You didn’t think I went all the way to Disneyland (pockets stuffed with magic stones for little kids) and nothing for my husband, did you? I mean, it was our anniversary and all. And I never go overboard with crafty projects for my husband. He probably doesn’t even know if I love him or not. Oh gosh. I am clearly failing at this thing called marriage. So much for a two year anniversary. Hopefully I make it until my third.
So now onto stating the obvious: clearly I go overboard sometimes. Or a lot. Okay always. My husband had a conference in Anaheim the week leading up to our trip so I figured I should make him a little gift bag for each day he was gone. Just so he didn’t forget how much he loved me. That’s what all wives do right? Since he had to share a hotel room with a co-worker, I’m sure he really enjoyed opening them up each day.
I started with the obvious: A small bottle of gin, a bottle of tonic, and a Disney tumbler. I mean, what’s more magical than drinking your favorite cocktail out of a Disney cup? Yeah that’s right. Nothing.
Two different days were boxes of his favorite candy. I searched high and low for any candy that was Disney themed, but found nothing. Oh the joys of shopping last minute. Instead I just turned his favorites into “Disney” candy by adding little mouse heads.
On one of the box candy days, I added a Red Bull. The accompanying note said that since all the kids at Disneyland would be all hyped up on sugar, he should be too.
Glow Sticks. Now, I know if you have children this is a must purchase before your trip. Seriously, they are 8 for a dollar at the Dollar Tree or $8 each at Disneyland. Buy them beforehand. And for adults? Yes ma’am. We had just as much fun with them as the kids did. And I had so many extra that I handed them out to the other kids in line.
Disney Journal love note. I bought a Disney journal at the Dollar Tree and wrote him a love note throughout it. Don’t worry, I only put a few words on each page. I don’t have that much to say to him, since we do live together and all.
Disney puzzle with a twist. I took the kids puzzle out of the box, put it together, flipped it over, and wrote a short little note about how excited I was to go to the park with him. Then put it back in the box, seal it up, and make him struggle to put it back together. Or is that just my husband? Seriously. It was a 24 piece puzzle! I thought it was going to be easy!
Lastly (and this was a stretch), I bought a Disney magic towel. You know those things you see at the Dollar Tree while wondering who would ever buy them? Yeah. Those. I bought one. I added a little note about how he was obviously crying without me by his side, so this could dry his eyes. Yeah that’s right. I’m clever like that.
After I picked out all the gifts, packed them in small gift bags, I needed to write the accompanied note. I cut out Mickey Mouse heads in black cardstock, then “shorts” out of Disney themed paper. I hand sewed the shorts onto the head outline, and hot glued buttons on the shorts. And because everyone knows Mickey wouldn’t be the same without Minnie too, I made a few Minnie heads by adding bows. Then I wrote little notes for each head, and tied them to each gift bag.
Overall, I think it was a success. Especially because when he begged me for Disneyland souvenirs at the park that night, I was able to tell him he already had enough. And you thought I had it easy without children.