Mother's Day ParTea Goodies Giveaway

In honor of Mother's Day,
I am proud to be able to sponsor a
First Annual
Mother's Day ParTea Goodies Giveaway
Drawing on May 1st, 2007

You are cordially invited to enter a drawing for a gift basket (or tray, whatever) of tea time goodies. I will be giving away wonderful tea pretties, thrifty finds and the like. If you would like to donate an item please see below.

To join in on the fun, read on...

To enter into the drawing you may either leave a comment on this post, but you will need to provide your real first name +plus+ your email/blog url. If your name is drawn, I will need to reach you somehow to let you know that you won -OR- you can email me directly at parteagoodiesgiveaway [at] gmail [dot] com.

If you win, I'll need your snail mail addy to ship the goodies box.

The deadline to enter the drawing is April 3oth.

If there is enough of a response, then there may be additional drawings.

You do not have to be a mother to enter.

I can only afford to ship the goodies box to the U.S. (I'm so sorry international friends!)

Dems Da Rules:
If you decide to enter the drawing, I ask of you to be a good sport and request the following:

*That you have a blog.

*That you copy the Mother's Day Goodies Giveaway graphic (here is the graphic url, or just right-click on the one in the upper right, then upload) and upload it to your side column and direct blogging peeps to TheParTeaPlannerBlog.com so they can enter too (or at least to check it out, I know not everyone loves tea stuff like I do!).

Since I am new to the blogging world, nobody knows me and I only have, like, three blog friends. So I need your help to get the word out about the giveaway. Even if you don't care to enter to win, but would like to add the graphic and info to your blog anyway, it would make me a happy chica.

*That you appreciate tea stuff, and not just entering to see if you win or to give it away.

*That if you win, you pinkie promise to have a little parTea with the goodies and show pics on your blog.

Wanna Donate for the Cause?
If you are a talented crafter, sewer, knitter, scrapper, candle-stick maker, tea shop owner, jelly maker, antique dealer, etsy shop owner, etc. and would like to donate a tea-related goodie, by all means spread the tea luv!

Should you like to participate just let me know and I will include a holla'back to your blog and letting the blog world know about your generous gift (I will take a pic of every donation and showcase it). And if your big heart is so inclined and you want to throw in an extra goodie for this parTea girl, I'll cherish it!

You may mail your giftie donation to:

Risa Provencio
P.O. Box 73223
San Clemente, CA 92673

All donations must arrive by May 1st, 2007 so I can wrap it up.


This should be fun and I look forward to seeing who wins! Thank you for stopping by...

The ParTea Planner


Theresa said...

What an incentive to start my blog! I am going to create and update my site so I can enter. I am so excited.

Shabby in the City said...

Risaaaaaa! Well I might look smart but I don't know how to put that code in the right place! I don't have to enter either but want you to know that your three friends are really good ones :)
Alsoooo...for the potluck...you don't have to cook anything!!!! Just copy and paste yourself a localish recipe on your blog friday. But a picture of a Costco chicken will be fine. You are bursting my Partea Planner bubble you know. I have you on a really high pedestal! LOL.

Laurie said...

Hi! I would love to enter your giveaway! I would also like to donate a little collage if you'd like. I love your new look for your blog, by the way. Thanks! Laurie:)

see you there! said...

Oh yes, I will definately participate. Like Shabby, I'm flummoxed when it comes to shifting code from one spot to the other. I'll definately alert folks via my blog tho. I'll be back to let you know when I do, Maybe I can tame that code first!

Darla (e-mail on my blog)

Anonymous said...

Well isn't that just sweet! Ok... let me get my parTea hat on and sip on what to bloom.

Lucy said...

Thanks Risa for posting this give away, it definitely is a great way to swoon some new peeps your way as you get more and more into your blog. I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I win.

I'll also keep my eyes open for something to donate to your giveaway!

johl3 at windstream dot net

Tara said...

