So, last weekend I hosted a Bachelorette party weekend at the house in Charleston for a dear friend, who is getting married in a few short weeks. We had a great weekend full of great food, good wine, nice conversation and lots of celebrating the Bride-to-be.
Everyone came into town on Friday evening and we enjoyed a wonderful lasagna that Claire prepared and we gathered around the table with several bottles of wine and did what we do best...talk about everything!
On Saturday, Abby prepared her amazing breakfast casserole (recipe can be found here), Claire made her famous Bloody Mary's, I made my Mom's monkey bread, and there was plenty of Mimosas to go around. After brunch, we celebrated Laura with a lingerie shower and then we headed to the beach to catch some sun.
Saturday night, we ate dinner at The Macintosh in downtown Charleston and it was so yummy. Afterwards, we hit up all of our favorite bars and stayed out way too late. On Sunday before we had to say goodbye, we brunched at the Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan's Island. I am so glad we ate there! The food and the atmosphere were perfect! It was such a lovely weekend and I can't wait to see Laura get married in Colorado in a few weeks.
Since I insisted that everyone stay with me, I had to make sure everything was perfect. I bought lots of fresh flowers, cleaned until I couldn't clean anymore, and threatened my child if she dared make a mess. I also made these cute party boxes for each guest.
I filled them with everything we would need to ensure a successful weekend.
Here is what I used and how I did it. What you need:
- 9 in x 9 in Kraft Paper Box - I found all my craft supplies at Hobby Lobby
- 3 in wide washi tape
- Silk flowers
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Tissue paper
Use washi tape to tape the sides and top of the box to look like a ribbon. Cut flowers off of the stems and carefully use a hot glue gun to glue the flowers to the top of the box. Add tissue paper.
Now for the fun part, fill your box!
What I used:
- Small bottle of Lamarca Proseco
- Mini bottle of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka with a can of Country Time Lemonade
- CLIF protein bars
- Benne wafers
- Extra spearmint gum
- Purifying mask
- Travel sunscreen
- Hair ties
- Metallic Tattos
- Bride button
- Bride can cooler
- Light up ring
There are few things more Southern that sweet tea, so I included some Firefly vodka and lemonade.
I made some fresh Benne Wafers as well. For those of you who don't know, Benne Wafers are a Charleston tradition. These thin, crunchy, toasted sesame cookies are the perfect sweetness for when you have a sweet tooth. I used this recipe from here.
Gather your snacks and place everything in the box. Then, place a name tag and you're done!