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Old 11-21-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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In Room Birthday Celebration

I will be at Disney in late March with my family. I was curious if anyone has advice on the in room birthday celebrations that I can purchase from Disney? I will celebrate my birthday while there, but the celebration would be something I would consider for my three DDs.

Is it worth the money? What say you??
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what they offer now, but DH did one for me several years ago. There was a small cake and some glitter confetti and a signed photo of the Fab 5 waiting for me when we got back to our room one evening. It was nice, but I believe pretty expensive for what we got. If you'll have a car and can split up enough to pull off a surprise you'll get way more decoration and bang for your buck if you go pick up a Publix cake and swing through the Dollar Tree for some mylar balloons and some decorations.

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Old 11-21-2014, 04:21 PM   #3
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I've used the service a few times for in room celebrations. The items are always a real treat and the quality is pretty good, but the price is steep.

I think it's one of those things that will be "worth it" for some people, and not for others... similar to club level. You'll never make your club level money back on the "free" snacks and drinks, but it may be worth it for the convenience, privacy, relaxation, etc. Likewise, you can get balloons, cakes, etc for cheaper elsewhere, but the in room celebrations really do provide a bit of magic that may be worth it to you for the convenience and surprise. Personally, it's not something I'd do every trip, but it's something I consider for special occasions.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:42 PM   #4
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I have done a couple of in room surprises from Disney Florist. I like to call to make a custom basket order. I include stuffed animals, pins, rice krispies, bags of Disney sweets ... etc. It's fun to do a custom order. I try to order it a couple of months before the trip and have it paid off early - that way it doesn't take from my 'Disney Fund' and doesn't seem so expensive We think it's 'worth it' for the 'wow' and 'magic' factor for our DD's. I also try to have it delivered on a day when I know we will be at the parks for most of the day. It's nice to come back to a surprise.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:43 PM   #5
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Gifts of a Lifetime is also a company that will decorate a room, put together a birthday park scavenger hunt or customize a celebration with any sort of Disney theme you want. I've used them a couple of times for birthday surprises at Disney and they were fantastic.

And by the way, as someone else suggested, if you have a car you can order a cake at Publix to save money. I did this for my daughter's birthday and the fairy cake they made was just as beautiful as any I've seen at Disney.
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Thanks for the ideas! We will be without a car so I couldn't go that direction!
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