OKC Bloom 2018 {Event Recap}

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Our 3rd Annual Bloom event was hosted at The Montellano Event Center on Thursday, April 19th. With over 100 Oklahoma mamas and guests in attendance, it was our most popular Bloom event to date! The Featured Sponsors for this year’s event were Thai-An Truong, Postpartum Therapist and The Nest OKC. We are so thankful for the support of these sponsors who believe in our event and love supporting local mamas as much as we do! A big thank you to Melissa Harms Photography for these beautiful photos!

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We lucked out and had perfect spring weather for the event! As guests arrived to the gorgeous Montellano, they were welcomed by this adorable Sign Gypsies sign!

Just inside, mamas were welcomed by two of our very own OKCMB Contributors, both expecting their own (second) little bundles of joy! Mamas received their drink tickets, swag bags, and raffle tickets at the door. The swag bags this year did not disappoint! Over 30 local and national brands were so excited to be included in the swag bag this year, and mamas are sure to find a new favorite snack, treat, service, or product! We were also proud to offer a VIP swag bag option this year to 25 lucky mamas who snagged a ticket that included a pair of Kendra Scott earrings, a Keep It Local card, a Re-Play cup, and a roll-on from The Spunky Cauldron!

Swag bags featured gifts from: Feeding Suite Sponsor Dr. Bailey Coleman, DDS | Little Star Birth Services | Milk Snob | MAM | Skiddies | Pilates Nook | DotDotSmile Lexi Angstadt | The Spunky Cauldron | MamaSuds | MyBuddyTowel | Three Lollies | Kevo Properties | Water Wipes | BumpBoxes | Paleo Folks | Avenue Photography | Pen to Paper | Wildflowers Clothing | Lularoe Sally Kernke | Kelly Sherman Photography | Just Kids Pediatrics | Rhea Lana’s of Edmond | Wilson Family Chiropractic | Rise Buddy | GoGoSqueeze | Full Spectrum Optometry | Abby & Finn | Kize | Traditional Medicinals | Goddard School – Edmond | Matilda Jane Clothing – Lisa Doan | Wallis Law Group.

Mamas were invited to visit with our presenting experts Thai-An Truong and OKC Metro Birth Professionals | Goldfish Swim School | Wilson Family Chiropractic in the main ballroom while checking out the TWO giveaway tables and deciding how they wished to “spend” their raffle tickets! During the evening, we were honored to have incredibly valuable presentations from Thai-An Truong and Dr. Joshua Wilson as well as a Safety Panel sponsored by Goldfish Swim School. Our mamas learned about postpartum depression and anxiety, stress, and safety and left with information that applies to all phases of motherhood.

Throughout the evening, guests were invited to delight in a cocktail or mocktail from The Montellano’s bar. Lindsey whipped up some wonderful refreshments for us! And it didn’t take long for you to get a whiff of the delicious smell of fried deviled eggs coming from the vendor area. Yes, fried. Deviled. Eggs. The Lokal Yukon was dishing these out alongside their bison meatballs for a fun appetizer! For a lighter option, guests visited the Cravings Bar sponsored by The Goddard School & Natural Grocers with strawberries and chocolate, pickles and chips, cheese and crackers, and Wahoo Cookies. As if that wasn’t enough, we had a tower of cupcakes from Buttersweet Cupcakes with a sweet treat for every taste!

Once mamas got a sampling of the yummies, they were invited to visit our incredible table vendors! Guests visited with The Nest OKC | Wallis Law Group | Matilda Jane | Goddard School | Au Pair in America | OKCMB Neighborhood Playgroups | Lifesquire | Kelly Sherman Photography | Guided Childbirth & Community Midwifery Services | DotDotSmile Lexi Angstadt | St. Mary’s Episcopal School | Tulsa Pediatrics Sleep Consulting | The Spunky Cauldron | Just Kids Pediatrics | Babywearing International of OKC before being invited to snap a picture in front of the OKCMB banner with the awesome new Britax B-MOBILE stroller for a chance to win! While visiting, guests could fill out the passport in the gorgeous color programs sponsored by Goddard School and Keep it Local OK to earn extra raffle tickets!

At the end of the evening, when all of the guests joined together in the ballroom, we held a moment of silence in honor of our Featured Charity, The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum. Through donations from our guests, we are proud to announce that we raised over $400 for the Museum Preservation Fund!

At the end of the evening, we had a fun round of announcing our giveaways! We had 59 giveaways in total worth over $6,000! A huge thank you to our Giveaway Sponsors: Wilson Family Chiropractic | The Nest OKC 4D Ultrasound | Thai-An Truong, Postpartum Therapist | Goldfish Swim School Edmond | Britax | Avenue Photography | Guided Childbirth | You Can Birth | Easy Freezy Freezer Meals | Yoga Bliss | Little Star Birth Services | Kelly Sherman Photography | My Gym Edmond | Jeanye’s Art | Okie Kids Playground | Wallis Law Group | The Milky Way Breastmilk Jewery | The Spunky Cauldron | Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit | Sign Gypsies | MAM | Pilates Nook | Beauty Counter – Meredith Redmon | DotDotSmile Lexi Angstadt | BumpBoxes | Lularoe Sally Kernke | My Buddy TowelNatural Grocers | Goddard School – Edmond | Ergopouch | Milk Snob | Regalo Baby | b.box | Zipadeezip | Covered Goods | GoSili | Tot Town | Pediped

We are so thankful for each and every mama and guest who was in attendance at this year’s Bloom event. Congratulations on your growing family, and come see us again next year for more resources, information, and prizes!

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