Top 10 Reasons to Attend Bloom with Columbia SC Moms Blog!

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Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting moms in Columbia is coming up this Saturday, May 11! 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… a pediatrician from SoutherMED Pediatrics who can answer all your questions about caring for a new baby, a doula from Babybird Doula who has worked closely with expecting mothers and their families to provide support during pregnancy, birth and during the postpartum period, 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 Dr. Daniel Powers, Anne Anderson, and Ashley Kates have to say!

9. Be a part of something NATIONAL!

Columbia is among one of more than 60 Sister Sites across the country who will be hosting this SAME event during the months of April and May. Moms across the country will be learning and bonding together at the same time and you can join in on the fun! Using #CMBNBloom19, you can be a part of this national event and share Columbia’s Bloom with other moms. (Know someone in another city? Encourage them to attend their Bloom event, and be together while apart.) 

8. 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, along with tasty bites from Soozy’s Grain-Free muffins and sampling from Yumi, organic, nutrient dense food for babies, toddlers (and more!). 

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 it’s own. Regardless, you deserve a fancy drink.

7. 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. Brandi Blake 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 Marcelle Raphael 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!

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! #CSCMBBloom19

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! My Gym offers classes to enjoy with baby, Future Scholar provides information about saving for your child’s educational future, Wild Smiles can answer all your questions about caring for teeth and gums as soon as baby arrives, Profile by Sanford helps get you on the right food nutrition-wise and even has programs for pregnant and nursing moms, Mary Evans Boutique and Matilda Jane have adorable clothes for baby, moms, and littles, Little Orchids offers professional labor and postpartum doula services, childbirth and baby care classes, lactation support, placenta encapsulation, birth photography, and breastmilk jewelry … 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 an intimate gathering on purpose. Less people means more opportunity or 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 paying as little as $35 for a ticket, and leaving with a giveaway valued at more than $1000 (seriously, one of our giveaway is valued at more than ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS), along with a swag bag stuffed with products and a delicious brunch. 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 Gathre, ErgoPouch, Chewbeads, Snuza, pediped Outlet, LÍLLÉbaby, Crane, baby jack co.b.box baby, Covered Goods, Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit, Kiinde, Toddler Monitor, 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 Moms Blog Network filled with overflowing goodies – actual products you can take home and use without a ton of paper advertisements! Brands like Mom’s Modern Mixes, Mabel’s Labels, Uppababy, babyganics, Nanno, MAM, Boob Food, Oat Mama, Skiddies, TruBabe, Chomps and so much more!

1. Relax

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 our Bloom step-and-repeat banner.

TICKET SALES END SOON!

Will you be joining us??

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The Facts

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.

Where :: Segra Park {formerly Spirit Communications Park} in the 7,000 square foot state-of-the-art indoor Club Lounge, 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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:

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