I have a confession.  I'm 35 and I've never been to Disney World. I've been to Disneyland as a child and an adult but never to Disney World.  When we got a last minute invite to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference I was so excited.  Finally I get to say "I'm going to Disney World!"  

The email arrived late last Friday night.  If the kids would have been awake I'm sure I would have just blurted it out right then.  Over the last week we've almost spilled the beans countless times.  But I wanted to do a big surprise for the kids.  We have been planning a trip for Fall Break in October so we have been talking about going to Disneyworld a lot lately but they had no idea we were going in TWO WEEKS!


Since we didn't ever do a balloon gender reveal, we thought it would be super fun to do a balloon Disney reveal.  Here's how we did it.

I ordered Mickey Mouse balloons on Amazon, found Tsum Tsums of some of the classic Disney characters, purchased Mickey Mouse birthday invitations and a moving box.

We inflated the balloons with helium and then taped down the ribbons to the bottom of the box.  

Then we added in the Tsum Tsums, their invitation to Disney World and a little tissue paper to keep everything in place.  We learned the hard way after a Mickey popped that the balloons needed to be snug in the box.

Once the box was packed, I wrapped it in butcher paper.


And tied a bow with red and white twine.

Once the girls got home from school and Will was up from his nap, they couldn't wait to find out what was in the big box.  The girls thought it might be a new truck for their brother but we assured them this box was for everyone.

Here's what happened when they opened the box.  Turn down your volume, friends, their is lots of screaming!

They're a little excited, don't you think?  Some friends aren't telling their kids until they get picked up from school early! (wink, wink) You can follow our Disney World adventures by using the hashtag #DisneySMMC and #TLSFdoesDisney.  We have so much to share from outfits for the trip to sneak peeks on what's new at all of the parks. 

Have you surprised your kids with a trip?  Share your ideas in the comments!