8.02.2011

giveaway for new and old friends: if we could brunch.


It's been an exceptionally exciting summer around here at Rinse. Repeat. And whether we're blogosphere buds or you just read along quietly from your desk at work...it doesn't matter. In a perfect world, I'd invite you over for Saturday brunch to thank you for following along on this little journey. A fancy Saturday brunch, complete with handwritten invitations and a few decorations...I'd cross my heart that we wouldn't talk about my wedding, but I'll be honest: I'd weasel it in there somewhere. Sorry 'bout that. 

Unfortunately, distance and finances keep us from such fantastic Saturday brunchery. But! Never fear. I've something even better in mind.

Today, I'm giving away a box of brunchspiration. A little invitation, decoration and wardrobe inspiration. A few things that make me want to get crafty and social with my best gal pals...and I'm hoping the winner of this box will feel the same! Here's what is bundled up in this box:


to invite: There's nothing quite like these Rifle Paper Company cards, set of 8, to invite your best gals over for a feast. Rifle's wedding invitations have been on my Pinterest board for weeks. I'm so in love with their style!


to decorate: This ain't just a wedding planning book, girls. Handmade Weddings is a stellar resource for party decor...from inspired centerpieces that would work for the teeniest dinner party to sweet favors one could whip up for a birthday party, this book has lots of creative mileage in it!


to wear: I'm that girl. The one who buys a new accessory for every occasion. And this adorable, breezy scarf from Urban Outfitters is a sweet go-to for a little daytime party. Cheery polka dot perfection!


Are you itching to throw your name in the hat? (Or at least mildly interested?) This giveaway is open to old and new readers alike...and entering is super-duper easy. Here's how:

first entry : : : Be or become a follower of Rinse. Repeat., and drop a comment letting me know that you follow.

bonus entry: : : Leave another comment riddling me this: What is your absolute party must have? (Is it wrong if I say alcohol? Hmm.)

Ready? Get to gettin', girls! Or guys. I'm keeping this all inclusive.

This giveaway is open to the US and beyond! All are warmly welcome to enter through Tuesday, August 9th and I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, August 10th.

156 comments:

  1. I'll enter since the goodies are soo good but realize how unlikely and unfair a win would be since I've already won one of your lovely giveaways! I am already a follower of your blog!

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  2. So my absolute party must have....probably have to say flowers but I agree...a fun spirited drink is always nice!

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  3. Hey Bethany! How sweet of you to put this together. I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

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  4. My absolute party must have is dessert. I love anything sweet, and desserts are my favorite thing to make when I am having people over!

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  5. I'm a follower and I'd love to brunch with you!

    Pamela
    www.gingergirl424.blogspot.com
    red_head4242 at msn dot com

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  6. And my absolute party must have(s)-plenty of alcohol, ice, and good music!!

    Pamela
    www.gingergirl424.blogspot.com
    red_head4242 at msn dot com

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  7. just recently started following your blog, just after you got home from paris (congrats!) and am so in love with your style, now following you on pintrest as well. I can't wait to plan my vintage inspired wedding and believe me and you would be best friends in real life.

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  8. and my party must have... good friends there to help me set up. a behind the scenes party with champagne and inside secrets to get the party started.

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  9. you are such a darling little thing! i am of course a follower...

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  10. and diet coke is a must have for me at any party... or just sitting around... or driving...

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  11. And, my party must have is friends and family! Wouldn't be a party without them.

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  12. I'm a follower! And such cute goodies up for grabs! I especially love that scarf (maybe because I know it'll fit this fall even though I'm preggo?).

    My party must have is a good playlist! I love music, and picking the perfect songs for a gathering is so much fun!

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  13. Oh wow, what a fabulous giveaway! I'm a follower :)

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  14. My part must-have...aside from alcohol...fresh flowers. I always make sure I've got fresh flowers on the table if I've got company coming over. As you'll know from my "Monday Flowers" posts, I *adore* flowers. Of all kinds.

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  15. I'd follow you to the moon and back...or not really but I am a follower ;)

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  16. I am already a follower of your darling blog. Seriously, this is just awesome!!!

    A party must have besides booze and good friends would be putting food around my place in different spots so people are forced to walk around and mingle. And possibly music to dance or sing along to.

