Oh. My. Gosh. You guys. I am STILL hurting from the weekend. Feel free to judge. These bones are definitely getting old. The good news: I can just now stomach writing about the total blast that was the Scottsdale Bachelorette Bash. We arrived at the Biltmore on Friday, and I instantly felt a connection to this luxurious compound. I knew we would get along just fine.
Picture me here with a glass of champagne
Since we were flying from east to west, we arrived at 11am and had the whole day to layout and shop. I picked up a super cute Lilly dress on sale for 75% off. I can’t find a picture of it on the internet, but I swear it exists and it is this really fun turquoise with a pleated skirt and gold brocade top. Anyway. There were 17 (yes) of us here to toast the beautiful bride, and we all met up at that gorgeous firepit above before heading out to Mastro’s for dinner.
Here is a link to the menu, if you are a fat kid like me and love reading menus
We got our dance party on later that night and into the next morning… and once my bestie (the bride’s sis) and I realized we had been up for over 26 hours, it was time to hit the hay. Of course I’m a superfreak and can’t sleep past 8am, so I was up 2 hours later, bumbling around the pool and spent the whole day catching up on all of
the important current world affairs Justin Bieber’s breakdown. Now that I’ve explained my antics that led to this 5 day sleep deprivation, I have to tell you the BEST part of the weekend: the lingerie shower!
Lingerie showers are such a great opportunity to give your bride the most fun attire that so girls few buy for themselves! I love shopping for these parties and picking out what I think will make her feel sexy (or comfy) or just happy to own! Sometimes these showers are called “personal” showers, and invite the guests to give other personal items, like jewelry…basically anything that is strictly for the bride, and not for the couple. Lingerie showers can be thrown (as this one was) at a bachelorette party or at home (a bridesmaid’s home, a private room at a restaurant or country club, or at a fun venue like a salon!), and are usually over the top girly. So here are some basic ingredients from the Scottsdale shower that made it an occasion to remember!
1) Food: think tea party fare and light bites. Wine and cocktails are a must! It can be fun to come up with a signature “pink” drink named after the bride, too!
2) Gifts. Panties, bras, nighties, and more! I already posted this gift guide, but it is a great place to start!
3) Games! Remember, opening gifts can take awhile, so you will probably only have time for one or two games. We did a panty line (with poem) and a question game for the groom!
The panty line poem is read by the hostesses, and each stanza corresponds with a pair of panties. Here it is…
I have a secret to share
About our little bride
She is obsessed with underwear
And that I cannot hide
So for our little panty queen
I gathered up some twine
And put the panties in a row
To make a panty line.
Lacey, these undies are to last you
All throughout your life
And Andrew will be pleased to say
He has a sexy wife!
So listen up to hear about
Your lifelong panty plan
These underwear, we have no doubt
Will last your whole life span
The first are for your wedding day
Of course they are pure white
We know Kevin will shout, “Hooray!”
When he sees you on that night
The next are for your honeymoon
They’re sexy and all lace
We hope you’ll leave your hotel room
’Cause Maui is such a gorgeous place!
On Valentine’s you’ll wear this pair
Before you hit the bed
‘Cause Cupid’s arrow in the air
Shoots tushies that are red
After a year has passed you’ll face
Anniversary number one
With these you’ll surely have a blast
’Cause leopard’s so much fun!
Then when the time is right for you
And don’t be saying, “Maybe”
You’ll wear your little pink or blue
In honor of your baby
And when your years of wedding bliss
Become the big 2-5
Don’t worry – you’ll just slip this on
To keep the sparks alive
When finally you’re old and gray
With these you can’t go wrong
’Cuz sorry Lacey but at that age
You just can’t wear a thong
The questions for the groom is always funny (seriously- my sides hurt), and this maid-of-honor actually video taped the groom’s responses, which made it extra fun! The idea is that the groom answers these questions ahead of time, and then the MOH reads them and the bride answers them at the shower. The answers are sometimes in sync, sometimes totally off, and always hilarious. Here are some sample questions:
Where did you meet?
Where was your first kiss?
Who said I love you first?
What’s your favorite thing about her?
What’s her most annoying habit?
What’s your most annoying habit?
How many children does she want to have?
What’s your favorite meal that she cooks?
What’s the best part about her personality?
What’s her favorite band?
What’s her favorite restaurant?
How long does it take her to get ready?
If she could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
What’s your Sunday night routine?
Disclaimer on this: Make sure you give the groom a list with the pronoun “SHE” (i.e. How many children does SHE want to have? If SHE could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?) because my adorable, only-child husband answered all of the questions about HIMSELF when we did this at my bachelorette party. Love you, babe.
D) Favors! It is always fun to leave with a little gift! These lingerie cookies are always a hit, or you can put together a little gift bag (with the nail polish you want your maids to wear at the wedding!)
This shower was held at a beautiful home, and was just the most perfect party for a Saturday night. Everyone headed out to Chelsea’s Kitchen
for dinner afterwards (amazeballs sea-salt chocolate chip cookies BTW), and then called it a (relatively) early night. The next day we brunched at True Food Kitchen
(edamame dumplings are to die for)(also, I am on a one-woman crusade to get a franchise in KC), and then headed home! So here I am on Wednesday, still a little groggy from all of the traveling and all of the fun!
Shop the Bachelorette Lingerie Gift Guide on this post.