The Christmas season is upon us and my jolly levels are HIGH! Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend 3 events at Eventcity in Trafford as a blogger so let’s begin with me sharing my day with you. Cue the photos…
The Eat and Drink festival, The Cake and bake show and the Ideal home show at Christmas were on yesterday so I treated my mum and Harry’s parents to a day out celebrating all things Christmas. I’ve never been to event city before so I was really excited to see this venue transform into a Christmas showcase and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

We began by starting at The Ideal Home show and as we walked in the first thing I saw was a huge Christmas tree and lots of pretty lanterns. The way that the room is laid out is almost like a huge market as lots of different companies have a stall selling their goods with lots of samples for you try as you’re walking around. The Ideal home section focused on Christmas decorations, candles, personalised gifts, toys and lots of little trinkets for the home. My favourite pieces were the glitter table runners which I did try and persuade my mum to buy, however, I’m the only glitter fan in our household so it was a no! I loved the personalised Christmas decorations as we have some at home and having the name ‘Christie’, though not that unusual a name, I can never find anything with my name on so I always like to have a decoration at Christmas where I can part of it too. Harry’s parents bought a sign that says ‘prosecco palace’ for their kitchen and there were so many different captions to choose from so you had a good variety there. We found a really cool stall with cardboard pop up houses which you could colour in. My favourite one was the igloo and I wish I had one now as I still think 23 year old me would enjoy colouring it in and sitting in it. There were also cute tipis by Bear hugs and Eskimo kisses and you can find them over on facebook https://www.facebook.com/bearhugsandeskimokisses/ 

Walking around builds up an appetite so we entered the next section of the building which was ‘The eat and drink festival’. I had a camembert and bacon melt and mum visited the Spanish stall and got a chicken skewer dish which I actually wish I had bought when I tried some of hers. Though I knew the cake section was coming I caved and got dessert straight away from The Rolled Ice-cream Co and I had my first ever rolled ice-cream. I’ve been wanting a rolled ice cream for ages and I’ve really wanted to see how they make it. I picked a kinder option from the menu and inside it had Kinder Bueno and Ferrero Rocher, my fave. It was so nice but after this, I went into a food coma and had to sit down. The story of my life to be honest.
Lastly, we went to The cake and bake show, I was having a great day but this was the bit I was really looking forward to as I have such a sweet tooth and I was ready to walk around and try samples of everything I could get my hands on. Mum was trying the shots as we went round but my eyes were on the cake and the cheese. We started off by looking at the cake competition and it’s just mad how creative these bakers are, the cakes looked incredible and I really liked the Christmas pudding and the little polar bear. There was even a Narnia section! Look how incredible Aslan is!!! I really wish I was skilled at cake making. Mind you, I did make some ghost cakes for Halloween and they did win the competition at work so you never know. Star baker in the making…
I had such an amazing day and would like to say a huge thank you to Rare breed publicity who kindly gifted me the tickets. I left the event in a food coma but in the Christmas spirit. Time for a trip to the Christmas markets next…
Christie xx