WIN the ULTIMATE “Valentine’s Day Basket” + Blog Hop

Love is in the air!  

As you know, I believe that all holidays—including Valentine’s Day—are a fun family affair, which is why I hate people poo-poo-ing Valentine’s Day.  Can you ever have too much love in your life??  I don’t think so, that’s for sure!  I LOVE having an excuse to go out of my way and make the day a bit more special for my family.  I would like to say that I remember to do that every day of the year, but that just ain’t the truth.  Life is busy, people.  Busy, hectic, and downright exhausting at times.  And that is why I love the holidays.  I love having a reason and a REMINDER to slow down and savor my family.  I have carried on my mama’s awesome traditions with my own kids, and I would love to share them with you!  You can read about them on my Heart Attack and Secret Cupid posts.

But here’s the thing: I think that Valentine’s Day is also a day for sweethearts.  Regardless of what type of marriage or relationship you are in, it NEVER hurts to do something special and out of the ordinary!  My hubs is about as wonderful as they come (seriously….I SOO do not deserve that good natured man!), but I still love knowing that there are days on which we are going to be reminded to slow down and think of one another.  Sometimes life gets in the way of romance, ya know?  

So if you are planning on celebrating your love this February, 14th 2014 then this giveaway is an incredible opportunity that you will NOT want to miss!  It is being organized by the amazingly fabulous Dating Divas!  I am SOOOO excited about this giveaway and CRAZY honored to have been invited to participate!

So, are you ready for this?! TWENTY-EIGHT of my FAVORITE bloggers have put together amazing Valentine’s Day baskets filled with everything you will need for fun, romantic night! That’s right, ladies… no more stressing over what to do or scrambling at the last minute to pull together a memorable evening.

Valentine’s Day is 100% planned for the lucky recipients of these twenty-eight gorgeous baskets!

Each of my blogging friends and I are giving away a unique themed date night basket valued at over $100 each to make your evening something you will treasure forever!

Here’s a peak at all 28 giveaway baskets:

OMG!  Win an amazing ready-made date basket in this awesome giveaway!!

Are you ready for a chance to enter 28 AMAZING Giveaways AND meet some of my favorite blogging friends?

Welcome to The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Basket + Blog Hop!!

Here’s What You Do:

#1) Get pumped to feast on all the delicious eye candy of the amazing giveaways you are about to enter!  This stuff is awesome!

#2) Scroll down further in this post to get a more DETAILED description of what I am giving away.

#3) Enter MY giveaway at the very bottom of the post.

#4) Time to start “blog-hopping!” Click on each of my friends’ links below & enter ALL of their giveaways!

#5) Definitely take time to check out each of these sites.  This is an awesome and varied  group of talented ladies! You are in for a REAL treat!!

Ready for a sneak peek of MY basket??  I had so much fun putting it together!  EEK!

Photo Booth Date Giveaway

Don’t worry, you will see ALL of the details of my basket below, but first let me show you where to hop around to check out these awesome blog and enter to win their date baskets.


Click on each link to view each site, and enter to win their “Valentine’s Date Night” basket. If you receive an error message, click to the blog’s home page. So much inspiration, right?!?

1. The Dating Divas 2. Bombshell Bling 3. Thirty Handmade Days 4. All Things Thrifty 5. Nobiggie 6. A Little Tipsy 7. The Crafting Chicks 8. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke 9. Skip To My Lou 10. Snap 11. Fun Cheap Or Free 12. Positively Spendid 13. My Sister’s Suitcase 14. The 36th Avenue 15. Smitten By 16. The Idea Room 17. 4 Men 1 Lady 18. Girl Loves Glam 19. The Diva Dish 20. Entirely Eventful Day 21. Tatertots & Jello 22. Just A Girl 23. Dollar Store Crafts 24. The SITS Girls 25. Lolly Jane 26. Design Dazzle 27. My Insanity 28. Not Just A Housewife


Now let’s take a closer look at my basket!  My basket is based around a date post from The Dating Divas called Photobooth Fun.  If you aren’t my lucky winner then you can always recreate this basket with the props included on that post.  But be prepared: it will take you much longer to cut them all out than you think.  Not that I learned that from experience or anything….  😉  OK, let’s take a look!!

Photo Booth Date Giveaway

If you win you get ALL of the things in this basket and even the basket itself!  Score.

