14 Apr

SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: The Last-Minute Party Girl + $100 Gift Card

the last minute party girl I’m really excited to share a great book by cooking & entertaining guru Erika Lenkert as part of our giveaway today! It’s called The Last-Minute Party Girl and is a fun, ultra-hip, how-to read that’s full of fabulous advice, witty anecdotes, and tons of great recipes. Here are just a couple of the of many rave reviews for The Last-Minute Party Girl :

"The Last-Minute Party Girl puts the FUN back into FUNctions. It’s a lively resource for those who like to entertain with style, but don’t have the time (not to mention the pocketbook) to turn a simple soiree into their raison d’etre for a month."
– Glynis Costin , Party Girl, Mother of Two, and West Coast Bureau Chief, In Style Magazine

"Erika Lenkert’s recipes for tossing fabulous parties are equal parts sexy, sweet, spicy, and sassy. With hilarious stories and an insider’s approach, The Last-Minute Party Girl is the ultimate handbook for hosting the perfect party."
– Peter Davis , Editor at Large, Paper Magazine


The book’s 10 chapters include things like Party Girl Etiquette, Vibe by Design (setting the scene), Painless Party Planning, A-List Appetizers, and The Party-Girl Pantry (survival supplies & shortcuts that will keep you stocked & prepared for even unexpected gatherings).

And speaking of supplies , you’re going to need something to help you stock up on some party girl must-haves of your own… so how does a $100 gift card to cb2 or Crate&Barrel sound?!



FIRST PRIZE : Author-signed copy of The Last Minute Party Girl + a $100 gift card to your choice of cb2 or Crate&Barrel

SECOND PRIZE : Author-signed copies of The Last Minute Party Girl for 4 more lucky readers

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Post a comment here. Tell us what you’d spend your winnings on, share your own favorite party advice, or just say anything!
Enter by Thursday, April 17th at midnight PST. Be sure to login or include your email address (won’t be published) so that we can contact you if you win. Good luck!

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jill SAYS:

i have a crazy, busy summer coming up with a senior graduating, three birthdays, a son going off to college, two kids playing hockey and one playing basketball and dancing. I love to entertain and would spend the $ on fun, colorful summer glasses, plates and whymisical things to make people smile in the midst of the craziness!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Jodene Gildea SAYS:

I would probably spend my winning on martini glasses or a chip and dip set – always need that!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 4:35 pm

dani SAYS:

I would love to win. I need a nice cheese board..

Reply April 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Susanne Troop SAYS:

We love to entertain but I’m lacking in serving bowls, platters, etc. So I would get some fun serving stuff.

Reply April 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm

christine SAYS:

Oooh. So exciting.

I’d get some odds and ends from Crate and Barrel, including this amazing little tool, http://tinyurl.com/6f86tx

Reply April 17, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Brandy SAYS:

Great prize! I could use a few things from Crate and Barrel- I really need a new dinnerware set and serving utensils.

Reply April 17, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Lauren SAYS:

I wanna party! This would make my entire month! Sounds like a great read :)

Reply April 17, 2008 at 5:20 pm

sarah woods SAYS:

lets hear it for the certificate to go for the blender and barware, Best of luck to all who enter. Many Thanks !! SW

Reply April 17, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Veronica Garrett SAYS:

I would love to read this book. I would spend the money on supplies for a party.

Reply April 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Sand SAYS:

Who doesn’t love a great party!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Angela Napolitano SAYS:

I would definitely get some great party platters at Crate and Barrel

Reply April 17, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Terri P SAYS:

Love to look at all the wonderful items from C&Bs catalog

Reply April 17, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Stacie SAYS:

I could most definitely use that book. I would select Crate and Barrel as that is one of my favorite stores to shop at when I want to dine or entertain in “style”

Reply April 17, 2008 at 6:39 pm

Jay French SAYS:

I’d replace my broken Cafeware bowls, if they still stock them.

Reply April 17, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Bradley Baker SAYS:

Hope I win!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 7:32 pm

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