Hi guys!! Long time no talk!! I am so sorry for my absence from the blog at the end of last week and beginning of this week. My cousin, Kate, and her friends came into town last Thursday morning then it was go go go until they left Sunday. I have been busy playing catch up these past couple days because I am leaving for the lakehouse in Georgia today. My life is a little hectic and crazy right now, but I wouldn’t change anything about it.
I have got to fill you in on all the details of my cousin’s bachelorette party in Dallas this past weekend. My sister, the maid of honor (my cousin’s friend) and I spent months organizing and planning this big event and it was even better than expected. The boys/dogs got kicked out for the weekend and all the girls moved into my house. It was so fun!!! I have a lot to show you so this might take a couple days. 😉
My sister and I spent so much time ordering and making decorations, signs, party favors, etc., but last week the real prep-work began! My sister had the brilliant idea to make watermelon jello slices for the pool party we were having at her apartment on Friday. It wasn’t too hard, but with all the extra gelatin to help the jello stick to the watermelon rind, they were a little rubbery.
We planned to eat most meals at my house so we could save money all weekend. Costco was a huge time saver with ready-to-eat sandwiches, quinoa salads, dips, etc., but I did prepare a couple salads too. It was so nice to have so many meals ready to go when we were ready to eat.
My sister order these letter balloons to hang in the living room! We got these bags (Etsy, I think) for all the girlies!
One of the many tables we set up before the girls arrived.
Thursday morning, my sister and I went to pick up the girls from the airport. They all flew from New York. Our first stop was at Boot Barn so the bride and I could get some cowboy boots. I can’t believe I haven’t had any for all these years! I will show you my new pair later in this post.
After we went home and got the girls settled, we had a couple drinks, some lunch, and played a few games before heading over to Truck Yard for a drink and a fun atmosphere.
We continued our games at our table that used to be a car. Yes, we were all sweating like pigs because Dallas is HOTTTT right now, but we didn’t care too much.
After awhile we headed back home, but not without a picture with the bride as the “I.” #dallasstrong
How cute is this Instagram sign my sister made for the bride?? Isn’t she talented??
The bride requested a photo booth so the maid of honor ordered this cute backdrop and tons of props, which made for so many fun pictures all weekend.
Thursday night was our “cowboy/country” theme night. The maid of honor got us all tanks that said “bride squad” so we decided to pair those with our jeans/shorts and boots.
How cute is my cousin?
We had margaritas and taco night at my house before another surprise! Our limo arrived at 8pm to take us our to Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth for some line dancing! We had a blast singing and dancing all the way there (and back).
A few of our boots!! Mine are the second from the right with all the funky designs. I LOVE them and want to wear them everywhere.
We didn’t get to ride the bull 😉 but we had a blast completing a bunch of “country/cowboy” themed dares throughout the night before it was time to head home and get some rest for more fun on Friday!
I will be back tomorrow for Day 2 of the bachelorette party!! Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow from Georgia!
- Do you know how to line dance?
- What did you do this past weekend?
- Do you have any trips coming up?