Ever since my now-five-year-old daughter was born, I always dreamed of celebrating her 5th birthday at Walt Disney World. I dreamed we would surprised her with the trip like you see on all those viral YouTube videos online, we would dine with the princesses, and she’d get pampered at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Well, I am so thrilled to say that my dream came true. This year, my oldest turned five. We had a small family birthday party at home like we’ve done in previous years and after my girls finished opening all their gifts (side note: my daughters are ages 5 and 3 and their birthdays are 2 days apart so we celebrate them together), we gave them the ultimate “We’re Going to Disney World” surprise gifts to open. After party clean-up that night, we donned our pajamas, jumped in the car, and headed to Florida! Today I’m
finally sharing what was in their gifts and how we made the surprise memorable.
Without further ado, here’s what was in my girls’ Disney surprise gift…
Disney Princess Suitcases: Because my girls have to travel in style! These were great because the hard case made it easy to wipe clean when they colored on them, they’re lightweight, and the perfect size for little ones!
Minnie Mouse Luggage Tags: Their names were written inside the Minnie head and they say, “I’m Going to Disney World!” on one side with contact information on the second side. I got these mostly so I knew whose suitcase was whose when they were closed. 🙂
Princess Dresses: Costumes cost a small fortune at the park and I knew my girls would be excited about new dresses so they each received 4 new gowns; 1 for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and 1 to wear each day we visited the park.
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Official Autograph Books: We used these to explain that they would get to meet all their favorite characters and get their autographs.
Snacks: I can’t stress snacks enough! We needed them for the road trip and also for being at the park. To keep the Disney theme alive, I found snacks that are not only organic, but have Disney characters on the package! One bag of cookies were even shaped like Mickey’s head.
Frozen Straw Cup: Because snacks make you thirsty!
Melissa & Doug Disney Princess Wooden Magnets: These were great for the girls to play with in the car. I bought cookie sheets from the dollar store for them to stick to and they loved it.
My girls went nuts when they saw their gifts and ripped the suitcases open so quickly! It’s a memory I’ll never forget and I hope they don’t either!