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Turning One! Adorable First Birthday Party Themes

March 15, 2017

It seems like just yesterday when you welcomed your baby to the world. Soon your baby turns one! The year was a whirlwind of firsts…. 1st smiles, giggles, baby talk and steps. Celebrate this joyful year and first birthday with the special people in your baby’s life —  grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Is this your first time planning a first birthday? Hang on to your party hat and let us help you with the cutest themes, keepsake baby gifts and birthday treats!

Most likely you are a very busy parent at this stage, so plan several weeks in advance. Our friends at Celebrations.com have created three first birthday party themes to get you started.

Our Angel is Turning One Party is heavenly with mini angel food cakes, angel food snack cups and a milk and juice bar with angel carafes.

juice and milk angel carafes for a first birthday party

Juice and Milk Angel Carafes

What about a Rainbow Party with bright splashes of color? The fun continues with a crayon craft and brightly colored candy buckets for younger guests.

For a summer birthday check out all the dots! It’s a Polkadot Ladybug theme. From ladybug props to polkadot puppets everyone will enjoy this sun-filled party.

A first birthday is a magical day for the whole family.  Record the big day with lots of photos and a Birthday Scrapbook . Save for when your child turns sixteen. They’ll cherish this keepsake forever.

A handprint kit is an adorable gift for a first birthday. Our Tower of Time® 5 Year Baby Handprint Kit includes five multicolored tins for preserving baby’s handprints from years 1 to 5.  This gift is beautifully tied with a yellow grosgrain ribbon.

Need sweet treats for your big and little party guests? Our most popular bakery and sweet treats: Cheryl’s Wish Big! Birthday Gift Pail, Bake Me a Wish! Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake, Fannie May It’s A Party Strawberries 12 ct.

For more best selling cakes and cookies visit our Birthday Collection.

Too cute! Delicious frosted cookies for a first birthday.

Cheryl’s Wish Big Birthday Pail

Birthday Gift, chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, Entertaining, Gift Baskets, Party!

Spectacular Party Menu For Milestone Birthdays

March 9, 2017

Milestone birthdays — 20, 30, 40… are a new exciting chapter and a good reason to throw a spectacular birthday bash. A dinner party featuring three courses with lots of delicious food and desserts is the best way to celebrate.

How many guests should you invite? The more the merrier! Send invitations to new friends, old friends, family and neighbors. Plan an amazing menu for the big day.

Start with a few of your secret, signature recipes that everyone looks forward to. You don’t want to skip these! But what if you don’t want to cook everything? You may prefer focusing on the guest list, invitations and decorating. With so many details and decorations to think about we’ve made the cooking part easy. Here is a complete party menu for milestone birthdays you and your guests will love  —  appetizers, entrees, desserts plus the grand finale, birthday cake and jumbo cupcakes!  Everything you need is easy to order in advance. Let 1800Baskets.com deliver the party to you!

artisan cheeses from Vermont paired with Just Jan's spreads for milestone birthdays

Plymouth Cheese & Just Jan’s Spreads Gourmet Gift

Cheese Board & Appetizers: Bring flavor and fun with these tempting appetizers! Plymouth Cheese & Just Jan’s Spreads Gourmet Gift, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Praline Pecans, Candy Bar Pretzels, Popcorn Factory Big Birthday Deluxe Snack Tin.

Entree: Your guests will rave over the hit of the party; premium, mouth-watering, simply delicious London Broil, burgers and smoked salmon. USDA Choice London Broil – Stockyards®USDA Prime & Choice Steakburgers – Stockyards® and Wild Alaskan Smoked Sockeye Salmon.

Dessert: Customers love these three. We can’t keep enough in stock! Fannie May Happy Birthday Strawberries, Juniors Happy Birthday Devils Food Cheesecake, Little Whisk Happy Birthday Jumbo Filled Cupcakes

Keep it spectacular! For the perfect birthday dinner party serve lots of great food well into the evening. Display on beautiful platters and bowls. Garnish cake slices with mile high ice cream scoops — after all it’s a mile stone birthday!

Perfect for when you can't decide between chocolate cake and cheesecake for milestone birthdays.

Junior’s Happy Birthday Devil’s Food Cheesecake

Visit our birthday collection It’s packed with menu and gift ideas ideas like the Happy Birthday Caramel Apple.

Sweet treats for Milestone Birthdays

A Spectacular Birthday!

 

Gift Baskets, Gourmet Apples, Party!

