Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP

Disclosure:: Our Second Annual BLOOM Event was sponsored by St. Luke’s and Clyde Iron Works whom we proudly support beyond the event. It’s always a pleasure to plan events alongside these businesses who always operate with a level of such professionalism and grace.

THANK YOU ST. LUKE’S and CLYDE IRON WORKS!

Over the past year, we’ve had the privilege of working with our local friends at both St. Luke’s and the Clyde Iron Works to produce the much anticipated Duluth BLOOM event: A Night for New and Expecting Moms, and it has been our absolute pleasure.

Several of our own writers and team members have had experiences within St. Luke’s walls (everything from delivering bundles of joy in their state-of-the-art birthing center, to surgery, and urgent care visits), and we are always delighted when our readers share their own St. Luke’s stories with us.

We were thrilled that Clyde Iron Works invited us back and helped us host another event in the most stunning and spacious event space. Their delish food, the attention to detail, the hip spaces… there is no other place in the Northland like the Clyde; they stand out as the place to host events.

Put simply, our events wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship of St. Lukes and Clyde Iron Works. I can confidently speak for our entire team and over 250 beautiful moms in attendance at our BLOOM event when I say “THANK YOU!”

SECOND ANNUAL BLOOM EVENT RECAP

Our Bloom event was held last week on Thursday, May 3rd and was a BLAST to say the least! Picture it: over two hundred forty-five women, forty VIP attendees, thirty-plus vendors and most of them new and expecting moms. It was so much fun watching everyone connect and enjoy themselves. We had a great time socializing, listening to the St. Luke’s panel talk, indulging in ice cream, and seeing the wide variety of goods and services our vendors brought to the event. Thank you to every mama who came out to support local businesses, and thank you to our local businesses for coming out to support moms. We appreciate all of you!

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

We care deeply about our community and admire the businesses who make a difference here in the Northland. Each time we put on a Duluth Moms Blog event, we partner with a local organization to donate a portion of our ticket sales in support of their mission. Part of the Bloom proceeds will be supporting A Brand New Mother’s Day: an event brought to fruition through the partnership between Mad Chicken Studio and Northland Special Events. A Brand New Mother’s Day will allow the women and children from Safe Haven Shelter & Resource Center and CASDA to relax, be pampered, laugh, and celebrate a fresh start. New family photos and a family dinner will cap off the event and a Mother’s Day full of joy for all.

EVENT SPONSORS

Building community goes beyond getting to know your neighbors. It’s also about getting to know your locally-owned and -operated businesses. We strive to make sure Duluth Moms Blog events provide opportunities for local businesses to showcase their products to our event attendees. We cannot say enough good things about the businesses who shared their products and services with us all at BLOOM this year. We thank each and every one of them for providing amazing desserts, swag, giveaways, and services to show our moms how special they are.

Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog

DECOR SPONSOR

We have been honored to partner with Northland Special Events for the past several DMB events and love everything Mariah creates for us. NSE encompasses three amazing businesses under one roof, including Duluth Balloon Company and Fluertation. They provided the show-stopping balloons, special signage, floral centerpieces, photo wall, and all the finishing touches to add class and color to our event. Mariah and her team always create a beautiful finished product for us and we are so lucky to work with them! 

NORTHLAND SPECIAL EVENTS

Second Annual Bloom Recap | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual Bloom Recap | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual Bloom Recap | Duluth Moms Blog

FOOD AND DESSERT SPONSORS

We’re glad you all came hungry because the treats were delicious, weren’t they? We hope you enjoyed tasting some of the very best culinary options from Duluth’s finest catering and dessert businesses. We have had the privilege of not only working with these amazing local businesses, but experiencing their food and desserts first hand beyond our events. 

Our VIP guests were treated with hors d’oeuvres prepared by Clyde Iron Works and provided by Krenzen, cookies from Snazzy Cakes, cupcakes from Super One Foods, and a drink from Clyde Iron Works.

All attendees received cake from Super One Foods along with a Bridgeman’s delish “make your own sundae” bar which included strawberry, peppermint bon bon, cookies and cream, and raspberry fudge torte ice creams! A special thank you to our host, Clyde Iron Works, for providing one mock-tail or cocktail for each attendee, too! 

VIP SWAG SPONSORS

We partner with the some amazing companies who spoiled our attendees with over $375 in product! 

Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog

SWAG SPONSORS

We partner with the some amazing companies who spoiled our attendees with over $275 in product! 

Second Annual Bloom Recap | Duluth Moms Blog

GIVEAWAYS

We had over 25 AMAZING giveaways {valued at over $2,350} from both local and national companies. Some very lucky attendees went home with awesome gifts!

Second Annual Bloom Recap | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual Bloom Recap | Duluth Moms Blog

NURSING LOUNGE SPONSOR

We absolutely adore LiliAna’s.  They not only provided a beautiful, private room for mother’s to feed their babies in, but they provided an amazing giveaway to one lucky attendee, too! 

PRESENTING SPEAKERS :: ST. LUKE’S

We were so pleased to partner with St. Luke’s for BLOOM and bring you a panel of their experts. They shared so much valuable information with attendees. Each panel guest brought a different perspective to the conversation and we are grateful for their candor about prenatal care, birth options, and the post partum period. Thank you Amanda St. Aubin, CNM – Midwifery, Karen Weaver, MS, OTR/L, Dr. Claire Mallof, MD, FACOG, Dr.Alison Kubat, DPT, and Dr. Anne Whitworth from the Mt. Royal Medical  Clinic. We loved listening to you share your knowledge with our mamas!

Second Annual Bloom Recap | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog

MORE FUN FROM OUR EVENING…. 

Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog
Second Annual BLOOM Event RECAP | Duluth Moms Blog

TABLE SPONSORS

We hope that you had a chance to visit each table and spend time with each of these amazing Bloom partners during our event we hand picked for our event. Each business offers something wonderful for Duluth moms or moms-to-be and we are pleased to have partnered with each business! 

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Amanda from JaneCane Photography and Anna McParlan from Along an Inland Sea Photography  were back for a second year in a row to capture our entire evening. Sometimes the best part of an event is being able to look back on it later. Their photos capture the spirit of community, the camaraderie, and the beauty of moms coming together to learn and grow with each other.

We are so thankful for our amazing partnership with them!  

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