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Be A Part of the Bump the Runway Swag Tote!

Bump the Runway Swag ToteYou’re invited to be a part of the Bump the Runway Swag as we celebrate expecting moms – new moms, first time moms, moms expecting twins and everyday moms. On May 1st our Bump the Runway Swag (tote bag full of unique products, services and swag) sent directly to our recipients monthly.

We currently have over 10,000 expecting moms in our database who will be delivering bundles of joy this year and your brand can reach them in ANY and EVERY CITY … place your brand directly in their hands!

Here’s a signature opportunity for you to engage with our mom audience.

 Click here to register and learn more about this opportunity.

 

Bump in the City Greeting Card (Fashionable Card Celebrating Expecting Moms!)

Continuing in the theme of celebrating the expectant mom, we’ve created a line of stationary bearing a custom style illustration of 3 fabulous pregginistas (expecting moms)! These blank note cards make a wonderful personal touch for sending your thank you’s or personal notes to friends and loved ones.  Learn more here.

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PRESS RELEASE: Local Mom Brands Co-Hosts, Interactive Sessions Announced and More!

(September 28, 2015) – Join us for a fabulous concept that embraces glam and mommyhood under one umbrella – Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show featuring ‘Bump the Runway’ is being held on Saturday, OCTOBER 10, 2015 from 10:00am through 2:00pm in the nation’s capital!  As the sponsored brand, The Loft at 600 F will be the destination for expecting moms and new moms all over the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area – – – that’s right on October 10, 2015 get ready for chic bumps to gather!  We’re super excited to bring the expo to D.C. in this fabulous setting of an historic building featuring high ceilings and exposed brick accented with modern tech and chic furnishings in the perfect downtown location! 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.  Enjoy the 2nd and 3rd floors of the expo experience within walking distance to Convention Center (0.5 miles) and across the street from the Verizon Center.  The location is also metro accessible, street parking onsite and with several parking garages nearby! We are expecting a packed room, containing some of the most engaging and stylish expecting moms and moms, and are eager to have you engage with these women.

We are excited to welcome Markette Sheppard (@super_markette), TV Host of Great Day Washington, Beauty Maven and Entrepreneur of Messenger Beauty. Also seen onNBC’s TODAY show, Live! with Kelly & Michael and VH1’s ‘Buzz’; Riche Holmes Grant(@bambiniware) Creator of Smart + Stylish Baby and Mommy Gear – BambiniWare, Martha Stewart American Made Brand Partner, Designer + Martha Stewart Contributor;Christine St. Vil (@momsncharge) #FLY Wife & Mom, Blogger, Speaker, and Co-Author of @WhoseShoesBook  as our co-hosts for the day as we celebrate moms in Washington, D.C. this fall!

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 every day 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 Artistrymakeup 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.

Guests 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 A La Carte – Family Concierge; Money and Mommy Mavenfinancial segment from financial expert Dominique Broadway, and 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.

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

Key partners, affiliate partners and premier vendors include EDEN BodyWorks, Urban Sitter, Shea Moisture, Bella Gravida, Bambini Ware, Cryo-Cell International, Lil Lingerie, Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., TYRA Beauty, Goody Haircare, Baby K’tan, Postpartum Neonatal Coaching, Young Living Essential Oils by Hope Smith, Primerica Financial Service and many more!

A host of vendors, swag bag contributors, pregnancy row and raffle giveaway participants include; Arbonne International, Bump in the City, Discovery Toys, Prenatal Dance, Milkin Mamas, The Kozy Kozo, Our Baby Class of Piedmont Virginia, Doulas of Northern Virginia, Cultural Care Au Pair, Saydam Properties Group, LilChic, Inc., Relay Foods, GloWithMo Rodan + Fields, A Loving Embrace Birth Services, LLC, ViVi Jewelry, Pure Romance, Lash Moi, Javita Beverages, Beignet Boutique, Sweet Dreams Sling, Total Life Changes, The Carousel Factory, Life After Birth Placenta, The Upper Bubble Soap Company and others!

RL Campbell Photography serves as the Official Event Photographer.  DJ Glam is the event’s official deejay providing sounds throughout the day.

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Interactive Sessions Announced

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

Washington, D.C. to Celebrate Baby Bumps, Expectant Moms, New Moms and Dads – As the City Hosts an Interactive Lifestyle Expo on October 10, 2015 – Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show featuring ‘Bump the Runway’ fashion show

Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show
Saturday October 10, 2015
10am-2pm
The Loft at 600 F
600 F Street, N.W.
Second and Third Floors
Washington, D.C. 20004

Tickets and more visit www.BABYBASHANDBLING.com

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Hop On The Rail and Take Metro to Baby Bash and Bling Expo!

