and they throw a pretty kick-awesome party.
my maid of honor asked if i wanted to know what she was planning or if i wanted to be surprised. i told her i trusted her completely, that they could use our house if need be, and the dates i was free.
that was IT.
since she was temporarily living a few states away, she recruited the other girls to help with the planning and execution. to this date, i don't know whose idea was what, so just know...my girls ROCK.
i was led upstairs (i'll spare you all the butt shots of this part) where i was able to change clothes and get ready (they also brought me some champagne...the beverages kept flowing so i was entertained and happy!) plus, the girls had to change and get ready too, so i was soon joined upstairs
at one point there were four girls in my master bathroom putting on makeup together. and one pissed-off kitty hiding from the mayhem!
the girls then disappeared down the stairs, and eventually i was led out of my bedroom.
the downstairs area of the house had been transformed
i even had a "throne" complete with canopy.
people started gathering in, and once most people were there we were invited to dig in to the buffet. it was then i realized that these girls who know me so well had brought nearly all the food at my favorite grocery -- trader joe's. unfortunately, i discovered a couple of new favorite foods that night that are now staples!
we milled around, snacked and chatted for awhile and then i began opening gifts. i'll leave out the details there, but you can imagine...
but the person walked in and immediately started handing out scarves. she was a belly dance instructor, and that's what we spent the next bit of the party doing -- learning a few belly dance basics!
she was amazing, and fun. now that laura (my maid of honor) is back in town we have mad plans to start taking her classes a couple of times a month. a fitness class that anthony supports fully, haha!
all in all my bachelorette party was exactly what i wanted -- time spent with amazing girls, and lots of laughter. the gifts were amazing (and all fit!), but the time spent with these girls who i dearly love was the best part of the night.