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BlogOnX – The Paladone Pre-Party

by S1m

BlogOnX Weekend Post One

Flipping through all my pictures, I cannot believe the BlogOnX weekend is already over. All the work that goes on behind the scenes for month’s beforehand and then it seems to be over in the blink of an eye, the anti-climax is definitely being felt this week!

The BlogOnX weekend kicked off on the Saturday night with a fabulous party hosted by Paladone, located in Heaven. With that view over Manchester, it certainly was!


The tables were laid out with games, drinks, super yummy food was served, games tables offered tickets to win Paladone prizes and the mood was awesome. Everyone was ready for the next day and it was an awesome pre-starter as always.

BlogOnX Paladone Party

As the designated driver and somewhat of a sober Sim these days, I was ecstatic with the fizzy Vimto on offer, the perfect soft drink  to enjoy in the glorious weather on offer. I hope everyone enjoyed Manchester’s summer… in typical fashion we are due rain today!

Jen and I started the night off hosting games tables and we seriously had so much fun! It’s such a great ice-breaker, especially for first timers to the event and certainly gets everyone involved. The fact you could win tickets from playing the games, which could then be converted into prizes was simply an added bonus.


We were able to enjoy the games after our slot, clearly we were very determined to win some awesome Paladone goodies – thanks to Jen for capturing this moment whilst playing Champagne Pong! Fortunately played with water as opposed to the good stuff… that would have been a horrendous waste!

The sun was blazing down on Manchester throughout the BlogOnX Bank Holiday weekend and it meant we could enjoy Heaven, which is based at the top of Hotel Football with the retractable roof back. The space was fantastic as a party room and attendees of the party had lots of room to mill around and have fun.

BlogOnX Paladone

Ten thirty was our cut off point, knowing we had to be back at the venue first thing to set up for our check in duties. We both left with smiles on our faces, as well as goodies that would put smiles on other faces. A huge thank you to Paladone who hosted the BlogOnX pre-party, you guys are awesome!

Next up is the BlogOnX conference post, so don’t forget to check back to find out what happened on the day!

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Jenny @thebrickcastle May 8, 2018 - 2:02 pm

I knew I’d get a good shot of you doing that – you were determined to win those tokens! It was great night – cheers for driving, my turn next 🙂

S1m May 8, 2018 - 2:05 pm

It was such a fun game and I was determined to win 🙂 All the games were fab, but that was my favourite by far!x

Jenny @thebrickcastle May 9, 2018 - 9:32 pm

I REALLY liked the ‘hum a tune’ – that was my favourite.

Kim Carberry May 11, 2018 - 8:43 pm

It looks like such a fun event…. You do look so determined playing champagne pong. hehehe #PoCoLo

S1m May 12, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Totally determined – would have been less so if it wasn’t water, wouldn’t want to waste good bubbles 😉 xx

michelle twin mum May 12, 2018 - 12:15 am

I’ve never yet managed to make it to a BlogOn, Manchester is just too far but I am determined that one day I will as I know Laura organises a fab conference. Mich x

S1m May 12, 2018 - 4:30 pm

You really must Michelle – lots of epic people there! Would be lovely to meet you xx

Eva Katona May 12, 2018 - 4:19 pm

I hope to make it next year – maybe! Looks like really good fun!

S1m May 12, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Yessss, definitely make it, you will totally enjoy it! BlogOn really is the most chilled blogger conference xx

Rebecca | AAUBlog May 12, 2018 - 6:40 pm

I have always heard such good things about Blogon – I would love to get to one soon!

Hannah May 13, 2018 - 11:11 am

This looks like a very good event. I havent heard of it before

Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels May 13, 2018 - 8:50 pm

I went to a Blog On event a couple of years ago and loved it. Kaz

Becky Jarratt May 14, 2018 - 9:41 am

Fizzy Vimto! We moved to Manchester when I was 5, and that was the first time I had come across Vimto, so I associate it with being “oop north”. Looks like a great party.

Daisi Ari May 14, 2018 - 3:24 pm

The event looked so fun! I haven’t heard of it before, so thank you for sharing! 🙂

Bryanna skye May 15, 2018 - 9:05 pm

Champagne pong sounds so much more posh than the regular game haha!

Sophie Gillum-Webb May 15, 2018 - 9:26 pm

Oh it was a lovely evening even if the prize stand for bombarded at one point!

Morgan Prince May 21, 2018 - 7:57 pm

Love the Mario box thing – looks awesome! I will make it to BlogOn one year. 🙂
Thanks for linking to #pocolo


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