22 March 2010

You Voted Best Entertaining Tip - Entertaining Guru Announced

I have had an overwhelming response to my previous "You Be The Judge -Who Wins Best entertaining Tip", the current comment count is 155, but I have about 212 comments that await moderation.

I would like to thank everyone who voted, or who noted their choices and especially to those of you who added your own entertaining tips. This was a pretty successful contest, and I plan to do more like this.




As a recap I wanted to give you a snippet of the original post that spurned this contest.
The most successful host & hostesses have an arsenal of tricks they have tucked away in their little entertaining hats. Cabinets and pantries stand at attention year-round, stocked with dinnerware, decorations and edibles. These entertaining geniuses can layout their hospitable spreads within moments of a surprise pop-in or short notice dinner party.

If you are one of these people - lucky you, you have mastered the art of snatching a mini quiche from the masters' hand IMDB. For those of you who aren't entertaining gurus - you have much to learn, and remain the grasshoppers W of social hospitality. - Dec. 11 2009
That was really the spirit behind this contest -  with 12 bloggers inputting a total of 16 entertaining tips, I asked readers to vote for their favorite tip. The tip that stood out among the rest  for readers was YESIamblond's second contribution.

YESIamblond
"Buy Fortune Cookies. Have each guest read fortune out loud to group adding "in bed" at the end of reading their fortune, as in "You will find much prosperity...in bed". Makes for a funny gut-busting mixer, really gets the party rolling."





YESIamblond has won a coupon for a  free Nancy's Frozen Appetizer. Congratulations & thanks so much for participating in the "Entertaining Guru" contest!












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I am feeling unlucky here that I cannot participate in that competition. Next time, I will definitely participate in the competition. So, when will the next competition will begin?

4:08 AM, June 21, 2010 Reply  

This includes attending free events instead of paid entertainment.

5:52 AM, June 21, 2010 Reply  

good....congrulations guys,,

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5:18 AM, June 22, 2010 Reply  

I would like to thank everyone who voted, or who noted their choices and especially to those of you who added your own entertaining tips. This was a pretty successful contest, and I plan to do more like this.


2fun

Congratulations fro winner! really great idea of you...:)

6:28 AM, June 22, 2010 Reply  

Love the ideas on this website and the fortune cookie one was great! Will be using this for sure!

8:32 AM, June 22, 2010 Reply  

If I was able to participate with the voting, I would surely vote for you. You are just very genuine. You deserve the award!

12:47 AM, June 23, 2010 Reply  

Congrats for win this award i like this blog its a nice blog which share a nice info.
Thanks and keep it up.

2:43 AM, June 23, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations for this nice competition!

5:50 PM, June 23, 2010 Reply  

That's a really great entertaining tip. I've been to many parties and gatherings that would have been so so much better if they took some of these tips into account :)

4:13 AM, June 24, 2010 Reply  

I would like to congratulate the winner.soom

4:17 AM, June 24, 2010 Reply  

I read your blog many a times and find the post really interesting this was really a nice post on the competition. Keep it up!!!!

4:20 AM, June 24, 2010 Reply  

great post on the comptition. always a admirer of your blog. waiting for many more to come.

4:29 AM, June 24, 2010 Reply  

Nice Post
Thanks for sharing nice post sharing with us.

5:10 AM, June 24, 2010 Reply  

Well i call that host or hostess the best who can manage the environment of the show and move people thoughts according to his will

well done to all who took part. congrats to the winner

1:44 AM, June 25, 2010 Reply  

was an article I liked. Thanks for sharing...

4:50 AM, June 25, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for this site and congratulation.I looking for a site like this.

11:54 AM, June 25, 2010 Reply  

I think i must try it to have some fun around in my friends...

12:35 PM, June 25, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations, you deserve it.

12:03 AM, June 26, 2010 Reply  

What appetizer did you get? lol

1:21 AM, June 26, 2010 Reply  

They are really great posts and the contents are really awesome.we wish you plan this kind of unique and entertaining contest in future... congrats for winner Thanks for sharing it.

4:48 AM, June 26, 2010 Reply  

Great competition. A really good idea!
Greetings from Germany, Laura

Hgh
4:02 AM, June 27, 2010 Reply  

Congrats to the winner. I missed it.

