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Old 03-01-2012, 07:02 PM   #631
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The decorations for the M&G were fabulous. I am looking forward to seeing what the committee comes up for next year's theme. Melody's shirt design looks like that of a professional. She's one talented Diva.
Last year's theme was a luau & that was fun too!! I'll be excited to see what we decide on for this year too!!

Melody is very talented & creative. The shirts from the last 2 years are beautiful!! I can't wear mine without getting lots of compliments & questions on where they can buy one. That's really a compliment for all of Mel's hard work!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #632
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I love Tyler's shirt!! Great update.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:31 PM   #633
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I love Tyler's shirt!! Great update.
There was a blog or something he was following that came up with a different shirt design daily.....you could order the shirt on that ONE day only.....he got quite a few shirts that are all really different from the norm.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #634
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There was a blog or something he was following that came up with a different shirt design daily.....you could order the shirt on that ONE day only.....he got quite a few shirts that are all really different from the norm.

Oh that's fun!!
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Last year's theme was a luau & that was fun too!! I'll be excited to see what we decide on for this year too!!

Melody is very talented & creative. The shirts from the last 2 years are beautiful!! I can't wear mine without getting lots of compliments & questions on where they can buy one. That's really a compliment for all of Mel's hard work!!
I know. Disney Co. could learn a thing or two from her about how to design a shirt...Okay, Disney, take note. Amp it up. Seeing Melodie's shirt designs made me remember "back in the day" at Disney they used to carry some really cute villain shirts in a shop in the NOS area. I used to find the cutest nightshirts and such there. Well, I can't find those anymore. I think when Melody's not doing her day job she needs to moonlight in Disney's design shop
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #636
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Oh that's fun!!
I think he still follows this site....but since he's not working & he probably has close to 100 tees......he hasn't gotten any lately.......

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I know. Disney Co. could learn a thing or two from her about how to design a shirt...Okay, Disney, take note. Amp it up. Seeing Melodie's shirt designs made me remember "back in the day" at Disney they used to carry some really cute villain shirts in a shop in the NOS area. I used to find the cutest nightshirts and such there. Well, I can't find those anymore. I think when Melody's not doing her day job she needs to moonlight in Disney's design shop
I agree with you......the shirts from the last 2 trips are special!! I always buy tons of shirts while at DL, but this trip I only bought 2. Very weird for me......just wasn't moved by the 2012 designs.
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Great start Laurie!! You do THE best reports because you put so much detail. I LOVE It! The M&G looked like a lot of fun. I am sorry we missed it! I am SO glad we were still able to get the shirts though and your are right Mel did a fab job!!

I love that there were some extra things like hand sanitizers and such not just food. My girls have always LOVED the stuff I brought home from the party!

I am so excited that they already have dates for next year and now mom is thinking we may try and make it. So I hope it works out because I hate to miss another year. I was glad to see you and some of the others while we were there but it is not the same as actually BEING part of the group so I look forward to doing it again if not next year hopefully DEF in 14!

Can't wait for the next installment as always!!
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #638
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Great start Laurie!! You do THE best reports because you put so much detail. I LOVE It! The M&G looked like a lot of fun. I am sorry we missed it! I am SO glad we were still able to get the shirts though and your are right Mel did a fab job!!

I love that there were some extra things like hand sanitizers and such not just food. My girls have always LOVED the stuff I brought home from the party!

I am so excited that they already have dates for next year and now mom is thinking we may try and make it. So I hope it works out because I hate to miss another year. I was glad to see you and some of the others while we were there but it is not the same as actually BEING part of the group so I look forward to doing it again if not next year hopefully DEF in 14!

Can't wait for the next installment as always!!
Thanx Kelly!! I was glad we were able to meet up.....even if only for a few minutes!! How was the dinner at Catal? That place looked fancy from the outside!!

The Meet-n-Greet is always a highlight of the trip.....we had 47 in attendance this year!!

I hope you & your mom are able to make it next year......I'm hoping I get to go next year....it will be on the heels of our big WDW trip....so hard to say.
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So lets see some of our Party of Peril guests/victims......bwahahahahaha

So let's start at "6 o'clock" and go clockwise:
Cheryl, Linda, Brianne, Paula, Debra, Stephanie & Melody was looking for something behind Cheryl.



Left to Right:
Very front is Nicole, Monica, Dianna, ? (Melissa maybe?? sorry), Vicki & Stacie.



Left to Right:
Back of Jessica, Bridget, Lisa & Amy.



Left to Right:
Lisa, Jodi & Patrice.



Left to Right:
Jill, Kandace, Jamay & back of Daisy.



Left to Right:
Kandace, Jamay, Bernice behind Jamay, Michelle, Allison & Rochelle.



Left to Right:
Cristabel, Wendy, Tammy & Holly.



"9 o'clock" & going clockwise:
Cynthia, Nicole, Becci & Brandi.



Left to Right:
Beth, Sarah & Katie.



Left to Right:
Sharon, Wendy & Miss Sally (and the hugest sock monkey I've ever seen)



Left to Right:
Carol & Lisa.



Once everyone had eaten, we did a "raffle" of sorts. You could buy tickets for $1.00 a piece for a chance to win all the money collected. You would have to complete a task first. So once all the tickets were sold.....we started calling numbers. The task was to locate the one red checker in the bucket of GOO. The trick was there were 12 black ones in the bucket as well. You would get to pull only one out to see if you won......then it would be put back into the bucket. Capri had a story about it being blood cells & such....very creative, but lack of sleep was setting in & I don't recall what she was saying. I do know that gals that put their hands in the bucket were grossed out by the feeling of the stuff.

