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 a catered Mother’s Day brunch, interact with local businesses and enter to win fun giveaways, have their photo taken by a professional photographer at our bump+baby station with an adorable backdrop, 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 will leave with an adorable tote bag filled with fantastic swag, 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, May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ticket Price ::
- General Admission (No Swag – perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $15
- General Admission (With Swag Bag Valued at $100 + 3 giveaway tickets): $35
- VIP Attendee (Includes Swag Bag Valued at $150, Professional Photo at our Bump + Baby Station, On-Site Chair Massage, + 7 giveaway tickets): $50
All tickets include the following:
- Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel sessions
- Delicious sit down Mother’s Day brunch with “mom”mosas
- A swag bag loaded with goodies (for those tickets that include swag)
Our VIP tickets include all of the above in addition to:
- A professional baby + belly photo from Marcelle Raphael Fine Art Newborns
- On-site chair massage from Fuse Massage Therapy
- Additional specialty swag
- 7 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice
**Please Note: Bloom is geared towards new and expecting moms. Children over one year will not be permitted and due to space constraints children under one year old must be worn in a carrier or held as there is no room for strollers at this event.
Venue and Title Sponsor
We’re thrilled to host Bloom at Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies. Thanks to their generosity, our event will be held in their beautiful and comfortable indoor space overlooking the field with views of Columbia. Please be sure to check out all they have to offer families while you there!
We are thrilled to welcome these professionals to speak and teach about all things pregnancy, childbirth, infant care, postpartum issues, fitness, and so much more. Regardless of how many children you have, there’s always something to ask or something new to learn.
Dr. Daniel Powers, Pediatrician
Dr. Daniel Powers is originally from Memphis, TN, but has called Columbia, SC home since 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and then completed a Masters in Biomedical Science from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Tennessee and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of South Carolina. He joined the SouthernMED Pediatrics team in 2018. Personally, he met the love of his life, Ashleigh, while on a blind date during medical school and they were married in Charleston in 2017. As a family they enjoy spending time together at home, church, or traveling to see family and friends.
Heal & Seal
Babybird Doula LLC
Swag Bag Sponsors
Each Bloom attendee will go home with an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products for you to enjoy from the businesses listed below! Our bags aren't stuffed with paper, but actual products you can take home and enjoy firsthand. A big thank you to City Moms Blog Network for providing our darling tote bag!
Our VIP attendees will have some very special extra perks at Bloom! Each ticket holder will receive a MAM anti-colic bottle and learn to brush toothbrush set, product samples from Hyland's Baby and Boogie Wipes, a Baby+Belly digitally edited photograph from Marcelle Raphael Fine Art Newborns, 7 total giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choosing, and MORE!
Our VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to enjoy some on-site pampering by the talented folks at Fuse Massage Therapy. Nominated year after year as "The Best of" by the Free Times, this Columbia favorite has been referred to at the most therapeutic massage in the area. Relax those cares away and indulge in some self-care ... just for you!
Each guest will receive the opportunity to have a Belly+Baby photo taken by the talented Marchelle of Marcelle Raphael Fine Art Newborns. VIP ticket holders will receive an edited, high resolution image via email after the event, while regular ticket holders can enjoy their pictures in our Bloom album of photos shared after the event on our Facebook page (with the option to share and tag there ... or contact Marcelle with the option to purchase a digital copy). View Marcelle’s talents below!
Feeding Room Sponsor
You will be able to relax, take a short break, and feed your baby in our cozy Feeding Lounge courtesy of South Carolina Lactation and Newborn Wellness Center! Their center is a place where all families experiencing feeding difficulties are welcome; no physician referral needed. They are committed to helping you meet YOUR goals and want to be your community resource for breastfeeding/breastmilk feeding.
There is nothing more sentimental than capturing the important moments in your growing family’s life. From your growing bump to delivery to the first steps and beyond, all of these photographers are talented – it’s simply a matter of finding the right one for your artistic preferences and needs. We truly adore these photographers and think you will, too!