The Loft, 600 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. to be held on two intimate floors of exhibitors, attendees, beauty, style and more. Enjoy the 2nd and 3rd floors of the expo experience!  Don’t feel like driving and parking? The location is also metro accessible!The venue is located on a metro line, via Gallery Place Chinatown.  Walking distance to Convention Center (0.5 miles) and across the street from the Verizon Center. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city and easily accessible!

Washington, D.C. to Celebrate Baby Bumps, Expectant Moms, New Moms and Dads – As the City Hosts an Interactive Lifestyle Expo on October 10, 2015 – Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show featuring ‘Bump the Runway’ fashion show

Join Us at Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show, Saturday October 10, 2015 from 10am-2pm, The Loft at 600 F, 600 F Street, N.W., Second and Third Floors, Washington, D.C. 20004. For tickets and more visit www.BABYBASHANDBLING.com

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As We Continue to Add Signature Elements, We Are Excited to Welcome Our D.C. Vendors
Our Washington, D.C. expo will be filled with a hosts of vendors offering all types of products and services for all things mommyhood with our Presenting Partners The Bump, Shea Moisture, EDEN BodyWorks.  Affiliate Partners include: Urban Sitter, Postpartum Neonatal Coaching,Young Living Essentials Oils, Primerica Financial Service and Mauridi Cosmetics will showcase their products and tell you more about the services they offer.  Premier Vendors include TYRA Beauty, Lil Lingerie, It Works Global, Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Standard Vendors include The Kozy Kozo, Our Baby Class of Piedmont Virginia, Nafeesa’s Organics, , Doulas of Northern Virginia, Cultural Care Au Pair, Bella Gravida, Saydam Properties Group, LilChic, Inc, Relay Foods, GloWithMo Rodan + Fields, A Loving Embrace Birth Services, LLC, Usborne Books & More, ViVi Jewelry, Pure Romance, Traci Lynn, Lash Moi, BambiniWare, Javita Beverages, Beignet Boutique, Sweet Dreams Sling, Total Life Changes, The Carousel Factor, Life After Birth Placenta Encapsulation and Arbonne International. And more will be listed soon!
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The Loft at 600 F Hosts Our D.C.Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show!
As the sponsored brand, The Loft at 600 F will be the destination for expecting moms and new moms all over the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. That’s right on October 10, 2015 from 10:00am-2:00pm get ready for chic bumps to gather!  We’re super excited to bring the expo to the nation’s capital in this fabulous setting of an historic building featuring high ceilings and exposed brick accented with modern tech and chic furnishings in the perfect downtown location! The Loft, 600 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. to be held on two intimate floors of exhibitors, attendees, beauty, style and more.  Enjoy the 2nd and 3rd floors of the expo experience! Walking distance to Convention Center (0.5 miles) and across the street from the Verizon Center.  The location is also metro accessible!
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Sending BABY WISHES and BLING KISSES to #BumpNation! We are excited to share your pregnancy journey and look forward to seeing you this fall season in the nation’s capital!
Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show featuring ‘Bump the Runway’ celebrates expecting moms and new moms on their pregnancy journey takes place on October 10, 2015.
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Mother’s Day Special Offer for Attendees Ends Monday May 11, 2015
As expecting moms or new moms enjoy half-priced admission tickets to any of our Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show cities!  A savings of $10.00 off admission tickets.  Use discount code ROCKTHEBUMP to save as an attendee TODAY click here.
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As one of our exhibitors in Houston, Chicago or DC – take advantage of $75.00 off Vendor Packages.  Savings apply to the Affiliate Partner, Premier Exhibitor or Standard Vendor Packages.  Use discount code MOMSROCK to save on Vendor Packages TODAY click here.  Hurry savings for attendees and vendors ends 11:59pm EST on Monday May 11, 2015.

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Hotel Derek Hosts Our Houston Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show!

As the sponsored hotel brand, Hotel Derek (2525 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027) , by Destination Hotels and Resorts is located in the fashionable Uptown Galleria District at the intersection of Westheimer and the 610 Loop, perfectly positioned for mixing business and pleasure with more than 500 restaurants and shops within walking distance.  The city’s central business district, fine arts, national sports and world-renowned Texas Medical Center are all within seven miles of the property.  Hobby and Bush International Airports are 16 and 25 miles away, respectively.

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“Haute in the City” Ornament Collection is a part of The Haute Collection: Fashion, Lifestyle, Decor and Home Living Gifts December 2014 Launch.  More gifts and products to come in 2015!

The 1st edition of the “Haute in the City” Ornament Collection features five ornaments – BUY the entire set or ONE ornament – whatever you like (or love). Purchase here.

