe me, I have enough plates, cups, party favors, and gift bags for 20+ children. And I have a $50 Walmart Gift Card as a door prize for one lucky attendee! There will be a huge party. But in the meantime?
Bubby was ready to play and my family made it happen!
Bubby heard we were partying anyway and he and Buzz busted out their best dance moves! Let’s get this party started!
B cooked frozen pizzas. Of course Buzz joined us for this feast.
Bubby played music on his Nabi while Buzz, Woody, and Bug partied it up!
Bug even dressed for the occasion to make her Bubby feel important.
And then it was time for cup cakes and goody bags.
It’s a family party with Buzz and Woody. (And thanks B for running out and buying those cupcakes to make Bubby’s party special. He was so disappointed and I felt so so bad. I didn’t want to drive. You rock!)
While they were partying it up with cupcakes, I had the light glowing on the Ready, Set, Glow effects! Have to charge them up a bit so they glow at full force!
And it might not have been a HUGE reveal to a whole lot of people like originally planned, but it was perfect to me! The big reveal will happen and the good news there is that Bubby is excited that he gets to have two parties.

Bubby was so ecstatic to talk about the stars, and the planets, and the rocket ships. And Bug was amazed at the way they glowed in the dark. We turned the lights on and off 100 times while Buzz, Woody, and all their friends watched. It was a good day despite our set backs. 

As soon as we’re all feeling well, I’ll be back with that huge party update. I promised Bubby. What Bubby wants, Bubby gets. And I need to show you better pictures of the makeover (if the airline will ever answer my claim after breaking my poor DSLR into pieces)

But for now know that if you are at all interested in putting a simple, inexpensive smile on the face of your little prince or princess, Glidden’s Disney Paint and Specialty Finishes can help. With so many options, the possibilities are endless. This was so much fun, I see the All That Glitters finish adorning Bug’s wall in no time. 

Be sure to check out the other #DisneyPaintMom projects on Pinterest to get inspiration for your child’s room makeover. Disney Glidden Paint has so many amazing colors and finishes, you’re sure to find something that will make your little prince or princess smile! 

Full Disclosure: Compensation and products for review were provided by Glidden via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Glidden. In other words, as always, I’m telling it like it is, in my own words, with my own opinions. #DisneyPaintMom #ad
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Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I love the contrast of the blue with the glow in the dark paint. Honestly, no one wants to have a party when they are sick or attend a party at a house that is filled with sickness. I think you did yourself and your friends a favor by making it a germy family only party. Kayla would go nuts for a room makeover like that – I think it came out looking great!

  2. That is so cute! I am sure he is just thrilled!!! Sorry about all the sickness though… boo

  3. clgossett says:

    I’m moving in there with him. 😉

  4. clgossett says:

    Stupid germs ruin everything. Well not that wall. That wall is awesome!

  5. I love that your family pulls together like this when you need them! Bubby is a lucky boy and my Benjamin is going to be so jealous!

  6. That wall is for SERIOUS awesome, and so are you for painting it with a fever! I’d be laid up in bed and all, “SCREW THIS” for another day! Bubby is a lucky boy to have you as his mommy, and that as his room.

  7. clgossett says:

    I might be a little fond of that kid. He plays me like a fiddle. 😉

  8. clgossett says:

    Janet – Do his room! This stuff was so incredibly easy to use and just one wall makes a huge difference in the appearance of it. I can hardly get him out of there now and he’s actually sleeping in it at night. Hey…that might really help you!

  9. Wow! It looks great!

  10. clgossett says:

    It’s really fun anyway. I’m not the most creative person but he loves it.

  11. I want my room painted with glow in the dark paint. Will you do it? Will you do it when you’re not sick, though? Please and thank you.

  12. Amazing!!! You need to be the designer for my kids room! Came out great!!!!

  13. So, the kid’s room is painted all in these sailboats and fish all over and would be a PITA to repaint…but yeah, one of the sailboats says “Josh” and his name is not Josh. I should be a good mommy and change it.

  14. You did an awesome job, Christy. Be proud of yourself. You deserve to be!

  15. exploringme says:

    You made your kids room more lovely. Nice reconstruction.

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