Handmade Hostess is the very latest greatest party idea book to hit the market. I just reviewed it here. And now – here you go! Here is a chance to win a copy of the book for your very own!

Just leave a comment on this post, telling us why you would like this book, and what is the next party you are planning. The drawing will run for 3 weeks on March 26. “Simple as pie”, or maybe, even simpler!

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By susan cornish


86 Comments so far

  1. Mary Elaine on March 5, 2013 10:27 am

    This would be great to have, especially for this upcoming summer: birthdays, bridal showers, and graduations!!!!

  2. Carrie Berkman on March 5, 2013 10:28 am

    I would LOVE to have this book! Beautiful cover photo! 8)

  3. nichole maher on March 5, 2013 10:41 am

    I’m a handmade hostess! Everything from scratch! Book me! Book me! :)

  4. Amy on March 5, 2013 10:42 am

    Love this for inspiration! The mad scientist party looks grand too.

  5. Diliana Imandieva on March 5, 2013 11:08 am

    O, would love to win this book! Looks like more projects will be on their way! Thank you!

  6. Kelsea on March 5, 2013 11:12 am

    I would love some new craft inspiration! My parties could definitely do with some handmade sprucing up!

  7. Rose on March 5, 2013 11:16 am

    Lots of great ideas! So creative! Would love to add it to my library!

  8. Mana on March 5, 2013 11:44 am

    Looks great! Hope I get to get my own copy :)

  9. crafty girl on March 5, 2013 12:03 pm

    thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Zil on March 5, 2013 12:48 pm

    Lovely creative ideas to get my crafting going. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Karen in KS on March 5, 2013 1:05 pm

    Looks like such a cute book. I would love to win a copy!

  12. crystal on March 5, 2013 2:03 pm

    This book looks so awsome, i would love to have for my next party. thanks for the giveaway.

  13. usairdoll on March 5, 2013 2:05 pm

    Looks like an awesome book! Lots of creative ideas.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  14. Vicki on March 5, 2013 3:03 pm

    The book looks wonderful, a big help to my lately creative challenged mind!

  15. lynaeve on March 5, 2013 3:40 pm

    thanks for the chance

  16. Megan Milliken on March 5, 2013 5:18 pm

    OH, my bestie would ADORE this book, which means I’d have to suck it up and hand it over if I won :)

  17. Dusty on March 5, 2013 5:21 pm

    I love planning parties! Just had a cupcake one and next is Alice in Wonderland!

  18. ellen lai on March 5, 2013 6:10 pm

    Look real sweet ideas for each theme party, lovely book to win!

  19. Meghan on March 5, 2013 6:26 pm

    This looks so wonderful! I appreciate the giveaway! :)

  20. Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on March 6, 2013 1:12 am

    Ooh, I love hosting handmade parties! My two big parties for this year are my kids’ birthday parties, though we have smaller parties all year round too. :)

  21. Wendy Hatton on March 6, 2013 1:37 am

    My daughter’s talking of designing her own wedding. This book could just have some ideas that inspire her and are manageable for all of us involved in the process.

  22. Ning fathia on March 6, 2013 3:13 am

    I pledge myself not to buy all the liscensed character party goods they sell at big dept store. They are obviously overpriced and tacky, I think..aaaanddd come along this book. It’s like a dream come true! I don’t know whether it’ll be available at my area or not so I better be winning this :)

  23. Andy on March 6, 2013 3:14 am

    I’m always looking for inspiration to add creativity to a meal when I have people over… This book would be a welcome help!

  24. Eden on March 6, 2013 3:25 am

    Simple!! Looks like a great book to have!

  25. Jaan L of Tx on March 6, 2013 3:28 am

    I am in the planning stages of a Thank You party for my best friend. To have this book would really put a perfect spin on the party.

  26. Claire C on March 6, 2013 3:46 am

    Love the look of this book, and I would like to own a copy with the party season up and coming.

  27. Brenda Thomas on March 6, 2013 3:53 am

    Every event I have, and I have lots, everything is homemade. Would love to have some new ideas! I love to play hostess!

  28. Hayley on March 6, 2013 3:59 am

    I am definitely a handmade hostess – have an obsession of making and doing everything myself – which I often regret 10 minutes before everyone arrives! Next party is an easter lunch for my family and inlaws complete with an easter egg hunt for the kids

  29. Jeanine on March 6, 2013 5:04 am

    I’d love to win the book which sounds great. I need some fresh new ideas for parties. Just had our second sparkling wine party and would love to have a theme for the third.

  30. Shari Harniss on March 6, 2013 5:21 am

    Easter is coming soon and we will probably be hosting a dinner. Love to get fresh ideas about entertaining!

  31. Hetty on March 6, 2013 5:40 am

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! Who would not like to have this book? Love to win it!

