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Friday, April 9, 2010

My First Blog Party!

Ok, here goes... this is my 1st ever blog party (how exciting)!  It's the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and is running from April 9- 16th.

So what makes a great party?
  1. Friends & Family (can't really have a party by yourself)
  2. Food (hungry guests are cranky guests)
  3. Music, Games, or Entertainment (no one wants to stand around twiddling their thumbs)
If you're throwing a party at your house I think a comfortable number of guests is 6-8 (but in the case of the UBP- the more the merrier).  You always want to have an even number so that for games noone is left out.  Party food should include lots of finger foods (preferably non-greasy)- chips n dip, fruit tray, nuts, meat n cheese.  And don't forget some sweets also- brownies, m&m's, cookies, etc.  And of course, you need an assortment of beverages, everything from water & pop to beer & liquor... or just make it BYOB.  Some of my favorite party games are Guesstures, Scene it?, & Guitar Hero.  Also love playing cards- euchre, spades, & cribbage.

Hmm, all this talk about party necessities is making we want to throw a party at my house... have to talk to the hubby about that one.  Have a great day everyone & hope you enjoy the Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

Oh, and I would love to have any of the prizes available, but here's my top picks:
USC 3-$50 Target gift card by Peggy Gorman
USC 39- $50 Paypal cash prize by MomDot
USC 15- $50 Target gift card by Haley Quarles
#39- Be My Guest Cert. ($250 value) 2 night stay for a family of 4 at any Hilton Garden Inn
#113- $25 Walmart Gift Card by Susan Stahley
32- $25 Target Gift Card by The Frugal Novice
49- $25 Starbucks Gift Card by Janice Yurek
51- Lillebaby Everywear Carrier by Scandanavian Child 
77- Baby Banz Sunglasses & UV Sun Hat w/ sunscreen by Baby Banz Inc.

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

57 Comments:

Angie said...

Happy blog party Day!
Just checking out your blog from UBP 2010!
I am definitely going to check out your blog some more! Love your party post!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I'm here for the UBP. Nice to meet you. Love guitar hero too.

Amy said...

Stopping by from the UBP! Nice to "meet" you!

Babes Mami said...

Checkin in from UBP hope your enjoying the party!
I'm still a guitar hero nubie but am thinking about learning how to play.

Christi said...

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. We're big guitar hero and rock band fans in our house... and love board games in general! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number....294 and 295......

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

KIM said...

Hey thanks for stopping by I am now returning the favor. I am following you as well too.

hallee@halleethehomemaker.com said...

It's nice to "meet" you.

Your post about your daughter sleeping naked is hysterical. My almost-2-year-old would rather be naked all the time. When I get him dressed, he claws at his clothes yelling, "OFF!" I really only push the clothes thing when we're going to go out somewhere - lol.

Hallee

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am off to look around more on your site. Hope you have a great party!

Layton Family Joy said...

CHEERS - it's my 1st blog party too!

Stef
UBP #92

The Local Cook said...

great tips! Hope you're enjoying the party!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog - yours is so cute and I love you profile guy - reminds me of myself in the morning! Happy Blog Party!
Caramel creamer is my favorite, I have it in my coffee now!

Kim said...

Great blog you have! Visiting from UBP. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a great weekend!

Kim
http://kimberlyhunt.blogspot.com

Deana Birks said...

Hope you're enjoying the UBP this weekend!

Bridgette said...

Dropping in from the UBP to say HI! :)

Kayce said...

Great party!! Enjoying a cup of coffee as I party hop through UBP! Wonderful blog!

Tracey said...

Thanks for visiting my blog; it's so nice to "meet" you! Think I'm hungry after reading about all those delicious party foods!

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you're having an awesome weekend. Swing by my blog!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Lynn said...

Stopping by to say hello from the UBP 2010.. Great blog!

Janene said...

Congratulations on winning the give away :)

Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance http://stopdropandrelax.com/blog/ And see what we have to help you Stop Drop and Relax. Visit our store at http://www.StopDropandRelax.com and Prepare To Be Pampered.

Jeanine said...

nice party post :) just hopped over from UBP. this is my first one too! hope you're having fun. i'm your newest follower. stop by my blog if you get the chance!

Rona's Home Page said...

Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

Natalie Catherine said...

stopping by through the blog party!! nice to meet you :) loving your blog!!!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

My first time at the party too - it seems to be a little more crowded than a little home get together - but fun! Nice to meet you :)

JanelleS said...

Hi! This is my first blog party and am having so much fun. Nice to meet you.
JanelleS
www.financiallyfree4ever.blogspot.com

justicecw said...

