Tuesday, June 25
“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” ~Martin Luther
Since I’ll be going to a wedding this weekend, I thought I ought to write about the bridal shower and bachelorette party that I threw for the bride!
My friend Melissa is getting married this weekend, so in April we had a super fun bridal shower. It was the first bridal shower I’ve thrown on my own, but it was a fairly small party (we had to fit everyone into my one bedroom apartment!), so it wasn’t terribly difficult.
Her wedding colors are peach and pink, and since I was feeling lazy I just had a couple desserts, fruit, cheese, and crackers. I wish I had taken pictures of some of the other decorations, but just believe me that they were cute!
We did some wedding mad libs, played pin the lips on the bride, and made some bath salts.
The only boy allowed, and our cutest guest!
Sadly, this is the best picture I got of myself and the bride. The groom and I made secret plans for him to show up at the end of the shower to surprise her with flowers, but unfortunately (for the first time in my life) I didn’t have any leftovers for him to eat!
Everyone had a great time! Helped by the fact that most of the guests were not Mormon, so even though they were all in their mid-20s, they hadn’t been to many (if any) bridal showers before.
Last weekend, we had the bachelorette party!! The night started with some yummy sushi, then we headed to karaoke! No one else had ever been to an Asian karaoke place, so we all had a good time. I think perhaps they thought that a Mormon bachelorette party (meaning lacking alcohol) would mean it was boring, but I’m pretty sure when you get a bunch of girls together to belt Spice Girls songs at the top of their lungs it is more fun than going to a club! (Then again, what do I know?)
I did feel incredibly old when I picked “Like a Virgin” by Madonna for the first song (fitting for a bachelorette party don’t you think?) and only myself and one other girl (we were the two oldest there) knew the song! This happened for a couple other songs we picked as well. Who knew that 2-3 years caused such a gap in music knowledge?!
It was a great night, and after it ended, the 3 of us pictured above had a sleepover at my apartment and a yummy brunch before church the next day, so it was pretty much a whole weekend event!
I can’t wait to go to the wedding this weekend!