|The fish extender I made for our upcoming cruise. It doesn't have the dowel or string on top yet.|
Next you buy your gifts. Some people do one gift for each cabin, others for each person in the cabins. Some people hand make special gifts, some buy things from places like Oriental Trading or their local dollar store, some buy things that are specific to where they live, and others give candy. Of course, these are just a few of the options for FE exchanges... the possibilities are as limitless as your budget and your imagination.
Once you're on the cruise, you will be equipped with a list of everyone in your group's staterooms, provided to you by whomever is organizing your exchange. In some cases, everyone's staterooms are listed on a specific page of a message board thread. In others, someone puts together a spreadsheet with everyone's room. Now the gift giving begins! Hang your fish extender on your fish, and you'll be surprised with new gifts every time you return to your room! And you also get to give other people gifts! It's a lot of fun, and it can really make a Disney Cruise extra special. So if you've ever wondered what fish extenders are, now you know!
What do you think of the fish extender idea? Have you ever participated in a fish extender exchange? What did you give, and what did you get? Let me know in a comment, on Twitter (@amandaenchanted), or on Facebook!