{You’re Invited} Virtual Bloom 2021 :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms in Birmingham

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Birmingham Mom Collective is thrilled to announce that we are bringing Bloom back to our city for the 4th year in a row! We are linking arms with the City Mom Collective {our parent site} as well as 50 other Sister Sites across the nation to celebrate moms as they enter into motherhood for the first, second, third, or more time!!! We are so excited to have Virtual Bloom 2021 right here in Birmingham! 

Buy your Bloom ticket HERE

This exclusive virtual event is geared towards moms, dads, and grandparents who are planning to grow their family, currently expecting, in their first year of motherhood, or fostering/adopting little ones. This year, we will be having a VIRTUAL EVENT! We know everyone is a little zoom’d-out, so we decided to break it up a bit!
 

HOW OUR VIRTUAL EVENT WORKS

We will be giving away lots of prizes in partnership with local businesses on the Birmingham Mom Collective Facebook Page in the days leading up to Tuesday, April 27 when we will have a Live Q and A panel of experts from Ascension St. Vincent’s on our Facebook page at 8 pm.

Swag and giveaway pickup will be on Wednesday, April 28 from 9 to 11 am and 4 to 6 pm at  St. Vincent’s Hospital in front of Bruno Conference Center. Come ready to take a cute photo at our photo booth with a professional photographer and backdrop!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

*Early Bird General Admission ($15, regularly $20) Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 24 at 8 pm and end on Sunday, March 28
*VIP ($30) and all tickets on sale Monday, March 29 at 8 pm 
 
 
***To stay up-to-date on all of the details of Bloom, we encourage you to officially join the Facebook event page. Share the page with any new and expecting moms you may know! And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter because our subscribers get BIG announcements first!***
 
Due to the nature of the event, tickets will be *extremely limited* and available on a first come, first served basis only. Last year the event sold out quickly, so we encourage you to buy your tickets and make arrangements with friends so that you do not miss out!
Virtual Bloom 2021

WHEN & WHERE

*Tuesday, April 27 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the Birmingham Mom Collective Facebook page for a live Q and A with a panel of experts from Ascension St. Vincent’s

*In the days leading up to and during the day of April 27, lots of chances to win giveaways in partnership with local businesses on the Birmingham Mom Collective Facebook page

*Wednesday, April 28 from 9 to 11 am or 4 to 6 pm swag and giveaway pick up at Ascension St. Vincent’s in front of Bruno Conference Center. (810 Saint Vincent’s Drive Women and Children’s Center, Birmingham, AL 35205). Be sure to stop by and grab a photo at our photo booth and grab a drink from the Piper and Leaf Tea Company truck! 

 

Virtual Bloom Birmingham 2021

PRESENTING SPONSOR

We are so excited to partner with Ascension St. Vincent’s as our Presenting Sponsor for Virtual Bloom. Ascension St. Vincent’s will provide our 5 panelists for the Facebook Live Q and A, swag and giveaways for ticket holders, and the pick up location for swag and giveaways. 

The hospital specializes in medical services including oncology, cardiology, women’s and children’s services, orthopedics/sports medicine, neurology, community/corporate wellness services, and surgical services. Ascension St. Vincent’s has a long history of recognition, including being named the “Best Hospital to Have a Baby,” “Best Birthing Suites,” “Favorite Hospital,” and the Most Wired list for Hospitals and Health Networks.

CO-TITLE SPONSOR

We are thrilled to announce that Shipt is our Co-Title Sponsor for Virtual Bloom. Shipt is providing swag bags for all ticket holders and will be sponsoring the Piper and Leaf Tea Company Truck at our swag/giveaway pick up on Wednesday, April 28 from 9 to 11 am and 4 to 6 pm. Stop by and choose a tea from one of these 5 flavors: Strawberry Shingid (caffeine-free), Orchard Peach (caffeine-free), Briarpatch Brew (caffeine-free), Front Porch Special (caffeinated), and Springdrop Spritzer (caffeinated). 