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  17. The best thing every party needs is plain ol' simple good company. If you have great company, seriously, what more do you need?!

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  18. I am a follower of your blog!

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  19. I would say a must have at a party is some great decorations!

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  20. I think this confirms it: we are blog soul sisters.
    I follow you, (...since forever ago, but just in case!)

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  21. My absolute party must have....probably alcohol. Or, food. I am so healthy. Really, though, if I go somewhere and I'm starving and there is NOTHING to eat, I get cranky like woah.

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  22. I'm a follower!! I follow via Google reader.. does that make me a follower? I'm not so good at this blog thing.

    A must have for me is GREAT FOOD & GREAT Dessert!

    As usual.. this is a really cute giveaway!

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  23. Bubbly and twinkle lights are a few dabs for a good party!

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  24. Bubbly and twinkle lights are a few dabs for a good party!

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  25. Oh I wish I could have brunch with you! xox

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  26. My absolute must have is place card holders. Use these for the food and sittings. They make even the most casual get together look fancy.

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  27. I'm a follower of your lovely blog!
    That scarf is simply scrumptious!!!!

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  28. My absolute party must have is music to help set the tone of the event! =)

    Thanks for having this splendid give-away!

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  29. Definitely a follower, Bethany! Hmm...and party must-have? Lots of drinks (not necessarily alcoholic) and music!! Type of music, of course, would be dependent upon the type of party. However, I feel that music should always be there for the chance of a lull in conversation. And although people may be a little upset if their snacks disappear, they'll be even more upset if there's nothing to drink. (At least I know I was at the last family party where they served ONLY alcohol even though plenty of family members are under 21. So we had nothing to drink all day except tap water.)
    <3 Kiersten

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  30. Of course I follow your blog :) It's lovely! I would just die if I won the above prizes-- especially that Handmade Weddings book!

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  31. I am a brand new follower (after seeing your gorgeous b'maid boxes on Pintrest!) and I spend countless hours last night reading through your archives. Your apartment is gorgeous and your writing!

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  32. My absolute party must have: (it might sound kind of interesting..) pickle wrap dip! It's my boyfriend's specialty and we can't go to a party without it! Check out my post on it here: http://sunnywithchancesprinkles.blogspot.com/2011/07/pickle-wrap-dip.html

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  33. My party must have is a camera, my trusty point and shoot or my fancy DSL or a daggy disposable camera. I love looking back on past parties

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  34. Oh how I'd love to brunch with you, sweet friend! And I'd encourage you to talk about your wedding! So obviously, I'm the one who should win the giveaway, oui?

    {I'm a follower, of course!}

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  35. As for an absolute party must-have, I think I'd have to say those little paper umbrellas to go in the girly drinks! LOVE THEM.

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  36. What a great giveaway! I'm a follower (found you through Micaela's 'favourite part of your body' post!).

    x Jasmine

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  37. My party must have? Laughter :)

    x Jasmine

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  38. I am already a follower of your blog and even though we don't know each other I think it would be great fun to have brunch with you! Brunch is so underrated and you seem so fun!

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  39. My party must-have is good food. I like simple, but delicious.

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  40. I follow your adorable blog :)

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  41. My absolute party must have is guacamole - I'm addicted to the stuff and it's my go to snack. Oh and some queso wouldn't hurt either ;)

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  42. my absolute party must have? my camera... :)

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  43. My party must have is champagne! Bubbles always make me feel festive...even if it's just a glass on a Thursday evening relaxing on the couch with my husband :-)

    (I'm a follower & LOVE reading about your wedding - so keep the details coming!!)

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  44. It can't be a party without friends, but other than that, I'd have to say good food and good music!

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  45. Bethany, I just love your blog! I stumbled upon it months ago and immediately followed!

    I always show up to a party with a home made cake or pie. Always. It's just my thing. :D

    Accessory wise, a giant pair of earrings. If I'm in all one color, I'll make sure the earrings are a louder color than my outfit.

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  46. Love reading your blog - you always inspire me....... Pam

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  47. There are 50 comments already?! Congrats Bethany. :) I love your blog, as you probably know, and I love that it has good recognition out there. I'm a follower of course and can't believe where you get these crazy ideas from! At first when I saw the title I thought maybe we had to go out with girls and take a picture of us at brunch and send it to you to enter or something (which actually had me a little excited).

