The 2009 Ultimate Blog Party Is Coming Soon

by Janice

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

The holiday season may have ended, but we mom bloggers know the REAL party season is just beginning…

Yes, ladies it is time to start getting ready for The Ultimate Blog Party 2009, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom!

For those of you who may be partying with us for the first time, The Ultimate Blog Party is a blogging carnival for you to meet other mom bloggers, have fun and win prizes.

It is the mom blogging event of the year — you don’t want to miss it!

Last year, at The Ultimate Blog Party 2008 we had over 1500 bloggers participating. Yes, our UBP parties are the perfect place to meet new blogging friends, promote your blog, win prizes and have a TON of blogging fun!

But before we can get started, we need some party decor.

If you joined us last year, you’ll recall that we asked our fantastic readers to take part in a design contest, creating our festive Ultimate Blog Party banners and buttons. We were so impressed by the quality designs that we received that we decided to do it again this year.

So designers, show us – and the rest of the blogosphere – what you think the UBP 2009 designs should look like.

Here’s how to enter our Ultimate Blog Party 2009 Design Contest:

  • Submit your design ideas to us at info at 5minutesformom dot com by Tuesday, February 10th. (Please note that it is a UBP design entry in the subject. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us.)
  • Please submit three images in the following dimensions:
  • For some inspiration, check out last year’s finalists.

On Thursday, February 12th, we will post the finalists (as decided by the 5 Minutes for Mom team) and the voting will begin!

Readers will vote for their favorite design and the designer with the most votes will win and become our designer for the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 buttons. (You can send your readers over to vote for you – that is fair game.)

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a party without fabulous swag for all of our party goers.

Just like last year, the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 will rock the blogosphere for one week. This year it is a little later in March — it will run from March 20th to March 27th and it will be packed with prizes.

Our prize page last year received tons of traffic. So if you want to promote your blog, site or store, become a prize sponsor!

Once again, Pamela from Happy Panda will be helping us manage the prize contributors.

If you want to submit a prize for the party, please email Pamela.

Thank you so much Pamela!

Everyone is welcome to host a prize. All prizes will be listed on our Ultimate Blog Party 2009 Prize Page. The page will be continually updated with new prizes as they are submitted.

Please Note: Prizes must be for something FREE. Discounts on products and services will not be included. If you are providing a gift certificate, it must be for an amount that can purchase an item.

If you missed last year’s party – or you just want a refresher on how it all worked – click over and check out last year’s instructions and last year’s Ultimate Blog Party post, complete with the Mr. Linky of all the participating bloggers.

We will post again soon with further instructions and details on The Ultimate Blog Party 2009, but for now send in your designs, prize donations and start getting ready for the The Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

And remember, if you want to submit a prize for the party, please email Pamela.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kisha January 29, 2009 at 9:06 am

What a way to celebrate my birthday to, can’t wait!


2 bee January 29, 2009 at 11:08 am

YAY!!! Maybe I can plan some sort of bloggy comeback!


3 casual friday everyday January 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

I’m so excited for this years party!

:–) Nell


4 Casey January 29, 2009 at 11:51 am

That sounds so fun! I’m looking forward to it.


5 FireMom January 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm

So exciting! I just contacted an etsy seller about a hopeful go-together for our giveaway this year. Hope it pans out! (I might have another plan otherwise!)


6 Jamaise January 29, 2009 at 7:45 pm

How exciting! I have plenty of time to prepare. Calendar is maked :))


7 sara l. January 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Can’t wait…Last year’s was a BLAST!


8 BlapherMJ January 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I remember this from last year and am looking forward to it again this year!


9 jennifer bowen January 30, 2009 at 11:34 pm

now i cant wait for this i think i missed out last year but this year i’m so there and when you get the baners ready let me know so i can post one on my site 8)


10 Gina January 31, 2009 at 1:10 am

I’m excited to join the fun!


11 Stephanie February 1, 2009 at 2:11 am

So exciting! I can’t wait to be a part of the festivities again this year! And I bet there will be even more participants in 2009 – this year’s party is going to be rockin’!


12 emma February 3, 2009 at 2:18 am

This sounds like such an awesome party! I have to admit, I’m a little nervous – throwing parties always stress me out – will I have the right food, what kind of music should I play, did I remember to clean everything sufficiently… Very relieved and excited by the idea of throwing a party for which I do not have to clean my bathtub and kitchen floor!


13 Erica February 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun. I can’t wait :)


14 Debz February 3, 2009 at 9:24 pm

This will be my third year! Yeah!!! Looking forward to March!!!!!


15 oh amanda February 4, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Cannot cannot wait! The UBP was my introduction to blogging!! YAY


16 Hillgirl February 6, 2009 at 10:45 am

Yay! This is my first year participating, and I cannot wait for the festivities to begin. Looking forward to lots of fun!


17 Nanny Deprived February 7, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Fun times! I met so many great people and fun blogs! I’ll have to start thinking how to decorate my blog for the party!


18 Beth February 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm

This looks like so much fun! I’m still new to the blogging world. I can’t wait to meet new friends!


19 Katherine February 8, 2009 at 11:51 am

Last year I loved seeing everyone’s different styles of writing and design. Can’t wait to see you all this year!


20 Elizabeth February 8, 2009 at 11:53 am

You can bet good ol “Shoot Me Now” blog will be in the party mix. This is a fantastic idea from a great site. Women are TERRIFIC bloggers… we all have voices we never had before!


21 Pregnancy Blog February 9, 2009 at 2:41 am

Can’t believe a whole year has gone by already. I had lots of fun visiting new blogs. Can’t wait :)



22 Ginny February 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Can’t wait!


23 Shop with Me Mama February 12, 2009 at 3:02 am

This will be the first year I get to participate! How exciting!!! Can’t wait! :)


24 Fran February 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm

oh this is so lovely and I’m looking forward to it. Last year was fun.:)


25 Dominick A. Miserandino February 15, 2009 at 7:41 pm

VALUES (”, ’0′, ‘$250 for an Essay’, ‘Write an Essay and you can win $250 or one of ten box sets’,
’2009-02-13′, ’2009-02-29′)


26 Cascia February 18, 2009 at 10:10 am

I think I’ll finally participate this year. I wanted to last year, but life happened. Looking forward to it. I’ll have to think about what I’ll donate for a prize too. Probably something health related, maybe a book?


27 Jennifer Valerie February 18, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Last year was my first and I had loads of fun. I didn’t get to visit everyone because life got busy. This year I’m already planning how I’m going to get to all of them [hopefully :)]


28 Angie February 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

it’s gonna be great! can’t wait!!!


29 Rona February 27, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I’ve enjoyed your Blog Parties very much. And are still blogging buddies with some that I met at the first one.


30 Boutique Flair February 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Last year was so much fun. Looking forward to this year’s party!!!


31 Michelle Cox, Made by Michelle February 28, 2009 at 1:10 am

This sounds like lots of fun!!


32 Tricia February 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm

New to the whole bloggy world. HOpe I can play too. Can’t wait to see what its all about. Helping to suport my fellow bloggers as I click on my way out.


33 Modern Mom Muse March 1, 2009 at 3:55 am

It’s only March 1 & I’m already psyched for this year’s Ultimate Blog Party! Whee Whoo!!


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