  32. Pat morris on March 6, 2013 6:12 am

    I’d love to have this book. It seems that my huge family is always planning some party or other,and we could use a few new ideas.

  33. Mary Mac on March 6, 2013 8:13 am

    I would gift this to my sister who is the ultimate hostess. She love to plan and give a party for my large family. I have even seen her make up holidays to do this.

  34. Anne Marie on March 6, 2013 8:36 am

    This book would give me some inspiration, which I very much need. We just had a birthday party last night for our 4 year old. Lollypop theme. Great cake and lots of color. Next party might be tonight as the kids are on spring break and want to celebrate National Dentist’s Day (who knew?!) for their dad. We’ll see what we can come up with in 8 hours!

  35. Julie Henderson on March 6, 2013 8:52 am

    One of us is going to be SO blessed by winning this book. I would humbly loved to be the one. Just the title even appeals to the cozy aesthetic of putting love/oneself into homekeeping. Thanks for the giveaway! Blessings – Julie H. :-)

  36. Josanne M. on March 6, 2013 9:08 am

    I’d love to win this because I love making things for my friends. I’m planning a Welcome Baby party for my friend that just had a baby girl. Yes, there was a baby shower, but now everyone gets to see baby :)

  37. Rose S. on March 6, 2013 9:15 am

    This looks like a fantastic addition to my crafting library. I so love making people happy with my creations.

  38. jennie on March 6, 2013 9:17 am

    planning a baby shower soon for my first grandchild. would love to win this book.

  39. Gil Crews on March 6, 2013 9:20 am

    My next hosting will be a spring tea. I can always use new and refreshing ideas.

  40. Dani on March 6, 2013 10:03 am

    I love putting on the last touch that makes the venue “pop” Looks like some good ideas for this. Would love it!

  41. jessica w on March 6, 2013 11:23 am

    I grew up with a german mother who didn’t always instill the american traditions of hosting, so this would be very educational

  42. Karey on March 6, 2013 12:14 pm

    Wow this book is so me! I love making things whether it’s for me or to give as a gift. And I love small parties. We are planning one so for some friends to come over.

  43. laura r on March 6, 2013 12:21 pm

    That looks like a great book! I love making handmade things for parties because it really makes guests feel special. I am planning a spring break party later this month and then hopefully a fun Memorial Day weekend party.

  44. Tami Dailey on March 6, 2013 2:41 pm

    Thanj you for oppurtunity to win this fab book!

  45. Cindy Schmidt on March 6, 2013 4:08 pm

    Looks like an awesome book to help plan parties. Our next event will be June birthdays, my daughter-in-law’s and mine!

  46. Jennifer Cheek-Payan on March 6, 2013 4:32 pm

    What a gorgeous looking book! I would love to win this because it would be great to help plan my son’s birthday party!

  47. Elena T on March 6, 2013 7:10 pm

    I love the idea of a “mad scientist” party, having a family of “nerds and geeks”. This book would be fun!

  48. Nancy D on March 6, 2013 10:41 pm

    I’m hoping to have a new home in the near future. Would love to craft a house warming party :)

  49. Diana Priebe on March 7, 2013 12:38 am

    I would love this book to help plan a big year of hosting. At 50, I am thankful for the help in putting my thoughts together for planning and executing a wonderful party. I have planned so many parties in the past, this book looks like it has new and fresh ideas that I would LOVE to put into action. I am ALL about handmade and creative. thank you, and yes, please.

  50. Sharon on March 7, 2013 4:53 am

    with all the birthdays and special occasions coming up it will be a great help.

  51. Sandy on March 7, 2013 5:26 am

    This would be lovely as I host a few parties throughout the year and something always seems to not quite gel. This would be a great lesson in continuity.

  52. Jessica on March 7, 2013 6:41 am

    I love to have friends and family round for a party and as I love to craft it would be great to start incorporating that more into the parties I host.

    My next party will be a ‘girls night in’ with a posh grown up high tea & possibly some cocktails too!

  53. Dani on March 7, 2013 5:41 pm

    As a science nerd (and educator), the mad scientist party looks awesome! I bet everything in this book is great :)

  54. Pat on March 8, 2013 6:01 pm

    Seems a very organized book. I need orientation.

  55. cassie on March 9, 2013 8:55 am

    I’m planning our DIY At-Home-Wedding Reception… I would LOVE This for some inspiration

  56. Ann Shaffer on March 11, 2013 3:30 pm

    This book is really very exciting. I love the Mad Scientist party and I am excited to take the ideas and run with them. (If I win)

  57. Dale on March 12, 2013 7:48 pm

    Oh man, this looks great! I would love to win it!

  58. Kristine on March 15, 2013 12:37 am

    I love throwing parties and my friends always expect something amazing so what better way not to disappoint than ideas from this book. It will definitely be appreciated for upcoming BBQs and kids birthday parties.

