Thursday, July 9, 2009

Today, July 9th, we are Giving Away... (PRIZES CLAIMED)


A $30.00 Gift Certificate and a "My Cookie Book" from Karen's Cookies

One word: COOKIES. Is that one word enough to get you to enter to win today? I know it would be for me. Cause c'mon, how tasty are cookies? Very. And so I should just leave it at that one word. But I can't. Because there is just so much that I want to tell you about Karen's Cookies, who just so happens to be our featured company today.

First off, last March I received this Frog Cookie Kit from Karen's Cookies:

Loved it (and so did my family). So many uses. To name just a few: my kids and I made froggy cookies for a bunch of our neighbors; my sister's childhood nickname was "Froggy" so we made froggy cookies for our family gathering on Sunday (everyone thought the cookies were great, especially "Froggy", oops, I mean Kris); and finally my little gal turned four in April. She wanted to have a Princess Party and she wanted her guests to decorate froggy cookies using our kit from Karen's Cookies. So I read aloud the story Frog Prince and then each little pricess decorated her own frog cookie. It was a big hit (and I have to say, I thought they did a really good job, I especially like the froggy on the left whose wearing a little smile):

Karen's Cookies offers 14 fun cookie decorating kits. Each kit comes complete with everything you will need to shape and decorate your very own cookies. Let me show you just a few of the yummy (and very attractive) cookies you can make with Karen's Cookies kits:

Stars and Stripes Forever

Oh Tannenbaum

Adorable Onesies. Seriously, would these not be the cutest little treats at a baby shower? Or wouldn't it be fun to take them to a family who just brought home a new bundle of joy?

Karen's Cookies also sells cookie cards which explain how to make and decorate different cookies. Two such cards:

This one gives instructions for a pizza, watermelon, hamburger, taco, and hot dog!


And this one shows how to make a soccerball, volleyball, baseball, football, and a basketball.

But if by chance you just can't decide which cookie card instruction sheet to buy, you can enter to win (and/or purchase) the "My Cookie Book" which includes all 15 cookie cards (Recipe Card, Wedding Cake, Baby Buggy, Frog, Pizza, Patriotic Stars, School Bus, Sports Balls, Fall Leaves, Jack O Lantern, Ghost, Snowman, Santa, Christmas Trees, Snowflakes):

I recently received "My Cookie Book" in the mail. My children were just as thrilled as I to look through the book and discover all of the fun cookies we are going to be able to make and decorate together. A cookie for every occassion, I say.

The thing I love best about Karen's Cookies products is that you will have them forever. And not only do they make people happy (eating deliciously decorated cookies brings joy to most tummies), but they also allow you to make lasting memories as you bake and decorate cookies with your sweetie, children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews.

So go ahead and buy something that is going to help you make memories, darn it. And we are here to help make it even easier (and cheaper). Karen's Cookies is offering a 15% DISCOUNT from now until July 16th to Give Away Today readers on all of their products. To receive the discount, use the coupon code "giveawaytoday02" upon check-out. And just so you're aware, in addition to offering quality cookie-making items, Karen's Cookies also sells products such as baking supplies, ingredients, edible accents, and decorating supplies. Click here to check out all of their fantastic products.

You can enter to win the $30.00 gift certificate and "My Cookie Book" from Karen's Cookies up to FOUR times today. This giveaway is open worldwide (with one small catch). If you live outside of the US you will need to pay shipping. If you're cool with that, go ahead and enter to win.

For one entry, leave your first and last name in a comment.
Example: Jane Doe

For a second entry, please visit Karen's Cookies website here. Browse around and then return to Give Away Today and in a NEW comment tell us your first and last name and how you would use your $30.00 gift certificate if you win.
Example: Jane Doe: I would love a Cookie Spatula and the Fall Leaves Decorating Kit

For a third entry, become a follower of Give Away Today on the right-hand side bar. Once you have become a follower or if you already follow, in a NEW comment tell us your first and last name and the word "Follow".
Example: Jane Doe: Follow

For a fourth entry, in a NEW comment tell us your first and last name and a good idea for a birthday party that you have thrown or one in which you or someone you know has attended.
Example: Jane Doe: Last year I wanted to encourage my son to continue reading throughout the summer months. I told him if he would read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory we could have a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party for his birthday at the end of July. When the time came, we delivered chocolate bars to each of his friends which contained a Golden Ticket inviting them to the party. As the boys arrived on party day, we divided them into groups and rotated to three stations. At one station they made suckers, at another they played musical chairs to the Oompa-Loompa music, and at the third they played "Don't Eat Pete" using the words "Willy, Willy, Wonka". At the end of the party we brought out two chocolate fountains for dessert. A good time was had by all.