Aww...such a cute idea! I'm game for the giveaway. I love tea parties, had tons of them as a kiddo and would love to start the tradition with my own little princess.

Rebecca said...

Sign me up! I sent you an email about a donation, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Aren't you sweet! This sounds like a wonderful idea. I'm on my way to try to post your graphic :)

Renee :) said...

Hi Risa,I'm also new to the blog world,only I don't have any friends yet.I have big dreams for my blog,but we are preparing to move soon,so it will have to wait.Anyways,I have 3 daughters who enjoy all those pretty things we see on the blogs...we just drool over those pretty tea pots,vintage tablecloths,etc.My daughters are my friends so we usually have our own parties & like to dress up,so I hope we win the contest...we will defnitely post pics of our party with your stuff if we win. :)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Risa! Hope you have a happy Easter! I would love to be included in your giveaway and I will try to post your graphic soon!

Heather :)

Domestic Chicky said...

What a beautiful site and idea! I live in So Cal too-waving from the Inland Empire! ;)
I will gladly put up a link on my blog, and if I can think of anything to make (I make all kinds of goodies...aprons mostly, but also bags, head wraps (think I love lucy), and kitchen-y things...), I will send that along too!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Sign me up for the contest! I will link to your blog.



Jammy said...

I'm glad I found your site. I would love to enter this fun contest, and I will link with your graphic on my site!

Jenn M.


Tiffany said...

Ohh I remember the tea partys I used to have with my great grandmom thos is great sign me up for the draeing and I am adding the link in like 30 secs. My blog is http://tiffany-happyhousewife.blogspot.com/ and my name is Tiffany Proto

Sue said...

I love your blog and for someone being new to it, how on earth did you get such a pretty big header on blogger? I will add the link to my blog and see what I can come up with to donate to this fun idea!! May I add you to my friends list? Did I say I love your blog!! Sue

JayJenny said...

I found you through another blogging buddy and have enjoyed your last several posts. If you viist me, you will see your giveaway in my sidebar, as well as your addition to my blogroll. Have a hppy day!


Lynda said...

Loving the giveaway idea!

Judy said...

Hi... found you through Jenny and would like to throw my hat into the ring. I love tea parties AND contests, so what a great mix. Will email you about a contribution.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no one's said anything. You do know there are only 30 days in April, right? No 4/31.

Tiff said...

Just found your blog through Thriftygoodness and it looks wonderful. I would love to enter your tea party give away. Come visit me when you get a chance :)


a pink-bee said...

Hi Risa,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Will try to get something made and sent to you for the drawing and will try to upload the graphic to my blog. (I am still learning how to add graphic's :) ) You have a Wonderful Blog :)

tm said...

Hi Risa,
I would love to enter your contest. I am so happy I came across your blog. I am actually planning my first tea party and I am having so much fun. I can see how it can be addicting. My email is EEYORE_TINA@YAHOO.COM
My blog is http://agodfilledmarriage.blogspot.com/

I can not get your URL on my blog unfortuanly, could you possibly email it to me?
Thanks Tina

Heidi said...

Wow! I love your ParTea Planer blog...and now the giveaway! I did a number of post back in December on my blog about some fun tea parties!
My blog is: http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/

Now to go put your image on my blog!

kailani said...

I'm in! Thank you for organizing this great contest. I love tea party things. They're so girly!

An Island Life

Betty Jo said...

Hi! I read about your blog at Sue's Country Pleasures blog. I've already posted today, but will post your graphic and link tomorrow. This sounds like a fun giveaway and is sure to bring some more blogging friends your way. xoxo

Carey said...

I would love to join your contest. What a great idea. I will get your picture up on my blog as soon as I figure it out.
crygibb at yahoo dot com

Georgeanne said...

What a fun contest. I will put up your picture and link as soon as I can figure out how to do it. Your blog is great!

Jill said...

