What is Minne Mama Meetup?
Do you ever need a night out by yourself, connecting with women who get you? On May 16, 2019, I had the pleasure of filming and attending the Minne Mama Meetup. It’s a get together of mothers to socialize, learn and have a night off. The meet-up is meant to refresh, support and become a haven for sharing the ups and downs of being a parent.
Each month, Jen of Paisley & Sparrow and Meghan of Meghan Joy Yancy hold the event at a different location. The meet-up features speakers or panels. It gives moms a chance to share via roundtable discussions.
May’s event was held at Colored Organics, located in Minneapolis’s North Loop. It’s a locally run organic children’s clothing line that gives back. The space’s high ceilings, clean aesthetic, and touch of old warehouse charm was the perfect setting.
Refreshments with Friends
The evening began with socializing and refreshments. Featured vendors were Crisp & Green, Moonchild Naturals, and Drift Baking Company. I tried Moonchild Naturals lemon ginger bubbly water. Then, the desserts from Drift Baking Co. (gluten free!). Both were excellent! I love the focus on local small business and women run companies!
Panel & Discussion
After social time, a panel of local moms and business owners then shared stories and advice. Topics included work, the joys and challenges of motherhood and answered audience questions. I’ve linked all Instagram accounts below. Be sure to check them out!
Next, the women broke into small groups for roundtable discussions focusing on the topics explored by the panelists. It was a chance to share personal stories, ask advice and get perspective from others.
And of Course, A Giveaway!
Emerald Rue gave away a free film & photo session to one deserving mother. I’m so excited to help Ariel and her family welcome home a new baby this fall! Congratulations to Ariel!
Next Month’s Event
Minne Mama Meetup was a fantastic event. I had the pleasure of meeting so many fantastic women. If you’re looking for a night out or to meet new people, I highly recommend checking Minne Mama Meetup. Find more information at the organizations Instagram page @minnemamameetup.
Sponsors, Panelists and Organizers Instagram Accounts:
Organizer: Jen Biswas @paisleyandsparrow & Meghan Yancy @meghanjoytoday
Location: Colored Organics @coloredorganics
Photographer: S.Rose Photography @s.rosephotography_
Desserts: Drift Baking Co. @driftbakingco
Refreshments: Moonchild Naturals @moonchildnaturalsmpls & Crisp & Green @crispandgreen
Paper Florals: Modern Flower Creation @modernflowercreation
Moderator: Anahita Champion @anahitachampion
Panelists: Stephanie @honestlymommy, Lindsey @nourishmovelove, Krista Reynolds @kristareynoldsphotography, Jena Holliday @aspoonfuloffaith, Larissa Loden @larissaloden
Giveaway Sponsors: Emerald Rue, MN Brands For Good @mnbrandsforgood, Salve + Cedo @salveandcedo, Kris Amdahl @oolamom, LolliDale @lollidale, Tyke Invite @tykeinvite, Bundle Studio @bundlestudio, Ellie + Ott @ellieandott, Twin Cities Mobile Mommy, Liza Atkinson @liza.atkinson, Melissa Kay Photography @melissakayphotography, Better Beginnings @betterbeginningsmn