Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms in Charleston is coming up next weekend, April 14! 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, yummy food you don’t have to cook yourself, 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… the executive director of Postpartum Support who has dealt with prenatal mood and anxiety disorder firsthand, a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor issues that are common during pregnancy, a leadership mom coach who helps you realize your full potential and how to have it ALL in business and motherhood, and a fitness guru who specializes in activities for mom and baby with programs like Fit4Mom Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby and Stroller Barre – all these fabulous ladies will be participating in a super helpful Q&A panel discussion and taking questions. Believe us— you don’t want to miss what Elaine DeaKyne, Trina Kiernan, Gervase Kolmos and Erin DiNicola have to say!
9. Be a part of something NATIONAL!
Charleston is one of more than 50 Sister Sites across the country who will be hosting this SAME event during 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 #CMBNBloom18, you can be a part of this national event and share Charleston’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! We will be having all your brunch favorites from our sponsors at Panera Bread, Chick-fil-A, and Costco! 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. Show off that precious baby bump or new baby with Taylor Grace Photography, grab your Charleston mom friends or even your own mom; make some memories during this wonderful season of life! And we’ll have Chucktown Art snapping fun photos throughout the event that we’ll share afterwards.
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 playdate! 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! #CMBBloom18
5. Learn About Local Resources for New Moms & Babies!
We want to help you start motherhood on the right foot by 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! LowCountry Kids Pediatric Dentistry offers all the information and services to keep baby’s teeth and gums healthy from the beginning, Roper St. Francis has some of the top doctors on staff to help care for mom, babies, and families, Appétit nutrition offers lifestyle based nutrition to keep your family healthy and energized, Matilda Jane has adorable clothes for mom before and after birth (as well as for baby), Rainbow Child Care Center helps young children learn and grow in a safe and “Home Away from Home” environment … and that’s just 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 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 3 guests will leave with a giveaway! Imagine paying $20 for a ticket, and leaving with a giveaway valued at $349, 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 seatbelts! There are SO many giveaways (over $1000 worth of them 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 items like a gorgeous leather diaper bag valued at $349 from dapperbag, as well as amazing, top of the line products from Gathre, ErgoPouch, Chewbeads, pediped, b.box baby, Covered Goods and more!
WHEW!!!! SERIOUSLY?! That’s more than $500 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 UPPAbaby, MAM, babyganics, Wishgarden, Kwik Stiks, Boob Food, Skiddies, Rise Buddy, Milkies 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 our Bloom step-and-repeat banner.
*Bonus Reason! Ok, we were going to give you just 10 reasons to attend Bloom, but this one’s just too good not to share!
Get nursery design inspiration!
Feeling stuck in designing your baby’s nursery, or maybe you’re wanting to update an existing one? Local business Bee & Bobbin Co. will be at Bloom with fabrics, paint swatches, mood boards, and so much more to help guide you in this experience (and cross one more thing off your to-do list!)
TICKET SALES END SOON!
Will you be joining us??
Who :: This event is geared towards Charleston 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 :: A morning of learning, fun, and celebration! Moms will get to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, enjoy 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, April 14, 2018 from 10 am – 1 pm
Where :: Private Therapy Services, 445 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
Ticket Price ::
- General Admission (No Swag – perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $10
- General Admission (With Swag): $20
- VIP Attendee (Includes Swag + Extras): $30
All tickets include the following:
- Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel sessions
- Food, drink, and coffee from local businesses
- A swag bag loaded with goodies (for those tickets that include swag)
- 3 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice
Our VIP tickets include all of the above in addition to:
- A professional baby + belly photo from Taylor Grace Photography
- A one-of-a-kind ‘Charleston Mama’ t-shirt from Charleston Moms Blog
- Additional specialty swag
- Early access to the event beginning at 9:45 am
- 7 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice