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BayouMouseketeer
09-10-2007, 02:42 PM
Okay, so Vista Print is running another special for FREE folded note cards. I ordered some with a castle printed on the front and added "A Note from Tinkerbell" across it. Inside, it has a little poem I wrote about Tinkerbell visiting during the night and leaving a gift so they would remember. It mentions "I tiptoed by your bed; I watched you slumber peacefully; and gently kissed your head" so I want to find some way to leave tiny lip prints on their foreheads. Anyone know how???

Also, I bought some "Fairy Dust" glitter at Hobby Lobby and I want to sprinkle it around the gift but I am looking for a way to leave footprints in it like she walked across it on the nightstands. ANy ideas on how to do this?

Thanks, all! And, please share any other ideas you guys have. I think this is the neatest thing I have heard of and am so excited to try it for my kids!

BTW, I am making an autograph book (another great DIS idea!) and leaving the first night and then I have several little Disney items (like a light spinner) for the other nights. What kind of stuff do you leave?

MNFootballMommy
09-10-2007, 03:13 PM
As for the footprints, could you just use your pinkie and make little holes in the glitter? Or maybe make a tiny stencil out of a post-it or index card? As for the kisses...well, I think I would just sprinkle some of the pixie dust on the pillow! :wizard:

Here is what I am doing for Tink gifts:
I found a tiny Tink doll (think Polly Pocket size) with big glittery wings on clearance, so she will arrive with the first gift (disposable Disney cameras that I found at Walgreens) and then will be found the rest of the week with the other gifts. (The glitter on her wings just so happens to match the fairy dust I had already purchased! :woohoo: ) Her note will say that she must stay in the room, etc., but the last note will let DD know that she can take the tiny Tink home with her.

As for the rest of my Tink gifts, I tried to think of things that were 'trip related,' so I found a glow stick wand at the Dollar store (for MVMCP), a Disney pin for each of the two character breakfasts that we have that week (Mary Poppins and Chef Mickey's), some Mickey and Tink tattoos. I think I will also buy one of those HUGE suckers that they sell in the park for one of the gifts. DD will be almost 3 when we go and it is SO close to Christmas that I didn't want to bombard her with toys, etc., just stuff she could use while we are there. (I am also having a basket from Mickey sent for our arrival with the autograph book, fat pen, lanyard, etc. in it, so those will be covered first thing.)


I actually am not thrilled with just leaving the tattoo sheets for our last day, but was trying to think of something small and easy to put in a suitcase that was already packed. Any ideas are appreciated. I really do try to think outside of the box, but sometimes the box is so big that I can't find my way out!:lmao:

BayouMouseketeer
09-10-2007, 03:50 PM
That was my line of thinking, too- leave stuff they can use during the trip. Their bdays are 4 weeks before we go and then Christmas right after, so oh my! ;)

Since DD is doing the BBB, I am leaving her a nice comb and brush set (hoping to find a Disney set!) and some "cars" chapstick for DS.

Where are you getting the Mickey basket from? Is this something you are sending ahead of time or are you ordering it? I am making their autograph books and was going to put a Disney pen with it. I also got them each a photo album from the Disney.com outlet for keepsake photos.

They are each getting digi cameras and Disney personalized luggage for their bdays, too, so they should be set!

Thanks for the ideas. I'm going to work on the footprint idea... I went ahead and bought the glitter so I could practice! :lmao:

sunlover13
09-10-2007, 03:55 PM
I left a bunch of Disney jibbitz each night for my DD. She had crocs, but no jibbitz so I bought a bunch on ebay before we left and left her 2 each night.

celerystalker
09-10-2007, 04:30 PM
I went to Dollar tree and found a bunch of stuff. The hair set (ariel clear pouch - comes with hair clippies, a brush, etc), ariel cup and spiderman cup were all at dollar general and were about $2 or $3 a piece -
everything else was $1 at dollar tree.

I made little cards. I'm not doing actual "tinkerbell" gifts -
instead it's jack sparrow leaving "booty" for the 9 year old boy and Ariel leaving things for the 2 year old (Ariel is her favorite).

