Monday, August 6, 2012

Bachelorette weekend!

This past weekend Chicago J and NYC J treated me to a fun Saturday of events to celebrate the upcoming wedding.  It was great to see a number of friends from near and far who came to join in the festivities.  Three out-of-towners stayed at my house, so it was like having a giant slumber party for three nights!   I miss them already. 

Saturday was the big day of bride-oriented fun.  First, we had a lovely picnic in Central Park.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and we found a perfect shady spot to lay around and munch on sandwiches and fruit.  A light breeze kept us cool while we were there, which was fabulous!

Setting up for some fun!
Miss C hanging out with four moms and a mom-to-be. 
Then we headed back to NYC J's apartment for some air conditioning (totally awesome after hoofing it back to her place!), yummy sangria, and delicious desserts:

Yum, desserts!

Delicious bites from Le Pain Quotidien.
More tasty treats - tarts from LPQ and rectangular pastries from Epicerie Boulud.
NYC J knows me so well - dessert definitely comes before dinner!  So, after dessert, we headed to dinner at a great spot called The Smith.

Feeling full after a delicious dinner at The Smith!
And finally, after parting ways with NYC J (who had a sweet little baby and very patient hubby waiting for her at home!), we headed out to The Dove Parlour, a kitschy lounge downtown that has some mighty tasty cocktails.  My favorite was the Fig & Black Pepper Elixir!

Miss C and Chicago J at The Dove
Houston B and Miss C 
Our whole crew of gals at The Dove
We had such a fun day - everyone made me feel so special.  Nothing like hanging out with some of your favorite ladies to brighten up your weekend and make you really realize you're a bride.  (No greasy male strippers or questionable accessories required!)

Did you have a bachelorette party?  What did you do?

1 comment:

  1. What a fun, low-key bachelorette party. Love it!