What a lovely idea! I'll post your graphic on my sidebar, and enter your drawing. I used to live in San Clemente! It's a wonderful beach town, isn't it? I always loved the old-fashioned feel of downtown - it had such a nice variety of shops.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Thanks, I would love to sign up for the give away! I am intrigued by all the give aways and swaps, I feel like the new kid on the block and that I have moved into a very friendly neighborhood! I think I need to do a give away myself.....

leira said...

I hope I win..


angeleyes Blue said...

Hey Risa--I was looking at your donations--People are so very generous :)

Keep in mind that my tongue is in my cheek when I offer you TWO that is TWO wonderful TEENAGERS! Can we do that? They are really quite delightful. They are litter trained and oh so very polite. They are polite when they polish off the rest of the pot roast.

My son is the human garbage can...Mom what is for dinner?

Honey, Didn't you just prepare and heat up that large pizza?

Mom it's gone.


OOPS! Mom I didn't know.

Please enter me in your contest. You can reach me at Gltucker@earthlink.net

My name is Pamela Tucker AKA angeleyes Blue

Welcome to the neighborhood. :)

angeleyes Blue said...

Hey Risa--I was looking at your donations--People are so very generous :)

Keep in mind that my tongue is in my cheek when I offer you TWO that is TWO wonderful TEENAGERS! Can we do that? They are really quite delightful. They are litter trained and oh so very polite. They are polite when they polish off the rest of the pot roast.

My son is the human garbage can...Mom what is for dinner?

Honey, Didn't you just prepare and heat up that large pizza?

Mom it's gone.


OOPS! Mom I didn't know.

Please enter me in your contest. You can reach me at Gltucker@earthlink.net

My name is Pamela Tucker AKA angeleyes Blue

Welcome to the neighborhood. :)

~~Mikki Jo said...

Such a special giveaway! Sign me up, I love tea, teaparties, teacups. Thanks so much! Have a wonderful weekend.

purple cucumbers folk art said...

well now you have a new purple friend.come on over for a visit.wont to swap links.I have just added you.I am working on my cook book dummy and just enjoying blogging.visit soon

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Hello Risa,
Well done on your blog and isn't tea parties the best. I would love to enter for the giveaway. I have your info up. (not sure if I did it correctly, so let me know)



I would like to make a donation too if I can get it there on time.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. Like some of the others have mentioned, I'm not very good at putting "links" where they are supposed to go, but I'll try!
Thanks very much!

linda t said...

YES! YES!! I would LOVE to be entered in the giveaway!! Waaay coool!!!
Enjoying your blog!
I'll be back for sure!

Patsy Terrell said...

I want to play! I put the banner on my blog www.artofgraciousliving.com because it's a perfect mix. My last podcast there was even about creating a tea party. Thanks!

kimberly sherrod said...

Risa, How wonderful! I am thinking of what I could donate...the little mouse on the wheel hasn't had enough coffee yet this morning, but, I will add a link to my sidebar and do a post about this for ya too! I don't have many more readers than you- or if I do they just don't comment like my actual 3 friends. Giggle! I am getting ready to do a 6th month anniversary party for my blog with some giveaways.... Kim from http://calamitykim.typepad.com/

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh yeah, tea parties are the best!! Please enter me in your lovely drawing and I'm going to go and see if I can get your cute graphic in my blog (I seem to be averaging about a 50% success rate, lol). Thanks.
Smiles, Karen

a bit of pink heaven said...

What an awesome idea. I will be sending a donation! I learned about you from Heather's blog.

Mrs. M said...

sign me up!!
Mrs. M

Jthemilker said...

Your blog is sweet. I love the 'girlishness' of it all.



Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blog you have, so full of eye candy...Sign me up for the give~a~way.

XoXo Kel

Monkey Giggles said...

Sign me up...I love tea Parties. I am linking to your blog. Thanks for doing a give-away.

Robin said...

This sounds FABULOSO! I'll be happy to promote your smokin' event!

