Baby Bash And Bling Expo – A Celebration Event For Moms

Being a mom is one of life’s greatest blessings! But it can also be overwhelming, especially as a new or expectant mom. There are so many things to think about, products to choose from, and just overall, an abundance of options when it comes to bringing a new baby into the world. When I think back to my first pregnancy eight years ago, there weren’t a lot of events that catered to who I was and what I needed at the time.

This is why I am super excited about this upcoming Saturday, where I will be co-hosting the Baby Bash & Bling Expo right here in Washington, DC — a fabulous concept that embraces glam and mommyhood under one umbrella. What better way to ease into motherhood, than to be surrounded with a room full of other women who are doing the same? This is more than just another event. It will be THE destination for expecting moms and new moms all over the metropolitan DC area, where chic bumps will gather to laugh, chat and get pampered.

Founder, Monica Byrd with Nicole Ari Parker who co-hosted the 2013 BBB Expo

Founder, Monica Byrd with Nicole Ari Parker who co-hosted the 2013 BBB Expo (photo credit: Monica Byrd)

I’ll be co-hosting the event along with Monica Byrd (the FLY mom and brain child behind this fab event, as well as the Haute Mama Haute Experience I co-hosted last year), Markette Sheppard, TV Host of Great Day Washington, Beauty Maven and Entrepreneur of Messenger Beauty. Markette has also been seen on NBC’s TODAY show, Live! with Kelly & Michael and VH1’s ‘Buzz’. Joining us is the amazing Riche Holmes Grant (whom I first met over the summer at Weekend Startup School), Creator of Smart + Stylish Baby and Mommy Gear – BambiniWare, Martha Stewart American Made Brand Partner, Designer + Martha Stewart Contributor.

WHEN: Saturday, OCTOBER 10, 2015 from 10:00am-2:00pm

WHERE: The Loft located at, 600 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004 (to be held on two intimate floors of exhibitors, attendees, beauty, style and more) 

We are expecting a packed room, containing some of the most engaging and stylish expecting moms and new moms, and are eager to have you engage with these women.

The “Bump the Runway”™ fashion show features a collection from Bella Gravida (a maternity clothing subscription rental service for the fashion-savvy woman) and Clothed by Ivy Boutique (a fashion forward clothing brand for everyday moms), Mommy Branded Apparel from LuLaRoe while showcasing our love for the expecting dad with daddy scrubs from Daddy & Company!  Bump the Runway models features LMG Artistry makeup salon and Shear Radiance hair boutique as the Official Glam Squad. The fashion show is produced by Founder & Executive Director of Special Events, Maggy Francois, LLC.

Fab Bump The Runway Mom Models

Fabulous Bump The Runway™ Mom Models (photo credit: Monica Byrd)

Guests at the Baby Bash and Bling Expo can enjoy:

  • the Beauty and Bump Bar with lash services from Lash Moi
  • Interactive session showcasing ‘Fab Frocs: How to Achieve A Successful Dry Twist and How to Extend the Life of Your Hairstyle’ by EDEN BodyWorks
  • Yoga 101 for Pregnant Moms and New Moms’ from Spiritual Essence Yoga
  • ‘Fun Still Happens: Finding the Perfect Sitter as a New Mom’ by Urban Sitter
  • Financial Planning and Management Beyond the Baby’ by Primerica’
  • Shifting Through as New Parents’ by Postpartum Neonatal Coaching
  • ‘Embracing Your Holistic Side as a Mom with Natural Oils’ by Hope Smith
  • ‘The Mommy Concierge: Navigating Through Mommyhood Moments’ from the Mommy Concierge
  • Money and Mommy Maven financial segment from financial expert Dominique Broadway

The expo will feature the most recognized fashion and style brands with products and services in the Fashion and Style Lounge during the event.

In addition, guests that attend the expo can look forward to discovering new and interesting parenting tools, wellness and health products, fashion trends, financial and education brands, nutrition tips, and baby furnishings. Guests can also look forward to glam swag bags and an opportunity to visit the signature Healthy Bites Station to satisfy their bump cravings. Complimentary samples, coupons, as well as baby inspired games, give-a-ways, and raffles will also add to this exciting afternoon of mixing and mingling with moms-to-be.

Swag bags enjoyed by guests at Baby Bash and Bling

Swag bags enjoyed by guests at Baby Bash and Bling

Presenting partners include Babies R Us, WaterWipes, Happy Family/Happy Mama and The Bump.

So what are you waiting for?! Be sure to go here to register today, or click on the image below: The Baby Bash and Bling Expo will also be coming to Chicago and Houston so stay tuned!

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Comment below and let me know: What are some of the best pregnancy products or events you’ve seen?

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  • Keisha
    October 7, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Sounds exciting! I’ll make sure to share with the moms in my circle.
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  • Chanel | Cultural Xplorer
    October 7, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    I absolutely love the idea of this event, and I hope when I become pregnant / a mother that I can find an event near me like this 😀
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  • Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge)
    October 7, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    I can imagine, a room filled with pregnant women. That is a beautiful pic of expecting moms.
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  • staci
    October 8, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    Congrats! The models are fabulous. My favorite product was the Medela breast bump, definitely a life saver for working moms!
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    • Christine St.Vil
      October 11, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      Yes girl! That Medela pump was a life saver!!! I was so grateful to have it each time I had to return back to work.

  • Nicole
    October 8, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    These ladies look Marvelous!! Sounds like a great event, need to share with my expecting friends.
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  • Kasi
    October 8, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Looks like a great event for moms! I’ll have to let my sister who is a mother and blogger know about this!

  • Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    October 8, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    I am looking forward to attending for the first time. I can’t wait to see all of these expecting mothers and adorable baby goodies.

    I remember being unsure about motherhood and trying to find my way.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      October 11, 2015 at 6:34 PM

      Yay! It was so great to see you there Mimi! I loved that they had so many options and was actually slightly jealous that many of these weren’t available 4, 6 or 8 years ago lol

  • Bree
    October 9, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    This is sounds like such a cool event! I saw info about attending Bump the Runway but sadly I can’t attend because I will be at a wedding. Wishing you all much success this weekend!
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  • Valerie
    October 10, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    This is a super cute idea! I wish I would have known about it while pregnant in 2013. One of my friends is walking in the Bump the Runway show! Looking forward to the recap…
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  • Camesha | Mama Motivator
    October 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    This sounds like such a great event. My favorite pregnancy product was this oil I used on my belly. I think it’s called Mother’s Special Blend. I used it for both pregnancies and didn’t get one stretch mark. Loved the stuff.
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  • Holly
    October 11, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Everyone looks so pretty. I hope your event went well. Looking forward to hearing about it.
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  • Tanay
    October 12, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    I would’ve loved to attend this! I wish I would’ve found out about it sooner so I could make the trip!
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  • Karneisha
    October 12, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Sounds exciting! I wish I had something like this to attend when I was preggo!
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