Monday, March 30, 2009

Carnival Funday Sunday!

What an excuse to have a party! And party we did!

Our guests came in costume and were ready to have some fun.

The girls decided to set each room up as one of the sections of the ship. We still had the 51' of Palm trees, beach and ocean covering our walls although after two weeks it was starting to sag a bit. However no one really noticed.

Now that's a difficult challenge to change rooms into a beautiful experience that you find on a cruise ship but with a lot of imagination from our guests, "My Precious", and of course all the pictures everyone took on our previous two cruises, I think we pulled it off!

My Precious

To finish off the decorations I went through and sifted out images that represented various areas of the ship. As you came in the door, the wall was lined with the tropical covering and a poster sized image of the deck of the ship.

The Lido Deck

The Stateroom

Making Your Way to the Fun

The Galley

The Bathroom

The Stateroom was the livingroom, the powder room was the bathroom, the dining room of course the dining room, the kitchen was like the multiple eating areas found on the ship while of course our deck was the sun deck. Yesterday's weather was just that, sunny and hot!

The Dining Area and the Desserts

Notice that the poster here has beautiful images of the many desserts offered. Oh, and the ice sculpture too. Carnival provided some favors so we thought it would be a good idea to set them up and give them out at the end of the party.

The only thing we didn't do was the towel art but at least everyone could see what always awaited us at the end of the day.

The girls prepared the drinks of the day, Island Delight and Caribbean Breeze which everyone enjoyed.

While the cook was battling the sea wind while trying to cook the hamburgers and hot dogs.

Everyone was enjoying their appetizers and drink of the day while the poor guy suffered smoke inhalation.

Usually Chrysie gets left behind but not yesterday!

I think she wanted more to drink.

We've learned on the cruises that there is no end to imagination and creating your own fun. I elected myself to be the cruise director on this Carnival Funday Sunday. Selecting three games we proceeded to make fools of ourselves, laughing the whole time. And, oh yes, there were prizes. Carnival provided metals while our hostesses provided their own prizes.

The first game activity was the Tiki Hat Ring Toss. As you can see it doesn't take much to amuse us.

Our Winner, Diane, showing off her Carnival medal and sun hat prize.

The second game provided a lot of fun too. It was the Fish Spearing Toss Game.

This game became very competitive. Everyone had three chances to throw the spear through the fish. It came down to a tie between Danny above and my husband. There were three overtimes with my husband winning. And what a happy winner he was!

Here he is displaying his Carnival medal and his prize, a bucket and shovel.

Our last game was a bit calmer, Aloha Bingo! Every cruise is known for it's Bingo games so we had ours too. My mother really enjoyed it as did the rest of us. As the caller I have to say I was harassed. There were a lot of laughs but since I was the caller and overall photographer I couldn't do both at once. However we do have our winner.

Claire showing off her Carnival medal and her battery operated fan prize. It was such a tense and heated game that we felt the fan was an appropriate prize.

Needless to say there was some controversy over the announcement of who won. Husband and wife had Aloha at the same time. However the rules were announced prior to playing, Aloha had to be shouted out not Bingo. Danny yelled Bingo while our winner, Claire yelled Aloha. Poor Danny. He was beaten by my husband in the Spear throwing and now by his wife at Aloha!

All in all we had a great time and I'd like to thank all who supported the girl's party. Here they are.

Our Hostesses, Melissa and Lynn

Dan and Claire

Our Cook, Greg

Lynn and Ann Marie

Melissa and her mother Diane

Christine and Scott

Denise and Shawn

Missing welcoming pictures are Leigh, Bill, Nancy and Helen.

Now I know what a Cruise Party is - a great excuse to have fun!

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