Tea parties (or pseudo-tea parties) are near and dear to my heart; my daughter and I, together with my M-i-l have hosted one for TWELVE years!

I can't believe you're new to blogging and have this great of a response; goes to show you what a wonderful idea you've initiated :).

lifeasamama said...


ooh what fun! i already know just what i'd do with the tea party goodies. in fact if i don't win, i think you've inspired me to throw a tea party anyway!

heck - you've even inspired this baby blogger to start thinking of a party/contest i could do myself...


judy_1212@msn.com said...

I would love to enter your contest, what fun.


Wendy said...

Don't like coffee, but I do love tea! I'm in. Going to put the graphic in the sidebar right now!

BreeLeeD said...
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mkthomas1@hotmail.com said...

ok, so I am very 20th century and don't have a blog - maybe someday. I know that I am totally breaking all the rules of this contest, but I love tea, I love parties, and I LOVE prizes - and it can't hurt to try, right? :) I promise to read your blog everyday and to tell all my friends about it. I PROMISE!!! Thanks for considering me!

Jenmomof4 said...

This sounds like fun. I would like to put my name in the hat for some goodies. I would also like to donate something as well. Since I do personalized things and you need them before you draw the winners....I will do some Toile notecards with Thank You in the place of the person's name. How is that? YOu can check them out here.


from my CHERRY heart said...

WELCOME to blog land Risa!
I am a newbie too....
I am a devoted tea lady!
Hubby and I drink tea daily, and collect tea related items!
I'd love to be included in your drawing! What a wonderful idea! This is sooooooo FUN!
Thank you,
Hugz, Dolly


I am off to add your blog to my list and add your banner as well!
Best wishes for much success with your blog!

Michelle said...

I love contest and goodies! I read about yours on An Island Life! Count me in! My blog is Faith Family & Friends @ http://micmcllst.blogspot.com and my email is micmcllst@aol.com!

lorenzstudio said...

What a great blog you have. I found you through my friend Jenn at Hostess with the Mostess.
Count me in for the giveaway! My Maid of Honor threw me a Bridal tea party a few years ago and it was such a special day that I will never forget.

mperez said...

Hi! love the giveaway idea and a great way to network with new bloggers. I too am new to blogging and might just try your idea on hosting a giveaway... sign me up, will post you on my blog today.


jenny holiday said...

hi Risa!!
Welcome to blogland!! So so happy to have found you!! Really love all of your sweet energy!! : )

I found you through my good friend Laurie Duncan's blog!

SOOO happy to have a new place to visit!!

What a LOVELY idea this Partea give away is!! So much FUN!! I'd love to send you something to add to the basket!

Again, thanks so much for the fun!!
Best Best Wishes!! Happy Blogging!!

xoxo Jenny Heid


CPA_Mom said...

What a great idea to start your new blog this way. I love tea parties! I'll post about this tomorrow.

CPA Mom (Angela)
cpamomva at hotmail dot com

Miz Bella said...

Ooh but yes I'd loooove to enter this faboo contest! I'd also like to donate some products too, if that's ok. But if I win....I don't want my own products back...lol They can go on to someone else to enjoy :D

I'll be sure to tell all my friends about your contest too!

Miz Bella
Dirty Roses http://www.dirtyroses.com
The Queen's Obsession

Laurie said...

what an awesome giveaway... pick me!

Meena Agarwal said...

All I can say about your blog is-WOW!! I loved planning my little tea parties and kid, and even now, when I meet up with some of my best girlfriends, we tend to have tea parties, rather than fancy dinners. I'm so glad I stumbled here, now other than my delicious food, I'll have your wonderful ideas to make it extra-special! :)

mama k said...

ooh ooh! Enter me! I sent you an email too. I'll put up the graphic and everything tomorrow so as not to interfer with wordless wednesday. : )

Cathy said...

Every party needs flowers and I'd love the winner to have one of my whimsical little vases to pop some flowers into on Mothers Day. I'm not a blogger and I admire all of you who can create a blog and run a business!

