One of our favorite magical memories from last year’s trip was Messages from Mickey. We saved a bundle of money on souvenirs as whenever we passed a store we just reminded the littles that Mickey would be picking out a treat especially for them each day!
Like last year, the littles will receive a note and gift from the world’s most revered mouse (tucked into their stockings this time) on each morning of our stay. Now, if I do say so myself, Mother absolutely outdid herself on these stockings! And to think I had planned to make them on my own :-) (Thank goodness for that miscommunication, as mine were going to be constructed of burlap and fabric glue.)
I sized the notecards at 4"x6" so that they'll fit right in our Disney memory books, and used the same Brady Bunch and Waltograph fonts from the signature books and matching game.
Day 1 – Stuffed Mickey (to go on and get that out of the way), Mickey candy cane (box set at Publix) and Mickey juice bottle ($2ish at WalMart)
Day 2: Coloring book and sticker set ($1 at Party City), silly bands ($1 on clearance at Party City) and lollipop (left over from July 4th party)
Day 3: Mickey bubbles ($1 from Party City) and lollipop (WalMart lucky find)
Day 4: Giant Mickey cookie (not yet bagged because I just pulled them out of the freezer…I made them with leftover dough from the PCP’s bowling pin cookies), Mickey ornament (purchased set of 4 from Disney Store in July for $4) and hand warmers (Target dollar bin)
I painted their names on the back with white paint pen.
Day 5: Perry the Platypus PJs (clearance from Disney Store this summer) and Perry fruit snacks (can’t recall where I picked these up)
Day 6: Mickey lollipops (WalMart again) and deck of cards (Dollar Tree) – this is also the day the note will say they can pick out their favorite souvenir from the park
I’m beyond excited to be doing this again. Alas, it does take pre-planning, but it was SO worth it to see the magic on their faces first thing every morning!