Friday, October 16, 2009

The Party Proposals

My girls have been nothing short of fabulous. I haven't had them do much of anything but I'm always getting a text or email asking how wedding plans are going and if there is anything they can do to help me out yet. I'm waiting for the big stuff before I start to wear them out. :)

A couple of weeks ago I recieved something from one of my Maid of Honor's that three of them put together, it was called the "Party Proposal Pack". My girls are already thinking about the Bachelorette party which doesn't surprise me ONE BIT. We are always looking for an excuse to have a fun girls nite or weekend and what better reason then a bachelorette party?

Just a few months back one of our friends got married and for her bachelorette party we didn't hear about until one month before. Wouldn't be so bad if it was just a night on the town but it was a weekend in Palm Springs... on Memorial Day weekend. So that needed some planning! Long story short it was very little time and none of us had saved any money or prepared for the event on such a busy weekend in Palm Springs. Everything ended up working out but it caused a lotttt of issues so I knew my girls wouldn't want to have that issue with any of my fellow girls wanting to attend my bachelorette party.

Pole dancing lessons started off the weekend in Palm Springs

The delish shot I made up on a whim... 2 part X-Rated, 1 part Coconut Rum, 1 part Peach Schnapps, splash of pineapple juice if wanted... YUM!

Sorry, just had to share a couple pix from the weekend!

So first thing's first they made me pick out a weekend -- February 26-27 it is. After I gave them a weekend they put together a bunch of different ideas with not a lot of details. I got to go through the "Party Proposal Pack" and let them know my favorites and they would go from there. They want to give as much notice to all of my bridesmaids and friends as possible so people won't be bombarded like we were earlier this year. Here are the two that I picked, I won't send you all of them. Unfortunately I have them all as a PDF and have no clue on how to put them into a picture so I can add them so I will jsut have to copy and paste from a Word document. [Sidenote: If you know how to change PDF to a pic let me know!]

Miss Mojito’s Bachelorette Party: Final Fling Before the Ring
Newport Beach, CA
Sshhhh….Lodging is a secret
February 26-28, 2010

Day 1
- Arrive early Friday afternoon or Friday evening depending on driving group.
- Dinner will be prepared by bridesmaids.
- Surprise + Game night & Wedding Movie watching

Day 2
- Get up! It’s time for brunch!
- R&R time. Feel free do whatever it is you fancy around the OC
- It’s time for dinner!!! Time to board the limo and go to dinner!
- Leave dinner and board the limo to take us to our next location!
- It’s 1:15, time to start wrapping things up and board limo back!

Day 3
- Get up and have a breakfast prepared by Bridesmaids.
- Hang out in Newport and head back home.
Miss Mojito’s Bachelorette Party: Last Chance for Romance!
Las Vegas, NV
Ssshhhh….Lodging a secret
February 26-28, 2010

Day 1
- Let the Festivities Begin! Arrive at Kristen’s House for the carpool Van. Leave at 8:00 a.m to arrive by noon.
- Let the Fun begin and check into hotel!
- Nap time or downtime until dinner... I'm sure most will gamble and shop!
- Be ready for Dinner at 7:30 p.m, Restaurant TBD
- 10 p.m. dinner is over! Time to hit the casino and do some bar hopping!

Day 2
- Sleep in a little and get up for some typical Vegas fun.
- Lunch on your own.
- Head back to hotel room for appetizers, drinks, and bridal shower-like games.
- Get ready for night out on the town, dinner, and club night!

Day 3
- Get up and be ready to check out by noon
- Stop somewhere for a bite to eat… Grandma’s in Victorville for Mexican?!
- Be home around 5:00 pm
Some of the other places involved wine tasting and San Diego. I really wanted to do something that was an entire weekend. Selfish? Maybe. But I wanted the most time available to have a good time for the weekend with my girls. I know once I'm married, and even more so when we start a family, those weekend getaways will be few and far between so I want to make the best of it.

The idea of the first night low key having some girl time and then letting loose on the other night really appeals to me. If you know me, you know I'm a Vegas girl... I can never get enough, so they know that was one of my top places. But I also know what a great time I can have down in Newport. The thing that I told them to finalize the decision is the feedback from all of my friends. Honestly the most important thing to me is that the most important girls in my life can be there. I know money is tight, so if it doesn't seem like Vegas would work for all of the girls I want them to do Newport since it's just around the corner. That way even some girls could just come for the Saturday night festivities if they didn't want to partake in the whole weekend.
I know whatever it is, it will be FABULOUS! Because the Mojito Amigas are just awesome like that... can't wait to hear what the verdict is in the next month or two!
What did you / are you doing for your bachelorette party? Was it all a surprise or did you have some say in the festivities?


Llama said...

WOW! First of all...that is sooo awesome that your girls did that! What a great idea...I love it!
Both of the ideas sound so fabulous...and like you were saying...the most important thing is that all of your bestest girls are there!
I have never been no ideas for you from me personally...yet I have been to many and I think the best advice I could give is to make it what YOU want and your friends have obv. done that and too...make it something EVERYONE who is most important to you can afford...everything will be wonderful! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Morgan said...

Those ideas sound so fun! You have awesome bridesmaids to go to all this planning for you! P.S. To turn a PDF into a pic, depending on which version of Adobe Acrobat you have, you can either "Save As" and select Jpeg from the drop down, or you can use the "Snapshot tool" (looks like a camera) and select the PDF, then open Paint and paste it in there, then save as a jpeg. Hope that helps!

Jen said...

Wow! Your girls are SO good! What amazing ideas!

For mine, I did a whole weekend as well. Friday night the girls got dressed to the 9's and we went out for a fancy dinner and night of drinking, but in a classy way, nothing too drunk or not out too late. Saturday we lounged by the pool all day and the girls had little surprises for me all throughout the day making it SO fun! Saturday night we had a limo and we all got dressed in our bridal party tank tops and had a private area reserved at a bar in was an unforgettable weekend!

Katie said...

This is so cute! I love proposals!!!! I am going to have to use this as inspiration!