PS. This is a special time of year for me and I want to express a gratitude to all mothers and every woman who has placed the needs of children and others above their own.


Robin said...

I *LOVE* tea~~drink it every day! But I don't have a blog. :(

Debbie said...

I as sooooo excited about this!!! I love tea, tea parties, teapots, teacups, ANYTHING tea!! I can't believe I have stumbled onto this!

I am off to post the graphic and link!

My url is


Karmyn R said...

Count me in!!!! WOOHOO - I love tea and winning prizes.

karhix at yahoo dot com

Kristy said...

You rock ! What a great idea - I'm in!!
gmkgundy at aol dot com

Blessings ~

monkeys mom said...

I have so gotten back into daily tea time with my monkey because of you!!

Thanks a bunch! : )


Mrs. U said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I sure hope that I win, but I will be very happy to see (hopefully they will keep their pinkie promise!!!) the photos of the winner's party!!

Mrs. U

deb said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway - what fun! I found your link thru Mrs. U (above). And yes, I promise to have a tea party and post about it if I win ! :)
(girotti at ntelos dot net)

greengelato said...

super cute. great blog. :)

see you there! said...

Your graphic/link went up on my blog this morning. Looks like you have lots of entries!

Please enter my name.

dbande7th (at) Hotmail (dot) com

or you can find it on my blog.


Leigh Ann said...

I would love to join in the fun! Please enter me into your giveaway. I hope to thrift something fun for your goodies, too. I'll let you know.

Cheers! LA

Dee McIntyre said...

You can definitely count me in for the drawing. It is such a great idea. Thanks for doing this. It's a really fun thing to do. My url is www.rugratsanddirtyrugs.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be counted in on the Tea Party drawing. I was just in San Clemente as we were driving through for the day. We stayed in Dana Point!

Thanks for all your pretty things!!

Paula Mc Elrath

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I found a link to your blog!

I don't have a blog of my own, but I'd love it if you could count me in:



Heather - Speckled Egg said...

You have a gorgeous blog and website! I'd love to be added to your drawing!

I'm hosting a giveaway too... it starts tomorrow! Hope you'll stop by! :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in this drawing. You really have a nice blog. This is just my first visit. I will definately be stopping by more often.

Tina Kay

Doug and Terrye said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I have added you to my links column.

Terrye Shirley in FL

Doug and Terrye said...

I forgot to add my email address! dshirley4@tampabay.rr.com

Mrs. Rabe said...

Wow, I LOVE Tea! My girls and I have tea nearly every day!

My dear sis in law told me about your site and the contest, thanks miss_paula!


"Early Bird" said...

I just this winter developed a taste for a hot cuppa tea!
All flavors are my favorite!
I would love to be entered in your contest, please...
my email is

Shannon said...

Yum, tea!
My email is tberge1903@aol.com.

myheartisalswayshome said...

I am a tea lover. I just returned from China (we adopted our Megan, who is 9 mos old) and were served hot tea at the beginning of each meal. Yum!


What a fabulous idea for creating blog traffic!

Nicole said...

What a great idea....and such a fun blog!! I have a button directing people over here and I will blog about it today.

My blog address is:


Kim said...

what fun! i would love to be a part of this. i am new to the blogging world and alas, don't have a blog. but have had such fun and been so inspired by all i am reading. thank you!

Nonie Mae said...

sounds like fun, add me too

Lady Laurie said...

Welcome, to the wonderful world of blogging!! Congraulations on your article in Romantic Homes ~ how exciting!!!

Sudie Moran said...

I absolutely adore tea parties. I would love to win your gifts. I don't have a blog or I would love to post your teacup. Thanks for being so generous


Betty @ She's Sew Pretty said...

I hope it's not too late for me to join in the fun!

monica said...

lovely blog, great inspiration

Bella-Enchanted said...

