I love parties. I love planning and executing parties. The hosting, not so much. BUT I did love Gayle’s bachelorette party (part1) at Los Poblanos. Partially because I was so stressed out about planning the weekend, but as soon as I turned into Los Poblanos’ long drive ALL THE STRESS WENT AWAY. It’s magic. It is a deliciously sweet and magical place. (you may remember my birthday weekend here– hey any excuse to stay here I will take.)
The party was so much fun. We drank (non-alcoholic. baby sister doesn’t drink). We played (the game was ‘junk in the trunk,’ but we place the box in front and not on the rump. We also used little bags of sour patch kids instead of balls. SPK are Gayle and Patrick’s favorite candy. THIS GAME WAS HILARIOUS. We ended up dividing into two teams and had each team try to toss their candy into their person’s box. Once all the bags were in the box the person wearing the box had to try to get all the candy out of the box, not using their hands. Let’s just say, my team won thanks to some creative twerking.). Gayle opened gifts (mostly tame, she has friends who know and love her). We laughed. People left. Gayle took a lavender bubble bath. I cleaned. We slept. Perfection.
Things I took away from the night: The sweetest, most thoughtful friend brought a gift for me (she brought one for Gayle too). It was such a kind gesture. Her note instead was a kind reminder that I was loved and all my work for the wedding was appreciated. (hostess gift for the win- always!)
The bride just wants to relax and have fun. DON’T EVER BRING DRAMA TO A BRIDE. That is so so so selfish. Let the bride think all the planning was easy. The bridesmaids were all darlings to deal with (they were!!!!! honestly!). The bride has so much to deal with, that if you can work something out or just get over it- DO THAT. A few months from now, take her to coffee and tell her how witchy some things (or people) were and laugh about it. She’ll appreciate that you didn’t bring it up during her wedding season.
Ladies love to kiss things- and then judge how their lips look. The guestbook was just a piece of paper and a lot of lipstick. It’s such a fun way to ‘sign’ in. You can frame it, or do as the modern gals do and just take a pic and then throw it away. 😉
The morning after Gayle, a friend, and I had breakfast at the Inn. After breakfast we had a few hours to prep for the next part of the weekend… get ready for part 2!