Recently, I was invited to Intu Lakeside for a very special VIP blogger event to help launch their Everyone's Invited Summer Party. The event was billed as a jam packed weekend of live music and family fun and they certainly weren't wrong.
On arriving I was shown to the very exciting bloggers hub which was decorated in an almost festival theme with a mocktail bar, sweetie cart, bunting and a great view of the main stage. Also in the hub, the Body Shop were there to tell us all about their new 'Oils of Life' range and 2 very lovely and funny girls from Lush were also on hand to help us make our own bath bombs and bubble bars (was definitely one of the highlights of my day!!!). These two girls were a credit to Lush and it was obvious how much they enjoy their jobs from the passion they had when they spoke about the different products.
After we had been given a chance to mingle with the other bloggers and try a yummy mocktail, it was time to go and meet Reggie 'N' Bollie from the X Factor! We were lead down all of these secret Intu Lakeside corridors until we finally got to what looked like a corporate office and boardroom. I seriously never knew they had this type of thing at Intu Lakeside and it felt pretty exciting to be going to all of these unseen places! As we walked in we actually bumped into dace duo Chris & Wes who had a quick chat with us. They were lovely and so down to earth! Reggie 'N' Bollie then came out for a photo and a quick chat with us bloggers. They looked so 'cool' and were so nice to a little boy who had come with his Daddy blogger. It was obvious that they are Daddies as well :)
After the meet and great, it was back down to the hub and time from us to watch the main men perform whilst munching on some delicious food!!! I couldn't believe how much food came down and it was all soooooo yummy! Thank you to the guys at Stampede, Wagamamas, Pizza Hut and Menchies for the amazing food! Reggie 'N' Bollie's performance was great and they really got the crowd going! Everyone was dancing and singing along. It was great fun.
Next it was on to meeting Rylan. This was the bit I was most excited about I think as I love Rylan. He always comes across as such a nice, genuine, funny person and I was super excited to meet him in the flesh! We unfortunately only got to spend a few seconds with him as he signed our books as he had so many people waiting to see him but he was really lovely and even said I looked gorgeous :) I've already started reading his book 'The Life of Rylan' and so far it's been great.
Finally it was time to head off home but not without an amazing bag of goodies first! Thank you so much to Intu Lakeside and Voice Comms for inviting me to such an exciting event. I had a great time and really loved every second!
To find out more about all of the fun events Intu Lakeside has planned for summer then click here!!