I wish we had a Cost Plus World Market in the north. The closest one to me is in Maryland, but I snuck in a shopping trip (actually two) while we were roadtrippin to North Carolina. We stopped to visit one of hubs old friends who now lives in Greensboro, NC and since little man was busy from being strapped in a car seat for hours, him and I decided to go walk around the mall. On our way to the mall, we saw our first Cost Plus World Market on our trip. I wanted to pick up some Americana home decor and entertaining items for a mini picnic we are having this weekend. While I was there, they were having a wine and beer tasting.. Yes Toto we aren’t in Pennsylvania anymore. Pretty much any store sells alcohol and you don’t have to go to two stores to get wine and then beer. You can just go to World Market, any grocery store or Wal-Mart and it’s there for the taking (buying:)
First of all the stores are huge and have everything from home decor to foods from around the world. I could have got lost in there, except for the fact I had a toddler who isn’t a shopper… Was he traded at birth? If he wouldn’t look just like me or have an aversion to bugs, I may question it.
We picked out some Hawaiian Huli Huli Sauce (like teryaki) to marinate the chicken and make the burgers with, Some Chocolate Soda, Craft Beer, Snacks like these really cool red, white and blue tortilla chips and also some organic fruit leathers for the kiddos and gourmet popcorn and chips…
I also got these red and blue dotted holders… which are perfect for two hot dogs or one hamburger or a boat of fries and are just cool:) I got two american flag banners that have these handstitched stars and fits the country decor in our home and patio…
I also got a set of bowls to put dip in and a set of these really cool glasses that have stars around the rim. Perfect for some authentic Southern Sweet Tea, which I have since become obsessed with….
I also got a set of these really cool napkins to finish it off and an ice cube tray too so I can even make some star ice cubes.. Ready to party!
Oh, and I treated myself to a red pashmina and a bracelet and a bottle of wine! I have to be the hostess with the mostest!
Don’t forget to enter the Red, White and Blue in London Sweepstakes I talked about HERE. You can check out all of the goodies above and some more great home decor at their website and be sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter! … Be sure to enter the Red, White, & Blue in London Sweepstakes on their Facebook page or this website. The grand prize is a trip for 2 to watch the Red, White and Blue in London, including tickets to the welcoming event and 3 sporting events. I entered and I hope I win (fingers crossed)… Seriously we have never been abroad, but if I can’t win, I hope one of you can!