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Let’s start by looking at the actual photo booth props.  They are all precut for you and on sticks (or mega-cute polka dot straws in the case of the Valentine’s Day ones….cutest!).  I have them in bags to try to keep them safe and unbent on the trip through the mail.

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One of the sets is based on Alice in Wonderland.  I love those hats!

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The next set is based on Cinco De Mayo.  Ole!

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Last, but not least, is the Valentine’s Day set.  SWEETEST!!  I simply love them!

Now let’s take a look at some of the extra props that I have made and/or included for you!

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First of all, I whipped up a little bag for you to stuff all of your props into for easy toting.  For your necks I have included a sparkly red scarf and a hot pink boa.  I love a good boa in a photobooth, don’t you?

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For your head I whipped up a very silly little red cap (like my Mr. Smee hat, as seen in our Family Peter Pan Costumes from last year).  I also made an INSANELY RIDICULOUS headband.  Even was shocked by its size and ridiculous nature!  And that is saying something!  (I sortof have an addiction to making “floofy” headbands for my daughter.  It’s true.)  I hope you get a kick out of it.  It’s my favorite additional prop in the basket because it is something that is really only acceptable in a photo booth.  😉  Don’t believe me?  See the pic of me modeling it on Instagram.  Ridic, am I right??

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I also decided to include a chalkboard for you to write messages on (which also made an appearance in my IG pic).  I make the chalkboard frame using THIS tutorial and blinged out the frame using THIS tutorial.  Don’t worry, chalk will be included!  :)

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Finally, I threw in a bag of heart confetti (the photo booth people will just looooove that) 😉 and 20 $1 bills, along with a website that will help you find a local photobooth.  Funnest!

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Oh yes, and one last thing.  I believe that any gal on a special date with her guy deserves some special bling, don’t you?!  For that reason I have included a very Valentine-y pair of earrings from my jewelry shop, Bombshell Bling Jewelry.  They were made with sterling silver and Swarovski Crystals.  Pretty, pretty, and worth $40 to boot!

Heart Earrings

So HURRY—-enter below and then “hop” on over to enter to win all of the other unique date baskets!  Too fun!!

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The giveaway ends at midnight on January 24, 2014, so don’t delay!


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Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah is the scattered creative mind behind Bombshell Bling. A former elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, she loves developing her creativity through her blog and her jewelry design business, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. Sarah is a lover of all things vintage, colorful, and BLING. She is also a sweets addict with a major obsession with s'mores.
Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah Westover McKenna


  1. Cathy says

    Not sure if you are like the other sites but I don’t see the sweepstake entry buttons like the first two I visited. Can you please make sure I get entered in the contest.

    Just so that you know what I like best about yours is the chalk board. The earrings too are sweet but I am not much for bling.

    • says

      Thank you, Cathy! I love the chalkboard as well. :) I think I need to make myself one! There was a problem with the entry tool, but it’s fixed, so be sure to come back and use it to enter if you didn’t already!

  2. Shannon says

    Not sure how to enter the give-away through your blog. I click the “GIVEAWAY” photo at the bottom and the rafflecopter link and neither give me an option to sign up for the contest. Please help!

  3. Laura says

    Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see a rafflecopter showing up on your page. :(
    Would love to win those Cinco De Mayo printables, it will be our 13th Anniversary!

  4. Whitney says

    For some reason, the contest entry doesn’t seem to be loading for me. I see the Giveaway banner and “a Rafflecopter giveaway” then “You may also like…”

  5. Sherry Fleck says

    So excited to start following you! I love the dating divas site…and if they recommend you…then that is good for me!

  6. Whitney says

    I love the pink boa! We had a photo booth at our wedding, and we took a picture with him in big, goofy sunglasses and me in the pink boa. :) It would be fun to ‘recreate’ that one.

  7. Christy K. says

    I would really love to have the photo booth props! My whole family loves taking silly photos like that. It would be fun for the entire family and not just hubby and me :) Of course those earrings are beautiful too!!

  8. says

    I am most excited to do the photobooth idea if I get this basket. It is something different and fun for me and the Hubby. I love your blog too, it is so fun and creative

  9. Jackie says

    I LOVE photobooths! It was a must have at my wedding and we used stick props! I would be most excited about the Cinco De Mayo props- they look so fun!

