Event is Now VIRTUAL due to COVID-19
As a trusted community resource, we have made the difficult decision to transition this event to a VIRTUAL PLATFORM in accordance with the CDC guidelines to avoid large gatherings to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We know this is the safest way to move forward with our 2020 event while still ensuring that we are able to provide you with an incredible welcome (or welcome again!) into motherhood.
The event will be on October 24 from 10:00am-11:30am.
If you’ve already purchased a ticket, check your inbox for more details. If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, tickets are on sale now – purchase yours below!
We hope you join us for a fun and unique event and you can be sure that it will be different than any other virtual event you’ve attended!
We always remain available for questions and appreciate your understanding as this pandemic has affected us all in so many unexpected ways. No matter what is happening in the world, our commitment to you and our community, will never change.
Are you a business that is interested in being involved in this event? Please contact our Sales Director, Ann, at [email protected] to learn more about our opportunities for involvement.
Please note: this page will be continuously updated as more sponsors or information is added so be sure to check back often!
Who: All Twin Cities 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 Mom Collective and our sister sites, which will be taking place in more than 50 cities across the country.
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. Come enjoy a morning of live educational resources, giveaways and swag, and connecting moms and families with relevant local resources!
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020 from 10:00am-11:30am
What to expect:
All attendees will receive access to a private Facebook Group where the virtual event will take place. The event will be live starting at 10am where you can expect a big welcome from our special MCs, new and exciting opportunities to learn, engage with local experts and ask questions, frequent opportunities to win prizes, connection with other local moms, and so much more!
*A Facebook account will be required to participate in this event, as a private Facebook Group will be the environment where this event takes place.
Swag Bag Ticket: $25
Swag bag ticket includes access to the virtual event with our 35+ sponsors and interviews, ability to enter to win our amazing giveaways through participation in the online event and a swag bag loaded with goodies.
VIP Swag Bag Ticket: $40
VIP swag bag ticket includes access to the virtual event with our 35+ sponsors and interviews, ability to enter to win our amazing giveaways through participation in the online event, additional giveaways ONLY for VIP ticket holders and a swag bag loaded with goodies PLUS some amazing extra, higher value swag items.
Our Title Sponsors
We are excited to have HealthPartners and Park Nicollet as our title sponsors for this event! They support you and your baby’s health from the moment you know you’re pregnant, to the moment baby is in your arms and every moment after. OB-GYN doctors, certified nurse-midwives and doulas work together at their award-winning birth centers and they strive to honor your birth wishes so you can have your birth, your way. And with the All-New Regions Hospital Family Birth Center opening in April, you can welcome your beautiful new addition at their beautiful new addition.
We are so thankful to Breck School for being our host sponsor again this year! Breck is such a beautiful space and has been such a great partner throughout all of our decisions regarding this event. Breck is an Episcopal, coeducational, college-preparatory day school enrolling students of diverse backgrounds in grades preschool through twelve. Breck is located on a 52-acre campus in Golden Valley, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. We are a community of high-achieving, motivated students and teachers focused on intellectual inquiry, engagement, and bridging education research with classroom practice. We live our Episcopal roots through a commitment to peace and justice, inquiry and reason, and service to the common good.
We are delighted to welcome professionals and experts to join us for interviews throughout the morning. Regardless of what stage of motherhood you’re in, there’s always something to ask or something new to learn. We encourage and welcome all questions for our partners during the live event. We’ll be sure they get back to you with answers. Thank you to our presenters below!
Virtual Bloom Event Sponsors
We are passionate about connecting moms to fabulous local resources and great businesses and products that we personally love. We will be mentioning each of our partners during the live event but be sure to keep an eye on the event group as each business will be sharing a post that includes information about what they do. Be sure to interact and ask them questions because they are available and want to connect with you too! From newborn and birth photography to local baby goods to tips for breastfeeding success, our partners are really looking forward to connecting with you at this event!
Who doesn’t love to win amazing prizes? We have a fabulous lineup of giveaways thanks to our amazing giveaway sponsors whose logos are below. Everyone with a ticket can enter to win giveaways before, during and after the event with exception of a couple giveaways that will be just for people who have purchased a VIP swag ticket.
*Giveaway winners must pick up the giveaways at one of the swag bag pick up times.
Every guest at our Bloom event will get an adorable swag bag* STUFFED to the brim thanks to some amazing sponsors. We will be in touch with details on where you can pick up the swag bag (and any giveaways) after the event.
*Attendees must pick up the swag bag at Breck School on Saturday October 24th from 1-3pm OR at Breck School on Monday, October 26th from 5-7pm.
There is nothing more sentimental than capturing the important moments in your growing family’s life. From your developing bump to delivery to the first steps and beyond, these photographers are talented – it’s simply a matter of finding the right one for your artistic preferences and needs. We truly adore these Twin Cities photographers and think you will, too!
Tickets on sale NOW!
Cancellation/Refund Policy – ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. This event has been rescheduled and moved to the virtual environment due to COVID-19, and we will not be able to reschedule again and we will NOT offer refunds. Your access to the private event group will be valid for 10 days following the event so you can revisit all event content. Twin Cities Mom Collective will not be held liable for any comments, etc. shared in this virtual space that are from attendees and/or sponsors. 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.
(1) Twin Cities Mom Collective will publish a new post or giveaway in the Virtual Bloom 2020 Facebook event page often leading up to the event as well as up to 10 days after the event.
(2) Follow the group page to stay up-to-date: Go to the event group and click on “…” next to the “search” button. From the dropdown menu, select “Follow Group.”
(3) Turn on notifications to be in the know for all event happenings: Go to the group and click on “…” next to the “search” button. From the dropdown menu, select “Manage Notifications.” Click on “All Posts.” Click “Save.”
(4) Save posts to refer to later: Go to the post you want to save and click on the “…” at the top right corner of the post. Click “save link.”
(5) Like or comment on posts you want to follow and get updates on.
GIVEAWAY RULES AND DISCLAIMERS :
You can enter as many giveaways as you wish. However, each individual person can win only one prize. Each giveaway will clearly identify how to enter, but each giveaway may have different requirements. Giveaway winners must be ticket holders.
Can I win LOTS of giveaways? If you are chosen as the winner for a giveaway, you will not be eligible to win additional prizes as they are selected down the line.
Virtual Bloom 2020 attendees can enter giveaways as they appear in the event group starting as early as October 19th. Participants will have through the close or end of the event to enter giveaways, unless otherwise stated. Winners will be announced approximately 30 minutes after the end of the event, unless the giveaway winner was announced LIVE. Each winner will be chosen randomly. Each winner must pick up their giveaway at one of the swag bag pick up times, or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Giveaways are open only to adults ages 18+ that are Twin Cities Mom Collective Bloom 2020 ticket holders.
Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
City Mom Collective is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Twin Cities Mom Collective is responsible for prize fulfillment unless otherwise noted in the giveaway verbiage. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Twin Cities Mom Collective will not be shipping any swag or giveaway items. Attendees will have two opportunities to pick up their swag and/or prizes via a contact free drive-thru pickup process at two different locations in the Twin Cities area. Failure to pick up swag and giveaway items will result in forfeiture of these items. Each swag attendee and giveaway winner will be able to designate an alternate person to pick up their items if they are unable to attend either of the Drive-Thru Pickup Options.
Any giveaway associated with this event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or any other social media. For any questions contact: [email protected]