As a special surprise for G’s recent accomplishments (graduation and confirmation), I planned a fun mother daughter trip to Chicago this summer! She loves Chicago…it is one of her favorite cities! Instead of just telling her we were going on a trip, I put together a slow reveal of the surprise.
Inside the four blue and yellow (her school colors) bags were clues about the surprise. I hung these across a magnet board using baker’s twine, along with a little “congrats” sign.
Each day G opened a new bag to reveal another clue about her surprise.
A United States map…she knows we are going on a trip!
A train…she knows we are traveling by train!
She was close to figuring it out, so I gave away the location in clue #3. That left her very curious about the last clue. Oh, the anticipation!
The details of our trip together…the dates, the itinerary, and tickets to see the musical Kinky Boots while we are in Chicago this summer.
Such a fun way to reveal a surprise! She opened these during the last week of school (before heading off to take her exams each day)…just a bit of excitement each morning. Now we need to plan more of our trip to Chicago!