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Old 01-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Calling any Champagne Girl!!

I've caught glimpses on a couple of threads regarding a group called the "Champagne Girls", who meet during cruises, dressed in pink, wearing tiaras and pink boas, just for the purpose to have a few drinks and fun meet-ups.

Can anyone give me an idea if this is a "formal club", or can anyone participate or organize a party for their cruise? Sounds like something too fun to miss!
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I don't know anything about it, but that does sound fun! Hope someone can fill us in
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I heard about this group....I met someone on the Dis who did that on the last transatlantic crossing....


I'd love to do that, even if that means adding more to my suitcase (totally worth it!!!) :-)
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I've caught glimpses on a couple of threads regarding a group called the "Champagne Girls", who meet during cruises, dressed in pink, wearing tiaras and pink boas, just for the purpose to have a few drinks and fun meet-ups.

Can anyone give me an idea if this is a "formal club", or can anyone participate or organize a party for their cruise? Sounds like something too fun to miss!
It an informal thing those that want to participate in!
Before my time, but they sound like a whole loada fun!

The Cruise Meet's forum would be a good place to re-post this and find any other existing threads to mention it on for a night out!
Also try to get any of the Cruise Staff involved once aboard to help recruit people!

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I've caught glimpses on a couple of threads regarding a group called the "Champagne Girls", who meet during cruises, dressed in pink, wearing tiaras and pink boas, just for the purpose to have a few drinks and fun meet-ups.

Can anyone give me an idea if this is a "formal club", or can anyone participate or organize a party for their cruise? Sounds like something too fun to miss!
Ooh, this sounds fun!!
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They organized this on our WBTA cruise in 2010.

I did not participate as I don't do much without hubby, and he is not a gal, lol.

But I know they had lots of fun!
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WOW!!!!! I'm flattered that my little get together to do a champagne tasting like girly girls has grown this far. I LOVE IT!!!!!

I have done 3 tastings so far but I know that many others have been done on cruises that I have not sailed on. My next one is going to be on the first Hawaii cruise. We're wearing pink Leis and pink flowers in our hair that I'm providing.

It's really up to one person or two to organize it. Then you can determine how much or how little you want to put into it. For example, I always provide the pink boas and tiaras. At other CG tastings everyone brought their own. You pick whatever works for you and your group. I can copy my way of doing it and you can decide how you want to do it after reading. Any questions, I'll check back here and be happy to answer them. Here's a copy of my current event:



CHAMPAGNE GIRLS.....CHAMPAGNE GIRLS.......CHAMPAGNE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Calling all the Champagne Girls.....I'm about to make an announcement:


I will be co-hosting a Champagne Girls Tasting, along with my co-host and co-originator Mandy UK/angel, for women only on the Hawaiian cruise. Every adult woman is invited. You don't have to drink champagne to attend, but it certainly doesn't hurt if you do.

Here's how it works when I do it:

I request a room from DCL. I order a variety of champagne from DCL. I put it on my bill. All the ladies attending are required to wear pink. Pink leis and pink flowers for your hair will be provided for everyone to wear. We will take a group picture that will be very pink. We will "taste," "drink," "guzzle" and consume all the champagne while discussing it and many other things. It's a fun, fun way to spend two hours on a sea day.

We have a mascot, Sassy Bubbles, who is attending and will be dressed as a pink tink. We have ladies who won't drink any champagne, they are honorary members and can attend without any charge. We have ladies who will just have a little champagne and not all of the varieties, they are the sippers and will be charged $5 cash to attend. We have ladies who are drinkers/guzzlers and will drink all the various champagnes offered, they are the tasters and will be charged $10 cash to attend. I collect some money to offset part of the costs to me. In no way does it cover all of my expenses, but I prefer to offer it at a minimal price so that many more ladies will be able to attend. I always say, "the more the merrier."

If you are interested in attending please post on page one of the spreadsheet on this thread....look for the tab, tell me your name, stateroom number and category preference.....honorary member, sipper or taster.....so I can determine how much champagne I need to order.



That's it. Our first tasting was done in 2008, the second in 2009 and the third in 2011 on the first Alaskan. Since then more Champagne Girls Tastings have been done by others that attended, not by me. Personally, I think they stole the name PINK for the Champagne Bar on the DREAM from us. hahaha.

I'll post some pictures soon.

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Here's the first Champagne Girls tasting:




Here's the second:




Here's the third:




These are just the three that I have done. There are many more, but I wasn't there.

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This is so great! I would totally do this! Looks like so much fun!
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Here's the first Champagne Girls tasting:




Here's the second:




Here's the third:




These are just the three that I have done. There are many more, but I wasn't there.

Thanks so much for the information and encouragement Ella!! I've also seen where one group each brought their own champagne and met in an area where they could share and have fun (I want to say it was on Deck 13, Forward, where they have tons of room) . I'm thinking of this, or meeting at Pink, where each would just pay for their own drink. I'm afraid I don't have a lot of my own funds to be able to pay for a lot in advance.

