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Bachelorette Party Shenanigans

Happy Monday! I had a whirlwind weekend filled with graduations and parties — grad parties, jack ‘n’ jill parties and last but not least, Liz’s bachelorette party!

The whole gang.

As you all know, I’m the maid of honor (MOH), so tackling this party was a big deal for me. I wanted to make it personal, fun and sexy without being too over the top. After all, I needed to keep my bride and her tastes in mind the whole time and I knew she wouldn’t want anything too insane.

Blinged out with Tess.

For starters, she really loved all of the bling the bridesmaids and I got her.


And I made sure not to leave us out of the shiny fun.


We all got our own colors with our titles on the shot glass. Everyone felt special and it makes a great souvenir for the end of the night! Tess, one of the bridesmaids, also snagged these super cute cups for us that said, “What happens at the bachelorette party stays at the bachelorette party.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Kelly modeling the cup.

Liz wanted everyone to know that we were with her once we hit the town, so the girls and I made our own tank tops! I found a cute “Bride” tank top for Liz, but there wasn’t anything decently priced for us bridesmaids. Off to Wal-Mart we went, where we bought plain black tank tops for $3.00 and a package of iron-on letters for about $5.00

Time to get crafty.

It took me about an hour to make the whole thing and it came out really well! You can’t even tell I ironed it on!

Before the heat.

All done!

Cute, right?

The front.


To kick off the festivities, we gathered at Liz’s apartment, munched on taco dip and had a few drinks. We didn’t go crazy with apartment decorations because Liz has to be moved out of her apartment this week, so decking everything out would’ve caused more of a hassle. Instead, we made sure that everyone looked very festive.

Cute sashes. Cute cat. Cute girls. Win!

We played a few games, including one where we asked Liz questions about Joey. If she answered correctly, she handed out a jello shot. If she answered wrong, she had to take it herself. Each jello shot was followed up with a shot of whipped cream, one of Liz’s favorite recent discoveries.


She did a decent job of knowing the answers 😉

After some more chit-chat, games and opening of presents, our ride arrived.

Ridin' in style.

A limo picked us up and drove us to our destination in Syracuse: Daisy Dukes!

Our driver instinctively knew about our cowboy-ness.

Liz has always wanted to ride a mechanical bull, so I figured this party was the best opportunity to do so! Daisy Dukes has a great reputation, so we hopped in the limo and hit the road for the 45-minute trek.

We whipped out a dare card for Liz that had 19 challenges for her to complete throughout the night. They were a lot of fun, but we all agreed that some girls are crazy if they complete every dare listed!

We have a special friendship.

Once we were at Daisy Dukes, we all took a ride with the bull!






Then we danced and drank the night away! We made a pit stop at Denny’s for some late-night grub on the way home, then crashed all over Liz’s apartment for some much-needed sleep — the signs of a successful night!

Overall, I think the party was a great success. All of the girls said they had an amazing time and I know I had a lot of fun! I’m going to follow this up with another post about the planning process, but it wasn’t too stressful because I kept Liz’s tastes in mind the whole time 🙂

Have you ever thrown a bachelorette party? What fun stuff did you do? 

Making Moves

Yesterday was an exhausting but productive day! I celebrated the first day of summer by meeting up with this lovely lady

Earlier this summer at Saranac Thursday.

Then packed up nearly her entire apartment and shoved it into a U-Haul U-Box. First I’m a painting pro, now I’m a packing expert! I’m tellin’ ya, I am quickly becoming the go-to girl for home projects 🙂


I didn’t do it all by myself though. Liz’s fabulous family friends, Janet and Walt, let us use their truck so Liz’s mom could drive the U-Box. And I had these two knuckleheads nearby to carry all of the heavy stuff downstairs.

Liz's brother Michael.

Joey's brother George. Clearly I took these 2 pix from Facebook.

Manly, huh? They did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself. And I give myself a little pat on the back for making so much stuff fit in this little box! I wish I had taken a picture, but the dimensions were 5X7X8. Five feet long, seven feet wide and eight feet tall. That’s not a lot of space for a girl who’s been acquiring stuff in one apartment for three years. But we made it work and squeezed about 96 percent of her stuff into every nook and cranny.


The rest of the day consisted of running a quick two miles, picking up some last-minute stuff for the bachelorette party this weekend (!) and hanging out with Michael and George to end the evening. A pretty good day, indeed. Oh, I also enjoyed a delicious black raspberry milkshake the other day.


If you haven’t had one of these, indulge and slurp it down! It’s so good!

Now it’s Wednesday (happy hump day) and it’s raining…on my one day off. Oh well, I suppose it allows me to be more productive. Time for a doctor’s appointment!

How did you celebrate the official start of summer? Any last-minute bachelorette party tips?