Last night, C & I hosted the first-ever, but definitely soon-to-be annual, 2009 “You’ve Just Been Spotted” Orange County Blog Awards Party… just like the Oscars, only “oranger.” Okay, so maybe it wasn’t just like the Oscars – it was better.

All of our “You’ve Just Been Spotted” nominees were invited to join C & I, to mix, mingle & have an interactive party experience at Wowzville. For our guests, the party experience began in the parking lot where they were greeted by none other than our very own, very orange, very old school photo booth thanks to Capital Photo Booths.

After posing for the camera, guests entered Wowzville via our “orange carpet.” Once inside, our nominees were encouraged to meet & greet the best & brightest of OC Bloggers & explore the fantastic & fabulous virtual reality world of Wowzville. Tables of sweets & treats lined the hall… as you can imagine the hand-scooped Dippin’ Dots definitely went fast! My favorite flavor was Cookies ‘n Cream, yum! Everyone loved the Baby Cakes cupcakes, have you tasted their red velvet? Simply divine! & The popcorn… who doesn’t like kettle korn? There were so many yummy treats on hand, luckily there was oodles of colorful soda on hand to wash it all down with!

& While everyone was busy mixing & mingling we “tweeted” the results of the 2009 “You’ve Just Been Spotted” Orange County Blog awards. For those of you who missed the tweets, we would like to publicly announce (& congratulate) the following winners (although, in our book, all of our nominees are winners – everything & everyone is fabulous in Orange County!)

Can I get a drumroll please? The 2009 “You’ve Just Been Spotted” Orange County Blog Awards Reader’s Choice goes to…
Most Creative Site: Made
Best Food or Cooking Site: Fast Food Maven
Fabulous Lifestyle & Design Site: Sadie Olive
Great Shopping & Style Site:
Site with most Beautiful “Eye Candy”: Kamee June
Best “Kid & Family Friendly” Site: Tiny Oranges
Favorite Local Blog: Alive in Wonderland
Top “Local News”: Seal Beach Daily
Favorite Local Micro-Blogger: AngryJulie

The Runner’s Up (otherwise known as Editor’s Choice) are…
Most Creative Site: This Mama Makes Stuff
Best Food or Cooking Site: Picky Palate
Fabulous Lifestyle & Design Site: Peace, Love and Momminess
Great Shopping & Style Site: Popshopology
Site with most Beautiful “Eye Candy”: Tara Whitney
Best “Kid & Family Friendly” Site: Double the Adventure
Favorite Local Blog: Twenty Four at Heart
Top “Local News”: Daily Pilot
Favorite Local Micro-Blogger: YelpOC

Congratulations to everyone! Thank you for playing our fun little game, & making the first annual “You’ve Just Been Spotted” Orange County Blog Awards such a huge success. (Be sure to visit & check out all of the winners’ sites & spread the Orange County Blog love!) We can’t wait for next year! & A very special thanks (& shout out) to all of our wonderful & incredible sponsors who helped make all of this happen: Wowzville, Capital Photo Booths, Dippin’ Dots, Baby Cakes, Daddy Cakes, Smart Girls Who Surf, Wild Rivers, Muzeo Museum, Wahoo’s, Hyatt Regency Irvine, Eli’s Lids, This is Me Journals, Hilton Anaheim, All a Twitter, and k&c Designs.

xoxo, C & K

p.s. Be sure to let us know if you posted about the part-tay! We’ve got prizes for anyone willing to post their photo booth pictures!