Is it POSSIBLE to create even more anticipation for your next Disney Vacation?
I dare say, YES!
Countdown to Disney!
Something so easy and inexpensive really shouldn’t be allowed. 🙂
1. Raid the Dollar Store and the Target dollar section to find little Disney trinkets.
2. Don’t forget to start it all off with some magic PIXIE dust,
and the traditional but never boring, paper chain countdown…
I searched high and low
for ideas on Disney countdowns,
but nothing beat
the good old classic.
I did jazz it up a bit by writing
some fun Disney facts
on each chain.
Here is another cute one
with activities instead of facts.
3. NOW go find your best, or most available little helper and start making some number tags.
I used my circle punch in two sizes, some polka-dot stickers and some fun twine to tie them to the package. Why is it that twine always makes something simple look so adorable?
(I LOVE all the fun colors the Twinery offers!)
Wrap your trinkets, add your tags, and feel the anticipation EXPLODE!!!
Then have fun unwrapping one little gift each day until you leave for your Disney Vacation! Or if you are driving, you could pull these out at certain landmarks along the way until you get there.
These ideas could be used for any vacation, my next one just happens to be Disneyland.
NO, I CAN’T WAIT!
YES, this countdown is mostly for me. 🙂
Some other fun things to wrap up that you would probably pack anyway:
1. Re-fillable water bottles
(you can get FREE ice and water at any Disney restaurant, just ask!) I can’t tell you how much I LOVE these Thermos ones. 5 reasons I love them.
1. They keep ice frozen and drinks cold even in the hot sun!
2.They have a built in straw so less spills.
3. The pop up lid keeps the straw clean, and it is fun. 🙂
4. They are easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
5. They are perfect to send for school lunch too!
My daughter is obsessed with her Anna and Elsa one, she even sleeps with it. 🙂 But they have other characters, or just plain colors too.
2. Mickey T-shirts
Or get each kid a t-shirt with their favorite Disney character on it (or for my older boys, Star Wars counts now:) You can get them much cheaper before you get to the park.
3. New Disney Toothbrush
You should replace every 6 months anyway and these are Just FUN. I love these ones that spin and have timers, my little kids brush way longer cause they have to wait for the timer to go off!
5. Glow bracelets / necklaces
These are so fun when it gets dark and great for the night parade!
6. Autograph Book
Kids have so much fun collecting autographs from all the characters and the books in the park are crazy expensive.
7. Rain Poncho
Don’t let a little rain, or Splash Mountain spoil your Disney Day. This kid sized poncho is re-usable, has great reviews and is priced right.
8. Fun backpacks
Have your older kids can carry their own sweatshirt for when it gets cold, water bottle, and whatever else in their own pack.
Classic Mickey or go with all the new STAR WARS craze!
9. Lanyard with coin purse
These are fantastic to keep your money, fast passes, cell phones, etc. secure and easily accessible. If you are a pin trader, it functions for that as well! They make one for about every Disney character so it is easy to personalize to your kids’ favorites.
10. Dress ups.
My daughter loved dressing up at Disneyland and the characters they saw all treated her as if she were the person she was dressed up as – which she REALLY loved! TinkerBelle was especially cute with her.:)
What are your favorite tips, tricks or trinkets for your Disney Vacation???
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