  10. says

    I’m most excited about all of the photo props! I’m always snapping pictures of my kids (and tons of other family members) and I know they would have a ton of fun with all the photo props. Could make for some super cute valentine card’s using pictures of them. Everything in your basket is super awesome. Love your earrings too!

  11. Annette Switzer says

    Love this photobooth basket! I can’t wait to use/play with the boa and glitzy red scarf!! But everything is so cute!

  12. Christine says

    The whole photo booth concept is great! The boa and the Cinco de Mayo props are my favorite. Hours of photo fun in this basket!

  13. S.K. McDonald says

    I love everything!! I love the earrings and the Valentine’s Day props as they are so super cute!! YOu did a wonderful job putting it all together!! :o)

  14. Shauna Tam says

    This sounds so fun and something me and my husband wouldn’t do on our own! I’m excited to use the Alice in wonderland props! Thanks so much for all the work you out into this!

  15. Amalia says

    I agree with you– it’s all about the LOVE, right? We can all focus on giving it vs. receiving & I think then, we’ll appreciate holidays more –esp. Valentines’ day! What a fun give-away! Thanks for doing this.

  16. Tammie D says

    We are stationed at Ft Bliss, Tx which is right on the US/Mexico border, so the Cinco de Mayo photo props would be so much fun for us to use!!! I love all the props though. We are getting ready to take our 1st family picture in 7 yrs due to deployments and moving, so I have been looking for unique ideas to make it fun and special!

  17. Amber says

    This looks like so much fun! If I don’t win – I will have to recreate my own. With a new baby all ideas are welcome!

  18. Stephanie M says

    I love everything about your giveaway! Your earrings are so beautiful. I’m putting them on my list of wants, and being sure my guy knows it. : ) I’m going to do the photo booth date! Thank you so much for all of your great ideas and wonderful inspiration!

  19. Tania S. says

    Love that pink feather boa and those cute heart shaped photo prop glasses. So much fun to have with this basket of goodies!

  20. Natalie says

    I would love to wear the Valentine’s themed stuff! Can you believe my hubby and I have never taken photo booth pictures together before?! Also, those earrings are gorgeous :)

  21. asheley says

    I’m most excited for the photo booth props. My boyfriend and I are are such fun goofy people and never really take pictures. I want some memories!! Also were both in recovery so we don’t really get to go out and have fun.this we could involve our son(16months) with as well ..

  22. AmazonsRock says

    I’m most excited that this photo booth set can be used by the whole family, and for more than one holiday.

    One of my favorite websites is We plan special family time around so many unconventional holidays because like you said, being intentional forces us to slow down the pace at which we’re going through life.

    And truly, what’s more fun than having a “Welay Waddle” on Penguin Day when you’re trying to balance an egg (rolled up socks) on your feet like a daddy penguin!

  23. says

    OMG, I love the earrings! I am a photobooth girl through and through, but the earrings just made my heart pitter patter! What an awesome giveaway!!

  24. amber kampwerth stokes says

    I am most excited to about the chalkboard frame! perfect way to say what you well cant say just write it

  25. Danielle says

    LOVE it! The whole idea is darling and festive without being eye-roll inducing. All of it is great, but the earrings are the most exciting.

  26. Marcie Fischer says

    How cute is this!! I could even use some of these things for a shower I am throwing the end of the February. The bride so wanted a photo booth but couldn’t afford it and I could bless her with the props and my digital camera!

  27. Mackenzie says

    oh they all seem like great fun! the cinco de mayo mustaches, alice n wonderland glasses, and the traditional valentines cuteness.

  28. Maggie Seagraves says

    The bag of heart confetti looks like it would be the most fun to play with! I adore confetti! Thank you for this opportunity!

  29. Bridget Heiple Reich says

    I signed up for emails, but when I click the email confirmation, it doesn’t activate for some reason? Is anyone else having problems?

  30. Geanie says

    This bakset is super cute and very creative! I love the photobooth props! What a cute idea! If I’m lucky enough to win I am really looking forward to the earrings. They are beautiful!
    Thanks for doing this giveaway- I’m looking forward to exploring your blog, too!

  31. Evelyn B says

    I’m excited for the feather boa! They are sooo cute, funny, and sometimes when pulled off right – stylish!

  32. emily c says

    I am excited for the pink boa! So fun. The earrings are absolutely beautiful! What a fun basket, thanks for the chance to win! :)

  33. Laura says

    Awesome props! This basket looks like so much fun!
    I especially love the lips and mustache, I know they will be used for a few pictures for sure!

