Ok, here we go! Mom 360 Giveaway #1!
As far as my parties go, the typical sequence of events tends to be as follows: I first get the reason to have a party, and then decide on a theme, the invitations, and decorations, etc. I love throwing parties and love to go all out on the decorations and food. However, the last time I was able to pull that off was when I was pregnant with my first child. These days, with my two little ones, I am sorry to say that the menu and planning for my get-togethers has sunk to the level of (a few hours before the event), "Hm, I think I have some grapes and baby carrots in the fridge… whew, that block of cheese isn't moldy... I think there's a half a box of crackers in the pantry… and here are some napkins left over from Valentine's Day!"
Fortunately, for those of us who aren't Martha Stewart, or if like me, you simply don't have time or energy to hand make and plan every detail of a party, but still want to create beautifully coordinated settings for birthday parties, showers, or holiday events, there is The Celebration Shoppe! (Don't you just love that name? It's so cheerful and fun!) I was introduced to the founder, Kim Ayers, thanks to the Mom magazine goodie bag I received the other day. Kim created her company in order to "help moms and girlfriends host spectacular birthday parties, showers, and holiday parties without all the stress." (Thanks, Kim, on behalf of all of us busy moms! )
After browsing the Celebration Shoppe website, I have to say that the fore mentioned party planning sequence has been reversed for me: I have the decor in mind, and now just need the excuse to have a party! Or… can the decorations themselves be the reason? Pair the customizable invitations with any combination of matching plates, cups, napkins, tablecloths and runners with printable napkin rings, place cards, cupcake picks for a unique, foolproof party décor that is easy as "Click. Click. Planned." There are even coordinated baking supplies, if you are so inclined.
If simply browsing the storefront doesn't get your creative juices flowing, check out the party planning and idea center blog for more ideas and examples of what people have done with The Celebration Shoppe's products!
Now, for the GIVEAWAY! The Celebration Shoppe is kindly giving away one of their printable collections to one of my lucky readers!
Go to The Celebration Shoppe and have a look around. Leave a comment here telling me which collection you love the most and which printable collection you would choose if you win! Please be sure to leave your email address, or make sure it's visible on your profile. *You MUST do the mandatory entry! Bonus entries will not count if mandatory entry is not done first!*
Bonus entries are not required. However, you may do one or all to increase your chance of winning!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry or it will not count)
*Publicly follow Kai on Pai on Google or Networked Blogs (1 entry)
*Subscribe to The Celebration Shoppe Blog (1 entry)
*"Like" The Celebration Shoppe on Facebook (1 entry)
*Tweet about this giveaway (once per day, leave a comment with your Twitter status, 1 entry)
*Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to the post (2 entries-leave two comments)
*Giveaway ends July 31, 2010 at 11:59pm EST
*Mandatory entry must be completed before any optional entries
*Winner will be chosen from all valid entries using Random.org and will be contacted by email
*Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen