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My Best Friend’s Wedding: Finally, The Bachelorette Party!

So, I’ve already talked about my best tips for planning a baseball-themed bachelorette party AND shown you the awesome gift bags I madeToday, you get to see how the party actually turned out!  Three words: TONS OF FUN.

We met at my house and caravanned to Miller Park in two cars.  Once there, we set up our spread and got to partying!

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One of the great things about Miller Park is the ability to tailgate.  And we Wisconsinites are serious about our tailgates—we’re talking tents, stereos, bean bag toss, the whole 9 yards. We had a total blast, grilling out and chilling before the game!

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The lovely bride to be:

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Instead of your traditional “bachelorette” crown or sash, I made her a button—I took a regular Brewers pin and added the “Bride” ribbons to it.  It was perfect for B—not too flashy but still marked her as the bride!

After grilling out and chilling in the parking lot for awhile, we headed into the game. 

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Of course, we had to stop and take a few pictures in the “big glove!”

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And then we headed up to our seats.  We were waaaaaay up there in the nosebleeds, but it was so much fun.  And we brought in our “Congrats, Michelle!” banner!

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After the game was over, we headed back to our cars.  Most of the guests headed home, but Lauren, Jenny, Beezus and I headed out to one of our favorite bars.  We shared a few pitchers and had a great time, then took a cab home & called it a night!

It was a really fun bachelorette party & I know the bride had a great time.  Stay tuned—up next I’ll be recapping the wedding!

See all of the posts in the My Best Friend’s Wedding series here:

My Best Friend’s Wedding:  Beezus
Shower Theme & Invitations
Shower Décor & Favors
The Bridal Shower: A Big Success!
Bachelorette Party Planning Tips
Bachelorette Party Gift Bags

My Best Friend’s Wedding:  KDoc
Dress Shopping

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My Best Friend’s Wedding: Bachelorette Party Gift Bags

Ack, I am so sorry for my absence!  Two weddings in two weeks—both of which I was heavily involved in—makes for a very busy and TIRED Amy. 

Last we left off, I had posted my tips for planning an alternative bachelorette party—in this case, a baseball themed party for my best friend.  Today, I’ll show you how the gift bags came together!

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Each bag contained:

A personalized t-shirt…

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A bag of ballpark peanuts…

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A package of Twizzlers…

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3 Baseballs…

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…filled with M&Ms!

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Some fun Brewers notepads…

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A package of chewing gum…

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And a silly Brewers straw.

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Of course, I had help from CC while assembling…

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I was really happy with how the bags turned out.  Dr. Groomy & I attended another bachelor/bachelorette party the week after this one and I assembled bags for that party too! 

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Since it was a much bigger party (30 people compared to 10!), I did these bags on a smaller scale.

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They contained:

A mini-stuffed baseball…

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A package of ballpark peanuts…

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Some bubblegum…

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And baseball cards for trading!

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I love crafting stuff like this and I am so happy with how both sets of bags turned out.  Most of the materials were found at The Dollar Store & Target, so they were affordable, too!  Please comment to let me know if you have any questions.  The t-shirts were made using the screen printing services of Zazzle, and the poem on the t-shirt was written by the bride’s sister. 

Up next, I’ll post about the actual Bachelorette Party.  And then I will recap her wedding!  Stay tuned…

Oh, and have you checked out my other blog?

See all of the posts in the My Best Friend’s Wedding series here:

My Best Friend’s Wedding:  Beezus
Shower Theme & Invitations
Shower Décor & Favors
The Bridal Shower: A Big Success!
Bachelorette Party Planning Tips

My Best Friend’s Wedding:  KDoc
Dress Shopping

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My Best Friend’s Wedding: Baseball Game Bachelorette Party

This past weekend was my best friend B’s bachelorette party.  We went to a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game and had a great time!  Planning a bachelorette party for a baseball game—or another alternative event—is a lot easier than you might think.  Here’s some tips based on what I learned during the planning process!

1. Plan a party based on your bride and decide WHO you’d like to include. For B, we knew right off the bat that a baseball game would be perfect for her.  She is a lifelong Brewers fan & is a pretty low-key gal, so something fun like tailgating at Miller Park (where the Brewers play) was perfect for her.  We also wanted to make sure the event would be fun for her mother & mother-in-law, and her little sisters (both of whom are not 21 yet).  Doing an “alternative” bachelorette party like this allowed all of them to participate!

