As some of you may already know on the 15th November myself and the gorgeous Emma co-hosted our own blogger event. The way this came around was… Back in august this year I met Emma at the train station before my first ever blogger meet. From the moment I met Emma I knew that I had met a true friend. So a week later we were casually chatting through a text message when we just decided to host our own blogger meet and from that night on 20th September #BloggersSecretSanta14 became an actual thing. On the 25th September we had secured our venue which was The Ned Ludd in Nottingham and everything was into full swing.
I didn’t want to write an actual post about what happened on the day as such as most of the bloggers attending will have written posts by now, but I wanted my blog post to be more of a thank-you post. To all the brands and bloggers involved because for me this has been a massive achievement! Myself and Emma gave ourselves six actual weeks to contact brands, fill the guest list up, obtain samples etc… I’ve known bloggers spending months on end planning a meet and we pulled ours off in six weeks. I am patting myself on the back right now! On the day of the event we really knew how much we had achieved but yet we still had to make the name badges, fill goody-bags, set the room out.
My first thank-you is to Emma. She has been the perfect co-host! I couldn’t have asked to host an event with a nicer person because she is a diamond. I have learnt so much from this girl in the last six weeks, she really is someone to admire. As I’ve said to Emma already I wouldn’t class her as just an associate through blogging. I actually class her as one of my close friends. So thank-you Emma for being an all round superstar!
My second thank-you is to the brands which attended on the day of the event and all the support and help certain brands were there for. I’m not going to lie but at 11am on the day of the event our venue looked like a bomb had gone off in a cardboard factory. We were definitely pushed for time with last minute arrangements! Who knew making up blogger goody-bags could be so much hassle? So my second thank-you is a massive massive massive thank-you to Suzie from Xenca for helping us prepare the bags, give out the secret santa gifts and generally being there for support through-out the day she was a massive help, such a lovely woman and she is the reason that I finally stopped shaking with nervousness after the first 30 minutes of the event. Also Lekha from Merumaya she offered so much support before the event and during the day and I can’t thank-you enough for it I really can’t. Also Ian from Hello and Ultimate Fix for also helping load the goody-bags with samples. Really couldn’t have done it without you three that morning. Also a big thank-you to lush for there lovely talk on the company and the brands and also for giving bloggers the opportunity to make their own bath bombs. I thought this was a lovely idea and really made it different.
My third thank-you goes out to all the bloggers that attended the event. I was so pleased to meet every single one of you and I didn’t get to talk to you all as much as I wanted too! Alex (Alexandra Elizabethh), Becca (Being Becca), Billie (I Am Billie), Cinzia (The Lifestyle Blog), Claire (Beauty Barmy Bird), Claudia (Sun Junkie), Ellie (Ellie Creation), Gemma (Gemms Beauty), Jemma (A Drugstore Addiction),Jessica (Jessica Grace), Jessica (Jyukimi), Karen (Style Sunrise), Kerry (Kerry Cooks), Kirstie (Short Lashes), Leah (Peaches and Smoke), Lora (Moon Face Blogs), Maya (Vogue by Maya), Megan (Seek My Scribbles), Nicola (Its Neecola), Sarah (Seriously Shallow), Shannon (Life In The Fashion Lane), Sophia (The Lifestyle Blog)
My final thank-you goes out to all the brands which were involved in our day! You made it something to remember and I know a few of the bloggers loved their goody-bags which we had the opportunity to put together all thanks to you!
I thoroughly enjoyed hosting the event and myself and Emma are already talking about hosting another event next year! Exciting times for us! I can’t wait to see what the next one brings! I am currently running a giveaway for one of the #BloggersSecretSanta14 Goody-bags. You can enter this giveaway here!
Also check out Jess‘ vlog of the event!