Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's a BLOG PARTY!


Are you ready for back to school? Do you dream of days without the kids, or are you like me and it means the end of your vacation? Whatever September means for you, Notes From the Cookie Jar is holding an all out, get down, shake yer bootie event.

There's nothing like a party for back to school, and so we're going to break out the food, blow up some balloons, and have some FUN!

(Update: Check out what's happening over at Fed Up with Lunch-we're pooling our talents here, and Mrs. Q also has a twitter party happening with some fun prizes, and we might have a really cool guest!)


Here's how it works:

Invite your friends! Family! Neighbors!
What's a party without a TON of people? Everyone is invited!! Grab a button from my sidebar and display it on your sidebar to invite your readers. Don't have a blog? Copy and paste the following directly into Twitter:

Win big @scatteredmom 's #lunchrevolution blog party Aug26-29!
http://tinyurl.com/2aqnjy9

Rock out your own blog!

What's a party without lots of conversation, sharing, and fun? Dress up your blog! Post pictures, video, let us know your best tips for packing lunches, your biggest mishaps, recipes, and more! Have loads of fun with this and be creative. Hold a giveaway or contest, even!

Don't have a blog? You can post a video to You Tube, pictures to Flickr, etc.

Join us for a LIVE Twitter party August 27th!

I'm teaming up with Mrs. Q over at Fed Up With Lunch for a rockin' LIVE Twitter Party at 8pm CST/ 9pm EST! There will be prizes, lots of lunch talk, and who know just WHO might show up?! You won't want to miss this! We'll be tweeting under the hashtag #lunchrevolution (Update: Guess who might make an appearance? Jamie Oliver mentioned that he'd love to help out, but the Twitter party is at 2 am in England. So possibly sometime that weekend he'll pop in on the blogs or Twitter to say hello!)

Sign up for prizes!

Notes from the Cookie Jar has found some WAY cool sponsors who have very generously offered us some really amazing prizes. In order to win some, drop by my main party page and sign up on the Mr. Linky on Thursday August 26th. (but wait, there's more so keep reading!)

Be sure to put in the link to your party post so people can find you. Don't have a blog? Use the link to your Flickr picture, You Tube Video message, or Twitter stream so we can see your lunch tips/ideas/ stories!

Mingle!

After you are signed up, go check out all the other blogs on the Mr. Linky! As you go, make sure to note THREE of your very favorite posts/tips/links because in order to qualify for prizes, you will need to come back to the party post and tell me. (Note: only people who have signed up for Mr. Linky AND commented back qualify for prizes)

Come back to the main party page and leave me a comment saying what THREE posts/links/recipes/ etc were the most useful, funniest, thought provoking, along with a way for me to contact you (twitter handle or e-mail address), and you will be entered for some swanky prizes!

For an EXTRA entry, go check out T-fal.ca and drool over some of their amazing kitchen stuff. Come back and leave another comment, telling me what you would like in YOUR kitchen.

The Mr. Linky will go LIVE Thursday, August 26th and close midnight (PST) Sunday, August 29th. On Monday, August 30 I will use a random number generator to draw the prizes from the comments.

So grab a button and start inviting people! Let me know if you need a banner or larger button, I have those too!

Notes: Please note the eligibility on each prize on the prize page. Some are for USA and Canada, some for Canada only. Please state which country you are in to make it easier when choosing prize winners. You also must be over 18 in order to enter.

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