If you have been following my Instagram stories via @mybreakingviews, you will already know that I attended my first Christmas party of 2019 a few weeks ago. I have to give special thanks to Char of Memoirs & Musings who enabled me to attend such a fantastic eventin her place.
Who exactly are Moonpig?
Moonpig are a UK leading online personalised gifting, flower and card retailer. It’s incredible how well Moonpig have done in the retail industry. Over 17 million cards were purchased last year, and with a range over 10,000 cards with infinite number of ways to customise. It’s not surprising that they are an award-winning retailer.
A couple of weeks ago, they invited bloggers and influencers to enjoy a customised Christmas card making class, flowers decorations and Christmas cocktail making.
The event started at 6.30pm, but of course, I was stuck on the underground with multiple red signals (thank you TfL). Despite being late, I was lucky to have Hannah of Hannatalks.com waiting for me, so I wasn’t nervous about attending the event by myself.
Upon arrival, I was warmly welcomed with a glass of champs (I love a cheeky class) and the Moonpig photo booth. I had left work, so I had my laptop and all sorts of work stuff with me, but all my stuff was stored in a safe place. There was lots of Christmas finger food floating around… ham, turkey, sausage rolls, cranberry sauce and more. I was told to help myself but I didn’t have to be asked twice. Life is too short to say no.
We were split into 3 groups one for Christmas card making, table flower decorations and of course cocktail making. Read below to find out how my evening went.
Christmas Card Making
We first made personalised Christmas cards. I was going on about how I didn’t have any lashes or makeup on. However, the Moonpig photo booth made the photos look pretty good if I do say so myself. Confidence is key, right?
Table Flower Decorations
The next thing we did was make table flower decorations. I had never done this before, so I was quite excited about learning something new. The instructor taught us how to cut the stem of a flower to fit the vase. We had three different jars a large, medium and a tiny one and was able to decorate with the assistance of course. It was lovely to learn a new skill and walk away with our creations in the evening. It’s nice to do something yourself for once too.
Christmas Cocktail Making
The last activity was the Christmas cocktail making class. I think I enjoyed this class the most because I have always wanted to go to a cocktail making class, and Moonpig made my dream come true! We had little competitions on who could make the best cocktail, and I’m proud to say that I made the Gingerbread Mojito!! Get in touch if you want to book me.
Check out the cocktail menu:
- Gingerbread Mojito – Rum, Mint, Lime, Gingerbread Syrup, Soda
- Port of Call – Gin, Port, Cranberry Sauce, Cinnamon Syrup
- Christmapolitan – Amaretti, Lime, Cranberry Juice, Champagne
The event finished off with photos with Santa Claus, even more champagne, more food and a lovely wrapped Christmas gift from Santa.
The event really got me into the Christmas spirit! I would like to give a special thanks to Moonpig for starting my Christmas right for 2019!
Find out more about the products used on the night below:
Personalised Christmas cards: https://www.moonpig.com/uk/personalised-cards/
Flowers used for the table decorations: https://www.moonpig.com/uk/flowers-and-plants/all-flowers/
Gifts section, including the spirits we used for the cocktails: https://www.moonpig.com/uk/gifts/
Are you looking forward to Christmas? What are your family Xmas traditions?
What do you think?