2 out of 3 ain't bad.
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Palm Springs Before the Rings - 2014 Bachelorette Party Tote Bag by CuppaCuriosities
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I flew into Orange County, where Betsy the Maid of Honor of the Century picked me up.
We had a quick post counseling ice cream sesh with the Bride and Groom, and then a good night's sleep before the weekend's shenanigans.
Betsy and Cari tracked down one awesome rental house out in Palm Desert.
It was the perfect house for our weekend of fun.
Three bedrooms, three baths, pool, hot tub, game area, gorgeous kitchen, giant projector screen.
Yeah, I was kind of impressed with the projector screen.
(It actually came in handy...stay tuned).
We had a total of 8-10 invited guests throughout the weekend.
Along with one, well, actually FOUR, VERY MUCH NOT INVITED guests.
Kinda rude, don't you think?
The good news is, Betsy has EATEN this kind of guest before. So she is very comfortable with them.
And the bride?
Well she did more than I did.
I think its cause she has Bride Power.
I mean how many brides do you know willing to kill
Love that girl.
Both those girls.
I heart anyone willing to kill a roach so I don't have to.
Anyway, once those issues were taken care of, the festivities began.
Friday night, we kicked off the celebrations with virgin margaritas.
We had a bit of a snafu with the rental company regarding the pool heat - so we kept indoors for the evening - but got some serious craft on.
Betsy and I provided supplies for friendship bracelets, felt leaf garlands, and clothespin magnets.
They took the supplies and ran with it.
It was amazing the stuff they came up with.
Betsy and I took a second trip to Walmart to get more craft goodies.
The craft-elorette party was a total hit.
After a fabulous dinner of Betsy's chicken skewers, we kept with the bride's favorite food on a stick theme
(okay, it's not really her favorite, but she did text me after the shower asking me if I could live solely on food on a stick...I think there is a fairly decent chance that I could).
We had indoor s'mores.
While the girls watched bridal themed movies.
(The Proposal, 27 Dresses, Sweet Home Alabama, Bride Wars, and The Wedding Planner)
Saturday Morning, we got up and whipped up some breakfast.
Since I don't really do that whole touching meat thing, I scrambled eggs, and Betsy fried up some bacon.
In a desk chair.
The crafts continued through the day Saturday.
I was kinda jealous of everyone's creative skills.
They were creators.
I'm a copier.
But it was still fun.
We got the girls each a little goody bag that included a tank top, some candy, a drink coozy and straw.
Also, iPhones were in abundance.
I kept picking up the wrong one.
They were ALL WHITE. Kind of funny.
The sun came out.
And so did the pool guy.
So, we were able to enjoy some time in the H20.
For lunch, Betsy and I provided the deliciousness needed to make what I call "Caprese Grilled Cheese" sandwiches.
Pesto (aka Basil and Olive Oil)
They were SO tasty.
As the day wound down, it was time for the night to get riled up!
We decorated the house a bit, and then headed out to a local mexican restaurant for dinner.
After we concluded the fiesta of fun, we returned to the Heather (um, yeah, the house was named the Heather...weird), for some games and goodies.
Becky mixed up some mocktails, and we hit play on a certain scene in my favorite bride movie of all time, The Proposal (Betsy's idea) - to spice up the night.
Let's just say Ramon...or Oscar from the Office made a cameo appearance.
We played a few goofy games, and Cari...or should I say Jordan, received some sassy gifts.
Following the silliness, we had a Cold Stone style Ice Cream Mix In Bar.
With every topping and candy imaginable.
And oh yeah, we have dresses that are extremely tight around the ribcage to fit into in two weeks, no biggie.
Sunday morning came quickly....
Although, we did get that extra hour of sleep.
Wish I could take credit for planning it that way.
But credit or no credit it was more than appreciated.
We cleaned up the house, loaded the cars, said goodbye to the pool man and good riddance to the date beetles, and we were on our way to our respective homes.
And two weeks, this group of ladies will join back up to surround Cari and Jordan as they commit their lives together before the Lord!
We love you Cari & Jordan!!!!
<3 <3 <3
|Photo Credit: Betsy|
Also all of the hard work including but not limit to:
meat cooking, logistics, airport shuttling, bags & tanks, rental house hunt, menu planning, and beetle killing credit: BETSY