Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Decorating Cookies Party! It's Here! (plus a giveaway)

We're gonna party like it's 1999.  Or, 2014.  
We're going to have a COOKIE PARTY!!!
Decorating Cookies Party: 10 Celebratory Themes * 50 Designs by Bridget Edwards
Today is the official release date of my new book:

Decorating Cookies Party: 10 Celebratory Themes * 50 Designs


I'm a little giddy and a lot excited for you to see the book.
We're going to celebrate with a giveaway, too.  Take a gander:
Decorating Cookies Party book celebration and giveaway!

What's inside the book?  I'm so happy you asked:

  • Want to throw a cookie decorating party?  I'll walk you through hosting one. 
  • Cookie exchange hints?  I've gotcha covered.
  • Step-by-step instructions for cookie designs to bring to a variety of parties and special occasions?  Yep.  50 of them. You know I love a step-by-step tutorial.
  • Need cut-out cookie recipes?  Well, I have 5 for you...including gluten-free.
  • Nervous about royal icing and fondant?  Don't be!  I'll make it simple for you.
  • Want some party theme ideas?  How about a garden party, birthday, book club, bridal shower? You'll find 10 party themes featured in the book to make and take or to make as part of the festivities! 

Here's a peek at the Birthday Party Themed cookies:
cookies from the book Decorating Cookies Party: 10 Celebratory Themes * 50 Designs

How about these little jellyfish?!?  This is from the Under the Sea party.  This party theme showcases simple designs that are perfect for decorating with kids.
jellyfish cookies from the book Decorating Cookies Party: 10 Celebratory Themes * 50 Designs by Bridget Edwards

And, this sweet little poppy cookie is from the Garden Party set. I'm officially obsessed with stamping on cookies.
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This book includes some of my favorite cookie designs EVER.  Ever.

There are also recipes.  Mocha Cut-Out Cookies.  Oh MY word.
mocha cut-out cookies from the book Decorating Cookies Party: 10 Celebratory Themes * 50 Designs

You'll even find a recipe for gluten-free cut-outs inside!!!  (Don't worry, if you don't need gluten-free, I tell you how to gluten them up.  I think that should be a new phrase, to "gluten something up.")
chocolate gluten-free cut-out cookies from the book Decorating Cookies Party: 10 Celebratory Themes * 50 Designs

So, my dears, let's talk about this giveaway. Here are the prizes that you can win (one winner for each prize):
  1. a KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Series Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield in Majestic Yellow! 
  2. a polka-dot, organza, ruffled Heavenly Hostess Cocktail Apron (you'll see me sporting one in the book...you need one, too)
  3. a $25 Fancy Flours gift certificate (guess what...they're carrying the book in their shop!)
  4. one of 3 SIGNED copies of Decorating Cookies Party!  

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me the last party that you attended.

For an extra entry, tell someone else about the giveaway.  Tweet, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest, call your grandmother, email your sister...and leave another comment letting me know that you did.  Honor system.

Entries will be accepted through 11:59pm CST, October 14th.  US addresses only.

A big, heartfelt, sugar-filled thank you to all of you.  Thank you for buying the book, thank you for reading the blog, thank you for inspiring me every day.  This book wouldn't have been possible without you! ♥ 

Decorating Cookies Party: 10 Celebratory Themes * 50 Designs by Bridget Edwards
You can find the book here:

Let's (cookie) Party!

776 comments:

  1. I bought your book and I love it! You write great cookie decorating books!

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  2. The last party I attended was a birthday party for a three year old.

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  3. My son's second birthday party.

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  4. The last party I attended was a Thirty-One party. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to get my hands on your book!

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  5. The last party was for my daughter that I hadn't seen in two yrs, she came home for a one day visit.

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  6. The last party I went to was my husband's. Just a simple, family celebration. Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for a chance at winning!
    Kara

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  7. I attended my grandson's first birthday party - sock monkey theme.

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  8. I shared on facebook! Thanks again!
    Kara

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  9. I attended a farewell party for a friend who was moving out of state. Thanks for a chance at this excellent giveaway! Debbie the NY Baker

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  10. I was at a wedding this weekend. They had cookies on the dessert table but nothing like the ones pictures here.

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  11. Forwarded this to my sister-in-law.

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  12. Leslie:
    I attended a brunch/opening-wedding-gifts-party for my niece.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  13. What a big day! Congrats Bridget! The last party I went to was a clam-bake for Labor Day.

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  14. Oh dull is me! I can't remember the last party I attended.

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  15. Erin Colleen SmithOctober 7, 2014 at 5:57 AM

    Congratulations! I can't wait to read your new book! The last party I went to was an end of summer party on the beach.

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  16. The last party I attended was my wedding reception in August. :)

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  17. Erin Colleen SmithOctober 7, 2014 at 5:59 AM

    I just emailed my mom with the news of your new book!

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  18. The last party I attended was my own anniversary party last month! :)
    rstorman@yahoo.com

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  19. Can't even remember the last real party I have been to. The closest is the season end get together for my daughter's volleyball team. Not sure the adults really consider that a party though...although the girls might.

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  20. I told an old school friend about your new book. She's the one who introduced me to your first book. :)
    rstorman@yahoo.com

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  21. I went to a fundraiser at the college where my husband works. Live band and dancing! :)

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  22. My last party was a baby shower for a friends' granddaughter. The book looks amazing, that apron is the sassiest thing ever! I have posted your website on a forum this morning, I hope some of the ladies check out your clever designs. Girl, you got skills!!!

    Leia
    birdsnest10000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I told someone about this giveaway!

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  24. The last party I attended was one I hosted. It was a casual brunh/cookout at our home on the river to celebrate my daughter's wedding the previous day.

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  25. The last party I attended was a birthday party celebrating two of my closest friends' birthdays. We were at a beach house they rented and we had a seafood themed dinner. Everyone brought something to eat and a bottle of wine each. It was a great time.

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  26. the last party that I went to was an engagement party that had a zombie theme. It was hilarious and very much fitting for the couple who loves the horror genre. Zombie cupcakes!

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  27. I also Tweeted and pinned your article on Pinterest.

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  28. I pinned it!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/282178732878086406/

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  29. A pirate party for a 3 years olds birthday.

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  30. The last party that I attend was my daughter's birthday! I cook everything for this party includes a Peppa Pig cookie, the kids love this. The book looks amazing, congratulations! Kisses darling!!

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  31. Kim P - I had a birthday dinner for a friend. I tried the mocca cookies this weekend - so good!

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  32. Ellen U- My grandparents 60th anniversary! Very exciting to see them still in love after all the years!

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  33. Told my mom about the giveaway :)

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  34. Probably the last party was a baby shower at work or one of the Ballroom Dance Parties which are fun!

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  35. Bridget congratulations on the new book, it looks wonderful! The last party that I attended was a reunion get-together with the girls that I used to work with at the Tropicana casino...what a fun bunch of ladies!

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  36. The last party I attended is a Hello Kitty Party!

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  37. Pumpkin decorating party - there were prizes - I didn't win one! ;)

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  38. Our son's wedding over the summer!

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  39. I just told my sister about the giveaway!

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  40. The last party I attended was a Thomas the Train themed birthday party for a 1 year old.

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  41. pascale.poitras@verizon.netOctober 7, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    The last party I attended was my 15 year old's birthday party, which was at our house.
    Book looks wonderful.

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  42. The last party I attended was my son's 9th birthday. I had fun planning & hosting with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme!

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  43. Bridget I shared it on my facebook page...fingers crossed, my mixer is dying!!! acccck

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  44. The last party was my bridal shower :)

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  45. My son's 4th birthday is this month, Disney Planes theme. Congratulations on the book, I'm so excited to buy it!

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  46. The last party I attended was a Baby Shower-so much fun!

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  47. The last party I went to was my grandson's 7th birthday party. --Katy

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  48. The last party I attended was my son's 18th birthday. We had to delay it because he was in a Marching Band competition.

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  49. Congrats on the book! I LOVE that apron! The last pay I attended was my daughters birthday party.

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  50. Just shared on my facebook cookie page!! Can't wait to read your new book!!! --Katy

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  51. Had a party on Sunday. Lots of family, lots of food and lots of fun

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  52. I also shared on Facebook - thanks! Would love to win and LOVE the cookbook! - Heather

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  53. The last party was book club.

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  54. The last party I attended was a Pampered Chef Party! Girls Night!!

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  55. The last party I attended was a birthday brunch!

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  56. Here's my second entry for telling my mom about the contest!

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  57. Hmmmm...that would be a child's birthday last weekend! I have only just discovered your first book and am enjoying it immensely. Your recipes are divine and the photos are so inspiring that I want to make and decorate my next batch of cookies before the previous batch is eaten!!

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  58. The last party I hosted was my own. We had about 25 people over for an end-of-summer cookout, and it was a blast!

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  59. The last party...a dinner party with new friends.

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  60. And I shared this with my son! I really want to win!

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  61. I went to a bridal shower for a friend, I made cupcakes for it. At the next bridal shower I'll make cookies!

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  62. I was a bridesmaid (well technically bridesmatron, but that sounds ugly) at my best friend's wedding last weekend -- oh what a party!

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  63. I attended a dinner party for a friend who just returned from a 2 week medical mission trip in Kenya.

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  64. The last party I went to was a surprise birthday party for my aunt!

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  65. My last party attended was Supper Club, last month!

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  66. I emailed this to my awesome friend Joni who loves to bake.

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  67. For my second chance, I forwarded the email to my daughter.

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  68. My last party was my neighbor's baby shower!

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  69. The last party I attended was the 2nd birthday party of a friend's daughter.

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  70. My last party was my niece's 6th birthday party.

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  71. I'm going to tell my sister about this. Today is HER birthday so she's totally in a party mood!! Great giveaway!

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  72. Was for a nephews baby blessing

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  73. My last party was a football game party.

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  74. went to a 50th bday party for a buddy...

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  75. Last party I attended..........my Birthday Party!!!!!!

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  76. I went to a Birthday celebration of a dear friend, she is very pretty and has blond curly hair, it was really fun and bubbly ; )

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  77. Last was a sweet golf themed party for my son's friend.

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  78. My last party attended was a going away party for 3 Moldavian students we helped out and fell in love with this summer!

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  79. I went to a birthday dinner for one of my best friend's!

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  80. Rosalba Valdez
    I went to a birthday party, they had amazing desserts:)

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  81. The last party I attended was my own baby shower : ). I think we need more parties!

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  82. Not entering..But I wanted to say Congratulations.Super talented!

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  83. The last party I attended was a 'just because we want an excuse to get-together & eat too much' Taco Party.
    And we did! :)

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  84. I told my mom about it.

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  85. ...and I've shared this on Facebook just now, too! :)

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  86. Last party for me would have to be a darling babyshower for a cousin....

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  87. And I'm posting it on my daughters FB and inst accounts - find her at Natural Comfort Kitchen - she's awesome!

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  88. I hosted the last party I attended. It was a ladies luncheon with 10 of my friends and it was so much fun.

    Beth @ HungryHappenings.com

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  89. The last party I attended and hosted was a baking session for kids. We baked some of your cookies. Love your recipes!

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  90. The last party I attended was a birthday party!

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  91. The last party I attended/hosted was my wedding day in May.

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  92. The last party I attended was a birthday party for my little cousin. It was a Choo Choo Train Themed party, where I baked the birthday cake.

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  93. Last party was a grandson's, next party is a granddaughter's this Saturday. I'm trying to become the cookie Grandma bringing beautiful cookies each time. A labor of love for sure!

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  94. I retweeted your message out :) thanks for this great opportunity!

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  95. I just told my co-worker about your giveaway, she is a avid baker. I hate to admit it, but she is better than me.

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  96. Last party I attended was a birthday party!

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  97. the last party i went to was one of my best friend's weddings - and it was a doozy! :)
    -becca j

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  98. The last party I attended was one I threw for my birthday- with pies and other delicious treats- but none of these glorious cookies!!

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  99. I also shared this on Pinterest because I'm SO excited about this book!

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  100. 90th birthday party for my dad's aunt!

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  101. Let's get this party started! I haven't attended a party in a looong time. So, so busy with LIFE (kids, college, family obligations, etc.) that I haven't been able to host or attend a party. Hopefully, the excitement of the upcoming holidays will give me that extra boost of energy to have a little fun! :)

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  102. End of summer steak bbq party!
    tootsweet61@comcast.net

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  103. I just "liked" your Facebook page, shared on Twitter, and Pinned to my Roscomoon Pinterest account :)

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  104. I attended a pot luck at my work...Beginning of Fall celebration!

