I recently entered a Giveaway on one of my favorite blogs, the Tomkat Studio. When I went to find out who had won this fabulous giveaway and saw my comment there as the winner I seriously squealed. The giveaway was for the Martha Stewart Cupcake book and $20 to Bake It Pretty. Well I could hardly wait to go shop at this super cute bake shop. They have SO many things I wanted to get but stuck pretty close to the $20. Guess I'll be going back to finish my long list.
And today I was sitting at my kitchen table and who should drive up but the UPS man, my Martha Stewart Cupcake book was here!!!! I can't wait until bedtime to sit down and devour this book.
(From the Bake it Pretty shop I got retro red cupcake papers, mini black polka dot cupcake papers, mini orange swirl cupcake papers, mini gable boxes, and red stripe paper straws)
The red and white things I got with our cocoa party in mind that's coming up in Dec.(we're doing a peppermint theme this time) and the black and orange for something fun for Halloween, and those cute gable boxes, well they were just too cute to pass up, I'm sure I'll think of something for them.
So a HUGE thank you to the Tomkat Studio for doing one fabulous giveaway!! If you haven't been there to see the uber talented Kim you must go, NOW! She also sells super cute party printables in her etsy shop that are perfect for any party.
I was looking through my past parties recently remembering how much fun they were to plan and throw. I've realized I'm in great need of throwing my own party but alas it's just not in the cards at the moment. So while I was reliving these wonderful parties it occured to me that I was missing a very important one. Our very first Cocoa Party. I couldn't find where I'd posted anywhere. So I'm posting it now for future reference. We actually won second place in a holiday party contest where we won some super fun stuff from Crate & Barrel. From this party came an annual event. I'm so excited to begin this years!!!