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THE ROCK FATHER is a PEANUTS Brand AmbassadorThis past weekend, Valentine’s Day got an early start with a very special PEANUTS-themed party featuring SNOOPY and his sister BELLE. Co-hosted by “the Little Red-Haired Girl” herself—aka Francesca Capaldi (DOG WITH A BLOG), the 10-year-old actress who plays the character in this Fall’s THE PEANUTS MOVIE – the party took place at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad, California, where Capaldi and friends tried on the latest Snoopy and his Sister Belle fashions from Target, danced to DJ-provided tunes, and decorated cupcakes with decorations from Cakes.com. Of course, they also enjoyed watching the classic Peanuts special, BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN, set to air on ABC alongside A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE on February 13th at 8pmEST/7pmCT. While my girls and I weren’t able to make the party in-person (2,000 miles would’ve been a long drive), Pastry Chef Franck Riffaud of the Park Hyatt Aviara was kind enough to share his recipe for chocolate cake (or cupcakes) so that we could play along at home… and so YOU can as well! As a PEANUTS BRAND Ambassador, I’m helping to spread some Valentine’s Day love with The Ultimate Snoopy & Belle Valentine’s Prize Pack. One (1) lucky winner will score a fantastic “party in a box,” while everyone can enjoy some delicious cake as we did here today!

Francesca Capaldi at the party...

“On November 6th, 2015, Capaldi co-stars as the voice of The Little Red-Haired Girl in THE PEANUTS MOVIE, as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.  Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.  From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.”

WIN this PEANUTS Prize Pack!

What’s in the Box?
  • Valentine cake and cupcake decorations from Cakes.com
  • Peanuts Valentines and additional blank cards, foamies and jewels to use to create custom Valentines of your own
  • A $25 Visa card for purchasing the cake/cupcake ingredients and/or card materials
  • A copy of the TV special for free from iTunes
  • A cute and cuddly Belle plush
  • Three adorable Peanuts books: Be Loving and Be Awesome (Running Press), featuring Charles Schulz’s unique wit and wisdom, and A Valentine for Charlie Brown (Gary Groth)
  • Nestle’s Valentine candy
  • An autographed card from Francesca Capaldi!

Click Here for Chef Riffaud’s Printable Chocolate Cake/Cupcake Recipe (includes Buttercream & Ganache Instructions)

Baking Snoopy-style!

Enter to Win The Ultimate Snoopy & Belle Valentine’s Day Prize Pack:

Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method – Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following: 

QUESTION: What is your favorite PEANUTS Special?

After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy.

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The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winners will be chosen on, about, or after February 10, 2015, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prizing provided and shipped by Peanuts Worldwide. 

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.

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