Scrapbooking Tips for Disney Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PasrtySharon here with some more Disney Christmas layouts to share with you today.

It was 2010 when we took our very first Christmas trip to Disney World but it does seem like yesterday for sure.  AND…I’m still scrapping that trip too!

Today the focus is on Main Street USA.  Gorgeous by day or night it is made even more special during the holiday season with all the special decorations and the excitement in the air. It is especially difficult to get a good spot during any of the parades and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party.  Which if I remember correctly does require a special ticket to view in certain areas.

Disney Scrapbook Page Layout - Magic Kingdom Main Street at Christmas by Sharon

We did manage to get a nice spot and we found our free cookies and hot chocolate at the food pavilion located near Tomorrowland.  “Snow” was tricking down… yet we were in t-shirts to begin with and then eventually grabbing our sweatshirts as it began to cool off.

Disney Scrapbook Page Layout - Hot Chocolate at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom by Sharon

The parade was the best I have ever viewed – Cinderella’s coach was pulled by a team of REAL matching ponies gorgeously festooned with feather plumes in their manes.

[quote]Fantastic costumed dancers and characters were everywhere along with festive holiday music.  It was a dream come true.[/quote]

Disney Scrapbook Page Layout - Christmas Parade on Main Street by Sharon

Scrapping tips for Disney Christmas layouts:

1. Use unconventional colors.

Mix pinks and aquas in your holiday layouts to add in some traditional DISNEY colors!  AT first glance these colors don’t seem to go with Christmas red & green or Mickey yellow but somehow it all works.  Must be Disney magic!

2. Use pops of color on dark photos and paper.

Use snow overlays and red & white candy cane stripes look great with dark background photos or papers.

3. Mix up embellishments.

Both modern elements and old fashioned turn of the century looking alphas and embellishments both work!  Main St USA does have the Victorian architecture so I loved the Baked with Love kit by Simple Pleasure Designs for it’s vintage appeal.

The Red Ivy Designs kit worked great for displaying this large panoramic view of Main St. The doodles and Disney-esque word art about smiling totally matched what I was going to write about on that layout.

4.  Direct focus to your family in crowd and landscape photos.

When scrapping photos of wide angle shots of crowds that contain your own family members find a way to highlight them out of the crowd.  In the first layout of Main Street in the daytime you will see in the bottom right corner I used brackets & a frame to encircle my husband and 2 teens.

It lends to the perspective of the shot where otherwise they might just blend in and disappear.  It also helped emphasize my journaling about the very first time we walked down Main St. upon our arrival.

Please leave us some comments about your holiday Main Street experiences that were special to you!

See you next week with some more Disney Christmas layouts!

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