Surprise! We're going to Disney World!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

We have been planning our trip to Disney World since after Christmas.  We have been saving and planning after the girls went to bed, and keeping it a secret for six long months!  We have toyed around with the idea of how we were going to tell them... and I was really torn.  I wanted to spend time with them watching each big Disney movie right before we went, but I didn't want them to get curious as to why we were watching so many Disney movies all at once.  Then I stumbled upon a brilliant idea... Disney family movie nights!  And then I stumbled on another great idea... dinners to go with each movie, and that's when I knew that we should tell them that we were going.  Yesterday, we let the cat out of the bag.  Chris took the girls on some "errands" and I got the house set up for the big reveal.  I made a "menu" to go with each night's Disney movie - ten in all.  And just used what he had to decorate.  I also cut some strips of scrapbook paper so the girls could make a countdown to Disney chain, and  blinged out our table with all kinds of Disney princess stuff....
And our entry way...
 The plan was to have the girls come in with their eyes closed, and then have them open and read the words across the entry.  The moment is priceless:
Like they had just won the lottery!  So after the big surprise, we sat down at the table and made our countdown chains...
 

And then I explained to them that each night we would be watching a Disney movie and having a special dinner to go with the movie.  We had already planned on smoking a brisket, so the movie we chose to watch tonight was Lion King.  Here was our menu:
Mufas's Magical Meat was the brisket:
 Prideland Potatoes... super yummy, and even better... super easy!
Timon & Pumba's Pot o' Grubs = Pinto Beans
 Simba's Simmering Surprise = Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream! 
The girls were SUPER pumped about watching Lion King.  Whitley even went to put on her Disney jammies!  I'm so glad that the cat is out of the bag and that we can spend the next ten days enjoying quality family time....



 

1 comments:

Heather said...

That's so exciting! I'm Heather and I was hoping you could answer my question about your blog! Please email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com whenever you get a free moment!

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