5:00 PM, June 27, 2010 Reply  

Congrats on the award. You're the best.

8:00 AM, June 28, 2010 Reply  

This is a great read, and good for learning some new ideas for sure. I look forward to more!

12:12 PM, June 29, 2010 Reply  

awesome post,i really enjoy this post thanks for sharing such a nice and delicious post.soom

10:23 PM, June 30, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations to the winner. Thank you for the share.

10:31 PM, June 30, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations to the winner. Thank you for the share.

7:05 AM, July 01, 2010 Reply  

I should have seen the post before and joined in. I think that was fun. But still, I want to congratulate YESIamblond. I haven't joined any online contests before, perhaps the next time you run a contest just like this, I'll have my chance!

7:28 AM, July 02, 2010 Reply  

Good post, Thank you for all these interesting information, it is a very important site.
http://01-business.blogspot.com

Wow its great to hear that you run such contests and all and this is true that these gets people to take more interest in your blog.

Nice! When is the next contest to be held?

12:34 PM, July 04, 2010 Reply  

very nice awards competition..ilike it

I must say that was been a great competition, it promotes health living too.Thank you for the update!

10:59 AM, July 05, 2010 Reply  

ery nice award. Congrats to the winner. Wonderfully done

12:07 AM, July 07, 2010 Reply  

nice post, thanks

11:57 AM, July 07, 2010 Reply  

Excellent post, many interesting points. I believe 6 of days ago, I have saw a similar blog. Does anyone know how to track future posts?

1:52 PM, July 07, 2010 Reply  

division of time is really good information and sharing liked. Thanks again

3:33 PM, July 07, 2010 Reply  

I've seen something like that in facebook - the "in bed" thing. Its really cool and funny. The winner is deserving to win.

9:59 PM, July 07, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations on winning, keep up the good work. subscribing to your feeds now

Congratulations!!!
This award is so great

1:20 PM, July 08, 2010 Reply  

I also wanna congratulate you buddy, keep coming..

5:28 PM, July 08, 2010 Reply  

Hey Congrats for the award and you deserved it.You have a very nice blog and you too so keep posting it.

7:23 PM, July 08, 2010 Reply  

Excellent post, I really liked your writing style and have added your blog to my frequent lists. Looking forward to your future work.

2:15 AM, July 09, 2010 Reply  

The contest seems to be an unique and different one.Congratulations to winner for this award.

7:49 PM, July 10, 2010 Reply  

congratulations for teh winner! :)

10:30 PM, July 10, 2010 Reply  

congratulations to you! you deserve that. you have a very good and artistic blog. it really caught my eye. and i am amazed by how interesting this is. more power to you!

1:23 PM, July 11, 2010 Reply  

Absolutely cool competition :) Congrats to the winner!

2:28 AM, July 12, 2010 Reply  

Congratulation you on success. I think you're doing great job! Nice awards competition, I like it and thanks for sharing with us..!!

7:39 AM, July 12, 2010 Reply  

I like the idea with the fortune cookies.Congratilations to the winner.

3:02 AM, July 13, 2010 Reply  

I hope to take part in the competition the next time. Organize it soon!

3:06 AM, July 13, 2010 Reply  

This image really deserved the price and of course thats why people most voted it.

4:37 AM, July 13, 2010 Reply  

This image really nice designed and this win the price. I also want to vote it.

12:09 AM, July 14, 2010 Reply  

Really good competition. Congrats!!

8:26 AM, July 14, 2010 Reply  

You must be a guru of making such a beautiful and themed image like this one in your blog post.

2:27 PM, July 14, 2010 Reply  

The fortune cookie "in bed" routine is one that I've used at dinner parties and restaurants many times and it never gets old.

10:36 PM, July 14, 2010 Reply  

Awesome imagination. Congratulation.

11:41 PM, July 14, 2010 Reply  

Congratulation and nice award! Hope you keep winning in the future..

6:44 AM, July 15, 2010 Reply  

I think its great method to get entertainment ideas. Congratulations..

7:44 AM, July 15, 2010 Reply  

This looks fantastic! Thank you so much for this informative post.

