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

crate and barrel

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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Maree SAYS:

I really enjoy reading new ideas for party planning. This would make a great addition.

Reply April 18, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Sally DePoala SAYS:

I would buy some new colorful napkins…

Reply April 20, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Amber From Jersey SAYS:

heard nothing but amazing things about this book…i would spend my winnings on goods for my new life in Jersey.

Reply May 23, 2008 at 8:59 am

angie SAYS:

cute cute cute

Reply May 31, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Gabrielle Affleck SAYS:

I would use the prize winnings to update all of my small appliances & give my kitchen a good sprucing up so that I can throw mysle a luau birthday party!

Reply June 10, 2008 at 11:47 am

angela shaffer SAYS:

I would spend my winnings on my wedding and honeymoon plans in Sprng of 2009.

Reply June 25, 2008 at 12:57 pm

angela s SAYS:

I would spend the money on decor for my wedding reception…so many choices!

Reply June 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Ashley SAYS:

I am moving back to the US with my British boyfriend. We are moving to NY and he knows nobody. I love entertaining and planning all types of events even when there’s no actual reason… just to gather all the details and decoratins and invite everyone over for a fun night! It will let me plan the fun events and help him to make new friends n a new place! i am starting an events company and hosting parties is how I want to launch my idea to people I know!

Reply May 8, 2009 at 12:55 am

Shawne Seignious SAYS:

I’d spend the money on putting my house back like I loved it after a house fire. I love entertaining, too, and would love to throw a welcome home party along with a 32nd Anniversary party for my husband and I. That would be great!

Reply February 3, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Spider SAYS:

It’s these giveaway gift cards and coupon codes that power the last minute market…
Actually it’s the same in any industry. I work in travel, but shopping seems to do even better in coupon-hunting!
Cute blog, by the way! I love your design!

Reply March 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

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