When I received the coveted invitation to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, an invitation-only event sponsored by Disney Parks, I couldn’t wait to tell the kids! I totally wanted to spring the trip on the kids the morning of, like you see on so many You Tube trip reveal videos with those kids crying tears of joy. I just knew that wouldn’t work well for my kids. We needed some time to prepare them, so we opted for a special Mickey Mouse breakfast for our Disney World trip reveal. We announced 10 days out, which was the perfect amount of time for our kids. Just enough time to build excitement and prep, but not enough time to have to hear “are we going to Disney yet?” a million times!
My dad scored a vintage Mickey Mouse phone while thrifting and I knew it’d make for the perfect party centerpiece. When I discovered that it still worked, I knew we had to schedule a special phone call from a Disney character for my kids! They were thrilled! See all those Disney books from the 80’s? Also a fabulous thrifted find and a total trip through memory lane! Logan was initially more excited about the books than he was learning about the trip, lol! Of course, when he had more time to process what a trip to Disney World meant, he was excited! Another good reason why we didn’t just spring the trip on them.
We’re so excited and grateful for this opportunity! Huge thanks to American Tourister for the awesome luggage to help us start packing for the trip! We’re headed to Disney World next week and you can follow along on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And I apologize in advance, but you are going to be seeing LOTS of Disney related posts in the near future.
Here are a few other ideas for a Disney trip reveal: