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Our 4th annual Bloom was part virtual event, and part in-person! We were THRILLED to offer moms a chance to experience many of the in-person event amenities like the Live Panel Q and A with experts and lots of giveaways, while staying at home in their pajamas and stretchy pants! The day after the virtual panel, attendees were able to pick up their swag bags and giveaways in-person while enjoying fun refreshments and a photo op.
Each day leading up to our big Facebook Live Q and A on Tuesday, April 27, we introduced each Bloom Sponsor through a video on Facebook and gave away a prize pack with assorted prizes from our giveaway sponsors. Check out all of the videos and giveaways in our Facebook Virtual Bloom Playlist.
FACEBOOK LIVE ZOOM PANEL
On Tuesday, April 27 at 8:00 pm we talked with five expert panelists from Ascension St. Vincent’s on a Facebook Live Q and A Zoom call. We asked questions that had been collected from our audience on Facebook, PLUS we asked live questions from our live audience.
Our panel included:
Jenny Mizell, RN, Lactation Consultant, Birth Doula
Dr. John Edwards, OB (Henderson and Walton)
Jody Robinson, RN and Team Leader Monogram Maternity
Dr. Katherine Thompson, CRNA, Nurse Anesthetist
Dr. Max Hale, Pediatrician (Birmingham Peds)
Watch the entire live broadcast below:
SWAG AND GIVEAWAY PICKUP
All Bloom ticket holders and giveaway winners were able to pick up their prizes on Wednesday, April 28, from 9 to 11 am and 4 to 6 pm in front of the Bruno Conference Center at Ascension St. Vincent’s.
Families could pick up their swag and giveaways from Birmingham Mom Collective Team Members…
Each ticket holder for Virtual Bloom received a fabulous swag bag! We had two types of swag bags: VIP and General Admission. All swag bags included a reusable tote from Shipt and Ashley Mac’s and had tons of prizes for both mom and baby!
We gave away over $3000 in giveaways! Bloom ticket holders could win one of the 10 premier giveaways, and anyone could win our giveaway packages on the sponsor videos in the days leading up to the Bloom panel. On the Live Panel, we gave away a Date Night Package that included a $50 SoHo Social Gift Card, a $50 Mudtown Eat and Drink Gift Card, a $10 Starbucks Gift Card sponsored by Skiddies, and 5 Chopt cards, and we also gave away an extra General Admission Swag Bag.
Among the top premier prizes were a ‘Push Present’ from Diamond’s Direct of a jewelry piece (worth over $1000), a ‘Baby Moon’ from Ross Bridge Resort and Spa that includes a one nights stay and breakfast for 2 (worth $350), and Spa Cahaba Gift Basket that includes a 60 minute Swedish Massage & 60 minute Saltwater Float (worth $425)
Congrats to these Premier Giveaway Winners:
Thanks to all who came to Bloom 2021! We hope to see you at our next event… details coming soon!