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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Samantha Pruitt SAYS:

“say anything” i loooove the movie!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Jessica Cote SAYS:

I would try to expand my collection of items used to entertain. Maybe a few platters and some glasses. Nice utensils to use.

Reply April 17, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Theresa Wagner SAYS:

Crate and Barell has so many great products.

Reply April 17, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Michelle SAYS:

Food and beverages for a Cinco de Mayo party!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Michelle H. SAYS:

I need party supplies.

Reply April 17, 2008 at 8:45 pm

alice tracy SAYS:

I would love to win this! 2 Graduation parties coming up quickly!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Charlene Kuser SAYS:

I would spend my winnings on glassware
and serving trays.I love Crate & Barrel.
This book could have been named after me
for I am always planning events at the last
minute.Thanks for the giveaway

Reply April 17, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Donna Kozar SAYS:

My advice is plan ahead.

Reply April 17, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Joy Venters SAYS:

dishes – mine are mis-matched

Reply April 17, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Louise Werre SAYS:

Wow! I love to go to cracker barrel. The kids always loved to play their big checkerboard and rock in their rocking chairs out front. I will use the money gradually to eat out several times–Im sure a rocker would cost more than the $100

Reply April 17, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Michelle Rosborough SAYS:

Lots of candles

Reply April 17, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Chris SAYS:

I would love to win!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Lily Kwan SAYS:

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

Reply April 17, 2008 at 11:44 pm

vanessa hunter SAYS:

I would buy some nice serving bowls. They always come in handy.

Reply April 18, 2008 at 12:00 am

Emily Watson SAYS:

Hosting is something we have in common! I am going to be throwing some great summer parties! I can use all the help I can get! You Inspire me!

I need the Crate and Barrel Grapefruit spoons- they come in such a fun citrus color!

Reply April 18, 2008 at 10:03 am

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