This weekend was the Tots 100 Christmas Party held at Butlins, Bogor Regis.
After a frantic laundry day on Friday, Burton, Jenson, Jon and I eventually set off at 7pm and arrived 3 hours and 12 minutes later for our Winter Wonderland Weekend. Upon entering our room up on the 2nd floor of the Ocean Hotel (our room is where the red nose is)
my two boys thought it was great fun to bounce on the bed and admire the light show above mummy and daddy’s bed!
We had an Atlantis room which consisted off a twin room and a double bed in the lounge with a balcony with a sea view.
|ariel view of an Atlantis room c/o Butlins.com
In fact Butlns is full of disco light effects – the bathroom and of course the funky lifts which play 70’s disco tunes with blue lighting! Do do do the funky elevator!!
THE TOTS 100 MEET & GREET
Sally arranged for the 35 bloggers who had signed up for this weekend, to meet at 2pm on Saturday as a prequel to our night out so that we would get to meet each other before hand. I met lovely @jessies_online and @TheBoyandMe
|ho ho ho Helen from The Crazy Kitchen and Me from TheBoyAndMe
who I have met prior to this weekend, and we entered the room and were given name badges to help identify who everyone was. The only problem was most peoples were attached near their boobage area so it was most disconcerting trying to see who people were without staring at their chests!!
Anyway, Sally split us into teams and we had to decorate a christmas tree in an hour and the winning team would win a hamper. It was a bit frantic with women trying to grab all sorts of decorations, wrapping paper, cello tape, scissors etc…to take back to their teams! Its amazing how competitive women can be when a hamper full of chocolate and biscuits is up for grabs! My team, team c, consisted off
Unfortunately despite having a poem written and read out by Wendy, our team didn’t win but the winning tree did use cranberries as decorations which was what made the judges pick it! Here are all 4 decorated trees
I didn’t find out until the next day that @Rebecca1978 was at the meet and greet, and that it was her gorgeous daughter that kept coming over to me and giving me baubles. As a result, I never got to meet her properly!
THE TOTS XMAS PARTY NIGHT
I was a little late arriving to Bar Rosso for our complimentary cocktail, owing to a screaming baby, but I did get there and had my first alcoholic drink in almost 18 months! Wooo hoooo!!!
At 8pm we headed over to Turners Restaurant (created by TV Celebritiy Chef Brian Turner) for our Christmas meal and the menu consisted of:
*parsnip and chestnut soup
*poached pear, apricots, prunes (???!!) and ice cream
*coffee/tea and mince pie
The first 2 courses were delicious but I have to say I was a little disappointed by the dessert only because I was expecting some show stoping calorific pudding!! However, it was still a yummy meal (thank you!)
After our scrummy food we kind of split up into groups and some of us went to some bar called Crazy Jacks where some crazy ladies were boogying on down (lol). i have to day thought that the funniest part of the entire evening was when a group of pensioners entered the bar dressed in christmas costumes!!! O.M G honestly it was hilarious!! there was a woman dressed in the shortest dress for a lady of her age with killer red heels and a man dressed up as a christmas pudding wearing just black pants and black tights underneath!!! Lets just say that you could see the plums in his christmas pudding! Unfortunately my photo taken on my mobile in a dark club does not really show these people off as good as I would have liked
|gives ho ho ho whole new meaning!!
Myself and a few others only stayed at Crazy Jacks for about 15 minutes, leaving other bloggers there dancing on the stage
and we headed off to the bar in our hotel for a night cap.
It was a lovely evening and thanks to Butlins and the TOTS 100 people for organising it and making it happen.
THE REST OF THE WEEKEND WITH MY FAMILY
Butlins has lots on offer for entertaining your little ones and we tried to let Burton experience most of what was available. He LOVED Splashworld being the water boy he is and spent 2 hours each day in there going down the slides and jumping in the waves created by the wave machine.
Inside the skyline pavilion there is a while host of activities to bring smiles to your children, here is a selection that Burton sampled
At night when it is all lit up the winter wonderland effect looks really magical and Christmassy
There isn’t a lot there for babies but it does have a little tiny tots soft play room where I took Jenson and he enjoyed it
Burton also made a little friend in The Boy from @TheBoyAndMe who liked shopping together 🙂
All in all we had a wonderful weekend and I think this last photo sums it up perfectly
|zonked after a busy day!
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