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The Haute Collection: Fashion, Lifestyle, Decor and Home Living Gifts launched on Black Friday on November 28, 2014. More gifts and products to come in 2015! Purchase gifts here.
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On Saturday September 14, 2013, the Expo landed in New York during Fashion Week and will be held at TKP New York. The event was hosted by celebrity mom Nicole Ari Parker – mother, actress, activist, model, TV personality and entrepreneur – she keeps it all together with style and balance; that quality and her vision are aligned with our brand.

 

Our May 19, 2012 expo held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in suburbs of Washington, D.C. we secured actress Tia Mowry, former star of BET’s The Game, reality TV star from Style Network’s Tia & Tamera, fashionista and author of Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another in which she shared the experience of her first pregnancy and tips she’s learned. We hosted a Media Reception exclusive to fashion magazines, mommy bloggers, fashion media and selected press from the metro Washington, D.C. area and beyond in her honor the evening prior to the expo. Mrs. Mowry’s Oh, Baby! book signing also took place at the expo – where she met new moms, expecting moms during this up close and personal experience.

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Multi-media journalist, Angie Goff served as our host for the Spring D.C. show. Angie is an American broadcast journalist based in Washington D.C. who covers news and entertainment at WUSA/NBC4. She’s passionate, energetic and exceptional journalist as well as the creator of Oh My Goff.

Finalist for Mom Entrepreneur of the Year!

Creator of Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show was selected as a finalist for the Stiletto Woman Media’s Stiletto Women in Business award (SWIBA) “MOM ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR”. The event is the same day as the Atlanta Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show March 16, 2013. Our congratulations go out to Mrs. Monica Byrd on this fantastic achievement!

Photos, Bumps, Bougie Babies and Beauties

Creator of Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show Monica Byrd, Fashion and Special Events Producer Maggy Fancy Francois and celebrity mom, attorney and host Dawn Neufeld welcomed expecting and new moms in Dallas, Texas.

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On November 10, 2012, former cast member of VH1’s Football Wives, celebrity mom, attorney, actress and autism warrior, Dawn Neufeld served as our mistress of ceremonies during the expo which was held at the lavish Magnolia Hotel Dallas a downtown Dallas boutique hotel. Dawn is multi-faceted woman with a heart for her family and children and was able to bring her knowledge of community awareness with programs such as Autism Speaks, Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation and the Layla Grace Foundation to the expo and expose our expecting moms to the idea of giving back to your community.
 

Creator Monica Byrd Celebrated the Birth of Her Son, Elijah Byrd, with a “Rookie of the Year” Themed Baby Shower

As a pregginista having recently experienced my own personal “Rookie of the Year” Baby Shower we are more than excited with the results and memorable moments realizing that any expectant mother can set their own standards in any styled event concept setting – and this Saturday the “Rookie of the Year” Baby Shower coordinated by Savvy Soirees Event Management Company proved to be all we expected and MORE!!!

The initial planning process took place over 6-8 months prior, providing Lerkia Tidball (a.k.a. Savvy Bryde Guru) with my inspiration boards, overall vision and concepts.  From there we just ran with every creative concept and idea we could muster to make this shower stand out above the rest.  Nearly every event has the possibility of something going wrong, however this event we only had to deal with some rain showers … but inside the “Rookie of the Year” Baby Shower it was nothing but sunshine.

Read more on Examiner via article “Glam Baby Shower: A baby shower can be fabulous from stylish attire to all the fixings!”

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The Face of BBB Dallas

We were super excited to select Meka Jarrell as the “Face of the Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show Dallas!  She is the ultimate “pregginista” – a stylish and sophisticated pregnant woman!

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 Check out who’s been talking about Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show and visit our Press page on the website for even more buzz coverage:

  Ready to Strut Your Bump? Be a Part of ‘Bump the Runway’ Fashion Show

Pregnant, fabulous and want to be a part of “Bump the Runway” fashion show us what you got, we need pregginistas/expectant moms to model for “Bump the Runway” maternity fashion show. We need YOU, baby bumps, moms-to-be, fashionistas, fabulous moms-to-be. Send us a photo and please put “Expectant Mom” in the subject line to Maggy Francois at casting@maggyfrancois.com or francoismaggy@gmail.com.

Vendor Opportunity for Baby Bash and Bling

Looking to promote your product or service, unique and relevant within Décor, Eco-Friendly, Education, Financial, Health, Apparel & Gifts, Gear, Beauty, Maternity, Style and Fashion, Nutrition, Safety & Wellness for moms, new moms, baby, toddler or maternity market? This target market is renewable every year and we hope to attract visitors on their first baby and impress them so much they will return when they are pregnant on their second and third babies! Contact us via events@babybashandbling.com

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