by Danielle Fletcher


This giveaway is over and we have a winner!  Thank you to everyone who entered, your comments were very entertaining and fun to read. Our winner is… comment # 24 from Mary Preston who commented  “The Paradise Beverage Glasses are divine. They scream party time.” Congratulations Mary!

If you’re in need of some hip and chic entertaining must-haves, then you are going to love our Surprise Giveaway for today. It’s from our friends over at Hostess Jo. Hostess Jo offers swank and unique items that allow you to add a “little something special” to your parties and celebrations. You will surely impress your guest with your talent to entertain posh style with these great items. To hear more about the giveaway and to enter

Hostess Jo Giveaway

For our giveaway Hostess Jo is offering the Winter Cardinal Entertaining Hostess Set – which will be perfect for your upcoming holiday parties. The set consists of:  The Winter Cardinal Cheese Server, Winter Cardinal Glass Stick’ Ems, and Winter Cardinal Beverage Napkins.

Winter Cardinal Entertaining Hostess Set

The Winter Cardinal Cheese Server is a beautiful cheese server with a sliver plated spreader and is just what you need to show off your delicious holiday cheese balls!

Also there are these cool glass stick’ ems which I am so loving! Show your guest your holiday “cheer” and add some fun with the Cardinal Glass Stick’ Ems. These are festive stickers that you put on cocktail glasses or tumblers, so your guest won’t get their cocktails mixed up – very cool right?

To bring it all full circle and complete your décor for your party you can display these pretty Winter Cardinal Beverage Napkins around your bar or cocktail table, and watch out because your guest are going to swear that you’re the hostess with mostess!

So how do you enter to win this fabulous Winter Cardinal Entertaining Hostess Set?

• Post a comment here telling us which products from Hostess Jo you think are absolutely fab and are must-haves for your entertaining. Yes that’s it, very easy right?

• The giveaway ends Wednesday November 4th at midnight PST. The lucky winner will be chosen by randomizer and will be announced Wednesday November 5th.

Good luck!!

celebrate life in style…


More Inspiration


Janet November 5, - 2:59 am

The Santa Chip and Dip Tray IS NICE:)

Charlene Kuser November 5, - 2:41 am

I love the Christmas Bulb Shaped Plate Set of Four,santa-chip-and-dip-tray and the Sleigh Spreader Set.Great ways to entertain

Lily Kwan November 5, - 2:36 am

I love the Pumpkin Platter!

Marcy Strahan November 5, - 2:00 am

Sombrero Chip and Dip,Sombrero cups & the Chili Pepper Snack Tray & Fiesta Stripe Luncheon Napkins
are a must have for my fab mexican night parties!

Tara Hill November 5, - 1:40 am

Well, I live in Texas, so the chili pepper snack tray is a must have!

Jennifer Jozwiak November 5, - 1:34 am

i like the touchdown chip bowl.

Gianna November 5, - 1:30 am

Christmas Bulb Shaped Plate Set of Four 🙂

Laura B. November 5, - 12:47 am

I love the Cauldron dip bowl and spreader … so cute/unique.

Nancy S. November 5, - 12:40 am

I like the Give Thanks platter.

Pearl PLHR November 4, - 11:59 pm

50’s Kitchen Apron reminds me of my Mother.

Sand November 4, - 11:58 pm

I like the Chip and Dip Pumpkin Tray.

Chrysa November 4, - 11:11 pm

I like the Relish Tray Grateful Harvest

Karen A. November 4, - 10:12 pm

I think that the entertaining candles are fabulous.

Rajee November 4, - 10:01 pm

i also love the present chips and dip tray!

Kate November 4, - 9:24 pm

The Jeweled Butterfly Bottle Stopper looks great. Thanks!!

Deborah Anderson November 4, - 9:10 pm

I love the aprons, especially the WINOS All You Need Apron. That’s so me!! 🙂

Allegro November 4, - 8:11 pm

I love the Give Thanks Platter. great item!

dawn November 4, - 6:45 pm

I really love the present chips and dip tray.

Susan C November 4, - 6:41 pm

I love the Fiesta Stripe Luncheon Napkins and the Chili Pepper Snack Tray-such fun for taco night!
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Bridget Michelle Combs November 4, - 6:07 pm

I love the Fall Leaf Chip and Dip Tray

Sabriya November 4, - 5:54 pm

I love the cheese server. I would love to have to displayed at my table during the Holiday to serve my Family and Friends. The napkins would be a great addition as I plan on serving nice beverages during the holiday.