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m133/celerystalker_2006/Picture009.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m133/celerystalker_2006/Picture008.jpg

DianaPrincessofWales
09-10-2007, 06:05 PM
Just a thought but maybe you could try using a Barbie doll (or any other doll that would have lips and tiney feet) to use as a stamper. Just practice with the lips and feet and your ink. It would be cute if it works. Hope that helps.

jessica52877
09-10-2007, 06:22 PM
If you just wanted footprints in the glitter I wouldl think you pinky would make a pretty good tink foot print.

I usually leave useful stuff, some things that were mentioned. Then always a pair of pj pals, new swimsuit, towel if I feel like dragging it, maybe new sunglasses, if needed. A blanket from disney. I get tons on sale so each days gift is around $3-5 if pj pals or swimsuit. I have 2 die cast metal cars, they were $1.50 each. The blanket is usually $6-8. I have everything prewashed. Shirts for one day.

WDWorBUST
09-10-2007, 06:40 PM
I think glitter for pixie dust is so perfect - but I don't know how to clean it up and I don't want to leave a mess like that for mousekeeping. Anyone have cleaning suggestions?

I usually get DD stuff for the trip. This time a "fancy" nightie with slippers....a new lightchaser....a watch - and it's sad to say but I don't remember the rest, but I know I have PLENTY put up. I work per diem at the Disney Store so I get it on sale and then my discount so it's VERY reasonable.

I used confetti for pixie dust our first trip I had Tinkerbell visit - and nothing the second.

mickeylove2
09-10-2007, 07:11 PM
Aeyeshadow applicator would work for the footpints, that's what I'm going to use...I don't know what you could use for the kiss on the forehead???:confused: When you figure it out let me know!;)

mickeylove2
09-10-2007, 07:24 PM
I already have a bunch of stuff put up for doing this on our trip next month!! We are driving so I have a small back pack that I have some stuff in for when we are about 3/4 of the way to Disney for each of my girls that Tink is going to bring to our van while they are sleeping. (We are going to leave at night so they will be sleeping and when they wake up in the morning I am going to have the back packs at their feet with glitter on the floor boards, so they don't get that antsy always asking are we there yet.) I have a new DVD and CD, fat Princess pen, Princess Journal, the clip boards that I made, and their autograph stuff, Princess wallets w/ Disney Dollars, new Princess toothbrush, roll of stickers, a sticker album, Princess crayons and coloring book, disposable camera, Princess dining set, plate, fork and spoon, bowl, cup- to use at Orange Lake, not in the car ;) I also have a small gift for each morning- a deck of Tink cards, Tink notpad and pencil, a spinning light up thingy, and a small Tink craft set, and then for the morning of our Tea party w/ Aurora- this is a surprise, I have their dresses complete with sceptre, shoes, necklace, bracelet, tiara to have laid our on their bed! I think I am more excited than they will be!!! I want to add more stuff to their back packs, so I'm looking forward to seeing all of your ideas!:cool1:

Perditamarie
09-10-2007, 07:30 PM
We love doing the Tinkerbell gifts too, and usually make it stuff we would buy for the trip anyway, but it is just a super fun way to "deliver". Here are some ideas:

* swim goggles
* Hat
* stacks of 2 quarters and 1 penny in mini m&m tube for the penny press machines
* fanny packs/cinch sacks
* water bottle
* small plush
* Disney dollars in a Disney wallet
* flip flops
* empty charm bracelet to fill up w/cute Disney charms
* disposable cameras w/little photo albums
* Disney t-shirt/sweatshirt
* a bouquet of little lollies (which are managable servings, rather than a ginormous lollipop, which you may regret once you watch her eat it all day and all night and all day again and have to deal with the sticky business of keeping track of it)
* hair things

Another fun thing to do is to create invitations from the appropriate characters for your character meals. For instance, for CRT, we receive scrolls of parchment paper with fancy font inviting us to the castle for breakfast from Cinderella...they were rolled and tied with ribbon and they were mysteriously "delivered" to our room the day before!

I have read on these boards that some folks have creatively used chapstick and q-tips I think for foot prints. For the lips, we have a Crayola marker stamper that has a lip stamp -- you could wash the ink off and color the stamp w/ washable marker, but you may just make yourself crazy with that one!