  34. Rachel C. says

    I am most excited for the pink feather. Those are pretty much my go to in a photo booth, because they are silly yet super fun. And I grew up playing with the boas, so it always takes me back to the times of my cousins who were like sisters, where we would all get dressed up or chase after each other trying to tickle each other.

  35. meg says

    I’m most excited about the earrings, so cute! and all the photo booth props would be a blast with my daycare kids too!

  36. Carla Hundley says

    How fun is your basket!
    I’d like to use the Valentine
    headband and tie on the
    red scarf! Thanks for the
    chance to win, looks
    way fun!
    Carla from Utah

  37. Flora M. R. says

    I just got married this January 10th and I’d really really love to win this giveaway. My husband and i have been in a long distance relationship and this coming February will be our first Valentine to be spending physically together. This would just be an awesome thing to have because we’ll have a chance to have more pictures together and have fun. ^_^
    And aside from that the stuff are super awesome.. you are very creative.. i love doing crafty stuff too.. so this is super good!

  38. Cynthia Harvey says

    The Alice in Wonderland props would be a great addition to the props I have for the queen.”off with their head”
    This would be so fun!

  39. Kristy DeGraaf says

    So excited! I’ve been wanting to do a photo booth forever, but I’m too cheap to buy props and too busy to make them! So winging this would be perfect! 😉 Feather Boa here I come!

  40. Mel says

    Love the basket! The earrings are super cute and I love all the photobooth props! What a great idea for a wonderful memory maker! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  41. Michelle Bowers says

    The boa, earrings, and the chalkboard prop are my faves! This is such a fun idea! Even if I don’t win I may do something like this… it would be fun for me and the hubby…plus my daughter is such a little ham – she would have a blast!

  42. Laura says

    I would love to win this! We don’t do big gifts for Valentine’s Day, usually just something homemade and some candy. This would make it extra fun!

  43. Lindsay says

    I love the cinco de mayo set! I think my girls would have fun with it! I would love to do a mexican dinner and photo both with some friends and their kids!

  44. Tanya says

    I love this basket! We just got a new camera and we DO NOT do pictures an awful lot, but this would be a great starter kit to have some fun! Happy V-Day!

  45. says

    Oh wow! Cool! Love it all! I think I’d be most excited to use the chalkboard, that is so cool. The Cinco De Mayo props are cool too, very creative!

  46. Erica R. says

    The earrings are super cute and the photo props would be fun! A great basket for a date night at home with kiddos!!

  47. Rachel Reeves says

    The earrings are gorgeous! But, it all looks so fun, and the best part is that it is something I can do with my husband AND my kids!

  48. Jenny says

    I’m OBSESSED with Alice in Wonderland. My best friend and I are planning an Alice Tea Party this spring. The props would be perfect.

  49. says

    Hello, love the Cinco De Mayo stuff because that holiday hold a special place in my heart because it is my late father’s birthday and my husband plays the guitar and sports a handle bar mustache. So that is the set I’m most excited about. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  50. Pam says

    I am so glad I stumbled on this I have enjoyed everything on this blog.

    I would love to win the photo props for a local place here that
    is set up as a home away from home for people who have family members in
    the hospital (Hunter hospitality house)
    How fun would this be to take there minds off their troubles!!!

    Looking forward to becoming a regular stalker.. I mean watcher!!!!

  51. LeAnn Matrazzo says

    The item in the photo booth basket that I am most excited to use and wear is the pink boa. It will go perfectly with my new pink and black lingerie.

  52. Terri Herman says

    Not really sure I would use the photo props for myself, BUT I run a preschool and I would LOVE these to use for our Valentine photos! The children would look adorable and they would make a neat picture for our End-of-the-Year Books!

  53. Kathy E. says

    I am most looking forward to wearing those Bombshell crystal earrings! They are to die for! Love everything in your basket…great choices!

  54. Candi S. says

    I love the Alice in Wonderland props. Such a great idea. All of the props would make great photos that my family could cherish. Thanks for the chance.

  55. Jessica says

    Super cute! I love it! I love the idea of photobooth hopping on Valentine’s Day. And we’ll have tons of memorabilia for life!!

  56. Jessica says

    Oh and I am most excited to wear the earrings!! (And it was SO hard to choose which one so I am also excited for the headband and boa!)

  57. Beth Wolfe says