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Old 05-11-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Questions about Birthday Party Onboard

We are on the WBTA in September and want to have a birthday party onboard. We were just wondering if anyone here has booked a private reception onboard and has any advice or experience regarding the process. We have already put in our request for a room and also a "special" guest or two.

In talking to DCL we discussed the possibility of a custom cake as well so we were also wondering if anyone here has had a custom cake made for a function on the ship. I know that there are some pre-made cakes but we are probably going to avoid those.

I would also welcome any ideas you all may have too.
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We are on the WBTA in September and want to have a birthday party onboard. We were just wondering if anyone here has booked a private reception onboard and has any advice or experience regarding the process. We have already put in our request for a room and also a "special" guest or two.

In talking to DCL we discussed the possibility of a custom cake as well so we were also wondering if anyone here has had a custom cake made for a function on the ship. I know that there are some pre-made cakes but we are probably going to avoid those.

I would also welcome any ideas you all may have too.
Our friends had requested some "special guests" and they were charged $300. $150 each character (MM/MN) for 30 minutes. He was going to propose and had MM/MN on the Secret Deck 7 for the event.

On a cruise with my family we had "rented" out the ESPN Club (when it was still on the Magic) for a private reception for our DD's graduation get together. We had about 30 friends onboard attend. It was a surprise and the staff sent out invitations to each cabin to make sure everyone was at the club on time. They put out a private function sign but people still wandered in and took canned sodas and pastries that we paid for! I forget how much the canned soda and pastries were but it was not too much. I spoke to the staff onboard soon after I boarded (I had spoken with shoreside before the cruise and they said to talk to the onboard staff).

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Unfortunately the special guests are about $550 now, but thats still cheaper than the ones we had for our disney wedding. We were thinking about the refreshment choices and considered just doing a dessert type option since there is so much food on the ship. Not sure how we feel about alcohol at a child's birthday party.
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