How to Surprise Girls!
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My sister-inlaw and me are trying to come up with a way to surpirise my 10 year old and 7year twin nieces. We are telling them the day before we leave Dec. 18th and want them to open a what they think is a Christmas gift. They never have been to WDW and we want some way to tell them in the form of a gift.
Tell them you have a special early Christmas gift for them. Take a big box and put some special things for the trip in it, like autograph books, pens, lanyards, etc. Put a layer of tissue over those things and put an envelope addressed to each child on the top. You can put a note addressed to each of them telling them they might need the things in the bottom of the box, and then have them guess. Have fun on your trip and good luck keeping the secret.
If you want them to actually open something how about - going on the WDW website and ordering a custom map for them (they are FREE!!) -
But also I would suggest that you make a "goody" package for them - some ideas that you can put in it are a small backpack (you can find drawstring Disney ones on line) and fill it with an autograph book; pen; Disney themed chap stick, lip gloss; hair accessories; a special tee or dress; sunblock; activity books, etc......
You can often find Disney themed items in the dollar section of Target or Michaels if you have one of them near you!
Or you can just really SURPRISE them and not say anything until you get to the airport (if you are flying!!! - this is what we did with my DD a few years ago!!!)
I think it would be fun not to say anything and just go and when you cross the arches into disney! Oh, what fun! My mom did that to me once when I was a child. Or, if you can't keep it hidden that long (I know I couldn't) I second the idea about the free maps and the goody box/bag for things they would need or want like the autograph books. And maybe you could get a letter addressed to them from their fav character about coming for a visit.
The way I plan to tell my DGD: The week of our departure, I will wrap one of the Princess Dress's (I plan on getting her hair done at BBB) and leave it by her bedroom door. The gift is going to be from Tinkerbell ( her favorite character). Inside with the dress will an invitation to the World from "Cinderella."
A few years ago, we gave our kids a trip as a Christmas gift. We started out giving them a very small box with a Disney Christmas ornament and a piece of paper in it. The piece of paper was a clue that led them to another area in the house where they found another small gift (toothbrushes and toothpaste) and another clue. I think there were about 7 or 8 clues all together.
It ended with them finding a suitcase under my bed, with most of their summer clothes already packed, sunscreen, and the tickets on top!
I'm not sure if you can still get them, but you used to be able to get a Mickey that was dressed in a Christmas outfit. You could include a card with it. I had one for my husband made that said "Congratulations, You are going to Disney World!". The kids each got a smaller one (Minnie for DD). None of them had any idea prior to that.
We used the letterhead from the link I have provided for you. Where it gives the option to put your name, we put Mickey Mouse. We made the letter look like it came from Mickey Mouse. In the letter we had Mickey Mouse tell our kids we were going to Disney World. This was there Christmas present last year. We wrapped the letter in a box with some Disney mini pads of paper, some ink pens, and small Disney fun stuff I found in the dollar section at Target. We also included in the box the paper work for our reservations, a free planning dvd, the free luggage tags (they come in the mail with your reservation stuff if you are staying on property) and some park maps. (You can request to have some maps mailed to you.) The letter was the last thing in the box. After they pulled everything out my oldest read the letter. It was priceless. We had a blast when we went in February.
We are going back in November and my best friend and her son are going with us. (Along with her mom, my parents, and my grandparents) For my best friends son's Birthday last month she asked me if My DD would like to be the one to tell him. Of course my DD was all over that. So she asked what she should do. So I said maybe a Tshirt and a planning DVD. What we did was this. She got a 2010 tshirt from online and my mom got a Birnbaums Disney For Kids book and when he opened it my DD told him that he was going to Disney World with us after Halloween. He will ask his mom when Halloween is everyday.