I can't believe after 3 years I finally pulled these darn things out and finished them! The bad news is that I can't post them now because I don't want my party guests to see them before the party. I only made 4 and there are 14 guests invited so that makes it pretty obvious that not everyone will get one. The fun part will be after the first one is won and the reaction it gets. I am wondering if others will be trying to figure out exactly which box the other 3 are in and wait for bidding.
Okay let me explain this a little about the prizes and such. Each guest at my party will get a certain amount of Santa Bucks in their swag bags that way everyone has some money to spend at the auction. They will play games and have a chance to win more Santa Bucks during the night. At the end of the night I will hold the auction for the prizes I have made for the party. The prizes are all wrapped up so no one knows what are in the boxes they are bidding on. When they open the box they can keep the prize or sell it back to me for half of what they paid for it. If they sell it back the prize is set back for the end of the auction for guests to bid on. The fun part for me is to choose a box and have people bid on a wrapped gift that they have no idea what it could be! All the gifts are wrapped in two different wrapping papers and there are different size boxes so it will be hard to determine what is in the box even though there are some duplicate prizes. Sound like fun? It might not be fun for my guests but it sure is a lot of fun for me, and in the long run isn't that all that matters? *okie laughs evilly*.
There are only 15 recipes in the book. I would have liked to included more but not sure I would have found O-wires big enough if I made it any thicker!
I used a lot of cuts from the From My Kitchen cartridge and there are a lot of cuts in the book that I don't remember where I got them, remember this was started 3 years ago! I know some of them are original designs I made using George because back when I started this book we didn't have all the options for cuts like we do now.
I believe the prize winners will like the books and if they don't...well they can always sell it back to me and I can auction it off again later. However, I don't think that will be happening!