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Hi I'm taking a cruise with four other girlfriends and I want to make up goodie bags. For example I'm going to put in a small pack of tissues and explain they are going to be needed because we are going to laugh until we cry. I'm going to include the drink coupons from Carnival because we'll surely need them. Any other suggestions out there. Small items would be best. Things to send the theme of fun. Thanks in advance. Can't wait to get eveyone's ideas.
How about a nice little lip balm pot? Lips always dry in the sea air and I always bring one! Maybe a small lotion as well? I always carry one of those too and sometimes, believe it or not, a small hand sanitizer....maybe that's not fun, but can be very useful !
I have made up these bags in the past and I included a waterproof dispos. camera, a highlighter for the daily sheets, a pad of post-its so you can leave messages for eachother and messages for your cabin steward, if needed. Also, maybe a little bottle of tylenol for the morning after your fun nights or a roll of antacids. These may not be fun but might really come in handy. Some cute earrings with martinis or margaritas on them might also be fun. Hope this inspires you. Have fun on your cruise
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I did a goody bag for all traveling on our last cruise. I did Leis and fancy laynards, (did a search on google for the laynards) I included a journal and a fancy pen, Underwater Camera and also found somewhere not sure where a funship Freedy Color page and some crayons
Small tubes of sunblock
individual packets of powdered laundry detergent for swimsuits/lingerie
little paper umbrella's to put in the foo-foo drinks you'll make in your cabin
"junk" beachy jewelry - tropical themed bracelets, earrings
a trashy "romance" novel - maybe find ones with cruise themed romances
more drink coupons <g>
Have a great cruise!
__________________ Everyone brings joy to a room. Some when they enter, some when they leave.
Post-it notes to leave messages, highlighters for the daily program, and those crystal light powders for the water bottle thingies. Not exactly fun related but very useful: a mini sewing kit with extra safety pins. Maybe an international calling card for a quick call home from a port.
While at it, here's one larger sized item that you may want to include anyway: those large insulated hot/cold mugs/containers (great for either more coffee in the morning or water/juices/sodas/drinks the rest of the day). Now I'm not exactly the creative type (I'm a guy. Give me football and I'll be quiet), but I bet you would all enjoy these more if you had something printed on them like the name, date, itinerary of the cruise plus all your names...
I also make goody bags for when we travel, but it's for children (11-13 years). I put in there: Crossword puzzle and Find -A-Word puzzle books, pens, markers, crayons, kleenex, chapstick, snacks, small blank notepads, playing cards & UNO, stickers, hairbows,etc. I also put all the items in a gallon size Ziploc baggie & put their name on there with a black permanant marker (they have a space where you can label contents).
I have a little tote bag that zips itself into a fist-sized ball. Not only that but it has a clip that can be hooked onto a belt. I always throw it into my day bag (or DH clips it to his belt) just in case we need another bag to carry stuff (more souvenirs; wet bathing suits). Just don't ask me where I bought it cuz I can't remember! Brookstone's? Eddie Bauer? A luggage store?
The other item that goes into my travel pack (or your goodie bags) is a water-tight container on a cord that goes around my neck for storing valuables (money, room card, credit-card) while on the beach or at the pool. I suggest an opaque one so that people can't see what is in it (mine is see-thru and I have since realized that was a mistake). You can use an acrylic paint pen to personalize them (name of ship and date of cruise??)
Also, thanks for the great idea! I'm going to start working on one for DH!! It will be just like doing it for my kids -- lots of stuff to keep him busy.
These are all very cute and creative Ideas! I may have to try a few myself!! Dh and I are cruising in December but SIL,BIL, and three neices are goin on Disney in October... The girls would love these "cruise" bags!! KEEP THE IDEAS FLOWIN!!!
*~*Greg & Annie*~*
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This is a great idea, thanks for posting goagain!
I'm taking my 3 dds on our first cruise in 9 days!!
Mine are 14, 12 and 10.
I think I'll make them goodie bags like mousetravel.
Stuff they can do on the flight to port.
Like the cards, crosswords, some "teen" magazines
Not to hijack your thread, but any other ideas for teen/tweens would be great too!
insulated mugs (with a closing lid) for all the foo foo drinks you'll be enjoying while on deck.
lanyards to keep your S&S card, when you're not using it to shop or pay for all the fun foo foo's.
Sunglasses or visors (can get the cheapy kind and decorate them goofy)
beach bags (you could even decorate the canvas kind, available at craft stores, for each friend)
A small ($5-$10) gift card to a book store to pick up some "trashy" beach novel/s.
Flip flops (there are fun ways to decorate these as well, and are easily found at craft stores) or slippers
Disposable rain ponchos (the little pocket sized ones at Wally World)...don't let a little weather spoil your fun!
Those mini rolls of TP, to use incase you're on a super fun excursion and there's no bathroom to be found (hey...that's adventurous! LOL)
A mini photo album (can also decorate the covers) to store all the fun pictures
earplugs (to drown out the snoring that sometimes comes with fun days in the sun + one too many foo foo's)
Little change/cosmetic purses
I like the hand sanitizer, lip balm, antacids and matching earring ideas, too. Depending on how elaborate and/or expensive you want to go, you could always do tshirts for everyone, too. With a funny saying/picture on it, and "Girls Getaway x/x/2007" on it.