Hi! Stopping by from UBP10! Nice to meet you. :) Christine from Cute Stuff
http://justicecwscutestuff.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Stopping by from UBP10! Great blog! I am your newest follower!

Mindy said...

:) thanks for linking...looking forward to reading more! visiting from UBP...

The Artful Hawaiigirl said...

Aloha,
Your blog is so cute. I love the scrapbook effects and layers. How fun this is to be at a Blog Party. UBP10 has taught me so much. Can't wait to see who wins what. I am following you. Come see me where I love to blog about Maui and cooking, gardening and art! I'm @jamarilyn on twitter! I have a fanpage on FB called Amaryllis of Hawaii.

Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by the party at my blog. I look forward to reading more posts on your blog. I love this party!

Plowlady said...

Coming from the UBP -- I have met so many new bloggers out there! Hi there and you have a wonderful blog here, I am having tons of fun surfing through it! I am #986 Blog, #734 Twitter & #462 Facebook

Tamara B. said...

Cruising through from the UBP to say hi :)

JoAnn said...

for some reason, this post made me hungry!
Stopping by from UBP. I like your blog name!

Susieqtpies said...

Toot Tootin' my #UBP10 Party Horn on your blog!!!!!

Hope you are meeting new bloggers and havin' a great time!

I'm your Newest fan on your blog

Party on!!!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

birks said...

Like the design of the blog. The layers really work well for the look. Have a great time at the UBP.

Susan said...

Hi! Coming by for the party and to follow you! Please come by and see me!
Susan
http://heknowstheplanshehasforus.blogspot.com/

Sheila said...

Popping over from my blog to say hi and thank you for stopping by and following! I'm following along and looking forward to reading more from you!

The Praying Mom said...

Stopping in from UBP. Nice to meet you. Hope you had a great weekend! :)

SweetPeaknits said...

Hi, im coming by from the Party. Great to meet you and look forward to getting to know you better.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Happy UBP 2010!

Tina - My Own Party of 5 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll definitely be back to check yours out again!

jessieasjune said...

Hi,
I am stopping by from UBP! I love your site and think its great-you have cute pictures and I like your new button too. I cant wait to follow you. I am also new to blogging-started in January! Feel free to stop by when you are partying. I am at http://lifeofjunecleaver.blogspot.com/
Jessie

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

Molly said...

Stopping by from UBP! Thanks for visiting me. Loving your blog!

Robyn said...

Oh I missed the blog party this year! But I'm having a blast looking at everyone's blogs! You have a wonderful blog! I sure hope you'll stop by mine sometime.

Robyn
Mom All Day
momallday.blogspot.com

Veronica said...

Jumped over from UBP 2010.

Marvelous Mommy said...

Thanks for stopping by from the UBP10! It's nice to meet you! I'm your newest follower!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I just wanted to say Hi! I've never been to your blog before but I like your design. I am visiting all the people from the Ulitmate BLog party that are on the "Not Family Friendly list!" Come and visit Still blonde after all these Years at http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com .

We are giving away Some awesome frames from Ceiva valued at $248 in celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party!

Also, at the Blog Party Prize Page, I am giving away a prize. A $450 Foot and Calf massager! Read about it here on my blog: http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2010/04/450-human-touch-foot-and-calf-massager.html.

Marvelous Mommy, please come visit and talk about your blog, either at my blog or my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stillblondeafteralltheseyears

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Hey! Love your blog - can't wait to read more!

busylilgal said...

Hi Susie!
I'm Susan from Busy 'Lil Homemaker, stopping by to say "hello" during the fun UBP.

Following your blog!

Stephanie - the 300-lb Crazy Lady said...

Stopping by from the UBP! Next time you throw a party, invite me along - sounds like fun!

Q&Q said...

H Susie B Homemaker. Nice blog. Just dropping by from UBP!

Robyn said...

Love your blog name!
Stopping by from the UBP! I hope you are having a great week.

Pop on over if you get a chance, I'm having a $50 Amazon Gift Card giveaway. It ends April 16th.

http://www.ourhomeschoolhome.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

Tree said...

Hi there! Stopping by for the UBP par-tay!! Your party sounds fabulous and I also love Guesstures!

Thanks for visiting my Mommies Faves blog today, and I am returning the love by following you with both of my blogs.

Hope you'll visit me again soon!

Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
Join Us on Mommies Faves Mom Bloggers Network Today!
Mother of Pearl It Is
Mommies Faves Top Sites and Blogs

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Visiting back from the UBP - thanks so much for stopping by my party post and it's wonderful to meet you! :)

Evelyn said...

Love your blog. Glad I found you via UBP10! Grabbed your button and added it to my site

Cheryl D. said...

Hi! I'm a party animal and can't stop! Nice blog!

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