Bloggers Christmas Party (#BloggersXmasParty)

As some of you might know already, Nadja and I are the girls behind Blogging Owls on Twitter. The aim of Blogging Owls is to organise exciting events/meetups and bring bloggers together as well as introducing bloggers to some amazing brands (our favourites!). In addition, we also tweet out blogger opportunities! 🙂

This Saturday, we organised Bloggers Christmas Party (#BloggersXmasParty) through Blogging Owls, which I must admit to myself was a great success! We had an awesome venue (although the lighting wasn’t as good as expected), amazing company, delicious food and drinks, and a great line up of brands for the twitter raffle and blogger’s Pick n’ Mix bar!

A line of mirrors at by the bar???
I treated myself to some house wine! 🙂
Yummy cocktail! Unfortunately, it didn’t belong to me! 🙁
and a delicious meal! Not mine either! 😛
The event took place this Saturday, 6th December at Nordic Bar. The venue itself is super cool with some awesome Christmas decorations! We were also super happy with the drinks because you can get a bottle of house wine, which tasted delicious for £10 and 2 for 1 cocktails during happy hour. It’s definitely the ideal place to host a Christmas party, but it’s not the best place for a press event or product launch show as we had some problems with the lighting and the ping pong table, which is one of Nordic Bar’s major attractions. Nonetheless, some of us did end up posing for a Ping Pong photo! 😛
Alex and Chelsea having a Ping Pong laugh!
Ally and Nadja were taking this more seriously! Also notice Slava taking photos in the background, we had matching jumpers! 🙂
We ended up using the ping pong table for a different purpose! Here’s Mara, CharlieAlly and Viola entering the twitter raffle. 
More girls entering the twitter raffle: Viola, Tania, Chloe and Segun!
We had a private area for ourselves at the venue, but there were some people (mainly guys), who kept popping in, pretending that they were bloggers! Apparently they blogged about “people,” whatever that means! As mentioned before, the lighting wasn’t amazing, so some of these photos are in flash and some are not… so sorry about that! 🙁

Of course, we also had AMAZING company! Despite being the coldest day this year, around 30 bloggers showed up to our event, so we were really pleased by that! It was so nice catching up with some of the bloggers from Bloggers Tea Party as well as meeting some new faces! 
I know this sounds cheesy, but seeing so many bloggers enjoying themselves at Bloggers Christmas Party really puts a big smile on my face! I think I managed to talk to everyone at some point, but I would have loved to have chatted more to each and every one of you! Three hours is not enough for a blogger’s party! 😛 
Alex, meBhavna and Nadja
Kimberley, Ally and Zeynab
Segun, Jessica, Zeynab and Kimberley
Chelsea, Pao, Angie, Renata, Alina, Maria and Nadja
Tania and Chloe
Sarah, Charlie, Ashleigh, Mara, Stephanie and Charlotte
Bhavna, Nadja, Kimberley, Angelica and Eilish
In addition to having a party, we also had a Twitter Raffle and a Pick n Mix bar at our event! Instead of handing out goody bags, we asked the bloggers to pick out some treats for themselves at the bloggers bar! Everyone got to take home: Spot Treatment from Dream Dots, Owls Decorations and Notebooks from Sass & Belle, Hand Cream from Crabtree & Evelyn, samples from Teapigs, Aloe Vera drinks from Simplee Aloe, Black Toothpaste from Beverly Hills Formula and a selection of chocolates from Green & Blacks.
On top of that, we also had a Twitter raffle where the bloggers could win a Cocoa Brown Luxury Gift Set, Calypso Beauty Brush, Crabtree & Evelyn Body & Bath Set, Earth Conscious Deodorant and Xenca Way Voucher
It’s also really nice to see everyone dressed up in festive outfits! Some wore Christmas jumpers, some came in glamorous dresses and some combined the two! House of Fraser is of course sponsoring with a “Best Festive Dressed” competition with a voucher. So it was nice to see that everyone made an effort. If you came to the party, then please remember to upload your entries!
I’ll talk more about the brands in another post later this week. 🙂

Have you been to a blogger’s party before? What do you think of this one? 
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