Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to a very special virtual event to learn more about Moonpig’s app. The event was a great way to discover some of the really neat tricks and features that are available on the Moonpig app. The app helps to really personalise cards and gifts for special people who you may not be able to celebrate with face to face, either because of social distancing rules or due to simply living far away.
I have attended a few blogging events, which are generally a fun evening of chit chat with other bloggers, discovering a new product or trying out a new skill, and usually accompanied by delicious food and drink. You can read about the alcoholic tea event I went to, or maybe the event where I learned some really fun photography skills and the importance of light.
This one, however, was my first blogging event over Zoom! Moonpig’s Virtual Event was a pretty good way of recreating those sessions over video chat. Before the evening we were sent some beautiful flowers from Moonpig and a cocktail making kit from Mix & Twist.
To begin the evening, Jasper from Moonpig walked us through the app and the features for making personalised birthday cards. There are some really neat features available on iOS at the moment like, for example, because of the augmented reality capabilities developed by Apple, you can test the size of the card in your own room, or compared to your hand!
I loved the extra features that the app has, including help with the message inside. That’s one thing I’ve always struggled with (I know – I write all day long at work and on this blog, but I still can’t come up with a decent in-card message!) and Moonpig’s app has tonnes of suggestions that you can then personalise. They also have the option to write your message or doodle on a piece of paper and upload that. So clever and such a special touch!
If you download the Moonpig app and use the code APP30ORDER (only on the app) and it gives you 30% off a card and a gift when buying together. The promotion ends on 26th August!
Moonpig’s range of 10,000+ cards and intricate filters means you can easily find the perfect one to create that wow-factor.
James from Mix & Twist held the cocktail masterclass and it was so, so much fun. It was a really good replacement for an in-person blogging event where we would probably be chatting while a drink was made for us, but with the Moonpig Virtual Event we got to have a go at making three cocktails. Moonpig sells the vodka we used as part of their gift offering. Other spirits are available as well.
- Summer Garden – 45ml Vodka, 25ml lime, 25ml sugar syrup, mint leaves, cucumber, 25ml elderflower soda
- Strawberry Fizz – 45ml Vodka, 25ml lemon, 25ml sugar syrup, soda, strawberries, lemon
- Passionfruit Martini – 45ml Vodka, 20ml lemon, 25ml passionfruit syrup, 60ml pineapple juice
The cocktails are all very yummy, and I think I will become rather skilled at making that Summer Garden cocktail because it was so delicious!
Roxanne from Moonpig held the flower arranging class. I made pretty copious notes because I absolutely love flowers in the house, but some don’t last as long as others and I want to be able to give them all a decent chance! Hopefully, now I know some top tips from Roxanne I’ll get longer-lasting blooms. One thing I learned was how much to chop off the stems, and that is to make the cut flowers twice as long as your vase.
The Moonpig flowers come wrapped tightly in a supportive box to keep the display looking great during transportation. You can simply clip the paper off, whack em in a vase and the flowers will look terrific, but if you, too, want your flowers to last a bit longer then you can try some of Moonpig’s tips:
- clip the stems diagonally so that wherever the stalk is in the vase it will be able to drink, and not be stuck to the bottom of the vase
- don’t cut the elastic band off until you’ve cut the stems
- because Moonpig’s flowers are hand-tied it will look lovely in the vase and spiral out
- don’t put too much water in your vase! Just half fill the vase, and then every other day empty the water, rinse the stems and pour in freshwater. This avoids contamination.
- if you’ve got one type of flower in the bouquet going a bit iffy then quickly take that flower out! You don’t want the whole lot going off because of that one wrong ‘un.
Something as simple as sending a birthday bouquet can be enough to totally change someone’s day. No matter the occasion, a bouquet’s job is to cheer people up, make people feel calm and add positivity. The bouquet we were sent was a show stopper – it’s called the Luxury Summer Garden. There are also allergy-friendly bouquets without pollen, and a load of other gorgeous blooms.
Don’t forget to get 30% off when you use the Moonpig app and the code APP30ORDER when you buy a card and a gift together any time before the promotion ends on 26th August!