01 Dec

Inspire Me! Holiday Entertaining Contest

inspire me! holiday entertaining contest

Well, today is December 1st and the holiday season is officially in full swing! Since a lot of you are on the lookout for fun holiday party ideas, we’ve teamed up with the fabulous VIVA® Diva Cafe to create the ultimate inspiration-based holiday entertaining contest!

We’re looking for images of YOUR most stylish WINTER HOLIDAY ideas – from cool centerpieces, decorations, and DIY projects to inspiration boards featuring creative holiday themes & ideas.

What’s in it for you besides the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from helping a fellow hostess out? How about a great big SHOPPING SPREE at Crate & Barrel to the tune of $1,250 or $500, in addition to stylish entertaining essentials and more great prizes!

inspire me! holiday entertaining contest

Intrigued yet? Hope so! Click here for complete contest details and info on how to enter (it’s easy!!).

Contest starts today and ends at 11:50pm EST on Dec 16th. Voting will happen here at HWTM Dec 17-19th, and the winner will be announced Dec 23rd! Have questions? Post them here!

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Marissa SAYS:

oh how I would love a space big enough to host something spectacular I guess I’ll have to live through everyone’s pictures

December 1, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Melanie SAYS:

This is so exciting! HWTM is always providing me with excellent excuses to be inspired and entertain!

Quick questions:
1. If we have a series of pictures – is it best to make an inspiration board or a small section of pictures? (seeing as detail/text could be lost with the board)
2. These can be a mix of home pictures and online ideas and finds? Right?

This is absolutely delightful. Thank you!

December 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Great questions, Melanie!

To answer #1, it could be either – inspiration boards or a series of pics – whichever you think best portrays the ideas.

Answer to #2: Yes – the ideas can be a mix of both – either home pics or inspiration boards/collages made from online finds. I’m actually going to edit the text right now to make that more clear!

December 1, 2008 at 7:27 pm

Susan SAYS:

EXCITING! So digital inspiration or “mood boards” are fine too?

December 2, 2008 at 11:01 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Yep! Mood boards are great – digital or even photos of tactile boards. ;)

December 2, 2008 at 11:06 am

Jill SAYS:

Oh, the things I could do with $1250 at Crate & Barrel! That would be MERRY CHRISTMAS to me! :)

December 2, 2008 at 11:24 am

Lisa SAYS:

I will be digging up photos from our fabulous cocktail party from last year for this! If I win it will be a great excuse to throw another one!

December 3, 2008 at 9:15 am

Steph SAYS:

Wow, I’d love to enter this contest! I tried to click on the link but for some reason the page didn’t load for me. Any help would be much appreciated!

December 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Steph SAYS:

Oops, never mind. I just tried it again and it worked! Sorry!

December 3, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Tammy SAYS:

I am SO excited about this!! Looks like another great excuse to throw a party!! :)

December 5, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Sandra SAYS:

Just got my holiday inspiration here….


A story titled “How to Avoid Mom’s Brussels Sprouts This Christmas” – actually had a great gift idea….

December 12, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Danton SAYS:

I vote for F – JOY – I absolutely love it!!!

December 19, 2008 at 9:15 am

Kaye SAYS:

great ideas on entertaining! way to go!

December 19, 2008 at 9:29 am
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