Emerald Rue

Minne Mama Meetup at Colored Organics | Minneapolis

  • May 30, 2019

What is Minne Mama Meetup?

Do you ever need a night out by yourself, connecting with women who get you? On May 16, I had the pleasure of filming and attending the Minne Mama Meetup.  It’s a get together of mothers to socialize, learn and get a night off from bedtime duty. 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 host panels and give moms a chance to share via roundtable discussions.

May’s event was held at Colored Organics, a locally run organic children’s clothing line that helps children in need with every purchase. Located in the North Loop, the space’s high ceilings and clean aesthetic with a touch of old warehouse charm was the perfect setting.

Colored Organics branded wall in Minneapolis
This gorgeous wall was adorned with paper flowers from Modern Flower Creation. | *Photo by S.Rose Photography
Jen & Meghan, founders of Minne Mama Meetup. Follow them on Insta - handles listed at the bottom of post! | *Photo by S.Rose Photography

Refreshments with Friends

The evening began with socializing and refreshments, compliments of Crisp & Green, Moonchild Naturals, and Drift Baking Company. I tried Moonchild Naturals lemon ginger bubbly water and the desserts from Drift Baking Co. (gluten free!), both to die for!  I love the focus on local small business and women run companies!

Drift Baking Co. specializes in small batch, gluten free desserts and they are so yummy!! | *Photo by S.Rose Photography
*Image by S. Rose Photography

Panel & Discussion

After social time, a panel of local moms and business owners then shared stories about 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 with similar experiences in motherhood.

May's bright, beautiful panelists explored joys and challenges of being a mom, everyday life and running a business. | *Photo by S.Rose Photography
*Image by S. Rose Photography

And of Course, A Giveaway!

Emerald Rue gave away a free film & photo session to one deserving mother and I’m so excited to help Ariel and her family welcome home a new baby this fall!! Congratulations to Ariel!

The beautiful winner of the free film & photo session! | *Photo by S.Rose Photography
The entire group of attendees at Colored Organics in Minneapolis. | *Photo by S.Rose Photography

Next Month’s Event

Minne Mama Meetup was fantastic and 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 out June’s meetup at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis. You can find more information at Minne Mama Meetup’s Instagram page @minnemamameetup.

Sponsors, Panelists and Organizers Instagram Accounts:

Organizer: Jen Biswas @paisleyandsparrow
Organizer: Meghan Yancy @meghanjoytoday
Location: Colored Organics @coloredorganics
Photographer: S.Rose Photography @s.rosephotography_
Desserts: Drift Baking Co. @driftbakingco
Refreshments: Moonchild Naturals @moonchildnaturalsmpls
Refreshments: Crisp & Green @crispandgreen
Paper Florals: Modern Flower Creation @modernflowercreation
Moderator: Anahita Champion @anahitachampion
Panelist: Stephanie @honestlymommy
Panelist: Lindsey @nourishmovelove
Panelist: Krista Reynolds @kristareynoldsphotography
Panelist: Jena Holliday @aspoonfuloffaith
Panelist: Larissa Loden @larissaloden
Giveaway Sponsor: MN Brands For Good @mnbrandsforgood
Giveaway Sponsor: Salve + Cedo @salveandcedo
Giveaway Sponsor: Kris Amdahl @oolamom
Giveaway Sponsor: LolliDale @lollidale
Giveaway Sponsor: Tyke Invite @tykeinvite
Giveaway Sponsor: Bundle Studio @bundlestudio
Giveaway Sponsor: Ellie + Ott @ellieandott
Giveaway Sponsor: Twin Cities Mobile Mommy @tcmobilemommy
Giveaway Sponsor: Liza Atkinson @liza.atkinson
Giveaway Sponsor: Melissa Kay Photography @melissakayphotography
Giveaway Sponsor: Better Beginnings @betterbeginningsmn