Embracing a Healthy Family: Blogmania Dream Team Holiday Mania - Win Over $2000 in Prizes

Blogmania Dream Team Holiday Mania - Win Over $2000 in Prizes

The holidays are coming and it's never too early to start planning.  Preparing early really does alleviate some of the stress especially if you are having get togethers.  For holiday entertaining, a get together always requies some fabulous food in addition to the love I have for decoratinge my house with all the pretty Christmas lights and more.  I also like to prepare deserts and other craft type gifts for my loved ones.

I have the Cricut Cake, Cricut Personal and a Silhouette SD to all play with in designing all my Christmas gifts and more.   I'm also going to be baking a lot too and trying my hand at some unique type of gifts.

For my desert table, I'm going to try my hand at these really cute Snowmen cake pops that were posted on Bakeralla (photo courtesy of Bakeralla).  Cake and brownies pops are somewhat easy to make once you get the consistency of the chocolate down.  My oldest and I prefer brownie pops as they seem to be more moist and rich.  We made them for her baby shower this past summer and they were a hit.  You can see the post here.


An assortment of cookies will be added such as dipped Oreos which if you are a good artist, you can draw the design on them, pre-buy the design or if you have a Cricut Cake or printer software, you can make your own.  Again, these are easy to make and if you look at my previous baby shower link, you can see an example of what we did.   SweetiesbyKim on Etsy has the most beautiful cookies if you prefer to just buy yours.

Designer Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies -Raspberry Floral Vine 

This is mine from the baby shower:

Another great idea for your desert table are glass jars or apothecary jars and canisters.  They make beautiful pieces to the table and once you purchase them, you will be able to reuse them for every party or gathering you have.


Finish it off with a beautiful table cloth, sparkles and don't forget a great looking centerpiece like this great recipe from Martha Stewart:  Christmas Tree Cupcakes.

More post to come on the series of planning a Christmas party.

Check out some of the great prizes available:

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Oreck edge vacuum:  http://www.parkerpronline.com/2010/10/joining-in-the-fun-enters-you-to-win-over-2000-in-prizes-this-november/

Gift Certificate to studioahimsa -  http://www.parkerpronline.com/2010/10/studioahimsa-one-of-my-personal-favorites/

Please ENTER THE DIRECT URL to YOUR Holiday Entertaining post (post must include our giveaway button in it) in the link up below for YOUR chance to win the over $2,000 in prizes* - all chosen to make you the Holiday hostess with the MOSTESS!!

*All links must link directly to a winter/holiday entertaining post.  Links to main pages will be deleted. All linked posts must include our giveaway button. Any posts without our button in them will be deleted.  Bloggers may publish and link up one post per day from 11/1 – 10, as long as each one meets the criteria to be eligible.
Winner will be chosen using random.org. from all eligible(remaining) links and announced on www.parkerpronline.com on Nov. 11, 2010 and winner will also be contacted via comment on  winning post.
Winner will then have 72 hours to submit their contact information to blogmaniapr@gmail.com in order to claim the prize package.  If not claimed, a new winner will be selected from remaining eligible links.
Prizes will be provided to winner directly from companies in a timely fashion. BLOGMANIA, members of the BLOGMANIA  2011 Dream team and Parker PR Online will do our best but are ultimately not are not responsible for anymisrepresentations of or fulfillment made or not made by PaRtners of this event.

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Anonymous said...

Oh, those cake pops are DELIGHTFUL - and great for a nondenominational school celebration!

Amber D said...

What fun ideas!

I'm a Blogmania 2011 Dream Team Member, stopping by to say hello and let you know I'm following you.


Dawn Lopez said...

Wow, what awesome tips! Thanks for sharing those great links too!

I would like to invite you to our open house too!

25 Classy & Cheap Holiday Entertaining Ideas


Anonymous said...

this is the way a blog should be! thanks!

Lucinda H said...

oh my gosh, I just love love love the ideas! thanks so much!


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