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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me Blogging Event!! (And you’re invited!!!)

Filed under: Blogging Event — shaye3 @ 9:47 am
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My birthday is tomorrow, July 9th.
(Let’s not worry about the silly math problem of how old it makes me, let’s just consider me one year cuter.) 😉

Because it’s my birthday, I’d like to have a party–and you’re all invited!

I’ve always wanted to do a blogging event, so I thought I’d exploit my birthday for just that purpose. Besides, who doesn’t love a picnic? (Especially when I can guarantee that you won’t get any poison ivy or bug bites as a result!)

So here’s the deal–I would LOVE it if you would cook up a dish to bring to my picnic to share as a post. It can be anything you want that you would actually bring as a covered dish to a pot luck, pitch-in, or whatever you call it in your neck of the woods. (You don’t even have to worry about being assigned a category like main dish, drinks, sides, desserts, etc. because those things always seem to work themselves out anyway.)

On your post please include a link to this announcement, say that your post is part of this event and that the event results will be July 28th. Heck, you can even copy and post a copy of the invitation if you want to! (There’s no such thing a party crasher when you’re inviting everybody anyway.)

Then email me at Shaye3333 at yahoo dot com and tell me:

  • Your name (the name you want to appear on the roundup post)
  • Your blog’s name
  • The URL that links back to your picnic party post
  • The name of your dish, a picture of the dish, and a very short description of the dish that I can post with the picture
  • Also, just for giggles, tell me what you like to at a picnic for fun. Are you croquet people? Or are you more casual frisbee people? Is touch football more your speed? Or do you like to picnic at the beach and then go looking in tide pools? I’d love to know how you’d spend time at your ideal picnic!!

(By the way, if you don’t have a food blog, that’s ok, too! You can still email me with a picture of your dish and everything except your blog info.)

I truly love my readers, and I hope you can all come!!!



  1. Great idea! And Happy Early Birthday!

    Comment by Elle — Tuesday, July 8, 2008 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  2. Perfect idea…..I will have to make something and bring it.
    Happy Birthday to one of my Bestest Friends!

    Comment by Jen — Tuesday, July 8, 2008 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  3. Oh SNAP! I missed your birthday – Happy Birthday!!!! I hope it was a great one!! Regular weekend ahead, I’m going to dream something up for your event, great idea! Especially since that’s pretty much all we eat in the summer – picnic food!

    Comment by the delish — Friday, July 11, 2008 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  4. How fun! Happy late Birthday.
    Lately I’ve been bring Costco vegetable platters to potlucks. This is going to stretch me. 😉

    Comment by Renaedujour — Friday, July 11, 2008 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

  5. Thanks so much for the kind birthday wishes girls!!

    I was afraid that nobody would come to my party, so I’m SO excited to have FOUR people coming!!!

    Comment by shaye3 — Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  6. Make that 5, sistah! Happy Belated Birthday, my dear! 🙂

    Comment by canarygirl — Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:20 am | Reply

  7. Thanks Nik! And welcome back to the web, we’ve MISSED you!! 😉

    Comment by shaye3 — Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  8. Ok so since I having a party for a friend who is moving I will make my pasta salad, take pics and post them.. That is what I am bringing to your party. Sound good! Either that or I may make that lime jello stuff that I am addicted to and bring that.

    Comment by Jen — Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

  9. […] Now, there are a couple of events that I want to participate in. My very good friend Shaye, at Smarter than Pancakes had a birthday recently, and would like us to bring something to her Birthday Picnic! […]

    Pingback by » Michelle’s Incredible Lentil Salad — Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 8:45 am | Reply

  10. […] also knew this would be the perfect thing to bring to my friend shaye at smarter than pancakes’s birthday party picnic blogging event. check it out on the 28th – she’ll share what all of her guests have brought to the […]

    Pingback by summer bbq « the delish — Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 2:57 pm | Reply

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