So I thought I was done with wedding related posts but how could I forgot my bachelorette party?!
If you recall, I was married on February 5th, 2011 and even in Texas, it was cold. My bachelorette party was the weekend before our wedding, January 29th, and it was perfect. When my sisters and bridesmaids asked me what I wanted to do, I said I just wanted to have everyone together. I had no desire to get sloshed on the infamous 6th street in the freezing cold weather and I actually wanted to remember my night!
We gathered at my parents house in the early evening where my two sisters (maid and matron of honor) decorated and planned some games. Everyone wore pink and I loved it (I've done this at another bachelorette party and it was SO fun!). I will let the pictures do most of the talkin'
It felt like a night in college, all up in my sisters room in front of the mirror primping and getting ready. My beautiful "big" Ashley (who is famous in our sorority for her hair do skills) outfitted the group with "bumps" and glam eye shadow.
The "Fanning" girls (my maiden name)
This game cracked me up...Pin The Long on Jon. Funny and disturbing at the same time! Please disregard my flesh colored straw ;-)
I was surprised and so excited when the girls showered me with gifts to use on my honeymoon (get your mind out of the gutter, it was a non-lingerie party since I had one in the fall)
Other gifts included an adorable cover up dress, a monogram necklace, scrapbook stuff, and an underwater Flip camera case!
We headed to a nice area of North Austin called The Domain. It is an outdoor shopping area with restaurants and nice condos. We had yummy cocktails and dinner at NoRth which is modern Italian cuisine. They also have locations in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas.
Yes that is a baby in the pic!! If you can believe it, Mary Amanda had given birth weeks before my bachelorette party and still managed to hang with us! Logan wore a onesie that said "I HART RUTHIE". How cute is that. Oh and her husband was hosting Jon's bachelor party that same day at his family's farmhouse outside of Austin. Who says the fun ends after you have a baby?!
We headed downtown to a premier comedy show called Ester's Follies. It is hysterical! It was my first time attending and it was so much fun. It consists of magic, music and parodies of current events. I had walked by the window many a times on 6th street and am glad I finally went! It is definitely a classic Austin to-do!
The girls with some of the cast members (awful lighting!)
Now how did these 7 ladies end the night? We headed back to the house and ended up staying awake until after 4am. Laughing. Drinking. Chatting. Eating Whataburger. It was exactly what I wanted for the night. Great conversation with my best friends. It was the perfect way to spend my last weekend as a single lady.
The next morning, with just a few hours of sleep, we had a great breakfast at Waterloo Ice House. I remember thinking that Sunday "OMG. Next Saturday I will be married. No more Saturday nights as Ruthie Fanning!". It was such an exciting feeling!
Question: if you are married, what did you do for your bachelorette party? Or what is your favorite memory from attending a bachelorette party?