The winner of the $30.00 gift certificate and "My Cookie Book" from Karen's Cookies will be announced tomorrow, Friday, July 10th. We do not contact the winners, so please visit us again tomorrow to see if you are our winner and to discover our new giveaway for the day. Thanks and have a great day!

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RJKR mom said...

jori Thomas

Anonymous said...

Jodi Davis

RJKR mom said...

Jori Thomas: the frog cookie kit for sure!! LOVE FROGS

Anonymous said...

Jodi Davis: so many darling yummy things to choose from, I don't know. Maybe the Patriotic Cookie Kit.

RJKR mom said...

Jori Thomas: follower

RJKR mom said...

Jori Thomas: my daughter loves High School Musical. So for her party we made foam pennants, rented a karaoke machine and let the kids sing to their hearts content (14 little girls can be VERY loud.) We were going to watch the movie, but the girls just wanted to keep singing. Then the decorated cookies and had pizza. They had a great time.

Mandy H said...

Amanda Holcomb

Mandy H said...

Amanda Holcomb: Baby onesie. I know 15 women who are pregnant. How fun to bring them cookies shaped like these when they get home from the hospital!

Michelle said...

Michelle west

Michelle said...

Michelle west- follower

Nic said...

Nicole Hadley

Nic said...

Nicole Hadley- the cookie book

Nic said...

Nicole Hadley- follower

Nic said...

Nicole Hadley: Have a purse party (everyone brings a purse full of prizes and you trade with eachother). You can also win prizes to guess what's in the purse or for who has what items in their purse etc...

Melanee said...

Melanee Peterson

Melanee said...

Melanee Peterson: Follower

Ann Hedvig said...

Ann H Øvsthus

Ann Hedvig said...

Ann H. Øvsthus

Cookie book

Crystal said...

Crystal Butler

Anonymous said...

Amber Nielsen

Crystal said...

Crystal Butler-patrioic stars and pickup truck cookie cutter

Crystal said...

Crystal butler-follower

Crystal said...

Crystal butler: For my Daughters first birthday (she is only 19 months old) we did a Monkey theme, I made all the decorations with my Cricut Expression. My husband made THREE cakes, a number 1, a banana that looked so real and a Monkey! We had all the family here and although not too fancy it was so much fun and such pleasant memories!

Lilly said...

Eliane Tatei

Lilly said...

Eliane Tatei: I would buy the Kopykake 2-Sided Food Color Pens and some cookie cutters.

Lilly said...

Eliane Tatei: follow

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

sandy du

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

sandy du flag kit

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

sandy du follower

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

sandy du we have had a few different parties- one where instead of gifts you brought a donation of food for the food bank and that went well and another stuff for the troops

nlupone said...

Noami Lupone

nlupone said...

Noami Lupone
I will like to frog kit!

Rose said...

Rose Taylor

Rose said...

Rose Taylor: The complete book of cards! How handy!

Rose said...

Rose Taylor

Rose said...

Rose Taylor: Decorate your own cupcake party. They all loved being able to put exactly what they wanted on it. Plus it kept them entertained....for alittle while.

Andrea said...

Andrea Yost

Anonymous said...

Cindy Taylor

Ali said...

Alison Taber

Ali said...

Alison Taber: Follower

Cindy said...

Cindy Taylor: I would choose more cookie cutters! I like the UFO one.

Ali said...

Alison Taber: My Cookie Book COMPLETE SET

Andrea said...

Andrea Yost: I would get the "My Cookie Book" The Complete Set, and some Elecrtic Blue Americolor food coloing, because I am all out!

Andrea said...

Andrea Yost:Follow

Anna said...

Anna Tuttle

Anna said...

Anna Tuttle: need the spatula and the frogs are very cute.

Anna said...

Anna Tuttle: I love ice cream cone cupcakes for little kids parties. Self contained, no untensils, and generally less mess. And cute!

LauraS said...

Laura Scott

Nicole said...

Nicole Lindsey

Hemsworth 5 said...

for my sister in laws 30th birthday party we flew in a ton of Maryland blue crabs. I made favor Crab cookies , with tags attached that said I had a crabby time. They were adorable and with googly edible eyes.

DawnB said...

Dawn Bohm

LauraS said...