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  48. Wow, my party must have? Well, while I'd love to say decorations, beautiful flowers, or tons of DIY projects (all of which I like to have) I must say that I need games. My friends and I love games and game nights. To be a little more specific we love Things, Spot It, Telephone Pictionary, card games, and really just about any game. Noah and I are totally that stereotype couple that would just love to have neighbors over and play charades. Seriously.

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  49. Another great giveaway - love the scarf! I've been keeping up with your blog for quite some time (you're on my list of favorites)but have made it official: Hi, my name is ilona and I'm a follower.

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  50. I am a new follower (discovered your blog through your pinterest "Maid boxes". LOVE Them!

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  51. My absolute party must have is music! Wether it's light background music at dinner or a great band at a wedding!

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  52. My absolute party must have? Peace of mind. It's all going to be okay.

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  53. Lovely blog! I follow you on my Google Reader account.

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  54. I'm a new follower! Love your blog =)

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  55. My party must have is good tunes! Some Sinatra, Sam Cooke or Coltrane is always good thing.

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  56. And my shin dig must have... would have to be my vintage gold clutch - it seems to match every party outfit!

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  57. I became a member! Such a great blog! Thanks for your creativeness :) The goodies look perfect for a girls brunch!

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  58. My absolute party must have is...favors :) Yep. Love it.

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  59. What a fun giveaway! Party must have - comfortable friends who I laugh a lot with

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  60. What a fantastic little bundle of loveliness! I am certainly a follower dear Bethany.
    xx

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  61. Absolute party must-have would be flowers - my table feels absolutely naked without even the teeniest posy.
    xx

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  62. hi bethany, i'm a newer follower, but not so new as to join ONLY for the giveaway. :)

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  63. my party must have? it's hard to pick just one so i'll pick two.. good food and good music.

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  64. i'm following rinse. repeat.

    great find. love your blog!

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  65. party must have. hmm. i'm going to say champagne, or something to toast with! so many parties lately for this bride to be :)

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  66. I just started following your blog! You are adorable and I love the bridesmaid invites The Wedding Chicks reblogged of yours! Can't wait to see your future inspirations!!! :)

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  67. And also, my absolute party must-have is appetizers! I want my guests to have something to snack on and a place to gather for conversation and laughs :)

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  68. One last thing- this contest really caught my eye. We have a close knit group of 8 girlfriends, three of which have just gotten or are getting hitched very soon! With all the hustle and bustle, it's difficult for everyone to spend quality time together... even if I don't win, I am going to plan a brunch for just the girls where we can all take a breather and enjoy our friendship over mimosas and breakfast! Thanks bundles for the reminder :)

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  69. My number one party must have is lots of candles to set the ambiance!

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  70. Whohoo! As of this second, I'm your newest follower. :) Love what I see so far. Here's my email address, just in case: Jessi_Loves_Pink@yahoo.com

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  71. Annnnddd bonus entry: I'm obsessed with food. Even if the social side of things go flat, I can always linger by the food and get my jollys that way. Plus, tasty treats are a great way to break the ice and get a conversation going.

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  72. Just found your blog via Ruche! How cute were those maid boxes?! I just started following you on google!

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  73. My party must have is friends. I love to throw parties just to have an excuse to get all of my best gals over to hang out. I also love a good theme.

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  74. I just became a follower though I've been following you for months!

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  75. My absolute party must-have: sparkling juice! There's something so celebratory about it!

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  76. i just stumbled upon your blog and became a follower :)

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  77. a party must have for me? music to set the mood!

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  78. I love your blog and have been following for a while. So nice of you to host this amazing giveaway!

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  79. My party must have would probably be a even divide between food and alcohol, but slightly leaning toward alcohol, it adds a little spirit to every party.

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  80. I'm following! My party must have: the Keurig. We love to brew coffee after dinner and pull out our pretty cream and sugar set for our guests.

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  81. I am already a follower, love your blog and am so happy for you, so much excitement and goodness!

    My party must have is snacks. I love snacks (and edible things in general), especially cute finger foods. And then of course, alcohol. ;)

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  82. I am a most devoted follower

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  83. Surprise, surprise, my party must have: music.

