Greetings fellow Disney fans! I know most of us utilize countdowns, planning journals and checklists when getting ready for a trip to Walt Disney World (WDW). Along with this planning for me at least is what to pack to show my Disney side while on vacation. Now I have quite the collection of clothes that scream Disney fanatic so when it comes down to a trip I often have to pick and choose which ones to bring. It can feel like a rotation at times to give all items a chance to shine at WDW.
I admit that my collection is more expansive than some when it comes to shirts, but when I looked through some of my shirts I realized that several shirts are actually homemade. This has been something that I have taken on over teh past few years as a fun way to build up to the magic of a WDW vacation. I have written a blog post in the past about some fun and simple costumes for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) and cannot explain how often we would get comments or compliments from other guests and cast members about our shirts. It can be a great way to make a statement that is unique and totally you and your family on vacation.
One of the last shirts that I ended up making was for St. Patrick’s Day and was super simple to assemble. After selecting the shirt style and color for everyone the decorating could start. This shirt only needed some sparkly felt cut into the shapes needed for the shirts (a shamrock and mickey head) before stitching each one on the t-shirt and, “Ta Daa!”. It was a great way to celebrate a fun holiday at the parks and connect us as a family.
I have used multiple different means to decorate shirts including paints, dyes, felt, fabric, glitter, glue and a mixture of several aforementioned items. It can be cool to let each family member decorate their own shirts as well with some simple guidelines to keep them all related in some way, shape, or form.
This post was inspired by my recent plans for my mother’s birthday celebration in November. We are taking a much bigger party with us and I thought it would be a great way to help everyone look forward to the celebration and join in the fun of planning. So how about all of you? Have you made your own t-shirts, costumes, hairpieces for touring the parks? Is it part of the family vacation planning? I’d love to hear any comments below.