11:55 PM, July 15, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations to the winner, its awards like this which make life all that more pleasurable.

12:15 AM, July 16, 2010 Reply  

This is a very helpful post, I was looking for this information. Just so you know I located your blog site when I was doing research for blogs like mine, so please check out my site sometime and leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

2:53 AM, July 16, 2010 Reply  

Well done to the winner. These competitions are absolutely great. Next year?

4:08 AM, July 16, 2010 Reply  

It;s a really great post! it's the first time to be here but it won't be the last untill then keep blogging.Im really happy that you got the award! you really deserve it!

Thanks

10:13 AM, July 16, 2010 Reply  

Wow thank you very much, just what I was searching for!

5:35 AM, July 17, 2010 Reply  

thanks for sharing.. i like reading this posting..
bestregards

6:07 AM, July 17, 2010 Reply  

Very Good Awards Competition! Congratulation to Winner. The idea of the fortune cookies was Good.

9:44 AM, July 17, 2010 Reply  

My heartful congrats to all the winners of this contest.

12:09 AM, July 18, 2010 Reply  

Too bad I missed the voting, but still, congrats to the winner! Love the site btw, I've been reading it quite a bit these days.

4:01 AM, July 18, 2010 Reply  

Competition is for improve everyone skill their field...Congrats YESIamblond won a coupon.And thanks for giving tips...
specially thanks for Amber who provide this blogs...

7:00 AM, July 18, 2010 Reply  

nice award.
Congrats to the winner!! :)

6:18 AM, July 19, 2010 Reply  

WOW,
Very great post
Thanks

7:43 PM, July 19, 2010 Reply  

Wow.. I really missed this one

10:59 PM, July 19, 2010 Reply  

lovely blog...exceptional recipies......110% YUM.

1:27 AM, July 20, 2010 Reply  

I have find here a great stuff here.Thanks have this sharing.

1:38 AM, July 20, 2010 Reply  

I think it is really a different blog with have a nice them.I watch it with have a cup of tea.

2:39 AM, July 20, 2010 Reply  

its best way to choose or explore creative ideas. Its nice competition congrats to the winner.

1:14 PM, July 20, 2010 Reply  

Nice work all you winners

Congratulation to YESIamblond.i was very disappointed of missing that contest.But i am ready for next one as you are planning.

8:21 AM, July 21, 2010 Reply  

Wow! Very nice award. Congrats to the winner. Wonderfully done !!!!

12:42 AM, July 22, 2010 Reply  

Great news. Congrats and keep going.

11:37 AM, July 22, 2010 Reply  

I really like eating so I definitely check so many food sites here. Those are really perfect pictures. I was like drooling here. Hope to check some of these deserts and taste them. hmmmmmmm...Love it

10:32 PM, July 22, 2010 Reply  

awesome post! thanks for sharing..
I'm going to share this post to my friends! :)

12:57 AM, July 23, 2010 Reply  

Всем привет!

2:02 AM, July 23, 2010 Reply  

Cool ... Nice Competition and hearty wishes to winners

2:27 AM, July 23, 2010 Reply  

They are really great posts and the contents are really awesome.we wish you plan this kind of unique and entertaining contest in future... congrats for winner Thanks for sharing it.

5:42 AM, July 23, 2010 Reply  

Also from me congratulations for the winner! Very interesting blog and i always like to come back!!

9:21 AM, July 23, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for article, keep up the good job.

5:59 AM, July 24, 2010 Reply  

This is a great idea.
Such a contest gets a lot of interest from the readers. Congratulations for the idea and congratulations for the awards.

6:27 PM, July 24, 2010 Reply  

congratz very cool.

1:47 AM, July 25, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations! You really deserve the award because your blogs and your website is so nice.

11:50 AM, July 25, 2010 Reply  

wowww congratulations for that award...!

12:01 PM, July 25, 2010 Reply  

Congratz on the Award!! :D keep it up :D

H.O
12:51 PM, July 25, 2010 Reply  

I have just started reading your blog some more, and saw the previous post... I did not have a chance to vote, but I LOVED the idea.

my wife and I use all the tips when we can now!

m.L. A. D. b
1:09 PM, July 25, 2010 Reply  

Nice awards competition, I like it, thanks for sharing it with us, its worth reading!