Bobbin For Apple Treats Twitter Party Sweepstakes

September 8, 2016

bobbin for Apple Treats Twitter Party Sweepstakes

Follow us on Twitter and sign up today for the Twitter party! Bob and splash but don’t miss the Bobbin For Apple Treats Twitter Party Sweepstakes! Tuesday, September 27, 1:00pm CST

Sign up Instructions: Follow 1-800-Baskets.com® on Twitter (@1800Baskets) during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. RSVP before 11:00AM CDT on 9/27/16: On Twitter DM@1800baskets for registration and include your name and email address. You must use the hashtags #1800Baskets and #Sweepstakes in all tweets when responding on Twitter during the Entry Period.

Join us for a fun afternoon and a chance to win delicious apple prizes. We’re giving away three decadent and sweet prizes! Don’t get soaked while you’re bobbin for apple treats! Use #1800Baskets #Sweepstakes to answer the questions.

What are the three prizes? Nuts About Caramel Apple Pack (4 Ct) , So Good Gourmet Apples (4 Ct.) and Apple Pie Caramel Apple (4 Ct.)

 

Be sure to check out our exquisite gifts for fall occasions: Fall Gift Baskets

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Entertaining, Mother's Day, Party!

Mother’s Day Facebook Essay Sweepstakes

March 30, 2016

My Mom Makes Me Smile

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Like us on Facebook! Here are the Winners of Our Mother’s Day Facebook Essay Sweepstakes 

 

Thank you for sharing your essays! Each one was an inspiration. Winners, please send a private Facebook message to 1800Baskets.com with your shipping information.

The My Mom Makes Me Smile Winners Are:

Spirit Javon, My Mom is the Best

Lori Singer, My Mom Keeps On Keeping On

Treva Shawn Anderson, Twinning a Generation Apart

Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!


Surprise your mom for Mother’s Day! Write an essay about the things that make her so special and a chance to win a beautiful basket or gift from 1800Baskets.com.

How Does Your Mom Make You Smile? Is it her warm hug, fabulous style, delicious cupcakes? Tell us why your mom is so special in 70 words or less. We’re giving away three prizes for Mothers Day! We will randomly select three winners. The sweepstakes starts on Facebook on 4/11. You can submit entries until 4/28. Winners will be posted on Facebook on 5/02!

Mother's Day Facebook Essay Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON FACEBOOK.COM.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. ENTRY PERIOD: 1-800-BASKETS.COM® My Mom Makes Me Smile Sweepstakes (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 AM EDT on 4/11/16 and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on 4/28/16 (the “Entry Period”).    
  2.  HOW TO ENTER: Visit the 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/1800baskets/?fref=ts  during the Entry Period and completely fill out the entry form and tell us in seventy (70) words or less “How your mom makes you smile.”   The entry form and essay will collectively be referred to as the “Entry.”

Accounts at Facebbook.com are free and can be opened at www.facebook.com.

2.1 ENTRY CONTENT RESTRICTIONS:

  1. Entry received a) must be unique and created exclusively by the entrant submitting b) cannot have been previously entered into a sweepstakes, contest or have been published c) cannot not be awaiting publication nor may it be submitted for publication consideration during or after the Entry Period; and
  2. The Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement; and
  3. The Entry must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes; and
  4. We are a family friendly company so each Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, or that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  5. Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where submission is created.

