This time of year is my absolute favorite! It’s a time for friends and family, happiness and cheer!
Up to just a couple years ago I had never heard of a “Friends-giving’. But I would look at people’s post and think that it was the cutest thing ever! What a great idea to have a pre-Thanksgiving with all your friends! I mean, they basically are your family!
This year was my first time actually partaking in Friendsgiving activities thanks to a couple invitations by Bumble! And I got to bring my BFF!
Two weekends ago I went to Austin, TX and stayed at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt for the first ever Bumble Friendsgiving. There was girls from all over Texas coming together for a weekend of fun and friendship! Bumble completely outdid themselves with this event and I am still having withdrawals! The memories I made and the friends I made will forever hold a place in my heart!
We began the weekend with a Happy Hour at Geraldine’s and began to meet some of the girls attending the event. From there we went downstairs and have our Friendsgiving dinner. The decorations, table settings, food, company and activities were absolutely perfect! Plus our host was Kelsea Ballerini so you can just imagine how amazing it all was!
While at dinner, we also played a game called We’re Not Really Strangers. Not only do I love this game because it was developed by a boss babe, but also because this game focuses on building connections. I mean, that’s what this weekend was all about!
The next day, we woke up bright and early for some yoga hosted by Outdoor Voices followed by a quick breakfast.
After we freshened up from the morning activities, we had lunch at Cooper’s BBQ, where we were greeted by Genevieve Padaleki before we broke up in groups and headed to do some community service out in Austin!
I ended up helping paint a mural for OutYouth Austin. OutYouth is an organization that provides services for the LGBTQ youth community. They have programs and counselors available to aid any youth who might be struggling with self-love or self-image. The aim of this organization is to empower these youth! How amazing is that! I am truly so blessed to have been part of this moment!
Once we were done, we all went back to our rooms to get ready for the final event of the weekend: a Happy Hour Bar Crawl.
I was so sad going into this event because I knew this would be the last time I saw these girls for the weekend. I had been having so much fun I didn’t want it to end! It’s so amazing what can happen when you bring together a group of smart and beautiful young women! It’s even more amazing what happens when we work together instead of against each other.
San Antonio Bumble
As if BumbleBFF hadn’t already won my heart, a week after going to Austin, I got invited to another Friendsgiving hosted by Bumble San Antonio.
I was even more excited to go to this event because the babes going were local! I love everyone who went to the Austin Friendsgiving, but unfortunately I don’t have the time to go to Dallas or Austin as I would like.
But meeting more girls here in San Antonio makes everything so much better! We had drinks and muchies and a whole lot of time to just mix and mingle. We also all went around and said our favorite place to eat/drink and let’s just say that my foodie game is slacking!!!
One of the girls during the Austin weekend made a comment that made perfect sense. “You know this event was planned by women”. Women know women and these events have been nothing but pure perfection! The details and the time these women have put into making sure the attendees have a good time is impeccable. It’s a feat that only women could accomplish.
I am excited to see Bumble grow in San Antonio. Their events are always so much fun! And all the women I’ve met so far through Bumble are amazing!
Have you ever used Bumble before? Did you know that it’s NOT only for dating?
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