VIRTUAL Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms in Milwaukee | Sept 24, 2020

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BLOOM :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Summit Credit Union and Ascension, supported by The Corners of Brookfield and The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. We can’t make this event fabulous without their support. It’s always a pleasure to plan events alongside professional and gracious hosts. 

Event 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 do not take this decision lightly and we hope you will make plans to join us from the comfort of your home on September 24th! 

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE ON 8.24.20 AT 8 PM!


We are thrilled to present Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms taking place on VIRTUALLY on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 10 am to 9 pm, with the LIVE portion beginning at 5 pm.

Bloom is specifically for women who are currently expecting, adopting, fostering or who have become a parent to an infant in the past year.

Though originally scheduled as an in-person event, we have shifted this year’s event to a virtual experience to keep everyone as safe as possible while COVID-19 continues to be a threat, while you still get to enjoy a wonderful experience from the comfort of your home.

Put on your comfiest leggings and grab your favorite seat in the house because BLOOM 2020 is a full day of fun, still bursting at the seams with the elements that have made this event so popular in past years. Local experts, baby brands, swag and giveaways, surprises and delights. Bloom is specifically geared for parents who are currently expecting, adopting, fostering or who have become a mother in the past year.

Milwaukee Mom is known for producing high-quality events for Milwaukee area moms and families! We look forward to seeing you soon and please don’t hesitate with any questions.

Who: all Milwaukee Area moms and moms to be

What: We are thrilled to present our 5th annual Bloom: An Event or New and Expectant Moms in a VIRTUAL format for 2020!

Why: Whether you’re expecting for the first or third time, are fostering, adopting, 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 full day of educational resources, giveaways and swag, fun experiences, and connecting moms and families with relevant local resources!

When: Thursday, Sept 24; Kickoff is at 10 am with the LIVE portion beginning at 5:00 pm

Where: The Comfort of Your Home! (Or wherever you choose to join us from)

What to Expect

All attendees will receive access to a private Facebook Group where the virtual event will take place. You can expect a big welcome in the morning and as you check in throughout the day, 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! Plus, we may even have a few surprise tricks up our sleeve.

Be sure to be ready for the LIVE component of the event by 5:00 pm so that when we go live to interact with you and our amazing Bloom sponsors, you can participate in real time with local experts and local parents. We may have to be apart to stay safe, but we can still have a blast together!

*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.

Ticket Info

VIP Ticket ($50)

VIP Ticket includes a custom Color Bar jewelry selection from Kendra Scott ($80 value), Custom hand-lettered nursery sign from Wantable ($40 value), Teething Jewelry from Itzy Ritzy ($20 value), Coffee Mug from MkeMom ($15 value), Swag Bag featuring products from local and national businesses and brands hand-delivered to you with contact free delivery*, opportunity to win even more giveaways during the event itself*

*Delivery within determined delivery zone only. Please refer to map below where delivery zones are outlined in red. Please refer to Swag/Giveaway Terms and Conditions for full details.

Swag Ticket ($12)

Swag Ticket includes admission to the online Bloom Event, A Swag Bag featuring products from local and national businesses and brands*, eligibility to win giveaways* through participation in the online event

General Admission ($5)

General Admission Ticket includes admission to the online Bloom Event, eligibility to win giveaways* through participation in the online event

*Please see Swag and Giveaway Terms and Conditions for full details. All Swag Ticket holders will have two opportunities to pick up their Swag Bag and any giveaways won from the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield. Pickup will be drive-thru only and all MkeMom volunteers will be wearing masks. No swag or giveaways will be shipped.

*All prices are the base price and do not include ticket fees.

The Swag and VIP options do tend to sell quickly!

Bloom Presenting Sponsors

VIP Ticket Sponsors

Virtual Bloom Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Of course, the main goal of Bloom is to introduce moms to resources, brands, and businesses who are passionate about motherhood and supporting new moms. Spend time throughout the day exploring the content provided by each of these amazing Bloom partners during our event. Each business offers something wonderful for Milwaukee area moms or moms-to-be and we are pleased to introduce you to each of these Bloom sponsors!

LIVE STREAM Expert Panel Session

We are thrilled to offer an LIVE expert panelist session starting at 7:30 pm for moms in attendance to learn and ask questions in a comfortable environment. Whether you are interested in learning more about birth options or breastfeeding, choosing a pediatrician to a chiropractor, or have questions you have been dying to ask….this panel of experts is ready to answer your questions!

Plus, when you submit questions to the panelists and interact with the live stream, you’ll be entered to win a BOMB giveaway!

Bloom Swag + Giveaway Partners

VIP DELIVERY ZONE:

DISCLAIMERS AND TICKET INFO: 

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 one full month following the event so you can revisit all event content. MkeMom 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.

GIVEAWAY RULES AND DISCLAIMERS :

You can enter as many giveaways as you wish — and we have a ton! You can enter them all! However, each individual person can win one prize, with the exception of our grand prize Babymoon giveaway (you can win both a giveaway AND the grand prize Babymoon giveaway!) Each giveaway will clearly identify how to enter, but each giveaway may have different requirements.

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, except for the grand prize Babymoon giveaway.

What’s the MOST I can win? A single giveaway and the Babymoon grand prize giveaway.

Virtual Bloom 2020 attendees can enter giveaways as they appear in the event on September 24th, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. Participants will have through Sunday, September 27th at 11:59pm to enter giveaways, unless otherwise stated. At 11:59pm on September 27th, 2020., all giveaways will be closed. No entries after that time will be qualified to win. Winners will be announced in each giveaway thread starting at noon on September 27th, unless the giveaway winner was announced LIVE. Each winner will be chosen randomly and announced a Facebook thread and in the giveaway thread for that particular prize. Each winner will have 24 hours to respond by emailing Milwaukee Mom, or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Giveaways are open to adults ages 18+ only.

Giveaway Tips:

(1) MkeMom will publish a new post in the Virtual Bloom 2020 Facebook event page every five to 10 minutes. Refresh your browser often, so you do not miss a thing.

(2) Follow the event page to stay up-to-date: Go to the event and click on “…” next to the “Share” button. From the dropdown menu, select “Follow Event.”

(3) Turn on notifications to be in the know of all event happenings: Go to the event and click on “…” next to the “Share” button. From the dropdown menu, select “Notification Settings.” Click on “All Notifications.” Click “Done”

(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 Terms and Conditions:

City Mom Collective is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Milwaukee Mom is responsible for prize fulfillment unless otherwise noted in the giveaway verbiage. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Milwaukee Mom will be executing contact-free “porch pick up” swag and giveaway drop-offs to VIP TICKET holders ONLY, and these deliveries are limited to the delivery zone as shown on the delivery map. Delivery of swag and giveaway is limited to VIP ticket holders only. If a VIP attendee is located outside the designated delivery zone, they can opt to have their items dropped off at an address inside the zone (and indicate that address on their attendee info form) or pick up their items at the Drive Thru Pickup sessions.

MkeMom will not be shipping any swag or giveaway items. Swag and General Admission ticket holders will have two opportunities to pick up their swag and/or prizes via a drive-thru contact free pickup process at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts to limit the number of persons touching the items. Failure to pick up swag and giveaway items will result in forfeiture of these items. MkeMom will not be shipping any swag or giveaway 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.

Swag and Giveaway Drive-Thru Pickup Options:

Location – Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI

Wednesday, September 30th from 5 to 8 pm OR Saturday, October 3rd from 9 to 11 am

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]

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