Wednesday 11th November saw the first ever Lucky Dip Club Meet Up at the beautiful Hoxton Hotel in Holborn, and what a whirwind it was! If you don't know what Lucky Dip Club is then where have you been?! It's a super fun subscription box company for lovers of handmade, personalised presents and surprises in the post, run by Leona Baker (formerly of Lady Luck Rules OK, Superette and Thrift-Ola). Past box themes have included Valley of the Unicorns, Raining Cats & Dogs, Under the Sea, and Dinosaur Disco, each with totally unique contents designed and made specifically for the boxes. This year I've been working with Leona in the Clubhouse, helping to pack up the boxes whilst munching on donuts and singing along to cheesy tunes!
I have to say that this event was pretty much a Lucky Dip Club box in real life!!! There was a DIY Unicorn Marshmallow Tea Club from Nugget & Mallow, Vintage Kitty Stitching with In Twos & Threes, Wooden Brooch Painting with Hollie Harris and Fruity Pom Pom Making with the Caboodle girls! We were of course kept refreshed with cocktails from King Bloom and glittery donuts from Vicky too! Kelly from Sun Jellies even brought us some mini Sun Jellies bags to take our goodies home in... excitement levels were through the roof!
I was working at the event (not that it felt very much like work) and didn't get to sit in on most of the workshops but I did get to attend the Nugget and Mallow tea party which was the perfect way the end a really fun evening and I even managed to half paint a Hollie Harris brooch! It was so lovely to meet so many people that I'd only previously spoken to online and put so many faces to names of subscribers. It was also really great to see a room full of women get on so well with eachother and have so much fun, especially considering that the majority of the attendees had never met eachother before. There was an event full of lawyers happening in the hotel at the same time and I think we made them pretty jealous if I'm honest! What a lovely, happy bunch the Lucky Dip Club subscribers are!
I thought I'd share a few of my favourite photos from the evening for those of you who couldn't make it - I hope to see you at the next event!
The Sun Jellies bags and Vicky's Donuts all neatly lined up before the event. Photo by @luckydipclub
Fun at the Nugget & Mallow Uniorn Tea Party! Photo by @sunshine_jo
Lorelai's Sun Jellies Goodie Bag filled with her DIYs and other treats! Photo by @loarelai_h
It wouldn't be a Lucky Dip Club event without balloons - especially UNICORN BALLOONS!! Photo by @lizetta
The Marshmallow Tea Club paparazzi! Photo by @nugget.and.mallow
Lots of laughs at the Marshmallow Tea Club with Leona and Kelly. Photo by fellow Lucky Dip Club worker bee and top gal @kimruthlucas
If you'd like to see more then go to #luckydipclubmeetup on Instagram! @claireabellemakes also vlogged the event which I think really captures the day (Watch here!) and @sarikathakorlal also blogged about it on her website.
Today we finish packing up the Space Girl boxes - if you've bought one you're really in for a treat! I'm really excited to say that I'm the editor of the new Lucky Dip Club zine, 'Girl Planet' which will be included in every box from January 2016 so look out for that! YAY!