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  84. I am now a follower! What a good blog find, makes my Wednesday sweeter!

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  85. And my party must have is a good clutch! Makes every outfit that much better!

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  86. I am I love with your blog! And love planning girls days. You're simply wonderful!

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  87. My absolute party must have is my camera. I am constantly taking pictures :)

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  88. I am a new follower and what a great time to follow! I found your blog through the Ruche blog, who re-posted from the Wedding Chick's blog about the seriously, adorable boxes you had made to ask your friends to be your brides' maids. I'm getting married March 8th, 2012 and stoked to look through the rest of your blog!

    Oh and the best thing to bring/have at a party would be the food and drink :) Sometime I would bring a deck of playing cards in my bag just in case things got boring. Who doesn't love a good card game - especially if it involves delicious drinks!!

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  89. I forgot to add my bonus: and I totally would say a drink of choice, like a fun fruit-filled sangria or the new Pinnacle whipped vodka and lime!

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  90. I'd have to say that my must have for parties would be wonderful friends :) Or clear throw away plates- less clean up and they look a little classier than normal paper plates.

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  91. I'd have to say my must have for parties is a group of good friends! Other than that an absolute must have are those clear plates- less clean up and they look classier than normal paper plates :)

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  92. Stumbled your website about an hour ago and just can't stop reading! I've already sent it to my friends too. So inspiring and filled with positive words! thanks for sharing!

    -Sweetpea

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  93. my favorite party must have is my girls (and my Todd)<3

    I realized on a trip to beautiful Spain, that its not where you are...but who you are with<3 I would be anywhere doing anything with my friends and be absolutely happy.

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  94. Hi!! I am so excited to enter into your contest! Firstly, today is the very first time I have seen your blog. I already adore you and absolutely can not wait to see photos from your wedding! {I have been engaged for 3 months now and am having the time of my life planning the big day!}. I am definitely a follower of your blog:)

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  95. My party must have is family and good friends. That is most important and what really matters, I think, when planing a celebration. Also really good food is next on the importance list I'd say! One more thing while I am giddy and overly excited about your blog, I would adore having brunch with you!

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  96. I am, of course, already a follower. Such a sweet idea!

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  97. I am, of course, already a follower. Such a sweet idea!

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  98. For the record, if we had brunch all I would want to talk about is your wedding. I love weddings <3.

    Hmm.. Must haves... alcohol. And candles. I am kind of a whore for candles. Usually in mason jars. I'm *that* girl.

    LB

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  99. I'm a blog stalker...err...I mean blog subscriber.

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  100. My best party accessory? Well, normally I would say a smile and a positive attitude but after seeing that sweet scarf, I might have to change my mind. It's August and I live in the south which means is swealtering to say the least but I'm seriously thinking I need to head to Urban Outfitters and pick one up to wear oh umm daily!

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  101. I subscribed to your blog :]

    Party must have would have to be a camera. I'm the one who always insists on taking pictures but everone is always glad later.

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  102. I just found your blog today and I will now be a dedicated follower! I am just waiting for my boyfriend to propose to me (I know it will be soon, well, I hope) so seeing all of your planning and wedding advice is just what I need! :]

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  103. My party must have is babies!!! If I can't include my daughter and all of my friends' children, it seems so boring (the craziness can be fun).

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  104. Oh, and my man is also in the military. I am lucky enough for him to be unable to deploy again and just living multiple states away. However, it's nice to know that when I start planning our wedding that you have done it long distance and that it's completely possible!

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  106. Dear Bethany,

    I came across an article about you on a wedding website :)

    I am from India, and well, even though our weddings are so famous across the world for all the pampering, customs, rituals, good food and dancing involved, I've always liked everything in a simple yet, sophisticated and beautiful manner.

    That is when I fell in love with the box you sent to the most important female friends in your life, asking them to be your bridesmaids! :)

    Anyway, I used the link given there and landed on your blog.. I am officially following your blog and joined the horde of regular readers! Good luck for the wedding!

    P.S. My absolute party must-have would be - my dancing shoes! No party is a party without some dancin'.

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  107. Beth, I absolutely LOVE reading your blogs! A party must is having my friends abd family!

