I love social events. I love Christmas. I love seeing people I don’t see that often. So when I received an email from Rach, saying she was looking to organise a bloggers Christmas party, I couldn’t say yes quicker.
There being eight of us, we got a couple of tables at a general Christmas party evening at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, York. Although the room was filled with more businesses and companies on their ‘work do’ (we were amused that our tables had labeled us as freelance writers!) it was a great atmosphere.
Prior to the evening, Rach had the great idea of doing a Secret Santa with a budget of £5. It did take some thought, but I was quite happy with the gift I had chosen. And I was ever so grateful for the thought that had gone into mine, it being a make your own babies handprint Christmas tree decoration! Absolutely brilliant! I Can’t wait to make it next year with the baby.
The menu was simple but yummy. It was optional throughout, with the main allowing you to help yourself to vegetables, Yorkshire puddings, etc. We all happily tucked into the 3 courses, some ending with coffee and a chocolate.
Then the noticeable notes of Mariah Careys’ ‘All I Want For Christmas’ came through the speakers and the cheesy music and dancing began. This led to Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’, with some, to be desired, body popping movements by some ladies on the dance floor.
It killed me to not be involved in the Gangnam Style dance, but I didn’t think baby would be able to cope with a 3-course meal and the jiggling, but I did head to the dance floor with Sally, Sam, and Sarah to bust the moves to Cha Cha Slide.
We had some photos taken in the lobby area by a kind hotel worker and each had photo’s taken next to a festive Christmas tree.
It was a fab evening, with not enough thanks to Rach for organizing and also for the extra little goodie bags which she gave to us all. I really can’t wait to put my decoration on my tree next weekend.
It was great to see the ladies socially and out of the ‘normal’ blogging environment and think we all get on really well.
I’m really looking forward to our next meet up and another bloggers Christmas party!