To the woman I adore
You filled my world with great memories
Wiped away every tear
Instilled values of confidence, respect and honesty
There are so many words to describe you
Strong would be an understatement
A warrior would suit you so much better
I thank you for every conversation, hug and lesson
A perfect example of pure royalty
Your strength and unconditional love still astound me
Making sacrifices, teaching life lessons
Yet wanting nothing in return
You deserve the best
There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you.
Last weekend I was kindly invited to the Moonpig* offices to celebrate love starts with mum campaign. Majority of us associate Moonpig to cards, however, they actually offer a variety of items. Flowers, chocolates and gifts are a few examples. The Mother’s Day event involved an afternoon of activities, delicious treats and mingling with familiar faces. I got to experience it all with the woman I adore, my mother. The event began with a flavourful welcome drink. My taste buds were not ready for the garden martini mocktail. Just thinking about it, I need a glass of rhubarb and apple goodness. Once everyone arrived, the event started with a short presentation. Sharing the history of the company, the products they produce and their upcoming Mother’s Day advertisement. After the technical stuff was done, it was time for some afternoon fun. Splitting into three groups, we all began our first activities.
Mixing potions, syrups and candy for a funfair-themed drink. Excited for the first activity, we enthusiastically volunteered to go first. I can happily say my mother can add mixologist to her expanding list of skills. She was a natural at making colourful concoctions. We tend to experiment at home, creating drinks for special occasions like birthdays or Christmas. It was refreshing to try it professionally with all the equipment and a set recipe. If you ever get an opportunity to try mocktail making, I highly recommend it.
Next on the agenda was a break between activities with afternoon tea. Flavoured beverages tend to be the way to my heart. If you know me well or most Indians for that matter, we have a love for chai (masala tea). Cue the finger sandwiches, scones and cakes for an ideal Sunday situation. During this time, I also took the opportunity to have a mini photo shoot with my mum. It was only right to put her in the spotlight and capture her beauty.
Following on from the mini photoshoot, the next activity involved a photo booth. With various props to choose from, we decided to settle on two quirky hats. We looked fabulous, to say the least. On the Moonpig website, we had the opportunity to choose from a selection of Mother’s Day cards. After scrolling for a while it was time to personalise the cards by adding imagery and text. I decided to write a poetic message, making sure to hide it away from my mother. I wanted her to be surprised when she received it in the post.
Bouquets come in all shapes and sizes, great for various occasions. Channelling our inner florist, we had the pleasure to learn more about the process. Cutting the stems at a 45-degree angle to keep the bouquet alive and able to breathe. Understanding how to extend flower life, especially for roses. Simply use warm water and a teaspoon of sugar, mix the solution and add to your vase. We were even given the bouquets to take home with us which was a lovely surprise. Travelling in the rain and using public transport with a pink box was another story. A special thank you to Search Laboratory and Moonpig for the invitation to the event. How do you plan on celebrating Mother’s Day?
Disclaimer: (AD) complimentary event collaboration with *Moonpig. Any events or experiences are written about honestly and all opinions are my own.