Happy planning!

cissy
09-10-2007, 08:20 PM
Chapstick and a q-tip...GENIUS!! :worship: I was reading this and thinking that you could use your pinkie if you put a piece of tape on it first, but the chapstick idea is even better!!

I have a lot of the same stuff; nightgowns, autograph books, mini flashlights, glow necklaces, etc. But another idea for those who are flying is this. I have 2 DD's 5 and 6. They don't know about the pin trading thing. I bought a bunch of pins on Ebay for them. During the plane ride, I am going to let them each take turns picking a pin from a bag. That way, no fighting. Then they can help pin them to their lanyards. This should get us through most of the flight. :banana:

Thanks for the ideas!!

MNFootballMommy
09-10-2007, 09:26 PM
Where are you getting the Mickey basket from? Is this something you are sending ahead of time or are you ordering it? I am making their autograph books and was going to put a Disney pen with it. I also got them each a photo album from the Disney.com outlet for keepsake photos.

I am planning on ordering from Peggys Sweets or Memories by Betsy. I was originally going to go with the Disney florist, but thought I would enjoy the personal touches that the small business owners could bring to it. I would love to hear from anyone who has used any of these services about their experiences and opinions, though. :earsboy:

MNFootballMommy
09-10-2007, 09:35 PM
* disposable cameras w/little photo albums

* a bouquet of little lollies (which are managable servings, rather than a ginormous lollipop, which you may regret once you watch her eat it all day and all night and all day again and have to deal with the sticky business of keeping track of it)

* hair things



I know, I know--the lollipop thing will be messy. I was trying to take the approach of "these are things I would never get at home!" (Unfortunately, Santa works the same way!) However, I would NOT let it carry over a day--that is just TOO much! :upsidedow Our girl doesn't get a lot of sweets (Dad is a diabetic, so she has a one in seven chance of getting it as well), so since we usually stick to the reasonable foods like fruits and veggies, I thought she might get a kick out of it. Maybe I should re-think that.

HOWEVER--(duh on me!) I should SO get her the mini photo album for the pictures that she takes with her cameras. THAT could be her last day gift with the tattoos! Now, I just have to find a replacement for my sucker day...:sad2:

Thanks for all the input and ideas...loving it here so far!:thumbsup2

BayouMouseketeer
09-10-2007, 10:10 PM
GREAT ideas! You guys are awesome! I forgot I had bought DD a pretty little satin Snow White nightie at the Disney Outlet on vacation this summer! I had put it away for her next hospital stay but that was last week and I forgot to pack it! I guess as long as she doesn't get admitted before we go, I could use that! Now, I just need some PJ pals for DS! :lmao:

I love the Barbie idea for the kiss. I'll definitely practice that whilst they are at school. I would sure hate to explain that one so I think I'll draw all the shades tight, too! :rotfl2:

ANd, the chapstick footprints! Whoda thunk?

You guys are soooo good at this! I am getting excited just reading your ideas! I hope my kids love this 1/2 as much as I am loving putting it together!

BTW, for anyone interested in ordering printed cards from Tink, you can design your own on Vista Print and they are free until September 13! :)

justwinnie
09-10-2007, 10:18 PM
Everyone has such great ideas!

MNFootballMommy- I'd also vote against the big lollipop. I saw this little girl eating one at the mall and I was grossed out. Her face was smeared with all the colors and her teeth looked all stained from it. And she barely made a dent in the lollipop! Go for the little pops or some of the Goofy Candy Co packaged sweets available at WDW.

The new stuff at the Target Dollar Spot features lots of Tink. I'm not sure if it's out at all the Targets yet-- mine had a mixture of new and older stuff (at 50% off).

Tinkerbell items available:
- Small purses- 2 different designs
- Comb and Mirror sets-- mirror was shaped like a flower
- Note card sets- 2 different designs
- Pen with a star at the top and some tinsel-type stuff
- Mini activity set-- notepad, 2 color pencils, and something else
- Tiny door hanger pillow- 3 or 4 inches square

There were more things available, that's all I can remember.

