Metro Moms' Day Out: Here's How We Celebrated Mother's Day!
Families headed to Eastwood Mall last Sunday, May 12, to celebrate Mother's Day and give the most important women in their lives the special treatment they deserve on this occasion. Flower shops and restaurants were all busy, and everywhere you look in and around the mall, different images of mothers and children made the overall mood at the venue heartwarming and festive.
Making this day even more special for mall-goers was the Metro Moms' Day Out event organized by the Metro superbrand at the mall's atrium. Different generations of moms along with their kids joined the fun, thrilled to have celebrated Mother's Day in an extraordinary way.
Three areas were set up and designed for everyone to have beautiful photographs to remember the occasion by—one was the stunning floral arch that welcomed and ushered attendees into the venue, one near the atrium with a trellis filled with vibrant blooms, and another one right outside the mall which EventStyles Kathy Sy King dressed up with a grass backdrop, huge gilded frame, and cascading pink and white flowers. Guests who had their photos taken at the Metro Moms' Day Out Photo Area got the chance to win a Crimson Boracay gift certificate good for 2 adults and 2 kids for 3 days and 2 nights.
The event was not only an opportunity for mothers to relax and bond with their families, it also served as the culmination of Metro.Style's “My Mom Is My Everything" promo, where children were asked to submit artworks expressing their love and appreciation for their moms. All the entries to the promo's three categories (Category A for children ages 6-10 years old, Category B for those who are between 11-15 years old, and the special category) were exhibited at the atrium from May 10-12.
Registration, opening of booth activities, and opening of People's Choice Award Voting for the #MyMomIsMyEverything contest began at 11 a.m. While waiting for the actual program to begin, mall-goers had a chance to get their hands on special treats, freebies, and discounts at the booths by Dove, Ever Bilena, Petron Gasul, Shopback, and Brow Studio. Snacks from Mr. Churros and Omay Goodies were up for grabs, while Potato Corner gave away gift certificates for the first 100 moms who registered. Kids got to have some fun, too, with the play area set up by Party Kids Station and the art activities prepared by Likhang Bata.
Come afternoon, everyone was entertained by Madison Events whose musical performances impressed both the young ones and the adults in the audience. This was followed by segments courtesy of Ever Bilena (where Ever Bilena Cosmetics and EB Advance brand manager Creole David did a makeup tutorial for on-the-go moms), as well as Shopback and Petron Gasul which both prepared fun games.
Madison Events' performers
Ever Bilena's Creole David
The program continued with special performances by crooner Richard Poon, who serenaded the moms in the audience and even gave them red roses from FlowerStory.PH.
Then it was time for one of the highlights of the Metro Moms' Day Out event: the awarding ceremony for the #MyMomIsMyEverything promo. Event host Lexi Schulze announced the winners, while Metro executive editor Kat Cruz-Villanueva and Metro.Style section editor Grace Libero-Cruz awarded them. Named as the grand winners were Worth Lodrigo (Category A), Alexandra Ang (Category B), and Cedric Chua (special category). The People's Choice awardees were Worth Lodrigo, Frederick Lorenzo, and Cedric Chua. The winners received Mommy Care packages courtesy of Ever Bilena and New Lounge and gift certificates from Richmonde Hotel and KidZania.
Metro.Style section editor Grace Libero-Cruz and Metro executive editor Kat Cruz-Villanueva awarded Cedric Chua.
Artwork by Cedric Chua
With one of the People's Choice awardees, Frederick Lorenzo
Artwork by Frederick Lorenzo
With Category A winner and one of the People's Choice awardees Worth Lodrigo
Artwork by Worth Lodrigo
Artwork by Category B winner Alexandra Ang
The winner of the Crimson Boracay staycation at the Metro Moms' Day Out Photo Area
During the event, Metro Moms, Metro Channel’s 10-minute shorts, was also launched. The program takes viewers into the homes of celebrity and non-celebrity mothers who serve as inspiration to their fellow moms and moms-to-be. The show premiered last Sunday, with the pilot episode featuring mom of three Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez.
The event left smiles on people's faces, and moms were specially happy as they even got to take home loot bags from Metro, filled with goodies from Ever Bilena, Shopback, Petron, Dove, QAC Royal Prints & Crafts, Made by Gaea, Printed by C, Prints R Us, and Mommy Treats.?
Belated Happy Mother's Day to all moms! And to all the kids, may the memory of your mothers' genuine smiles always remind you to try and make every day a happy one for them.
Photographs by Forrest Garcia