The Big Wedding has come and gone. But before I get into all of that, I thought I should catch you up on all of the Bachelorette madness.
The invite definitely set the tone for the evening. (Purchase your version here)
We started at a hotel in the center of town chosen because of it’s full kitchens and great views. The Bachelorette party met in my room where jello shots and Drunken Strawberries covered the countertop. (Recipe for Drunken Strawberries can be found below.)
The Recipe for Drunken Strawberries is simple but a hit at every party. A large package of fresh strawberries + An entire bottle of Chocolate Vodka. Combine both in a large bowl. Cover. Refrigerate for 24 hours. When the liquor has taken on a pink tint and smells like jell-o, the strawberries are ready. Drain the liquor (set aside for shots later) and pat dry each berry. Display properly and BRAG about your Vodka Infused “Drunken Strawberries!”
I bought a mix of Mardi Gras beads for the ladies since I did not know everyone personally AND was the DD, so in order to make sure I didn’t leave anyone behind, I counted beads.
We played a couple of games while everyone arrived. One of my biggest petpeeves is going to an event and 1.)Staring awkwardly in silence at people I don’t know OR 2) Playing lame games to pass the time.
So I broke out the two best of my time-tested Bachelorette Games. (I had a third game planned just in case one flopped…but neither did.)
First, The Perfect Husband game.
I handed out small containers of play-doh which were purchased at Target for $5. Each lady was told to close her eyes and imagine the perfect husband for the Bride. They were then given a minute, still with their eyes closed to mold the perfect husband. Ofcourse most of the time, the play-doh figures became tiny figures with giant wieners. Sometimes the figures were simply penises with no bodies. After a few drunken strawberries the play-doh men became more and more disfigured…and their weiners became larger and larger…
Next we opened some presents to give the last stragglers some more time to make the party.
Finally, we played the best game of the night, Dirty Pictionary. (The game was such a hit during our Pre-Game festivities at the hotel, that we ended up meeting up with the Bachelor party later and playing for hours into the morning!)
The rules are the same as classic Pictionary, each team picks a random topic and must draw it out. The topics were everything from “lingerie” to “strap on” to “Debbie Does Dallas.” Hilarious. Simple. And party favors for the Bride in the way of awesome hand-drawn art!
We then gathered the ladies in our strictly enforced Black Dress attire and dined at a fancy sushi restaurant. Eventually, we made it to the swanky cocktail bar next door where we engaged in an hour long game of “Never Have I Ever.” If you’re not familiar, each lady goes around the table and says, “Never have I ever…” and inserts some embarrassing event in their friend’s lives. For instance, “Never have I ever gotten drunk and woken up next to someone I didn’t know.” The ladies at the table who have had that embarrassing experience then must take a drink. Soon the stories become raunchier and the drinks become less full. And suddenly you know much more about your friends and family than you ever thought you would!
Next, we ventured to a karaoke bar that had already closed for the night (for shame!) and then to the best beer bar in the city for a meeting with the Bachelor party.
The boys were toasted. The girls were sloshed. Chaos ensued.
Soon we found ourselves back at the hotel engaged in a long and vicious game of Dirty Pictionary in which I found myself racking my brain for every dirty word and slang term I had ever heard of. “The Shocker.” “Two Girls and A Cup.” “Scissoring.” Good Lord, the game went on and on!
In the end, the girls had a great time and eventually got to bed around 4am. I slipped out around 8 to get home to my baby and husband. All and all the night was a success. And if the Facebook pictures and status updates were any indication, the girls had a great time as well.
A special shout out to Keri of She’s With The Band Photography for the better shots of the party provided above!