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

Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting moms in Columbia is coming up this weekend, Saturday, May 5! 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 doula from Little Orchids who has worked closely with expecting mothers and their families to provide support during pregnancy, birth and during the postpartum period, 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, as well as a dental hygienist from Wild Smiles who specializes in oral care in children of all ages will be participating in a super helpful Q&A panel discussion and taking questions. Believe us— you don’t want to miss what Juliann Lee, Ashley Kates, and Patty-Margaret Legg have to say!

9. Be a part of something NATIONAL!

Columbia is among one of more than 50 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 #CMBNBloom18, 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! Spirit Communications 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!

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. Emily Ann Photography will capture the day. Show off that precious baby bump or new baby with Marcelle Raphael, grab your Columbia area mom friends or even your own mom; 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 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! #CSCMBBloom18

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! The Little Gym, My Gym, and Zumbini offer classes for mom and baby, Little Loggerheads offers life saving infant swim classes for children as young as 6 months, Real Nutrition for You provides services such as helping pregnant women eat healthfully and have a healthy weight gain during pregnancy, Baby Led Weaning workshops, one-on-one personal shopping, group grocery store tours, in-home meal prep, 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 $30 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 seat belts! There are SO many giveaways (over $2500 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 items like a BRITAX® B-Safe Ultra Cool Flow Car Seat, BRITAX® Boulevard ClickTight™ Cool Flow Convertible Car SeatBRITAX B-Free® Stroller in Pewter as well as amazing, top of the line products from Gathre, ErgoPouch, Chewbeads, dapperbag, Snuza, pediped Outlet, Milk Snob, Crane, baby, Covered Goods and more! (Check out our full list here)

WHEW!!!! SERIOUSLY?! That’s more than $1500 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 Bambo Nature, Boogie Wipes, Uppababy, babyganics, lollaland, MAM, Boob Food, Hug a Boo Boo, Skiddies, TruBabe, Rise Buddy 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.


Will you be joining us??


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 :: A morning of learning, fun, and pampering! Moms will get to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, enjoy a catered brunch, interact with local businesses and enter to win fun giveaways, have their photo taken at our bump+baby station, 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 5, 2017 from 9 am – noon

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

Ticket Price :: General Admission (with swag bag): $30, General Admission (without swag bag – perfect for a support person who wants to join mom for the morning): $12, VIP: SOLD OUT

All tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel sessions 
  • Delicious sit down brunch

Swag bag tickets include:

  • A swag bag loaded with goodies
  • 3 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice

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