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The Birthday Buzz-- Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!
December 16, 2009

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

Hi there!

This is such a fun time of year!

Baking, cooking, decorating, parties...but it can all be a bit of a whirlwind.

This issue of The Birthday Buzz is going to help you through!

Here you'll find some quick and easy decorating ideas, delicious holiday treats, and yummy appetizer recipes that will take the pressure off and allow you to sit back and enjoy.

AND, that's not all! is hosting it's very first give-away!

Yep, Merry Christmas to you! Find all of the fun details below.

Making Your Christmas Hosting Easier

Quick and Easy Decorating Ideas: Need some pretty decorating ideas that can be done in minutes and don't cost much? No problem! You can make some simple and stylish decorations with spare ornaments from the tree, some greenery from your backyard, and a few fresh cranberries. Click here to see how.

Yummy Appetizers: There are so many great party foods for the holidays! Of course, you can't go wrong with a bacon-wrapped cheese ball or some roasted shrimp cocktail, but if you want to jazz it up a little, here's what I suggest: Definitely give the marinated cheese a whirl, and the red and green in this tangy bruschetta will look gorgeous on your holiday table!

Sweet Treats: A cupcake wreath not only makes a delicious dessert, it also makes a beautiful centerpiece. Magic cookie bars and marbled cheesecake squares are more sweets that are just scrumptious! If you're interested in making a cake, there are some snow-covered cakes that are perfect for a holiday party.

New and Exciting Site News

I've got exciting news...are you ready?

The site is having it's first-ever give-away!

It's been a bit of a challenge trying to overcome the technical glitches, and there are still a few kinks here and there, but I'm jumping the hurdle and diving in because...

...I'm ready to give away a FREE PRIZE!!!

That's right folks, FREE to one lucky way of saying thanks for being such awesome and loyal fans and for supporting me as I build this site.

So, what's the prize and how do you win?

The prize is your very own copy of the Pefect Party Food cookbook by Diane Phillips!

Over 600 pages full-to-the-brim of delicious recipes that you will just love!

To enter, all you need to do is share your favorite party recipe(s) with us. That's it...simple as that. You may enter as many times as you like...especially if you're an awesome cook and everyone keeps asking you for your recipes! :)

Entries will be accepted until the end of January, and the winner will be chosen at random.

The winner will be announced in the February newsletter, and will also get special recognition on the website.

So don't wait another minute! Dig out those party recipes that leave people licking their plates when you're not looking, and send them in now!

Click here to enter.

Be sure to tell your friends, too!

Spread the Word!

If you like these ideas, share them with a friend! The more the merrier!:)

If this was passed on to you from a friend and you want to get in on the fun, you can subsribe now for this free monthly newsletter!

Well, that's it for this time!

As always, if you have any ideas, questions, comments, etc., feel free to shoot them my way. I love hearing from you all!

Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays!

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