Giveaway: Totally Bamboo’s Puzzle Party Platter

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20-7661 Puzzle2_61-1Guys, I’m pretty klutzy.

Seriously. Despite growing up with ballet (I do still perfectly point my toes, and have REALLY good Balanchine-esque hand positioning at times), I am constantly bumping into things, dropping things, all of that good stuff.  Gravity has a particularly strong effect on me, apparently. This is particularly disconcerting at events, where you are balancing a handbag, a program, a glass of wine and a plate of food while navigating around people and talking.

It’s amazing I haven’t ruined more dresses with splattered sauces or wine.

When I got a pitch for Totally Bamboo Puzzle Party Platter, I was intrigued.  To be honest, the puzzle thing is sort of kitschy, but the purpose is fantastic:  it’s a platter (interlocking, so you could use these as a display for individual dishes as well) that has a hole for your wine glass.  No more balancing act; you can just stand there non-chalantly as you hold your eco-friendly (bamboo is a renewable resource!) kind of cool platter.  They come in sets of two, so you could grab a few sets for your summer picnic or a wine-and-cheese party, or for pizza rolls.  I won’t judge.  I prefer the straight ones to the curved ones, but you could get a set of both and do all sorts of things with them that I’m sure are totally creative (but I’m not quite that creative; sorry).

I will, however, give away a set of these babies!  I’m using Rafflecopter for this giveway, so  enter right here!  enter here.

Full Disclosure: The lovely folks at Totally Bamboo gave me a set of these to try, but that didn’t affect my review.  They’re also providing a set as a prize.


  1. Ginny Tonic says:

    This is actually a really good idea. I hate standing around at parties holding a glass and a plate and trying to awkwardly switch between the two.

    • Julie says:

      Right? It’s the worst thing ever. Plus I usually carry a clutch. I guess it’s a total princess problem… but who cares? It’s a real issue!

      Some events do these sorts of things in plastic, but I prefer the reusable ones…

  2. Josh Knepfle says:

    I bet these would look great on the bamboo platters, and they taste great, too!

  3. sdugas says:

    Great Idea!

  4. Megan Cooper says:

    I love these! I’ve been wanting purchase some plates like this for awhile, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet!

  5. clarisa says:

    Totallycool. Atchurch this past Sunday I spilled both my Mom’s and my communion cups. I really need these!

  6. Erica Chaves Sandwall says:

    This is so awesome just what I need for wine tasting nights at Whole Foods Market.

  7. Jen says:

    This looks fantastic! I’m quite the klutz, and something might help me keep from spilling, dropping, and/or breaking things.

  8. Lindsay N. Graves says:

    I LOVE hanky pankies!!! One of my favorite appetizers 🙂,171,144181-255197,00.html

  9. Kelly Hudson says:

    I like stuffing pitted dates with walnut halves, wrapping them with bacon, and broiling until crispy. So delicious!

  10. holly says:

    where did the links to other cincinnati food blogs on your website go?!

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