And that's exactly what we did this past Saturday! We had loads of fun celebrating my best friends last night out as a single woman! Elisha and her upcoming wedding on October 9th is one of the main reasons for my lengthy trip back here to the states. I am the lovely Matron of Honor (although I'd rather be called the Maid of Honor- Matron makes me sound so incredibly old, don't you think?), so it was my duty to throw her the most fabulous Bachelorette party a girl could ask for!
Elisha and I have known one another for years...21 to be exact. Unbeknown to us, we actually met in preschool, although we didn't become besties until Freshman year of high school. It wasn't until we started hanging out together in high school that we discovered we knew each other way back when we were still watching Barney and Friends. Elisha found a video of our preschool graduation and guess who was standing right beside her singing "Hand on My Head?" That's right, yours truly! Crazy, huh?! Guess we were just destined to be BFFs! So you see why this Bachelorette party had to be top notch...I love my bestie to death and she totally (along with my fabulous college roommate, Nancy Jo) threw me a Bachelorette bash to remember back when I got hitched in 2007. It was time to return the favor!
There was ALOT on the party agenda for the day...starting off with one of the craziest, sexiest, and sweatiest activities I'd ever done. I know you've got to be thinking all kinds of naughty things right now...and you might be kind of right! This activity that I convinced all the girls to participate in (although they didn't need much convincing) was something NONE of us had ever done before and was completely perfect for a Bachelorette party full of sexy ladies! AND it was an awesome workout...bonus! Have you guessed what we did yet?!
Private Pole Dancing Party!!!
The girls said they'd kill me if I put this on Facebook...but in my defense, we all look FABULOUS and this isn't Facebook! Loophole! You gals can kill me later. :)
It was hands down one of the most fun things I'd ever done! And the girls can't stop talking about it! Sabrina, our pole instructor, is fierce. Obviously. She's literally hanging upside down above our heads on a pole. Bananas. She did a little routine for us before we started the class and all of our jaws were sitting on the floor. She's a phenomenal pole dancer and a phenomenal athlete. She's only been doing this pole dancing thing for a little over 2 years and she's THAT good. And this isn't the kind of pole dancing you'd see at a strip club. It's like lyrical dancing mixed with acrobatics. Simply beautiful. Sabrina made us all feel so comfortable and sexy. I've never felt so sexy in my life! Now, I mean, D does a pretty good job of making me feel sexy, but this was a different kind of sexy. A sexy that you pull out from within. Sexy only a woman would understand. It was empowering! I wholeheartedly thought I'd be doing the uncomfortable giggling thing the whole time, but I didn't! I LOVED every second of that class! And talk about a work out...WHEW! All the girls were sweating their butts off. I was super sore the next day, too. I'm just putting it out there, but I'd totally get a pole in my home if my ceilings weren't ridiculously high and I didn't think my German landlords would mind. Every girl should take one of these classes at least once in their lifetime...and if you want the best experience possible, take it from Sabrina at Stiletto Fitness Boutique in NC. You won't be disappointed!
Here is a video that showcases exactly how awesome Sabrina is at her craft. She's got to have the strongest core of anyone I've ever seen. Phenomenal.
Now on to the rest of the Bachelorette festivities! After the pole dancing party, we all got dolled up in our animal print dresses (per the theme of the party and requested by the bride herself) and headed to Noma's Urban Bar and Grill downtown for dinner and drinks!
After dinner, we headed back to my parents house for a little lingerie shower and cocktail hour! Special thanks to the lovely Nancy Jo for helping me make this fabulously naughty cake! It turned out great thanks to your cake decorating expertise!
I tried to make this party as personalized as possible with custom labels, swag bags, DIY animal print decorations, and a signature cocktail! The Bachelorette Survival Kits pictured above had all kinds of goodies inside. To be a bit tasteful, I created (with the help of my sewing inclined little sister) "condom pockets" to disguise the aforementioned contraceptive. I also made little pouches to hold two Advil pills for that heinous hangover that was sure to disable us the next morning. The "Kit Contents" description on the bag said this:
My makeshift photo booth was also a hit! We had a blast posing with fake moustaches, sunglasses, and censored bars!
Next, we showered the bride to be with lots of sexy lingerie and naughty items. Jake is sure to be a happy boy!
Then it was time for games with lots of...ahem...genitals? I mean c'mon, what would a
Bachelorette party be without a few wieners!?
Bachelorette party be without a few wieners!?
Finally, after all the wieners had been pinned, the panties had been accounted for, and the loose caboose cocktail had been drank, we made our way to a local gay bar for some prowler free dancing! The bar owners were nice enough to have a little section reserved for our party, gave us our own personal bar waiter, and the first round of drinks was on them! So sweet! We had the best time dancing the night away. And we were complimented on our hair, shoes, and outfits all night long. I'm telling you, if you want some instant gratuitous praise, just head to a gay bar. Best decision of the night!
Now that my party planning duties are done, all that's left to do is wait for the wedding that is coming in less than two weeks! Should be an event to remember. Stay tuned!