Friday, May 29, 2009

Wilton tent sale

The Wilton Tent Sale starts today. I'll be there when they open at 8am tomorrow, and tweeting as much as possible.

The tent sale is pretty much just like it sounds. Everything is under a huge tent, each aisle is exactly two shopping carts wide, and merchandise is neatly organized in bins and boxes on both sides of the aisle. The aisles are set up as a snaking corridor rather than the typical aisles in a supermarket, so once you pass something it can be very difficult to get back to it. It helps to get organized before you get there and become overwhelmed by all the awesome stuff you just have to have.

I've found that it's best to go prepared with a list:

  • 2009 Wilton yearbook
  • 2008 Wilton yearbook
  • ABC/123 cookie cutter set
  • candy melts
  • ABC candy mold
  • 123 candy mold
  • stars mold
  • peanut butter candy cups mold
  • 12 icing color set
  • cute cupcake liners

And, I'm on the lookout for anything Elmo and Sesame Street. Little Guy's birthday is in the fall, and I want to be ready with the Sesame Street theme. For example:

This would be a perfect cake topper.

I'll post all about my trip to the Wilton tent sale and my purchases this weekend. Stay tuned!


Helen said...

My mom, bro and I are running there when they open tonight :) We SO missed it last year. We have always found great deals there. Hmmm, we have no money in the budget (it's been a loooooong month) but cookie sheets would be useful. hmmm

Amanda said...

Get the heavy duty cookie sheets. I bought dark edgeless ones a few years ago, and they never let me down. I could use 4 more!!!

Have fun!

Chicagolandia said...

Sounds like fun - where is it held?

Amanda said...

It's in Woodridge. Go South on 355 and exit at 75th Street. Head west and turn in right before McDonald's. You'll see the big tent from 355 for sure!

Chicagolandia said...

Thanks! Do you want to do lunch/shopping this weekend?

Chicagolandia said...

Wow, that's a bit early for me. Are you ever free in the evening? We really need to do some shopping together!