Holidays are Coming….

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The boys are at great ages this year to actually understand the holidays and they are looking forward to what is in store.  Since I am a meeting and event planner by day and a holiday card designer by night, it’s only natural that this household will be hosting holiday themed play dates and entertaining over the coming weeks.

I love our house at Christmas time.  If my friends wouldn’t think I’m crazy, I would keep my tree up all year long.

We have holiday dishes and dessert plates and mugs with matching spoons for hot cocoa.  And this year, I’ve already started to plan my various menus.  I’m very excited to try these snowman cupcakes from Martha Stewart.  They look so simple and easy, but oh so cute!


So now that you have a sneak peek into my holiday entertaining plans, I would love to hear your holiday entertaining ideas and plans.  The Blogmania Dream Team 2011 is hosting this Holiday Open House and around two thousand dollars (yes, two thousand dollars) of goodies will be given away to ONE winner.  Seriously, all to one winner.  How great would it be to start your holidays off on this note?!

All you need to do is post a winter/holiday entertaining related post once (or everyday) on the dates November 1 through the 10th! Please ENTER THE DIRECT URL to YOUR Holiday Entertaining post (post must include our giveaway button in it) in the link up below for YOUR chance to win the over $2,000 in prizes* – all chosen to make you the Holiday hostess with the MOSTESS!!

Want even more chance to win?  Write a whole entertaining series – one per day to enter up to ten times per blog!!

Use the link list as a source of ideas and inspiration this winter/holiday season.  You can generate traffic back to your own blog and help others grow their readers as well.  It’s a win-win for everyone in the traffic department!  Not to mention the great ideas that you will come upon through the link list.

*All links must link directly to a winter/holiday entertaining post. Links to main pages will be deleted. All linked posts must include our giveaway button. Any posts without our button in them will be deleted. Winner will be chosen using from all eligible (remaining) links and announced on on Nov. 11, 2010 and winner will also be contacted via comment on winning post. Winner will then have 72 hours to submit their contact information to in order to claim the prize package. If not claimed, a new winner will be selected from remaining eligible links.

I will also be hosting my own giveaway to encourage my readers to participate. I will be giving away ad space in my right sidebar to one lucky person for the remainder of the year!  That’s right!  You can promote your business or blog on my right sidebar for the next 8+ weeks.  And if you don’t have a button already, I’ll even help you create one.  How great is that?!

All you need to do is:

1) FOLLOW my blog via GFC publicly  or…..
2) HOST my button on your blog

Leave me a comment letting me know you have done one or both of these. If you do both, please leave me a comment for each so you can qualify twice!

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  1. Those snowmen look sooo cute!
    Hi I’m also a Blogmania 2011 memeber and I wanted to stop by and say hello and I’m following your blog.


  2. I love the whole tree up all year! We leave a small black one up for a big part of the year and decorate it based around other holidays too! Right now we have pumpkins!

    Thanks for the great post! Those snowman cupcakes are adorable!

    We would love if you visited our open house too 25 Classy & Cheap Holiday Entertaining Ideas

    Have a great week,

    • Typical Suburban Family says:

      How fun! I simply cannot wait to put our tree up this year. Will definitely head over to visit your open house posts.

  3. Is there an actual list to all the prizes? I’m confused there…

    • Typical Suburban Family says:

      They are being announced throughout the week. You can follow Gina Parker PROnline via facebook for more information. You should definitely participate and write a post on your blog. Link up Ashley!! What a great way to start your holiday season… winning this giveaway!

  4. Sounds like lots of fun at your home!! I’d like to host a GINGERBREAD decorating get together – a cookie baking get together – and we did Christmas Eve last year and it was fun…

    What a great idea to add your own incentive to this giveaway – THIS GIVEAWAY EVENT IS INSANE!!

    • Typical Suburban Family says:

      I actually posted today about a gingerbread tradition. This giveaway event is awesome! I can’t wait to help make someones holiday season!

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