#BirminghamBloggerMeetUp Photos – The Meal, Goodie Bag, & Cake! ♥

On Saturday I attended the best blogger meet up ever in Birmingham! It was organised by the lovely, bubbly Gemma from Buttons Blog, with help from Clare from A Bit of This and That and Sara from Pretty in Pink. They worked really hard to put on a fantastic day for 30 of us bloggers! The day started off with a meeting at Starbucks and then we separated off into little groups. Terri, Tereza, Hayley, Erica and myself wondered around and Erica actually bravely went to get an ear piercing! Here are some of my photos from the day, as well as some that I’ve borrowed from others.


Tereza, Terri, Hayley and myself at Rodizio Rico. Photo coutesy of Gemma



Then once the group all met up again we headed to Rodizio Rico bar at the Mailbox for some free (very strong!) cocktails! The girls did a great job of organising this for us, it was such a nice relaxing atmosphere! After we all had a drink or two we headed to Red Peppers restaurant where we sat down for our meal. On the table were goodie bags prepared for us all! The meal was fantastic, I had such a fun time chatting to the girls and getting to know everyone, especially Gem who has such an infectious personality (in a good way!). I had some lovely food at the restaurant too, I went there on my first date with my boyfriend as we used to live round the corner from Red Peppers in 2009! So I was happy to visit there again, and I had a delicious goats cheese and red onion bread, and then BBQ ribs and chips for a main.







Me, Erica, Gem and Hayley. Photo courtesy of Sushi, Turtles and Life

For dessert, I had a special surprise for everyone! I had actually made a nice big square cake as a treat for the whole group. The restaurant kindly brought it out to the table at the end of the meal with candles lit, and Gem took it around to show everyone, and then the waiters cut it up. There was more than enough cake for everyone and I think they all enjoyed it! It was a vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream, and I decorated it with pretty sugar decorations (including buttons!) and #Beauty Bloggers. It was the first square cake I’ve ever made and also the first time I’ve done proper writing on a cake. I was really pleased with how it turned out and so pleased with all the lovely comments! The lovely organiser girls even presented me with a lovely Cath Kidston spray flowers mug to say thank you.. the cuties!!


Photo courtesy of Unwritten Hollywood




The cake, lovely Gem and myself! Photos coutesy of Gemma





The goodie bag was also fantastic.. filled with lots of products from popular brands as well as new brands I hadn’t tried before. My favourite products were Benefit Fine One One, Revitalash, Rimmel Glam Eyes and a Xen Tan sample! There was tonnes more inside though.. thanks girls for such amazing goodies!!

Overall I had a fantastic day and it was definitely worth the struggle to get there in the snow! I loved meeting bloggers, old and new, and having a nice day and evening together. I’m so happy to be a part of such a kind and enthusiastic community! I never thought when I started my blog that I’d be meeting up with ‘strangers from the internet’ and them becoming such good friends of mine. Thank you all!

On the day it had just about stopped snowing after about 24 hours of full on snow. So I was a little worried about my train and whether the event was even still on! But Gem assured me it was so I decided to get an earlier train so I knew I would be there on time. I was also a little concerned about transporting the cake all that way.. but it made it! As it was snowy outside, I decided to wear my red Hunter wellies as well as my thick new Milanoo dress, and teamed it with a red belt and satchel. Oh and a lot of red lippy!

25 Comments

  1. January 22, 2013 / 7:37 pm

    You look liked you all had a fab time! Would love to attend more blogger meet ups 🙂

    Em

    x

    Em’s Mixed Bag

  2. January 22, 2013 / 7:54 pm

    How kind of you to bake a cake for everyone! It looks delicious too 🙂 And the goodies 😮 WOW!

    I'd love to go along to a meet up if there was ever one in South Wales x

  3. January 22, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    Blogger meet up: what a lovely idea!!! Beautifully decorated cake too xxx

  4. January 22, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    OMG that cake looks amazing!! 🙂 NOMNOM! It is my ambition to go to a blogger meet up at some point next year! hehe! 🙂

    P.s I also have that horsey scarf that's pictured!! hehe! 🙂 x x

  5. January 22, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    Hi there 🙂 I'm your new reader/follower from the Czech republic 🙂

    It looks like you were having a great time together 🙂 Your surprise desert – cake – looks delicious and so cute! Even if I don't eat cakes because of their buttercream, I'd probably make an exception and ate smaal peace of you amazing cake 🙂 and You wore really nice dress and I love the colour of your coat! 🙂 and your lipstick also looks good 🙂 I like how you know what wear to look nice 🙂 That know a very small number of women 🙂

    • January 22, 2013 / 10:36 pm

      And I will kill anybody and anything for Fine One One by Benefit, or just for something by Benefit (mainly the POREfessional), because it's something what I can't afford because of high price :/ I can only dream 🙂

  6. January 22, 2013 / 10:48 pm

    Your cake looks amazing! Wish I could take classes from you!

  7. January 22, 2013 / 11:10 pm

    Wow looks like you had an amazing day. Jealous of all your goodies. That dress is also beautiful! How much was it? I'd love to go on a meet up one day. Enjoyed your post and pics!

  8. January 22, 2013 / 11:11 pm

    What a cute cake! Looks like you had a nice night 🙂

  9. January 22, 2013 / 11:57 pm

    I love your outfit and the cake is so cutely decorated! It sounds like you had a wonderful time too. I'd love to attend a blogger meeting one day.

  10. January 23, 2013 / 8:07 am

    Awwh what a lovely post!! Thanks Vikki:-) xxxx

  11. January 23, 2013 / 11:34 am

    Awesome cake, I love it! Looks like you had fun. xx

  12. January 23, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    You look like you had a fantastic time. Your cake was fantastic well done.
    Rosezeeta

  13. January 24, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    It seems like such a fantastic day, I may come to the next one as it isn't too far for me to travel. Your cake looked amazing! x

  14. January 24, 2013 / 9:55 pm

    The cake looks amazing!!! Love your nails too, would love to see a tutorial on those, soo cute! 🙂 xxx

  15. January 25, 2013 / 12:01 am

    Love your purple coat and what a brilliant day you had! The cake looks so sweet and yummy! I can't wait for a bloggers meet up in London, as it would be such fun! Have a fabulous weekend!
    May x
    http://www.walkinginmay.com

  16. January 26, 2013 / 4:51 pm

    Oh this looks fab I wish I could have come. That cake looks amazing x

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