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Old 11-23-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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Gift ideas for surprise dream cruise?

For christmas were giving my DD, DS and there cousins a dream cruise in Jan, I wanted to do something cute to give them xmas morning to tell them, any ideas? I was trying to find some type of photo template that I could insert there faces but no luck online so far. Thanks!
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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Maybe you could make a short video telling them the surprise. Wrap it up with a note attached that says play me or something.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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Have you been reading the recent thread about a man surprising his wife with a cruise for her birthday. People have been giving a few good suggestions on that thread. I liked the one about creating treasure hunt. I haven't heard of any templates though.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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We surprised our kids last year.I bought a small ship,a micky mouse shirt with a ship on it,and some other clue gifts.We made them guess.They were clueless and I was sooo excited I just had to blurt out WERE GOING ON A CRUISE!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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We are going to surprise our kids with our January cruise also. I bought a SteamBoat Willie ornament and will hang it on the tree Christmas eve. The last present they unwrap will have a little poem like this.

Search for the ornament on the tree
And if you find it you will see
There is a trip planned for you
Try to figure out what you will do.

I am still working on it but thats the gist of it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #6
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We are doing the treasure hunt & we have a model of the Magic as the "treasure." We will be "opening" it Christmas Eve. I CAN'T wait!!!

ETA: We are going on our cruise in Feb.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:19 AM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas, still working on finding something with photos that is printable for the wall...if not maybe I'll go the treasure hunt route
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #8
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We did a scavenger hunt 2 years ago to announce to the kids (mine and their cousins) that we were going to disney world (cousins first trip) it was great, my sister planned it, and I just knew that the older kids would figure it out with some of the clues, but no! They ended up in the den with a huge box waiting on them, when the ripped the wrapping off, a GIANT Mickey balloon floated out, the squeals were priceless!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:50 PM   #9
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We did a cruise last year and for Christmas we gave my girls three small boxes:

(1) matchbox car
(2) a picture of a girl pointing at her rib
(3) dried kidney bean

They spent most of the day trying to figure it out.....finally I gave them box number four (a little lego boat)....they had fun guessing all day.

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