2.2. ADDITIONAL ENTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS. Limit one Entry per person. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply. By entering, you understand that the Sponsor has the exclusive right to use the Entry and excerpts of the Entry in any advertising and promotional materials (visual, sound, print and/or electronic form), including, but not limited to, posting Entry on its websites, blogs, social media pages and in any form of advertising.  By submitting your Entry you grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the Entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity, you  hereby hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the Entry and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Entry or to be compensated for any such uses. All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and may not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):  Three (3) Prizes in total will be awarded.   Winners will be randomly selected will receive one (1) of the three following prizes.  A 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Mom You’re the Best! Brunch Tote Bag (product code #149369) ARV $59.99 USD, 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Love You Mom! Relaxing Tea Gift Basket (product code #149348) ARV $49.99 USD or a 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Mother’s Day Belgian Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Tin (product code #93262) ARV $39.99 USD.  Total ARV of all prizes of $149.97 USD.
  2. WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected on or about May 3, 2016 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by a representative of Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Prizes will be awarded and potential winners will be notified by email associated with their Facebook account. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable.
  3. GENERAL RULES:  Taxes, related to the prizes are the winners’ sole responsibility, if applicable. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal) within five (5) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, image, photo, sobriquet and biographical information for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these OFFICIAL RULES and winners release Sponsor, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of prize. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Facebook account associated with the submitted Entry.  Entries are subject to verification of eligibility and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website; violates the OFFICIAL RULES; or acts in an unsportsmanlike, obscene or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or person.   Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or damaged Entries due to internet services providers service, weather, technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures or corruption of any sort, and award prizes from eligible Entries received prior to cancellation. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  4. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry who have or open an account on Facebook.com.  Accounts at Facebbook.com are free and can be opened at www.facebook.com.   All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Employees and families of 800-Flowers, Inc. (“Sponsor”) their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families are ineligible.   
  5. WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, visit https://www.facebook.com/1800baskets/?fref=ts  and refer to the “Notes” section from approximately 5/10/2016 through 6/10/2016.
  6. SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor and Administrator of this Sweepstakes is 800-FLOWERS, INC. One Old Country Road, Suite 500, Carle Place, New York 11514
  7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: NEITHER 800-FLOWERS, INC., THEIR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AS WELL AS, THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY OR GOODWILL. IN ALL EVENTS, THE SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ARV OF THE PRIZES SET FORTH HEREIN.
  8. GOVERNING LAW & VENUE: THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE & FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SAME. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE VENUE OF THOSE COURTS WITHIN THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK.

© 2016 800-FLOWERS, INC.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion

Easter, Gift Baskets, Holidays, Party!

What’s Hoppin on March 21?

March 2, 2016

Thanks everyone for tweeting at  the Twitter Party! 

You can use promocode: HOPPIN  for Easter baskets or for all gifts on our site until 3/27/16.

Congrats to the winners: @stephan94848598, @rmgm, and @LoveSportsMom!

#Hoppin Basket Twitter Party

 Hold the Date! Don’t Let it Get Away!

Monday, March 21 at 1:00PM CDT

Register before 12:00PM CDT March 21.

DM @1800baskets for registration. “I would like to register for the Hoppin Basket Twitter Party”

Delicious Prizes! Springtime Snacks Gift Basket, Bloomin’ Spring Sweets Tower, Sweet Easter Egg-Shaped Oreo Cookies

#Hoppin #Sweepstakes

 

1-800-BASKETS.COM®
#Hoppin Basket Hunt 2016 Twitter Party

OFFICIAL RULES:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON TWITTER.COM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. ENTRY PERIOD: 1-800-BASKETS.COM® #Hoppin Basket Hunt 2016 Twitter Party with giveaways (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 1:00 PM CDT on Monday 3/21/16 and ends approximately at 2:00 PM CDT on Monday 3/21/16 (the “Entry Period”).

2. HOW TO ENTER/PARTICPATE: You must be 18 or older and have or open an account on Twitter.com to participate in the Sweepstakes. Accounts are free and can be opened by visiting Twitter.com.

To enter the Sweepstakes you must do three things:
You must follow 1-800-BASKETS.COM® on Twitter (@1800Baskets) during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
You must RSVP before Noon CDT on 3/21/16 here: Register with a DM (direct message) to @1800baskets “I would like to register for the #Hoppin Basket Twitter Party.”
You must use the hashtags #Hoppin and #Sweepstakes in tweets when responding to the posted questions from @1800Baskets on Twitter during the Entry Period.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Sweepstakes are prohibited. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply. By entering and using the promoted hashtags (#Hoppin & #Sweepstakes) you understand that a) the Sponsor has the exclusive right to use your entry and excerpts of your entry in any advertising and promotional materials (visual, sound, print and/or electronic form), including posting entries or portions thereof on its website, social media accounts/pages, advertising. etc.; b) you grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity; and c) you hereby hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the entry and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the entry or to be compensated for any such uses. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and may not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

3. SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):
Three (3) winners will be selected; each will win one of the prizes listed below. The list of prizes that will be given out (in no particular order):

Springtime Snacks Gift Basket, Product Code 149341 $39.99 USD
Bloom’in Spring Sweets Tower, Product Code 149347 $29.99USD
Sweet Easter Egg-Shaped Oreo Cookies, Product Code 94628 $19.99 USD

Total ARV of all prizes is $89.97 USD.

