Holiday Baking and Entertaining Essentials Guide

This Golden Holiday Baking and Entertaining Guide is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are all my own.

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is here and so is my round-up with this essential holiday baking and entertaining guide.

Mug of hot cocoa - entertaining and holiday baking essentials

Cozy up with a hot mug of cocoa and learn about my holiday essentials AND a fun game of treasure hunting!

I love the holiday season, from the time we have with friends and family to the decorations and glorious foods and baked goodies! With all of this fun, it’s time to take stock of our holiday kitchen and baking essentials, then check out my list and head to Cost Plus World Market to play their Golden Christmas Cracker Treasure Hunt for your chance to win a reward to spend on those treasures in your shopping basket!

Golden Christmas Cracker Treasure Hunt

What is the Golden Christmas Cracker Treasure Hunt?

Christmas Crackers, “Crackers” are used as decorative party favors to celebrate a variety of other special occasions and festive events. Cost Plus World Market is known for having the largest collection of Christmas Crackers available during the holiday season. The tradition of pulling the crackers and donning of the party hats has created a relaxed, festive atmosphere certain to get any party function off the ground.

The Golden Christmas Cracker Treasure Hunt is all about great fun and is easy to play. When you visit your local Cost Plus World Market between November 1st – November 27th, not only do you get to shop and enjoy all of the beautiful items they have, but you can also enjoy looking for treasure, worth up $100! Their Golden Christmas Cracker not only consists of a $20, 50 or $100 reward but once a winner pops open the Christmas Cracker, they will also receive a paper crown (tissue party hat), a motto (joke or riddle), a snap (friction activated popping device), and a small gift or novelty item.

Here’s how to play the Golden Christmas Cracker Treasure Hunt

  • Every day beginning Friday, November 1st  through Wednesday, November 27th  your local Cost Plus World Market store will hide 8 Golden Christmas Crackers pieces throughout the store.
  • Each day, there will be a daily clue shared which you can find in the store, through Cost Plus World Markets email, and on social media. Use the clue to help you find a Golden Christmas Cracker piece and you could receive a reward.
  • Find (1) Golden Christmas Cracker piece and bring it to the nearest store associate to exchange for a reward coupon worth $20, $50 or $100. The reward is valid only on the day it is awarded, so fill up your basket and be prepared to shop.
  • Limit one (1) reward per person throughout the Promotion Period (11/1/19 – 11/27/19), regardless of store location(s) visited. EMPLOYEES AND DESIGNATED SHOPPER NOT ELIGIBLE. See Terms of Participation for complete details. For the full list of official rules, visit here.

My suggestion: Be in the parking lot of your local Cost Plus World Market, wait for my clue, I’ll share it every day at 8 am (eastern) between November 1st until November 27th (2019), simply keep up with me on my Instagram Stories to see what the daily clue will be, then wait for the store to open and walk in with clue in hand! You can also find the daily clues at any Cost Plus World Markets social channels and in their emails.

Find a participating store near you here.

Here are the first joke and clue!

Golden Christmas Cracker Clue #1

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This year I’ve decided to share a few of my own personal favorite Christmas baking and entertaining essentials to get the festive creativity flowing. Here are my top 10 favorite entertaining and holiday baking essentials that also make perfect gifts for that person in your life that loves to bake and entertain.

My Top 10 Essential Holiday Baking and Entertaining Guide

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  1. This is awesome! We just bought our house this march so I barely have any christmas supplies and am going to need a lot of this for baking! I don’t realize that I need something until i go to make something and I’m like oh, I don’t even have a cookie sheet! lol

    1. Congratulations on the new home! Cost Plus World Market is always my first stop for quality kitchen products… and then, of course, you get to enjoy perusing everything else while you’re there. Happy Holidays and happy restocking your new home!

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