It’s just around the corner. Coming up right after spring, the last Sunday (and last day of March) and best occasion to celebrate your mum. Say thank you, say I love you, show appreciation, you name it. It is Mother’s Day! But I assume you had guessed.
“Motherhood – All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
It is with this famous quote by Robert Browning that the bloggers in attendance were introduced to Moonpig. Maybe you are already familiar with that name. British company based in London, they specialize in greeting cards, flowers and gifts, with nearly six million cards shipped. Thus, I am pretty sure you know them.
This event was a mother’s day event, aimed at celebrating mothers and showing why Moonpig provides for the best gifts. Customizable cards, eclectic or edgy gifts, chocolates and toys, flowers. All you need whatever the occasion.
I was invited alongside my mother. However, since she lives overseas in France, it would have been difficult for her to come on such short notice. I instead took Ana along, who ironically is younger than me but would still be my plus one for the day.
If we celebrate strong women, female relationship and love, why not celebrate friendship too?
The event was very interactive, with activities and workshops. Upon arrival, we got cocktails and a presentation on Moonpig. Then, we were split into three groups, one per activity available on the day – greeting card making, flower arrangement atelier and cocktail masterclass.
You know me, I do love a good cocktail. Or two, or three.
We started with the greeting card making atelier. Moonpig had set up a photobooth with loads of props to take some funny photos. We then uploaded those photos onto Moonpig’s website to create a personalized Mother’s Day card. The choice of design is endless and you can customize the photos, the size and the copy. Which is how Ana and I managed to change the card from celebrating Mother’s Day to celebrating Friendship Day. Then we had it shipped to my address.
When the first atelier finished, we all sat down for an afternoon tea filled with, of course, delicious tea and many savory and sweet treats. Finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, etc. Enough to fill you up until the next morning. Perfect if, like me, you love to eat. And a nice occasion to talk to other bloggers and meet new people.
Our second activity was a flower arrangement atelier. We all picked a box and took the bouquet that was inside it. The bouquet that was in my box was the Strawberry Field (one week after and they still look amazing!). At the end of the atelier, we put the flowers back into the box, ready to be brought home with us. What we saw was exactly how you’d receive the flowers should you order some.
The third and final activity was a cocktail masterclass. We made raspberry ice tea using Gin, Vodka, Limoncello, Bubblegum extract and Lime extract with a bit of lemonade, all poured over dry ice. When we poured the cocktail on the dry ice, it created a lot of smoke for a super impressive effect. Barista trick to impress your friend.
I had a great time at the event and loved how interactive it was. The activities were very fun and we all left with something. Greeting cards, flowers, goodie bags, a better mood, some time well spent. I am sure my mum would have loved it, had she been able to attend!
Are you celebrating Mother’s Day? If so, what will you get your mum? A greeting card? Some flowers? Something else? What do you think of the event? Is this something you’d have enjoyed doing with your mum?
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