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Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Bachelorette Party

A while back my best friend, Jessica, and her boyfriend, Byron, got engaged.  I posted on it when it happened.  Anyway, a couple of months ago they finally set the date.  Anyway, one week from tomorrow, November 14th, Jess and Byron will finally be married.  Everything is coming together nicely, Jess looks fantastic in her gown, and I am loving my Matron of Honor dress (although I hate the fact that I'm called a Matron...it sounds so old).  Two weeks ago her SIL, Maria, threw a bridal shower, and last night I threw a Bachelorette Party.  It has been quite fun.

As we go through all these events, though, I can't help but to reminisce on the events surrounding my own wedding...how different my bachelorette party was (not better, not worse, just different), how my wedding showers (yes I had more than one) turned out, and all my feelings surrounding the events.  So, while I do want to share with you Jess' bachelorette party, I also want to share with you my own events.  This post, though, is not about me.  It's about Jess and the party we had last night.

Jessica's Bachelorette Party
The party was scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.  Food was on the table, and what a spread it was.  We had mini egg rolls, pretzel M&Ms, pub mix, chips and dip, and a few drinks.  Pizza was on the way, due to arrive by 8:00, and we had a special guest arriving at 7:00.  Get your mind out of the gutter!  We did not hire a stripper.  Actually, I had scheduled a Tasteful Treasures party...you know, like a Tupperware party except instead of Tupperware women look at items that might be useful in the boudoir.  Anyway...we were ready and set to go by 6:00.

The only person there by 6:30 was Jess' sister-in-law, Maria.  The bachelorette was late for her own party, and he was bringing a gaggle of guests with her!  I finally decided to call her and she told me she was on her way, but by the sounds of things she wouldn't be there for another half an hour.  Geeze!  Anyway, the Tasteful Treasures lady arrived by 6:45 and the guest of honor still wasn't here!

I should make a note here that the lady I had originally booked for the party had called around 4:00 to say she was sick and couldn't make it, but that she had found a replacement.  The replacement had called to introduce herself, and I that's when I found out it was her very first show...ever.  Probably not ideal for a bachelorette party, but we're flexible.  When the presenter arrived, we took one look at each other and realized we knew each other.  Our presenter was someone whose sister went to middle school with me and who was only one grade below Jessica in elementary and middle school (in high school too, but they went to different schools by that point).  Small world!

Well, Jess arrived with the extra guests by 6:56, just in time for the events to begin.  We went through a presentation that was fun, filled with questions, and filled with even poor giggles and grown women acting like middle schoolers (tee-hee!  She said "back door.")  It was fun.
After the presentation, though, is when I feel the real fun began.  A couple of people had to leave, and that was a shame because it would have been more fun with them, but the rest of us had a great time.  We played Pin the Junk on the Hunk (like Pin the Tail on the Donkey only not), in which hilarity ensued.  We followed this up that up with bachelorette charades (which we're all pretty awful at...we like to use words) and finished off with talking like chipmunks courtesy of the helium balloons...yes, we're middle schoolers.

All in all, it was a very fun evening...an evening spent with just us girls...an evening full of laughter and some stupidity, but all in good fun.  I hope Jess had as much fun as I did, and I hope the party met her expectations.  No, it wasn't a raucous night of drinking (although drinks were had).  No, it wasn't a loud night, a wild night, or even a very late night.  But, it was a fun night.  So, here's to ending the single life!

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that you all had a nice time!

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