Bloom 2020 A Celebration of Motherhood: Event Recap

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Bloom 2020: A Celebration of Motherhood is one of the most special events that Miami Mom Collective hosts each year. It truly is a celebration of mothers with a special emphasis on equipping and encouraging new and expectant moms. This year our 2nd Annual Bloom Event (originally planned for May 20202) was postponed due to COVID-19 but we didn’t let that “rain on our parade.” In order to provide a safe event for all guests and partners we opted for something totally new: a VIRTUAL Bloom Event and we are so glad we did!

We want to give a special thank you to our Presenting Sponsors Mercy Hospital & Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist as well as our Miami Mom Collective Team. Our events could not be a success without their support and we for that we are grateful!

Bloom 2020 A Celebration of Motherhood: Event Recap Miami Mom Collective

About Bloom 2020

More than 100 women attended the virtual event which took place in a Private Facebook Group on Tuesday, September 29th. The event began at 10AM and continued throughout the day with sponsor features, giveaways, games, and surprises until 10PM! To say it was our longest and rewarding event would be an understatement!

The event culminated with live sessions in the evening – the perfect opportunity for Moms to “gather virtually” and ask questions of our live panelists. Many moms left the event with new friendships, great advice from experts and other Moms and lots of awesome prizes!

Live Happy Hour with Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano

At 5PM we enjoyed a LIVE Happy Hour with Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano of Naked Taco. Chef Ralph not only kept the Moms entertained and laughing, he also coached us through how to create his world-class tuna nachos and a passionfruit jalapeño margarita. The moms left the live session ready to impress guests this holiday season with the tricks learned from Chef Ralph!  Click the video below to watch the segment!

Expert Panel Presented by Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital provided three outstanding panelists for our New & Expectant Mom-focused panel at Bloom 2020. 

Dr. Maria Plata, a neonatologist at Mercy Hospital, shared encouragement with moms who had questions about the NICU. She also updated us on all of the current COVID-19 protocols and procedures in place at the hospital. 

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas shared his knowledge about obstetrics and gynecology as he fielded questions about everything from labor and delivery to postpartum depression and anxiety. 

Anita Jiha, Certified Lactation Consultant, offered her tips, tricks, and insights about breastfeeding. Click the video below to watch the segment!

 

Expert Panel Presented by Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist

Because we can’t get enough of great resources and information to help us with #momlife – we had a 2nd Expert Panel presented by Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist. This late night panel was the icing on the cake for our attendees!

Dr. Christopher Bob answered questions about how to support our children’s overall dental health. He also provided tips about the best products to use for teething and pediatric dental care. 

Dr. Eddie Martinez from Coconut Grove Chiropractic shared about the benefits of chiropractic for the entire family!

Reana Myers, PA with Careaga Plastic Surgery answered the moms’ burning questions about surgical and nonsurgical options including laser treatments and botox. 

Janelle Dangerfield with Florida Blue helped us navigate the world of insurance benefits. She also shared about the amazing perks available to Moms through Florida Blue! Click the video below to watch the segment!

 

Virtual Vendors

Throughout the day we shared information about each of our Bloom 2020 Virtual Vendors in our Private Facebook Group. Moms learned about everything from Mother-Baby subscription services, goat milk based snacks and formulas, workout options and more! Thank you to our amazing Virtual Vendors.

Click the logos below to learn more about our 2020 Bloom Vendors

The Swag Bags

What’s a Miami Mom Collective event without an awesome Swag Bag? This year’s Bloom Swag Bag was our most valuable ever! The General Admission Swag Bags were valued at $125+. Check out some of the goodies from the General Admission Bag…

Bloom 2020 A Celebration of Motherhood: Event Recap Miami Mom Collective

The VIP Swag Bags were valued at over $200 and included Take & make Kits from Nailed It DIY, a $75 Gift card to Careaga Plastic Surgery, 4 Cupcakes from Sweet Treat Designs, and much more!

Bloom 2020 A Celebration of Motherhood: Event Recap Miami Mom Collective More than 40 local and national brands had their products featured in our Swag Bags. Click the logos below to learn more about each brand.

Swag Pick-Up at Mercy Hospital 

Moms were able to drive through Mercy Hospital’s Bayside Pavilion which made for a safe and easy way to pick up their swag bags.

Bloom 2020 A Celebration of Motherhood: Event Recap Miami Mom Collective

Event attendees had the opportunity to snap a selfie at our beautiful photo opp set-up thanks to: Party Gifts Solutions, The Flower Wall Co Miami, and Passion Flowers Ventures.

Shout out to our awesome Event Coordinator Ailyn Quesada of Quintessential Party Planning! Thank you to Lotus Pro Make-Up for the Bloom Yard Signs to help direct our Moms to the Swag Bag Pick-Up!

Giveaways

One of our favorite things about Bloom is spoiling Moms with awesome giveaways! 

This year we had more than $4,000 in giveaways including our Grand Prize Giveaways: A Zoe Stroller, A Bake It On Wheels Bus Party, and an Ultimate Baby Bundle!

A HUGE thank you to our Giveaway Partners! Click the logos below to check out their amazing businesses!

Featured Non-Profit: Miami Diaper Bank

Our Bloom event benefitted the Miami Diaper Bank – an outstanding organization helping mothers I need diaper their babies. The Miami Diaper Bank has distributed more than 3.6 MILLION diapers to families in need in South Florida! It’s easy to see why they are one of our favorite non-profit organizations in Miami. A portion of Bloom ticket sales were given to Miami Diaper Bank to help provide diapers to families in South Florida!

Join us in supporting the Miami Diaper Bank:
 
 
 

Click the video below to learn more about this organization. 

Thank you again to everyone who joined us for Bloom 2020! We cannot wait for the next Miami Mom Collective Event. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected and receive details about upcoming events. 

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Cierra is the Owner & Founder of Miami Moms Blog. A Southern girl with Alabama roots, Cierra lived in California, Israel, China, and Texas before she married her high school sweetheart and began married life on the island paradise of Key Biscayne. She has a background in Leadership Development and Education which has given her opportunities to work in Asia, Africa, Europe, The Middle East and Latin America. She served as the Director of Key Biscayne Presbyterian School and attended Harvard University Project Zero Classroom until she launched into her latest adventure: motherhood. Cierra is Mama to a joyful 3 year girl and a handsome baby boy who was born November 2018! She is passionate about leading and developing women to use their unique gifts to serve and encourage others. Follow her on Instagram to stay connected.

3 COMMENTS

  1. As a new mom from Miami, I think I was lucky enough to take part in Bloom event. Never heard of it before, and I can’t believe how cool the event was for all the Miami moms even as a virtual one. I am just hoping next year I get to see and be there physically with all the other moms and take part in Bloom tradition.

    • Reshma! Thank you for your encouraging words – we loved having you at Bloom and we can’t wait to (fingers crossed!) meet you at an in-person event soon!

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