Shawna Chambers November 4, - 4:10 pm

The Santa Chip and Dip Tray is too cute! I would love to have this.

Darcy November 4, - 4:06 pm

I like the Have A Drink Coasters!

Cheryl Dunlap November 4, - 3:51 pm

How appropriate for this time of year.

Jennifer November 4, - 3:18 pm

i love the present chips and dip tray! Too cute!

Talitha Lee November 4, - 3:12 pm

Love the Why do dishes when you can do daiquiris” Magnet. Too cool. Thanks for the contest!

Rhonda November 4, - 3:00 pm

I like the Cauldron Dip Bowl Set

Angela Winesburg November 4, - 2:20 pm

I love the Snowman Appetizer Serving Tray, thanks!

Addeviant November 4, - 10:45 am

love the cauldron dip bowl! Uber cute!

Rosie November 4, - 9:56 am

I’d like the Snowman Appetizer Serving Tray for my Christmas party.

Nicole D. November 4, - 9:53 am

I love the Cork Wine Glass Charms! Very unique!

Melissa Resnick November 4, - 9:47 am

i would go with the Snowman Appetizer Serving Tray

Aisling November 4, - 5:33 am

The Touchdown Lazy Susan would be a fun addition to our “football” table.

J Chaborek November 4, - 2:51 am

Wow, the background of Hostess Jo’s site is trippy! I’m Christmas addicted, so I’m going with a fab Christmas item: Sleigh Spreader Set.

sherry gibbs November 4, - 2:26 am

I adore the lightbulb spreader set!

Diana November 4, - 1:17 am

Love the winter cardinal collection!

Bambi M November 4, - 1:16 am

I love the fall leaf chip and dip tray! It’d make serving snacks so much easier!

Ashley November 4, - 12:25 am

i love the Cauldron Dip Bowl set, i love having haloween parties!

Pamela S November 3, - 11:43 pm

I think the chip and dip pumpkin tray is so cute! It would be great for a Thanksgiving gathering. Thanks so much!

Andrea Benson November 3, - 10:25 pm

Christmas Bulb Shaped plate is fantastic! Every year I have a charity Christmas cookie exchange and always looking for festive, unique serving platters!

Tonya Martinez November 3, - 10:00 pm

I love:
Vintage Wine Bottle Cheese Server & the Paradise Martini Glasses.

Halle November 3, - 9:41 pm

Christmas Bulb Shaped Plate Set of Four is awesome and Drink Me Flutes are great!

karen November 3, - 9:01 pm

I love the gingerbread man plate and the christmas bulb shaped plates!

Diane Baum November 3, - 8:56 pm

The sunshine and laughter guest towels are too cute.

katie November 3, - 6:14 pm

I like the Sombrero Chip and Dip server!

Molly K November 3, - 5:07 pm

I love the Football 3 Part Condiment Server. We have a ton of football parties every year and that would be perfect.

JMARIE November 3, - 1:07 pm

I’d love to have the Jeweled Butterfly Bottle Stopper

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy Scott November 3, - 12:32 pm

The snowman plate is adorable.

Mandy November 3, - 11:25 am

I love the Candy Corn Serving Bowl Set. Also on my list is the Santa Chip and Dip tray!

Kristin Price November 3, - 11:12 am

I love the Chip and Dip Pumpkin Tray!

Kimberly November 3, - 10:34 am

The wine bottle cork cage is really neat. I would like 2: one to give as a gift and one to fill up myself. 🙂

Erma November 3, - 10:33 am

I like the Bountiful Harvest Platter.

D Bates November 3, - 9:36 am

i really like the snow man plate

Jill Myrick November 2, - 11:15 pm

My favorite holiday items are the Santa Platter and the Snowman Bowl and Spreader Set.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.


Maree November 2, - 11:01 pm

Loving the fiesta group. I would like to send the margarita set to my brother who just had his first frozen margarita in Austin when he visited me from Australia.

Kimberly R November 2, - 10:12 pm

The candy corn serving bowl set is absolutely adorable for Halloween.

Annette E November 2, - 6:47 pm

I could really use the Snowman Appetizer Serving Tray.

cara November 2, - 6:45 pm

This is the most beautiful set ever!

