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Bloom :: An Event for New & Expecting Moms Recap

Bumps, babies and brunch… oh my! On May 6, Columbia SC Moms Blog welcomed close to 100 new and expectant moms from Columbia, Lexington and the surrounding areas for a special morning of learning, fun, and pampering! Moms had the opportunity to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, interact with local businesses and enter to win fun giveaways, have their photo taken by a professional photographer at our bump station, enjoy personal pampering like a mini massage, food and demonstrations, and so much more! It was truly a one-stop-shop for all things mom!!

The Venue

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue! While many people associate Spirit Communications Park with Columbia Fireflies baseball, it is offers so much more! Designed for baseball, concerts, soccer, football and a host of other activities, the venue seats approximately 9,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for major outdoor concerts. With 16 luxury suites and a 7,000 square-foot Club Lounge, Spirit Communications Park can also host everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, and everything in between. The venue is open 365 days a year and serves as a public park, with the 360-degree concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. We were lucky enough to host Bloom in their state of the art Club Lounge.

Bloom - An Event for New & Expecting Moms 2017 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Bloom - An Event for New & Expecting Moms 2017 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Spirit Communications Park also has their own in-house catering, with lots of creative menu options. Bloom guests dined on a brunch of egg medallions, croissants, danishes, sausage, “mom”mosas and more! And the best part is, the on-hand staff is there to set up and take care of all the details! 

Table Sponsors

Guests had a great time connecting with local businesses. From latest fashions for baby to newborn photography and much more, everyone had the opportunity to learn more about the resources available to them in the community.

 

Bloom - An Event for New & Expecting Moms 2017 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Bloom - An Event for New & Expecting Moms 2017 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Bloom - An Event for New & Expecting Moms 2017 | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Swag Bags

Each Bloom attendee received an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products to enjoy from the following brands!

 

Bump + Baby Station

Each guest had the option to stop by our  Belly+Baby station to have their picture by Marcelle Raphael Fine Art Newborns. VIP ticket holders received an edited, high resolution image via email after the event, while regular ticket holders had the opportunity to enjoy their pictures in our Bloom album of photos shared after the event on our Facebook page.

Guest Speakers

We were thrilled to welcome three professionals from our community for a very special Q&A on all things pregnancy, childbirth and infant care related. Speakers included Dr. Spencer Lovelace from Lovelace Family Medicine, certified doula Christal Bratton, and leader Angela Butterfield from the La Leche League of the Midlands. They covered a variety of topics from what to expect when you go into labor to tips on caring for baby once your little one arrives.

 

Giveaways

And the winner is…. we had over 40 fabulous giveaways from these national and local sponsors! Guests enjoyed visiting the display of giveaways and divvying up their raffle tickets for the most-wanted prizes! We were excited to present our guests with so many great items to win, all thanks to our wonderful giveaway sponsors!

 

To All the Moms

Thank you for including Columbia SC Moms Blog in your village. We love watching this city bloom!

Event Photography Sponsor

Emily Ann Photography truly has a gift for capturing the beauty of motherhood. We were so grateful to have her share her talents and capture the overwhelming joy and excitement felt at Bloom. For all the pictures, check out our Facebook Album!

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