Our second-ever speed dating event is less than a week away! We can’t wait for a fun night meeting you!
We get so many questions about how to meet mom friends – and we hope this event will help you meet some new momma besties. We are working hard to make this event fun, unique and totally anxiety-free for you.
Just in case you have a few questions, here are more details!
What will the event be like?
If you haven’t been to a speed dating event, this will be our own spin on it for friendships. This is a totally new and unique event for moms in the Quad Cities.
You’ll be seated at tables, sitting across from another mom. Each “date” will give you 4 minutes to connect one-on-one. This gives you time to introduce yourself and play a little Q&A game. At the end of the time, one mom will move over one seat and the process starts again.
At the end of the night, you’ll leave meeting at least 12 new moms!
Where is it?
Miss Effie’s Flower and Garden Stuff is a u-pick flower farm in rural Donahue. The address is 27387 130th Avenue, Donahue. It will be a lovely evening with new friends in the flower gardens.
Does the event begin at 5 or 6?
The official speed dating begins at 6 p.m. But we are having a “PICK YOUR OWN FLOWERS HAPPY HOUR” between 5 and 6 p.m. before the event officially begins.
Because at the last event, moms asked for more time to mingle and meet other moms. And this is a great time to enjoy the gardens, grab a picnic dinner, and relax. You can also purchase a ticket to pick a bucket of flowers during this hour to take home. (Trust us. You’ll want to.)
Can I come alone?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
We developed this event especially for moms who want to come to events, but don’t want to feel like the “odd mom out.” We are designing this event to ensure no one is left out. That means it will be fairly structured and won’t leave much down time which can feel awkward if you came on your own.
- If you have ever complained that you don’t have any mom friends, this is for you.
- If you want to meet other moms who want support and friendship, this is for you.
- If you sometimes feel anxious about putting yourself out there, this is for you.
We hope this event will be an opportunity to really connect with other moms in a welcoming environment. We want you to leave feeling filled up and excited to continue developing friendships with these women.
What if I don’t know what to say?
We get it. Small talk can be KILLER.
That’s why we’re turning this into a low-stress game. For the four minutes to spend with each person, we’ll provide prompts and questions to use. This will help avoid the awkward silence that sometimes happens when you first meet someone.
So consider this a super fun game night. As a pair, you’ll pick a card and answer the fun questions.
- If you had 3 hours of “me time,” how would you spend it?
- What’s the best vacation you’ve taken?
- Where’s your favorite place to shop for clothes?
With some people, you may not even grab a card. Sometimes, you’ll grab a few. And you are always allowed to say “PASS” if you have no desire to answer the question. No shame in this game.
How will I reconnect with the moms I meet?
You’ll meet at least 12 moms one-on-one at this event. It may be hard to keep them all straight.
We are creating an exclusive private Facebook group for the attendees of the event. We encourage you to jump on after the event to continue the conversation and get to know each other more.
We will also provide each guest with cards sharing your basic details. You’ll trade with each mom to avoid the risk of forgetting names.
Can I buy a ticket that night?
You can not buy a ticket to the mom friend speed dating event at the door. Tickets must be purchased from Eventbrite BEFORE the event. Ticket sales will end Tuesday morning, or when they sell out.
Tickets are limited to the first 60 moms to register.
What does my ticket include?
Your ticket includes:
- an evening of fun, food and blossoming friendships
- an opportunity to connect one-on-one with over a dozen moms in a welcoming and non-intimidating setting (space is limited to the first 60 moms to register)
- access to the private Facebook group exclusively for attendees of this event – allowing you to continue conversations and build more meaningful relationships with other moms (and even set up times to get together in person)
- ice cream or Italian soda from Country Style
- a chance at incredible giveaways
Giveaways? Tell me more.
Thanks to the generosity of our local sponsors, you have a chance to win some amazing gifts – including a variety of MOM DATES you can use to reconnect with moms you met.
Where to park?
There are a few parking spots near the barn as well as plenty of parking on the driveway and street. We’ll also have QCMB signs out to direct your way.
If you do know someone else who’s coming, consider riding together!
What will people be wearing?
This is an OUTDOOR event, so dress for the weather and comfort. You’ll see moms dressed up and dressed down – so we know you’ll fit right in. Consider this a fun girls’ night out.
Will there be food?
There will be hot dogs/chips available for purchase between 5-6 p.m. This will be a great time to picnic before the event begins at 6. Country Style will also be providing ice cream and Italian sodas for moms to enjoy!
Can I still sign up?
Yes! Registration will close the morning of Monday, August 13, or when all 60 tickets are claimed. Get your ticket here!
Do I need to print my ticket?
No. If you’ve purchased a ticket from Eventbrite, your name will be on the list at the welcome table. We’ll also be providing info cards to trade with each mom you meet.
Any other questions? Comment below!
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