  59. Nina on March 21, 2013 10:54 pm

    I would love to have this book – cover photo looks so great!

  60. Carmen on March 24, 2013 1:03 pm

    My next “party” is a women’s biblical conference – where we meet in person and watch some videos with discussion. I’m nervous because I’m hosting and I don’t entertain much.

  61. Lisa on March 26, 2013 11:55 am

    Oooh, I’m excited to find this giveaway…on the very last day. The title captivates me and I’m all about finding new ways to be a hostess in our home sweet home. The next party I’m planning is a summertime river raft party.

    Thank you! :)

  62. Inna on March 26, 2013 12:10 pm

    Book looks amazing! Congratulation the lucky winner :)

  63. Debra Lee on March 26, 2013 12:11 pm

    Count me in please!

  64. Erin on March 26, 2013 12:13 pm

    This book would be completely and utterly perfect for me this summer as it the summer that all my close friends from college are moving away to uni and we are planning loads of little tea parties and such

  65. Frank Bragg on March 26, 2013 12:48 pm

    I would love this book to help with a planning a party for my wife’s birthday.

  66. Liz on March 26, 2013 3:09 pm

    Thank you fr the chance to own this book.

  67. Maureen on March 26, 2013 4:40 pm

    This would be great for my husband’s upcoming 50th!

  68. Bev C on March 26, 2013 5:37 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book. I could use this book to plan family celebrations throughout the year and especially to welcome back our children who are travelling overseas.

    Happy days.

  69. Lee on March 26, 2013 5:43 pm

    My next party is my daughters college graduation and 22nd birthday! The book looks wonderful! thank you!

  70. Jen on March 26, 2013 6:15 pm

    Would love to win this; always party planning so many elements of the book would help!

  71. usairdoll on March 26, 2013 7:57 pm

    Looks like an awesome book with some lovely ideas. I’d love to have a fun 4th of July party this year.

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.


  72. Jenn on March 26, 2013 8:38 pm

    This sounds like the book for me. Anniversary,birthdays and graduation are all coming up

  73. Nancy B on March 26, 2013 9:41 pm

    Looks like a great book that I would use often! I am currently planning the kids soccer team party and helping plan my nieces Sweet 16 party :) Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  74. Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on March 27, 2013 12:47 am

    This would be great for me because I love to entertain but always get so stressed out thinking up ideas for my dinner parties!

  75. Callie on March 27, 2013 2:59 am

    We are hoping to buy our first house soon so I will be able to host more effectively! And my little guy will be one soon so a big party is in the works!

  76. sue frazier on March 27, 2013 4:18 am

    thanks for thechance to win..looks like a great read to add to my collection!

  77. Connie on March 27, 2013 4:36 am

    I love entertaining, this would be a great addition to my arsenal.

  78. Helen Holtan on March 27, 2013 6:25 am

    What a fantastic book!! I have been intimidated by entertaining, but want to have regular parties. I have fantasies about parties at my house! I would love and enjoy this delightful book!

  79. Dana on March 27, 2013 6:42 am

    My 2 little girls were born in the summer so soon I have 2 birthday parties to make :) I’d love to have some original ideas like I’ve seen in your book review… thanks so much for the chance to win :)

  80. Ellen on March 27, 2013 6:48 am

    having my first birthday party this weekend at 60 with my twin sister. It will be a fun reference book for ideas…

  81. Brenda J. Moore on March 27, 2013 6:49 am

    I’m looking forward to setting up a House-Warming Party for my Daughter and S.I.L at the home they bought last Sept. By the time they got settled-in, we seemed to have run out of time for a “house” party due to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas etc.
    Sharing this party planning with his Mum would add to making the party real special; a book like this would be an ideal guide for her and I to get started from.
    Cheers from Oshawa Ontario.

  82. Tracey Hunton on March 27, 2013 6:53 am

    I make all of my kid’s theme birthday party decorations, and they are in their. twenties. Wizard of Oz is next!

  83. Theresa on March 27, 2013 7:26 am

    I would love to have this book. I am helping with the planning of several fundraising parties so this would be a big help.

  84. Terry Kessinger on March 27, 2013 7:32 am

    If you’re going to have a party, it’s worth making everything special: the theme, the food, the decorations, and the guests. I love to make the guests feel special. This book is lovely! Thank you for the giveaway!

  85. Heather M. on March 27, 2013 8:22 am

    This is a book my daughter would love. I’d read it thoroughly before I gave it to her, though!

  86. Beata Fiebelkorn on March 27, 2013 8:36 am

    I’d love to see all party ideas in this book! I’m all about handmade but not quite as creative to put all aspects together. I usually make yummy snacks from scratch and maybe one or two handmade decoration elements like a banner or rosettes but maybe with a little more inspiration I could do more?

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