Tuesday, September 18, 2012
On Saturday, we had a few hours in between the shower and the bachelorette party. Jennie took a much deserved nap, and in a brilliant dash of forward planning, I made two casseroles. We had a Sunday brunch planned with the groomsmen, and I was glad I squeezed in that casserole prep before the night got crazy.
We didn't have to do any cooking for the party because we had some yummy appetizers catered. Bridesmaid Lauren's house was perfect for the party and all of us could hang out together enjoying the food, drinks and a game. Jennie's mom, aunt Donna, and future mother-in-law all joined in the fun, plus so many of Jennie's great friends. I'm loving these women but it should be no wonder though. Anyone who is a friend to Jennie is a friend to me!
In another stroke of great forward planning, Bridesmaid Karen ordered a party bus. Not for the whole night but just to get us from point A to point B. It was fantastic. We grabbed a drink for the road and cruised the thirty minutes to the Kit Kat Lounge.
Jennie's only request for the whole day was to see drag queens, so we obliged. It was not a full on show, but one performer (Sunny Dee-light) who would come out and sing a couple of songs every twenty minutes or so. It was perfect for the group of us because we could sit in our comfy chairs and dance along. I loved the whole thing because we had (again) set so much of it up in advance that we didn't have to worry while we were there. Drinks, dessert, reserved table - all done ahead. I also loved it because I love pop music. You should have seen me when she sang "Call Me Maybe." I died.
I really did have so much fun! I didn't bring my camera or my phone along, so there are no more pictures from the rest of the night on here. But I do have Lauren and Rachel's cell phone numbers memorized. About midnight I text both of them from Jennie's phone to tell them I was having SO much fun. They didn't respond. Hmmm... We made one more stop and danced a little more before we headed home for the night.
The next morning I felt more like I was 29 and not a dancing machine. I was sure glad I made those casseroles the day before. We had such a great time and really accomplished what a good bachelorette party should do - we celebrated the bride-to-be!