4. WINNER SELECTION: During the Entry Period The Sponsor will ask a number of questions, some for fun and some for prizes. Three (3) of the questions will be for the prizes listed in Section 3 herein (the “Prize Questions”). Three (3) Prize Questions will be posted by the Sponsor and three (3) winners selected. The format will be as follows: A Prize Question will be posted by Sponsor along with a URL link where the answer can be found and a time frame in which to respond to that specific question with the correct answer and the hashtags #Hoppin & #Sweepstakes. All correct responses that are eligible entries to that specific Prize Question that are received within the stated time frame will be pooled together and a random winner selected. This process will be repeated until all 3 Prize Questions are asked and entries collected. Drawings will be conducted by a representative of Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of correct eligible entries received for each Prize Question. Non-winning entries will not be rolled over into the next question drawing. Prizes will be awarded and potential winners will be notified by mention and/or direct message on Twitter. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award prizes of equal or greater value if advertised prizes are unavailable.

5. GENERAL RULES: Taxes, related to the prizes are the winners’ sole responsibility, if applicable. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal) within five (5) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, image, photo, sobriquet and biographical information for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these OFFICIAL RULES and winners release Sponsor, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of prize. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Twitter account associated with the submitted entry. Entries are subject to verification of eligibility and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website; violates the OFFICIAL RULES; or acts in an unsportsmanlike, obscene or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or damaged entries due to internet services providers service, weather, technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures or corruption of any sort, and award prizes from eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

6. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry who have or open an account on Twitter.com. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Employees and families of 800-FLOWERS, INC. (“Sponsor”) their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families are ineligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

7. WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, visit /
from approximately 3/24/16 through 4/24/16

8. SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor and Administrator of this Sweepstakes are 800-FLOWERS, INC., One Old Country Road, Suite 500, Carle Place, NY 11514.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: NEITHER 800-FLOWERS, INC., THEIR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AS WELL AS, THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY OR GOODWILL. IN ALL EVENTS, THE SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ARV OF THE PRIZES SET FORTH HEREIN.

10. GOVERNING LAW & VENUE: THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE & FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SAME. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE VENUE OF THOSE COURTS WITHIN THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK.

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Twitter.com. By entering entrants release Twitter from any and all liability with regards to the Sweepstakes

© 2016 800-FLOWERS, INC.

Entertaining, Party!, Picnic

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Sliders

February 29, 2016

A big plate of corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots and other vegetables is traditionally served on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a hearty supper for a day in March that could bring “fierce weather”.

You’ll love this new twist on traditional corned beef and cabbage perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party buffet!

St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders with Guinness Mustard

This recipe was inspired by the St. Patrick’s Day scene in St. Louis. The Gateway to the West is lucky enough to have two St. Patrick’s Day parades! A big downtown parade and a smaller parade in the Irish part of the city — Dogtown.

St. Patrick's Day Slow Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders

Be sure to make plenty of these sliders because they’ll disappear in the blink of an eye like a leprechaun! The quick Guiness mustard is a tasty addition to the corned beef and cabbage sliders. Here’s the recipe:

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders with Guinness Mustard

 Add some Shamrocks!

Serve on a St Patrick’s Day buffet table with

Cheryl’s St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Cut Outs!

Cheryl's St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cookie Cutouts

 

 

Easter, Entertaining, Party!

Easter Place Card Nests

February 24, 2016

 

Easter is just three weeks away! If you’re planning an Easter brunch for family or friends now is the perfect time to collect some pretty ideas for table decorating. We found a clever craft — making place cards out of small nests for your Easter table. If you’re expecting a large crowd for your spring party Easter place card nests are especially helpful.

 

Easter Place Card Nests

 

The baskets are made of raffia, so you will need raffia and a few more items. The nests can be filled with foiled eggs, candies, or candy coated Easter eggs.

For directions on how to make Easter Place Card Nests go to the link below:

Spring Nest Easter Place Cards

For a fabulous Easter brunch buffet add eggciting treats like Happy Easter Petit Fours and Happy Easter Belgian Oreos.  One of these would look bright and cheery in an Easter Place Card Nest! Your guests will adore them!

Happy Easter Petit Fours

Happy Easter Belgian Chocolate  Covered Oreo Tin

 

Uncategorized

Smile Farms Story

February 18, 2016

Smile Farms Logo

As a member of the 1-800-Flowers.com® family since 2001, 1-800-Baskets.com® is proud to share the inspiring story of Smile Farms Inc., a new non-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful work opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. 

Smile Farms Group Picture

As a corporate sponsor of Smile Farms, 1-800-Flowers.com® provides the charity with support in many ways, including donations, volunteers, business mentorship, cause marketing campaigns and most importantly — spreading the message.

Currently located on Long Island, New York, with the help of citizens, corporations and government entities, they have ambitious plans to expand and create a network of farms across the United States.

Fifteen years ago, Jim McCann, Founder, CEO and Chairman of 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. and Chris McCann, President of 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. helped build a greenhouse—this may seem like an ordinary task, but it was far from it—you see it wasn’t just building a greenhouse, in doing so they afforded developmentally disabled adults with an opportunity to become an intricate part of their community, delivered a safe, nurturing location for socialization, and provided jobs to a well deserving and inspiring population.  

It all started with a phone call from the Founder & CEO of the group home where their brother Kevin lives. The home was having difficulty finding local jobs for all of their residents, and they were hoping the McCann’s could leverage their business relationships to help with such placement. Knowing first-hand the importance of integrating developmentally disabled adults into a community structure, and a little something about flowers, they sprang into action and personally funded a year-round greenhouse operation to create those jobs.  

Smile Farms

From its peaceful nook on the east end of Long Island, the Flower Barn was born, and quickly became an enrichment epicenter for developmentally disabled adults who age out of traditional educational programs at twenty-one years old.  Year after year, Kevin and his housemates have grown flowers and plants that were sold to local florists and communities—providing them with a steady salary, lasting social ties and an unmistakable sense of pride.

Smile Farms   

The families of these new found gardeners quickly saw positive changes in their demeanor, and it became clear to everyone that the Flower Barn was filling a huge gap in social services for these important members of our communities. As word spread of the Barn’s success, Jim and Chris started getting calls from families across the country about expanding and assisting the group homes in their respective areas. The seed was planted, brainstorming began and the concept of teaming up their business knowledge with this humanitarian cause took shape.  

The McCann family has an innate belief that as citizens, neighbors, coworkers and friends, we should make a difference in the communities in which we work and live. More importantly they are passionate about delivering SMILES. So in April of 2014, the McCann family created Smile Farms, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting developmentally disabled adults by building fully operational, self-sustaining greenhouses that provide meaningful work, social interaction and immersion in their communities across the country.

On September 18, 2015 the Flower Barn became the first Smile Farms– Smile Farms at IGHL, and the goal is to replicate this innovative model to create an additional 5 farms over the next 5 years— spreading smiles one job a time.

Read more about Smile Farms and how you can get involved:  http://www.smilefarms.org/

Stay connected with Smile Farms on all social media platforms!

     Follow Smile Farms on Instagram

chocolate covered strawberries, Gift Baskets, Holiday Gift Baskets, Party!, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

#BerrySweet Valentines Day Strawberry Twitter Party

February 2, 2016
Strawberry Twitter Party Heart Box Prize

Would you love to win the Strawberry Twitter Party Heart Box?

 Happy Spring! We have selected items for 30% off for everyone who registered for the Twitter Party. Use promo code 30LOVE at check out with this Valentines link  

Valentines Day Strawberry Twitter Party!

    Scavenger Hunt & Scrumptious, Berry Delicious Prizes!

 Monday Feb 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST.

Register before the entry period on Feb 8, 2016.

DM @1800Baskets for registration. “I would like to register for the Strawberry Twitter Party”

Are you ready? How many Seeds in a Strawberry? Approx 200!

Please Note: During the Valentines Day Strawberry Twitter Party you must use #Berrysweet and #Sweepstakes when you answer the questions. One winner for each Sweepstakes question will be randomly selected from the pool of contestants.

1-800-BASKETS.COM®

#BerrySweet Valentines 2016 Twitter Party

February 8 update! The results are in!

Congrats to the Winners @eTuesdays, @mummadear, @TwoDartMom

OFFICIAL RULES:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON TWITTER.COM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. ENTRY PERIOD: 1-800-BASKETS.COM® #Berrysweet Valentines 2016 Twitter Party with giveaways (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 2:00 PM EST on Monday 2/8/16 and ends approximately at 3:00 PM EST on Monday 2/8/15 (the “Entry Period”).
  1.  HOW TO ENTER/PARTICIPATE: You must be 18 or older and have or open an account on Twitter.com to participate in the Sweepstakes. Accounts are free and can be opened by visiting Twitter.com.

