Skip to main content

BlogOn Xmas took place over the weekend of 23rd September. It is a conference bespoke to parenting bloggers/influences. Themed around Christmas, it is a great place for bloggers to interact and network with Brands – like us! This year it took place at Hotel Football, near Old Trafford, in Manchester. Excitingly, the event doesn’t just take place over one day anymore with Paladone sponsoring the launch party the night before!

Kicking off about 7pm we took-over the Old Trafford Supporters Club in the basement of the Hotel. We had a Nintendo Switch set up with Super Mario Kart, a few of our party games on the tables, including Mind Reader, which proved very popular. It didn’t take too long before Beer Pong was in full flow too. Going through to the early hours it was a great way to get to know everyone before the conference the next day.

Check out our highlights!

And some of our favourite pics!

[envira-gallery id=”2089″]

After what seemed like moments of sleep, we were up bright and early to set up our stand for the next day. As always, our booth got lots of interest from both familiar faces and some new ones – and whilst not easy on the throat, it was great to be able to speak to so many people about some really interesting collaboration ideas and opportunities. As well as a broad range of our product offering on display, we had a couple of extra exciting features too; we were promoting our Harry Potter Games Night in November, and we also had a giveaway/social media competition.

Harry Potter Games Night takes place on Tuesday 28th Novermber, at Dive NQ in Manchester. It is for Potter-mad influencers and will be an immersive Harry Potter experience with tons of games, and prizes to be won! If you are interested in finding out more, please email

Our social media competition/giveaway proved to be great fun. We turned up with 100 of our Bathing Flamingo’s, a novelty spin on the classic bath duck. We stacked them into a giant tower and gave them away in return for a follow on social media. To enter the competition, to win a £100 Paladone shop, contestants had to post a selfie of them with their duck on social media with the hashtag #flamingoduckselfie. Check out some of the entries below:

[envira-gallery id=”2103″]

Soon enough you couldn’t walk 2 feet without running into one of our flamingos at the conference – flamingo’s were taking over! We had some great entries as you can see above, and we really appreciate everyone getting so involved! This is also the part where I announce the winner.. It’s hard to argue with the commitment from this Instagram entry, who embraced it beyond all expectations and went full flamingo. Congratulations ‘Mummy is a Gadget Geek‘! Please pop me an email or a DM to claim your prize!Flamingo Duck Selfie - Mummy Is a Gadget Geek

Thanks for everyone who came to #BlogOnXmas, those who entered our competition, and those who read this blog!