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NatlTreasureHunter
08-11-2010, 05:32 AM
;)Hi Everyone!

My DW, DD (age 1) and I are returning for our 7th trip in 7 yrs, our 1st since DD was born. I would like to do something special for DW and DD but especially for DW as she has been amazing over the past year. We are staying at the Poly this year because of its proximity to MK. I would like to know if anyone knows something that I can plan for DW that would be special. I know people have different ideas and definitions of special and I would appreciate ALL suggestions....

Some general ideas I have are something to be done at one of our sitdown meals, something at the hotel, or even something by a character in a park or at the hotel.

thank you for all your help:thumbsup2



For instance, mw DW for my birthday on a previous trip called ahead to the Coral Reef (my favorite sitdown place) and had a diver come down to the glass with a sign that said happy birthday and had a "personalized menu" made for me... VERY COOL!!! I believe it didnt cost a darn thing but was easily the high point of my past 6 visits.








Bill
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disneysmyhappyplace
08-11-2010, 08:49 AM
What about a nice floral arrangement from the Disney florists to surprise her when she walks in the door of your resort room. I believe they have all different kinds of packages and pricing. Have a wonderful trip!

bluejasmine
08-11-2010, 09:57 AM
Flowers is very nice. Nice dinner at GF or CR. Specialty cruise. Pick a pearl in Japan. Or.. Im decorating our room at the Poly with candles, rose petals, champagne and string lights while I send my DH on an "errand"

NatlTreasureHunter
08-11-2010, 10:05 AM
Being that it'll be our 1st trip with a little one and we already have our dining booked, I am kind of limited on what we can plan as far as an intimate occassion and she booked our dining that provided us with the most opportunities for our DD to be able to eat with us and on her schedule.

Like the flower arrangement idea,

keep'em coming though... We have a month plus til we come back there and DW SWEARS by the boards and the ideas that people come up with..

Thanks
Bill


Feel free to PM me with any ideas also:goodvibes

BLTLDZ
08-11-2010, 10:20 AM
I can tell you what made me cry from happiness, hopefully will work the same for your wife. ;)

My 30th birthday just passed, and we ate Dinner at Citricos in the grand floridian.

My fiancee had called disney ahead of time, and had delivered to the table, a white chocolate cinderella slipper filled with creme and rasberries....it also had a choclate dusting of the castle on the side...it was absolutely beautiful, and deliscious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then when we got back to the room, there was a BEAUTIFUL bouquet of fushia colored roses that had light up tinkerbells....VERY thoughful, and made me feel so loved :lovestruc.

BLTLDZ
08-11-2010, 10:21 AM
Being that it'll be our 1st trip with a little one and we already have our dining booked, I am kind of limited on what we can plan as far as an intimate occassion and she booked our dining that provided us with the most opportunities for our DD to be able to eat with us and on her schedule.



Then having something delivered to the table during dinner would be the best bet. ;)

KatMark
08-11-2010, 11:19 AM
How about giving your wife a little "alone" time and booking her a massage?

chrisw127
08-11-2010, 11:20 AM
How about a spa day at the Grand Floridian? A mani/pedi, maybe a sugar scrub. You could have some father - daughter bonding time and give mom the morning off.

janloz
08-11-2010, 11:30 AM
We have done a few special things on our family trips,

1. I booked Gifts of a lifetime to do a scavenger hunt through MK for DD 5th bday gifts. They do wonderful specialized events and they are a sponsor on the dis boards. Check out their website for ideas.
2. Wishes Fireworks cruise, I believe you can book out of Poly. We did out of WL for DS 8th bday. Arranged cake, coffee, etc for private dining. Wonderful.
3. Specialty cake, check out the cake chatter thread on the restuarant board. Yummy!
4. Did a private photo session with photopass photographer at poly in Dec 08. they are some of the best pictures of our family ever. We had 8 people in our group and photographer was very patient. It might be a great way to remember your DD's first trip.

i also arranged the diver and personalized menu at Coral Reef for DS in 08. He still has the menus and tells people about it all the time. Unfortunately, they stopped offering in Dec 08.

chrisw127
08-11-2010, 12:44 PM
We have done a few special things on our family trips,

