Though we all miss gathering together face-to-face, we are delighted to host the 2021 edition of Bloom virtually to allow as many parents as possible to tune in for a weekend event for new and expecting parents. We’d also like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, Dr. Angela Potter, for making this event possible!
Bloom is a virtual baby shower + baby expo + parenting education… all in one place.
Join the event from your couch, your bed, your car, or wherever is convenient for you! From November 6-7, PMC will host a fun weekend filled with interviews, helpful resources, giveaways and swag bags for the first 50 mamas who snag tickets! If you don’t get a ticket, the event is FREE to attend and will be available on the PMC website following the weekend festivities.
2021 Bloom Ticket Options
Virtual-Only Ticket :: FREE
Our Bloom mini-conference will happen LIVE on our Facebook feed on November 6-7, and it is open for all to attend at no cost! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we are determined to get resources and information into the hands of as many Portland-area families as possible. If you can’t make it for some or all of the event, all the content will be cross-posted on the Portland Mom Collective website.
VIP Swag Bag & Giveaway Ticket :: $8
We love swag and giveaways! Our VIP “Raising Hope” canvas bags are awesome, and they are stuffed with goodies totaling more than $75! Snag a swag bag* and use your ticket number to enter any or all of the amazing giveaways hosted throughout the weekend! Giveaways will close at 5pm on November 7, and winners will be announced on Facebook. Your ticket will let you enter as many giveaways as you like (though we are restricting wins to one per ticket holder to share the love!) and will help support the logistics team putting together this event!
*Swag bags will be delivered via no-contact drop-off at any location within 15 miles of Portland on Friday, Nov 5 and Sunday Nov 7. If you do not live within 15 miles of Portland, we ask you to pay a $5 shipping fee. We will arrange for giveaways to be dropped off or sent to your home the week of November 15-19.
The Virtual Bloom Conference
Our event agenda will begin at 10am on November 6 on our Facebook page, with sessions planned throughout the day. Anyone can follow along! We’ll sprinkle in our giveaways so be sure to check in often. Giveaways will run until noon on Sunday.
You’ll find expert panels and online workshops on topics such as:
- Busy and burnt-out? 3 proven health techniques to bring more happiness and health
- What is the 4th trimester and 3 ways to prepare
- A new parent’s guide to sleep
- Follow the milk: from screening to being a milk donor
- …and more!
The Virtual Expo: Portland Mom Collective’s Mom + Baby Guide
Visit a virtual expo hall by perusing our annual Mom + Baby Guide, set to launch on Bloom weekend. You’ll get to know some of our guest speakers better and find other resources that will help you during your baby journey.
For Ticket Holders Only:
Who doesn’t love a good giveaway? Sprinkled throughout the weekend, we will host hundreds of dollars in giveaways! These are only open to ticket holders, so grab a spot for your chance to win. All you need to do is comment on the giveaway of your choice using your ticket number. You can enter any and all giveaways, but you can only win once (if your number is randomly selected twice, you will win the earliest giveaway entered).
**Please note that giveaway winners will receive their prizes the week of November 15-19.
- Black and Decker Vacuum – 3-in-1 Corded Stick + Handheld + Stairs
- GoSili – Set of toddler silicone place setting (placemat, spoons, bowls, plate, and bib)
- One-year subscription to Dr. Angela Potter‘s Start Healthy Wellness Magazine
- Loloma – Pure Virgin Coconut Oil – For Babies and You
- Pediped – One set of adorable baby shoes
- Evenflo – Feeding Balance + Wide Neck BPA-Free Infant Feeding and Soothing Gift Set (7ct set)
- Set of two dozen floral/baby-themed sugar cookies from Frigg’s Mercantile
- A $150 gift certificate valid toward registration in an 8-week Mom & Baby Group or for (1) one-on-one mama coaching session with Connect Play Grow
- ergoPouch – Sleep Suit Bag
- LullaDoll – LullaOwl with 24-hr soothing sounds of real-life breathing and heartbeat
… and more to come!
VIP Swag Bags
Swag bags are limited to 50 due to the virtual nature of this year’s event, and you’ll need a ticket to get one! Ticket holders will receive swag bags via no-contact delivery (at the location you provide at ticket purchase) within 15 miles of Portland on Friday, Nov 5 and Sunday Nov 7. Attendees who live further away can receive their swag bags shipped for a $5 additional fee.
Swag bags include: bottles/pacifiers from Evenflo, silicone straws from goSili, handmade local baby-themed cookies, bottle sterilizing bags, and so much more!
Virtual Meet-n-Greet Happy Hour
We’ve heard from our community that meeting new or expecting moms has been particularly hard in COVID times. PMC will host an informal meet-n-greet opportunity for ticket holders on Saturday, November 6 at 4pm via Zoom. PMC will facilitate the event so you can meet up with others near you or at the same stage of pregnancy/new baby life! Details will be provided prior to the informal (and entertaining!) event. Unlike the rest of the 2021 Bloom event, this part of the weekend will not be available for viewing on our website, so be sure to mark your calendars now!