Engaging with my readers and audience is by far one of the most rewarding parts of starting this blog! So when BumbleBFF reached out and challenged me to connect in-person with new people in my city, I was SO excited to begin planning an intimate coffee date. Plus working from home every day can have me missing out on social interaction! You see, BumbleBFF is all about making connections with potential friends or new BFFs in your area. It’s like the Bumble dating app – but for finding besties instead!
I’m recapping my BumbleBFF meet up and introducing my beautiful coffee dates in today’s full post!
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1. Pick The Location
One of my favorite coffee spots is Magpie Cafe in downtown Baton Rouge. I knew their side room would be the perfect spot for a small group to meet, so I started planning a menu with brunch in mind. Lina, one of the owners, curated lite bites like BLT crostinis, waffle bites and the most magnificent cheese board! We sipped on coffee and a specialty cocktail served out of a beehive shaped drink dispenser – how perfect with the bee theme right?
2. Create A Conversation Starter
After we filled up on apps and coffee, we cleared the table of the food and replaced it with gorgeous blooms. Mary from Merry Floral led us in a fun floral arranging lesson which was such a nice ice breaker since this was the first time we were all meeting! She brought an assortment of flowers from local stores and some she even found on her own. I loved how she mixed the two different types into one arrangement.
It wasn’t too long before we all felt like fast friends and laughing at our arrangement attempts!
3. Find Your Guests!
The great thing about the BumbleBFF app is that it allows you to find people with similar interests around your age and location. I was able to search a specific age range and scroll through lots of other profiles in Baton Rouge. From here, you can choose those profiles that you think are a great friend match.
For example, Kaitlyn recently moved to Baton Rouge from Houston and agreed that an app like BumbleBFF is perfect for people who are relocating to new cities. She was looking for everything from hair and nail salon suggestions. Kayle is living in Baton Rouge while her husband is at LSU and relayed that it can be hard for moms in a new city to find social interaction. I loved how she pointed this out – and how it can potentially help out mom’s with playdates too.
I’d love to host another event similar to this one soon! If you’re interested, all you need to do is download the Bumble app and initiate a match/conversation with me. If you’re not local, you can always host a BumbleBFF meet up of your own to reconnect with old friends or make new ones!
photos by Lainey Reed
Thank you to BumbleBFF for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions and styling are my own.