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2. Decide WHAT you want the party to include. We knew we’d be tailgating & attending the baseball game, so we decided that we would make the party cost be one flat rate that all guests could pay that would include “everything.”  For the baseball game, the cost per guest was $40.  This included a game ticket (we went with the $15 variety), a bachelorette party t-shirt, and the tailgate food & condiments.  Everyone was to bring their own beverage & anything they wanted to eat or drink INSIDE the stadium was at their own expense.  This worked perfectly for our group.  We had everyone bring cash or make checks payable to me, and I took care of purchasing the food, tickets, & t-shirts.  Everyone brought chairs & such to the tailgate, but all food, condiments & supplies were provided.

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The bachelorette party t-shirts (left is the front, right is the back). 
I’ll be posting more about these in my next post!

3. KISS:  Keep It Simple, Stupid.  We met at one location, caravanned to the park, and everyone paid me ahead of time.  ONE person bought the tickets, the food, etc. so that we weren’t doling money out to several of us.  We kept the food simple too—hot dogs &  brats (so we didn’t have to buy more than one type of bun), simple condiments of ketchup, mustard & relish, chips, veggies, fruit, & cookies.  It was an easy and inexpensive menu to plan and execute.

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4. Have fun with it!  If you’re a regular reader, you know that I LOVE to plan fun surprises and do crafty DIY stuff.  I made each guest a favor—a bachelorette party goodie bag—filled with baseball-themed stuff.  I hit up the Dollar Store & the Party Store for most of the fun supplies.  More on this in my next post.

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All in all I would say our baseball game bachelorette was a rousing success.  More to come on the party packs & the actual event!  Stay tuned.

What kind of fun bachelorette parties have you planned or attended?

See all of the posts in the My Best Friend’s Wedding series here:

My Best Friend’s Wedding:  Beezus
Shower Theme & Invitations
Shower Décor & Favors
The Bridal Shower: A Big Success!

My Best Friend’s Wedding:  KDoc
Dress Shopping

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The Post-Wedding…Facial Hair?

We’re all well aware of the phenomenon of the Post-Wedding-Chop…that is, when brides, who likely have been growing their hair long for months on end to achieve a beautiful updo for their weddings, CHOP their hair off shortly after getting married.  I myself thought I would be running right out to get my hair cut…but we’ve been married almost 6 months and I have yet to do so.  But ladies, have you ever heard of the Post-Wedding…Facial Hair?  No?  Allow me to explain.

This is the phenomenon that occurs with husbands who can grow facial hair at a high rate of speed.  Many of them choose to go fresh-faced for their weddings…ala my own husband:

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Afterwards, however…instead of a post-wedding-chop, they let their facial hair grow.  Sometimes, for months on end, until they have an epic beard like this one:

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Then, they might shave their beard, say, at the end of football season, when their team has just won the Super Bowl.  Now it’s time to focus on the next sports, like March Madness…and baseball.  And if you know how superstitious men get about football…well, baseball, it’s like ten-fold.  If your husband decides not to shave for all of baseball season, you’re looking at like, 7 months out of the year of facial hair.  And even he might get annoyed.  So, he decides to find a player with some superb facial hair (hopefully from his own team) to emulate.  And he does. 

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And then you come home from work and are scared shitless at the strange facial hair on your husband’s face.

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Or maybe that’s just me.

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“I Won’t Marry You Until I Have A Job”

Sorry, this is too cute not to share.

{Via this Huff Post Comedy Story}

Did any of you have any goals you had to meet before you decided to take the plunge and get married?

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CHAMPS.

 

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It was an epic season.  And an epic win.  And I have an epic hangover.

*Source for both photos:  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Super Bowl!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled recaps to take a quick time-out:

The Green Bay PACKERS
are in the SUPER BOWL this weekend.

Do you know what this means to me?

No, seriously, you do not get it.  I am the BIGGEST Packers fan ever.  To the point that I go into conniptions during the games.  Like the NFC Championship?  Um, yeah.  I had to LOCK MYSELF IN THE BATHROOM during the last two minutes of the game because I was so amped up/stressed out that I couldn’t handle watching it.

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Afterwards, we toasted to the coach with green beers (hello, food coloring) and celebrated the fact that finally, our boys are going back to the Big Game!  And we’ve finally moved past that effing douchebag Brett Favre.  He is an epic douche…with a tiny penis (The article, from Dead Spin, is ok, but the video is definitely NSFW).

[Sorry, was that vulgar?  Well, too bad.  It’s true!]

So, needless to say, I am quite excited about this weekend.  We are having peeps over and it is going to be off-the-hook.  I’m sure this song will be on repeat:

So, until next week, Go Pack Go!

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