First number called was Rochelle.....she found a black one.



The next one to try was Wendy......she found a black one.



Stephanie was next......she found a black one.



Then Bridget......she found a black one.



The Bridget again......still she found a black one.



Followed by Carol......who found a black one.



Then came Stacie......who found........the RED ONE!!!!!



She won $147......not too shabby!!





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Great update! That looks like a lot of fun. And how nice would that extra $147 be to spend at CoD! Haha.
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Great update! That looks like a lot of fun. And how nice would that extra $147 be to spend at CoD! Haha.
The Meet-n-Greet is tons of fun & usually one of the best attended events during the weekend.

I'm sure everyone was hoping for that extra spending cash!!!
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The next thing up was the Villain gift exchange. If the ladies wanted to participate, they needed to bring a wrapped gift to the party. The theme this year was villains. A lot of us had issues finding items, unless you lived local to Disneyland. My number was drawn first.....so I zoned right in on a Jack Skellington tote bag!! I asked if I was supposed to share what was in the bag & people said yes....so I did. Next thing I hear is Capri saying....no, we don't open until the end. Since the exchange is done in the style of a White Elephant exchange......my bag was "frozen" so no one could take it since they had seen what was inside. The gift stealing ensued with all the other ladies as I sat knowing my giftbag was safe! There were some really neat gifts but there was a real theme for some of the bags: "Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen" (book) There must have been 5-8 ladies that ended up with this book. I found a villain's mug at the Disney Store & then I added a $15 Starbucks giftcard. Bridget got my gift.

This is what I got!! (from Katie)




LOVED it ALL!!!!

I borrowed this picture from one of the Diva's. This was me showing off my loot!!!



Lisa made a thank you gift for everyone of the ladies on a committee.....she made labels for the little Hershey Nugget chocolates & then made cute little boxes.



With the game, thank you's, gift exchange & dinner were completed.....it was finally time to hit the snack table!!!

























Here was my name/toe tag!!



After the ladies got through the snack line, it was time for clean up & to either head back to your motel or gather at Trader Sam's for drinks. I would have loved to have joined the group going over.....but I was exhausted. Ty sent me a text saying he hadn't eaten dinner yet (and I hadn't either)....so we met at the Ihop & had a late dinner. We were both so tired, by the time our food arrived.....we just didn't care. We ate a little & drug our tired bodies back to the Ramada Inn to call it a day.

Next up with be a brief overview of what Tyler did after I left for the Meet-n-Greet set up & party.


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First of all Laurie, LOVE LOVE your TR!! It is really helping see DL (and it' magic) in a whole different light.
Secondly, the snack table...what's up wit that? What's the skinny on it? Does everyone contribute to the "pot" and someone buys it all? or does everyone bring something to share? Do explain oh wise one
Thirdly, this whole DisDiva thing is fascinating and I'm excited I will be a part of it and be able to meet such great gals!! Love the pictures!
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Bummer I answered your answer to my other post but it didn't go through. Hmmm. Anyway as far as Catal we ate there a few years ago and enjoyed it but this time was not as impressed. The food was good but it is SO expensive. Mom really wanted something nice for her birthday dinner but to be honest I enjoyed our dinner at Tortilla Joes the night before more and THEY at least remembered her b-day.

Not sure if I would go again but it was ok.

As always loved the latest pics and it really makes me feel as if I was there. I too was wondering what everyone got in the exchange and you got a GREAT one!! FUN!!

I really hope it works out to for next year because it looks like a LOT of fun!
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First of all Laurie, LOVE LOVE your TR!! It is really helping see DL (and it' magic) in a whole different light.
Secondly, the snack table...what's up wit that? What's the skinny on it? Does everyone contribute to the "pot" and someone buys it all? or does everyone bring something to share? Do explain oh wise one
Thirdly, this whole DisDiva thing is fascinating and I'm excited I will be a part of it and be able to meet such great gals!! Love the pictures!
Hi Charlene!!! Thank you for stopping by!! The snack table started out as a "Candy Bar" for the first couple years, but its morphed into a HUGE table of sweets, salty, little gifts (bracelets, hand sanitizer w/holder & purse size tissues w/covers), etc. Each person brings an item to share on the table. In the past we'd ask you to bring enough for each lady.....but with 46-48 ladies...that can be quite a bit. I was worried we would be overwhelmed after the party with leftovers (that usually goes to the villas since they tend to be the meeting point in the evenings for drinks & socializing).....but really.....we didn't end up with a ton of leftovers this time. I went thru the line near the end & a number of the choices were gone.....but I still left with a full bag of treats!!

I'm excited that you'll be joining in next year!!

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Bummer I answered your answer to my other post but it didn't go through. Hmmm. Anyway as far as Catal we ate there a few years ago and enjoyed it but this time was not as impressed. The food was good but it is SO expensive. Mom really wanted something nice for her birthday dinner but to be honest I enjoyed our dinner at Tortilla Joes the night before more and THEY at least remembered her b-day.

Not sure if I would go again but it was ok.

As always loved the latest pics and it really makes me feel as if I was there. I too was wondering what everyone got in the exchange and you got a GREAT one!! FUN!!

I really hope it works out to for next year because it looks like a LOT of fun!
That's too bad that it wasn't as good as you had experienced before. The place looks to "uppety" for me.....lol I went to Tortilla Joe's for the first time in December & had the nachos & tableside guacamole......delicious!!

I kinda wish I had tried to get a few pics during the opening......hard to remember now what people got. The book was popular & lots of laughs as diva after diva pulled one out of their bag.....lol
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