Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms in Charleston is coming up next weekend, May 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 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. A panel of Experts! Our panel of experts covers everything from birth to babies and beyond! No joke!
You guys… we have a board certified OB/GYN from Roper St. Francis Physician Partners OB/GYN, a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor issues that are common during pregnancy, director and owner of Kindermusik Charleston who is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young children, a Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in a technique specifically for pregnancy, a board-certified pediatric dentist and owner of Kids Teeth, 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 Dr. Lindsay Foley, Dr. Megan Rome, Sheila Lawson, Dr. Kaitlyn Carroll, Dr. Will MacDonald 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 #CMBNBloom19, 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 Chicken Salad Chick, Vicious Biscuit, and Costco! Pregnancy is notorious for food cravings…Stop by our Cravings Bar and satisfy all your favorite pregnancy cravings sponsored by Lowes Foods. And…toast to your amazing mama self with a “mom”mosa 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. ALL. THE. COFFEE
Let’s face it, coffee and motherhood go together like, well, babies and no sleep! Metto Coffee & Tea will be set up to provide your caffeine needs! Decaf options are available too!
6. Belly + 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 Christine Angeline Photography, grab your Charleston mom friends or even your own mom; 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.
5. 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! #CMBBloom19
4. 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! Mother’s Helper offers all the information and services from labor and delivery to breastfeeding your baby, Under the Almond Trees meets your shopping needs and offers all the latest and greatest baby items, Sweetgrass Counseling is there to help you adjust to this challenging time in your life, 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!
3. So. Many. Giveaways.
Buckle your seatbelts! There are SO many giveaways (over $2000 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 $500 gift certificate from Diamonds Direct, as well as amazing, top of the line products from ErgoPouch, pediped, b.box baby, Covered Goods and more! Imagine paying $25 for a ticket, and leaving with a giveaway valued at $300+, along with a swag bag stuffed with products and a delicious brunch. We’d call that a pretty good morning.
Speaking of swag…
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, Skiddies, 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!
You cannot pour from an empty cup! Moms tend to take care of themselves last and this is your chance to put yourself FIRST! Stop by Me Time Botanicals to pause and rejuvenate your skin, mind, entire body and enjoy your “Me Time!” Then shop with Kendra Scott and treat yourself to gorgeous jewelry with 15% off!
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, May 18, 2019, from 9 am – 1 pm
Where :: Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, 3500 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
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): $25
General Admission (With Swag) 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
**SOLD OUT** Our VIP tickets include all of the above in addition to:
- A professional baby + belly photo from Christine Angeline Photography
- Additional specialty swag
- 7 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice
- A mini Me Time treatment from Me Time Botanicals
- A pair of tickets to a Charleston Riverdogs game
- $80 gift card to use at the Customize Color Bar by Kendra Scott
**Please Note: Bloom is geared towards new and expecting moms. Children over one year will not be permitted and due to space constraints, children under one year old must be worn in a carrier or held as there is no room for strollers at this event.