Sunday, November 14, 2010

Green Party Goods Eco-Cupcake Stands and Cupcake Wraps {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Alison!}

Even though every time one of my daughters' birthdays roll around and I complain about the stress and work of planning their parties... I really do love it. I love having all of our family and friends over, seeing the kids play and have a good time and even the hours that I spend making sure that there is a full spread of food, drinks and, of course, desserts for everyone to enjoy.

I'm fortunate that my mom passed along many of my grandmother's serving dishes and fancy platters to help with a nice presentation of my food table... but, at the same time, I'm always a little hesitant to use them. Do I really want to lay out glass and crystal in a house full of toddlers and preschoolers?

Fortunately, for all of our future parties I have found the perfect way to make my display attractive, safe and even good for the environment: the Eco-Cupcake Stands from Green Party Goods.

Created out of two-sided, sturdy corrugated cardboard, Eco-Cupcake Stands are fully reusable and completely recyclable while still looking stylish and fun. Whether you are looking for something large, classic and elegant for your wedding or something small, colorful and unique for a party or shower, Green Party Goods has an option that will work just for you and can be personalized and decorated precisely for your needs.

Considering the larger Stands are designed to hold up to 200 cupcakes (mmmm, that's a lot of cupcakes...) I thought the Mini Polka Dot Eco-Cupcake Stand would be the perfect thing for us. Not only is it smaller in size (it can hold 50+ cupcakes), but the cute, bright polka dots will go with any party decorations that we decide to use down the road.

Arriving in a thin flat box (similar to a pizza delivery box), I pulled out the five pieces to the Eco-Cupcake Stand and could already see that this was going to be extremely easy to construct, use and store.

The extent of putting together this Stand consisted of sliding the two base pieces together and then placing each tier down right on top, starting with the largest. Considering all of the pieces were decorated on both sides, there was no top or bottom and pretty much no way to assemble this incorrectly.

With the assembly completed (in about one minute), the only thing left to do was put on the finishing touches by covering the raw edges with colorful, coordinating ribbon. Using the Double Sided Tape that Green Party Goods included, I simply ran it along the edge, peeled off the paper and then covered it with ribbon.

In a total of maybe five minutes, we were ready for a celebration and Big Sister E, Little Sister B and I couldn't wait to try out our Eco-Cupcake Stand. As we didn't have a party to plan for, the girls supplied their play cupcakes and we stood back to admire the final look.

We tried stacking various real and pretend desserts, snacks, sandwiches and more on this Stand and it looked and performed great each time. The cardboard is thick and durable (no bending) and the light coating made it easy to wipe it off with a towel to stay clean. With the 4" distance between the three tiers, there was plenty of room for taller or shorter items without worry of them being squished in underneath.

When we were done, I slid the three tiers off the top, took apart the base and put the whole thing back in the original box. Storing this is so much easier and more convenient than having to wrap delicate pieces in tissue or newspaper and worry about them being broken. With Little Sister B's birthday coming up in a month, I know this will be ready and waiting to brighten up her party.

And when the time comes for her party, our cupcakes are not only going to be uniquely displayed, they're going to dazzle in their Reversible Cherries and Milk Cupcake Wraps.

I love the way that the Cupcake Wraps from Green Party Goods can take ordinary cupcakes and make them extraordinary with a simple or intricate piece of paper. Available from a classic, solid color to a cute pattern or print (the Monkey Business or Monsters are adorable!) to elaborate, laser-cut designs for any occasion, these are an easy way to give your cupcake a little something extra.

By easily tucking one end of these Wraps into the other, all they need is a cupcake!

With very reasonable prices (the Cupcake Wraps start at $5.50 for a package of 12 and even the large Eco-Cupcake Stands are less than $40) Green Party Goods can liven up your next occasion in a way that is fun for you and good for the earth. They offer everything from their non-toxic party favors to recyclable decorations to green gifts so that you and your guests can have a great time and there's no worry about contributing to the landfills afterward. What a great way to celebrate!

Thanks to the generosity of Green Party Goods, one person will be prepared for their next wedding, shower or party in a planet-friendly way, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of any Eco-Cupcake Stand and any 12-pack of Cupcake Wraps from Green Party Goods! Total ARV $52!

To enter to win: Visit Green Party Goods and tell me one (or more) of their great items that you would like to use at your next party.

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Giveaway will end on December 10th at 11:59pm CST. 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. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Green Party Goods for providing a Eco-Cupcake Stand and Cupcake Wraps for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Marlene said...

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Sofia's Ideas said...

I would actually like to throw a tea party for my daughters with the Recycled Plastic Tea Set!

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I would like this for a dog party lol

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KT said...

Mini Zebra Eco-Cupcake Stand is so adorable...perhaps because Zebras are my favorite animal?

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Erika said...

I like the Eco Panda Pick Up sticks as a cute, eco-friendly party favor!

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kailani said...

OMG! I love that polka dot cupcake stand! It would be perfect for Kiana's upcoming birthday party at school!

Hmmm . . . I may have to contact that company! :-)

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i'd love their hand-painted robin garland

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Michele said...

I would love to throw a birthday party for myCupcake daughter with the Cupcake Wrap Reversible- Enchanted and the Sugar Butterfly and Dragonfly Cupcake Toppers. How cute would that be!

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I like the 100% Recycled Goodie Box-Mod Dots-8X5".

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I like the Recycled Paper Birthday Cupcake Wrap.

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I love the plain white circle cupcake stand. I'd like to use it for my wedding rehearsal dinner!

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Stacey L said...

I like the Felt Duckie in the Water Bag -6X6X6

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B. Wilson said...

zebra goodie boxes would be great
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lewalk said...

I like the recycled paper cupcake wraps shaped like fences. Too cute. Lol.

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BeeCute said...

Main: I love so many things! First, I LOVE the zebra cupcake stand! And the zebra edible strips, the Mini birthday sugar pack, the recycled newspaper colored pencils that are scented, and the bamboo sheath square plates and bowls. And many more!

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I really love the Eco Cupcake Stand---it's my favorite!
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They have so much fun patterns for a party. Love everything from table top to goodie boxes.
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