Our fourth annual Bloom Event for new and expecting moms happened on May 4th, 2019! With just under 100 attendees, 19 vendors, and 60 giveaways, the event was a giant success! Our title sponsor this year was TrueSky Credit Union and we really enjoyed partnering with them! They truly have a heart for local moms, and they shared tons of helpful advice about savings accounts for children.
We are also so grateful to Prairie Bird Photography for all of our event images.
It was a gorgeous spring day at Quail Springs United Methodist Church. As guests entered, they were given their raffle tickets and their fabulous swag bags! This year, bags included several of our favorite mama and baby products, snacks and treats, and coupons and gift cards to discover new products and services! Twenty-five mamas received VIP swag bags which also included Kendra Scott nail lacquer, stainless steel tumblers from St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Tom and Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle, and more!
After that, guests were able to meet and chat with 19 local businesses geared towards their stage of life! Guests chatted with | TrueSky Credit Union | AuPair in America | AVENUE Photography | LifeSquire | Ghelarducci Chiropractic | Cinnamon Bears | Green Bambino | Wilson Family Chiropractic | Goldfish Swim School | Bliss Birth Services | St. Mary’s Episcopal School | The Nest | Thrive Mama Collective | The Baby Steps Dietitian | Kendra Scott | Just Kids Pediatrics | Essential Families | Matilda Jane |
Brunch was one of our favorite parts of the event! Guests visited our Cravings Bar with popular pregnancy and postpartum cravings. We also served coffee from Eote Coffee and delicious fresh juices from Whiskey Cake. Alongside the cravings bar, we featured an irresistible tower of Buttersweet Cupcakes, warm Insomnia Cookies and unforgettable cinnamon rolls from The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen.
Our Giveaway Table is always an exciting place to visit! We work closely with our local sponsors to curate a collection of the very best mama and baby products we can find! We were also able to work with a few national companies such as Gosili, Pediped, Babo Botanicals, B.Box, Ergo, and MAM!
One of the questions we get asked most often from our readers is how to find mom friends. This year, we set out to answer that question! We featured a Find Your Tribe section filled with representatives from local mom groups. Attendees could visit the groups, meet members and sign up to join if it was a fit! We were excited to share MOPS at Quail Springs | Fit4Mom | Red Tent of Oklahoma | Moms Club of Edmond West | Moore/Norman MOPS | Mamas and Mimosas | Edmond Mothers of Multiples |
The highlight of Bloom this year was our Expert Panel! Guests were invited to submit questions both beforehand and during the session and our experts answered. We featured experts from every parenting arena: TrueSky Credit Union answered budgeting and savings questions, Just Kids Pediatrics answered both car seat safety questions and general health and wellness questions, The Nest 4D answered fetal development and ultrasound questions and Goldfish Swim School answered water safety and water readiness questions.
We had a blast at Bloom this year and are so thankful to our wonderful sponsors who made it possible and to all of YOU who showed up to our event! We love celebrating your growing families with you and are so pleased that we are able to serve as a resource for all things OKC Mom!