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  105. The last party I went to was a painting party!!

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  106. The last party that I attended was my wedding on September 6th. :) Next party will be a fun halloween party we are hosting. Cant wait!

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  107. A back-to-school brunch I hosted for some friends was a great way to commiserate on the end of summer vacation. -- Melissa S

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  108. I attended and hosted my husband's retirement party from the military. 26 years!

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  109. The last party I attended was a surprise birthday party for my brother which ended up including me! Our birthdays are four days apart. Your cookies are beautiful! Would love to win! Misha mishahunter@charter.net

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  110. I loved your last book! I can't wait to get this one! The last party I attended was a 2 year old little girl's birthday party.
    -Virginia chiq1900@aol.com

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  111. A Beautiful Bridal Shower! - Vittoria W

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  112. What a fun cookbook and giveaway! The last party I attended was a party for my granddad's 80th birthday!

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  113. I told my coworkers about the giveaway and your new book. Thank you!
    - Virginia chiq1900@aol.com

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  114. Last party I attended was for a friend's son that turned 7. Definitely sharing, have your first book and loved it! You rock!

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  115. I Love to Bake and Cook and I'm always looking for Great Recipes to make for family and Friends .

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  116. And I just shared the contest on Twitter... yay for fun contests and cookie cookbooks!

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  117. I also tweeted about the giveaway! @missamygene

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  118. Told my DILs about this,book!

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  119. A COOKIE BIRTHDAY PARTY! It was just last Sunday, and I got to teach 8 yr olds how to frost dalmations on cookies! You can see what they did at my fb page: Cookie Canvas. I would LOVE to use this book!

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  120. I attended a baby's first birthday party! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  121. I attended a baby shower a few days ago

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  122. A "retirement" party for my husband's cousin. He's only in his 40's, but he retired from the military and now gets to go back to work in the civilian sector like the rest of us schlubs! :)

    Chris D

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  123. The last part I went to was a housewarming party for my boss and her family. It was great having a chance to spend time with everyone out side of work.
    Rana Durham sent me!

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  124. The last party I attended was my own birthday party, which of course was amazing because I had a brown sugar swirl cake with brown sugar buttercream (it's like crack I tell you). I also put on my bossy birthday pants and made people do all the things I wanted to: go on a rickety, dangerous roller coaster, play mini golf, eat ice cream, shop for unicorn-themed outfits, and get pizza. Basically, my birthday hasn't changed since age 6. Well, the cake was different this year.

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  125. I shared on Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/187603140703449257/.

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  126. The last party I attended was in March - a good friend of mine has a Mimosa Party every year for all her girlfriends. It is Fabulous!

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  127. I attended my cousin's birthday party, she is two, it was Bubble Guppies.

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  128. The last party I attended was a birthday party that I threw for my sister in law back in August.

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  129. I shared on Facebook! I can't wait for the book!

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  130. Saturday we went to the annual Snyder Fall Bash party our friends have. Good food, good friends and a massive bounce house! Sunday we went to our church's youth group fall camp fire s'mores fest.

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  131. Oh gosh, the last party...a fundraiser. Unfortunately my life is that boring...

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  132. I shared the giveaway on Pinterest!

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  133. I shared on Facebook...hints to my hubby for a birthday present if I don't win and telling my baking - cookieing friends about this fabulous book!

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  134. And I shared the giveaway on FB. After I posted that your book would make a lovely christmas present to me. :) Thank you!

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  135. Shared on Facebook so that my baking friends can have a chance to win this too!

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  136. FABULOUS Giveaway! My last party - was a end of the summer BBQ for the fire dept. It was a great time.

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  137. The last party I attended was "girls nite in". We ate good food and acted silly. We all need that girl time !

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  138. I just called my best friend and told her about the book and giveaway!

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  139. The last party I went to was a Super Bowl party, so it's been awhile!

