I had all these plans about running the giveaway, drawing the winners the next day and having your details to the company to send your prize the day after.
In the words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, big mistake, HUGE!
The entries started pouring in and by the end there were over 700 to go through! To make it as fair as I possibly could, they were judged without seeing the name of the entrant and I had no idea who was who until it was all picked!
I went through them all and the stories you told were amazing. So many of you went the extra mile and wrote little poems which I absolutely adored and there were so many brilliant memories of Women's Weekly cakes, and few hilairous stories to boot.
There were magicians that made you cry, hugely expensive cakes that tasted like crap, toddlers knocking over cakes, biting goats as presents, dancing in the rain and even parties that went ahead after being told no parties!
My absolute favourite entry was this funny poem from Kristie about her 12th birthday party:
Ouch. I don't know about you, but I'm squeezing my legs together right now.When I turned twelve
I thought I was cool
had a party
invited friends from school
We played and squealed
and had so much fun
But I had to do better
showing off to everyone
I climbed the highest tree
in our small backyard
and squealed from the top
made everyone laugh
but then it happened
I lost my grip
and with the speed of light
I started to slip.
My thighs either side
of that great big tree
I slid down the trunk
and I let out a scream
I got to the bottom
my thighs red and rare
a great big bark rash
across my you-know-where
I was bleeding and sore
and could barely walk
but one thing was accomplished
around school they did talk
They whispered and giggled
behind the scenes
of the time I climbed a tree
in a skirt not jeans..
The other winners are:
Duplo pack - Melissa Puli
McCormick pack - Kristie Tatton
Bosisto's pack - Katie Lintner
Kellogg's & Be Natural pack - Fiona Charlton
Coles vouchers - Trish Taylor, Lela Brown, Lee Jenkins, Kellie Anderson
Smiggle packs - Kellie Blanden, Kez McGugan, Chantel BossyMummy
Tinyme vouchers - Alison Unwin, Kate Young, Melissa Okimoto
Rascal Rumps pack - Shelly Anne
Natural Transition pack - Alyson Bourne
Moonpig voucher - Katrina Hill
Eartopia earrings - Jen Whitehead, Vija Leitis, Heather Coutts
Rosylou Handmade voucher - Julie Nitz
Crafty Mummy pack - Ann Trebeck
You will all be notified in the next few days to obtain postal addresses, and those that already supplied them can keep an eye out on the post for your prize!
Thanks again for entering and for helping me share the competition through social media. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't pinch myself at how lucky I am to be part of this amazing community. And one more soppy thank you, this time for the fabulous birthday messages for Tricky - you all made it an awesome experience.