Monday, August 22, 2011

Destination Disney --- Special Edition


When I posted Friday’s Destination Disney weekly topic, I made a special announcement. As a result of that announcement, I’ve had “Disney on the brain” more than usual (and that’s a LOT!)  I have so many thoughts rolling around in my mind that it’s almost ridiculous. 

  • Since we are taking advantage of the free dining plan on our next trip, I had a blast planning and reserving 7 sit-down meals for our family (can’t wait!) 
  • I had fun researching all the sites to see which was the best day to visit which park and start making a calendar/spreadsheet.
  • I’ve been perusing my Disney planning guides more than usual these days – and have been asking the kids for their opinions on our “absolute must-dos” to add to our lists.
  • I’ve been visiting my Disney friends blogs even more than usual – just getting a big-time Disney fix! 

And one thing that keeps popping into my head over and over again is the need to acquire/create some matching shirts for us again.  In 2009, we traveled with friends (who had never been to WDW before) and we wanted to go all out – making a magical experience.  We created 3 sets of matching shirts for our group:

Florida '09 025
Florida '09 062

I don’t have any pictures of the 3rd tee on this computer, but they were done on tan tees, and had each of our names on them in a Disney “castmember” nametag. 

Now, my family would never even want to consider dressing alike on a normal day.  So, why is it that we have so much fun doing it at Disney?  For one thing, it makes it much simpler to find your group if you get separated. But, for another, it’s just one more bit of Disney magic!

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So, I really, really want to hear about you ---
do you and your family do matching shirts? 
And, if so, I’d love to see pictures and hear either
where you got them or how you created them. 
I need ideas for our next trip
(I have some, but would love more!) 

Get your posts up and come back here and link up.  (It’s ok to link to an old post, if you’ve shared about your shirts in the past!) The more the merrier – if you have friends that aren’t regular DD participants, but you know they have matching shirts to share, please tell them to come link up.  I’ll leave this linky open for longer, just in case.

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8 comments:

Christa said...

Um, is this directed at me?? Hehe!! I have a doctor appt. this afternoon (pray for me- heart cath) so either tonight or tomorrow, I will do a special post showing all our matching shirts and all... tell you how much loved it - and why- and no, we wouldn't do it on a normal day... but no day at Disney is normal!!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

So excited for you guys!! I would recommend etsy for shirts. :)

Jodi said...

What a great idea! Love the matching shirts:) So excited for you planning another trip! Woohoo! David keeps saying he wants to go back, but we'll have to wait until the end of next year...we shall see!

Kelly said...

You are for sure way more creative than me...lol Your shirts look like so much fun!! How did you do it?

Kelly said...

I also have to say that our brains must be on the same wavelength with these posts...lol.

Melissa said...

I wanted to do this post, but just haven't had time to put one together. I did start gathering photos for it tho...so maybe I'll tack it on to my A to Z post on Friday :)

Elyse said...

Now I have some inspiration to make even MORE matching shirts. Too bad our next Disney vacation isn't until 2013 or 2014 :(

Julie Coney said...

When we went to NYC last fall, we didn't wear matching T-Shirts we all had matching red scarves. It was nice to be able to visually track 13 people on the streets of NYC, getting on and off the subway, and on and off all the ferries.

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