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  140. The last party I attended was a child's birthday party. I have 5 kids so we go to a lot. :-)

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  141. Congrats Bridget!! It looks beautiful. We had a bday party two months ago for my youngest; hope that counts! ;-) l-parnell(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  142. My Grandsons 4th Birthday Party

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  143. Sunday eve. I went with my DIL to a party selling all kinds of bags. Purses, lunch bags, carry all, etc. Since she signed up to have a party, I'm waiting to make any purchase so she can get credit, and free merchandise. I'd rather decorate cookies than sit through a sales pitch!!

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  144. Texted my mom to share. l-parnell(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  145. The last party I attended was a baby shower for my cousin! These cookies are gorgeous-congrats on the book!

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  146. The last party I attended was a 7th anniversary party for my sister & brother-in-laws business!
    Such a great giveaway! I use your cut out cookie recipe & always get rave reviews!

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  147. The last party I attended was a "Frozen" party at the ice rink. It was a lot of fun!

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  148. A party for my son's 9th birthday, Pokemon!

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  149. I also txted my friend Abby to check out your blog :)

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  150. The last party I attended was one of the kids birthday party I babysit for she said I had to come

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  151. The last party that I attended was my friends Grand daughters 2nd birthday party.

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  152. The last party I attended was a fall festival put on by a neighborhood church, it was so fun!

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  153. ...shared your link on my Facebook feed, and pinned link on my Pinterest wall. :)

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  154. A baby shower that I hosted for my niece! Shared on facebook as well!

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  155. The last party I attended was last year at Christmas time, girls night in, we had a blast

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  156. Amanda PolewczynskiOctober 7, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    The last party I attended was a kids birthday party.

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  157. I also shared on Facebook!!! Fingers crossed for a win! :)

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  158. The last party I attended was my wedding!

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  159. My nephew's 5th birthday party was a few months ago and I have another for his brother's 7th birthday this weekend. I am always in charge of making the cake. This week's party is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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  160. Our annual Secret Ingredient party, this year it was corn.

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  161. I just found your site. Love it! I went to a birthday party in July!

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  162. I shared the giveaway with my bestie! :)

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  163. The last party I attended was one of my good friends weddings! It was a beautiful occasion and it was catered by a local BBQ joint! So good. :)

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  164. I pinned this with a picture of your amazingly cute cheeseburger cookies.

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  165. My best friends little boys 4th birthday party.

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  166. The last party was my mom's 80th. It was a total surprise and she still talks about it years later!

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  167. I already shared it on Twitter, pinterest ans Facebook

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  168. My mom had a small gathering of old childhood and neighborhood friends together for a birthday party for me two years ago. Such fun reminiscing!

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  169. The last party I went was my daughter's party. She is 3yo and I made a set of cookies to share with people for the first time.

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  170. I hosted a dominoes party. I cooked appetizers, a meal and a dessert. We play once a month and rotate houses. Fu

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  171. I told my coworker about your blog, I think her daughter in law would have with the decorating!

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  172. The last party I went to was a birthday party for one of my sons preschool friends.

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  173. The last party I didn't attend was my son's school birthday party- he's 2 and I didn't know they wanted me to be there. Worst mom feeling right there. :( At least he'll know when he's older that I bought him all the cupcakes and decorations.

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  174. wow, your book looks fabulous! I love sugar cookies and the last party I hosted was a sugar cookie party for my 14 year old daughter and her friends last year at Christmas. I made 100 cookies in all the holiday shapes and they had a blast decorating, listening to music and the best part...one girl told my daughter how lucky she was that I would do something like this for her. Thanks for the chance to win, if I don't win your book, I will be buying it!

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  175. The last party I attended was something our young adults group did at church! We had a homegating party and all pitched in with food, snacks, and games!

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  176. The last party I attended was my niece's 10th birthday :)

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  177. The last party I attended was my cousin's daughter's 1st birthday party! :_

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  178. Your cookies are gorgeous!!! I love them all. Last party attended was a football team beginning of season party. :)

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  179. I pinned this so everyone can see these gorgeous cookies! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/69735494205521258/

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  180. What a wonderful book. Thank you for a great blog to follow as well

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  181. I tweeted...
    https://twitter.com/natannod/status/519496115083698177

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  182. I pinned it!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/204843483026622083/

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  183. The last party I attended was a "home closing" party for our friends who had been attempting to sell their home for months! We could have used great cookies like yours to celebrate!

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