Valentine's Day Contest: Win a PINK Lifetime Kids' Picnic Table

Valentine's Day Contest:  Win a PINK Lifetime Kids' Picnic Table

Valentine's Day Contest: Win a PINK Lifetime Kids' Picnic Table

I'm so excited!  Last month I shared that Lifetime is going to be offering monthly contests and giveaways in 2010.  I'm thrilled to announce that it's finally time for our first contest to begin!

How would you like to win this hot pink Lifetime kids' picnic table for your child on Valentine's Day?  This picnic table can be used indoors or outdoors and is just the right size for children to eat snacks or make crafts. Don't worry about messes because the plastic tabletop is stain resistant and easy-to-clean. And, one of my favorite features is that it folds flat for easy storage and transport.

So, how do you enter to win this exclusive picnic table that's not available in stores and valued at $80?  Well, we've made it pretty easy to enter our first contest.

How to enter:  
Step 1   
Leave a comment below on this blog post answering the following two questions:

  • What is your favorite Valentine's Day tradition to do with your child?
  • Where would you put a Lifetime kids' picnic table at your house?

Step 2
Send an email to listing your full name with the subject line "February Contest Entry".

That's it!  You're entered to win!
• For an extra entry after you've left your comments on our blog and emailed us, follow us on Twitter @Lifetime365 and retweet to your friends "I just entered the #LifetimeFebContest to win a PINK Lifetime Kids' Picnic Table!".

The contest begins February 8 at 12:00 PM MST and will end February 12 at 12:00 Midnight MST.  We'll announce one random winner on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010.  (Entries are limited to one blog entry per e-mail address and one Twitter entry per Twitter account.  Click here for complete contest rules.)

Good luck!

Oh wait, there's more good news… even if you don't win, everybody gets a discount!  Use code PINK for 10% off any purchase at  Discount valid February 8-18, 2010.



Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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Paul Botzman

2/8/2010 2:33:21 PM

What is your favorite Valentine's Day tradition to do with your child?

Our 4 children make valentines from items around the house for the grandpaprents. As the kids range from 4-10 years old the grandparent get cards made from noodles, old cards, colored paper or just a coloring page. It is differnt and personal every year.

Where would you put a Lifetime kids' picnic table at your house?

We have an overhang on our barn that sits 20 feet from the capfire pit. When we have campfires the kids need a place to sit as there are not enough folding chairs. The picnic table would be a welcome addition.


Heather Lutz-Silver

2/8/2010 4:43:34 PM

I would put the picnic table on our back patio; its small but where we spend a lot of time doodling with sidewalk chalk and running around in our backyard!!


Tiffany Goodman

2/8/2010 5:07:11 PM

Each year since the kids were born we have spent our Valentine's day making treats for other families in our neighborhood.  All of our family are in Seattle so we share this special day with other families in the neighbor hood.  The kids love to spend all day making all types of yummy treats (and BIG messes:).

We don't have a big yard but we do have a nice slab of concrete where the kids chalk and blow bubbles in the summer.  It would be a nice home for a new pink picnic table since we have 1 boy, 1 girl and another girl due on April 26th.



2/8/2010 5:43:36 PM




Guadalupe Gonzalez

2/8/2010 5:58:38 PM

1. Love to make either Heart shape Pancakes or heart shape sandwich for lunch.

2. I would put the table in my front room so we can have indoor picnics.

I love my 4 foot table I use it for scrapbooking.


Jenna Stitzel

2/8/2010 9:17:17 PM

I enjoy making Valentines for my daughters class with her.

I would put the picnic table in our backyard next to our "adult" picnic table. FUN!


Holly Middleton

2/8/2010 9:26:19 PM

1. I always buy them a box of chocolates and my husband buys each girl a rose of her very own. It's so sweet and the girls just eat it up!

2. I would LOVE a table outside for the girls to enjoy a picnic lunch or be able to do their crafts outside with their friends. We have such great weather here in Texas and I would love to enjoy it more!


Michele Moore

2/9/2010 8:54:34 AM

What is your favorite Valentine's Day tradition to do with your child?

My daughter is just 1 year old, so we haven't really set any traditions yet. My husband and I will each make her a special Valentine's Day card (we did that last year too). As she gets older, I look forward to making her lots of heart shaped food for Valentine's Day!

Where would you put a Lifetime kids' picnic table at your house?

She has a cute playhouse in our backyard that we are getting excited to spruce up for her, it would be great in there for tea parties or craft projects!