Virtual Bloom 2021Now in over 260 cities and counting, Shipt works with vetted shoppers who are able to set their own schedules and are constantly aiming to improve member experiences through a newly developed rating system. By partnering with retailers in each city, shoppers are able to move efficiently through stores. Befriending store employees and fellow shoppers has been an organic product of the process!

Virtual Bloom 2021TICKETS

Tickets for Virtual Bloom 2021 go on sale Wednesday, March 24 at 8 pm for Early Bird General Admission ($15, regularly $20) and on Monday, March 28 at 8 pm for VIP ($30) and regular General Admission ($20). Everyone who buys a ticket will get a fabulous swag bag worth over $100!

There will be two types of tickets available: General Admission and VIP.

General Admission Ticket :: $20

VIP TICKET :: $30

AND MORE SWAG!!! We will continue to update this list as sponsors send in swag. 

*** PLEASE NOTE :: Swag and any other giveaways won must be picked up on Wednesday, April 28 between the hours of 9 to 11 am and 4 to 6 pm. To pick up your prizes during this time, please come to Ascension St. Vincent’s located at 810 St Vincents Dr, Birmingham, AL 35205 (view map). Come to the front of the Bruno Conference Center (follow the signs) and we will be standing out front to get your name and give you your prizes.***

PREMIER GIVEAWAYS

Ticket holders also get the chance to be entered to win premier giveaways! General Admission and Early Bird ticket holders will get 1 ticket in the premier giveaways drawing and VIPs will get 2 tickets in the drawing. The premier giveaways are:

AND MORE!!! We will continue to update this list as sponsor send in giveaways. 

Virtual Bloom Birmingham 2021

THE PANEL

We are thrilled to have five amazing doctors and specialists from Ascension St. Vincent’s on our Live Q and A panel on the Birmingham Mom Collective Facebook Page on Tuesday, April 27 at 8 pm. Among last year’s panelists, we had an OB/GYN, a Pediatrician, an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner, and a Lactation Specialist/Registered Nurse. As we finalize each panelist, we will introduce them to you. Be sure to bring all of your questions for these experienced specialists!

Virtual Bloom Birmingham 2021

 

LOCAL VENDORS

We can’t wait to introduce you to some local businesses that you will love! All of these businesses will be introduced to you through videos on the Birmingham Mom Collective Facebook Page leading up to the Live Q and A on Tuesday, April 27 at 8 pm. Be sure to watch their videos and register to win some fabulous giveaways. 

PHOTO BOOTH

This year we are thrilled to have a photo booth at the swag/giveaway pick up on Wednesday, April 28 from 9 to 11 am and 4 to 6 pm. Virtual Bloom ticket holders can hop out of their car and take a photo in front of a beautiful backdrop provided by The Rainbow Balloon Company with professional photographer Olivia Jones Photography. We can’t wait to see all of the baby bumps and sweet babies! DON’T FORGET… you can register to win the Diamond’s Direct Push Present at the photo pickup so come ready to take a photo and post it to Facebook or Instagram! (NOTE :: Everyone will be required to wear a mask if they choose to take a photo. Once you are 6 feet away from the photographer, you can then take the mask off for the actual photo) 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS… 

VIP Swag Sponsors

Swag Bag Sponsors

Giveaway Sponsors

 
 
Disclaimers::
By purchasing a ticket, you agree to assume all of the risks associated with your participation. You further agree that Birmingham Mom Collective shall not be liable and shall be held harmless in any manner for injuries suffered by you and your invitees, guests, or agents.
By purchasing a ticket, you understand that your photo may be taken and give permission for Birmingham Mom Collective to use it on their site, in promotional materials and/or social media platforms.
Everyone who 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 information.
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Born at St. Vincents, Julie has lived in Birmingham nearly all her life, and she looks forward to meeting and connecting moms all over our community. Before having kids and co-founding Birmingham Mom Colllectie, she worked various jobs as a retail manager, merchandise manager, software support associate, and an HR recruiter. When she's not taking care of her two young children, you can find her (sometimes) working out, singing and fellowshipping at her church, playing golf (horribly), drinking sweet tea, and taking trips with her husband, Nathan. She loves all things coffee, Gilmore Girls, Disney World, Dolly Parton, and peanut m&ms!

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