Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch {Event Recap}

Disclosure :: all New Orleans Moms Blog events are made possible by our amazing partners. Thank you to Touro, Children’s Hospital and Maison Lafitte/The Lakehouse for sponsoring this event and to Touro and Maison Lafitte for inviting our readers and guests into their cozy “homes.”  

Bloom New Orleans

Women in Bloom :: A New Orleans Mother’s Day Brunch

Last Saturday the New Orleans Moms Blog team, along with several community members and expectant New Orleans mothers, filled the house at not one but two locations :: Maison Lafitte {Mandeville} and Touro {New Orleans} for a fun-filled celebratory brunch. We sipped mimosas, as well as non-alcoholic sparkling by 9Months, enjoyed delicious food and devoured sweet treats by Stephanie’s Bake Shop. Moms on the Southshore enjoyed a delicious brunch courtesy of Whole Foods Market {the berry chantilly cake was the absolute show stopper} and on the Northshore moms were treated to an equally delicious brunch thanks to the Lakehouse catering.

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When New Orleans moms arrived at our Mother’s Day brunches they were able to shop and visit with our amazing table sponsors. We had everything from newborn photographers to fitness choices to baby clothing to breastfeeding support on hand for the moms in attendance.

Northshore Table Sponsors

The Little Gym :: Pure Barre Mandeville :: Rhapsody in Blooms & Erika Pearce Photography :: Harper + Noelle Handmade :: Southern Stitch and Smock :: Baby Bump Maternity :: The Parenting Center :: Children’s Hospital :: Let’s Party NOLA :: Katharine Bentz Photography

Southshore Table Sponsors

                         Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition :: NOLA Birth Photographer :: Babies R Us :: Sweet Honeybee Photography :: Baby Bump Maternity

New Orleans moms

Thank you to Our Panel of Experts

After shopping and visiting with our amazing table sponsors, New Orleans moms served themselves a yummy brunch and sat down to have a discussion with our panel of experts. A huge thank you to Barbara LeBlanc with The Parenting Center, Dr. Myria Mack-Williams with Northlake Pediatrics, Dr. Aaron Martin with Children’s Hospital, Cathy Jaubert & Erika Pearce of Northshore Birth Options, Alicia Barnes with the La leche League, Dr. Arelis Figueroa with Crescent City Physicians, Kimberly Benedict, RN and lactation consultant with Touro Infirmary, Dr. Page Oliver with Metairie Pediatrics and Jenni Evans with The Parenting Center.

Their advice, encouragement and expertise were appreciated and invaluable for the 150+ New Orleans moms in attendance at Bloom. Thank you for giving up your Saturday morning to  help local moms with their parenting, breastfeeding and pregnancy questions.

Thank You To Our Swag Partners ::

All New Orleans moms left our event with a swag bag stuffed to the brim (literally) with goodies. A special thank you to Balboa Baby for providing their gauze baby blankets, as well as to Maiden form for sending black leggings, for all in attendance – what a treat!

Balboa Baby :: That’s It :: Nature’s Bakery :: Camellia :: Crunchmaster :: Caveman Cookies :: Fresh Wave :: Boogie Wipes :: Fruit Bliss :: Maidenform :: Junior League of Greater Covington :: Fruigees :: Kind Snacks :: MAM :: Pearhead :: French Market Coffee :: Nurtur Me :: The Esplanade Mall :: Nurse Nikki :: Shea Moisture :: NOLA Maternal Instincts :: La Croix :: The Critter Cure :: Paris Parker :: Dauntless Athletic :: Nuby :: Bayou Yoga :: Pralines and Cream Liqueur :: Pomchies

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Thank You To Our Giveaway Sponsors:

Instead of selling raffle tickets, we encouraged guests to bring donations needed for two local charities: Delivering Hope Nola and The Junior League of New Orleans Diaper Bank. Together, we donated hundreds of diapers and countless care package items for moms with babies in the NICU. Many thanks to all of our sponsors that provided giveaways AND all of our attendees that donated items. 

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Balboa Baby {$150 gift certificate} :: Prenatal Pics  {3D/4D Standard Package ($155 value)} :: Stitch NOLA {$100 gift certificate} :: tasc Performance {$100 gift certificate} ::ZukaBaby + KINDRED {$25 gift certificate and 1 month unlimited membership} :: Project Love {gift certificate for nightgown of winner’s choice ($70+ value)} :: Chomp! {2 of the 4 characters (winner’s choice)} :: Monogram Express {embroidered NOLA Baby gift basket ($100 value)} :: The Little Gym {summer classes & family membership ($235 value)} :: Lil Squirts {New Orleans themed baby book ($60 value)} :: Guava Family {Lotus Everywhere Crib ($250 value)} :: Once Upon A Child {$100 gift certificate} :: Style Encore {$100 gift certificate} :: Baby K’tan {$60 gift certificate (works for a carrier or diaper bag)}

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Thank you to our “behind the scenes” partners

Our beautiful and custom graphics were done by the talented Kissyfish. Thank you to Let’s Party Nola for the festive name tags which helped tremendously with introductions and to Stephanie’s Bake Shop for the gorgeous custom “bloom” sugar cookies at each place setting.

New Orleans moms

Thank you to our talented New Orleans photographers who always do SUCH a great job at capturing all of the fun!

NOLA West Photography :: ALBUM HERE

Annie Whitaker Photography :: ALBUM HERE

Katharine Bentz Photography :: ALBUM HERE

Jillian Marie Photography :: ALBUM HERE

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