Bachelorette on the Loose

26 Jun

First of all, thank you for all of your sweet comments on yesterday’s post. I feel better knowing that I’m not alone — and that these feelings are only temporary! Now, let’s move onto the fun stuff :).

This past Saturday was my bachelorette party. I don’t know if it was excitement, or the fact that my body refuses to sleep in past 8:00, but I woke up bright and early for a pancake breakfast and a 3 mile run.

After working out, cleaning and getting ready, my cousin arrived from Michigan, and my friends were knocking on the door. Our first stop was the pottery place, where we also met up with Jordan’s mom and sisters. We arrived to a brightly-colored, private party room, with a table already set up for us and a kitchen area for drinks and snacks.

My cousin was kind enough to make and bring sangria all the way from Michigan, and I enjoyed a cup as soon as we arrived :). Since half of my bridal party is under 21, my sister also made a non-alcoholic version, and my mom made us some trail mix to munch on as we painted.

Not everyone in our party had experience painting pottery, so before we started, the owner of the store explained the whole process. As he was explaining some things to the newbies, I had time to pick out my piece. Since I failed to take a picture of it, you’ll have to wait and see what the finished product looks like when we get them back on Saturday!

I love painting pottery, and found the party experience very relaxing. We turned on some music, grabbed our snacks, and got to work.

But not before I was adorned in a bachelorette sash and crown — courtesy of my sister! You better believe I kept it on the entire night :).

The whole pottery experience lasted about two and a half hours, and it was a blast. Almost everyone surprised me by making something for Jordan and I! That wasn’t my intention when I decided on a pottery party, but it was so sweet of everyone to paint something for us. I wasn’t allowed to look too closely at anything on Saturday, so I’m anxious to see what everything looks like next weekend!

My cousin and one of my sisters, stopping to smile for the camera

My friends, trying “the bubble technique”

My mom, my sisters, and me

After finishing up at the pottery place, we headed down the street for dinner at BRAVO!. The restaurant was surprisingly empty for a Saturday night, which meant we had a whole room to ourselves. I started out with a fruity drink, of course — a pomegranate margarita.

It was good, though I did think it was strange that it was in a martini glass! At this point in the night, I wanted to go to the bathroom to wash my hands before dinner, and after misunderstanding our overenthusiastic waiter’s directions (I think he wanted a big tip, but he started to get on our nerves…just a little bit ;)), I ended up walking through the big open kitchen to get there. Apparently this is bad, because the staff starting yelling things like, “Guest on the line!” and “Bachelorette on the loose!” (let me remind you, I was still wearing my sash and crown). Needless to say, I was a little embarrassed, but I apologized, smiled, and kept on walking like it was no big deal.

After that little incident, I came back to enjoy my dinner — a Mediterranean pasta dish. It was more buttery than I’d expected, but good! We couldn’t leave without having a little dessert, so after dinner, my sister pulled out her homemade funfetti cupcakes, recipe courtesy of How Sweet It Is. They hit the spot!


At this point in the night, Jordan’s mom and sisters parted from the group, and the rest of us went back to my house to relax. We talked for a while before deciding we wanted to go out again, this time, to take some shots… of frozen yogurt ;).

While enjoying our fro-yo at the outdoor tables, we had a little fun with some high school boys who thought it was cool to drive around and around the building, giving us a part of their phone number each time they circled back around. We humored them by pretending we were interested, but I’m pretty sure they were about 16 (and desperate). Maybe they thought I was wearing a Sweet 16 crown? Who knows.

After walking back from the fro-yo place, we ended the night by falling asleep to watching “License to Wed” and crashing in bed around 1:00am.

Yes, it might’ve been the tamest bachelorette party that you’ve ever read about, but it was fun, and exactly what I needed. If you’re looking to do something different, I’d definitely recommend any or all of the above activities!

And now, I must go back to reality and get ready for work. Have a great Tuesday!

If you’re married, what did you do for your bachelorette party?

If you’re not, what do you think you’d like to do?


19 Responses to “Bachelorette on the Loose”

  1. fitandfuninthird June 26, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    I’m so happy you had such a great day/night!!! It sounds like everyone made you feel super special! šŸ™‚

  2. Alex @ therunwithin June 26, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Ok, I kind of love that you guys went to paint pottery. That is one of my favorite things to do.

  3. savorlifesflavors June 26, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    I am not sure what my Bachelorette party will entail, but I am currently planning my best friend’s party and we are going to NH for the weekend and staying in one of the bridesmaid’s houses. It will be a nice relaxing weekend with good friends and fun beverages!

  4. notsodomesticated June 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Aww I love it!!! I’m glad you had such an awesome time!! And mine was tame, too. Tame, and absolutely wonderful! šŸ˜‰

  5. healthhappinessandharmony June 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Looks like you had a great time! I would love something simple and tame. šŸ™‚

  6. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions June 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    That seriously sounds like a FANTASTIC bachelorette party. I’ve been to two bachelorette parties, one of which was awful in every sense of the word (the night ended with the future groom, who was bothering the future bride via text all night, threatening to break of the engagement), and the other of which was fun, but a little too alcohol-based for this alcohol-hating girl. If I ever get married, I’d love to do a pottery thing like you did — that seriously sounds like SO much fun!

  7. YourDailyGrace June 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I’m not all about drinking at all…I mean one yummy drink is enough to get me buzzed so I don’t see myself having a crazy bachelorette party. I LOVE painting pottery so that is a great idea or maybe something else creative or relaxing but certainly not bar hopping! And great food is a must for me also!

  8. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign June 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    First of all, i LOVE your lace shorts! Those are so cute!

    Secondly, this sounds like the perfect party! I’m not one for drinking and bar hopping so a craft, dinner, and fro yo sounds like so much fun! Those cupcakes look perfect!

    It looks like you girls had a blast and pretty sure you’re the cutest thing ever! šŸ˜€

  9. Brittany June 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    What a great party!! For my bachelorette party, we went out to eat at a local restaurant that I LOVE and went bowling! It was so fun!

  10. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    How sweet of them to make something for the two of you- you’ll treasure those forever! Aw! …It sounds like a wonderful Bachelorette party! Full of fun and love, perfect! šŸ™‚
    My bachelorette party was super small but it was so nice to spend time with the girls I love all at once. Girl time = Bliss!

  11. Sara June 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Awww I’m glad you had a wonderful time at your Bachelorette party! I’ve been to a pottery place where you can bring drinks with you, it was so much fun!


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