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Old 09-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #76
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You all look lovely. I hope you had a fun time. Thanks for sharing.

We had a great time.... cheezy tiaras and all! Well, I had two, one I got in my FE and a cheezy $1 one I bought for 5 of us!

Can't wait til my next one. Thanks for starting this all!
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We threw this together less than one week before our cruise!
Sweet!! Looks like you had fun!
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #78
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Sweet!! Looks like you had fun!
We did!!! Now I'm an honorary Champagne Girl! I'm keeping my tiara and boa for next cruise too!
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Well all you have to do is sail on one of my cruises....hahaha OR do it yourself however you want to on your next cruise. I usually hire a DCL sommolier to teach us about each champagne that we're tasting. Then I tell him to give us some time in between to drink and talk. It's usually very entertaining and 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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This sounds and looks like so much fun!!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #83
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How do we know when you're planning one of these cruises?
How about I let you know right here on this thread? I tend to do them on longer cruises not the shorter ones. Currently, I don't have any future cruises booked. My DH is retiring in four months and we're moving to Orlando. But I promise that when I'm planning my next one, I will post on this thread. I generally know a year or so in advance.....so I'll give you plenty of notice.
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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 !!!

If you put the word out there.....they generally will come. Just tell everyone on your cruise thread how you want to do it and ask who would be interested. I bet you get a lot of people. I had 95 at my last event on the Hawaii cruise. hahaha. It IS a lot of fun, no matter how you set it up. Enjoy!!!

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This sounds and looks like so much fun!!!!
It really is....you should try organizing one on your next cruise. Set it up your own way. It's a lot of fun.
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We had a great time.... cheezy tiaras and all! Well, I had two, one I got in my FE and a cheezy $1 one I bought for 5 of us!

Can't wait til my next one. Thanks for starting this all!

No problem......just one crazy idea between two disers chatting over coffee one day..... We're both shocked that it has turned into what it has. There are champagne girls on lots and lots of cruises now. We LOVE it!!!! It's getting to be like doing the FE gifting.....on every cruise. So cool!!!!!



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We did!!! Now I'm an honorary Champagne Girl! I'm keeping my tiara and boa for next cruise too!
You know you can put a logo or a tag line in your signature, if you'd like. Just copy off of my signature for a logo and you can put any tag line you want. Because you are certainly an official Champagne Girl!!!!!!

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How about I let you know right here on this thread? I tend to do them on longer cruises not the shorter ones. Currently, I don't have any future cruises booked. My DH is retiring in four months and we're moving to Orlando. But I promise that when I'm planning my next one, I will post on this thread. I generally know a year or so in advance.....so I'll give you plenty of notice.
Hi!! I went to your Champagne Girls meet on the Inaugural Alaska cruise last year on the Wonder! The waves were choppy but I loved every minute of it!! Lucky you moving closer to the mouse, hope to see you again on a Disney cruise... ALOHA, Karen
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Hi!! I went to your Champagne Girls meet on the Inaugural Alaska cruise last year on the Wonder! The waves were choppy but I loved every minute of it!! Lucky you moving closer to the mouse, hope to see you again on a Disney cruise... ALOHA, Karen
Hi Karen, Aloooooooha and Mahalo.....we were on the Hawaii cruise too.....hahaha. I do remember you from the Alaska cruise and yes the sea was rough that day. I couldn't enjoy it because I had to run out and I got sick, so I could not drink. Other than that, I was fine. It was a nice event, very fun.....except for the waves. Glad you had a good time!!!!!!

I can't wait to live near the mouse. DH said he'll even work there part time for the cast member discounts, so we'll be able to cruise more often. YAY!!!

I'm sure we'll run into each other again on another cruise with another Champagne Girls event. Cheers till then!!!
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