1. I booked Gifts of a lifetime to do a scavenger hunt through MK for DD 5th bday gifts. They do wonderful specialized events and they are a sponsor on the dis boards. Check out their website for ideas.
2. Wishes Fireworks cruise, I believe you can book out of Poly. We did out of WL for DS 8th bday. Arranged cake, coffee, etc for private dining. Wonderful.
3. Specialty cake, check out the cake chatter thread on the restuarant board. Yummy!
4. Did a private photo session with photopass photographer at poly in Dec 08. they are some of the best pictures of our family ever. We had 8 people in our group and photographer was very patient. It might be a great way to remember your DD's first trip.
i also arranged the diver and personalized menu at Coral Reef for DS in 08. He still has the menus and tells people about it all the time. Unfortunately, they stopped offering in Dec 08.

Oh, I like this one. I've seen some of those photo sessions posted on the board and they are really nice.

Ana~n~Joseph
08-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Hi!!

My husband, 1 yr old son (celebrating 1st birthday) and I are going to Disney in Sept - here are a few of my suggestions (some of which I'm planning for myself...haha!)

1. Gift basket
2. Family Disney Photopass Session - we are doing ours at the GF
3. Spa day! Give your wifey a break and send her to GF Spa
4. Fairy Godmother - get a sitter for the night and take your wife to a nice romantic dinner.

Have fun.

amyren
08-11-2010, 02:03 PM
We have done a few special things on our family trips,

1. I booked Gifts of a lifetime to do a scavenger hunt through MK for DD 5th bday gifts. They do wonderful specialized events and they are a sponsor on the dis boards. Check out their website for ideas.
2. Wishes Fireworks cruise, I believe you can book out of Poly. We did out of WL for DS 8th bday. Arranged cake, coffee, etc for private dining. Wonderful.
3. Specialty cake, check out the cake chatter thread on the restuarant board. Yummy!
4. Did a private photo session with photopass photographer at poly in Dec 08. they are some of the best pictures of our family ever. We had 8 people in our group and photographer was very patient. It might be a great way to remember your DD's first trip.

i also arranged the diver and personalized menu at Coral Reef for DS in 08. He still has the menus and tells people about it all the time. Unfortunately, they stopped offering in Dec 08.

Great idea! I'm sure DW would LOVE a great family pic at Disney... I know I would ;)

NatlTreasureHunter
08-11-2010, 06:47 PM
I still have the menus also:) and it is easily the first thing I tell people about our previous trips.

I like the idea with the glass slipper, Would I call Disney Dining or the restaurant directly? And which restaurants would you think would do something like that?

Our meal itineraries include: Cape May Clambake, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Tonys Towne Square, Sci-Fi DineIn Theatre, Akershus breakfast, and Coral Reef

skipperkim
08-11-2010, 07:13 PM
I still have the menus also:) and it is easily the first thing I tell people about our previous trips.

I like the idea with the glass slipper, Would I call Disney Dining or the restaurant directly? And which restaurants would you think would do something like that?

Our meal itineraries include: Cape May Clambake, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Tonys Towne Square, Sci-Fi DineIn Theatre, Akershus breakfast, and Coral Reef

Out of all your meals the most upscale is Coral Reef. I know I've had a special birthday treat there.

beautifultomorrow
08-11-2010, 07:45 PM
I still have the menus also:) and it is easily the first thing I tell people about our previous trips.

I like the idea with the glass slipper, Would I call Disney Dining or the restaurant directly? And which restaurants would you think would do something like that?

Our meal itineraries include: Cape May Clambake, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Tonys Towne Square, Sci-Fi DineIn Theatre, Akershus breakfast, and Coral Reef

I might be wrong but I *think* the glass slipper comes from resort bakeries, not sure if you can get it at theme park restaurants. I would ask about it over on the cake chatter thread: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2413710

That is probably the best place to start, the first thread has some general information and you can also see pix of different cakes and specialty desserts that can be ordered. I would also guess calling Disney's cake hotline might be the best place to start for getting the slipper dessert or some other fancy dessert not on the menu.

As far as other ideas, If you're not staying concierge level already a surprise upgrade to the Hawaii building at Poly might be a nice surprise, albeit pricey.

NatlTreasureHunter
08-13-2010, 08:35 PM
Thanx for the heads up, I'll have to see if I can give the bakery a call and arrange something....

Keep the great ideas coming:goodvibes