Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lisa's Bachelorette Party

Okay, so I really can't believe it took me this long to post about one of the most incredible weekends I have ever had.  It was one of those bachelorette parties where everyone was just so genuinely happy for the bride and couldn't wait to celebrate her.

For those of you that don't know my friendship with Lisa let me explain.  She and I went to camp together for six years, but it wasn't until we were put in the same cabin as co-counselors that we really bonded.  We had the best summer ever and we promised we would stay close.  She was planning on going to Tulane and I was planning on going to Wisconsin, so we really didn't see a future as that good of friends.  Well, about three days before the college acceptance deadline I called Lisa to see if her sister had any recommendations on who I should live with at Texas, I explained I decided to switch.  Lisa just happened to be in Austin that weekend and decided she couldn't miss the opportunity to live their for four years and had changed her mind THAT day.  So with a little bit of fate and a whole lot of luck, Lisa and I began our college journey together as roommates and best friends.

The weekend was so special because almost all of her best friends and bridesmaids were able to attend.    There was a little bit of college reminiscing, but most importantly we kept the focus on our main goal, making sure Lisa had the best weekend ever.

Since Lisa has gone out in Austin hundreds of times her sister wanted to make sure we spiced this weekend up a little bit.  So we went line dancing!!  We dressed the part and prepared to get in on the action.  I have never been line dancing but when we got there all it was couples going around in circles.  Don't worry we just inserted ourselves in the middle and took care of business.

We knew we wanted to have a "planned" activity and we knew there were a bunch of places we wanted to visit while in Austin.  So we decided to rent a party bus and hit all our favorite spots.  The weather was beautiful so we made sure most of them were outside!!

 After the party bus everyone went back to the hotel to rest up and get ready.  We got our hair done at Blo (my favorite blow dry bar ever!!) and then hurried back to decorate.  Rather than just getting the traditional decorations we decided to develop hundreds of pictures of us with Lisa through the years.  The next few pictures are her reaction, but honestly they only semi depict the moment.  It was pretty unreal.

We then showed a video Stacy made with Adam that just showed us once again how adorable the two of them are together.

Lisa gave us each a pair of Hanky Pankys with our initial on them.. how sweet is she?
Then the final surprise for this portion of the night arrived with some Champs courtesy of Adam:)

 It only seemed appropriate to have dinner at the restaurant we went to whenever we wanted to celebrate an occasion.  Thank you Siders for an unforgettable meal.

 I have mentioned before that seeing the Spazmatics perform at Cedar Street was a staple in our college lives.  The fact that they were playing and we got in not only for free, but VIP and they gave us free champagne, only made the night even more surreal.

 Our final destination was Pete's Piano Bar where we bribed the guy the big bucks ($10 in Austin is like a real lot of money to give to someone at a bar to make things happen) to get our girl on stage.

What better way to end the weekend with an obsessive amount of Queso?

At Trudy's - Home Sweet Home

 I apologize for such a long post, but honestly I didn't want to leave any details out.  I cannot wait to celebrate more with Lisa AND ADAM December 15th 2012!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone I will be back on Monday with a recap and hopefully a little richer (I am going to Vegas Friday!!)


  1. Hey ladies, How are you? Hope you enjoyed your party. Have you used the party bus service in Texas? I did and really really fabulous.