Our Very First Blogging Event

Since starting blogging just over six months ago I have been completely taken in by everything the blogging world has to offer.  I love meeting new people through social media, getting inspiration from other people’s great blogs and trying out new things that I can then review and pass on mine and the children’s thoughts to others.

As silly as I probably seem I was thrilled to receive an email the other day inviting us to a blogging event at Centrale Croydon.

On reading the email it sounded like a real fun packed day that the kids would love and I would love writing about.  Then the fear set in!  What would I wear? Would the children behave? Does this now make me a ‘real’ blogger? 

My fears we quashed as soon as I made my way to the Build A Bear Workshop where our day was starting.  I was greeted by some other lovely bloggers and their great children and just knew from then on I was going to love the day.


An exited group of children made their way inside the brightly coloured shop and were met by the super friendly, bubbly staff.  Name labels were given out and they were then sent off to pick their very own bear from a huge range that would cover any child’s taste.

We settled for a minion, fluffy bunny and a rainbow coloured teddy.  The children were then allowed to go up one at a time to help stuff their bears whilst taking part in lots of fun games to keep them amused.


Number three and four had a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anybody.  Number five on the other hand decided to fulfill my fear of badly behaved children and cried and moaned through the whole experience!  The staff were not fazed in the slightest and tried their best to involve him in the fun.


From here they had all worked up a good appetite so we made our way round the corner to an ice cream parlour called Gelatos.  

Again we were greeted with a smile and seated in the funky purple booths, where we chose our lunch from a vast selection of hot and cold food, hot and cold drinks and lots of supper scrummy waffles, sundaes and milkshakes.


Normally places like this are off limits to us due to number fours allergies; here they were not a problem and they catered for everything.  They managed to find a suitable lunch for him that was then finished off with a yummy sorbet.  Number two and five had a delicious panini, a big scoop of icecream and a georgous Oreo milkshake.




Our last port of call was to go and take a look around the beauty and photography studio Hello Georgous.  Number three who is a complete diva was thrilled with everything she saw and was looking on in awe of the girls there having their nails done and waiting for their special photo shoots.

We have been booked in for a mother and daughter manicure and can’t wait to let you all know how our day goes.

All in all apart from the tantruming toddler we all had a fantastic day and loved every minute of our experience. Any element of the day would have made a brilliant birthday party or special treat for your little ones.  The teddies have already been on a trip away with us and we will be booking in our girly day very soon, which I’m sure we will finish off with another trip to have a sneaky ice cream!





23 thoughts on “Our Very First Blogging Event

  1. Wow! Looks awesome. I’m yet to go to a blogging event but I’d be there with bells on if this was it! Very cute pics!xx #twinklytuesday

  2. This looks like so much fun!! Well done Hun! I’d love to be invited to something like this! Thanks for linking up to #babybrainmonday xx

  3. This looks so fab! You are definitely a blogger now hehe! I was invited to one recently but they are always in the middle of a workday so it rules us out completely πŸ™ Would love to go to one though! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  4. Sounds like a wonderful day out! I do miss having small outings like that with the boys, but now that they are older it can be hard. Thanks for sharing on #babybrainmonday

  5. Awww love this! Looks like it was a fabulous day for mommy and the minis ;o) I love the build a bear workshop. I have been to the one when I lived in Las Vegas, NV but I don’t remember seeing one in the mall in Reno, NV which is the closest city to us at a two hour treck to get there. Love the picture of him with his minion. It looks huge! The minion that is lol. Thanks for linking up with #momsterslink! Hope you see you again today!

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