Friday, September 7, 2012
We're getting married in less than a month!!! We had our bachelor and bachelorette parties this weekend as well as our shower hosted by Rob's mom, sister and sister-in-law. It was a great wedding-filled weekend! My bffs Tara and Ryann took the lead planning my party and they did a great job! It was the perfect "Jen" party. We started the night at Tara's house for games, dinner and gifts. They decorated everything soooo well and they all had matching tanks with funny pictures on them from over the years. LOVED IT! The games were hilarious and everyone was WAY too generous with the gifts! I got so many beautiful things. The food was awesome - different fondues and delicious treats. They went all out! Then we went to a burlesque class at a studio in the West Loop and it was so fun. We all took it really seriously which was pretty funny. We learned some good moves before walking to RM Champagne Lounge, this new gorgeous champagne bar close by. We sat on the patio and it was so pretty! The server sabered our pink champagne and we played more games. Then we cabbed it over to Beauty Bar for manis and cocktails and photo booth fun. I kept saying I wanted a cheeseburger so Tara and Ryann got me one from down the street - talk about good friends :) I ate that with some helpers and then we went to Five Star and tried out our new burlesque moves in their room with a stripper pole - classy I know :) We had a great time swinging around and enjoying the room to ourselves. Just the right amount of crazy for a bachelorette party! It was such an awesome night - I had the best time with all my best friends! Wouldn't change a thing! Rob's party was planned by his bro and brother-in-law. They grabbed dinner at Bad Apple and then did some games of bowling at Timber Lanes before grabbing drinks at one of our favorite bars near our house. Sounds like they had a pretty awesome night too! The next day we went to our shower and we were blown away by all the amazing decorations Amy and Lynn made! It's unbelievable how creative and crafty they both are. Amy used her outstanding laser cutter to make some great signs for around the room. My favorite was the one that said "Make it rain" over the gifts. Pretty fab! She also had garland with photos from over the years and big tissue puff balls that really added to the room. Lynn made these awesome brown paper bag flowers - so cool! Very impressed! We enjoyed yummie food and a very clever game - who said it Facebook style - before opening presents. Once again, we couldn't believe how generous everyone was! We are so blessed and lucky to have such wonderful support from our loved ones. We got so many beautiful things and we're so grateful for everyone in our lives! Now that all the special occasions are over - we're just looking forward to our big day! We picked up our marriage license this week - very exciting! We're working on lots of little projects now - all the finishing touches! We're going to pick out our beers and favors this weekend. It'll be here before we know it - can't wait!
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