It’s the start of 2014 and what better way to welcome the new year than with a blogger event!
On January 18 we held PLDT’s Home Bro Brunch event at Borough to showcase to some of our mommy bloggers the re-branding of Home Bro and present their young, fresh, quirky brand that advocates affordability, enjoyment, and education. This event allowed the bloggers to bring along their kids for a day filled with fun and games!
As soon as the bloggers arrived, they were asked to answer the contest question via Twitter “How does technology make your home more fun?” After answering the question, the delicious food provided by Borough was served in cute, bite-size portions. Tomato soup served in shot glasses, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, and cookies and milk were some of the amazing dishes served that day. While the dishes was placed in front of the bloggers, they were asked to take the best Instagram pictures they could of the food. The winner of the two contests would take home prizes by PLDT and Borough, respectively.
Chips, grilled cheese sandwich, and tomato soup! Yummy!
The title says it all!
When everyone was done filling up their tummies, we played a quick ice breaker game to get everyone psyched up for the all the activities planned for the day. The bloggers played a best of 3 rounds of Heads Up! This is a game of charades using a tablet. If the person holding the tablet is able to guess the word through the actions of her teammates, she tilts the tablet down to score a point. If she can’t guess the word she can choose to pass and tilt the tablet upwards. The bloggers and kids were very excited to join in the game!
What are they trying to act out??
Some of the Nuffies even got involved in the game!
Once everyone was energized with the ice breaker, we had more bonding activities planned for the moms and the kids! Up next, was the Design a Frame Contest. The moms and their kids had 20 minutes to design a plain, white picture frame in any way they pleased with paint, stickers, flowers, and other various art materials. The kids had such huge smiles on their faces while designing the frames. Of course, the mommy bloggers couldn’t help but get excited to help their kids out and input a little style of their own.
Rochelle helping out Ethan and Elijah
Pick your art weapon of choice!
Michelle and Mikayla are focused on making the best designed frame
While waiting for the frames to dry up, the kids stayed in the arts and crafts area while the moms moved to the presentation area to learn more about PLDT HomeBro and how the family time enables light-hearted moments of connection. Our host, Nuffie Mar, told the moms that the kids would be doing more arts and crafts, but the truth was we were teaching them a couple of songs to sing to present to the moms. Some of the other kids were too shy to perform, but there were some courageous little girls who represented all of the kids and willing to sing for the mommies! Anika (daughter of Fleur Somebrero) and Gabbie (daughter of Jackie Go) sang M-O-M-M-Y (tune of B-I-N-G-O) and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It was a very heartwarming moment for everyone, especially for the mommies!
Anika singing M-O-M-M-Y!
Gabbie’s turn to shine with the mic!
Our contest winners were shortly announced, right after the kids’ performance. For the Twitter contest, Jackie Go won. The Foodstagram contest for Borough was awarded to Michelle Lim of mymomfriday.com. The Design a Frame Contest had 3 lucky winners; Fleur Sombrero of mommyfleur.com, Vivian Tan of thesoshalnetwork.com, and Ruth Floresca of mommywrites.blogspot.com.
Look at all our happy winners!
Nuffnang, PLDT, mommy bloggers, and all the kids couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the event! It was a great way to start the year! Here’s to hoping the best for the rest of the year!
Thank you to the mommy bloggers and kids!
PLDT and Nuffnang team