5:43 PM, July 25, 2010 Reply  

Congrats for the best contestant award for the tips. A hard and wise work is always highly paid.

2:54 PM, July 26, 2010 Reply  

Congatulation to winner ! I desired to thank you for this exceptional read

HH
3:23 PM, July 26, 2010 Reply  

I really appreciate you,I'm really pleased that you got the award! you really deserve it!

2:35 AM, July 27, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations ! This award is so great.

Congratulation, what contest is it?
the contest is about the best category, isn't it?
congratulation..

4:36 AM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

congratulations for the best contestant award. some very good points here that all bloggers can start implementing.

6:47 AM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

it is first time to me to see your blog..and finally I'm really pleased that you got the award

7:54 AM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

Really well you post! Really very useful information!

8:26 AM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations to the winner. Thanks to the author for collecting a lot of really good tips.

8:11 PM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

Thank you so much for sharing that post... You know I love that image above... It look nice and exceptional... Thank a lot... I really appreciate it...

9:40 PM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

My hearty Congratulations to the winner. Tips are always helpful. you should be very happy to have these many well wishers around you.

9:42 PM, July 28, 2010 Reply  

Congratulation for award. Good luck.

1:34 AM, July 29, 2010 Reply  

Waww !
Well done and congratulations!!!

10:55 PM, July 29, 2010 Reply  

nice dude:)

2:01 AM, July 30, 2010 Reply  

This is very entertaining, I have read some of tips, and the one that I found the most funny was reading your fortune cookies and adding in bed in the end. I have tried it and it was very funny!

4:50 AM, July 30, 2010 Reply  

Con grates for the winning the prizes. All the best for future to write some more beneficial information.

2:01 AM, August 02, 2010 Reply  

I really appreciate you,I'm really pleased that you got the award! you really deserve it!

5:54 AM, August 02, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations ! This award is so great.

7:46 AM, August 02, 2010 Reply  

Very interesting competition, then publish the results please :O

11:57 AM, August 02, 2010 Reply  

Congrats to the winners

gio
3:19 PM, August 02, 2010 Reply  

i want to join and send congrats to the winner

You really deserve it
best regards

10:04 PM, August 02, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations to award winner!

4:22 AM, August 03, 2010 Reply  

I appreciate your attitude and intention to show the right ways and paths.

1:11 PM, August 03, 2010 Reply  

Great post with very great contents. So keep it up. Congrats for the award and Thanks for share this one.

1:41 PM, August 03, 2010 Reply  

I also love reading and cooking dicutir articles.
But really this blog is cumpridíssimo

1:43 PM, August 03, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations and excellent work! You deserve the award.

2:46 AM, August 04, 2010 Reply  

wow congratulations for that award.

3:02 AM, August 05, 2010 Reply  

Hostess the best who can manage the environment of the show, Your posts are always the greatest to read. Of course that may be just me

11:55 AM, August 05, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for sharing with us and links.

1:21 PM, August 05, 2010 Reply  

Accept my congratulations. Well done.

of course! though I only visit on your blog very often most of your posts are quite adorable. congrats!

11:29 PM, August 05, 2010 Reply  

I would like to congratulate YESIamblond, for winning Entertaining Guru" contest! And also to entertaining guru award this is a successful contest.

12:38 AM, August 06, 2010 Reply  

brand new award ..... nice one..... Congratulations to the winner.

3:23 PM, August 06, 2010 Reply  

Congratulation for the great achievement. I really appreciate you and your work.

9:21 PM, August 06, 2010 Reply  

I miss many things since I checked the website. I hung up at garage sales lately. But i want say it is really great! I can collect a lot of cookbooks at garage sales and I also write a lot of your tips and advice.

1:50 AM, August 07, 2010 Reply  

I love it! Great contest and I am def going to be using the fortune cookie idea at my next mixer. Thanks for the ideas and keep it coming.

10:24 AM, August 08, 2010 Reply  

Congratulate!!! From a reader who wishes you all the best .. THANKS!!!!

