First of all… WOW! We had some truly amazing entries in the Facebook Summer Entertaining Contest… and WAY more than 5 stand-out parties, so let me tell you this was seriously a hard one to narrow down to just 5 finalists. We had several different people help with the process of narrowing it down though, and the top 5 picks of each person were often very different – so the finalists you see here are the parties that had the most overlap amongst everyone’s lists.
These 5 parties are an eclectic mix – from birthday parties to baby showers to 4th of July… but all of them show great creativity, originality, relevance to summer, & good old fashioned effort! Here they are, in random order:
FINALIST #1: Circus/Carnival Birthday Party
by Kara Wilford Allen
FINALIST #2: 4th of July Party
by Marcie Gastelum
FINALIST #3: Nautical Themed Baby Shower
by Kalea Linn Harrison
FINALIST #4: Purple Paradise 21st Birthday
by Colleen Kearns Sabo
FINALIST #5: 16th Birthday
by Heather Williamson
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!
We’ve compiled these 5 parties into a new album on Facebook to make voting easier. All you have to do to vote is comment on any ONE picture from your favorite party in the party finalists album. Give the hostess props, mention your favorite element, or simply say “vote!”. The party with the most comments AND one randomly selected voter will both WIN home spa sets worth over $300. Voting ends Thursday, August 20th. Thanks so much for participating!
Note: Because this was our first contest was created specifically for our HWTM Facebook community, you will need to have a Facebook account in order to vote. If you don’t have an account but would still like to give props to one of the hostesses or pick your favorite finalist – please do so by posting a comment here. Thank you! =)