Monday, January 18, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Personal Party Planning Services from Atlanta Mom's Guide to Party Planning (ARV $50)

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

For Big Sister E's first birthday party, we had to celebrate. In fact, her cousin (my brother's son) was born five days after Big Sister E, so the whole family was really ready to party to commemorate the birthdays of everyone's favorite babies-turned-toddlers.

Invitations were sent, the house was scrubbed clean, decorations were hung, multiple cakes were made... and good times were had by all. Big Sister E and her cousin had fun in all the attention, received thoughtful gifts and made a mess out of their individual cakes (of course).

When it came time for her second birthday, Big Sister E was in the middle of being a huge fan of monkeys, so the theme for the party was easy. Again, I spent forever on the invitations, food, decorations and more so that my vision of a fun monkey party could be realized. Being that I was seven months pregnant at the time, I was a little extra-tired when this one was over.

At the big third birthday last fall, Big Sister E was a pretty cute rock star. We sent out themed invitations, she wore a gorgeous tutu and even the cupcakes were outfitted for the occasion. The guests even took home inflatable guitars of their own so that they could continue being a rock star long after the party had ended.

The common thread between all three of the parties? Fun, of course. But, along with the good times during the actual celebrations, each birthday required a ton of work in preparation. The amount of time and effort put in to the planning far exceeded the amount of time spent enjoying the event itself. But if I wasn't going to do it... then who was?


Atlanta mom, Jessica Jones, is here to save you from the stresses of planning your next party and let you relax and enjoy yourself. Whether you hire her to take care of a small or large portion of preparing your next birthday party, bridal or baby shower, anniversary party, graduation party, etc, she'll do the legwork while you still set the budget and make the final decisions.

There are nine aspects of party planning that Atlanta Mom's Guide to Party Planning covers: invitations, location, food, entertainment, decorations, crafts, games, pictures and goodie bags. You can choose the number of aspects you would like planned as well as which particular ones, which is great. From there, tell her the theme of the party (and any other important information, for example the birthday boy's age or the expectant mother's favorite colors) and Jessica will get down to business.

Instead of me having spent far too long trying to find the right monkey birthday invitations last year, Jessica would have scoured the stores and the internet to find an array of designs at the best prices for me to choose from. I also spent many afternoons searching various stores for just the right items to go in monkey goodie bags for Big Sister E's friends to take home - and I would have loved to have a professional do that for me!

Due to Jessica's generosity, for your next special occasion you can sit back, put your feet up and let the creative ideas come right to your inbox because...

One lucky person will win a Choose 3 Party Planning Package of their own! ARV $50!

But wait, there's more! This giveaway is being held at multiple different blogs (listed below) and, at the completion of this short giveaway, Jessica will compile the entries from all of the participating blogs and draw one grand prize winner (announced on January 25). That person will win a Complete Party Planning Package worth $400!


To enter to win your Choose 3 Party Planning Package: Follow Jessica's blog, Atlanta Mother's Guide, with Google Friend Connect. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted. For example, if you subscribe, leave one comment saying "I subscribe #1" and a separate comment saying "I subscribe #2")

1 Extra Entry if you tell me for which upcoming event you would love to have the help of a party planner.
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Jessica's party planning blog, Atlanta Party Planning, with Google Friend Connect and/or follow Jessica on Twitter.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway. See the list on the top of my right sidebar - there are some really great ones going on right now and coming up!
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Throwing a party? Have a party planner do the work for you! ARV $50! @thxmailcarrier from @atlmomguide http://bit.ly/7SB9Pl #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries per follow method (leave 2 separate comments for each type) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect (see sidebar), subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email.
3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Atlanta Mom's Guide to Party Planning. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on January 22nd at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

The blogs participating in this great giveaway (and yes, you can enter at any or all of them!) are:
3 P's in a Pod
Elle Squared
Fairytales and Puppy Dog Tails
Musings from Me
Mommy's Online Garage Sale
The Ahotaeiloa Family
Let's Just Give It Away
Chaotic Mommy Reviews
MNMSpecial Giveaways
Thanks, Mail Carrier (I highly recommend this one)

I was given the opportunity to host this giveaway due to my membership at The Product Review Place. I was not provided anything for this review but the opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

47 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Would love to win this !!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this because We have a big 50th anniv party coming up and We need money and party things to help us.

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Barbara's Beat said...

would love to have the help of a party planner to help with my randdghters b-day party

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Anonymous said...

this would be great for Our Son's 14th birthday thanks

John Deal said...

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Anonymous said...

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