Moonpig, adding the Personal Touch to Fathers Day
** AD – Guest | I was kindly invited along to this blogger event by Moonpig, as always all views are my own **
Last month I headed down to the Cannonball Restaurant & Bar on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, up beside Edinburgh Castle, for an afternoon with Moonpig.
The afternoon kicked off with a glass of prosecco and a welcome presentation from Moonpig. From Moonpigs experience, Fathers Day cards are now moving away from the traditional humorous card towards more sentimental cards.
The theme of the day was also about spending time with your dad/father figure providing ideas of things you could do together.
Food Masterclass with Andy from Contini Cannonball
First up for my group was the food masterclass with Andy from Contini Cannonball.
We learned about how to open oysters, what to look for to see how fresh the oysters were and also about the scollops they use in the restaurant, which are fresh ethically sourced scollops from the Isle of Mull.
Next up was the cheeseboard, all of which were Scottish cheeses. Andy explained how they like to support local produce and spoke of the wide range of suppliers they use from around Scotland in the restaurant.
Creating our Personalised Father’s Day Cards
After lunch we headed off to created our own personalised Fathers’ Day cards.
Firstly we picked our background from a big selection of images on the board before having our photo taken against the green screen to be used in our card images.
As someone who prefers being behind the camera rather than in front, I opted for one of the car images – I mean who wouldn’t want to pretend they have had a shot of a red Ferrari!?
We then used these images to created our personalised Father’s Day card – which arrived a few days latter in the post.
As someone who’s used Moonpig for a number of years, I find their website super handy for creating personalised cards which you can then send straight to the recipient, or to yourself if you want to give it to them personally.
There is also a handy little tool where you can add reminders for things such as birthdays, anniversaries etc.
Gin Masterclass with Michael from Edinburgh Gin
Cards complete, it was time for a cocktail masterclass with Michael from Edinburgh Gin. After being shown how to make a rhubarb and ginger highball with their new Rhubarb & Ginger gin it was our turn to have a go at cocktail making.
This cocktail was delicious and may have converted me to trying more gins!
Next up was a Negroni, which had such a strong kick to it! The traditional Negroni was made with equal 25ml measures of Edinburgh Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth.
Thanks to Moonpig!
Thanks to Moonpig for having me along to the event and also for the hamper! (Safe to say S ran off with the shortbread!) It was also lovely to meet some more Scottish bloggers and their guests.