One of our passions at TCMB is to provide opportunities for moms to connect with each other, and this is one of the main reasons we love planning and providing events for the moms in our community! We have loved seeing our Bloom event grow year after year, and we were so honored to have the opportunity to gather 300+ Twin Cities moms and moms-to-be at this year’s event in honor of motherhood. A huge thank you to our title sponsors, Park Nicollet, Health Partners and Breck School, for helping us make this event a reality!
The Venue: Breck School
We were excited to host this year’s event in Breck School’s Upper School Commons building again this year! Their space provided a beautiful backdrop for the event. Breck is a preschool-grade 12, private school where all grades are joined together in one vibrant community on their beautiful campus in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
At Breck, each week, each month, each term, each year brings new opportunities to reimagine, reinvent, and reanimate learning — both for its students and for the school. When perpetually learning, students encounter this perpetually learning school, they see the very process of learning not just as a prerequisite for success, but the lens through which they view the entire world.
The Title Sponsor
We were thrilled to welcome back HealthPartners and Park Nicollet as the title sponsor of our 4th Annual Bloom event! From pre-conception care through pregnancy, birth and beyond, HealthPartners and Park Nicollet are dedicated to partnering with you. Their compassionate teams recognize this is a special time and will support you, your baby and your choices. Experienced ob/gyn doctors, nurse practitioners, and certified-nurse midwives offer different care team options. When it’s time to deliver, their hospital birth centers provide you with a comfortable environment and honor your birth preferences, from water birth to vaginal birth after cesarean. Because they know there are many emotions and new experiences that come along with having a baby, they also have breastfeeding and mental health support for moms.
Each of our five breakout sessions were packed with moms eager to learn from our experts! From breastfeeding to pain management during birth, our presenters shared on a variety of topics geared directly to our soon-to-be and new moms. Thank you to our presenters: Park Nicollet/Health Partners, Twin Cities Moms Blog team members, Pregnancy and Postpartum Support MN and Fairview.
We are passionate about connecting moms to fabulous local resources, great businesses, and products that we personally love. Attendees of our Bloom event were able to meet and mingle with almost 40 businesses and organizations that provide valuable resources for moms and moms-to-be.
The Just For Mama VIP Experience Sponsored by Blooma
This year we were excited to add a “Just for Mama” VIP Experience, sponsored by Blooma! Moms enjoyed a yoga session with Blooma, snacks and treats, mini-chair massages by Advanced Medical Golden Valley, and a few additional giveaways and swag just for them!
The Giveaways and Swag
As if getting out of the house to hang out with other moms wasn’t enough, all Bloom guests had the opportunity to enter to win some amazing giveaways AND take home an adorable swag bag loaded with goodies! We encouraged moms to bring diapers for Emerge Mothers Academy to earn extra raffle tickets, and thanks to their generous donations, we were able to fill a car with all the diaper donations! And each attendee took home an adorable swag bag designed by City Moms Blog Network, that was literally overflowing with goodies! We are so thankful for our giveaway and swag sponsors:
And one lucky momma walked away with our Grand Prize Giveaway for a 2-night stay at Hotel Landing in Wayzata!
And a HUGE thank you to our VIP swag sponsors for providing some amazing goodies for our VIP ticket holders! Our swag bags were so full, we had to do completely separate bags for these VIP goodies!
The Event Details
We had some amazing partners who helped us add all of the special details for this event. A huge thank you to Modern Flower Creation for creating the beautiful paper flowers found throughout the event!
And thank you to Sprinkles & Confetti for providing fun, baby-themed decor and the balloons for our balloon arch!
Our Mothers’ Lounge was packed with mommas feeding and changing their little ones. A huge thank you to Experience Wellness Chiropractic and Babyganics for sponsoring this space, and Fox Homes for designing and decorating the area!
Our Cravings Bar was a hit with attendees. Delicious mini- waffles, scones and macarons from Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe, cupcakes, muffins and cookies from Ganser’s Goodies, mini-bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cake Minnetonka, gourmet popcorn from Hip Pop Popcorn, and then an assortment of snacks and delicious treats rounded out all of the goodies. And thank you to City Girl Coffee for providing some of their delicious coffee for attendees (and sponsors!) to enjoy!
Our Events Team
We want to say a special thank you to the volunteers behind the scenes – our fabulous events team! We could not do our events without these 25+ moms, and we are so thankful to have so many of them help leading up to the event and the day of!
Thank you to our talented Twin Cities photographers who always do SUCH a great job at capturing all of the fun!
Photo taken by Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography