Friends! Today I’m hosting a #ShareaCokeContest giveaway for ONE winner (2 free air tickets) to fly across the USA to visit family or friends! How exciting is this? Plus, a very fun Graduation Soda Float Party with all the sweet details. (Contest is now closed.)

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

It has never been easier – or more exciting – to Share a Coke with family, friends, party guests, colleagues and more. This year, Coca-Cola will offer consumers the ability to personalize and purchase iconic eight-ounce glass “Share a Coke” bottles on

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Graduation Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

Because Coca Cola knows how important it is to spend time with loved ones during special moments in our lives–whether an out-of-town wedding, a family reunion, a graduation, Father’s Day, a summer barbecue, or even a long weekend with a cross-country friend–this summer could be your chance to connect with that person. Read on to find out how you can win this easy contest!

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

We are celebrating our daughter’s high school graduation in style–our last child to leave the home, which means we are on our way to empty-nester-land–this year with a Soda Float Party, including 8-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola® personalized with “Abby ’15.”

Abby ’15!

Here’s a big CHEERS to our graduating girl!

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

Custom order.

These cute custom-ordered “Share a Coke” bottles are so fun!  For your next celebration, select or request a name up to 18 characters on the label, and then have them delivered within 7 to 10 business days!

Graduation Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

Soda Float Party.

Everyone serves themselves with little mess and stress.

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

Soda poured onto a delicious scoop of ice-cold ice cream or gelato. The key to a successful soda float station is to start with ice-cold products.

Graduation Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!


The basic set-up includes a table, flowers and a tassel garland, a tub for ice to store the ice cream, an ice cream scoop, ice-cold glasses (canning jars work fabulously – mix and match the colors), spoons and straws.

Graduation Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

For the Coca-Cola® bottles, remember to leave a bottle opener at this station!

Ice Cream, Gelato, or Sorbet.

Set out a variety of ice creams, gelatos, or sorbets, placing them in one large tub filled with ice. Don’t forget to add in unusual flavors, such as Salted Caramel, or Cookie Butter ice cream.

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

Abby ’15 Bottles.

Serve Customized Coca-Cola® bottles and chilled glasses to ensure the coldest drink! You can also set out an assortment of sodas, such as root beer, fruity seltzers, and cream soda.

Graduation Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!


Although toppings aren’t really necessary with a float, some guests may enjoy making a sundae. Set out other toppings such as chocolate, caramel, cookie pieces, and chocolate sprinkles.

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!

ONE WINNER (2 tickets):

Now for the fabulous contest … I get to help ONE of my lucky readers share a Coke with family, friends and loved ones during a special moment this summer, and I couldn’t be more excited. Are you ready for all the details?

Contest is now closed. The winner is #1080 Patricia Brousseau Caradonna. Thank you everyone for entering!


The “Share a Coke” prize pack consists of vouchers for (2) round-trip flights on United Airlines to anywhere in the continental U.S., Caribbean, Mexico, Central America or Hawaii PLUS a $500 Visa gift card ($1,700 Approximate Retail Value). (The flights can be redeemed through voucher codes on and will be good for one year from the issue date).


How do you celebrate sharable moments with friends and family?

Then, complete the steps in the giveaway (Rafflecopter) widget (below), for additional ways to enter, including another chance to comment and enter with a link to your Pinterest board!

Contest is now closed. The winner is #1080 Patricia Brousseau Caradonna. Thank you everyone for entering!


  1. Create your own Pinterest board. Share how you would celebrate holidays or summer events by creating a Pinterest board titled #ShareaCokeContest and pinning your party inspiration. Make sure to include the #ShareaCokeContest hashtag in your pin descriptions as well.
  2. Comment below with a link to your pinboard and be entered to win! Copy the unique pinboard URL and submit it as a comment on my “Share a Coke” blog post with the hashtag #ShareaCokeContest. This will count as a submission.
  3. Any party ideas are welcome— holiday/event/personal inspiration – whatever that includes, and it does NOT have to include Coca-Cola products in order to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can visit to find out if a name is available on store shelves, or customize and purchase a glass bottle. “Share a Coke” packaging also will be available on 1.25-liter, 2-liter bottles, 12-ounce cans, aluminum bottles and even Coca-Cola freestyle fountain dispensers, which will offer limited-time “Share a Coke” mixes.

Important Details and Rules:

This is a sponsored post through a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, and as always, all opinions are my own. Prizes provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this program.  The winner who receives this prize is responsible for any taxes. I’ll be taking entries until August 7, 2015 at 11:45 pm PT. Winner will be contacted via email. US Entries only, please.

Soda Float Party and #ShareaCokeContest Trip for 2!
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Soda Float Party

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  • 3 tubs of ice cream, gelato, or sorbet
  • Favorite soda drinks,  fruity seltzers, or cream soda
  • Ice cream toppings + whipped cream, optional


  • Fill a large lined tub with ice and place 3 tubs of ice cream inside, with an ice cream scoop.
  • Set out a variety of soda pop flavors.
  • Set out chilled glasses. Fill each glass with ice cream, then slowly pour soda over the top, about half way. Continue pouring until the foam is to the top of the glass. Add a straw and a spoon; serve.
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