Party Tutorial Contest #2

A year ago, I had an aha moment. I realized that I had spent most of my thirties focusing on the kids and being a mom. I think Dawn of Not Just A Mommy sums it up perfectly when she says, "it can't be just about the kids". That same week, I signed up for a photography class, hit the gym for the first time in ten years, and started this blog.

My official one year blogging anniversary isn't until June 13th, but I couldn't resist the urge to start the celebration a little early. What a better way to get the party started than with another Party Tutorial Contest.

Lacey, Paula, and Candace were the sponsors from the first contest, but I wanted to keep the name of the fourth judge under wraps until now...

It's such an honor to have Kate as our special guest judge. She was the very first person to feature my parties on her blog, and has continued to be a true inspiration to me and so many others.

Lacey admits that she has an obsession with kraft boxes/bags, washi tape, and baker's twine. Her shop, Le Box Boutique, provides eco-friendly gift packaging, gift consulting, graphic design, and photography services.

Paula is a brilliant invitations designer and party stylist, and a pro when it comes to DIY projects. As one of my first blog followers, I'm thrilled that she's on board to help me celebrate this milestone.

Candace - Candy and Cake

Serving the Saskatoon area, Candy and Cake offers cakes and confections baked from scratch. Candace's blog is dedicated to creative cakes and party planning. As she puts it, "what is a party without a cake anyway?"

Again, the judges will be looking for party tutorials that are creative and easy to follow.

Since the contest will be opened to everyone this time, our sponspors are offering digital prizes totaling over $200.

1st Place

Bird is giving the lucky winner a $50 gift certificate to her shop, plus 3 months of sidebar ad space -- a total value of $80. Have your 125px x 125px button seen by 50,000 unique visitors each month!

2nd Place

Get this -- the runner-up will receive a custom designed party pack from Love Party Printables worth $80. The pack includes party circles, invitations, tented cards, banner, napkin rings, straw flags, labels, favor tags and water bottle labels.

3rd Place

Shop for custom party printables with a $50 gift certificate from Lindi of Love the Day. Sweet!

To enter your DIY party project(s), you must:
1. Be a blog follower or Facebook fan of Pure Joy Events.
2. Mention the contest on your blog, Facebook page, or Twitter.


  1. Wishing you a very happy & fulfilling 1st year "blog birthday"! Your posts never fail to inspire your readers, like me!

  2. happy first blog anniversary!

  3. Congratulations on a fabulous first year, Christine! Hope you have many more :)

  4. Thanks, ladies! Your support means a lot to me!

  5. Woohooo! Congratulations on a wonderful first year Christine!!! Wishing you many, many more :)

  6. Happy anniversary! I can't wait to link up my tutorial!!!

  7. Hi Christine-- what a great contest!! Congratulations on your upcoming first year anniversary:} I am so happy you are doing something you love for yourself--- it's so important!!

  8. Woo-hoo! It totally can't be about them! Happy Blogiversary, mine is coming up too!

  9. It took me a while, but I finally got it! Yes, moms don't have to feel guilty for having some "me" time.

  10. Yippee!! Happy Birthday! So happy to be apart of this.

  11. Happy anniversary ! Thanks for your lovely comment on my treatboxes

  12. Happy Anniversary! What a milestone! Thanks for the contest and for inviting me over!

  13. Happy Anniversary. I am entering my tutorial for custom drink umbrellas (with free printable patterns):

  14. I am also entering my tutorial for mustache bash favor bags:

  15. Also entering my tissue pom tutorial. It's a great addition to any party or dessert table!

  16. And if it's not too much to enter another...recycled crayon party favors are always a hit!

  17. Wishing you a very happy & fulfilling 1st year "blog birthday"! Your posts never fail to inspire your readers..


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