Here I am with another Disney post. But, you’ll like this one. Not that you haven’t liked the others, but this is a twist on what everyone else is doing.
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Before our first trip to Disney I did all the research on Pinterest to find the best ways to do things, how to save a buck, what to pack, the works.
The Initial Idea
In doing this, I came across the idea of Tinker Bell gifts. Now, everything I read said that Tinker Bell gifts were delivered in resort hotel rooms after a long day in the park.
I got to thinking about ways to orchestrate that and thought, “This is not worth it! The kid is going to have a full day in the parks, how is a little present at the end of the day going to add to that? And how, on Earth, am I going to sneak around to get presents “delivered” by Tinker Bell?“How, on Earth, am I going to sneak around to get presents "delivered" by Tinker Bell? #toomuch #tinkerbell #gifts Click To Tweet
That thought alone was too much effort, but I still wanted #1 to have the excitement of receiving gifts from a Disney character.
So, I made it easier on myself and twisted Tinker Bell gifts to be a way to lead up to the vacation.
The Lead Up
Each Friday, beginning about six weeks before the vacation, Tinker Bell starts delivering gifts. They are nothing big. Most of them are purchased from the Dollar Tree. But, #1 is thrilled on Friday mornings when he sees what Tinker Bell has delivered.
To add to that, Friday night’s tend to be movie night in our house, and if I’m really planning ahead (which, let’s be honest, when am I not?) I’ll coordinate the gifts with whatever Disney movie we’re watching that night.
Gifts She’s Left
Here are a few things Tinker Bell dropped off before our last vacation:
- Barrel of monkeys (an ode to ‘Death by Monkeys’ from Toy Story & Toy Story 3)
- Pirate hat (we also pushed furniture together that night and made a pirate ship, complete with sail, and a treasure map through the house to find gold, or rather, popcorn)
- Plastic Disney characters, Donald Duck and Goofy, these were about 2″ tall.
- Velvet coloring pages
- Puzzles (a set of four)
- Cars-themed painting set
All of these items were $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree. I also spent $0.43 on a spool of green ribbon and had Tinker Bell leave notes with the gifts.
Tinker Bell Notes
You can get the printable to make your own Tinker Bell notes by clicking the gray download button below.
The Options are Endless
The Dollar Tree is definitely the place to get your Tinker Bell gifts. Every aisle has some sort of Disney-themed goody in it. Take a stroll and you’ll find well over six gifts. So many, that you’ll have to start narrowing down your options.
Believe me, I’ve done this twice now and always debate over which gifts to get, because there are so many options.
When you start to do this with your kiddos, please, tell me in the comments what you use for the gifts. The options are endless!
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