Robin Baker

2/9/2010 11:35:34 AM

Our favorite Valentine's tradition is making the Valentine's boxes for school.  My children enjoy designing there boxes and then helping "watching" mommy attempt to fulfill their vision!

The pink picnic table is super cute!  I would put it on our patio.  My daughter Katrin would love serving her stuffed dogs meals at it!


Dolores Lanier

2/9/2010 11:38:34 AM

What is your favorite Valentine's Day tradition to do with your child?

I have 3 children.  I make a special Valentine's Day card and post on the mirror in the bathroom for them to see.  We always have a special breakfast that morning and they all have a valentine treat from mom and dad by their plate.  It's starts the day off great!

Where would you put a Lifetime kids' picnic table at your house?  Since it will fold, I would use it inside and out.  I think it would be great for in doors as it's just the right size for smaller children to sit at to do activities and eat!  And great for outdoor events as well.


Peggy Hafer

2/9/2010 1:13:13 PM

My favorite Valentine's tradition is to make heart shaped cookies with pink icing.  We share them with others.

I would put it in the backyard at the lake house, so the grandkids could use it for picnics and campfires.


Maci Hakala

2/9/2010 2:23:18 PM

Favorite tradition is making heart shaped sugar cookies and frosting them with my daughter.

I would put it anywhere because it is light weight and easy to transport.  


Jessica P.

2/10/2010 6:38:40 AM

I would put this on the back deck for my kids and my favorite Valentine's day tradition is coloring hearts and Valentine's Day pictures with the kids to give to their dad...



Jennifer B

2/10/2010 8:32:59 AM

We would always make valentines out of pretty paper

I would put the picnic table on the back deck- so cute



Katie M.

2/10/2010 9:27:04 AM

This is our frist Valentine's day with Lily... so let the traditions begin!

I would love to use the pink table as her play table in the house...we also have two decks out in the backyard, it would be adorable in the summer outside!



2/10/2010 10:59:07 AM

My oldest son is 3, so we haven't established any great traditions yet, but I just made chocolate covered twinkie bites yesterday, and it was fun and they were sooo cute, so it might just become a tradition.

We have a big covered porch, and I have been wishing for a table to put out there so my kiddos can eat al fresco.


Sandi M

2/10/2010 11:19:59 AM

My favorite V-Day tradition with my daughter is making cards and buying her a special chocolate treat.

The picnic table would be perfect under the plum tree in the backyard!


SueAnn B

2/10/2010 1:38:51 PM

My kids are just little and we are still starting and making Valentines traditions, we do sugar cookies and make things for the kids in class and letting them know they are loved!

The picnic table would go great in the back yard the kids love to have picnics all the time and they would love that it is pink!


Misty M.

2/10/2010 7:20:55 PM

My boys are now 10 and 12 and not very interested in Valentine traditions anymore.  So this year my 2 year old daughter and I will make and send some valentine cards to family out of state.

We would use the picnic table in the basement during the winter and on our deck in the summer!  She and the neighbors would love it!


Brenda Estle

2/11/2010 8:32:34 AM

I would Love to give this cute pink table to my neice. She is remarkable... She entered the family 3 years ago from Russia. Her new Mom adoped her, she didn't speak any English or understand, but after 3 months it was like she had lived here all her life. What a wonderful addition to our family!!


Gretchen Hibbs

2/11/2010 9:45:10 AM

My children are nearly grown adults, and our traditions have included various sugar cookie cutouts (hearts and others) frosted and decorated with sprinkles and colored sugars.  They receive special treats that I shop around for weeks.  We have a special valentine meal or now as they get older, we sometimes celebrate by having a family nite out.

I would put the adorable pink table on my pool deck alongside the regular table.  Our children's picnic table is worn and needs replaced!  


George Giere

2/11/2010 11:29:18 AM

My children are grown and have kids that visit but we have a place for children, youth, and adults to come and play, eat, and spend time year-round resting at The Aquifer in the beautiful hill country of Texas. We have a Disc Gilf Course, Horseshoe Pits, conference room, and places just to sit and relax. Our ministry is primarily to pastors that need stress relief. But our facilities are available to all churches.

I would use the special pink tables for the beautiful grand-daughters that visit, the boys will just have to sit at the big Lifetime picnic tables.



2/11/2010 12:52:42 PM

I love to make sugar cookies with my kids and let them frost and decorate them.

I would put a Lifetime kids' picnic table on our deck in the backyard.  That would be awesome to have a table to do crafts and enjoy picnics at.




