Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting moms in Columbia is coming up this Saturday, November 12! Why do you want to join us at Bloom? We have been so busy behind the scenes making sure this event is perfect to celebrate motherhood and give you an incredible morning out. Our adorable swag bags filled with goodies, a catered brunch you don’t have to cook yourself, tons of giveaways, and fabulous resources are all great reasons, but there is so much more…
10. Panel of Experts! Our panel of experts covers everything from birth to babies and beyond! No joke!
You guys… an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Birth Doula, Certified Newborn and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator from Capital Parent and Baby Specialty Services, a pediatric sleep consultant and mom coach from Mother Together, an account manager for Cord Blood Registry, as well as the founder of Heal & Seal, a 3-phase program that HEALS Diastasis Recti and alleviates symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction ranging from incontinence, to painful sex, to relieving stages I & II of uterine, vaginal, rectal, bowel and bladder prolapse. Believe us— you don’t want to miss what Jennifer Black, Mary Vaughn, Erica Hoppenrath, and Ashley Kates have to say!
9. Be a part of something NATIONAL!
Columbia is among one of more than 40 Sister Sites across the country that will be hosting this SAME event. Moms across the country will be learning and bonding together at the same time and you can join in on the fun!
8. Bump + Baby Photo Session
Want to capture your cute bump or grab a photo with your friends? As always, we’ll have professionals on-hand ready to capture the fun at our Bloom Event. Emily Ann Photography will take photos from the day, which we’ll share after the event for you to enjoy. Show off that precious baby bump or new baby with award winning newborn and maternity photographer Fine Art Newborns at our bump + baby station, grab your Columbia area mom friends or even your own mom, and make some memories during this wonderful season of life!
7. Did someone say FOOD?
Would we invite a bunch of ladies to an event and not provide delicious food? Never! Segra Park has top-notch indoor accommodations and on-site catering. We have curated a brunch menu just for you that you can munch on all morning long. And… toast to your amazing mama self with a “mom”mosa created just for you! Not a fan? Opt for orange juice or ginger ale on its own. Regardless, you deserve a fancy drink.
6. You’re among friends!
Whether you’re attending Bloom alone or with a friend, you’ll be in a room full of other new, seasoned, and expecting moms. Don’t be shy— the best thing you can leave with is a name, number, or future play date! We hope you use our event to start your “village” or to add a few new members. Follow the fun and post along with our event hashtag, too! #ColumbiaMomBloom22
5. Learn About Local Resource for New Moms & Babies!
We want to help you start motherhood on the right foot but introducing you to the resources available to you right here in our community. Our vendors have been specifically selected to give you a variety of topics that are important to moms! Parenthood Live provides interactive parenting classes from the comfort of your home, DHEC has the information you need to ensure your car seat is properly installed, Wild Smiles can answer all your questions about caring for teeth and gums as soon as baby arrives, Grit & Grace Children’s Boutique has adorable clothes and products for baby, moms, and littles … and that’s not even half of the resources you’ll encounter!
4. Small, Intimate Event Means a More Meaningful Time for You
Let’s face it, the last thing you want to do when you are pregnant or have a new baby is fight large crowds and deal with outrageous parking. Our event is designed to be a small gathering on purpose. Less people means more opportunity for you to interact one-on-one with other guests and businesses … and truly ENJOY a morning out just for you!
And the best part is because our event is limited to a small number of attendees, 1 in 2 guests will leave with a giveaway! Imagine leaving with a giveaway valued at more than $1000 (yes, we have one!), along with a swag bag stuffed with products valued at more than $100 and a delicious brunch … all for only $50 a ticket. We’d call that a pretty good morning.
Speaking of giveaways…
3. So. Many. Giveaways.
Buckle your seat belts! There are SO many giveaways (over $3000 worth to be exact), you might be blown away! We’ve searched high and low for national products and local brands to partner with and we think we’ve done a great job! Each mom will have a chance to win top-of-the-line products from Evenflo Feeding, ErgoPouch, pediped, Kendra Scott in Trenholm Plaza, baby jack co., Milkies, Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit, LoveHeld, and more! (Check out our full list here)
WHEW!!!! SERIOUSLY?! That’s more than $1000 worth of giveaways right there, and there are plenty more where those came from!
2. The SWAG alone out-values the ticket price!!
Each mom will be walking away with an incredible canvas tote courtesy of City Mom Collective filled with overflowing goodies – actual products you can take home and use without a ton of paper advertisements! Brands like Hyland’s, Mabel’s Labels, Smarty Pants Vitamins, Preggie Pops, MAM, Grace’s Best Cookies, Skiddies, and so much more!
Between brunch, drinks, and mingling, we hope Bloom is your chance to take the morning off and RELAX. We’re so excited to see you in all your mom glory. Plus, you can look uber-VIP by posting some fabulous photos from decked-out Feeding Lounge courtesy of Capital Parent and Baby Specialty Services.
TICKET SALES END SOON!
Will you be joining us??
As an extra special bonus, we are offering $10 off all swag and VIP tickets! Enter promo code 10off to redeem the savings!
Who :: This event is geared towards Columbia area moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or moms who are planning on growing their family soon.
What :: Bloom is an event that brings wisdom, encouragement, and support to new and expecting moms in the Columbia area! Join us for a morning of learning more about the local resources and “must-have” mom products on the market, along with lots of fun and meeting others who are in the same stage of life as you. Moms will get to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, enjoy brunch, interact with local mom and baby-focused businesses, take home a swag bag loaded with actual products and items of value, plus enter to win high-end giveaways, have their picture taken and so much more! It’s your one-stop shop for all things mom!
Why :: Whether you’re expecting for the first or third time, have a newborn at home, are waiting for that phone call or paperwork to clear to bring that baby to their forever home, this event is for you. Every guest with a swag bag ticket will leave with an adorable tote bag filled with fantastic items for mom and baby, enjoy specialty food, meet and chat with other moms, enter some fabulous giveaways and receive introductions to local experts on topics pertaining to parenting.
When :: Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ticket Price ::
- General Admission (Brunch Only – perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $25
- General Admission (Brunch with Swag Bag Valued at $100 + 3 giveaway tickets): $50
- VIP Attendee (Brunch with Swag Bag Valued at $150, Professional Photo at our Bump + Baby Station, Additional Specialty Swag + 5 giveaway tickets): $75
All tickets include the following:
- Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel session
- Delicious sit down brunch with “mom”mosas
- Access to our Feeding Lounge with snacks and drinks
- A swag bag loaded with real products and goodies (for those tickets that include swag)
- 3 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice (for those tickets that include giveaway tickets – must be present to win)
Our VIP tickets include all of the above in addition to:
- A professional belly+baby photo from the award winningn Marcelle Raphael Fine Art Newborns
- Additional specialty swag: full sized products from David’s Natural Toothpaste, MegaFoods Vitamins, product samples from major brands and MORE!
- 5 total giveaway tickets to enter to win high-end giveaways (must be present to win)