For the boys, they also had Superman items.

mickeylove2
09-11-2007, 08:11 AM
GREAT ideas! You guys are awesome! I forgot I had bought DD a pretty little satin Snow White nightie at the Disney Outlet on vacation this summer! I had put it away for her next hospital stay but that was last week and I forgot to pack it! I guess as long as she doesn't get admitted before we go, I could use that! Now, I just need some PJ pals for DS! :lmao:

I love the Barbie idea for the kiss. I'll definitely practice that whilst they are at school. I would sure hate to explain that one so I think I'll draw all the shades tight, too! :rotfl2:

ANd, the chapstick footprints! Whoda thunk?

You guys are soooo good at this! I am getting excited just reading your ideas! I hope my kids love this 1/2 as much as I am loving putting it together!

BTW, for anyone interested in ordering printed cards from Tink, you can design your own on Vista Print and they are free until September 13! :)

Could you tell me where you found these? The only cards I saw were not free...these would be great! Thanks

BayouMouseketeer
09-11-2007, 10:03 AM
FREE cards at Vista Print. This link is only good for 2 more days!

http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/Note_cards/multi.aspx?xnav=TsrPrice

Beehn
09-11-2007, 11:06 AM
My girls have Disney rain ponchos that were delivered by Tink. You can find them at Walmart, Target etc. I like them because they aren't the same ones sold at the parks so when it rains they are easy to spot. We do lots of other little gifts, swim suits, jammies, blow up toys for the pool, light up jewerly and of course a costume for lunch in the castle. If your looking for something sweet our Kmart has Mickey and Minnie suckers that light up. They are just the size of regular suckers, but great fun at night.
Have fun!

MNFootballMommy
09-11-2007, 12:50 PM
Okay, I filled in my remaining day! YAY! :cool1:

I found a stretchy Tinkerbell necklace and bracelet on Ebay and they are just ADORABLE! The lady that makes them will adjust the size as needed and combines shipping, so I bought a "sisters" necklace set for DD's friends (twins) for Christmas as well.

The gal had lots of Disney charms--princesses, Mickey/Minnie, Goofy--and others as well (Hello Kitty, etc.) DD will love them AND they won't be found in any gift shop, etc.--they are originals! princess:

If you are interested, the Ebay store is: Princesses Four Ever. She even does earrings and cell phone straps (for those with older kids or even for yourself!)

Now to find a small Disney photo album. Should I wait until we get there to get this or are there good places (reasonable prices) to get it beforehand?

sandiegosusie
01-10-2009, 09:31 PM
Has anyone found Tinkerbell chapstick or lip gloss? I can't find it and its the last thing I need...

Trixie15
01-11-2009, 11:16 AM
Great ideas!

We got new toothbrushes from Tinkerbell on our first night - because she wanted to remind us to brush well even if we were really tired.

I think we'll probably get nightgowns, craft kits, candy, toothbrushes, little toys, glowsticks, etc. this time as well. And I got some microglitter as well.

Using chapstick to make footprints with the glitter is a great idea!

I wonder if any of the CM at the parks would help us play this game with the kids? Like, if I wrap a gift and hand it to a cast member discretely and ask them to give it to the kids, would they?

shaunaday
01-11-2009, 12:35 PM
I wanted to add that there are a few things that *all* kids just *must* have at WDW. And you can get them so much cheaper at home than you can at the WORLD. I made some of these items my kids' "Tink Gifts"

* Glow sticks (You may want to buy a lot of these. We used them on dark rides, at Fantasmic, at the parades and we even had enough to share with some other children who we met along the way.)

