What is a Mother Blessing?
A Mother Blessing is all about nurturing the mother, and filling her cup so it overflows with love and confidence as she awaits the impending birth of her baby. A woman who is given lots of love has more love to give in return — and there is nothing like a circle of loving women to get that delicious hormone, oxytocin, (the hormone of love and bonding) flowing! A Mother Blessing is a beautiful and unique way to honor a mother-to-be, spending time with her, sharing stories, debriefing fears and to instill confidence and strength.
What happens at a Mother Blessing?
A Mother Blessing involves a gathering of the mother-to-be's most trusted friends and family, who sit in the power of a circle and share amongst one another. Traditionally it is a women-only gathering and may include her mother, sisters, aunts, daughters, best of friends, mentors — anyone she respects, looks up to or values. A Mother Blessing helps the woman to prepare herself for the birth, emotionally, spiritually and mentally, for the all-important role of a new mother. She feels ‘held' and supported by those she loves and respects — a great way to help her release any blockages she may be feeling and to allow her to embrace what's to come. A guide will lead the group through a meditation followed by several rituals. The ceremony will the followed by drinks & light fare.
Offerings for the Mother-to-Be?
During a Mother Blessing, we ask guests to bring a few items that will be used in the ceremony.
1. A flower that reminds you of the mother-to-be. We will be making a flower crown that the honorary mother will be wearing during the ceremony.
2. Something from nature (i.e a rock, crystal, feather) to place on the altar and then will be taken home by the mother-to-be to surround herself with during labor.
3. A short quote or poem of encouragement that will be read to the mother-to-be during the ceremony
What does a Mother Blessing at TLYH include?
Our Mother Blessings includes a guide who will lead the group through the ceremony, candles for each guest, flowers & table decor, fruit tray, Ready to Pop nonalcoholic bubbly and juice to make MOMosas, set-up/clean-up, and exclusive use of our beautiful space for 2 hours for up to 15 guests. Our space only allows for a max of 20 guests at $15 charge per additional guest. ($450)
organic vegetarian catering: $200