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  108. Hello! I am a new follower, you have a lovely blog!

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  109. My party must haves are cupcakes and homemade punch.

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  110. Girl--you know. You were one of the first bloggers I ever followed. :)

    Still grinning ear-to-ear re: Wedding Chicks.

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  111. My favorite must-haves? Great food. Music. Paper lanterns. Candles. Great people. :)

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  112. I just started following your blog. It is fantastic! I just subscribed using Google Reader.

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  114. My party must have.... 7 layer dip! I cannot get enough!

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  115. Snacks are necessary! Usually guacamole!

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  116. New follower here! Love your blog. I'm a self-taught floral designer, so I always have flowers when I entertain!

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  118. I am a new follower of your blog, I absolutely love it! So happy to have found you!!
    My must haves for a brunch party would be mimosas and fresh flowers :)

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  119. I'm totally a follower of your dear blog :) And I would love to brunch with you. We could talk creative ideas and your wedding.

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  120. Party must have....Definitely a photo booth or good food :) But that's because my parties are usually smaller and more intimate.

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  121. Party must have = LOUD THUMPING MUSIC. Seriously, nothing like a good beat.

    Christine Wong
    cwong920@gmail.com

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  122. found your blog through the wedding chicks bridesmaid boxes post! such an amazing idea! love the giveaway you're doing. i am officially a follower as of today. :)

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  123. my party must have is a rockstar in my system to kick the fun into high gear and a camera to capture all the good times forever. :)

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  124. Good party must have good food!

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  125. i am a followr! & i am OBSESSED with that scarf!

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  126. my party must have is music in the back ground :]

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  127. Oh my goodness gracious am I ever glad I stumbled upon your sweet blog. I am SO following your blog starting right now :)

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  128. Hello again :) My absolute party must have? Gin. Or amazing food. Or Gin....well...yeah...Gin. This girl loves her food but everything is a wee bit more fun with Gin :)

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  129. Hm, my fave-ity fave party essential? Food all the way. Keep those bellies happy and the rest falls into place.

    I am an enthusiastic follower. You rock. Thanks for the opportunity, Bethany!

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  130. aww yay! how sweet! i love that scarf!

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  131. New follower!
    (It's the scarf. I can't help it. So precious. So sweet. I think the angels may have started singing hallelujahs)

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  132. Oh, and the one thing I must have at a party? Colored lights. Nothing to set the party mood like a rockin purple or a few strands of pink.
    (Helpful hint to anyone who reads this: throwing a colored scarf over a lampshade will do the trick if you're sans colored bulbs and sans money/time. Just saying)

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  133. I found your blog a week ago and immediately added it to my reader. I was so glad to have stumbled upon it because I am also JUST recently engaged and I've loved reading about your engagement and how you're planning your wedding (LOVED the bridesmaid boxes)! I think my party must-have is dessert. Lots of it. And a variety of it as well. We're actually having a big sweets table at our wedding, with some home-made things, some bakery-made things, and lots of decorations!

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  134. What is your absolute party must have? i'd say champagne, lots of it :) oh, and streamers.

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  135. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win these lovely goodies! :)

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  136. I of course am a follower-formerly The Watermelon Tree but now The Southern Diaries:)

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  137. My party must have is definitely a festive cocktail!!!

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  138. I just came across your blog today, and I immediately decided to subscribe via my reader, as you show the perfect combination of romance, humor and truth.

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  139. My party must-have is a great dress.

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  140. a must have for a party is the music!! loud enough to hear but quiet enough to talk! of course, i'm a follower!

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  141. Oh my this giveaway is fantastic! I love your blog and have for quite some time missy. I must enter. <3

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  142. At my parties I absolutely MUST have a good board game (Mad Gab, Monopoly, Clue, what have you). But yeah, a good drink is not a bad idea either ;)

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  143. At my parties I absolutely MUST have a good board game (Mad Gab, Monopoly, Clue, what have you). But yeah, a good drink is not a bad idea either ;)

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  144. New follower!! I am totally loving this blog too!

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  145. My absolute party must have is sweets. be it candy, cupcakes, cakes, donuts... anything really!! I have a massive sweet tooth and to me a party isn't a party without any sweets!

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