On Wednesday at 8:00pm EST, the Twitterverse was infused with a dose of holiday spirit that was more than up to the task of temporarily dethroning the latest hashtag, kitten meme and controversial celebrity statement. This was the time when the House Party community came together for our annual #HPHolidays Twitter Party and set the Twitterverse ablaze with uplifting conversation about holiday traditions, recipes, travels, tips and more. More than 1,000 participants joined-in the nationwide chat, contributing stories of their own, meeting new House Party community members and friends and enjoying the spirit of the holiday season. The hashtag #HPHolidays actually trended #1 Worldwide on Twitter for a period as well as in the U.S. for about half the party, both of which we''re thrilled about - and you should be, too! You helped us make this the most successful #HPHolidays Twitter Party to date, with over 40(!) winners of everything from House Party swag of our own, subscriptions to a cupcake-of-the-month club and a chocolate-of-the-month club, a $500 Visa gift card and even prize packs from our prizing sponsor, riceworks!
So, while the holidays can be a little overwhelming at times, we're so glad to have gotten a chance to take a break to celebrate the season with you. If you weren't able to take part, fear not - as you probably know by now we make sure to host at least a couple of these massive Twitter Parties each year and there's already one for the summer that we're beginning to plan for - so, stay tuned!
Our #HPHolidays winners:
$500 VISA gift card prize winner (1):
Harry & David's Chocolate Club (12 mo.) prize winner (1):
Baked by Melissa "Mini of the Month Club" (12 mo.) prize winner (1):
Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Pot prize winners (2):
riceworks prize pack winners (10):
House Party swag bundle prize winners (30):
And as some astute followers pointed out to us, one of our reported trivia answers was incorrect. We asked about a ranking of holiday movies on the site Rotten Tomatoes, and that ranking seemed to have changed after we originally wrote the question, so our reported answer was out of date. So we'll still be sending a prize to the original reported winner, but we'll also send a House Party swag pack to someone who guessed the correct movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." That new winner, chosen at random, is: @wifeybear89. Congrats! We'll be in touch.
Hope you guys had a blast last night, we certainly did. Party (and tweet) on!