14 Aug

Summer Entertaining Contest: 5 Finalists {Voting Begins on Facebook!}

summer entertaining contest finalists

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

summer entertaining contest finalists


FINALIST #2: 4th of July Party
by Marcie Gastelum

summer entertaining contest finalists


FINALIST #3: Nautical Themed Baby Shower
by Kalea Linn Harrison

summer entertaining contest finalists


FINALIST #4: Purple Paradise 21st Birthday
by Colleen Kearns Sabo

summer entertaining contest finalists


FINALIST #5: 16th Birthday
by Heather Williamson

summer entertaining contest finalists


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! =)

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katherine feltner SAYS:

i like the nautical themed baby shower. The banner that says welcome little sailor is amazing!

Reply August 17, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Darlene SAYS:

I love the details on the 16th birthday party bash! I especially love the pink cream oreos!

Reply August 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Daniela Pizarro SAYS:

Nº5…the best!!!

Reply August 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Lisa SAYS:

Team Purple! ;)

Reply August 18, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Rochelle SAYS:

#1 Circus/Carnival. You can do so much with that theme! Especially in the summer and have circus themed activities in your backyard!

Reply August 18, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Jessica SAYS:

I vote for #5! I love the pink and green!!!

Reply August 19, 2009 at 8:35 am

Maureen SAYS:

The 4th of July party is awsome! Where did they find the retro Cracker Jack?? I just did a similar carnival party for my son. Similar ideas

Reply August 19, 2009 at 7:23 pm

ashley SAYS:

my vote is for the circus party.

Reply August 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Kellie Shotwell SAYS:

Circus Party rocks! You have my vote!

Reply August 20, 2009 at 3:56 pm

maria SAYS:

i love them all good party good concept.


Reply August 21, 2009 at 1:43 am

Anna SAYS:

They are all fabulous but my favourite is number 5. Anna

Reply August 25, 2009 at 5:02 am


Please do me a favor & go to this link & vote for my dog,Foxy:

You have to like the page in order to vote.You can vote once today until monday & then the contest is over.Foxy is on page 3,at the bottom.

Let me know if you voted & I’ll vote for you in whatever contest you’re in.

Thank you! <3

Reply September 25, 2011 at 5:01 am

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