2/11/2010 2:04:18 PM

Valentine Tradition: Sugar cookies of coarse! We love to decorate sugar cookies. We also pick out a cheesecake recipe from our cheese cake book to make for dad.

This table would be perfect for our children to use at our local farmers' market. We grow and sell our own produce and they would be able to use this table for their own business venture.


la quita cherry

2/11/2010 9:59:24 PM

I have 3 kids we love baking and arts and crafts this table will be perfect for us to do what we do best create


Stacey Mathis

2/12/2010 9:45:28 AM

My daughter is 7 months old so I am looking forward to starting our own Valentine's Day traditions.  Baking cookies, making homemade cards and gifts for Daddy.

We just finished redoing our backyard so that my daughter would have room to run and play.  We are planning on getting a swing set.  I think the picnic table would go nicely right next to you it!


Karla Little

2/12/2010 12:06:49 PM

My favorite tradition with my children was to make and frost Sugar Cookies.  We would have so much fun decorating them.  Then we would share with neighbors and friends.

I would love to put the table in the toy room.  It would be used constantly!



2/12/2010 12:25:34 PM

I don't have kids yet, but my favorite growing up was making treats. It would be awesome to have a small table in my kitchen to make treats on when I have kids!


Nicole Cook

2/12/2010 12:27:06 PM

My favorite Valentine's Day tradition with my kids is making little cards for them to take to school. We all sit and talk and color and glue. It is great bonding time for my kids and me while they are little.

I would love to be able to put the table outside in the back yard when we BBQ. We love to BBQ and enterain, but when we have anyone over that means that the kids sit on the ground. It would be so great to have somewhere for them to sit and enjoy the meal with us.


Denny G

2/12/2010 1:00:39 PM

We like making valentine boxes and getting the valentines ready for their friends.

we could really use the kids picnic table in the culdesac for our neighborhood parties. you can never have too many Lifetime tables for parties.


Kristi Turner

2/12/2010 1:03:41 PM

Our favorite tradition will always be making sugar cookies! The kids favorite shape is a small heart that they can write words with frosting like conversation heart candies.(BTW-This is an excellent way to teach language development to small children)Then, we deliver them to our neighbors with valentine cards. They have always loved it!  

I would put the table in my back yard for my granddaughter! Hopefully, I will have more grand- children soon!


Melinda Cole

2/12/2010 1:23:30 PM

Would definetely go on the deck for my grandkids to enjoy and they would love it.



Leslie J

2/12/2010 2:43:19 PM

My favorite Vday tradition is making heart-shaped sugar cookies with my kids!! Such a fun holiday!!

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!


Vivian Hardy

2/12/2010 2:52:44 PM

My favorite valentine tradition with my children would have to be the heart sugar cookies and now with my grand-children as well.


Gary Smith

2/12/2010 2:52:47 PM

I love cutting out and decorating heart-shaped cookies with my kids, for Valentines Day.

We would definitely keep the picnic table on our deck, just off the dining room.


Kari Sweeten

2/12/2010 3:25:39 PM

my favorite tradition is having valentines chocolates and stuffed animals for my kids on the table in the morning when they wake up sometimes i even bake them heart shaped cookies!

i would use the table for parties and or games with kids!



2/12/2010 3:46:21 PM

Our oldest is a girl with three brothers to follow.  One thing my husband has done to make our oldest girl feel extra special is drop off a balloon and flower to her school class.  He has done this since she was in Kindergarden and she is now in 5th grade.  She absolutely loves it.

We could put a table absolutly anywhere and it will definately be used.  I always have a rotation of cul-de-sac kids in and out and they would love it!



2/12/2010 4:03:34 PM

Filling out cards for the family is our favorite past time for valentines. it would go into our childs play room for her to color and read on.


Bree Martinez

2/12/2010 4:10:14 PM

My tradition is helping my girls make Valentine boxes for their valentines.  It is amazing how many really cute boxes come to school each year.  This year our box was a basketball court complete with two hoops and decorated with basketballs and jerseys.

We would put the table outside of our sunroom to enjoy a picnic.


Tiana W

2/12/2010 12:56:16 PM

My favorite thing to do  for Valentine's Day is pamper my 10 year old step-daughter. She doesn't get to see her mom alot so she spends alot of time with me, we are really close. We usually give each other a pedicure and facial and listen to music.

I would put the pink kids picnic table in the playroom when my basement gets finished this summer. My 2 year old loves to be a big girl and she would love to feel independent with her own table.


John Bennett

2/12/2010 12:54:52 PM

We make cookies and take them to friends and family. Now I do the same thing with my grandkids.

