Presented by Twin Cities Mom Collective, Park NicolletHealthPartnersCity Mom Collective and Hosted by Our Sister Sites

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 an evening of live educational resources, giveaways and swag, and connecting moms and families with relevant local resources!

When: Thursday, June 24th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm*

Where: Breck School‘s outdoor football field: 123 Ottawa Ave N Golden Valley, MN 55422

*In the event of inclement weather (please note, the event will still be held if it is sprinkling), we may reschedule the event to the back up date of June 25th, 2021 at the same time and same location. If there is inclement weather both nights, the event will be moved to a virtual event and will be held on June 29th at 5:30pm. In the event that the Minnesota Governor’s office has changed the outdoor event guidelines due to COVID-19 and no longer allows for an event to be held as the current guidelines are noted, we will move the event to a virtual event to be held on June 24th at 5:30pm.


What to expect:

Get ready for a wonderful Bloom Reimagined experience where we’ll have a more intimate Bloom event while safely being outside and masked. You can expect the following:

  • 25+ vendors who will be offering their expertise, products and knowledge – be sure to stop by each one as many of them will have giveaways and other fun stuff!
  • 6 different breakout session opportunities where you will hear from experts in the field about relevant topics for new or expecting moms. Please note, due to capacity restrictions, you must reserve a spot for each breakout session you want to attend when purchasing tickets (this is on a first come first serve basis so if you want to secure a spot, be sure to set an alarm for when tickets go on sale to get yours ASAP!).
  • Giveaways! Need we say more? We’ll have multiple giveaways that you can enter to win, these are always such a big hit at this event!
  • Swag, swag and more swag! Each attendee will go home with a swag bag full of goodies that will be useful for you.
  • VIP Swag! In addition to a regular swag bag, you’ll walk home with a swag bag that has many, higher-end items. New this year: you’ll also have the opportunity to enter to win VIP swag ticket holder only giveaways!

Please note: For your safety and due to COVID-19, food and drink will not be served at this event. Be sure to bring your own water bottle if you’d like.

Ticket Options: (Prices listed do not include taxes and fees)

Join our event vip newsletter to get access to pre-sale tickets at 8 AM on 4/8. Everyone else will get access to pre-sale tickets at 8 PM on 4/8.

PRE-SALE pricng: General Admission Swag Bag Ticket: $25

PRE-SALE VIP Admission Ticket: $40

  • Special pricing from April 8 at 8pm through April 10 (after 4/10, you’ll need to wait to purchase tickets at the regular price until April 29)

General Admission Ticket and VIP Ticket details below

 

General Admission Swag Bag Ticket: $35 (on sale starting April 29):

Swag bag ticket includes access to the event and our 25+ sponsors and breakout sessions (space is limited & a ticket is required to enter), a swag bag loaded with goodies, and 3 raffle tickets to use on giveaways of your choice.

VIP Admission Ticket: $45 (on sale starting April 29)

VIP swag bag ticket includes access to the event and our 25+ sponsors and breakout sessions (space is limited & a ticket is required to enter), a swag bag loaded with goodies PLUS some amazing extra, higher value swag items and 10 raffle tickets to use on giveaways of your choice including additional giveaways ONLY for VIP ticket holders.

Breakout Session Tickets: Free with purchase of Admission Ticket

To allow for social distancing, this year you will need a ticket to attend one of the breakout sessions. These will be first come first serve and will be reserved when you purchase your event tickets.

*Please Note: This event is geared towards new and expecting moms. Children OVER 12 months old will not be permitted and due to space constraints children UNDER 12 months old must be worn in a carrier or held, as there is no room for strollers at this event. 

Our Title Sponsors

We are thrilled to have HealthPartners and Park Nicollet back as our title sponsors for another year. They provide the affordable, high-quality continuum of care that’s important to moms – from pregnancy to birth and every stage that follows. From those first moments in the delivery room to the follow-up checkups in their clinics, OB-GYN doctors, certified nurse-midwives, doulas, pediatricians and more will be at your side every step of the way. Their award-winning birth centers are equipped to handle your birth, your way – with delivery options in the west metro at Methodist Hospital Family Birth Center, in the east metro at the all-new Regions Hospital Family Birth Center and throughout central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Investing in children’s health is at their core with initiatives like Little Moments Count and PowerUp packed with resources to help raise healthy kids. Simply put, with HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, you and your child are in great hands. 

Breck School | Twin Cities Mom Collective

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.

Presenting Sponsors

We are delighted to welcome professionals and experts to lead six breakout sessions throughout the evening. 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 during these sessions. Thank you to our presenters below!

Table Sponsors

We are passionate about connecting moms to fabulous local resources and great businesses and products that we personally love. We hope that you will take the time to visit with each of these sponsors; from newborn and birth photography to local baby goods to tips for breastfeeding success, our partners are really looking forward to meeting and mingling with you all at this event!

Giveaway Sponsors

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. Each General Admission Bloom ticket comes with 3 raffle tickets for you to use on giveaways of your choice, while our VIP Swag Bag tickets come with 10 raffle tickets. We will also have a few special VIP ticket holder only giveaways this year!

Want to increase your chance to win? We are partnering again with Emerge Mothers Academy to give you an opportunity to give back. Emerge Mothers Academy is a local non-profit serving teen and single mothers. They work with women to equip them to be confident women and caring moms. This is done through parenting classes and mentoring, work-preparation for financial independence and community collaboration through our social work!

