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BLOOM 2018 :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

We couldn’t be happier that Bloom, a celebration of all things motherhood specifically designed for new moms and moms-to-be, is back at Raleigh Moms Blog for the 3rd year in a row! This popular event is a favorite for expecting Raleigh-area moms or those who are thinking of expanding their family. This is indeed a kid-free event, with the exception of young nurslings. It is rare that we as moms can get out and about on our own, and Bloom is all about taking a morning off and getting away from the routine for a celebration that’s all about YOU.

Raleigh Moms Blog is known for producing high-quality events for Raleigh area moms, families and children! We look forward to seeing your family soon and also encourage you to join the Facebook Event Page for additional fun updates!

Bloom 2018 - Raleigh Moms Blog

Who: All Raleigh-area moms (you do not have to be expecting to attend!). This event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or are planning on growing their family soon through birth or adoption.

What: Bloom is a national event for new and expecting moms hosted by City Moms Blog Network and our sister sites, which will be taking place in more than 50 cities across the country during the months of April and May.

Why: Whether you’re expecting for the first or third time, have a newborn at home or are working your way through the toddler years and thinking of expanding your family in the future, this event is for you. Bloom is a morning of learning, fun, and pampering! Moms will get to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, interact with local businesses, enter to win fun giveaways, take part in a Strength and Stretch session, have their photo taken by a professional photographer at our bump station, enjoy personal pampering like a mini-in-chair massage, enjoy a delicious cravings station, and so much more! It’s your one-stop-shop for all things mom!

When: Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm 

Where: WakeMed North Women’s Hospital
10000 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27614

***There will be a variety of tickets available for purchase. Tickets will not be sold at the door. You do NOT need cash/card unless you want to shop (and we hope you do!)***

Ticket Prices

  • General Admission $10*
  • General Admission Swag Bag Ticket $15*
  • General Admission VIP Swag Bag Ticket $20* {There are a limited number of these tickets}

General Admission Ticket ($10*)

  • Access to the event, our table sponsors and expert panel session
  • Light food & beverage Cravings Station
  • Bloom Passport game piece
  • 3 Raffle Tickets to use on giveaways of your choice

General Admission +Swag Bag Ticket ($15*)

  • Access to the event, our table sponsors, expert panel session
  • Mini-in-chair Massage session from Skin Sense Spa sponsored WakeMed North Women’s Hospital
  • Participate in a Motherhood Strength & Stretch Session by FIT4MOM Midtown Raleigh
  • Light food & beverage Cravings Station
  • Swag Bag loaded with goodies 
  • Bloom Passport game piece
  • 5 Raffle tickets to use on giveaways of your choice

General Admission VIP Swag Bag Ticket ($20*)
{There are a limited number of  VIP Swag Bag tickets}

  • Access to the event, our table sponsors and expert panel session
  • Mini-in-chair Massage session from Skin Sense Spa sponsored WakeMed North Women’s Hospital
  • Participate in a Motherhood Strength & Stretch Session by FIT4MOM Midtown Raleigh
  • Light food & beverage Cravings Station
  • Swag Bag loaded with goodies + extra higher value swag items (details to come)
  • Bloom Passport game piece
  • 10 raffle tickets to use on giveaways

*Plus Ticket Fees

Tickets go on sale March 12th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. {Scroll down to purchase tickets.}

Event Schedule :: Bloom 2018

Title Sponsors :: Bloom 2018

We are extremely thankful to our Title Sponsors, as it is their generosity and support that allows this events to take place! We couldn’t be more excited to welcome 100+ local Raleigh-area moms and moms-to-be to WakeMed North Women’s Hospital in May for a lovely celebration of all things motherhood. 

Davis Family Chiropractic and WakeMed North Women’s Hospital will be providing our Bloom attendees with an expert panel experience that covers a broad spectrum of resources and information from topics on pregnancy and birth to postpartum and infant care along with so much more. These experts will answer questions, participate in discussion, and share their expert knowledge with moms.
Have a specific question for one of our experts? Questions may be submitted ahead of time in the Bloom Event Page on Facebook.

Table Sponsors :: Bloom 2018

We hope that you will plan to spend time with each of these amazing Bloom partners during our event. Each business offers something wonderful for Raleigh-area moms or moms-to-be. Your Bloom Passport will be stamped during each of your visits with these partners giving you an opportunity to win big giveaways.

