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, 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.

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. 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!

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 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.

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. 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 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
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