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Microcell
01-22-2010, 10:24 AM
That wouldn't be immediately obvious if you were giving them a present?

We are getting things together to wrap up a present with things the kids could use at Disney, but at the bottom would be the invitation to go to WDW. We don't want them to realize until the actual invitation is opened, so what would you put in it?

So far I have M&M minis, and a roll of pennies and quarters. We haven't done pressed pennies this way so it should stump them.

Any other ideas?

It'sWDW4me
01-22-2010, 10:26 AM
That wouldn't be immediately obvious if you were giving them a present?

We are getting things together to wrap up a present with things the kids could use at Disney, but at the bottom would be the invitation to go to WDW. We don't want them to realize until the actual invitation is opened, so what would you put in it?

So far I have M&M minis, and a roll of pennies and quarters. We haven't done pressed pennies this way so it should stump them.

Any other ideas?

How old are your kids?

My ds loves a water mister/fan.

Microcell
01-22-2010, 10:30 AM
That would help to know.. they are 11 and 7. And though it looks like we are going in 209 days it is actually 9 days (the 11 year old is pretty sharp so I have to throw her off)!

Dee77
01-22-2010, 10:33 AM
If you think they will buy any souvenirs while in Disney, maybe you can get them each a Disney gift card to use.

NHMom4
01-22-2010, 10:35 AM
glow sticks, tube of 15 for $1at micheals
nalgene water bottles
autograph book and pen -that would give it away...
get a picture puzzle from snapfish so they have to put it togther to realize what it says...I think they are only 20 pieces so you can put it toghter with out knowing what the end picture is.:banana:

teacup princess
01-22-2010, 11:24 AM
Sunhat
Ponchos
Activity books or other things to do in the car/bus/airplane
Mister or personal fan
Sunscreen
Chapstick
Wallet or fannypack
Glowsticks

pixiewings71
01-22-2010, 11:52 AM
Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick and the tickets and maybe a $25 gc each at the bottom. :)

Edited to add, PINS!!!! Go to the Collector's Board to see a list of sellers on eBay, or go to Disney Shopping.com and buy them some pins and maybe a lanyard. :)

NHdisneylover
01-22-2010, 12:41 PM
Lots of great sugestions here. I totally agree with the hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick.

Also small (less than 3.4 ounces if you are flying so they can have it on the plane) hand sanitizer

If both are girls maybe some new hair ties/scrunchies (always nice to look good in all those photos).

gum (you can't buy it at WDW and it is good for ears on planes)

okeydokey
01-22-2010, 01:23 PM
A waist pack with hand sanitizer, chapstick, bandaids, sunglasses. Then they can carry their own stuff around!

dizneemom
01-22-2010, 02:11 PM
maybe a disposable camera so they can capture their own moments

Butterflies31
01-22-2010, 02:15 PM
I have 3 girls and we are going in March. So far my list looks like this..

Sunscreen
new tooth brushes
travel games
crayons and coloring book
nintendo ds
cards
scrunchies and clips
hand sanitizer
travel tissues
lip balm
personal id cards ( cards with the parents info so kids can carry them)
roll quaters
fanny pouches
zip lock bag of mints and cough drops
box of gummi snacks a peice

Hope this helps you

bigbabyblues
01-22-2010, 02:58 PM
I've done sunglasses, pj's and beach towels.

mousebymarriage
01-22-2010, 04:59 PM
When we surprised our kids at christmas the box contained:

Sunglasses
Ponchos
Mickey T-shirt for each
Birnbaum book for kids
Sunscreen


You could also include:
beach towels
travel games for the car or plane (maybe Uno or travel Connect Four,etc)
new DVD for car (if you have portable DVD player)
autograph books
bathing suits (they will think they are going to the beach...LOL)
Flip Flops

Perditamarie
01-22-2010, 05:30 PM
Swim goggles......my kids love swimming in the resort pool with these!

MamaOfTwoPrincesses
01-22-2010, 06:04 PM
Great ideas so far!

I'd add
lanyard and pins for trading
Disney Dollars
autograph book
Guide to the Magic book (http://www.guidetothemagic.com/shopping.htm)and journal (really fun for kids)
or just a plain journal that they can use to write about their trip.

rt2dz
01-23-2010, 09:33 AM
Hmmmmm…. Good question. The trick is "things that won’t give it away." For my kids, a Disney gift card, Disney Dollars, pins, lanyard, , ponchos, Disney books, pressed penny books and autograph books would completely give it away.

We’re doing a trip right after Christmas so we’ll be giving them lots of stuff at Christmas for the trip. They are getting a lot the give it away stuff (especially a Hidden Mickey’s book). We drive, so we’re giving them travel pillows (they need new ones, the old ones were lost in the move). We’ll also be giving them a roll of pennies and a couple rolls of quarters. They’ll get some activities for the car ride. They are getting a t-shirt and sweatshirt each. They are also getting new luggage (big duffle bags).

In the past, they have been given Disney Wallets, sunglasses, blankets for the car and hats.

Beach towels, bathing suits, goggles, sunscreen, lip balm with sunscreen, travel toiletries, journal, reusable water bottles (if they don’t already have one or two for school) and water mister fans can all be good ideas too. Of course, some depend on time of year. I also like the idea of a fanny packs; although I don’t see my boys using them, and since I have a stroller and a diaper bag…. Cameras are good too!

That's all I can think of for now.

pooh4evr
01-23-2010, 01:32 PM
A light up toy for the evenings- we bought some at Walgreens (for $3 or something) and they waved those things around like crazy - and lead the way for us so we could see them as we were going through crowds- it was much cheaper than buying on down there.