I’m not one to count my blessings but I will say this: if I did, I’d count you, my blog reader, as one of them FOR SURE (#blessed). Hehehe. Last month at my blog meet up to celebrate my blog’s 12th anniversary, I had the best time with some of Spell Saab’s readers. It was a fun-filled afternoon where we got to hang out and play some games!
Since this was the first meet up I’ve ever had, I wanted it to be more intimate. I pre-selected not more than 30 Spell Saab readers and as a special treat, I put together these loot bags for everyone to take home!
Personalized tote from Printpedia (designed by Gelo Yellow), a journal from Bratpack, Goodies from Oreo, Toblerone, Cadbury, a loaded sim card from Sun, a pack of Claritin (just in case allergic ka sa chocolates LOL), exclusive Spell Saab bookmarks, stickers, postcards made by Gelo Yellow, and a book from Fully Booked!
We started off the afternoon with everyone introducing themselves one by one a la first day of school haha and then sharing when they first came upon my blog. Have to say, it was super awkward to do something I thought was so self-indulgent. Thankfully my best friend Candy said she’d love to host it for me. Some of my guests had been reading my blog for all 12 years, others were newer readers, I had to stop myself from tearing up because they were all so sweet.
Milky & Sunny in Makati was a great venue for the get together because it was nicely lit and great for photo ops hehehe. Really love Candy for hosting it. Eh Candy nga naman pangalan niya, kaya sweet siya. Huhuhu ang corny ko.
Joey was also a hit during the party, unfortunately I don’t have a picture of her huhu nakaka-stress kasi siya. During one of the games, sa sobrang competitive ng groups, one of the girls knocked over a waiter’s plate and some food fell on the floor. Joey sneakily got a piece garlic bread and she was on some shark-from-Finding-Nemo-smelling-Dory’s-blood vibez the whole time. Haha. You’ll see her in the video later.
I’d like to thank one of my readers, Meryll Kae Barandon for coming up with the program for the meet up! We played a trivia game and each group came up with different team names. They named their groups as follows: Newspaper Girls, Saababes, LELZ, Saabado, and Team Millennials.
One of the trivia questions gave birth to a little inside joke among us but I will be lame enough to share it with the rest of you. The question was, “What is Jim’s nickname short for?” and I think one of the groups answered Jimwell!! Hahaha!! It’s Jeremiah FYI. But good try.?
We also played Pinoy Henyo. All the games gave the girls a chance to win some special prizes!
Pinoy Henyo was a LOT of fun because everyone had already gotten to know each other! Lots of angry OOs and HINDIs by teammates hahaha. My favorite part was when some girls got the correct answer in less than 15 seconds!! WHAT THE HECK, RIGHT?! Hahaha. Ang galing!!
Just for fun we also played The Newlyweds-type game where our guests could ask us any question and we’d have to write down the same answer!
I’m so glad we did this and I do wish to have a bigger gathering this 2016 to accommodate more people!
Thanks to Gelo for the photos and for putting together a video to let you in on the fun! Enjoy!