For each pack of diapers (size 3, 4, 5 and/or 6) you bring, you will receive FIVE additional raffle tickets, with a max of 20 tickets per person. The more you donate, the better your chances of winning– it’s that simple! We hope you will participate in this important initiative of giving back to moms and families in our community for a chance to win one of these prizes.

Swag Sponsors

Every guest at our Bloom event will walk away with an adorable swag bag STUFFED to the brim thanks to these amazing sponsors.

VIP Swag Sponsors

Guests will have the opportunity to choose a VIP Swag Bag ticket option to this event. This ticket option includes some extra special swag items that are pretty fabulous from the sponsors below as well as TEN raffle tickets (compared to the three that come with our general admission tickets) to use on the giveaways of your choice, AND a few VIP ONLY giveaways!

Event Detail Sponsors

We have partnered with these local businesses to help put some fabulous touches on our Bloom event! From print sponsors to a couple event decor partners, we are so thankful to be working with so many talented people!

Photography Sponsors

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!

Breakout Session Details

To allow for social distancing, the only way to attend one of our breakout sessions this year is to reserve your seats when you purchase your event tickets. Below we have listed the schedule of sessions and the details of each one.  When you’re purchasing your tickets, be sure to scroll down to the “add ons” portion and reserve your seat for each session you want to attend (make sure to look at the schedule and not to double book yourself). Please only reserve seats for breakout sessions you plan on attending.

You can reserve one for each time slot! 

Location A:

  • Session 1: 5:45 – 6:10: What to expect when you weren’t expecting a pandemic: pregnancy, delivery and everything in between with HealthPartners/ Park Nicollet
    • Description: Things are getting better, but giving birth during a pandemic is still unchartered territory. Dr. Elizabeth Slagle shares what you can expect both in clinics/hospitals and at home so you feel comfortable at every stage of your pregnancy and delivery.
  • Session 2: 6:20 – 6:45: Doulas 101: How a doula can help your birth and postpartum experience with Better Beginnings
    • Description: Have you heard about doulas, but maybe aren’t sure what they do, or whether they’re right for you?  Learn about the role and function of birth doulas and postpartum doulas, how they can benefit you and your family, and why it’s a good idea to have doula support!
  • Session 3: 6:55 – 7:20: Little Moments Count:  How to promote Early Brain Development & Set Your Child Up for Success with HealthPartners/ Park Nicollet 
    • Description: Healthy childhood development is fueled by talking, playing, reading and singing to your children early and often. These types of interactions in early childhood greatly impact health and well-being outcomes later in life. In this presentation, Dr. Andrea Singh will help parents prepare for raising children to be both physically and mentally healthy.

Location B:

  • Session 1: 5:45 – 6:10: Midwifery Care in a Hospital-Based Setting with M Health Fairview
    • Description: What does midwifery care look like in a hospital based setting?  Look forward to hearing more from Jennie Ramsey, APRN, CNM who will discuss the benefits of midwifery care and provide a template of what midwifery care looks like from prenatal care to labor and delivery, postpartum and beyond.
  • Session 2: 6:20 – 6:45: Making Big Decisions For Your Little One: Choosing Childcare That Fits Your Family with Little Royalty 
    • Description: In a world full of parenting suggestions, navigating infant care may seem overwhelming. Every family has unique needs.  Knowing your childcare options will build confidence in your decision. Join Little Royalty for a conversation exploring factors to consider before deciding what is the best fit for your family!
  • Session 3: 6:55 – 7:20: Brave New Moms: Mindfully Navigating Postpartum Motherhood in 2021 with Pregnancy and Postpartum Support MN
    • Description: This presentation will discuss the unique challenges facing new mothers in 2021 (including COVID-19), and how a mindfulness-based approach can help new moms adapt, accept, and feel their most brave. We will also talk about how partners/support people can best give support to new moms in their lives. We will highlight the biggest needs of new moms in 2021: Support, Self-care, and Self-compassion.

Pre-Sale tickets on sale April 8th – April 10th. Regular tickets on sale April 29th.

Don’t forget to register for the workshops – you can choose one per time slot!

*Disclaimers: No tickets will be sold at the door, and you must be registered to attend so that we can plan accordingly. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. This event will happen outdoors. In the event of inclement weather (please note, the event will still be held if it is sprinkling), we may reschedule the event to the back up date of June 25th, 2021 at the same time and same location. If there is inclement weather both nights, the event will be moved to a virtual event and will be held on June 29th at 5:30pm. In the event that the Minnesota Governor’s office has changed the outdoor event guidelines due to COVID-19 and no longer allows for an event to be held as the current guidelines are noted, we will move the event to a virtual event to be held on June 24th at 5:30pm. Tickets are transferable but not refundable. In the event that you cannot attend the event and we have a wait list, 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. We are not able to assist you in helping transfer your ticket within 24 hours of the event. 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 Twin Cities Mom Collective and sponsors. If you would not like your photos to be used, please notify us at check-in at the event.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: While attending this event, “social distancing” must be practiced and face coverings worn at all times to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19.  Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, TCMC has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, TCMC cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. By purchasing a ticket, you affirm and agree that no one in your party will be in attendance at this event if at the time of the event, they are known to currently have or in the past 14 days have had any COVID-19 symptoms, and will only be in attendance if they have not had any known exposure or possible exposure to COVID-19 in the 14 days preceding the event, will not have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment. By purchasing a ticket, you confirm that you, and everyone in attendance from your party does not hold TCMC, our host sponsor, any other vendors, nor our attendees liable if you contract COVID-19 at our Bloom event.