In November we made the decision to go for it and plan a trip to Florida to take our girls to Disney World! We kept it a secret until Christmas morning, thinking about all of the different ways we could break the surprise news. It was really fun to think about all of the different possibilities!
In the end, we came up with a fun way to give them a series of little gifts to open that would answer questions. I took pictures so I could show you how we did it. :)
We wrapped up 6 presents and envelopes and labelled each with a question (which would be answered upon opening the gift or envelope). We put little numbers on each, so that they would open them in the right order. I didn't want them to figure it out before the last gift, but I did want them to get excited with each question's answer! :)
All we told them was that we had a surprise gift for them and that they'd have to open these little gifts to find out about it.
The first question was "What?" and we just had a simple 3x5 card inside of an envelope that told them we were going on a family trip.
We wanted to answer all of the question-word questions, so we included"Why?", which was another 3x5 card in an envelope, that just said, "Because we LOVE You!"
The "Who?" question got one of the best reactions. Ken's cousin lives in Texas and has two girls the same ages as ours (and a little boy that we haven't met yet!).
We visited them in Texas when Katrina was a baby and again a few years ago, so the girls were excited to find out that whatever we were doing, we'd be seeing them again! For this one, I drew little stick-person families on a paper inside of a larger envelope.
"How?" was our first wrapped gift. Inside the box were a note that told them we'd be driving there, a couple of activity books to keep them busy in the car, and two Disney neck pillows (for when they fall asleep in the car!). At this point, they probably thought we'd be driving to Texas ;)
We gave each of the girls a Disney calendar for "When?". When they had a look inside the calendar, they could find the date that we'd be leaving on our trip.
"Where?" was of course the most exciting question for us to answer, and for that we had a box for each girl to open.
Inside were a few Disney things, but the contents was covered by tissue paper and a note that told them exactly where we'd be headed!
I made the girls these T-Shirts to take with us and had them inside the box with matching Minnie Ear headbands. It's so fun that the secret is out now, and we can all get excited as we near our trip! We've had a lot of snow recently, so I can't wait to drive to warmer weather!
We'll be sharing more about our trip when the time comes, so stay tuned for some fun!
If you liked this "Disney Trip Reveal" idea, go ahead and pin it so you can remember it when the time comes that you want to use it! :)