Laura Scott - I want the Smart Rolling Pin or silicone liners

Nicole said...

Nicole Lindsey: I just love that baby onesie cookie, so I'd have to get the onesie cookie decorating kit to make them for all my friend's baby showers coming up..they're so cute!

Nicole said...

Nicole Lindsey: Follower

LauraS said...

Laura Scott - Follow

Nicole said...

Nicole Lindsey: We once threw a pirate party for my younger brother. He loved pirates and the "buried treasure" idea, so we made little scrolls and put the information on them for the invitations and burned the edges to make them look older. When the kids arrived, each got an eye patch and we sent them on a treasure hunt. The cake was decorated as a pirate's ship, and each boy found a bag of "buried treasure" (chocolate coins) to take home as art of his goody bag.

Andrea said...

Andrea Yost: My DD loves artsy stuff. So this month we are having an Art B-Day for her. All the kids will have smocks with their names embroidered on them and rotate through different stations. We have a station to make a stepping stone, a pencil holder, and a painting. I am sure it will be messy but it will be fun!

Anonymous said...

Julia Wright

Yael said...

Yael Even

Anonymous said...

I loved the cookie cutters I bought from Karen's cookies. She shipped them right away because I need to make them for a party. I made the cutest chocolate dipped ice cream cone rice crispie treats! Thank's Karen! From Dina

Yael said...

Yael Even- I would buy all different kinds of neat cookie cutters

Yael said...

Yael Even: Follow

Yael said...

Yael Even- I decorate cookies for birthday parties and other occasions. I like to suggest to Moms to have a cookie decorating session as part of the birthday party. It has been very successful and the kids love it! THey get to epress themselves artistically and then take home the goodie to show off and eat!

DawnB said...

Dawn Bohm
I would buy the Baby Onesie Kit and the Baby Girl Sprinkle set. My grand daughter is due on Auguest 15th and I would love to be able to pass out cookies decorated in her honor!

DawnB said...

DAwn Bohm Follow

free indeed said...

Shell Cyr

free indeed said...

Shell Cyr: I'm going to gift the GC to my DIL who does this sort of thing. She'll probably spend the $$ on cookie cutters, individual cookie cellophane wraps and cookie sticks. I've sent her to this site before for their recipes for frostings.

free indeed said...

Shell Cyr: My grandson is having a superhero party this weekend. Everyone is dressing up in costumes and they are going to save the universe!

Tsosie and Peterson Bunch said...

Heather Tsosie - I would buy cookie cutters but there are so many to choose from. Amardillo, octopus, crab. Who couldn't use all of those?

DawnB said...

DAwn Bohm
for my grandson's 2nd birthday my daughter picked out decorations with a doggy theme. I made little doggy cupcakes and also made dog bone shaped cookies as thank you's and placed them in a big dog bowl at the door for guests to take home.

Kristie said...

Kristie Ridgeway

Kristie said...

Kristie Ridgeway: Jack-o-lantern cookie kit

Jaime Stephens said...

Jaime Stephens

Tsosie and Peterson Bunch said...

heather tsosie - My now 14 year old had a Fondue party this year. It was great fun and introduced a new generation to fondue.

Tsosie and Peterson Bunch said...

heather tsosie follower

Tsosie and Peterson Bunch said...

heather tsosie

Shanda Wootton said...

Shanda Wootton

Shanda Wootton said...

Shanda Wootton: Follower

You may call me Kitten said...

Kimberly Martin-Sprickman

Stephanie said...

Connie Mello

The Mello's said...

Connie Mello

qkdolphin said...

Wendy Hansen

Anonymous said...

Cherie Bamrick: I have been using Karen's Cookies website for about a year now and she has truly brought out the best in me. Her step by step instructions can make a you look like a professional.

TEAM HATHAWAY said...

Rindee Hathaway

Karen said...

Karen Mwins

qkdolphin said...

Wendy Hansen: I would love the complete kit!

Cindy said...

Cindy Taylor: follow

qkdolphin said...

wendy hansen: follower

Karen said...

Karen Mwins: The froggie kit! My girls LOVE frogs and they would flip if we made froggie cookies!

The Mello's said...

Connie Mello: Gosh it's hard to pick,I want it all!:) I think it would be the Baby Onesie Cookie Decorating Kit.

Karen said...

Karen Mwins: I love reading all of the great birthday ideas! A friend just had a Camping themed birthday: s'mores, roasted hotdogs, etc. As a craft the kids made lanterns using baby food jars. It was cute.

Macey Kay said...

Macey Bishop

alpacatex2008 said...

Debbi Siebert

Karen said...

karen andrews

Karen said...

karen andrews follower

Karen said...

karen andrews the wedding cookie package for a daughter who is getting married!

Anonymous said...

Cherie Bamrick: I would use the $30 certificate from Karen's Cookies to get a frog kit. My granddaughters would love to make frogs for their friends.

Karen said...

karen andrews a swim/beach birthday party complete with blow up beach balls for decoration, new towels for the girls and lots of fun games.

Macey Kay said...

Macey Bishop-baby onesie kit, cute

Rachel said...

Rachel Schneider

alpacatex2008 said...

Debbi Siebert: I would have to have the Cookie Book complete set and of course some cookie cutters, like the butterfly and ladybug to start.

The Mello's said...

Connie Mello-Follow

alpacatex2008 said...

Debbi Siebert: follow

Cindy said...

Cindy Price

Rachel said...

Rachel Schneider - I would love the fall leaves cookie kit b/c I love all things fall and those look delish!

Cindy said...

Cindy Price - follower

Rachel said...

Rachel Schneider - Already a follower :)

Cindy said...

Cindy Price - My Cookie Book COMPLETE SET

Rachel said...

Rachel Schneider - I keep costs down for parties by doing cookouts in the backyard and breaking out the kiddie pools :0)

Alicia said...

Alicia West

TEAM HATHAWAY said...

Rindee Hathaway: Ice Cream Cone Cutter

Adell Goff said...

Adell Goff

alpacatex2008 said...

Debbi Siebert: for the kids, my son had one where each attendee came dressed as their favorite sports star (not required to attend of course)

Danetta said...

Danetta Young

TEAM HATHAWAY said...

Rindee Hathaway: Follow

Danetta said...

Danetta Young: I would love the My Cookie Book Complete Set

Alicia said...

Alicia West: Ball Cookie Decorating Kit.

Alicia said...

Alicia West: Follower

Danetta said...

Danetta Young: Follow

Nutty Nielsen's said...

utonya Nielsen

Sissy said...

Sissy Chapman

Heather said...

Heather Dance

Heather said...

Heather Dance: follow

Anonymous said...

Sandra Skeem

Anonymous said...

Sandra Skeem-I would get any of the Christmas cookie kits

Anonymous said...

Sandra Skeem-follow

Danetta said...

Danetta Young: Earlier this year my son attended a friend's birthday party. The theme was Wal-E. The child's mother made a cake holder out of cardboard that looked like Wal-E. For one of the activities, the kids each got a plastic boot and painted them and planted a flower in them, like the plant in the movie. It was really creative and fun.

Heather said...

Heather Dance: Baby onesie decorating kit and baby bottle cookie cutter - and wedding cake cookie cutter.

Anonymous said...

Sandra Skeem-One year I got those inexpensive unfinished wooden toys at a craft store and had the kids paint them and that was their treat to take home. I made sure I had old shirts to put on over their clothes. The girls had a small jewelry box and the boys had a toy airplane.

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Heather said...

Heather Dance: We rented out the city swimming pool and had a swim party since my birthday is in the summer. It was great we had pop cycles and decorated cup cakes!

Anonymous said...

Janet Holm

The Mello's said...
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Anonymous said...

Linda Mowell
I love her newsletter & great ideas on how to create with her awesome cookie cutters!!

The Bradley's said...

Sarah Bradley

The Mello's said...

Connie Mello: We had a science bday party for my daughter. We made slime with the main ingredient of cornstarch and explained the science behind it. Did a few experiments with dry ice and we made bubble solution for a person in a bubble. We put the solution in a wading pool with a brick in the middle of the pool and a hula hoop and had a person(or two) stand on the brick and you lift the hoop and it forms a huge bubble with a person in the middle. We did few other experiments, this is just a quick summary of what we did. Years later we still hear about that being the best birthday party ever from friends. It was fun and educational! The kids got to take slime home for party favors, we all know how much kids love slime(and because the main ingredient was the cornstarch it's easy to clean.) :)

The Bradley's said...

Sarah Bradley: I'd get a boatload of cookie cutters - they are so cute! Especially the baby ones!

The Bradley's said...

Sarah Bradley: Follower

The Bradley's said...

Sarah Bradley: In a couple of weeks my daughter is having a dinosaur party. (Her idea!) I found some dino skeletons that I'm going to bury in sand and they'll go on a little excavation!

Anonymous said...

