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