I was so excited to have been part of the Mommy Bloggers Philippines (MBP) Christmas Party last December 5 which was aptly themed as Winter Wonderland. It was an intimate party for 30 members of our growing community. It was not done by selection but by whoever reserves and pays a slot first. As Lanie Lluch, Founder and Head of MBP, have revealed that this party is some sort of a test run of how future gatherings for the community members will be organized and handled in the future. I think I have digressed a bit. Let me tell you more about this wonderful party!

Spaces by Babyland in Mandaluyong City was very generous to have sponsored the venue for our Christmas party. This two-storey building, conveniently located along Shaw Blvd, has the first floor as the store that features top brands for babies and the top floor serves as a function room that is perfect for intimate gatherings like ours plus it  also has a cozy play area for kids. The moment I stepped inside the room, I have really felt the winter party vibe. The place was beautifully decorated with blue and white pompoms, blue confetti garlands and chic centerpieces for our tables.  I came in 15 minutes earlier and saw mommies preparing for the final details of the party. I was able to recognize Lally  and asked her where I can change and freshen up. A few minutes later, more mommies came in and the room was filled with dazzling ladies in blue and white. While waiting for the party to start, we flocked to the photobooth courtesy of Yeah Shoot to pose for souvenir pictures. The team at Yeah Shoot were very friendly and accommodating of our requests. I love that they made a fun but classy layout matte prints of our photos.

The Organizers of the MBP Party

The Organizers of the MBP Party (photo courtesy of Joy Gurtiza)

The program soon started and Lani welcomed and thanked all the moms who came to attend the party on a busy and cloudy Friday. She gave us an update of the status of Mommy Bloggers Philippines and the future plans for the group. She also introduced Louisa Mercado, who will be handling the events and activities of MBP and Joy Gurtiza who will be assigned for the workshops. Louisa then gave an overview of what events the group can expect come 2015. After that, a getting-to-know-you getting was facilitated to get all the mommies acquainted with each other. I enjoyed this game which was made speed-dating style because I was able to talk to different mommies even for a few seconds. Soon after, the buffet was opened for everyone to feast in.

For this party, three generous caterers provided sumptuous dishes for the mommy bloggers. We were blessed to have Shekinah, The Posh Caterer and Kubiertos.

The Posh Caterer at MBP Party

Love Desserts provided a table full of delectable sweets and they even gave us boxes of these treats for us to take home.

Love Desserts at MBP Party

The much-awaited part of the party soon followed after every had their fill. Everyone was so excited for the grand raffle prize which was a Sharp 32″ LED TV. Pauline Flores was the happy winner of this much-coveted prize. Jinke, on the other hand, won an Acer tablet.

Abenson GC Winners at MBP Party

Pauline won the Sharp TV and Jinke got the Acer Tablet (photo courtesy of Joy Gurtiza)

Everyone was able to take home something from the raffle. Too bad that when it was my turn, there’s nothing left from the prizes 🙁 The following sponsors have made the raffle possible:

  • GCs for an Acer tablet and a Sharp 32″ LED TV  from Abenson
  • Cupcake holder from Lazada
  • Renuzit air freshners
  • Limited edition plates from Glorietta
  • The Cream Factory products

The party would never be complete without having a group photo.

Group Photo at MBP Party

Group Photo courtesy of Joy Gurtiza

At the end of the party, we all lined up for the giveaways from the generous brands:

  • Teleserv for the nifty water bottles
  • Fly Ace Corp for the Christmas package
  • Trolli gummies and candies
  • Zomato GCs for restaurants like Buffet 101 and YakiMix
  • Nature Essentials Witch Hazel Toner and a powdered product sample
  • Triumph body shaper (which I may have lost in the venue after swapping sizes with another mommy 🙁 )
  • Nail-a-Holics tote bag and Haven Spa Manicure GC

Giveaways from the MBP Party

Overall, the Mommy Bloggers Winter Wonderland Christmas Party was a fun-filled and successful event. I had a grand time talking to other bloggers whom I have previously interacted to online. It was nice to meet all of them in person. I’m excited to take part in more MBP events in 2015!

I hope that everyone had a blessed Christmas 🙂 I pray that the coming year will be filled with more blessings and opportunities for all of us.

 

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