Never thought I’d be in my early thirties planning ways to cleverly pull off a ding-dong-ditch. But here I am, doing just that. Let me explain though, it’s not what you think.
I’ve been trying to think of ways (big and small) to support local women in Atlanta this year. And one day, while I was arranging the Pantone bouquet actually, an idea popped into my head. Why not combine one of my greatest loves (flowers) with doing good / supporting local women?!
Even the smallest acts of kindness can mean so much to cheer someone up when times get tough. And I don’t know of many people who would turn away flowers on their doorstep. Which leads me to that ding-dong-ditch scenario!
Today, I teamed up with Uber to make (and deliver) surprise flower bombs and leave them on the doorsteps of some very special women. I got around town with my little crew thanks to the reliability and convenience of uberX. A push of a button, and we were on our way.
So how did all of this get started? Let me start at the beginning. I reached out on stories almost two weeks ago now and asked people to nominate amazing ATL women that they thought could use (and totally deserved) a pick-me-up. I went through the list of (incredibly sweet) DMs from women about their dear friends (loved reading through them) and picked two women from the submissions to make big bouquets for. I wrote little notes for each of them too, and after getting their addresses, delivered the goodies in person!
Myself, Jess, and Emma ordered an Uber from the studio, with our bouquets in hand, and had our driver take us to the first location. After, we took a few obligatory flower shots, of course. When we got to the first house, which was only ten minutes away, we all hopped out a few doors down, and I walked up to the first house.
I kind of felt like a little kid again (had butterflies in my stomach) ringing the doorbell and running away, hoping she’d get her surprise. And also, trying to make sure that no one thought I was some weird creep coming up to their house. Ha! Luckily, it worked out perfectly both times!
Once I caught my breath from all that running, we pulled up the Uber app, ordered our next uberX, got in, and did it all over again at the next house! So much fun. And then, before I knew it, we were back to the studio and ending the day.
Later that night and the next day, I got messages from both of the ladies who received the bouquets. They were so sweet and appreciative and it meant so much to me that I could brighten someone’s day with such a simple act. I will definitely be doing this again! And I hope you’ll think about giving it a try too. If you do, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can check it out. Would love to see.
I was thinking that adding little gifts to personalize things further would be a good additional for future doorstep surprises too – like an Uber gift card for a friend or family member whose car is in the shop or a takeout and a movie at home for someone cooped up indoors (like new moms, etc). What do you think?
Who do you know that would love a doorstep flower bomb like this? How else could this idea be tweaked for future surprises? I’d love to hear your ideas.