Bloom 2017 Event Recap

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 were so honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to gather 250+ Twin Cities moms and moms-to-be a few weeks ago 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 thrilled to host this year’s event in Breck School’s Upper School Commons building! 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 it’s 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 have HealthPartners and Park Nicollet as the title sponsor of our 3rd 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.

The Presenters

Each of our five breakout sessions were packed with moms eager to learn from our experts! From infant sleep to breastfeeding, 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, Nite & Day Sleep Coaching, Wayzata Children’s Clinic and Fairview.

The Resources

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 over 30 businesses and organizations that provide valuable resources for moms and moms-to-be.

Park Nicollet : Health Partners : Nite & Day Sleep Coaching : Wayzata Children’s Clinic

 Fairview : Happy FamilyBellies to Babies : Pacifier : Dakota Pediatrics

Samantha Cater Photography : Fresh Wave : Babywearing International

Foss Swim School : West End Chiropractic and Wellness :  Do Good Diapers

 Metropolitan Pediatric Dental AssociatesBeechnut : The Urgency Room 

Usborne Books & More : Essence One : Health Path Chiropractic : SuNu Wellness

Raven Ivory Photography : Better Beginnings MN : Matilda Jane

Happy Healthy Family Chiropractic : Austlen : Alexia the Doula : Midwest Doulas 

Waxing the City : Meadowlark Birth Services  

The Add-On Experiences

This year we added ticket options for two fun add on experiences for our attendees. A huge thank you to PIP- Projects in Person for leading a fun wood sign workshop for 15 of our attendees:

and Everbranch Photography for taking some beautiful Bump and Baby photos for 10 of our attendees!

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 in items for Emerge Mothers Academy to earn extra raffle tickets, and thanks to their generous donations, we were able to fill a car with diapers, wipes, clothes, toys and more! We are so thankful to our giveaway and swag sponsors:

Park Nicollet : Health Partners : Frida BabyVanicream : Natural Life : Go Go Squeez

Happy Family : The Manhattan Toy Company : Crane : Pacifier : Wayzata Children’s Clinic : 

West End ChiropracticBeech Nut : Fresh Wave : Babywearing International

 bamboobies : See Kai Run : The AviaryBreathable Baby : Waxing the City :

Meadowlark Birth Services : Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates : The Urgency Room 

Essence One : Austlen : : Everbranch Photography : Do Good Diapers

dpHue : New Horizon AcademySuNu Wellness : Better Beginnings MN 

Midwest Doulas : Covered Goods : ErgoPouch : silikids: pediped : Pic’s Peanut Butter 

Gathre : MAM : Babo Botanicals : NurturMe : : AngelCare : Sassy Toys 

Snuggle Me Organic : Mox Shoes : Fleur de Lis : Hyland’s : Lenny Lemons

UppaBaby : Boppy : Lille Baby : Pinot’s PaletteHappy Healthy Family Chiropractic

Boogie Wipes : Milkies by Fairhaven Health : E-ClothEurAupair Intercultural Child Care

 Twin Cities Mobile Mommy

And a HUGE thank you to our VIP swag sponsors for providing some amazing goodies for our VIP ticket holders!

UppaBaby : Pink Linen Designs : The Cookie Creative 

The Event Details

We had some amazing partners who helped us add all of the special details for this event. 

Fleur de Lis provided beautiful floral arrangements that were placed throughout the event space.

Our Feeding Area was jam packed with moms throughout the event! Moms were able to enjoy fruit water and cookies while feeding their little ones, thanks to the Feeding Area sponsor, Raven Ivory Photography. A huge thank you to Fox Homes for designing and decorating this area!

Coffee Cart MPLS was on hand to serve attendees coffee and speciality drinks upon their arrival. So delicious!

Our Cravings Bar was a hit with attendees. Delicious treats from Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe, snacks from Costco, a candy bar, and mini bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cake Minnetonka rounded out all of the goodies.

Quinn and the Quill’s gorgeous handlettering was seen throughout the event space.

Construction2Style did it again and helped bring our vision to life for our Oh Baby photo backdrop. And a huge thank you to Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography for snapping photos of our attendees throughout the event!

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! To see all the photos from this event, visit our Facebook photo albums at the links below.

Raven Ivory Photography Facebook Photo Album HERE.

Samantha Cater Photography Facebook Photo Album HERE.

Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography Facebook Photo Album HERE.

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