Planning a Disney Dream pre-cruise party!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by mickeyluv, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. mickeyluv

    mickeyluv DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2005
    My sister is finally going on a Disney cruise with me!! :woohoo: It'll be me, my DD (age 13), my sister, her DD (age 16) and her DS (age 20). I have been trying to get them to go for a couple of years now so I want to have a pre-cruise party at my house for all of us. It sounds like so much fun but the only problem is that I'm not a party planner and need some help. Would anyone like to help me out, pretty please?

    Here are my ideas so far...

    I have the Disney Cruise special from the Travel Channel on my DVR still so I know I'll play that so that we can all watch it!!

    I would like to have some steel drum music playing but I don't have any. Does anyone know where I can get some from? Kinda like what they play on the ship.

    My DH can maybe make a picture video from our past pictures onboard the Magic and Wonder and we can also watch that but I don't want it all to be about watching TV. What about some type of games...kinda like trivia game with facts about the Dream itself?

    Anytime of things I can order DCL related for decorations? I thought about possible trying to get a banner or poster made and maybe getting one of the very, very talented folks that create a lot of the Magnet designs to create something. What about that?

    Any suggestions are welcome!! I know a lot of you are very creative and have some great ideas and I'm praying that I'll get some help from you all! TIA!!

    What else could we do?
  2. disneyhand

    disneyhand DIS Veteran

    Apr 8, 2008
    Open your tickets! We had fun doing that before both cruises.
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  4. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    A cake or cupcakes with the DCL logo on it?
  5. mrp4352

    mrp4352 DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 2002
    We've been having 'hundred day' parties in preperation for our cruise in June. For the 500 day party we had "fru-fru" drinks with umbrellas, shrimp with cocktail sauce, fresh fruit in a hollowed out pineapple, and chicken tenders. For another party, we took a cool cruise DISign to Sam's and had them put it on a cake for us with the edible paper. I made a set of cruise line memory cards (my youngest niece is 3) that we've had a great time with! We're just starting to plan the last party (WOOHOO!!!) - that one is going to probably include a slide show of pictures from my cruise on the Dream this month...

    I know you'll have a great time!
  6. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

    Jun 29, 2001
    I have a few pre cruise party and there were pirate themed.....I bought a ton of stuff at

    They also had some Bon Voyage stuff and I had a banner personalized with the date of our cruise.

    I made ship shaped cookes, had a pirate treasure chest, made a playlist of all songs to do with the sea or ocean or sailing. A great steel drum CD is called Beauty and Beat and it is all Disney songs done on steel drum. We played pin the eye patch on the pirate.

    Here are some pics of the treasure chest and cookies I made plus a cookie cake I ordered.




    Here is a great playlist you can pick and choose which songs you would like for your party. It is a compilation of a songs submitted from the Disers here.

    Ambergris Caye - Kelly McGuire
    Anything off Chris Isaak's "Baja Sessions" CD...
    Back to the Island - Jimmy Buffet
    Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte or any other version
    Banana Wind - Jimmy Buffet
    Beautiful Day in Paradise - Mark Morris (local BVI singer)
    Beauty and the Beat CD....steel drum music of many classic Disney songs
    Better Together - Jack Johnson
    Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin Version or Robbie Williams version from Finding Nemo
    Blame it on Buffet - Kelly McGuire
    Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
    Boats - Kenny Chesney
    Boat Drinks - Jimmy Buffet
    Boats to Build - Jimmy Buffet
    Boat In Belize - Kelly McGuire
    Bouncing off the Ceiling - A Teens (played at the deck parties onboard)
    Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    Calypso - John Denver
    Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
    Cha Cha Slide by D.J. Casper (played onboard at deck parties)
    Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffet
    Circle In The Sand- Belinda Carlisle
    Come Sail Away - Styx
    Cool Change - Little River Band
    Cruisin - duet with Huey Lewis and Gweneth Paltrow
    Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson
    Cupid Shuffle by Cupid (played at Sail Away party)
    Disneyland – Five for Fighting
    Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
    Dollar Song - Soca
    Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
    Drift Away - Dobie Gray
    Drift Away - Henry Capano
    Drunken Sailor - Great Big Sea
    Druthers - John Denver
    Escape - The Pina Colada - Rupert Holmes.
    Fernando -- Abba
    Friends - Henry Capano
    Good to Go to Mexico - Toby Keith
    Guitars & Tiki Bars - Kenny Chesney
    Have another Beer in Mexico - Kenny Chesney
    Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride, from Lilo and Stitch sound track
    Holiday - MadonnaHot
    Hot, Hot - Buster Poindexter
    Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone
    I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
    Idonwannabe - Kelly McGuire
    If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett
    In the Summertime - Jerry Mungo
    Island Boy - Kenny Chesney
    Island Fever- Jack Wagner
    Island State of Mind - Kelly McGuire
    It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
    Jamaica Farewell - Henry Capano
    Jammin - Bob Marley
    Jolly Mon - Jimmy Buffet
    Key Lime Pie - Kenny Chesney
    Key's in the Conch Shell - Kenny Chesney
    Kiss the Girl - Little Mermaid
    Kokomo - Beach Boys
    Let's Get Loud - J-lo
    Let's Get This Party Started - Pink (played at the deck parties)
    Life’s a Mystery - Kelly McGuire
    Lime in a Coconut -- Harry Nilsson
    Lovely Cruise - Jimmy Buffet (must be last song on the list)
    Macarena - D.S.B.
    Magic - Kenny Chesney
    Major Doubts about Water Spouts - Kelly McGuire
    Mambo #5 - The Disney version
    Margarita - Henry Capano
    Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
    Mexico - James Taylor
    Montego Bay - Amazulu
    My Bonnie - The Beatles & Tony Sheridan
    No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem - Kenny Chesney
    Old Blue Chair - Kenny Chesney
    On the Coast of Somewhere Beautiful - Kenny Chesney
    One Love - Bob Marley
    One Particular Harbour - Jimmy Buffet
    Orinoco Flow - Enya
    Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Island Girl - the Beach Boys
    Lets Talk Dirty in Hawaiian - the Wild Jimbos
    Part of Your World - Little Mermaid
    Raggae Night - Jimmy Cliff
    Red Sails in the Sunset -Nat "King" Cole
    Remember the Magic - Brian McKnightRemember When - Leanne Rimes
    Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation
    Sail Away - The Temptations
    Sail On - The Commodores
    Sail across the Water - Jane Siberry
    Sailing - Christopher Cross
    Sailing - Rod Stewart
    Sailing - Henry Capano
    Sailing Away from the Madness - Kelly McGuire
    Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy - Brooks & Dunn (played at Rock/County night in Rockin Bar D)
    Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
    Searchin’ - Kelly McGuire
    Sherry's Living in Paradise - Kenny Chesney
    Shiver Me Timbers - Tom Waits
    Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
    Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow
    Solitude - Kelly McGuire
    Some Beach - Blake Shelton
    Somewhere Beyond the Sea --
    Somewhere in the Sun - Kenny Chesney
    Son of a Son of a Sailor- Jimmy Buffett
    Soul of a Sailor - Kenny Chesney
    Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash
    SpectroMagic instrumental (played during ice carving demo on deck)
    Starry Eyed Surprise – Paul Oakenfold
    Strange Boat - The Waterboys
    Summertime - Kenny Chesney
    Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
    Talk Like a Pirate Day – Tom Smith
    Ten Years in Mexico - Bacon Brothers
    Terra Nova - James Taylor
    The Downeaster "Alexa" - Billy Joel
    The Great Bicycle Disaster - Kelly McGuire
    The Tide is High - Blondie
    Therapy Cruise - Kelly McGuire
    Tin Cup Chalice - Jimmy Buffet
    Tropical Vacation - Kelly McGuire
    Toes - Zac Brown Band
    Two Pina Coladas - Garth Brooks
    Under The Boardwalk- Bette Midler
    Under the Sea - Little Mermaid
    Vacation - The Go Gos
    Walkin on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
    We Like to Party - Vengaboys (you know....the Six Flags theme song a few years ago)
    When the Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker
    Where the Boat Leaves From - Zac Brown Band

    Have fun planning your party!!!

  7. mickeyluv

    mickeyluv DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2005
    Thanks for all the suggestions!!!! THanks for the indepth post, pictures, and that list of music!! I certainly appreciate everyone's posts and suggestions!! Anyone else? Keep'em comin!!
  8. Serein

    Serein Mouseketeer

    Mar 18, 2008
    Hi. Can someone explain this... tickets? We don't have any tickets, and we leave in a week.:confused3 Are we supposed to have tickets? We have luggage tags...
  9. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

    Jun 29, 2001
    I think they were probably talking about their cruise docs....not physical tickets.

  10. tinkerbell1024

    tinkerbell1024 Earning My Ears

    Sep 6, 2014
    Awesome post!!

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