We love a good character meal and nothing beats Cinderella's Royal Table for us. Snagging a reservation can be tricky, but with some planning and flexibility (two essential items when Disney-ing), a good time can still be had by all. If you're trying to book for a large party, be sure to call exactly 180 days before your reservation. You can book for anytime during your reservation, but you have to wait until 180 days before the first day of your stay. Also, start calling a few minutes before 7 a.m. We also try and have at least two people calling at the same time. It's worked for us several times.
We are also fond of surprises and like to keep a few things from the kids until we are at the resort. This year, we managed to get a breakfast reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table for 14! But we kept the kids in the dark until the morning of our character meal. That morning Tinkerbell delivered special invitations to join Cinderella & her Fairy Godmother for breakfast. You should have seen how motivated they were to get out the door!
This castle card from Silhouette (design id #9356) was perfect for the invitation. It didn't take long at all to whip out one for each villa (there were 3 families on this trip). And those of us who are a scrapbookers have a cute, unique embellishment for our Royal Table spreads! (Quick tip about cutting very thick card stock - use the double cut option on the cut settings page. SOO much easier to pop out the pieces!)
If you are planning a trip to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, this would also be a fabulous way to invite your child to their magical experience, a la Tiffini Porter. Read her article over at Passporter.com on how she surprised her boys (yes, BOYS) with a special invitation to be knighted. So cool!
Until next time, may all your days be filled with fairy dust!