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Old 10-07-2013, 04:16 PM   #61
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All of these ideas are so creative! Getting so excited for the FE on my cruise next year! :-)
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:21 PM   #62
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The best FE gift I got was a Captain Mickey antenna ball. The funny thing was, I wasn't even on the ship! I had helped my sisters prep for their cruise and I was very active in their group even though I wasn't going. One of the ladies included a special gift for me in my sister's FE for all my help. I thought that was so sweet.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:45 AM   #63
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Can't wait to participate in my first FE in April. Any pointers from anyone? What did you get that you did not/would not use? Most helpful gifts? Most memorable?
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #64
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We were given a wooden photo frame with mickey, the name of the ship and the dates engraved. DS loved the lanyard we received from one family and the pins he received from another. He was pin trading with the crew all week and was given a few by random people on the ship.

One thing that was lovely but turned out impractical were candy in wrappers (like fruitella) as they ended up stuck to the wrappers due to the heat
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:35 PM   #65
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Has the whole FE exchange thing gotten way out of control???
Reading this thread I question it but... Then again I'm a dork and like it. My friend that's going to Panama with me next cruise asked the same thing.

Last cruise I did a.... I had a "moment" where my FE may have gotten me into trouble. I had packed up all my FEs and luggage after working a night shift, didn't think anything of it, then at 0200 as we are loading our luggage to the plane, realized "oh crap, I had packed 30 little clocks with 30 batteries inside..." as they were checking my luggage. Yeah, my bags got the check through.

Last cruise I got an embroidered tote canvas bag with our cruise info. It's huge. It's my school bag now for lab days (when I need to carry the giant science textbook, the lab book, my laptop, labcoat, and googles, along with normal purse stuff). Love it!
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:49 PM   #66
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The best we ever got, only did twice since we were not aware of these board on previous cruises, was a big sword sculpted into wood personnalised with our names, sailing info and magnet on the back. Same cruise we got mickey shape piece of wood painted black with our names on each of them, again magnetized . That year our stateroom door looked awesome

What i gave the first time we did FE, that people told me they really appreciated, was a cell phone case that the wave phone fitted in. We were about 15 staterooms and everyone were carrying their 2 phones with it. I had also given "flee market style" sunglasses on first day one time that we also saw people wearing.

Telling you, our kids now enjoy as much planning our FE as planning the cruise itself. They really get involve and love to go make deliveries.

It is really really a lot of fun. I am not a crafty person so i make up by trying to find things that are fun and usefull .

LOVE the cone, sprinkle, chocolate syrup idea ! Will have to do it next time .
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:02 PM   #67
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We have received so many awesome things, but some of the best were a waterproof plastic case- with the name of the ship/dates on it(great for our cards and all on CC- we have also used it other places), on our last cruise someone gave us a travel bag with the DCL logo and our last name embroidered on it(very helpful to carry extra stuff we got), also love the cruise music CD's!!
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #68
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We had a great (and HUGE!) FE group on the Dream Maiden voyage. Loved the magnets, paperbag scrapbook, beaded Mickey ornaments, and wooden coasters from Canada. Also the New Zealand candy, and our friends from England gave goodies from Disney Paris (thanks Bats!!!)

Must admit the most used gifts are the personalized pens - received several, we have them all over the house and in my purse - whenever we pick one up we are reminded of a great vacation!

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I'm doing goodie bags for our wedding cruise next year .. Just for friends and family so the gifts will hopefully be welcomed. I have a few things to put in, but need some inspiration, so I'll keep reading the updates to this!

Our best gifts have been key rings and personalised pens. Simple but useful and don't take up any space.
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Hopefully these will be liked but I am cross stitching Disney scenes into ornaments as we sail in November.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #70
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Hopefully these will be liked but I am cross stitching Disney scenes into ornaments as we sail in November.
Are you on my cruise? Nov 16-23rd I would love this!
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:39 PM   #71
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Hopefully these will be liked but I am cross stitching Disney scenes into ornaments as we sail in November.
That sounds awesome!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #72
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I made about 15 of these.


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I made about 15 of these.
Those are cute! What are they?
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Paintings.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #75
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How did you collect sand? Ours was taken when we returned from the beach in St. Maarten!
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