It’s always a challenge to find gifts for people who don’t like to accumulate more possessions, so, as we shared in the last post, we like to give each other the gift of an experience.
We thought it would be hard to top the fun we had sampling our way through Epcot, but our daughter came up with yet another great gift idea for our last Disney trip – our very own “Magical” app!
Now, it does help if your daughter is in the midst of getting a PhD in computer science for this gift. But, it also helps that she knows a lot about Disney. This year, she made an Android app that led us on a scavenger hunt through Epcot so we could experience things we might not usually notice.
We have been to Epcot many times, but never even noticed the first stop on the scavenger hunt – the Coca Cola tasting area where you could sample sodas from around the world. Let’s just say, the Beverly was unique.
Other stops included everything from participating in the Fiesta de Navidad in Mexico to guessing which of the totem poles in Canada was wood.
The coordinates were all programmed in for each stop (including to the wooden totem pole) and all we had to do was follow the arrow.
Looks like the signal is strong in the back yard. That must mean we need another trip!
Some of us were born minimalists and others of us had to learn it. The good part about a more minimalist home is that it is easy to keep clean, you know where things are, and shopping doesn’t hold much appeal. The bad part is that it makes it harder for people to know what to give you as a gift so our family loves to give and receive the gift of an experience more than anything.
In 2013, our Disney trip was over Isabella’s birthday and Christmas and our daughter came up with the perfect Christmas gift for us:
We received an envelope that contained a Disney gift card and a card our daughter made with a Contemporary resort graphic with instructions for how to use the gift card.
It was the gift of a an experience sampling foods from all the countries in Epcot. We had so much fun and the memories of doing that as a family are more precious than any item we could ever receive.
There’s a new Star Wars movie coming out in December – The Force Awakens. Maybe this means that Disney merchandising will awaken and start to stock more Star Wars shirts designed for girls and women. Until then, it’s more DIY and more glitter!
Making t-shirts is easy, especially if you have a serger, but sometimes you can find them on sale for less than the price of fabric. This t-shirt was $4 at Target.
We did another image search for Star Wars silhouettes and Star Wars title. We traced them onto the back of the glitter sheet, cut them out, and ironed them on. Don’t forget to reverse the image for letters.
Here’s another t-shirt with Princess Leia. The tee was on a $5 sale at Old Navy and the silhouette material is part of the original pack that we got at Hobby Lobby.