Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Colorific Bloggers Morning Tea

Happy Thursday folks! How is your week going?

Did you know we've recently welcomed a new cafe reviewer and writer to the Hey Bambini family? The lovely Mel from the NORTH side of town and mum of 2 is just as passionate about eating out with her "little bambini's as we are.

She has already shared with us her FAVOURITE local cafe haunts : Two Monks and Veri Koko on the Hey Bambini website and just recently she attended a bloggers morning tea on behalf of Hey Bambini.

You'll see more a Mels reviews popping up on the blog and the website soon but for now lets read all about her experience at her FIRST Melbourne Bloggers Morning Tea which was held by lovely folk over at Colorific.

I was lucky enough to attend the Colorific Bloggers Morning Tea this week with a whole lot of other mummy bloggers.

Colorific are an Australian company who have been producing a whole range of toys and craft activities for babies through to toddlers and young school-age children for 21 years. I didn’t really know anything about the company prior to the event, but recognised a lot of their brands once I saw the packaging. While there I was taken through the product range by Maud and was amazed by all the fun products out there. Oh to be a kid again!

Not only was the showroom set up to display the toys and craft supplies to the adult bloggers, but a corner was set aside for all the kids to play to their hearts content. The Little Man enjoying rolling around and playing with some of the ‘Giggle’ range of toys, while the bigger kids had fun drawing, playing with cars, plasticine and craft. Little Miss would have been in heaven!

As adults, we weren’t forgotten in the craft stakes either. Divided into three teams, we had a Mastercraft invention test, where we had to use our imagination to come up with a scene using the craft supplies. One group had ‘Up in the air’, one ‘Jungle’ and ours was ‘Underwater’. Reverting to our childhood was great fun and it was wonderful to make silly sea creatures with giant pipecleaners, foam balls, paddlepop sticks and felt. At the end of the day, the Little Man helped to judge the ‘jungle’ group as the winners, as he loved their big red elephant. No favouritism there!

Thanks to the very generous folk at Colorific, I took home a bag full of crafty bits and pieces and a toy each for the kids. The Little Man is probably a bit young to really appreciate the Wooden Pounding Bench (other than chewing on the hammer, which he loves), but I’m sure his big sister will keep it well worn in the mean time. Little Miss LOVED her Waddling Ducks, so much so that she ended up taking them to bed!

What a wonderful way to spend a morning. Thanks Colorific!

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