* Misting Fans (if you will be there when it's warm, get these before you leave)

* Lanyards

* A couple of shirts (We made personalized ones for our brood...check out the Creative DISigns board for help with this)

* Autograph book (Again we made ours for the kids and they were so cute thanks to the DISigners here)

* Sunscreen, chapstick, hats, sunglasses (depending on when you go)

arizonacolbys
01-11-2009, 01:41 PM
Such fun ideas here! Great thread! :goodvibes

Disneyvirg
01-11-2009, 03:24 PM
I actually am not thrilled with just leaving the tattoo sheets for our last day, but was trying to think of something small and easy to put in a suitcase that was already packed. Any ideas are appreciated. I really do try to think outside of the box, but sometimes the box is so big that I can't find my way out!:lmao:

I haven't finished reading this thread...so I apologize if this has already been mentioned. For your last day - how about something she can use to entertain herself on the way home? I think Target & Walmart both sell a little pad that you can use a water-filled Aquadoodle pen (read - no mess) with. It may keep her entertained and is small enough that it could be easily slipped into a carryon bag.

AwaitingMagic
01-12-2009, 11:54 AM
What about 'stepping' thru the glitter with the Tinkerbell doll's shoe? As far as the lips go for the kiss - what if you just sprinkle fairy dust (glitter) around her pillow?

sashagiselle
01-12-2009, 12:22 PM
I found a Tink nightlight at the dollar store, my girls loved having it in the hotel room.

Darcy03231
01-12-2009, 12:33 PM
When I took my niece in October the biggest hit was trading pins. She loved to trade pins (it was her first trip). On the first night Tink left a lanyard/starter pin set. Every night she left a couple of new pins.

d1sneyf4n
01-12-2009, 07:27 PM
So I have scanned through this post and I honestly have never heard of this before but I think it is a very cute idea. Where did this idea come from and what exactly do you do....................

NaplesRI
01-12-2009, 09:26 PM
I read about this a while back and have jumped into it with both feet.:cool1:

We are taking a family vacation to Disney in March and it will be 6 yr old grandson's first trip(daughter in laws also!). We are staying offsite in a condo so we are taking all this with us, and stopping at the Walmart there to add to the stash.

So far we have:
* Had Mickey call (Disney Enchanted Call on Christmas Eve)
* Sent a book from Mickey and a book and note from Tinkerbell (return address- a sticker of Mickey/Tink with Walt Disney World Florida under it)
* Explained to him how Tinkerbell flies everywhere and watches- and if he behaves well he will get special gifts from her during the trip.

I have signed up for the "Pay it Forward" and he will be getting a postcard later this month from Mickey saying Cant wait to see you in March..

What I have for the trip:
For the day we go to Animal Kingdom- a Mickey in Safari outfit that will be sitting in his booster seat when we go to the car that morning. A magnetic board with jungle animals on it- something that will be fun in the car. A "magic monkey" - one of those little animals you put in water and it expands. A couple animal facecloths from Dollar tree that will be in his bathroom when he returns.

For other days- some upon arrival, some overnight, some when we return from the parks
*a package of green army men (DHS day)
*a Buzz Lightyear tshirt
* many glow sticks/bracelets
*a Mickey tshirt
*a Mickey throw blanket ($7.99 Disney.com)
*a Pooh nightlight
*Mickey placemat, plastic dish and cup
*everyone is getting a small Mickey/Minnie/Goofy or Eeyore on their beds
* Mickey facecloths and soaps in bathroom
*Disney playing cards- Go Fish and Snap
*Disney paddle ball
*Disney crayons and a coloring book
*Maze book and Connect the dots
* a couple Disney puzzles
*a Mr Potato head- plan to buy the extra pieces at DTD store
*a Mr Potato head sticker sheet
* a CARS watercolor book
* a WALL E cinch bag (Disney.com)
*a small fan on a string

I know there is more, but I cant think of it
I have Tinkerbell stickers that will go on things so he will know she left them.
I hate glitter so just cant go there.;)

I have "invites" for our Chef Mickey and some other meals. (thanks to great DISers)

I have had such a wonderful time planning all this:woohoo:- it's been great watching his excitement build, and I hope it is all he thinks it will be and more!

As a side note- I also have put together small bathroom baskets for the ladies- lotion, antibacterial wipes, chapsticks, travel toothpaste and toothbrushes(they know not to bring that), Disney facecloths and soaps, and still adding to these.

Everyone is getting one of the throw blankets I mentioned above, as well as a plush. Everyone will have 1 or 2 Disney trading pins specific to their likes. No one has done trading so it would be new. Grandson will have about 10 pins.