Swag Sponsors :: Bloom 2018

All Bloom guests will be pampered and spoiled with a wonderful morning out for Mother’s Day weekend! In addition, our 100+ attendees who purchase Swag Tickets or VIP Swag Bag Tickets will receive a Bloom Swag Bag! Our Bloom swag partners offer products and items that are intended for new moms (whether it is your first or fourth child) and moms-to-be. You can expect to be spoiled at this event and leave with an array of goodies that will help you with the addition of a little one! Take a look at the adorable swag bag designed by City Moms Blog Network STUFFED to the brim thanks to these amazing sponsors.

Bloom 2018 - Raleigh Moms Blog

Bloom 2018 Swag Bag

 

Expert Panel Session :: Bloom 2018

We are thrilled to be bringing you an expert panel Q&A session with our sponsors WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital and Davis Family Chiropractic. This is a safe and supportive atmosphere where you can have all your questions answered from birthing options, breastfeeding, pregnancy, chiropractic care, choosing a pediatrician, postpartum care or any question you have been dying to ask…these experts are here to listen and help. This Q&A is a highlight to our event so we are offering two sessions (10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) so you don’t miss out! Bring all your questions! We’ll also be offering some sweet giveaway opportunities for those who join this session!

Need a getaway or a Babymoon?!? Attend one Expert Panel Q&A session and enter to win a one-night stay at The Mayton Inn, a luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Cary. This stay will include breakfast, WiFi, coffee service, and valet parking – all complimentary. 

Giveaway Sponsors :: Bloom 2018

What’s an RMB Moms Blog event without giveaways? We have a fabulous line up of giveaways thanks to our giveaway sponsors. We will have multiple ways for attendees to enter into winning these amazing giveaways. From raffle tickets, a stamped Bloom Passport Game Piece and donation of items to assist a local charity {more info to come} there will be winning all around.  These giveaways were specifically selected because of their relevance to expectant moms or moms with little ones.

"Strength & Stretch" + "Mini-In-Chair-Massage" + Brow Waxing Session Sponsors :: Bloom 2018

We want you to be pampered from head to toe at Bloom! Dress comfy because Swag Bag ticket holders and VIP Swag Bag ticket holders will have a chance to experience a Mini-In-Chair-Massage from Skin Sense Spa sponsored by WakeMed North Women’s Hospital an exclusive Strength in Motherhood stretch and strength session with FIT4MOM Midtown in addition to a Brow Waxing with Velvet Bee Wax & Beauty Studio.

Cravings Station Corner - Food & Beverage Sponsor :: Bloom 2018

We know you have special cravings for sweet, salty, savory to sour and some of our favorite places to nosh are treating each guest to small bites and a beverage.

Photography Partner :: Bloom 2018

Moms are in for a special treat! Visit our Baby Bump Photo Booth with Elzee Photography and receive a complimentary photo. 

 

Decor Partner :: Bloom 2018

Two the Tee Party Planners and the BalloonZ Shop are placing their creative and beautiful touches throughout Bloom 2018. They know how to throw a party and will be bringing their gorgeous decor for all of our amazing moms! 

Mother's Nursing Lounge :: Bloom 2018

Although, Bloom is a kid-free event we always welcome young nurslings. There will be a Mother’s Nursing Lounge on the main floor of the event sponsored by Grow Eco Baby where mamas can find comfy seating to take care of babies needs.

Charity of Choice :: Bloom 2018

This year’s Charity of Choice non-profit partner is the Diaper Bank of NC!  The mission of Diaper Bank of North Carolina is to promote and protect the dignity of each resident by ensuring that families with babies and children living with poverty have an adequate supply of diapers. In addition to  improving access to personal hygiene products and other basic necessities to remove barriers to education, employment, or personal fulfillment

Please join hands with us and bring any size of Diaper (size 5 diapers are always the most urgent need), Baby Wipes and/or Feminine Hygiene Products for families in need. Open packages of diapers will be accepted!  For your donation, you will receive 3 raffle tickets to be used to enter our amazing giveaways! Thank you for your support!

We are working to add to our list of partners every day, so stay tuned for more to come!

***If you are a business interested in being a part of Bloom please email [email protected]

Disclaimers: ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. In the event of an act of God (such as a blizzard or giant lizard attack) we may not be able to reschedule due to the complex nature of the event and we will NOT offer refunds. In the event that you cannot attend the event we will do our best to assist you in finding another mom to exchange/give/or sell your ticket if the need arises and/or if time allows.  RMB nor WakeMed North Women’s Hospital will be responsible and/or liable for any attendees who leave the event area. Additionally, everyone that purchases a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up to date event info. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the Raleigh Moms Blog and sponsors.

Purchase tickets below or go to the Bloom Eventbrite Page.

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