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Geek Pride Day: Hungry Coqui’s First Giveaway!

Recently, Star Wars fans the world over celebrated May the Fourth be with you. While I have seen all of the movies, I am not a huge Star Wars fan, so I did not partake. However, May 4 isn’t the only day this month to let your geek flag fly. May 25th (the anniversary of Star Wars), has been considered Geek Pride Day for several years now, and I’m celebrating in my little corner of the blogosphere with HC’s very first GIVEAWAY!!! YAY!!!

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I have acquired these geeky t-shirts, and I will be giving them away on May 25th of this year. The rules of entry are simple:

  1. You must subscribe to the blog directly or to one of the social media feeds to be an official entrant.
  2. You may subscribe/like/follow multiple feeds for multiple entries.
  3. Entries are accepted until 11:59pm (Central) on May 24th.

Follow HC on the following sites to earn an entry to the contest. (If you’re already following, you’re already entered!)

That’s six chances to win! Follow HC today!

A closer look at the prizes (click to enlarge):

This ladies tee features Yoshi and is a generously cut size medium. I have one that fits comfortably and I normally wear a large. Two of these will be given away.
This ladies tee features Yoshi and is a generously cut size medium. I have one that fits comfortably and I normally wear a large. Two of these will be given away.
This regular tee is a size Large and includes Blanka, Guile, Ryu, Ken, Dhalsim, and Chun Li from Street Fighter II. One of these is available to win.
This regular tee is a size Large and includes Blanka, Guile, Ryu, Ken, Dhalsim, and Chun Li from Street Fighter II. One of these is available to win.
Winners will be contacted via email on May 25th and announced that day on the blog and social media. Winners will have until 11:59 (Central) on May 31st to respond via email and claim the reward, or new winners will be chosen and contacted.
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Yoshi Hats for Little Man’s Birthday

For my son’s first birthday, we picked Yoshi as the theme after his favorite plush toy. After lots of google and pinterest surfing, I found a fabulous little party hat that I could make myself for all the attendees. Myself and 2 AMAZING friends of mine spent an evening putting together about 30 of these:

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And they were absolutely adorable! If you have a choice, I probably would’ve set up a craft table at the party and let the kids make it themselves. But if you’re going to make them in advance, a couple friends and an assembly line is the way to go.

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Little Man turns 1: Yoshi Birthday Cake!

yoshi birthday cake
My son’s first birthday was last month. I forgot to share this with you all. We selected Yoshi from Mario bros as our theme for his party. This resulted in one bomb-diggity cake.

What do you think? I’m extremely proud of it! I did it all freehand. I was short on time, though, so I used a box cake mix.

First, I drew the outline of the cake to scale on some construction paper. I was able to lay that on top of the sheet cake and carve out Yoshi in his egg.

Finally, I baked a single cupcake for his 1-Up mushroom, which was Little Man’s unofficial smash cake. For the tongue, I flattened and stretched out a piece of Laffy Taffy.

The icing is made from scratch so I’ll post that recipe at a later date. Perhaps I’ll do a tutorial of the cake as well? Hmmm…

More Party Things

I also enlisted a friend’s help to make some Yoshi hats for guests and Yoshi egg centerpieces for the tables. I think they turned out nicely! Thanks, Pinterest!