Celebrate with Style® Announces Contest Inviting Readers to Share Their Party-Planning Success Stories

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People who submit "Better than I'd imagined" party-planning details can win a $250 gift certificate, to be awarded each month.

When planning parties and events, we think it's great to do everything yourself -- if that's what you want to do and you're able to do it

In keeping with its mission to be "Your guide to creating the celebrations that make life so much richer," http://www.celebratewithstyle.com announces its "Better Than I'd Imagined" contest, to showcase readers' party-planning successes.

"All of us love to read about fabulous celebrity parties and lavish fundraising galas attended by A-list guests," said publisher JoAnne Alter. "Throughout the year, though, millions of women and men also create amazingly imaginative and wonderful parties -- for their families, friends, and to benefit thousands of worthy organizations. But they don't get the recognition that they deserve."

Celebrate with Style® is giving these talented party planners attention and publicity. "Better Than I'd Imagined" is a contest expressly designed to feature readers' party-planning successes. It will give smart and resourceful hosts and hostesses well-deserved "Congratulations," as well as the chance to win $250 each month. And it will provide readers with a steady stream of fresh ideas and success strategies to help them create successful celebrations of their own.

Contest submissions can relate to parties of any type -- kids' birthdays, coming-of-age celebrations, holiday gatherings, wedding-related events such as bridal showers or bachelorette parties, baby showers, milestone birthdays or anniversaries, fundraisers, business outings or parties, "just-for-fun" get-togethers or any other events.

Selected entries will be published on the http://www.celebratewithstyle.com Web site. In addition, all those who submit details of their successful parties will automatically be entered in a monthly drawing for a $250 gift certificate.

"Our focus is on the many reasons that all of us have to celebrate, and on making both formal and informal occasions special. We offer readers clever, easy ideas and party-planning how-to guides to help them create and enjoy stylish celebrations of all types," said Alter.

"When planning parties and events, we think it's great to do everything yourself -- if that's what you want to do and you're able to do it," she continued. "But we also believe that it's fine to share party planning and preparation with friends and family members. Even easier is to call in the party pros who can help you create a fabulous, less-stress celebration that gives you more time to enjoy yourself before and during the event.

"Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer or you're hiring top-notch event planners or other party professionals, Celebrate with Style® is already the go-to resource for great ideas and valuable pointers from a variety of party-planning experts. We're excited about this contest and the opportunity it gives us to showcase readers' talents, and to offer even more useful tips, every day," Alter said.

The "Better than I'd Imagined" contest is quick and easy to enter. Readers simply submit details of successful parties that they've hosted. An easy-to-fill-in form provides space for describing party details. Among them: the reason for the celebration, number of guests, party décor, party food served, and the special touches that made the party sensational.

The deadline for August entries is August 31st. Winners will be announced the second week of September.

For details about the contest, visit http://www.celebratewithstyle.com. Readers can also see the first "Better than I'd imagined" party success story -- a fabulous "barnyard bash" petting zoo party for 75 guests, planned by a busy New York mom for her daughter's first birthday.

About Celebratewithstyle.com:
Celebratewithstyle.com is the first "guide to creating the celebrations that make life so much richer." It features information on planning memorable parties for family members and friends, as well as holiday, business, social, and fundraising events. The site offers expert advice on festive foods, décor, dress-up fashion, and beauty. And it provides party planning tools for kids' birthdays, coming-of-age celebrations and wedding-related festivities.

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