It took me such a long time before I was able blog about the Mom-Me Time 2014 event I attended last October 15, 2014. To tell you honestly, I don’t really know how to start because up until now I’m still overwhelmed about how beautifully-styled, awesome, and magical the event is. I’m really grateful that Baby and Breakfast and Wanders and Wonders invited me to this lovely gathering for wonderful moms.
I admit from the moment I stepped inside Babyland, all my stress melted away.
Baby and Breakfast, founded by Ms. Janna Simpao, is a children’s party inspirations blog committed to style, creativity, and uniqueness. Wanders and Wonders is Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio’s online record of her wanderful, wonderful life! These two came up with the idea of treating mommies to an afternoon filled with creativity, friendship, good food, interactive talks, and terrific giveaways. It was also an afternoon filled with so many lessons learned.
The invite was dainty and very girly!
At the entrance they were giving away this posh jewelry-inspired LuluDK temporary tattoos. These were created from the original artwork of NY designed, Lulu deKwatkowski. So cute! The colors are silver and gold.
The place was styled by Gideon Hermosa of The Events Studio. He transformed the place into a paradise that is every mother’s dream.
There were flowers, candles — and more flowers!
Flower Crown-Making Activity
There was a FlowerCrown-Making activity, something which I didn’t know how to do… hahaha. There was a flower buffet set-up where in we can choose among different kinds of flowers, leaves, ribbons, and other cute things to make our flower crown.
This flower buffet is every florist’s dream, I tell you!
I gathered up some flowers and wires to make my flower crown…
Here I am, looking like I really know what I’m doing..LOL! I see other mommies doing really nice flower crowns and of course, I had to look like I’m also making progress…hahaha
Grabbed this from @weluvmoms from Instagram…
Tadaaaaah!!! Look at my flower crown! It doesn’t even fit my head…..but it was fun making them. (Ehem) I now, know how to make one and all it takes is a little practice…
The event was catered by K. by Cunanan. K. by Cunanan Catering is known in the industry for combining tasteful floral centerpieces and classic, heartwarming dishes spun with new flavors.
Aside from serving flavorful healthy dishes — it also looks really good!
Lemon and Mint Water and Fresh Dalandan Juice
Here’s a look at my plate! I loved everything in it most specially the prawns, the pasta, and the orange and tomato salad.
There was a S’more’s Bar too! It has graham crackers, chocolate, white chocolate, and peanutbutter.
Everything a S’mores fan would love…..
The Dessert Table
The Cake table was also super girly! The Delightful Miss Joyce made the gorgeous cake and cakelets…
While Lovelots Cakes made the printed cookies.
All look beautiful as they taste delicious…
Ms. Janna Simpao hosted the event. She also gave away and raffled off terrific items which all mommies can use in their everyday life. Nobody was empty handed! She also told us it’s her first time to host an event but it didn’t look like it, she hosted like a pro!
Rica Peralejo showed us photos of her doing the things she loves like traveling and mountain climbing. She also loves photography. This is something she wishes to share with her son Phillip in the future.
She asked us these questions:
Aside from being a wife and a mom, who am I? What do I love doing?
What are my passions? What are my strengths?
What are my dreams for the future?
Well, I love cooking, blogging, writing, and of course, just like Rica, I love traveling…. These things I also want to be able to share with my family.
Ms. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan is also one of the speakers at Mom-Me Time 2014. She is a super mom of five, a wife, a health and wellness advocate, an editor in chief,a columnist, a blogger, and a triathlete! Whew! I wonder how she fits everything in a day. She is truly an inspiration! She told us that we need to be pampered once in a while and we need to love ourselves so that we have love to give to our family. She also told us that each mom is a princess, even if we don’t feel like one.
And I couldn’t agree more. Being a mommy is stressful and tiring and we do need to re-charge from time to time. It doesn’t mean that we are being selfish, we just need some “ME” time so we could give more to our loved ones.
Photos with Some of the Wonderful Moms
I wished I was able to take a photo with everyone because this event is something that I will never forget and truly treasure in my heart. It was nice to have at least a few hours of Mom-Me Time with these wonderful mommies!
with Ms. Rica Peralejo and Ms. Janna Simpao
With Dimples Romana and Ms. Maricel laxa- Pangilinan
With Danica Sotto-Pingris, Frances Amper Sales of Topaz Mommy, and one of my blogger friends, Glaiza Tominio of Moomy Musings
with Benz Rana of Newlyweds at Work, Janna Simpao of Baby and Breakfast, and Glaiza Tominio of Moomy Musings
A BIG Thank You!
The event had many sponsors and we were given samples of their products. I loved everything!
This event really made my day. I was able to see old friends, make new ones, steal a few hours of Mon-Me Time, relax for a bit, and learned a lot on how to make the most out of being a mommy and a wife.
Mom-Me Time 2014
Host: Janna Simpao of Baby and Breakfast
Speaker: Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan of Mommy Maricel / Media Partner: Celebrity Mom / Photographer: Happy Folks Studio / Stylist: Gideon Hermosa of The Events Studio / Rental Chairs: Botafogo Event Rentals / Caterer: K. by Cunanan / Cake and Lace Cookies: The Delightful Miss Joyce / Cookies: Lovelots Cakes / Invitations Design: Natural Selection Design Co. / Invitations Printing: CEVA Designs
Sponsors: Babiators / Beansprout / Boba / Boon / Brolly Sheets / Cradle Natural / Cycles Baby / Cycles Sensitive / Dr. Brown’s / Elin / Fruit Magic / Give into the Glitter / Huggies / Jamie & Baby Lifestyle Photography / JoomaJam / Kameraman / L’Indochine / Lulu DK / Mamas & Papas / Meeno / Melawares / Messy Bessy / Minui / NiQUA / Okiedog / RuMe / Shoo! Anti Mosquito / SnapperDoodles / So Young / Stabilo / Tonga / Urban Ashram Manila / Yosi Samra