It's a WONDER we have any money left after the Cruise! - All done!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by franandaj, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. ACDSNY

    ACDSNY I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!

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    We just put them in any pocket that would hold it. I like the recipe idea.

    Another one that was cute was cups, with a snack packet of oreos so you could use the softserve ice cream on the ship and have cookies and cream. DH really like that one.
     
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  3. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    We've just completed a Holiday Recipe exchange on the Exchange section where we were to send our recipient a minimum of 5 tried and tested family recipes and 'gifts' up to $15. Not that I'm advocating the $15 value for your FE; but it was easy to just copy and print out some of the recipes I'd previously shared on the WFDT (pictures removed). I put together a proposed meal for a Holiday feast....starter, entree, sides for the entree, dessert, a little something with coffee and a Bourbon Christmas cake recipe.

    You could do something similar and print it up; get some ribbon to bind it together with a front page cover or put it into a plastic folder or something.

    That would then free up cash for smaller items. You could make up a small "sweet bag" or a little gift for the dads and kids?
     
  4. nunzia

    nunzia You can't top pigs with pigs, but you CAN top Toys

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    I think recipes are a very good FE idea!
     
  5. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I love the recipe book idea. I had some recipe cards and a recipe booklet with Disney recipes on different cruises and always loved them. As to the amount, I usually aim around $1 or $2 per person.

    Corinna
     
  6. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Hi there!!:flower3:


    I would have been here sooner but I didn't see the link in your signature until I saw you mention it to Jenny!
     
  7. rentayenta

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    :wave: I swear I thought I'd been here but I guess not. :confused3 Now I need to catch up. The FE is darling. :thumbsup2
     
  8. QuiltTeddy

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    Have been following along with your PTR. In April we cruised on the Dream and particiated for the first time in a FE. I made a small recipe book for the women and a separate item for the men and something totally different for the children. If you have a large group, it's much easier to have something for the stateroom versus male/female/kid gifts. Additionally, bear in mind the recipe books end up very weighy for travelling.

    Just putting in my 2 cents.

    Hope you have a WONDERful cruise. I'm indeed jealous!
     
  9. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    it's adorable!

    I love the recipe idea. Some folks didn't do a gift per person or do one bigger gift per stateroom and then small per individual (like candy, tattoos, pencil small). With a big FE it can add up really fast. For our Alaska cruise which was over 100 people we did a bigger stateroom/family gift and then did stickers/candy/small toys for each of the individuals. For our Dream 4 righter we were able to do a lot more simple b/c it was a much smaller group.
     
  10. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    That sounds like a good idea. I'll have to see what I end up coming up with when I go shopping.

    I'm hoping to dig out my comb binding machine, I just need to figure out where it is! I can make some cute little books that will fit in the pocket.

    Thanks! That makes me feel good.

    Good that's about what I was thinking. I've got all the 3 and unders taken care of now just like 58 more! :lmao:

    :welcome: Welcome! You snuck in just in time! The fun is about to begin!

    Shouldn't be too hard, I'm only on page five!

    :welcome: Yeah, I'm thinking the recipe books for the women. Not sure for the DHs, but ill find something.

    We have less than 60 people so that sounds doable.

    Big snag today. We had to go to Fullerton today, so we planned to stop by the Disney Character Warehouse out there to look for trinkets. The unfortunate thing was that we drove our 73 Cougar which just completed some $3000 of engine work. Well no sooner had we filled the tank and added lead substitute, about a mile out of the gas station the engine just stopped. I just finished a ride with the tow truck driver back to the repair shop. I'm waiting for the courtesy van to give me a ride home and I left Fran on the street corner because she couldn't climb in the tow truck. For those who know, she's at Palo Verde and Del Amo.

    So much for FE shopping today. I have a massage at 5:15 and it's 3PM already!
     
  11. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I think men are harder to buy for I think. Most women are happy with anything because you thought about them. Well at least that is the way that I am.
     
  12. Pinkocto

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    I'm sorry about the car trouble. I hope you and Fran got home safely.
     
  13. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Besides that, I don't know men well! Put it this way, most of the men I know would be thrilled with the recipe books! :rotfl:

    We're in the 21st century car on the way home now.
     
  14. kaoden39

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    I don't know how I missed that about the car breaking down. I am glad you got to Fran. I hope it doesn't take much to fix your car.



    I know my husband would like the recipe book. I am not much help here. One of my DHs friends I would get him a bottle of wine. Other than that I have no clue.
     
  15. dgbg100106

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    My DH would like the recipe book also, maybe throw a grilling recipe in there and you should be set.


    Sorry about the car trouble, glad you made it home safe and sound.
     
  16. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Now you guys are confusing me! :lmao: I don't know whether to put the recipe book in the DW or DH pocket! :rotfl2: I started writing the books while waiting at the doctor yesterday. I picked a dozen recipes either from Disney or favorites that I've made in our DVC Villas.

    Over the last two days I've finished up the FEE gifts for all the kids (well purchasing them) I still have to assemble them.

    I have another question for veteran cruisers...what do you do about laundry? Because of DVC, I've learned how to pack light, but that's because I have a washer in the room. Is there somewhere on the ship that you can wash your own laundry? I don't even know how many suitcases we are allowed! Many of my shipmates have received their luggage tags, but I haven't got anything! :sad2:

    I'm not sure I can pack a week's worth of clothes including formal wear! Yikes! At least we are driving to the port.
     
  17. dolphingirl47

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    Yes, there are laundry rooms on decks 2, 6 and 7. The one on deck 7 has the most machines. You swipe your Key To the World card in a reader to make them work.

    Corinna
     
  18. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    The laundry room, because it is limited machines, can run quite the backup. We had issues with folks sticking their stuff in and then not coming back to take it out which backs up everyone so just plan your time accordingly.

    We also found the dryers to be on the slow side and had to add more time. This was on the Wonder but I'd imagine the issues could be similar.
     
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    As far as laundry goes on Disney I have no idea... But we take woolite for the bathing suits and under clothes, the rest we just send out for washing and drying..
     
  20. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    How much do they cost? Do they just add it on to your KTTW and room charge? We're on deck 8 so that should be easy!

    It's annoying when people do that, but I have no problem taking their clothes and putting them on the washer while I wash mine. I'm going to try to keep the washing to a minimum and only if we run out of clothes.

    The woollite is a good idea for the small things. I also way overpack underwear, I hate being uncomfortable!

    Also, my TA sent me an email. He received my cruise docs and is forwarding them on to me along with a $50 gift card!
     
  21. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    Yes you can put on your room key. I want to say something like $2/3 per load. Problem is....washer and dryers are stacked. No place to take a load out and set it so you can put yours in.
     

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