3:31 AM, August 09, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for sharing in the hands of health

12:48 AM, August 19, 2010 Reply  

It’s so nice of you to give these info. They are really great posts and the contents are really awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

12:12 PM, August 25, 2010 Reply  

This award is the result of your hard work and because of your hard work you really deserve for this.

11:07 AM, August 28, 2010 Reply  

nice post. Thanks for sharing it with us. Keep on posting great post.

1:22 AM, August 31, 2010 Reply  

I was reading through your blog. It was very good. I will keep visiting your blog. Thanks

11:43 PM, September 26, 2010 Reply  

nice post. Thanks for sharing it with us. Keep on posting great post.

2:05 AM, September 27, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for the great article.
I will follow your suggestion.

3:00 PM, October 03, 2010 Reply  

Sounds really interesting and reminds me of the TV show "My Kitchen Rules" P.S. Love the Fortune Cookies tip - priceless!!

1:29 AM, October 05, 2010 Reply  

I've been a silent visitor of your blog for some time now and i really think you have great followers on your blog plus the tips you share here is really useful.

4:15 AM, October 05, 2010 Reply  

well to be honest its rocking i wish i had one like this.

10:23 AM, October 19, 2010 Reply  

It is a thing most wondrous to be praised by one's peers. Well done.

3:33 AM, November 09, 2010 Reply  

I like the idea with the fortune cookies.

9:59 PM, November 12, 2010 Reply  

Congratulations to winners! Missed the fun!

1:39 PM, November 15, 2010 Reply  

It is a thing most wondrous to be recognised by one's peers. Well Done

5:02 AM, November 20, 2010 Reply  

wow congratulations..
Great Job.

7:37 AM, November 26, 2010 Reply  

I like the idea with the fortune cookies. Should try it some time. I think the whole subject ears more attention since a meal is not all about the food but also about decoration and other creative ideas by the host.

1:43 PM, November 29, 2010 Reply  

Congrats to the winner! I wish I wouldn't have missed out on this!
----
Justin
Recipe Club

1:28 AM, December 03, 2010 Reply  

Great work :)

2:18 AM, December 18, 2010 Reply  

I love cooking .. want a pdf or ebook so that i can read it in my kitchen please please please

any idea ???

1:34 AM, December 21, 2010 Reply  

I Would like to congratulate the winner.that's was something special for me.

1:20 PM, December 30, 2010 Reply  

I found your entry interesting thus I've added a Trackback to it on my weblog...

5:46 AM, January 03, 2011 Reply  

Thank you for sharing this! I found a few interesting sites here

4:35 AM, January 30, 2011 Reply  

Sounds like a great competition!

All the best,
Steven

2:25 AM, April 02, 2011 Reply  

congrats on the winner, thats one thing i should do before i get old, enter a cookin contest

4:26 AM, May 05, 2011 Reply  

Lots of Congratulations to you on winning this award...Keep up the good work.

12:50 PM, May 19, 2011 Reply  

This is really an interesting blog. I must appereciate the work.

12:56 PM, May 19, 2011 Reply  

i like the grasshopper its really unique

Guilherme
2:18 PM, May 19, 2011 Reply  

Greats ... Very fun this blog!

12:56 AM, May 23, 2011 Reply  

This was really a helpful post for me .Thanks a lot for sharing such a nice post in this blog. I had also bookmarked this post for my future use. Thanks a lot!

12:02 AM, July 04, 2011 Reply  

If you intend to share your leftovers with your guests, don't send them home with your good dishes and serving pieces.

11:11 AM, September 30, 2011 Reply  

I must admit that this contest of yours was quite amazing and unique. Too bad I found it about a year later, lol.
The idea to get people thinking and to be creative to win a prize is a great one. Its going to be a win-win situation for everyone. I would have gave it a try to see what the readers think about my entertaining suggestion.
I`m going to follow your blog, and maybe i`ll catch one of your great contests in the future.

Cheers.
Chris.

2:56 AM, October 24, 2011 Reply  

I want to congratulate that winner too. That was indeed a fun tip. That activity is really ineteresting.

10:53 PM, October 30, 2011 Reply  

WOW! This is out of my thought! Brilliant work.

6:50 AM, January 27, 2012 Reply  

That's great. I hope that you keep up the good work. Congratulations!

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