I would love to throw my hat in the ring.
Happy spring to you!
And welcome to BlogLand!

Lori said...

I guess I started blogging just in time!! Please enter me in your lovely drawing.

P.S. I will be your blogger friend. I am not a slave to the calendar either.

Mica Garbarino said...

what inspiration. I have a daughter that loves tea parties and she had a beautiful party this last year at a local tea shoppe. Your daughters room pics. are delightful and an inspiration. I would love to enter the drawing. I am a stay at home mama of two, whom I home school I could really use a nice tea party for myself this time of year. Blessings to you and yours.

Mica Garbarino

michelle said...

How funny, I just decided to have a may day giveway on my blog! So come over and comment there too! Ginghamworld.blogspot.com. I so hope I win, I want to have a tea party birthday for my eight year old daughter!

mothergoose said...

Hope i win!!

mothergoose said...

oh and my name is shelese :)

Jeanie said...

Oh- yessir-ee! I am in ;)
~Jeanie jeaniecollins1@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Please add me.


Thanks. Diane

tAnYeTTa said...

this is perfect! i just posted this on my blog to spread the word :)

By the grace of God ... said...

Wow! I posted on my blog. Love your ideas and craftiness. I'll be adding you to my favorites.

Evelyn Lum said...

Please include me in your draw. I love everything about tea, especially tea breaks! I'm relatively new to the blogging world and have included your blog to my fave list. Keep it going, girl!

Lady Jane said...

What a beautiful idea! I would love to enter. My name is Jane. My blog is http://aladysdiversions.blogspot.com and I have the graphic up! I LOVE tea things!

Rona's Home Page said...

What a great way to introduce your blog. Well you can definitely count me in. And I love tea stuff.

Dannielle said...

What an awesome idea!!

I just added the graphic link to my blog. Now to do a bit of reading here at your lovely blog!

tegdirb92 said...

So glad I found you!!--great site!


Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely site! Thank you for the gracious offer. I am eXcited to participate.

Mrs. X (aka Dixy)

Jill said...

I will put my name in as well. I just found your blog today, but will add a link to my blog later today.

Angela said...

I definitely want in! Somehow I stumbled across your blog today and guess it was meant to be(for me to win, that is). I just love your sense of humor, I think we could hang!Except, I am in Georgia of course.

TK Angels said...

I would also like to be added to the give a way :) Thank you for allowing me to be added. Your blog has been posted to mine.

Take care,

Sam I Am said...

superdeeeduper idea!!!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your site. I love it. Please enter me. I'll try to upload but I'm just learning some of this but I'll find a way.

Nikkala said...

I've never been to/had a tea party, but you inspired me to throw a baby shower tea party! Love your blog.

deidra zoe said...

Yay! Nikkala (the last one to comment) is my sister. When she told me she was planning a tea party for her sister-in-law, I sent her a link here. She told me she was already a reader! Oh goodie!


Peggy Hostetler said...

OH my...I do hope that I am not too late to add my name to the drawing!! I LOVE all things tea!! I also love your beautiful blog!!
Peggy over at home made simplicity
P.S Come over and sign up for my "Cottage Giveaway Day". My daughter, Olivia is offering one of her homemade aprons for the gift.

K. Anne said...

How can one not love a tea party? :) Please sign me up for the drawing! I'll post about your tea party enthusiasm later on today. Spread the love!

Janne said...

Please sign me up too. I'm glad to have found your site!

Katie Jean said...

Do you know I read your blog almost everyday and I have not entered?? I hope I'm not too late. I love your blog! I hope I can figure out how to put your graphic on my blog!

Mommy Bee said...

I left my name and e-mail address before, but since then I have created my very own blog! So I thought I'd leave my new information.....thanks, and I love your site! I think I've spent at least an hour going thru all your older posts...


Jodi Renshaw said...

What a great idea! Way to get some great exposure for your blog. I think I may do the same. Enjoy all your new friends :)
Jodi Renshaw