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mickeyluv
01-16-2011, 07:21 PM
My sister is finally going on a Disney cruise with me!! :woohoo: It'll be me, my DD (age 13), my sister, her DD (age 16) and her DS (age 20). I have been trying to get them to go for a couple of years now so I want to have a pre-cruise party at my house for all of us. It sounds like so much fun but the only problem is that I'm not a party planner and need some help. Would anyone like to help me out, pretty please?

Here are my ideas so far...

I have the Disney Cruise special from the Travel Channel on my DVR still so I know I'll play that so that we can all watch it!!

I would like to have some steel drum music playing but I don't have any. Does anyone know where I can get some from? Kinda like what they play on the ship.

My DH can maybe make a picture video from our past pictures onboard the Magic and Wonder and we can also watch that but I don't want it all to be about watching TV. What about some type of games...kinda like trivia game with facts about the Dream itself?

Anytime of things I can order DCL related for decorations? I thought about possible trying to get a banner or poster made and maybe getting one of the very, very talented folks that create a lot of the Magnet designs to create something. What about that?

Any suggestions are welcome!! I know a lot of you are very creative and have some great ideas and I'm praying that I'll get some help from you all! TIA!!

What else could we do?

disneyhand
01-16-2011, 09:17 PM
Open your tickets! We had fun doing that before both cruises.

kcashner
01-16-2011, 09:19 PM
A cake or cupcakes with the DCL logo on it?

mrp4352
01-16-2011, 10:18 PM
We've been having 'hundred day' parties in preperation for our cruise in June. For the 500 day party we had "fru-fru" drinks with umbrellas, shrimp with cocktail sauce, fresh fruit in a hollowed out pineapple, and chicken tenders. For another party, we took a cool cruise DISign to Sam's and had them put it on a cake for us with the edible paper. I made a set of cruise line memory cards (my youngest niece is 3) that we've had a great time with! We're just starting to plan the last party (WOOHOO!!!) - that one is going to probably include a slide show of pictures from my cruise on the Dream this month...

I know you'll have a great time!

mmouse37
01-16-2011, 10:21 PM
My sister is finally going on a Disney cruise with me!! :woohoo: It'll be me, my DD (age 13), my sister, her DD (age 16) and her DS (age 20). I have been trying to get them to go for a couple of years now so I want to have a pre-cruise party at my house for all of us. It sounds like so much fun but the only problem is that I'm not a party planner and need some help. Would anyone like to help me out, pretty please?

Here are my ideas so far...

I have the Disney Cruise special from the Travel Channel on my DVR still so I know I'll play that so that we can all watch it!!

I would like to have some steel drum music playing but I don't have any. Does anyone know where I can get some from? Kinda like what they play on the ship.

My DH can maybe make a picture video from our past pictures onboard the Magic and Wonder and we can also watch that but I don't want it all to be about watching TV. What about some type of games...kinda like trivia game with facts about the Dream itself?

Anytime of things I can order DCL related for decorations? I thought about possible trying to get a banner or poster made and maybe getting one of the very, very talented folks that create a lot of the Magnet designs to create something. What about that?

Any suggestions are welcome!! I know a lot of you are very creative and have some great ideas and I'm praying that I'll get some help from you all! TIA!!

What else could we do?

I have a few pre cruise party and there were pirate themed.....I bought a ton of stuff at www.Orientaltrading.com

They also had some Bon Voyage stuff and I had a banner personalized with the date of our cruise.

I made ship shaped cookes, had a pirate treasure chest, made a playlist of all songs to do with the sea or ocean or sailing. A great steel drum CD is called Beauty and Beat and it is all Disney songs done on steel drum. We played pin the eye patch on the pirate.

Here are some pics of the treasure chest and cookies I made plus a cookie cake I ordered.

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Here is a great playlist you can pick and choose which songs you would like for your party. It is a compilation of a songs submitted from the Disers here.

