Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms to be Held April 26, 2014


 Please Join Us for

Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

Saturday, April 26th

10 a.m. to noon

Valley Community Center

(4444 Fuller Rd. WDM)

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Who’s Invited:

This community event is for expecting moms, new moms, and any moms needing a fun morning out! 

Maybe you aren’t a new mama yourself but you and your mom friends could use an enjoyable morning out! All are welcome, so please share this exciting event with your besties.

About the Event:

Join us along with other new moms to dialogue with a panel of experts and learn about community resources.

Come connect with other new moms, eat delicious food, enjoy a little massage, and win awesome giveaways from local and national businesses!!! Our swag bags are currently valued at over $300 EACH, and we have new items confirmed daily! (There’s nothing like leaving a party with your hands full of freebies….)

Chick-fil-A Paradise Pointe and Chick-fil-A Jordan Creek are partnering with us to provide you all with a delicious lunch. We can’t wait to try their NEW wraps as well as the other yummy food they will provide. We’ll enjoy dessert provided by Three Chicks Bakery out of Polk City! Such an amazing place to get all your cupcakes, cakes, and cookies for any occasion.

Doors will OPEN at 9:50 a.m.


Get your tickets at the Early Bird Rate now through April 7th (only $10).

Regular price tickets April 8th and after $15.

Buy your ticket here

Your ticket confirmation on your phone (or printed paper confirmation) is your admission ticket.

Help Us Give Back to Our Community

Join us as we collect items for YoungLives the morning of the event.

 younglives logoYoungLives is a program that welcomes each mom and her child or children with unconditional love and respect. YoungLives offers teen moms relief from the isolation and struggle of their daily lives and hope for the future. We provide one-on-one mentoring, offer monthly Life Skills classes and a yearly camp opportunity for them and their babies, and provide an environment for teen moms to connect with one another. Our hope is to empower each teen mom with the truth that they are unconditionally loved by Jesus and that He has a specific purpose for their lives.

Here are some ideas of what you could bring with you that morning to help out:

  • Diapers (size 1-4)
  • Wipes
  • Bibles (NLV purse size for moms & “Jesus Story Book” children’s bibles)
  • Gift cards for craft stores
  • Restaurant
  • Hy-vee gift cards
  • Spray sanitizer
  • Any monetary donations will be used to further the ministry as well as to send a teen mom to camp!
  • Travel toiletries for both teen mom and baby (deodorant, baby shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste, floss, Clearasil, facial soap, etc.)
  • Children’s books

We’ll have a donation collection table at sign-in the morning of the event, so bring a few items with you that day.

With Gratitude to Our Community Experts & Business Partners:

Announcing Our Amazing Panelists & Community Resources

These individuals will be with us from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. to answer questions, provide guidance, offer resources, and more. 

Zac Watkins, DC, DABCI, CNS, The Livewell Clinic

Seth Daniels, Store Manager, Babies”R”Us

Jacquelyn Duke, MA, CCCE, CLD
CAPPA Certified Natural Childbirth Educator & Labor Doula

Dr. Tricia Cooperrider, Pediatrician, UnityPoint Pediatrics

Dr. Rachael Revell, Pediatric Dentist, Des Moines Children’s Dentistry

Heidi Warner, PhD Licensed Psychologist, Pinerest

 We can’t wait for you all to learn more about these individuals at the event!!

Community Resources:

The following individuals and businesses will have informational tables filled with community resources and more. 

Blank Children’s Hospital /Unity Point Health; Des Moines Children’s DentistryThe Livewell Clinic; Yost Family ChiropracticBasking Babies; Katie Evans PhotographyPinerestSwell Shop for Baby

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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Des Moines Childrens Dentistry

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Merle Hay Mall





Lil’ Sidekick


chick fil a

three_chicks_logoCrystal Clear Water Logo Stacked BLU


Katie Evans photograhpy

Crystal Newcomb Creative Studios Logo 2014


Bodywork Solutions

Giveaway and Swag Bag Sponsors:

Yost Family Chiropractic

Lil’ Sidekick


Jasper Winery

IF Only Pretty

Rachel Verzani, Thirty-one Gifts

Gia Rose Designs

Dawn Badker, Premier Designs


Robin Ashby with Roden + Fields

Goat & Lulu

Crème Cupcake


Brown’s Shoe Fit

Dunkin Donuts

Wallace Farms

 Just Between Friends Des Moines

Bannor Toys

Valley Community Center

To see our most current listing of all business sponsors please click on our Events Page.

This list includes vendors as of Monday, March 31st. More confirmations to come.

If you are a business that has something to offer and you would like to partner with us for this exciting event, email Bekah Riker at [email protected]


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