BLOOM: A New & Expectant Mom Event in Orlando is ONE week away, and we are getting ready to have an amazing evening with you mamas! Why should you attend BLOOM? We’ve got your Top 10 Reasons to Attend BLOOM with Orlando Moms Blog!
10. Panel of Experts! Our panel of experts covers everything from KIDS to KEGELS! No joke!
The experts from Nemours Children’s Primary Care is helping to answer the question, “To Immunize or Not to Immunize, That is the Question.”
Dr. Lacy is the Medical Director for the Nemours Children’s Primary Care Network, and is a Board Certified Pediatrician and has been a practicing pediatrician in the Orlando area for more than 25 years. You’ll have the opportunity to talk to him about your questions and concerns!
Urogyn Specialists of Florida, an award-winning, boutique practice for women, is led by nationally respected physician Dr. Christopher Walker, who is a a double-board certified OB/GYN Urogynecologist and Cosmetic Gynecologist. After baby or with age, this go-to practice is ready to help you restore what childbirth and age have taken away as 1 in 3 women deal with embarrassing leaky bladders when they cough, sneeze, exercise or prevent exercising. The specialists at Urogyn are sure to answer the questions we’ve always WANTED to ask, but we’ve never had the courage to ask!
9. Be a part of something NATIONAL!
Orlando is among one of 40 Sister Sites across the country who will be hosting this SAME event on the 28th and 30th. Moms across the country will be learning and bonding together at the same time and you can join in on the fun! Using #CMBNBloom16, you can be a part of this national event and share Orlando’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?
There will be a variety of food at BLOOM for attendees to enjoy. KATINKA LLC will be whipping up her favorite craving satisfying recipes by the bar! Then stop by and enjoy CAKE POPS from Little Boy Blue Bakery… Yum! Quench your thirst with some tea and lemonade from Chick-fil-A!
7. Can you say PAMPER ME?
K. Bri Photography will be will be sponsoring free Mini-Sessions at Bloom! Each mama will receive 2-3 frames in their mini session with courtesy downloads! Then, stop by Sun State Doulas – Not only will you receive a free chair massage, but you will learn their personal philosophies surrounding birth and early parenthood. Your chair massage is free for the first 3 minutes, and then $1/minute after up to 15 minutes total (or until the next mama nudges you out of the chair!) 🙂
6. You’re among friends!
Who doesn’t love a mom’s night out? Bring a friend and plan to make some new ones!
5. Learn from the Experts!
We’re excited to bring you everything from prenatal care to lawn care! Our vendors have been specifically selected to give you a variety of topics that are important to moms! Eddie’s Helping Hand – an outdoor service provider, Happy Family Brands organic foods, Usborne Books & More – for infants to teens, and Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology midwifery care including home birth and birth center birth.
4. Giving back!
We are privileged to give back to a local Orlando non-profit group. The Finley Project rescues mothers after infant loss by providing a 7-Part Holistic Program. A portion of the proceeds from the giveaway raffle will be given to The Finley Project.
3. Who doesn’t want to win a few giveaways?!
Buckle your seat belts! There are SO many giveaways, 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 Silikids gift set ($48 value), Mom-to-Be gift basket from Nemours, a Napa Valley Wine Basket from Urogyn Specialists of Florida. Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology will be giving away $75 prenatal supplements and self care basket, K. Bri Photography is offering a maternity, family, or newborn package ($250 gift value), Balboa Baby Jersey Ring Sling ($60 value) x 4, Covered Goods ($34 value), Sun State Doulas offering Maternity or Family Photography Session ($350 value), b.box, NurturMe, The Dairy Fairy ($68 value), Sweet Summer Baby, Heavens To Betsy, KATINKA LLC is giving an Expecting Mama’s Nourishment Playbook ($60 value), Usborne Books & More, Little Boy Blue Bakery is giving away one dozen cake pops, Happy Family gift basket ($25 value), and gift certificates from Orlando Science Center, College Park Yoga, Kindermusik with Grow and Sing Studios, and TEN newborn sessions from TG Photography!
WHEW!!!! SERIOUSLY?! That’s right… there are over $2000 worth of giveaways!!!
2. Make a craft!
As if there isn’t enough jam packed into our evening, we have a special craft for you to take home for your child’s nursery.
1. 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. Valued at over $200! Brands like Baby List, Preggie Pops, Fresh Wave, Annie’s Fruit Snacks, Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies, Skinny Pop Popcorn, your very own tree from the Arbor Day Foundation, Just Between Friends with Melissa & Doug, a plant from Eddie’s Helping Hand, plush giraffe growth charts from Nemours Children’s Health System, The Moms Magazine, Happy Family Brands, Kindermusik with Grow and Sing Studios, Sweet 32084, and so much more! And don’t forget your CRAFT!
TICKET SALES END SOON!
Will you be joining us??
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, adopting, or you’re a young parent… this event is for you!
Bloom 2016 New & Expectant Mom Event is specifically focused on three things.
1. Learn. We’ve secured local experts to share with you very valuable information. The short panel discussion will make you curious to learn more…which is why we’ve added in a Q&A portion to the evening!
2. Mingle. Not only will you meet other moms, you will be able to get to know our vendors, enjoy some snacks, and have some pampering time with massages and a mini photoshoot!
3. Make! This is going to be so fun! A local DIY blogger is going to lead you through a simple yet adorable craft. I can’t wait for this part!
Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 7pm – 9pm
Because you deserve a night out!
*Please Note: This event is geared towards new and expectant moms although spouses are welcome (with a ticket!) Due to space constraints, children UNDER one years old must be worn in a carrier or held as there is no room for strollers at this event. We ask that children over the age of ONE not attend. The reason for capping off the event at 50 attendees is solely for the limitations of space in the venue.
Need to nurse? No problem! There are plenty of comfy couches and chairs at Downtown Credo to nurse your little ones during the event!