lol·la·pa·loo·za [lol-uh-puh-loo-zuh]
—noun Slang.
1. An extraordinary or unusual thing or event.
2. Something excellent.
3. Something very big; something wondrous.

Yep. We do those around here on occasion—usually to commemorate some (real or imagined) life-changing event. And we have lots of prizes. For example:

Bella's Totally Awesome Bridal/Baby Shower
November 7-19, 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 movie release. Par-tay!

Inksplasher's Totally Awesome Harry Potter Blog Party
July 11–15, 2011

Celebrating the release of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie release, and mourning the end of an era.

Happy Blog-a-versary To Me!
January 10–14, 2011

To celebrate my 5th blogging anniversary, I'm giving away FIVE prizes a day for FIVE days! Lots of books and other cool stuff!

Chasing Twilight
June 2010

A month long extravaganza forced upon me by my sister, who insisted we celebrate the release of the Eclipse movie.

Luau Lovin'  
May 7–22, 2010

In honor of my daughter Melanie's wedding. We had lots of wedding related contests—including advice, celebrity look-alikes for bride & groom, and wedding trivia.

SNORT Contest
June 2009

Otherwise known as the (Nothing-To-Do-With-A-Wedding) Summer Non-Road Trip Contest. (Made sense at the time.) Contests about what I should wear, how I should do my hair & nails, etc—if I were to be going to an important wedding sometime toward the end of that month...

 Summer Road Trip
June 2008

My first big lollapalooza, inspired by the impromptu road trip my daughter Megan and I went on to pick up my new-to-me car. We drove from KY to UT and it was a blast!

2nd Annual Summer Reading Thing 
June 20 – September 21, 2008

Another reading challenge. With books for prizes.

Summer Reading Thing 2007
June 20 – September 21, 2007

Inspired by Callapidder Days, I took one of her off seasons and hosted a read-a-thon. Not a true lollapalooza, due to size and scope. But still an adventure of fun. With prizes.

1. Unabridged; Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011. 
2. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition 
3. Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears. Fourth Edition.