Ambergris Caye - Kelly McGuire
Anything off Chris Isaak's "Baja Sessions" CD...
Back to the Island - Jimmy Buffet
Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte or any other version
Banana Wind - Jimmy Buffet
Beautiful Day in Paradise - Mark Morris (local BVI singer)
Beauty and the Beat CD....steel drum music of many classic Disney songs
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin Version or Robbie Williams version from Finding Nemo
Blame it on Buffet - Kelly McGuire
Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
Boats - Kenny Chesney
Boat Drinks - Jimmy Buffet
Boats to Build - Jimmy Buffet
Boat In Belize - Kelly McGuire
Bouncing off the Ceiling - A Teens (played at the deck parties onboard)
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Calypso - John Denver
Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
Cha Cha Slide by D.J. Casper (played onboard at deck parties)
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffet
Circle In The Sand- Belinda Carlisle
Come Sail Away - Styx
Cool Change - Little River Band
Cruisin - duet with Huey Lewis and Gweneth Paltrow
Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson
Cupid Shuffle by Cupid (played at Sail Away party)
Disneyland – Five for Fighting
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Dollar Song - Soca
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Drift Away - Henry Capano
Drunken Sailor - Great Big Sea
Druthers - John Denver
Escape - The Pina Colada - Rupert Holmes.
Fernando -- Abba
Friends - Henry Capano
Good to Go to Mexico - Toby Keith
Guitars & Tiki Bars - Kenny Chesney
Have another Beer in Mexico - Kenny Chesney
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride, from Lilo and Stitch sound track
Holiday - MadonnaHot
Hot, Hot - Buster Poindexter
Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
Idonwannabe - Kelly McGuire
If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett
In the Summertime - Jerry Mungo
Island Boy - Kenny Chesney
Island Fever- Jack Wagner
Island State of Mind - Kelly McGuire
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
Jamaica Farewell - Henry Capano
Jammin - Bob Marley
Jolly Mon - Jimmy Buffet
Key Lime Pie - Kenny Chesney
Key's in the Conch Shell - Kenny Chesney
Kiss the Girl - Little Mermaid
Kokomo - Beach Boys
Let's Get Loud - J-lo
Let's Get This Party Started - Pink (played at the deck parties)
Life’s a Mystery - Kelly McGuire
Lime in a Coconut -- Harry Nilsson
Lovely Cruise - Jimmy Buffet (must be last song on the list)
Macarena - D.S.B.
Magic - Kenny Chesney
Major Doubts about Water Spouts - Kelly McGuire
Mambo #5 - The Disney version
Margarita - Henry Capano
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Mexico - James Taylor
Montego Bay - Amazulu
My Bonnie - The Beatles & Tony Sheridan
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem - Kenny Chesney
Old Blue Chair - Kenny Chesney
On the Coast of Somewhere Beautiful - Kenny Chesney
One Love - Bob Marley
One Particular Harbour - Jimmy Buffet
Orinoco Flow - Enya
Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Island Girl - the Beach Boys
Lets Talk Dirty in Hawaiian - the Wild Jimbos
Part of Your World - Little Mermaid
Raggae Night - Jimmy Cliff
Red Sails in the Sunset -Nat "King" Cole
Remember the Magic - Brian McKnightRemember When - Leanne Rimes
Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation
Sail Away - The Temptations
Sail On - The Commodores
Sail across the Water - Jane Siberry
Sailing - Christopher Cross
Sailing - Rod Stewart
Sailing - Henry Capano
Sailing Away from the Madness - Kelly McGuire
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy - Brooks & Dunn (played at Rock/County night in Rockin Bar D)
Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
Searchin’ - Kelly McGuire
Sherry's Living in Paradise - Kenny Chesney
Shiver Me Timbers - Tom Waits
Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow
Solitude - Kelly McGuire
Some Beach - Blake Shelton
Somewhere Beyond the Sea --
Somewhere in the Sun - Kenny Chesney
Son of a Son of a Sailor- Jimmy Buffett
Soul of a Sailor - Kenny Chesney
Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash
SpectroMagic instrumental (played during ice carving demo on deck)
Starry Eyed Surprise – Paul Oakenfold
Strange Boat - The Waterboys
Summertime - Kenny Chesney
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Talk Like a Pirate Day – Tom Smith
Ten Years in Mexico - Bacon Brothers
Terra Nova - James Taylor
The Downeaster "Alexa" - Billy Joel
The Great Bicycle Disaster - Kelly McGuire
The Tide is High - Blondie
Therapy Cruise - Kelly McGuire
Tin Cup Chalice - Jimmy Buffet
Tropical Vacation - Kelly McGuire
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Two Pina Coladas - Garth Brooks
Under The Boardwalk- Bette Midler
Under the Sea - Little Mermaid
Vacation - The Go Gos
Walkin on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
We Like to Party - Vengaboys (you know....the Six Flags theme song a few years ago)
When the Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker
Where the Boat Leaves From - Zac Brown Band

Have fun planning your party!!!

MJ

mickeyluv
01-16-2011, 10:39 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions!! mmouse37...wow!! THanks for the indepth post, pictures, and that list of music!! I certainly appreciate everyone's posts and suggestions!! Anyone else? Keep'em comin!!

Serein
01-17-2011, 04:49 AM
Open your tickets! We had fun doing that before both cruises.

Hi. Can someone explain this... tickets? We don't have any tickets, and we leave in a week.:confused3 Are we supposed to have tickets? We have luggage tags...

mmouse37
01-17-2011, 07:44 AM
Hi. Can someone explain this... tickets? We don't have any tickets, and we leave in a week.:confused3 Are we supposed to have tickets? We have luggage tags...

I think they were probably talking about their cruise docs....not physical tickets.

MJ