Everyone has a tube for Pressed Pennies.
Oh, everyone has 2 rain ponchos.

Lots of what I got came from Dollar tree, Bath and Body Works, Ebay, and Walmart. I always have my eyes peeled for anything Disney. I personally have not had luck at Target as they always seem to have girl things not boys.

Last but not least, I have a "bracelet" for him to wear that has his mother's cell phone number on it, should he ever get lost- it cost only a few dollars online, and is red so he thinks it is cool (similar kind to what Lance Armstron wears)

I hope everyone doing this has as much fun as I am having- I don't know what I will do after this trip is over! I may need a job to fill my time:rotfl2:

sandiegosusie
01-12-2009, 10:24 PM
I read about this a while back and have jumped into it with both feet.:cool1:

We are taking a family vacation to Disney in March and it will be 6 yr old grandson's first trip(daughter in laws also!). We are staying offsite in a condo so we are taking all this with us, and stopping at the Walmart there to add to the stash.

So far we have:
* Had Mickey call (Disney Enchanted Call on Christmas Eve)
* Sent a book from Mickey and a book and note from Tinkerbell (return address- a sticker of Mickey/Tink with Walt Disney World Florida under it)
* Explained to him how Tinkerbell flies everywhere and watches- and if he behaves well he will get special gifts from her during the trip.

I have signed up for the "Pay it Forward" and he will be getting a postcard later this month from Mickey saying Cant wait to see you in March..

What I have for the trip:
For the day we go to Animal Kingdom- a Mickey in Safari outfit that will be sitting in his booster seat when we go to the car that morning. A magnetic board with jungle animals on it- something that will be fun in the car. A "magic monkey" - one of those little animals you put in water and it expands. A couple animal facecloths from Dollar tree that will be in his bathroom when he returns.

For other days- some upon arrival, some overnight, some when we return from the parks
*a package of green army men (DHS day)
*a Buzz Lightyear tshirt
* many glow sticks/bracelets
*a Mickey tshirt
*a Mickey throw blanket ($7.99 Disney.com)
*a Pooh nightlight
*Mickey placemat, plastic dish and cup
*everyone is getting a small Mickey/Minnie/Goofy or Eeyore on their beds
* Mickey facecloths and soaps in bathroom
*Disney playing cards- Go Fish and Snap
*Disney paddle ball
*Disney crayons and a coloring book
*Maze book and Connect the dots
* a couple Disney puzzles
*a Mr Potato head- plan to buy the extra pieces at DTD store
*a Mr Potato head sticker sheet
* a CARS watercolor book
* a WALL E cinch bag (Disney.com)
*a small fan on a string

I know there is more, but I cant think of it
I have Tinkerbell stickers that will go on things so he will know she left them.
I hate glitter so just cant go there.;)

I have "invites" for our Chef Mickey and some other meals. (thanks to great DISers)

I have had such a wonderful time planning all this:woohoo:- it's been great watching his excitement build, and I hope it is all he thinks it will be and more!

As a side note- I also have put together small bathroom baskets for the ladies- lotion, antibacterial wipes, chapsticks, travel toothpaste and toothbrushes(they know not to bring that), Disney facecloths and soaps, and still adding to these.

Everyone is getting one of the throw blankets I mentioned above, as well as a plush. Everyone will have 1 or 2 Disney trading pins specific to their likes. No one has done trading so it would be new. Grandson will have about 10 pins.

Everyone has a tube for Pressed Pennies.
Oh, everyone has 2 rain ponchos.

Lots of what I got came from Dollar tree, Bath and Body Works, Ebay, and Walmart. I always have my eyes peeled for anything Disney. I personally have not had luck at Target as they always seem to have girl things not boys.

Last but not least, I have a "bracelet" for him to wear that has his mother's cell phone number on it, should he ever get lost- it cost only a few dollars online, and is red so he thinks it is cool (similar kind to what Lance Armstron wears)

I hope everyone doing this has as much fun as I am having- I don't know what I will do after this trip is over! I may need a job to fill my time:rotfl2:

I have to say that you are the best mother-in-law and grandma ever. Wish you were in my family. Hope you have a great time and all your work brings much happiness to you and yours!

