Top 10 Reasons to Attend our Welcome to Columbia Newbie Event!


Welcome to Columbia, an event for moms new to the Columbia area, is coming up this weekend, Oct. 14! Why do you want to join us? We have been busy behind the scenes making sure this event provides you an incredible opportunity to meet other local moms who know the inside scoop on Columbia, as well as connect with others who are also in your same shoes while enjoying delicious food from our incredible sponsors at Panera Bread, but there is so much more…


Welcome to Columbia - Newbie Event - Columbia SC Moms Blog10. Learn about local resource for new moms & kids!

Moving to a new city is hard. Aside from adjusting to a new normal, you also have to figure out how to navigate around town, where the best restaurants are (for date night and for the kids), what preschool to enroll your little one in, who is going to be responsible for capturing the perfect family photos, which doctors you should visit, and so on and so on. We’ve got the inside scoop on it all, from local moms just like you!

9. No sales pitches, just REAL local moms 

Having mom friends and connecting with REAL people helps make life easier, especially in an area you are unfamiliar with. Our team of moms here at Columbia SC Moms Blog are down to earth, Midlands loving mamas. Our writers are volunteers, and share a passion for our city and mom life. No product sales pitches here, just real live opportunity to connect.

8. Did someone say FOOD?

Would we invite a bunch of ladies to an event and not provide delicious food? Never! Panera Bread is truly one of our favorites. They care about the simple things: freshly-baked breads, attention to detail, a warm place to gather and our local neighborhoods. And the food is AMAZING. Fresh and made to order, and the menu offers something everyone in the family can agree upon. That’s why at Panera Bread is the perfect place to welcome new moms to the area! 

7. Photo ops

It wouldn’t be a Columbia SC Moms Blog event without our infamous step and repeat banner and fun props! Pose in front of the camera (instead of behind it for once) and celebrate this new season of life along with others who are in your same shoes! 

6. It’s time to treat yo’ self!

As moms, we do so much for the others in our lives. It’s easy to put kids, family, and everything else before our own needs. Our Welcome to Columbia Newbie Event provides an opportunity JUST FOR YOU. Enjoy a meal without having to share. Try out Panera’s sandwich selections without your toddler swiping it from your hand. Don’t get us wrong, we love our kids, but doesn’t a meal in peace with other women sound like a treat?!

5. You’re among friends! 

Whether you’re attending alone or with a friend, you’ll be in a room full of other new and seasoned moms. Don’t be shy— the best thing you can leave with is a name, number or future playdate! We hope you use our event to start your “village” or to add a few new members. 

Moms connecting at our annual Bloom event!4. Small, Intimate Event Means a More Meaningful Time for You

Let’s face it, the last thing you want to do 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 truly ENJOY an afternoon out just for you!

And the best part is, because our event is limited to a small number of attendees, there is more opportunity to leave with a giveaway!  Imagine paying $5 for a ticket, and leaving with a giveaway valued at more than $100 along with a swag bag stuffed with products and a delicious meal. We’d call that a pretty good afternoon.

Speaking of giveaways…

3. Giveaways

Everyone loves a winner! What event would be complete without an opportunity to walk away with something big? We’ll have several fun giveaways from some of our favorite local and national brands, including free monthly meals from Panera Bread for a YEAR!

2. The SWAG alone out-values the ticket price!!

Each mom will be taking home an incredible swag bag filled with goodies – actual products you can take home and use without a ton of paper advertisements! Brands like Kwik Stiks,  Boogie Wipes, and so much more!

1. Relax

Between eating, drinking, and connecting, we hope our Welcome to Columbia Newbie Event is your chance to take the afternoon off and RELAX. We’re so excited to see you in all!


Will you be joining us??


The Facts

Who :: New(ish) to the Columbia Area (within the last 12 months)

When :: Oct. 14 / 1 – 3 p.m.

Where :: Panera Bread, 1005 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC 29212

What :: Tea Sandwiches, Chips, Mini Scones, Drinks, Swag Bag Full of Goodies, Giveaways, Conversation and Connections

Cost :: $5

Follow along on our Facebook Event Page to keep up to date on all of the latest details and information regarding the event!

Disclaimers: ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. In the event that you cannot attend the event we will do our best to assist you in finding another mom to exchange/give/or sell your ticket if the need arises and/or if time allows. Additionally, everyone that purchases a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up to date event info. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the Columbia SC Moms Blog and sponsors. If for any reason you would not like photos of yourself taken please immediately notify Columbia SC Moms Blog personnel or email [email protected] in advance.


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