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….
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:
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:
Prideland Potatoes… super yummy, and even better… super easy!
Simba’s Simmering Surprise = Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream!