First, I’d like to again thank all of the participants for accepting this challenge and completely ROCKING it.  You are ALL winners!  
So without further adieu, here are the much anticipated results!  The judges broke it down into 7 categories all based on the guidelines given to participants!  

Activity Originality – Hostess with the Mostess
Unique Favor Idea – Hostess with the Mostess
Food PresentationBird’s Party


Best Interpretation of Theme Eye Candy Event Details


Most Innovation Décor IdeaPiggy Bank Parties


Best Use of Budget – Four Way Tie! 
Hostess with the Mostess


Overall Winner –  Eye Candy Event Details



Fan Favorite – Eye Candy Event Details

So there you have it!  Please remember that I speak for ALL of the judges, Carolyn from CHS Creative Productions, Tanya from Save the Date for Cupcakes and Jillian from Catch My Party when I say this voting was very difficult and honestly, every single party amazed us. There was something that we loved about EACH of your parties. Thank you so much for your inspiration! Until the next challenge…

As a mechanism to bring you all of this wonderful party on a budget inspiration in ONE place, I’m introducing “The Benjamin Project”.  An online electronic publication that will consolidate all of the challenge entries, vendors, judges and even giveaway contributors!  I thought that this would be a wonderful way to take this little challenge to the next level and put these ideas at your fingertips.  Readers will be able to download the publication and reference it as needed!  I asked Kristy from The Purple Pug if she would partner with me in doing this publication and luckily she said Yes!  Not only is she amazing at what she does, she is also quite the clever word-smither (is that a word).   So please stay tuned for the first issue of “The Benjamin Project” in the coming months!


  1. Bird says:

    LOVE!!! Thank you for my award! 😀

    Congratulations to all the winners and the amazing designers for all the fabulous entries!!

    HUGE congrats to Laura for the fabulous, totally worthy place!!

  2. melismama says:

    Knuckle Bumps to all the talent out there. There is not a day that goes by where all these ladies inspire me to throw a better party….be more creative and listen to my passion inside for party styling and planning!

    Hats off!


  3. Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns says:

    Yay Laura!!

  4. Piggy Bank Parties says:

    Congratulations to Laura of Eye Candy Details and the other winners! Bravo to all the Designers! Huge THANKS to the Ebony, the Judges and to all the FaNs for supporting and loving us! {hogs and kisses}

  5. Latisha Horton says:

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYY Laura! Way to go… I truly enjoyed your budget friendly creation! Everyone did a fabulous job and inspired me more than you'll ever know!

    xoxo, Latisha

  6. Kustom Kreations by Elisha Akram says:

    Everything is Fabulous!!!! Congrats to Laura!!!!! Awesome!!!

  7. Laura { Eye Candy Event Details} says:

    thank you so much!! This truly is an honor to have won in this group of my favorite designers & friends! Thank you all for pushing me every day to be the best I can be! xoxo

  8. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe says:

    Beautiful job ladies!

  9. Clemens * Clemens Designs* says:

    Congratulations to all the amazing ladies!!! And a big hurray for Laura!!!! Amazing party and details!! Can't wait for the next challenge!!!xo

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