We’re Going to Disney World: Telling the Kids!

My husband and I honeymooned in Disney World twelve years ago (the Honeymoon Suite at the Wilderness Lodge is A-Mazing).  We have long wanted to take the kids to see the Mouse, but it never seemed like the right time.  We didn’t want to have to pack diapers, baby food or bottles, so we agreed to wait until these items were no longer necessary.  Now is THE time!  My girls are the perfect ages, 4 and 7, to get swept up in the magic (are you ever really too old for some pixie dust?) so we wanted to tell them in a magical way.

We bought five balloons (two red, two white and one black) and attached one post card at the bottom of each balloon.  When lined up correctly, the balloons would spell out, “Lily and Aubrie, we’re going to Disney World!”  We stuffed the balloons inside a large storage box and called in the kids.  Below is their reaction to the news:

As you can tell, we couldn’t be more excited!  I cannot wait to see their faces as we stroll down Main Street for the very first time.  Stay tuned for many more posts on planning for the vacation of a life time!


  1. How exciting! They are the perfect age and y’all are going to have a blast.

  2. So fun and what a cite way to tell them!

  3. Diane Hunn says:

    I’m so excited for you all. Can’t wait to see all your pics! Mom

  4. So cute! They are going to have an absolute blast.

  5. So fun! I hope you all stay cool and have a blast!!!

  6. How adorable! What a fun way to tell them, too!

  7. Congrats on the trip. I’ve never been before but I know it will be such a blast for you all. Safe travels!!! Can’t wait to see pictures of your adventures. 🙂

  8. YAY! What a fun way to share the news! They really are at a perfect age for Disney World. You all are going to have a fantastic trip! I can’t wait to follow along on your trip!

  9. How exciting and what a cool way to break the news! We went to WDW for our honeymoon, too!

  10. YOu guys are going to have SO much fun!!

  11. Cecelia says:

    How awesome was THAT!?!?

  12. Cheryl B. says:

    Aww, I love this idea!! My friends are going to surprise their girls (7 & 5) in a few weeks. Their current plan is to tell the kids they’re picking up their uncle at the airport, and then not break the news until they get to the airport…but maybe I’ll talk them into something a little more clever like this 🙂
    Thanks for the idea!!

  13. Disney should use this in one of their commercials. What a kids dream come true. Have a fabulous time! 🙂

  14. Grace Adele says:

    How fun for your kids and you. That’s the best family vacation ever! Enjoy! 🙂


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