Gina Arkell

Anonymous said...

Gina Arkell I would like "My Cookie Book"

Anonymous said...

Gina Arkell: follower

Anonymous said...

Gina Arkell: my sister-in-law threw my niece a scientis party. They had a bunch of science projects to do. It was a lot of fun.

Heidi said...

Heidi Kartchner

Heidi said...

Heidi Kartchner
I would love the recipe book...I am all about recipes right now!

Cyndie said...

Cyndie Call

Heidi said...

Heidi Kartchner
I am a follower!!

Cyndie said...

Cyndie Call- follower

Heidi said...

Heidi Kartchner
For my sons 5th bday party we had a Star Wars theme...we made light saber party favors out of pool noodles (cut in 1/2) and then taping duct tape and electrical tape on the end to make it look authentic. They were a hit!

Cyndie said...

Cyndie Call- I LOVE those onesies! How cute!!!

Karen said...

Karen Lowell subscriber

Aleisha said...

Aleisha Rambusch

Aleisha said...

Aleisha Rambusch: Follower

Lori said...

Lori Mineer

Lori said...

Lori Mineer: Follower

Karen said...

I would choose some more cookie cutters, coloring, and decorating sugars!

Kate said...

Katie Thompson

Aleisha said...

Aleisha Rambusch: I would like the My Cookie Book Complete Set

Claire Evenson said...

Claire Evenson

Lori said...

Lori Mineer: This year our daughter had a luau for her b-day. We had mini doll cupcakes made to look like hula dancers and all the decor we could find. Aloha!

Karen said...

When my twin daughters were 12 we had a "prom" birthday. We gathered up old prom dresses from friends and family. The guests came and got the "spa" treatment from my oldest daughter and her friends, we had a photographer there to do the "photo shoot,". It was a HIT!

Tara said...

Tara Smith

Anonymous said...

Brenda FInlinson

carolyn said...

Wow what a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Lichelle said...

Lichelle Perry

Ashley said...

Ashley Lown

Tara said...

Tara Smith: the frog cookie kit is really cute

Lichelle said...

Lichelle Perry:follower

Lori said...

Lori Mineer: the jack o lantern kit

Tara said...

Tara Smith: follower

carolyn said...

carolyn coffey
ccecoffey@yahoo.com

Courtnie said...

Courtnie Cotterell

Courtnie said...

Courtnie Cotterell: My cookie book complete set

Courtnie said...

Courtnie Cotterell: Follower

Tara said...

Tara Smith: for my husband's 30th we had a party at his favorite hamburger joint. everything was already decorated really rustic and it really fit the party and city we lived in.

Aleisha said...

Aleisha Rambusch: Before my daughter turned 5 we took her to a rodeo. From then on she wanted to be a cowgirl. So, for her 5th b-day we invited everyone we knew and we went to a friend's horse farm and rode horses, had a hayride, had a cookout over an open fire and they even cleaned out one of the stalls, put fresh hay in and then we threw about $10 in nickels in the hay for the kids to find. We had so many people I had to make 2 cakes, one a cowgirl and one a horse. We all had a blast!

Courtnie said...

Courtnie Cotterell: My daughter wanted a fancy nancy party so we dressed up, ate fancy food, and even had a pinata. Very fun.

Ashley said...

Ashley Lown - I would get a whole bunch of different cookie cutters

LeighSabey said...

Leigh Sabey

LeighSabey said...

Leigh Sabey: follow

Ashley said...

Ashley Lown - follower

Jamie said...

Jamie Shaw

Christi said...

Christi Thomson

Jamie said...

Jamie Shaw: follower

Ashley said...

Ashley Lown - last year we had a kitten themed birthday party for my daughter

Jessica :) said...

Jessica Harwood

Anonymous said...

Frank Larracuente

carolyn said...

I love the frog cutters set. That would be my choice for sure.

Christi said...

Christi Thomson: Follow

carolyn said...

I am a follower.

Steve said...

Steven Smith

Nancy said...

Nancy Offermann

Steve said...

Steven Smith: a bunch of the cookie cutters

Steve said...

Steven Smith: follower

Nancy said...

The frog kit-our town mascot in o is the frog!
Nancy Offermann

carolyn said...

I am subscribed via email for a monthyly newsletter.

Nancy said...

I am a follower!
Nancy Offermann

Tj and Amy said...

Amy PUgmire

Tj and Amy said...

amy pugmire:Sports Balls Cookie Decorating Kit

Tj and Amy said...

amy pugmire: follower

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