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Pillsbury Funfetti Birthday Giveaway

by on April 16, 2013 · 116 comments

Put on your sunglasses because the baking aisle just got a little bit brighter! In honor of Funfetti’s 25th birthday, Pillsbury has created four bold and vibrantly colored Funfetti frostings.

Pilsbury Funfetti Ice Cream Cake

You can read more about the Funfetti promotion on Facebook, but take a minute to enter this giveaway for Cookie Madness readers.  It includes the following:

  • One box of Pillsbury Funfetti Premium Cake & Cupcake Mix
  • Funfetti Frostings (1 each of four new frosting flavors)
  • $50 dollar Visa or American Express gift card
  • Total estimated giveaway value: $60

For a chance at winning the giveaway, leave a comment with your favorite party tip.  I will pick one comment at random on Friday (April 19th)  and notify that person on Saturday (April 20).

Here are my favorite party tips.

a) Do as much as you can ahead of time, including the cake.  An ice cream cake is perfect because you can assemble it up to a week ahead, wrap it tightly, frost the day before the party, then decorate  the day of the party.  And of course if you put the ice cream in the cake, you don’t have to worry about serving it alongside the cake.

ice-cream-cake

b) Let the kids do the decorating.  I’ve never met anyone under 12 who didn’t love decorating, and it lets you deal with other things.  If the party is small, they can decorate the whole cake.  For a larger crowd, put out a bunch of plain cupcakes and let people go to town with various frostings and decorations.

Girls Decorating Funfetti Cake

c) If your kids are older or if the party is for an adult, build the theme around a color or a color palette.  It may sound overly simple, but give it a try.  Using color is a sure fire way to ignite your creativity.  For this cake, I used photo on the bottom right corner of Pillsbury’s little Baking Palette Inspiration Board.

ice cream cake made with Funfetti

 

Pillsbury Birthday Funfetti

Good luck with the giveaway!  I’m looking forward to your party tips. UPDATE: Congrats to Theresa D for winning the giveaway. It is now closed.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post by Pillsbury, but I received a sample of the product and all opinions are my own.

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Published on April 16, 2013

{ 116 comments }

Rhonda S. in Wyoming April 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

For an adult and children dinner party, I choose recipes that are well liked by everyone including the children and can be prepared in large proportions to feed everyone. For a kids only party, I pick up several of the $4.99 large 1 topping pizzas from Dominoes…the do the cooking, the kids love it and it’s inexpensive! ALWAYS make a list well ahead of time with everything to be done and mark it off as you complete each task.

Ela April 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Set the tables the day before the party, decorate if you have to. Chill what have to be chilled in the refrigerator, drinks, salads, cakes ahead of time. As much as possible serve dishes that you can do ahead and just put them in the oven the day of the party. Use dispsables; plates, fork/spoons/knives, etc. for easy clean-up. Don’t stress too much, remember to have fun!

Stephanie-Oh April 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

First , I do as much prep work as possible , a couple days before party. I write out a schedule to follow a week prior to party, this includes grocery list etc so that I can look at a specific time and know what I need to be doing. I check off completed tasks as I go. I do this during the Holiday festivities or any party that I’m in charge of. I get great satisfaction just crossing off each item from my list. It really works.

Linda K. April 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Favorite party tip – get as much done early as possible.

Kelli April 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm

My tip would be to plan ahead. Make a list of what needs to be done & work backwards from party day to create a schedule of things to do.

Katie M April 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

For kids, my favorite party tip is to not worry about goody bags. Instead, do an activity at the party that produces something that can be taken home. Baking bread, cookies, mini-pies, etc.; making candy; tie-dying or puffy painting shirts, making jewelry; building something…all of these activities are a lot of fun AND produce a fun gift for the guests.

Lauren April 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Host a do-it-yourself party spread! People love to make their own ice cream sundaes, burritos, bowls of pasta or pizza. You don’t have to worry about people’s picky tastes or personal preferences and everyone gets what they want!

Karen - Cinnamon Freud April 19, 2013 at 12:03 am

My best tip is to use tried and true recipes. Although I am always tempted to try something new, people often love the classics. I will use mostly recipes I have made before with a few new dishes. That way is something goes horribly awry, there is no need to panic.

Allisha Gold April 19, 2013 at 12:49 am

My favorite party tip is to make sure that you’ve bought everything you need ahead of time. If you procrastinate it makes everything so much more stressful when you’re setting up, and it just doesn’t turn out as well as if you had planned early and gotten everything ready beforehand. It’s great to have some fun decorations as well to add to the tables and hang around the walls and ceiling.

shirley April 19, 2013 at 7:50 am

Like many of the posts, I believe in prep work – doing as much as I can ahead of time so I can enjoy the event also. I also like to keep a menu and time-line list on the fridge — as I’ve been known to forget about something tucked away and find it AFTER the event! Whatever one does .. enjoy

sarah April 19, 2013 at 11:04 am

DIY desserts: anything that’s fun and people can have a hand in putting together, for instance: sundaes, frost-it-yourself, banana splits, etc.

Anne April 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Like you mentioned, I am always sure to bake ahead of time and freeze my cakes! I’m not left to get everything baked in a bind AND I’ve found that cakes frozen when hot stay moist. :)

beth April 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

For kids parties I spread out a huge sheet of craft paper and cups filled with crayons for guests to use when they arrive. I ask them to draw something having to do with the theme of the party. It’s a nice ice breaker and keeps everyone busy while waiting for all of the guests to arrive. It also makes for a colorful party decoration.
beth

Andrea D. April 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Keep it easy and simple. Do not do too many food items; just keep it simple and it will be better. Thanks for the chance to enter.

lisa April 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Let the kids get involved! Let them help make things like food and decorations. Keep it simple but let their imaginations soar!

Susan C April 19, 2013 at 10:33 pm

My group of friends makes every party a potluck so no one person has to do a ton of work and we are all able to talk and laugh and enjoy each others company.

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