Father's Day gifts...shop in time for delivery!

June is almost here and that means you've got to get ready for Father's Day! Be sure to order in plenty of time for delivery - June 1st is the "official" cut off. We already mentioned our monogrammed cooler earlier this month. Here's a favorite platter for any of those grilling dads out there:
Our acrylic ice bucket looks perfect for Dad with his CIRCLE monogram:
since the Daddy in our house already has plenty of La Plates gear, this is what he's getting from the kiddos...picked out by them:


Placemat Giveaway!

I have long admired parents of multiples. When I think of what it takes for me to get out the door with my crew, I can only imagine the challenge when it's x 2, 3, 4, 5, 6...whoa! This week, La Plates is teaming up with Multiples and More to giveaway 4 placemats to a lucky reader. What parent wouldn't love something to help out with mealtime chaos? We think the lucky winner will love our Handwriting Placemats...what's better than something to entertain while you get dinner on the table? Better yet, they may learn to write their name! To enter, go here and leave a comment. They are even giving extra chances to win - check it out!


Housing Works - NYC

We recently donated La Plates for Housing Works Design on a Dime. We heard the event was a huge success and just came across Habitually Chic's run down of the fabulous design work - all in the name of raising funds for HIV/AIDS. La Plates was shown in the Country Living gift baskets - Gingham Plates from their May issue.
photo = hudsongoodsblog


Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day has always marked the beginning of summer. From my days as an Indianapolis girl, I remember heading to the lake and listening to the Indy 500 on the radio. Post-college, as an Atlanta girl, we'd pack up the convertible and head to the beach. Now, as a mom of 2 young boys, the furthest I can get is the pool! No matter where you are this Memorial Day weekend, La Plates is the perfect product to serve your family, your guests, yourself!

In preparation for a fabulous summer of entertaining, we're offering 20% off our entire site, but only until Monday, May 25th. Enter MEMDAY when you checkout and the discount will be applied. Don't forget to enter the code, we can't add it after the order has been placed.


Celebrate with Confetti!

Checkout our latest member of the family, the Confetti Plate at La Plates:


A winner among moms!

Thanks to all our friends & family that voted for La Plates in the recent Startup Nation contest. Boys in the fam, I won't hold it against you that you forgot to vote. La Plates ranked in the Top 200 Mom Entrepreneurs in the country - wohoo! Here's all the info on the contest:

"The winners are in! CONGRATULATIONS go to the 2009 Top 200 Leading Moms in Business!

They’re a group of phenomenal marketers and business minds, having accumulated over 621,000 votes were cast by supporters in this first-ever Leading Moms in Business competition. Along with our sponsor, the leading email marketing provider, VerticalResponse, our goal has been to shine the spotlight on moms who’ve chosen the path of owning a business. We believe strongly in the vital role that these extraordinary individuals play in our economy, in our communities, and in our families across America."

Again, we appreciate you taking the time to send La Plates your love!

End of the Year Teacher Gifts

I can't believe the school year is over! Here at La Plates, we have great personalized gifts for every occasion. Our friend Cate sent us a picture of her teacher gifts and we had to share...wouldn't any teacher be thrilled to get homemade cookies on a personalized plate? Be sure to send us photos of your family and friends using La Plates.


Join us on the La Plates/Twitter adventure! We're not going to knock it until we've tried it. Feel free to leave us any tips, tricks or comments from your Tweeting experiences! You can follow us at: http://twitter.com/LaPlates or click on the logo below.


Vine Plate gets a makeover!

Do you ever feel like you need a little sprucing up? Spring is the time for change, so we decided one of our designs needed a little TLC. We gave it a little au natural - "naturish" look. We hope you like the changes. La Plates Vine Plate:You will still find our Vine Plate in the same place on our website - enjoy!


Great gift for Father's Day

Not sure what to get your dad, brother, grandpa or hubby this Father's Day? Why not a La Plates Cooler? Our coolers are perfect for 12 beverages of your choice. They also have a handy bottle opener attached on the side. Perfect for bbq-ing out back, a picnic at the park or tailgating for your favorite team. Customize by color of cooler, font style & thread color - they'll love it! Order by June 1st for delivery by Father's Day, June 21st.
a collection of coolers gifted to graduates this spring...color coordinated to their favorite team.


Donuts are for dipping!

In the midst of a wild week of travel, we "postponed" our second child's birthday until this weekend. Actually, we weren't going to have a party until I read a genius idea from Twist Entertaining. They described a Donut Dipping Party that I decided was my solution...a quick Saturday morning party, before soccer games & chaos began. Not to mention #2 is obsessed with the movie Cars, so this could justify us playing the movie for the 100th time! I've decided short and sweet parties are perfect. Now we've got pictures to prove we hosted a 2 year old birthday party for #2...he's not the forgotten second child, after all!


Happy Mother's Day

I just got up off the floor...I have not laughed this hard in a while! If you have a friend that needs a shout out for Mother's Day, go to MomsRising.org and send a customized video. Here's the video that was sent to me - the winner of Mother of the Year!


Happy 1st Birthday La Plates!

Because La Plates has been my "baby" this year, I feel it only appropriate to celebrate the conclusion of our first year in style! Since we can't treat you all to cake via your computer, we've decided to celebrate with a giveaway! Leave a comment below, telling us your favorite La Plates product, design or why you love us. We will select a winner at random on Friday, May 9th. Each entry/comment will have a chance to win:
- 1 La Plates 10" plate, your choice of design
- 1 La Plates 10"x 14" platter, your choice of design
- 1 La Plates placemat, your choice of design
#1 celebrating his 1st birthday
#2 celebrating his 1st birthday - notice one of our first La Plates!

Thanks for making our 1st year such a fabulous success! We look forward to working with you for many years to come - cheers!

winners were selected using random.org
La Plates PLATE = lundy
La Plates PLATTER = Dumbwit Tellher
La Plates PLACEMAT = Ashley