The pink table will be put in my kids tree house. It has a cabinet for the kids dishes all ready in it.


Shelly Hafer

2/12/2010 12:34:19 PM

we're going to give our kids candy.

we would put the table in the back yard so the kids could eat lunch outside all summer.


Norine Gardner

2/12/2010 6:14:57 PM

Loved making valentine boxes when the kids were smaller.  Now, it's anything CHOCOLATE!

I'd put a pink picnic table on my back patio in summer, and in my big family room in winter, and use it to teach "taking turns" and "sharing" to my grandchildren!


Jill Lord

2/12/2010 7:05:41 PM

Make treats for all the neighbors and doorbell ditch.  I would put the picnic table in the front yard so all the neighbor kids could have picnics together.


annette anderson

2/12/2010 7:56:29 PM

A Valentine tradtion that has been carried on and passed down for many years in our family is the baking of homemade cookies -- but not just any cookies -- these are cookies the kids read, mix, bake, decorate, and wrap up for the family members themselves. An adult will read and measure and handle the hot parts if there are no 13 or older children available to do this. Usually the youngest kids add the finishing touches of decorations and the older kids take care of cooking the cookies. Each year each cookie has it's own unique look, whether it be hand cut-outs or hearts -- all are special!  

We would keep the table in the dining room during winter and on the back porch during the warmer months!

Thanks, A. Anderson



Niurka Garcia

2/13/2010 10:57:50 AM

My favorite tradition is making cards and cupcakes with my kids. I teach them that meaning of the holiday is to show people u care.

I would put the table in my kitchen as their dining table since theirs broke.


Niurka Garcia

2/13/2010 10:58:54 AM

I tweeted about the contest.


cassandra farr

2/13/2010 12:05:18 PM

we make cookies in heart shapes to give to my 1 year olds grandparents and her dad.we would puy her table in her room so we could do crafts together


Geraldine Hunter

2/13/2010 1:59:21 PM

My favorite valentine tradition to do with my grandkids is this: The girls,5 and 2, love the color red. we make Heart shap faces out of Kool-aid. we make a big picture of kool-aid, pour it into these heart shape pans about the size of small paper plates, let it freeze enough to get soft solid. we use black olives for the eyes, half peaches for the rest of the face. Freeze hard. This makes cute valentines to eat and enjoy or to give away.

We would keep the table in the girls room where they spend a lot of their time.

Thank you.

MS. G. Hunter



2/14/2010 11:38:43 AM

every year my children and i start the day off with chocolate chip pancakes.  we then make homemade valentines for each other to pass out at dinner.  this is a tradition that was started by my mom and it will continue, hopefully, long after i'm gone.

the table would be a fixture on our back porch.


Pat Meyer

2/17/2010 12:02:48 AM

Valentine's Day started with heart-shaped pancakes or toast... lunch sandwiches were heart shaped -- special notes on pink paper were in all 4 girls' lunches! They would decorate each other's lunch bags with stickers and names written in red marker.

Dinner was heart shaped- be it pizza, burgers or meatloaf -- unless the all time favorite 'red' meal: spaghetti.  Sharing the silly greetings on the valentines was fun!

Would love to put this table on the deck in summer, and in the basement- where everyone goes to relax in the winter! (Wish it were BLUE- we've just gotten our first 3 grandchildren last month- all grandSONS!)


Heather BoydAnonymous

2/21/2010 11:55:10 AM

My favorite Valentine tradition with my kids is to bake cookies for their class and homemade cards. I would put the table in the game room for the kids to enjoy



2/23/2010 11:25:20 AM

Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their Valentine's Day traditions!  

Our lucky winner was JPark of Logan, Utah!  Congrats!


Sylvia Reid

2/26/2010 3:46:54 PM

I would love to win this pink table for my two precious little girls.  I would place this on my front porch for them to enjoy summer picnics with their Dad and me.  The family who spends time with each other stays together.  We would all be delighted to win this unique pink table......... Sylvia Reid


Sylvia Reid

2/26/2010 3:54:22 PM

My favorite tradition for Valentines day is crafting

Homemade valentines and placing last years pic of the grandchildren inside so each year you can see how much each one has grown.  I would love to win this

Unique Pink Picnic Table... my girls would love to picnic this summer on the front porch with all their friends.  Winning this would make our summer days "Happy Days."...

Sylvia Reid


kim baker

3/13/2010 12:20:24 PM

i always made heart shaped cookies with my kids they loved to decorate them we also made a heart-shaped cake.


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