Top 10 Reasons to Attend Bloom 2022!


Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms in Charleston is coming up next weekend, September 18!

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 afternoon 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. A panel of experts! Our panel covers everything from birth to babies and beyond! No joke!

You guys… we have a health care specialist from Roper St. Francis Healthcare, a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor issues that are common during pregnancy, a local Cord Blood Registry manager who consults with parents on preserving their newborn’s stem cells, the Outreach Coordinator for Postpartum Support Charleston where helping other mothers is her life’s mission, 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 speakers will be participating in a super helpful Q&A panel discussion and taking questions. Believe us— you don’t want to miss what Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Dr. Megan RomeErica HoppenrathAmber Weakley, and Stevee Martin have to say!

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

9. Be a part of something NATIONAL!

Charleston is one of nearly 50 Sister Sites across the country that will be hosting this SAME event during the year 2022. Moms across the country will be learning and bonding together at the same time and you can join in on the fun!

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 cravings from our sponsors at The Great Greek, Heartland Foods, and OMG Candy! Enjoy a nice lunch with The Great Greek and Heartland Foods then load up on your sugary cravings with OMG Candy! And…toast to your amazing mama self with a “mom”mosa (OJ and ginger ale) created just for you sponsored by New York Life! Not a fan? Opt for orange juice or ginger ale on its 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 Chelsea Prestin Photography and make some memories during this wonderful season of life! And we’ll have Belly to Baby Photography snapping fun photos throughout the event that we’ll share afterward.

Photo by Merriwillow Photography

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.

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! Coastal Nanny and Staffing Agency will find the perfect nanny or qualified specialist for your family; Baby Settler founder, Hillary Sadler, has a mission is to empower parents with evidence-based knowledge and support with her book (Baby Settler: It’s not just about sleep), through her online courses, and with prenatal and postpartum consults; Foundation Family Chiropractic can help you discover optimal wellness and make the transformations you have been hoping for with prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care; Once Upon a Child knows you want the best for your family: quality, value, and kids’ stuff that is safe …and that’s just a quarter of the resources you’ll encounter!

4. So. Many. Giveaways.

Buckle your seatbelts! There are SO many giveaways (over $2500 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 one year membership to SC Aquarium as well as amazing, top-of-the-line products from Joy Street Kidspediped, Binxy Baby, Amphiba, and more! Imagine paying $30 for a ticket, and leaving with a giveaway valued at $200+ along with a swag bag stuffed with products! We’d call that a pretty good Sunday afternoon.

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Speaking of swag…

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

Each mom will be walking away with an incredible canvas tote courtesy of City Mom Collective filled with overflowing goodies – actual products you can take home and use without a ton of paper advertisements! Brands like Davids Natural Toothpaste, MegafoodLittle Cocoa Bean, nanobébé, and more!

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

2. The Flower Crowns

We love to have fun extras for our VIP ticket holders! VIP ticket holders will make a flower crown with Pixie Petals by Lizzy! Treat yourself to a VIP ticket and wear the crown like the queen you are!

Photo from Pixie Petals by Lizzy

1. Relax

Between lunch, drinks, and mingling, we hope Bloom is your chance to take the afternoon off and RELAX. We’re so excited to see you in all your mom glory.

*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!


You cannot pour from an empty cup and this is the PERFECT occasion to fill your cup!


Will YOU be joining us?


The Facts

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 :: An afternoon of learning, fun, and celebration! Moms will get to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, enjoy yummy snacks, 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 :: Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 1-4 pm

Where :: Harborside East Event Venue, 28 Bridgeside Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Ticket Price ::

  • General Admission (No Swag or Giveaway Tickets– perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $10
  • General Admission (With Swag): $30
  • VIP Attendee (Includes Swag + Extras): $50

All tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel sessions
  • Food and drink 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 (for those tickets that include giveaway tickets)

Our VIP tickets include all of the above in addition to:

  • A professional bump+baby photo from Chelsea Prestin Photography
  • Additional specialty swag
  • 4 additional giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice
  • Make your own flower crown with Pixie Petals by Lizzy
  • Early bird access to the event at 12:45


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