Small Girl, Big Ideas

Romance in Disney - Minnie Mouse Style

My husband Jason and I decided to do a really early Valentine's Day celebration while we were in Disney and get a nice hotel room for one night. We really want to visit and stay in each of Disney's hotels in our life, and the one night stay while we are there is a great way to do it. We chose Port Orleans Riverside, a Louisana river themed hotel near downtown Disney. It was a really pretty hotel and we loved wandering around the grounds and seeing everything.

Port Orleans Riverside EntryPort Orleans MapPort Orleans Pool Room ViewPort Orleans Riverside BedJason & Katherine at Port Orleans RiversidePort Orleans Riverside

We then ventured to Epcot for dinner and margaritas in the Mexico Pavillion at San Angel Inn. Jason gave me my Valentine's gift - an R2D2 heart box I had been wanting and hand made cards I can cash in for date nights. One set of cards is 'date nights' like 'fancy dinner' or 'Disney Date' and the other set is activities to pair with them like 'online shopping'. 

R2D2 <3Cider at EpcotJason and Me at Epcot!Red Minnie Dress at RiversideHeels & ChaChaCha Tights

I wanted to wear heels, but I was walking nearly 11 miles a day according to the pedometer. Here's the true image of what was going on. And PS. I always wear these tights technically backwards. I like them better this way.

Bunny NecklaceMexico Pavillion
outfit inspiration
sweater :: target remixed
esme and the laneway dress :: modcloth remixed
tights :: kate spade remixed
heels :: seychelles remixed
hat :: michelle mignon remixed
necklace :: gift remixed
ring :: c/o oasap remixed
headband :: free people remixed


  1. That R2D2 heart box is SOOO cool!!! What a great gift, and what a wonderful day. I haven't been there for about 6 years and was trying to find cheap flights the other day because you're making me remember what fun it is!!!
    I absolutely love this polka dot dress, so perfect with the mustard cardigan. Gorgeous!!

  2. Me encanta!!

    Feliz día de san valentin!!

    muchos, muchos besos

  3. the R2d2 heart box is beyond adorable! all your disney posts make me want to visit asap :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  4. I love Minnie Mouse style! I have yellow wedges and I love to pair them with a red dress. It never fails to make me happy and remind me of her!
    That hotel looks amazing. I've never stayed at a Disney resort, but I always imagined it'd be awesome. I's Disney!

  5. Oh my god <3 it sounds like a perfect time <3 !

  6. this is so cute! have a fabulous vday!
    kw, ladies in navy

  7. This looks like so much fun, I've always wanted to stay at a Disney Resort! Your outfit is darling of course and I love the photo of you two together :) I had no idea you were wearing these tights backwards, I agree they look better this way! I love these tights.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. Oh how fun! And what a pretty Minnie Mouse dress Katherine! I love hearing the stories of you and your hubby together! Hooray!

  9. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    Your outfit is stunning, I like how you combined the items! And happy Valentine’s!

    Have a great day,

  10. omg, such cute nails! i love disney world...i need to go back soon :)
    happy valentine's day!

  11. Your outfit is so so adorable. And that whole trips sounds like perfection!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  12. that is so cute! I love how you two decided to celebrate! Also really loving that photo of you changing your shoes! haha. Glad to see it happen! Otherwise, I thought how bold you are for wearing those heels at Disney!

  13. Oh once again that awesome scenery, I'm so jealous! But I'm also really glad that you're there. It seems like a great hotel! And I love your outfit, I would probably wear those tights like this too.

  14. Aw, what a cute gift! And also I'm totally smitten with both those heels and those tights! You look great!

  15. Your outfit! Oh my gosh the red and yellow. So cute <3
    Going to Disney over valentines is probably the sweetest thing ever! Must be a blast!

  16. It looks like you are having so much fun! Happy Valentine's Day!

  17. Gosh, that R2D2 heart it's so cute! Great gift :)

    The pillow on the bed, it's the crocodile from "The Princess and the Frog"?

    Lovely outfit, good to a valentine's day! :)


  18. Being in Disney sounds like the best and absolute perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

    - Carrie

  19. Absolutely LOVE the stockings! Happy Valentine's Day!

  20. It looks like so much fun! I wish I could go! I love the outfit. The colors are wonderful together and polka dots and amazing!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  21. I love your outfit, so pretty! And what a sweet present he got you: those handmade cards are such a lovely idea.

  22. oh actually i am so glad to see tennis shoes there haha from all that walking. Those heels are super cute but i actually prefer the look the tennis add for some reason to that adoralbe dress. love those tights backwards & ooolala looks like such a romantic stay!

  23. The hotel is lovely! You know I'm from Louisiana, so I recognized a lot with how they decorated. LOVING the thoughtful gifts! That's what it's all about! Your outfit was just too cute Katherine.

  24. Oh man I would love to stay in a Disney hotel some day! It looks like you two had a great time! I love your Disney-ing outfit. The primary colors are perfect together and I really like the comfy blue keds you wore!

  25. We are thinking about staying there next time we go back. I would love to stay at all of them as well. :) I love your outfit and the nails!!!! They are so cute. Yes, heels don't workout to well at Disney! Lol

  26. That's where I want to stay with my husband for his first visit to WDW! Awesome :)

  27. You both are so incredibly cute! Put a smile on my face. I love the R2D2 box!!!

  28. Sounds like a great Valentine's Day celebration! That hotel looks gorgeous. <3 I would love to spend a night in the Cinderella Castle, but you can't buy a reservation - they just occasionally give away a night there as a prize. :(

    Hope your day was as nice as it looks in the photos! xo

  29. I tried to comment on this yesterday but my internet at work is SO slow! I love this post though! Your minnie outfit is absolutely adorable and it looks like you guys had such a fun and special night! Loving the R2D2 heart box, thats amazing! Happy Friday!
    xo Hannah

  30. Such a great Minnie outfit! I especially love your nails. So cute. I went to Disneyland in November with my nephews and wanted to wear a Minnie inspired outfit like this too, but I knew my sister would make fun of me! Oh well, next time...

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

  31. Awww, you looked simply adorable!! (as always!) that dress is such a versatile piece. xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

  32. love your outfit, I think the flat shoes look kinda cute! x

  33. I enjoyed this post a lot! Sorry for not catching up with your post for a while. I've been travelling and so busy with the Chinese New Year celebration which was going on over here. Had so much food, catching up with family and tonnes to prep for reunion dinner (just like Thanksgiving for you guys).
    You and hubby look so happy together. I'm sure you guys had so much fun in Disneyland.

  34. I was totally going to buy that R2D2 heart box!
    They also had a bedazzled Darth Vader and a Yoda.
    Also, I LOVE this dress on you.
    And I love all of these Disney inspiration outfit posts.

  35. <3 R2-D2 heartbox is beautiful. These are such cute shots!!!


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