May 23rd, 2013

35 Summer Party Recipes {plus} iPod Shuffle Giveaway!

It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend- the kick-off to summer,  and that means Food, Family, Friends, and Fun!

Here a few of our favorite appetizers and snacks to get your party started.  Wherever you are headed, good food and good music are always a must.  To sweeten your summer we are giving away an Apple iPod Shuffle.  Now you can always have your favorite recipes here on Caramel Potatoes and your favorite tunes at hand!!

Summer Appetizers and Drinks



iPod Shuffle Giveaway

This giveaway is for an Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation 2GB {Silver}.  Includes earphones and USB cable.

How to Enter:

1.  Leave a comment below and tell us one of your playlist favorites

For an additional entry:

2.  Like Caramel Potatoes on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling us so.

3.  Follow Caramel Potatoes on Pinterest and leave a separate comment telling us so.

4.  Follow Caramel Potatoes on Twitter and leave a separate comment telling us so.

5.  Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and leave a separate comment telling us so.

Fine Print

Giveaway ends Sunday, June 2. 2013 at 10 pm CST

Must have a US or Canada Shipping address to win


Good Luck and have a great summer!


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368 Responses to “35 Summer Party Recipes {plus} iPod Shuffle Giveaway!”

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