Anne November 2, - 4:36 pm

My favorite was the Chip and Dip Pumpkin Tray
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autie November 2, - 4:24 pm

I like Touchdown Field Chip and Dip

Gayle J November 2, - 12:18 pm

I really like the Paradise Beverage glasses’

Audrey Morgan November 2, - 11:20 am

I love Christmas with family and friends. The Entertaining Red Square Plates 10.5 inch would be so pretty to use during the holidays. Thankyou 🙂

Damla November 2, - 9:23 am

I like the Snowman Appetizer Serving Tray.

Deb K November 2, - 3:06 am

I also love the Sombrero Chip and Dip!

Nanci K November 1, - 10:04 pm

I like the Ice Shooters

Jackee November 1, - 9:52 pm

I must have the Vintage Label Bar Trivet! Adorable and fab!

scottsgal November 1, - 9:49 pm

Definitely the cheese server, we have wine and cheese parties and this is great

Kathleen T November 1, - 9:22 pm

I like the chip and dip pumpkin tray – too cute!

Betty King November 1, - 5:37 pm

I really like the Wine Bottle Cork cage for $24.95…very interesting and something I think I would like to have.

Karey November 1, - 5:36 pm

I love the cheese server. We are huge cheese-a-holics in my group of friends and Cheese is a must have at every party!
Thanks for the great blog!

Rosey November 1, - 5:01 pm

I like the Cauldron Dip Bowl set. I wish I’d had that over the Halloween holiday!

Thank you!

Nancy November 1, - 3:45 pm

I like the Sunshine and Laughter Guest Towel.

Linda Lansford November 1, - 11:05 am

I like Ladybug Poppy Apron

Fiadhnat McGrath November 1, - 6:58 am

I never heard of glass stick ’ems before this – these have got to be my favourite.

Theresa Clift October 31, - 8:33 pm

These are absolutely fab!Paradise Martini Glasses wouldn’t they be great at a party?

Leslie Price October 31, - 8:05 pm

I’m a Halloween fanatic, so I have to go with the Happy Haunting plate and the cauldron dip set!

Courtney S October 31, - 7:37 pm

The Drink Me Flutes would be my must haves!

Marjorie Whitney October 31, - 4:19 pm

The Brown and Pink Polka Dot Apron is very cute, and I’d love to own or give this.

Deborah Wellenstein October 31, - 3:54 pm

The Plate Happy Haunting is very cute and I must have it! Thanks!

tracy davis October 31, - 12:08 pm

I love all their seasonal products, especially these: Candy Corn Serving Bowl Set, Pumpkin Platter Fall Leaf Chip and Dip Tray

Kristie October 31, - 11:29 am

I LOVE the Chip and Dip Pumpkin Tray!

Linda October 31, - 10:37 am

The Touchdown Lazy Susan would be perfect for our football party!

Sharon Harmon October 31, - 8:42 am

The Snowman Appetizer Serving Tray is really neat and cute!
I would LOVE to have the Gingerbread Man Plate!! He’s darling and I collect gingerbread men!
Happy Halloween!

Monique Rizzo October 31, - 2:40 am

Love the Red Square plates. Thanks for the chance.

angie October 31, - 2:28 am

The Christmas Bulb Shaped Plate Set of Four is adorable. What a great way to serve at Christmas.

Devonay October 31, - 1:39 am

So many things to love! I’ve narrowed it down to two choices for the sake of leaving this comment. The Snowman Platter and the Entertaining Red Square Plates 10.5 inch.

Meredith October 30, - 11:21 pm

I love the the give thanks platter.

Elsie October 30, - 11:20 pm

The sombrero chip and dip bowls can be used often,
Viva! What a sweet surprise!

From the lady who loves cardinals,as they brighten up her eyes!
(Also my state bird, visits my backyard often)

Tonya Froemel October 30, - 10:23 pm

I love the Merry Christmas Tree Platter

Michelle Draveski October 30, - 9:05 pm

the candy corn stuff cracks me up

Kelly Ann T. October 30, - 5:47 pm

I like the Fall Leaf Chip and Dip Tray

Angela R. October 30, - 5:46 pm

I would love to use the Pearl Small Cheese Plate with Spreader

Lauralee Hensley October 30, - 5:38 pm

I really these are fab and needed items for entertaining:
The Sleigh Spreader Set, the Joy Plates, The Snowman Appetizer Serving Tray, the Snowman Plate and also the Ornament Shaped Bowl. Good luck to all.

paige chandler October 30, - 5:32 pm

The wooden muddler and bar trivets would make for and AB FAB evening of fun.

susan varney October 30, - 5:11 pm

the Entertaining Red Square Plates

Lorna October 30, - 4:43 pm

Ohh the Butterfly-Shaped Ice Tray is great! I’d love to have it =)

Heather October 30, - 4:24 pm

I like the Entertaining Red Square Plates 10.5 inch!! Very Cool

Huguette English October 30, - 1:55 pm

I absolutely love the Entertaining Red Square Plates!!

