Tis the season for fun and festive grownup drinks! With the abundance of Christmas soirees and the impending New Year’s Eve festivities, here are some ideas for holiday cocktails to serve at your next gathering…
Among countless other reasons, one of the things I was most excited about being Bridgette’s maid of honor was throwing her bachelorette party. Or rather, her bachelorette parties! Why yes, this incredible sister of mine is quite deserving of having not one, but two!, bachelorette celebrations. Double the fun, for sure.
Bridgette lives in NYC (at least for a couple more weeks!), but most of her college friends and bridesmaids live in North Carolina. Bridgette has an incredible bunch of friends in both North Carolina + NYC, so it seemed like a great idea to split up the celebrations so very few people had to travel too far or buy flights to get to the bachelorette locations! Plus, I really, really just wanted to throw two parties.. ha!
I headed up to Bridgette’s cute little apartment in NYC one Friday in March to kick off the weekend’s festivities. I even managed to pack a light amount of clothing in my suitcase so that there was more room for bachelorette decorations, food items, and, most importantly, bottles of wine! Yes, my suitcase with two bottles of wine made it through a couple metro rides, a bus ride to NYC, and a taxi to her apartment.
Whitney, Bridgette’s roommate at the time, and Karen, our childhood/lifelong dear friend, also were incredibly helpful in orchestrating events and food pickups! Since I was coming from out of town, this was crucial. Thankfully, Whitney could grab plenty of wine, fruits, cheeses, crackers, and the like, and Karen picked up the pre-ordered customized, delicious Georgetown Cupcakes in SoHo on her way to the party. I planned everything to be pink, navy, and gold (I’m just not a fan of the store-bought pink and black decor), and it was so fun making the decor and games coordinate with the vision of the bachelorette party!
I had never met any of the 10 or so girls attending Bridgette’s bachelorette party before (minus Karen & Bridgette, of course), though I had been emailing with them for months. I’d heard so, so many amazing things about each and every friend from Bridgette, and I was so excited to finally meet the wonderful women who help make Bridgette’s NYC experience so special and meaningful. She is incredibly blessed by such loving, encouraging, and fun friends in NYC!
Onto the party!
It was such a fun evening celebrating Bridgette!! Along with all of the good food and drinks + the lingerie shower, we played tons of fun games, including matching celebrating couples, mad libs, the Fiance Quiz, kiss the groom, sweet & spicy wedding advice, and a few more.
Then we went out to Stanton Social after the shower portion of the evening and continued the fun with celebrating the bride-to-be!
I hope B enjoyed her first bachelorette party as much as we all did! New York is such a lively, vibrant city & the perfect backdrop for this event.