Another thought I was having was have women bring their champagne (in their pink garb!) to Deck 13 Forward, and at the same time, the men (who want to participate) could have a "cigar circle" (they'd HAVE to wear something like a straw bahama type hat or something). According to one of the guys at work, there aren’t many things that form a bond like cigar smoking. Smoking is alsonallowed On the Disney Dream, on Deck 13 forward.

So in essence, the women have their champagne party, the men, who want to participate can have their "cigar", and then afterwards we can all mingle and have a meet. I know smoking isn't popular as it used to be, but many men like an occasional "good cigar" for a special occasion (or they can participate without smoking, I can probably find some of those old bubble-gum cigars). Anyway, I'd advertise the two events separately (so men can do their thing without the women, and it doesn't take anything away from being a "Champagne Lady"), but with caveat that afterwards the two groups can mingle.

Ella, and those of you that have wandered on to this thread out of curiosity please give me your thoughts!!

Also, thinking along these thoughts of having two separate contests....women decorate a sand pail for a champagne bucket, and men decorate their straw hats. The winners would get an engraved SS Member Cruise Champagne Bucket, and a SS Member Cruise hat band for their straw hat, respectively.
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OOOH I love it! I am a very girly girl.. I have the perfect tiara for this..
Anyone doing this on Sept 8th Fantasy cruise?? LOL
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Here's the second:





I am proud to say that I am photo #2. We had so... much fun!
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WOW!!!!! I'm flattered that my little get together to do a champagne tasting like girly girls has grown this far. I LOVE IT!!!!!

I have done 3 tastings so far but I know that many others have been done on cruises that I have not sailed on. My next one is going to be on the first Hawaii cruise. We're wearing pink Leis and pink flowers in our hair that I'm providing.

It's really up to one person or two to organize it. Then you can determine how much or how little you want to put into it. For example, I always provide the pink boas and tiaras. At other CG tastings everyone brought their own. You pick whatever works for you and your group. I can copy my way of doing it and you can decide how you want to do it after reading. Any questions, I'll check back here and be happy to answer them. Here's a copy of my current event:



CHAMPAGNE GIRLS.....CHAMPAGNE GIRLS.......CHAMPAGNE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Calling all the Champagne Girls.....I'm about to make an announcement:


I will be co-hosting a Champagne Girls Tasting, along with my co-host and co-originator Mandy UK/angel, for women only on the Hawaiian cruise. Every adult woman is invited. You don't have to drink champagne to attend, but it certainly doesn't hurt if you do.

Here's how it works when I do it:

I request a room from DCL. I order a variety of champagne from DCL. I put it on my bill. All the ladies attending are required to wear pink. Pink leis and pink flowers for your hair will be provided for everyone to wear. We will take a group picture that will be very pink. We will "taste," "drink," "guzzle" and consume all the champagne while discussing it and many other things. It's a fun, fun way to spend two hours on a sea day.

We have a mascot, Sassy Bubbles, who is attending and will be dressed as a pink tink. We have ladies who won't drink any champagne, they are honorary members and can attend without any charge. We have ladies who will just have a little champagne and not all of the varieties, they are the sippers and will be charged $5 cash to attend. We have ladies who are drinkers/guzzlers and will drink all the various champagnes offered, they are the tasters and will be charged $10 cash to attend. I collect some money to offset part of the costs to me. In no way does it cover all of my expenses, but I prefer to offer it at a minimal price so that many more ladies will be able to attend. I always say, "the more the merrier."

If you are interested in attending please post on page one of the spreadsheet on this thread....look for the tab, tell me your name, stateroom number and category preference.....honorary member, sipper or taster.....so I can determine how much champagne I need to order.



That's it. Our first tasting was done in 2008, the second in 2009 and the third in 2011 on the first Alaskan. Since then more Champagne Girls Tastings have been done by others that attended, not by me. Personally, I think they stole the name PINK for the Champagne Bar on the DREAM from us. hahaha.

I'll post some pictures soon.

This sounds so fun! It sounds almost like the FE's. Guest-created, guest-organized, and above all, FUN! I am going to present this idea to my upcoming cruise's group and see how many are interested ... although I can see my DH resisting, although I read another post here where a cigar-meet was suggested for men.

I don't have the funds to underwrite champagne, let alone a sommelier, but I have no problem bringing some to share (onboard).

It seems like there is a lot of leeway to what you can do with it. I hope some of my fellow(?) cruisers would enjoy this, because I know that I would !!!
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This sounds so fun! It sounds almost like the FE's. Guest-created, guest-organized, and above all, FUN! I am going to present this idea to my upcoming cruise's group and see how many are interested ... although I can see my DH resisting, although I read another post here where a cigar-meet was suggested for men.

I don't have the funds to underwrite champagne, let alone a sommelier, but I have no problem bringing some to share (onboard).

It seems like there is a lot of leeway to what you can do with it. I hope some of my fellow(?) cruisers would enjoy this, because I know that I would !!!
I planned ours for the sea day at the same time of the beer tasting. I figured (yes stereotypical) that the men could do that while the women got together for champagne, other drinks, whatever!
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