NaplesRI
01-13-2009, 07:58 AM
Thanks- it turned into a longer post than I expected- but I am getting so much pleasure out of doing this, I will probably enjoy this trip the most of anyone:)

DWFan4Life
01-13-2009, 03:01 PM
Thanks- it turned into a longer post than I expected- but I am getting so much pleasure out of doing this, I will probably enjoy this trip the most of anyone:)

Yes that's great, hopefully you really enjoy your trip. You have a nice plan. All I can say is, enjoy and have fun. :rotfl:

Have a great day and safe trip. :)

Goofy'slady
01-13-2009, 03:37 PM
I've really enjoyed reading thru these posts but I have to admit that I'm a bit lost in regards to how this whole Tinkerbell gift thing works. Do you buy little gifts for your kids and give them one/a few each night that leads up to your vacation, do you pick a certain time prior to your vaca...say a week before and leave them something while their sleeping from Tink or do you give them their gifts the night before you leave for Disney? How does this work.

I'd like to do this for my youngest daughter who will be a month shy of turning 4 when we leave for our next trip so I know she'll be over the moon if she thought Tinkerbell left her presents. My oldest daughter will be a month shy of turning 11 so I'm not sure if she'd play into this whole Tinkerbell left you something thing. I'd probably lull out Disney dollars for her to collect along the way that way she'd have her own spending money once we arrived.

T.

PrincessMama605
01-13-2009, 04:06 PM
I read about Tink gifts here on the Dis before our first trip. Our Tinkerbell doesn't leave footprints she just leaves gifts, one under my dd's pillow each night while she is asleep. It definitely gets my dd up in a good mood, especially when i am in a rush for an early adr or rope drop!

I usually do pins, dollar store princess notebooks & crayons (for waiting in line), glowsticks and occasionally Tink will leave a big gift like a princess dress or a new tee shirt for her to wear in the parks that day. When my dd gets a little older I will do disney dollars too.

I do like the kiss idea though, I think i will try that on our next trip.

sandiegosusie
01-13-2009, 04:49 PM
Our version of the Tinkerbell gifts are going to be modified since we are only staying one night at WDW before our Disney cruise. Tink will have brought a gift basket, wrapped in cellophane with a bow, for each daughter when they wake up at WDW. I'm almost finished as of today at the Disney Store with Tinkerbell pajamas and t-shirts. I went in hoping for a Tinkerbell gift card that I could add too, but no luck. I will have to look at DL next month I also got a Tink reuseable bag that is really cute. .

I have Tink panties, Tink pj's, Tink t-shirt, Tink notebook w/ pen, Tink brush, Tink toothbrush, Tink hair elastics, Tink trading pin, Tink plush doll from DL, Tink doodle pad, Tink chapstick (Avon) and a Tink pillowcase (Avon this month). I still need Tink playing cards, Tink Pez (if anyone has seen one let me know) and the above mentioned Tink gift card. I think that will do it!! I found at Target $ spot a lime green and a purple plastic basket/tote that is kind of flexible. I may put all the stuff in those to wrap. I will probably send a box down to help with the surprise and free up some room in the suitcase. Hopefully it will all turn out as cute as I hope.

NaplesRI
01-16-2009, 07:35 PM
Goofy'sLady- I think you can do whatever works for you and your little ones. Mine is geared mostly to while we are actually at Disney, leaving little gifts from Tink each day, but I also have mailed a couple books in advance with notes from Tink reminding him to be good and that Mickey and the Gang are counting the days till he will be there.
Our gifts are boy gifts, so no Tink things, but since Tink flies around and watches what goes on, she is the one that leaves them.:thumbsup2

susykt4
01-17-2009, 08:44 AM
For my kids it's a good behavior thing. Tink is always watching and if they are good in the parks and don't whine and fight, Tink will visit during the night and leave them a small gift. It REALLY works! They want those gifts and one small warning usually ends any unwanted behavior. Bwa ha ha ha. It also cuts back on them asking for stuff at the endless gift shops because they get something every morning. It's a blast for me before the trip and is my DD8's favorite part of the trip. DS6 loves it as well.