Chacoy October 30, - 10:38 am

Every party has a host/hostess and you need to bring a gift, so I chose the Urban Garden Glass Coasters. Although some of her other things were “Great”, I had to pick something a little gender neutral. But I would definately take one of the flasks:O

Courtney October 30, - 10:20 am

I love Hostess Jo! My favorites are the winter/Cardinal cheese server & coordinating napkins.

Lori October 30, - 6:46 am

Oh, my kids would love the Cauldron Dip Bowl & Spreader Set, great for a Halloween party!
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Tari Lawson October 30, - 6:45 am

I like the Cauldron Dip Bowl & Spreader Set for Halloween entertaining.

Mary Preston October 30, - 3:56 am

The Paradise Beverage Glasses are divine. They scream party time.

April J October 30, - 1:56 am

I love the Sleigh Spreader Set, it would be great for holiday parties.

Catie October 30, - 12:19 am

Hi there 🙂
I love everything the fav’s have to be the xmas things – esp the winter cardinal set

Jean Badgley October 30, - 12:13 am

I had never heard of Hostess Jo before…thanks for sending me over there…What a great site…I loved everything!! I especially like the holiday serving bowls.

marian October 29, - 11:09 pm

Beautiful giveaway my fingers are crossed and I love entertaining in the holiday season. I would love the gingerbread and snowman plate for a christmas party.Thanks for the giveaway.Marian

Emil Croskey October 29, - 9:53 pm

I like the wine and cocktail accessories. A good wine for the holidays is great

Stephanie Grant October 29, - 9:52 pm

I would love to have the Football 3 Part Condiment Server

Pat B October 29, - 6:44 pm

I love the Ornament Shaped Bowl and the Joy Plates

kathy dunaway October 29, - 6:41 pm

I think the Snowman Appetizer Serving Tray is really cute.I need a new one for the Holidays:)
Thanks for the giveaway.

Laura October 29, - 4:11 pm

I love the harvest tureen bowl. Perfect for the first time I’m hosting thanksgiving.

Lisa October 29, - 4:06 pm

I would love to entertain with the Snowman Plate and Snowman Bowl and Spreader Set, it’s so cute!

Mary October 29, - 3:49 pm

Those red square plates are great.

Peter October 29, - 3:39 pm

Chip & Dip for parties. I really like the way the little things help make a holiday or birthday special for family and friends.

meghan October 29, - 3:17 pm

I must have the football & goal post chip & dip.
It’s a must have in my household.

Thanks for teh chance to win!

Jessalyn Marshall October 29, - 2:53 pm

I love the 3 pc CandyCorn bowls. How cute for Halloween parties or just handing out candy in them.

Margaret Smith October 29, - 2:02 pm

I love the Four Piece Smiley Face Cheese Knife Set. What a great selection of products. We entertain often and there is a number of items that I have my eye on. Thanks so much.

Heidi October 29, - 1:34 pm

I LOVE the my favorite bottle stoppers. So pretty!

Glenda October 29, - 12:37 pm

The pumpkin chip and dip! Love the colors in the Harvest line.

Sarah October 29, - 11:53 am

I really like the wine bottle and wine glass holders – perfect for a vineyard picnic!

Lizz October 29, - 11:28 am

It’s so hard to pick just one thing I love.. but since I enjoy a good cocktail I love love the Wine and Cocktail Accessories!!!!

Amber G October 29, - 10:48 am

I think the Santa Chip and Dip tray is just fab!

Maureen October 29, - 10:36 am

I love the Entertaining Red Square Plates 10.5 inch and the Sleigh Spreader Set. They are just fabulous. They would be a big hit with younger guests at the gathering as well.
The plate would be the perfect item to put out santas cookies.

Jules October 29, - 10:21 am

Well besides the winter cardinal set, I love the ornament shaped bowls and bulb shaped plates! (Can you tell I am full Christmas mode?) But I really love the fiesta sets too, I kinda have a thing for mexican food and parties (=

Carol October 29, - 10:06 am

I love all their seasonal products, especially these: Candy Corn Serving Bowl Set, Pumpkin Platter Fall Leaf Chip and Dip Tray

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