To enter the Sweepstakes you must do three things:

  1. You must follow 1-800-BASKETS.COM® on Twitter (@1800Baskets) during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
  2. You must RSVP before the Entry Period, here: On Twitter DM @1800baskets for registration. “I would like to register for the Strawberry  Twitter Party”
  3. You must use the hashtags #Berrysweet and #Sweepstakes in tweets  when responding to the posted questions from @1800Baskets on Twitter during the Entry Period.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Sweepstakes are prohibited. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply. By entering and using the promoted hashtags (#Berrysweet & #Sweepstakes) you understand that a) the Sponsor has the exclusive right to use your entry and excerpts of your entry in any advertising and promotional materials (visual, sound, print and/or electronic form), including posting entries or portions thereof on its website, social media accounts/pages, advertising. etc.; b) you grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity; and c) you hereby hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the entry and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the entry or to be compensated for any such uses. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and may not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):

Three (3) winners will be selected; each will win one of the prizes listed below.  The list of prizes that will be given out (in no particular order):  

  1. Fannie May® Decadent Chocolate Strawberries 12 Ct. Product code 106057 $44.99 USD
  2. Fannie May® Decadent Chocolate Strawberries 12 Ct. Product code 106057. $44.99USD
  3. Chocolate Strawberries in Valentine Heart Box 9 Ct. Product code 141470 $49.99

Total ARV of all prizes is $139.97 USD.

  1. WINNER SELECTION: During the Entry Period The Sponsor will ask a number of questions, some for fun and some for prizes.  Three (3) of the questions will be for the prizes listed in Section 3 herein (the “Prize Questions”).  Three (3) Prize Questions will be posted by the Sponsor and three (3) winners selected.  The format will be as follows:  A Prize Question will be posted by Sponsor along with a URL link where the answer can be found and a time frame in which to respond to that specific question with the correct answer.  All correct responses that are eligible entries to that specific Prize Question that are received within the stated time frame will be pooled together and a random winner selected.  This process will be repeated until all 3 Prize Questions are asked and entries collected.  Drawings will be conducted by a representative of Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of correct eligible entries received for each Prize Question.  Non-winning entries will not be rolled over into the next question drawing.  Prizes will be awarded and potential winners will be notified by mention and/or direct message on Twitter. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award prizes of equal or greater value if advertised prizes are unavailable.
  1.  GENERAL RULES: Taxes, related to the prizes are the winners’ sole responsibility, if applicable. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal) within five (5) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.  Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, image, photo, sobriquet and biographical information for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these OFFICIAL RULES and winners release Sponsor, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of prize. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Twitter account associated with the submitted entry. Entries are subject to verification of eligibility and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website; violates the OFFICIAL RULES; or acts in an unsportsmanlike, obscene or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or damaged entries due to internet services providers service, weather, technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures or corruption of any sort, and award prizes from eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  1. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry who have or open an account on Twitter.com.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Employees and families of 800-FLOWERS INC. (“Sponsor”) their subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families are ineligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
  1. WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners visit www.1800Baskets.com from approximately 2/11/16 through 3/11/16.
  1. SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor and Administrator of this Sweepstakes are 800-FLOWERS, INC., One Old Country Road, Suite 500, Carle Place, NY 11514.
  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: NEITHER 800-FLOWERS, INC., THEIR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AS WELL AS, THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY OR GOODWILL. IN ALL EVENTS, THE SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ARV OF THE PRIZES SET FORTH HEREIN.
  1. GOVERNING LAW & VENUE: THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE & FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SAME. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE VENUE OF THOSE COURTS WITHIN THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK.

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Twitter.com.  By entering entrants release Twitter from any and all liability with regards to the Sweepstakes

© 2016 800-FLOWERS, INC.

 

 

Gift Baskets, Party!, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

Exciting Valentines Day Gift Ideas #TwoBlogsFunGuides

January 18, 2016

Looking for Valentines Gift ideas and treats to give all your valentines? Conversation Hearts Valentine Sweets Tower and Cheryl’s Valentine Mailbox with Treats are featured in Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Lovers #TwoBlogsFunGuides! 

Conversation Hearts Valentine Sweets Tower

Conversation Hearts Valentine Sweets Tower

 

Welcome to the 2016 #TwoBlogsFunGuides Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Lovers Guide. This guide is full of fun and exciting gift ideas for couples or romantic partners. All of these gift ideas will be sweet, cute, romantic, and thoughtful. Each of these gifts are personally recommended by Women and Their Pretties and/or Mama Smith’s. Be sure to check daily because we are constantly adding the new items that we discover!

 

Source: Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Lovers #TwoBlogsFunGuides

 

 

 

Cheryl's Valentine's Mailbox with Treats

Cheryl’s Valentine’s Mailbox with Treats