Monday, August 22, 2011

1-800 Flowers Happy Hour Bouquet #Giveaway CLOSED!!


1-800-FLOWERS.COM is thrilled to announce the recently redesigned Happy Hour Collection! Due to popular demand, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has created six new unique floral arrangements inspired by classic Happy Hour beverages. With the help of Celebrations.com Celebrity Party Planner Shawn Rabideau, the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Happy Hour Collection came to life in an exclusive media event at The Culinary Loft in New York City !

Rabideau is the owner of Shawn Rabideau Events & Design, a full-service event production, floral design and Lifestyle Company. Past clients include celebrities such as Bethenny Frankel, Jennifer Lopez and Barbara Walters.

To help you re-create your own Happy Hour, Shawn Rabideau has provided his Rabido’s and Rabidon’ts for party planning, design and execution.

Rabido:
·         Have pre-made batches of Sangria ready to go in your fridge.
·         Save on stress and time - Look for sales in the grocery store for summer items such as chips, dips, brats, hot dogs and even beer.
·         Serve one specialty cocktail, beer, and red or white wine. It makes entertaining easy and there's sure to be something for everyone!
·         Decorate your patio with potted herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil, chervil, parsley sage and chives.  They are decorative, fragrant and perfect ingredients for summer cooking.
·         Entertain responsibly - ask who the Designated Drivers are before the party starts and have a special mock-tail for them.

Rabidon’t:
·         Don't run out of ice.  If you have the space keep bags of pre-made ice at the ready in your freezer.
·         Don’t come up short on entertaining inventory.  Invest in acrylic glassware, cocktail plates, serving bowls and platters.
·         Don’t use forks for grilling because they'll pierce the meat and you'll lose all those flavorful juices.
·         Don’t get fussy with food.  Keep it simple, cubes of melon wrapped in prosciutto make for a quick and tasty summer treat.
·         Don’t let your patio be drab, dress it up with inexpensive throw pillows that can be used year after year.
One of my readers will win a Happy Hour Bouquet of choice from 1800Flowers.com!!
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This giveaway is open to US residents. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on August 31,2011. Winner will be chosen at random.org and will be given 48 hours before another winner will be chosen. All products for reviews and giveaways are given as a sample from the companies. All opinions in reviews I conduct are my own. I was not paid to say anything or review any products.


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I love the comment about keeping food simple...food is food, whether it's fancy or not! If it causes me too much stress, it's definitely worth it!

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I like your tip of not running out of ice and keeping bags of pre-made ice at the ready in your freezer.
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My favorite party tip is to always say thank you to your guests! I like to thank my guests with favors! Great favor ideas are mini old fashion ketchup bottles, mini herb plants, and mini pies!

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I always prepare the food the morning of so that I have time to relax before guests arrive and then I simply put the food in the oven!

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My tip would be to just know going in to it that it's not going to perfect. And it's okay. No one expects it to be.

Allowing for imperfection might allow you to chill out a bit more about it.

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Have all food prepared in advance and keep extras in the fridge in zip lock bags. enjoy the company and don't worry about the rest

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My best party tip is to do as much before the party as you can. Your party isn't suppose to be a busy time for you to 'work,' but to have fun and visit instead. If you're too busy running around, picking up trash, cooking, serving, making drinks and such, you won't have fun, and your guests will probably even think you're rude.
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I like the tip about not getting fussy with the food and keeping it simple, I definitely need to remember that because I never seem to keep things easy and simple. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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My favorite tip mentioned is don't run out of ice!

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If kids will be attending, then set up a special "kids bar" for them with snacks and activities to keep them occupied and consider hiring an older child to entertain them.

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I liked the Decorate your patio with potted herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil, chervil, parsley sage and chives.What a great idea!

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For a great Spooky twist have a Halloween Happy Hour! Drape old lace or "cobwebs" over photographs on the walls. Use inexpensive goblets to serve your devilish drinks in. And dont forget the spooky invitations! I love to use Evite.com so i can keep track of who is going to attend. That makes a trip to the store (and liquor store) so much easier to plan!

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