Another year has passed and now we’re onto 2016! Before I start with 2016 though, I’d like to share about our Mommy Bloggers Philippines “A Christmas to Remember” party that happened on December 5 at The Linden Suites.

I’ve had the pleasure of staying at The Linden Suites and was thrilled that they agreed to partner with us for our annual Christmas party. The Linden Suites is conveniently located in Ortigas along San Miguel Avenue. It’s near major malls and is in the heart of the Ortigas business district. It perfectly caters to business travelers and families as well.

http://lindensuites.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LindenSuites
http://instagram.com/thelindensuites

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We had our event at the Sky Lounge located on their roof deck. The room had balconies (which we opted not to use since our party was mid-afternoon). During our ocular we could really see the possibilities of making it a festive party venue.

We partnered with Amari Events to make the venue a red and gold themed party. Our meeting was very easy going and having emailed back and forth our vision and requests, I was happy to find that they had an idea perfectly suited for our party.

We wanted it simple and cozy yet vibrant and classy. Check on all points! Thank you Rome DC!

https://www.facebook.com/AmariEvents.ph/
https://www.instagram.com/AmariEvents.Ph/

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Before starting with the program we had lunch courtesy of The Linden Suites in house restaurant, Mesclun. We were served our menu choice and the buffet was placed outside the Sky Lounge room (which we preferred).

http://lindensuites.com/dine/mesclun-restaurant-caf%C3%A9/
https://www.instagram.com/mesclunph/

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Our menu included the following:

Seafood in Coconut Sauce
Slow Roasted Rosemary Chicken
Beef Pot Roast

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We wanted the mommies to have a remembrance from the event (aside from the many giveaways and raffle prizes!) so we coordinated with Casa Litrato to cover our party and take as many shots possible. I’m so in love with the photos. All the mommies had such beautiful shots and it was great to see them using it for their profile pictures on their social networks.

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For some reason, this shot below is my favorite shot of myself. All photos in the post are courtesy of Casa Litrato. Thank you Ann for the wonderful pictures and thank you Rico for partnering with us!

https://www.facebook.com/casalitrato/

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We had awesome raffle prizes, from appliances to gift certificates we procured with the help of one of our attending mommies, Lariza GarciaFuentes Manila and PRC were also generously supportive to provide more raffle prizes.

Fujidenzo
https://www.exatech.com.ph/fujidenzo
https://www.facebook.com/FujidenzoAppliances/
https://www.instagram.com/fujidenzoph/

Philips
https://www.philips.com.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/PhilipsPhilippines

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Zojirushi
http://www.zojirushi.com.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/zojirushi.philippines/
https://www.instagram.com/zojirushi_ph/

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We had a special game for our Rebisco Vita Cubes giveaway as 20 mommies would be receiving Php500 GCs with their gift packs. It was a fun game that I would recommend for parties such as ours.

It’s called “A Christmas Gift Exchange Game”. I read a short story that consisted of the key words Right, Left and Across. Each time these words were said the mommies had to pass their gift packs to the direction mentioned. It turned into quite a work out for the moms!

http://www.rebisco.com.ph/products.php?display=brand&id=164

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Among one of our intentions in having a Christmas Party for the moms of Mommy Bloggers Philippines, is to shower with them with goodies they can take home and share with their families. Thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors, the mommies were overloaded with products to take home!

Red Ribbon is our go to cake shop. Jael loves their dedication cakes! 
http://redribbonbakeshop.com.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/redribbonbakeshop
https://instagram.com/redribbonbakeshop/

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Robinsons Supermarket gift baskets are ideal all year round. These make for perfect gifts for parties and loved ones. Who wouldn’t want to receive a basket of these goodies! 
http://www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial

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Frabelle Foods
https://www.facebook.com/frabellefoods/
https://www.instagram.com/frabellefoodsph/

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I’m so happy to have discovered Frabelle! Jael loves nuggets but I’m so wary of feeding him other brands because of the unhealthy effects of eating those nuggets daily. With Frabelle’s fish nuggets I’m assured of a healthier option.

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Melawares is our ever reliable kitchen and dinner home ware. I have several of their pieces and like using it for special occasions.
http://melawares.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MelawaresCusinaClub
https://www.instagram.com/melawares/

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I have found the perfect intimate wear in Wacoal. I use their bras and love the fit and comfort. Did you know you could order online plus get to know your body age? 
https://wacoal.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineWacoalCorp
http://instagram.com/wacoalph

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We’re big Jolly consumers. You can get some mushroom recipes here.
http://www.jolly.com.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/JollyFoods/
https://www.instagram.com/jollyeatsph/

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During a program break, coffee was served by Mesclun along with Lotus Biscoff biscuits. The mommies had time to chat and make new friends.
https://www.facebook.com/LotusBiscoffPH/
https://www.instagram.com/lotusbiscoffph/

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One of our mommies, Nhessie Agustin was generous enough to sponsor these very nice jewelry boxes. You can find more of her items at Shoppers Stop.
https://www.facebook.com/shoppersstoponlineshopofficial

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Each table place had a cute Chelsy & Casey hair ribbon. They have many cute and different designs to pair with any little girl’s outfit.
https://www.facebook.com/Chelsy-and-Casey-188378851257078/
https://www.instagram.com/chelsyandcasey/

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Everyone bought home some chocolate courtesy of Villa Del Conte Chocolates.
http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com/
https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh/
https://www.instagram.com/villadelconte/

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How thrilled was I that Cinnabon agreed to sponsor our event? Tremendously thrilled. If you’ve been following my blog you know I’m a huge Cinnabon fan.
https://www.facebook.com/CinnabonPH/
https://www.instagram.com/cinnabonphilippines/

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Hotel Quickly generously provided vouchers for all the mommies and one lucky mommy won a Php2000 voucher.
https://www.hotelquickly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HotelQuickly/
https://www.instagram.com/hotelquickly/

Fuentes Manila
http://fuentesmanila.com/
https://www.instagram.com/fuentesmanila/

Sun Villa Resort

National Bookstore
http://www.nationalbookstore.com.ph/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Book-Store/72546266913
http://instagram.com/nbsalert

Starbucks
http://www.starbucks.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/StarbucksPhilippines
http://instagram.com/starbucksph

It’s been such a blast working with these 2 super mommies! I love Lani of Tweenselmom and Joy of Joygurtiza to bits! We’ve only known each other for a couple of years but seems like we’ve been friends forever! I’m looking forward to an exciting and fun 2016 with them.

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Thank you to all the mommies of MBP who continue to support the community. It was great getting to know you all and hopefully we get more of a chance to talk during events this year!

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