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In the past, I’ve attended and even hosted my own blogger events, but due to my anxiety in recent years, I’ve struggled to attend any. However, with lockdown, Moonpig decided they were going to host their own event, but online. We were sent flowers, a Just Eat voucher, cocktail making supplies and credit for our Moonpig accounts in the days prior to the event, it was so well organised! These are typically the things you’d do at a ‘normal’ blogger event. Eat, chat, enjoy some drinks and most events offer some kind of workshop. The virtual event was hosted on Zoom and it was great to see some friendly faces in the middle of the lockdown after only really seeing my fiancè for the last 7 weeks. I was a little bit nervous about the event beforehand, as even though it was online it was still a new experience, however, it turned out a bunch of bloggers, cocktails, card making and flower arranging is just what I needed. Seeing all of the faces of other bloggers is strange as it puts a face to the name, of those whose blogs I’ve read for years.
Moonpig Card Design
So the event started with Jasper from Moonpig walking us through the app and sharing some of the exciting features the app has to offer. The service of personalised cards doesn’t have to be complicated and can easily be personalised including the inside with a matter of a few clicks. With a service that allows you to scan in a handwritten message, this feature on the app is really helpful during times like these where leaving the house is limited. I usually opt for personalised cards online as it allows me to easily locate a card to suit the recipient and then add the personal touches too. With over 10,000+ cards on Moonpig, it sounds like the ideal option for all of my future card searches. I always like to find a card which includes some sort of pun, which I have checked and can confirm Moonpig do have plenty.
Moonpig provided us with credit to make our own personalised cards during the event so we could get the real feel of how the app really works. Alongside this, the app also offers a feature on iOS which allows you to see the size of your card in real-time. If you’re looking for one of their extra-large cards, you can test what it would appear like right in front of you, giving you an idea of the perfect sized card. You can view their large collection of fantastic cards here.
If you read my blog regularly you’ll know I am not much of a drinker so I was a bit worried about this stage of the event, however, James from Mix & Twist offered an alternative for cocktails which allowed me to still able to enjoy a drink. Prior to the event, a huge box of cocktail making goodies arrived on my doorstep, including fresh fruit, a cocktail shaker, glasses and even ice! We began by making a Gin Garden, followed by an Elderflower Collins and finally a Strawberry Gimlet. The mocktail version including using cranberry juice in place of gin, and honestly each one tasted so good with my favourite being the Gin Garden. James made the masterclass super fun and exciting all the way through, and I’d totally recommend checking out Mix & Twist if you’re ever hosting an event.
The final part of the event was the flower arranging class with the lovely Roxanne from Moonpig, who offered us tips, tricks and advice when it came to arranging your flowers. We were gifted the Luxury Rose & Peony bouquet, so learning how to arrange the flowers in a way to make them look lovely and also last longer was ideal. As someone who knows pretty much nothing about flowers, learning to cut the stems and arrange them in a certain way has filled my brain for knowledge for any flowers I may be gifted in the future.
The full range of Moonpig flowers and gifts can be found on their site, where they are proud to have gifts for just about anyone.
After the event, I went on Just Eat and treated myself to a pizza and it was amazing. Overall, the event was a huge success and it was lovely to chat and ‘hang out’ with some bloggers after such a long time and I can’t wait to attend another Moonpig event in the near future.