It’s Coming… The Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

UBP10-jan-sue-300pixOkay Ladies, here it is… the dates for the 5th Annual Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom…

April 1 through April 8

Mark your calendars.

But don’t worry about booking plane tickets, hotel reservations, or calling babysitters, because this party comes to you right where you are at… online!

If you’re not sure what the Ultimate Blog Party is all about, here’s a video with some of our blogging buddies last year explaining the “What, Who, Why and When” of the Ultimate Blog Party.

So if you want a little more back story…

In 2007, Janice had this crazy idea to start something she called a “blog party” where Mom Bloggers would link up and “party” together in a blog carnival style, visiting each other’s sites and getting to know one another.  Almost 1000 bloggers joined in and the annual Ultimate Blog Party was born.

It’s funny to think back to 2007… it feels like ancient history in the blogosphere’s timeline. But together with you — our fabulous community — we created a groundbreaking event with the first “Blog Party” of its kind (that we know about.)

And you mom bloggers know how to party… each year the UBP gets bigger and better…

In 2008, the UBP had over 1500 bloggers participating and in 2009, over 2000 bloggers participated, and in 2010 the number passed 2300 bloggers partying with us.

And it just keeps growing,. The Ultimate Blog Party has not only grown in participating blogs (hitting more than 2300 blogs in 2010), but it has also “grown” in the variety of ways online “partiers” are connected in real life events — from live personal concerts featuring recording artist Chris Mann to webcast chats.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ultimate Blog Party – What, Who, Why and When video. We had so much fun putting it together and catching glimpses of your lives.

What’s Next

We’ll be posting more soon about how you can join the party… but for now, flip your calendar to April 1 through April 8 and plan to party online with us and the rest of the fabulous mom blogging community.

You can get in the party mood and start thinking about what you’ll include in your 2011 “party post” by visiting some of the party posts from previous years.

UBP 2007
UBP 2008
UBP 2009
UBP 2010

We will be publishing Ultimate Blog Party buttons and banners that you can include on your blog to invite your readers to party with you.

The Ultimate Blog Party is all about you and this awesome community of bloggers. We are honored to host it and we’re looking forward to partying with you April 1st through 8th.


  1. says

    Awesome! I just thought to ask you about this today and here’s my answer already.

    Are you going to have more categories this time? 2010 had sooo many entries on the family friendly that it was so easy to get lost in it. Maybe divide it more to family friendly, decorating/DIY, dad writers, deal seekers, special needs, etc. Just a suggestion, :)

  2. says

    Awesome! my first blog party. Looking forward to it as I have something awesome planned for April. That’s just the motivation I needed. Dated added on my iPhone or should I say mobile office. :)

  3. says

    Sounds great. I’m attending the New York Getting Gorgeous event early in the week which is sure to get me in the partying mood.

    Is there anything I need to be doing right now to RSVP?


    • says

      How fun… Getting Gorgeous events are fabulous.

      No need to RSVP now, we’ll be posting code for badges shortly and more information will follow.

  4. says

    Oh I was so excited when I saw this and then realized that it is spring break week and I will be on a cruise with very little access to the internet! Hope all of you have a great time! We leave on the 2nd. Maybe I can party for one day? No possible chance of joining the party afterwards? Does it live on past the date?

    • says

      We tried to have it not fall during spring break, but it’s tough b/c the holiday is different in different areas and for different schools.

      You can play along for one day, add your url to the linky and enter in for the prizes. The linky list lives on forever and people keeping visiting long after the week is over.

  5. says

    YAY! I’ve got it on my calendar and already been thinking of what to do! Thank you so much for doing this again. It’s always so much fun and a great way to meet so many new and creative friends, including fellow grandparents, boomers, and seniors – which I so appreciate. And I KNOW how much hard work is involved so THANK YOU in advance for that as well. Have a blessed week :)

  6. says

    Yay! I met so many amazing people the first time I participated! Missed it last year, but this year I have something fun planned!


  7. says

    I participated for the first time last year right around the time I opened my blog to the world. I cannot wait to do it again. I had a blast.

  8. says

    I’ve been here with you every year ~ So excited for this year too! :) One of THE events I look forward to most each year. So many great people to meet, blogs to learn about, FUN! FUN! FUN!

    I’ll be waiting for the Par-tay buttons to go live and all the details for this years event. WoooHooooo!!!! #UBP11 Let the fun begin!

  9. says

    What a fabulous idea! I am in full support and I would love to help support the blog party!
    I am willing to piggyback a event on facebook and invite our 8000+ contacts and help get the event in full swing! We are excited! We are new to the blogging world so I know our vendors will be awfully excited!
    Thanks and nice to meet you all,
    Jackie Ladner.

  10. says

    Will we need to do a pre post again and then a list of the prizes we want to win in another post? I created this years post LAST year because I didn’t want to forget all the stuff I wanted to talk about. LOL Now I’m adding photos. =) This year I have to cut back on the length of my comments. Last year I was leaving paragraphs and couldn’t get thru as many as I had hoped.

  11. says

    Just curious when you contact us about submitting a prize? I submitted a week or so ago and haven’t heard back….just want to make sure you received what you needed.

    Thank you!
    Chesapeake Ribbons

  12. snarky says

    on “submitting a prize” it said they must not be used (obviously). I upcycle disney golden books into disney world character autograph books. Am I allowed to submit something like that?

  13. says

    I’ve been looking forward to this for a while and have already got my post planned, but am a little disappointed to see that it looks like you have to be on Twitter to win a prize? Will there be any way around that for those of us who haven’t had a reason to add that complication to our lives yet?

  14. says

    This will be my first time to participate in the UBP! I’m excited! I’m just finishing up my “teasers invitation” post on my blog. I have even submitted a prize. Where do I go to sign up and link my blog? Do I wait until tomorrow (4/1) to do that? I’m sooooooooooooooo excited!!!

  15. says

    I submitted a Prize Submission form and then realized I had something else to give away. I never confirmed the email for the first form. I filled the form out again with the correct info but it won’t let me submit because i never verified the first one. Am I out of luck or is there anyway to resubmit the info? thanks!

  16. says

    A newbie here, but excited to be a Party Girl :)
    I am very family friendly btw and thoroughly thrilled to be here!
    I could also link up a great piece of jewelry if more prizes are needed – just let me know!


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