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  • #LoveStartsWithMum – Celebrating Mothers With Moonpig

    celebrating mothers

    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?

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you liked this post.

    See you soon.
    Love.
    Corinne

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    27 Comments

    1. March 11, 2019 / 10:49 am

      The pictures are very beautiful and vibrant in color! Absolutely love them

    2. March 11, 2019 / 5:09 pm

      This sounds like such a wonderful event and I love that you got to go with your mother, it makes it even more special. I love Moonpig and always get cards and gifts from their website for my family and friends. 🌻💜

      With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

    3. March 11, 2019 / 5:09 pm

      Omg this sounds like the best event! Cocktails and afternoon tea while being creatives – yes pls! Defo going to make my mum a Moonpig cards, always a go to!

      Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk

    4. March 11, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      I was invited to this event but ended up booking a last minute weekend away which overlapped and I didn’t realise! Looks like you had a lovely time, I’m very gutted I couldn’t make it! Would have been lovely to meet you <3

      Jenny in Neverland

    5. March 11, 2019 / 5:29 pm

      Oh my goodness, what a wonderful time you had! Your bouquet looks stunning and I would LOVE to go on a cocktail making masterclass. Gorgeous photos, thank you for sharing 🙂

      Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    6. March 11, 2019 / 5:30 pm

      Aw looks like you had such a great time! I still can’t to decide what to get my mum but hopefully I’ll come up with something good! X

    7. March 11, 2019 / 5:40 pm

      I’ve seen a few other bloggers go to this event and it sounded really great. The cocktail making part would have definitely been my favourite, the drinks look really yummy! Glad you had a great time! X

    8. March 11, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      Moms are awesome. Mine died about 4.5 years ago and her birthday is this weekend. I would love to celebrate one more time with her.

    9. March 11, 2019 / 7:07 pm

      An event to celebrate mothers is awesome. I know that my mom would love this.

    10. March 11, 2019 / 7:24 pm

      I love this. Mothers should always be celebrated. They do so much! This sounds like a wonderful time.

    11. March 11, 2019 / 8:54 pm

      This sounds like an amazing event! Mother’s really are special people and definitely need to be celebrated.

    12. March 11, 2019 / 10:43 pm

      I’ve seen a few people talk about this event and it sounds like such a fun day! I love that you still went without your mum being able to make it. The cokctail sounds delicious too! x

      Sophie
      http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    13. March 12, 2019 / 1:22 am

      What gorgeous flowers and place to celebrate Mother’s Day. This looks like a great event to celebrate mom.

    14. March 12, 2019 / 4:37 am

      Oh this is so great. I’m going to gift something like this to myself. Being a mom I deserve it!

    15. March 12, 2019 / 5:23 am

      I always celebrate Mothers Day with my kids and sometimes my mom and sisters. It’s a good reason for us to add one more family day into our year!

    16. Hannah Marie
      March 12, 2019 / 7:43 am

      It looks like a wonderful event. I can tell there is no dull moments. You girls are absolutely gorgeous.

    17. March 12, 2019 / 9:38 am

      I also love sharing events and experiences with my mom, I would say that it was a really strong and pleasant day!

    18. March 12, 2019 / 10:55 am

      It is so weird that Mother’s day in this part of the world changes at a whim. I grew up with the American Mother’s day which is the 2nd Sunday in May. So I celebrate two different Mother’s day events every year which is a bit interesting. Your afternoon tea looks scrumptious and I would love to do that on Mother’s day.

    19. March 12, 2019 / 11:04 am

      Preparation of iced tea sounds interesting. You guys look great. Rest of the even is also quite interesting. The photos have come out very nice. I could not celebrate Mothers day.

    20. March 12, 2019 / 5:55 pm

      Looks like a lovely time. The cocktail event sounds right up my alley. Such a creative way to spice up ice tea.

    21. Alexandra Cook
      March 12, 2019 / 7:15 pm

      Moms deserve all the credit. There is no great feeling than being mommy!

    22. March 12, 2019 / 8:32 pm

      Wow, I would love to have a day like this for mother’s day. I especially like the sandwich and treat trays, because I love food and Mother’s Day seems like the ultimate day to splurge a little.

    23. Chelle Dizon
      March 13, 2019 / 6:20 am

      That really sounds like a fabulous and fun event for bloggers. The drinks and sandwich looks really delicious.

    24. Bindu Thomas
      March 13, 2019 / 10:33 am

      Great event and looks like you had a great time. I would love to attend an event like this. Thanks for sharing.

    25. Dalene Ekirapa
      March 13, 2019 / 2:42 pm

      You must have had such a great time with your mom and other ladies out there celebrating the big day, right? Good enough, I also spent mine with mom on a spa event.

    26. March 13, 2019 / 4:17 pm

      Looks like you ladies had a great time at the event. I love the pictures though, so colorful!

    27. March 21, 2019 / 5:44 am

      Sounds like a great day! Belated Mother’s day wishes to you!

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