Planning a blogging event in London

Planning a blogging event in London

I’m fairly new to the world of blogging ‘properly’. Although I’ve actually had blogs on and off for the last 12 years, this is the first time I’ve got involved in the community, social media and concerned myself with things like SEO! However, I have big hopes and dreams. After meeting amazing bloggers and companies at the press launch of This Morning Live, Rochester Sweeps Festival, This Morning Live and The Baby Show, I’m really looking forward to going to Blog On in September. However, I would love to host my OWN blogging event somewhere down the line! Here are some of my thoughts on how I might approach it.

Event location & venue

I’m based in Kent, only around 25 miles from central London. As such, I would pick London as a location. Our capital city is vibrant and buzzing, just like the blogging community! Travel links are excellent, hopefully resulting in it being accessible for most bloggers.

One of my favourite parts of London is the Victoria Embankment, so One Embankment would be the perfect venue! Having hosted The Elle Style Awards and the after party for the BRITS with Universal Music and Soho House, it certainly doesn’t lack in style. I just love the sound of mingling and having fun with other bloggers, all with the wonderful view of the River Thames and the Embankment.

One Embankment - One Events

Image Source: One Events

Food & drink

One Events, who own the aforementioned venue, have an in-house catering division called One Dining. With British produce and seasonal ingredients, the food at my event would be amazing. We’d have beautiful canapés, including fried cheese chimichangas and smoked harissa chicken. For those with a sweet tooth, there would be chocolate & honeycomb and lemon & poppy seed cake pops. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

Of course, every good party has cocktails! These would include my favourite, mojitos, as well as non-alcoholic options such as refreshing pomegranate and lime.

Mojito - Blogging Event

Entertainment

Of course, much of the entertainment would be guest speakers, mini workshops and the fun of speaking to other bloggers. However, I think it would be fantastic to have an illusionist similar to Derren Brown. It would be a good ice-breaker, trying to work out how the illusions work.

Freebies

Blogging events are well known for their freebies and samples from brands! I would aim to get a whole range of companies on board, so that there would be something for everyone in their goody bags. There would be teething toys for babies, food, headphones, shopping vouchers and more!

 

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with One Events. All views are honest and my own.

21 Comments

  1. 27th May 2017 / 2:17 pm

    This sounds like an event that would love! It’s great to get to know other bloggers and learn new things, the venue looks lush too! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx
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  2. 29th May 2017 / 9:58 am

    This sounds amazing! I’ll come-haha!
    Seriously though, from one Kent Blogger to another-this does sound brilliant and I hope to hear all about it soon!!!
    #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Autumn's Mummy
      29th May 2017 / 11:03 am

      Haha, thanks! 🙂 Who knows? Maybe one day it’ll happen!

  3. 30th May 2017 / 10:04 am

    Oooo this sounds like lots of fun. Count me in if you ever arrange it! #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Autumn's Mummy
      1st June 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Thank you! I loved planning a wedding and am looking forward to planning Autumn’s christening. I really enjoy planning things like this! 🙂

  4. 31st May 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Sounds like some great ideas! I have never been to a blogging event and would love to try some out – just don’t know how to get involved! Bet the This Morning Live one was amazing! Hope it all works out for you! #bloggerclubuk

    • Autumn's Mummy
      1st June 2017 / 2:40 pm

      Thank you! There are quite a few blogger events around, if you keep your eyes posted. I’m going to BlogOn in Manchester in September, if you can attend that?

  5. 31st May 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I’m in, just for the lemon & poppy seed cake pops haha!! What a brilliant idea, I’ll keep an eye out for you in the future, I have no doubt that you’ll make this a reality! #BloggerClubUK

    • Autumn's Mummy
      1st June 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much, I hope so. Lemon and poppy seed is such a great combination!

  6. 31st May 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Ooh how exciting!! I’m gutted that all of the big events seem to be in London, I am up north and its a long way to come, even though I really want to! #postsfromtheheart
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  7. 5th June 2017 / 12:09 am

    You sound like you would throw a good Blogging Event. Get one organised and makesure the goodybag is brimming with free beauty samples. ha ha #postsfromtheheart
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  8. 5th June 2017 / 2:30 pm

    You have some great ideas here which I hope you will be able to make a reality one day. Good luck. #postsfromtheheart

  9. 20th June 2017 / 10:18 pm

    I would love to come! I love how much you’ve thought this through, great post 🙂

  10. 23rd June 2017 / 10:16 am

    Wow sounds like fun! I’m like you where I’ve blogged all my internet life but only just started caring about sharing it anywhere, I’d love to meet fellow bloggers so your event sounds like a brilliant idea!! I would defiantly go along 🙂

  11. Charlene McElhinney
    28th June 2017 / 10:17 am

    I would love to come to this, it sounds great! Unfortunately I’m from Glasgow & couldn’t make it 🙁 but it sounds fabulous and loads of people would love to attend!

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