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Old 09-18-2010, 06:34 PM   #76
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We leave on the Wonder on Sunday and my FE gift to everyone was from Oriental Trading. Since we have 2 stops at CC plus Nassau, I bought a mesh beach bag and waterproof beach safe container (one that goes around your neck) for each person in our FE group. They came in lot of 12 so they were pretty reasonable!
Now, everyone has a mesh beach bag to take to the beach plus a waterproof/sandproof container to put in their money, room key, etc.


Hope everyone likes what I got!
Very nice! We just did the "water wallet" personalized with the ship name and cruise date for the adults. We did various pirate items and water toys for kids.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:45 PM   #77
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questions on gifts

OK, so I got it you sign up. But what I am not 100% sure on is do you give to each stateroom every day?, one time, as many as you want. Or do you just do like 5 out of 20 saterooms?

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Old 09-18-2010, 09:58 PM   #78
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OK, so I got it you sign up. But what I am not 100% sure on is do you give to each stateroom every day?, one time, as many as you want. Or do you just do like 5 out of 20 saterooms?

You give to each stateroom in your FE group. Some groups are bigger than others. If your cruise has alot of participants, the group may decide to divide it into a few smaller groups. My cruise in March has 60+ staterooms signed up and plan to divide that into two groups of 30+. So each room on our list (30+) will receive a gift from us.

You can give once during the cruise or more, it's up to you. You also have the choice of doing one gift per stateroom or one per person. Clear as mud?

I will say it's ALOT of fun and my kids LOVED it! My son was so excited to go back to the stateroom all the time because there was almost always a treat in his FE pocket.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:28 PM   #80
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Last cruise I picked up Disney dry erase boards for $1.00 each at Target and added magnetic strips to the back after we were aboard ship. Very easy for me to pack and carry along. Be sure to deliver these the 1st day if you can so the recipients get to use them.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:14 AM   #81
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Great ideas, everyone!

I'm probably going to do some Canadian themed stuff, maybe a chocolate (nut free) bar, and other fun and/or useful knick knacks, and I think I'm going to try a teensy bit of craftiness (which for me is limited to what I can make on a computer)

Good idea about buying it when we get there (we're flying in), I wAs considering doing that, but I wanted to get some local things and also I'm a (far ahead) planner so I think it would stress me out to wait until we get there to do it.

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Old 09-21-2010, 11:25 PM   #82
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Would it be tacky to use some of the items we have left over from last year's DCL House Party as FE gifts?

I'm not trying to be cheap, I still have a bunch of recipe cards and scrapbooking paper left over from the party, and I'd figured people on a Disney cruise might actually want these things. Of course I'd get something different for the kids, but I thought maybe these would be good for the moms. What do y'all think?

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Old 09-22-2010, 07:28 AM   #83
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Would it be tacky to use some of the items we have left over from last year's DCL House Party as FE gifts?

I'm not trying to be cheap, I still have a bunch of recipe cards and scrapbooking paper left over from the party, and I'd figured people on a Disney cruise might actually want these things. Of course I'd get something different for the kids, but I thought maybe these would be good for the moms. What do y'all think?

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I love that idea! I am a crafty person, and would love some of those goodies. I actually laminated a few of the drink recipes from the Castaway Club portion of DCL and gave with our adult FE. Check out our FE gifts and you can see what I mean. I say use them...I would appreciate!
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:56 AM   #84
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BealsRwe - love your FE gifts. I purchased some little totes with the same sort of thing in mind. How did you personalize them? What did you use? Thanks Tracey
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #85
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SPOILER ALERT - If you are on the Magic on October 30, 2010 and don't want to know what you are getting...turn back now!



















































Using some suggestions from this thread, I "made" these for my FE gifts from VistaPrint:

Postcards for the special postmark at Castaway Cay:


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I used the same image to make magnets for each stateroom and business cards with a tip chart on the back.

I am also making some magnetic bookmarks with the same image, once I get my order from ArtsCow.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:36 PM   #86
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Don't tell but this is what I am going to be making for my next exchange!
http://family.go.com/disney/pkg-disn...ickey-tote-bag
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OMG I love it, and I already have the bags! Great clearance at Michaels!
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:01 PM   #88
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Can't wait to decide what to do for ours!
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:19 PM   #89
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I ended up doing "cruise kits"... each kit included a small first aid kit (less than a dollar each at Target), two clothes pins, post it notes, highlighter, a DCL recipe card (left over from the DCL House Party), and then cabins with kids got a few other assorted goodies.... such as a mini beach ball or pirate tattoos (or stickers).

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Another newbie here! I know that you sign up with your cruise meet thread but do you do that like within a few months of the cruise or longer? I love the FE idea and can't wait to start making stuff. I am just wondering how soon I would know about how many rooms to buy for and what ages of people? I love the idea also of bringing stuff from your state. All your ideas are wonderful.
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