The Bachelorette Party: Beaches, Boats, Babes, and Beer

As I mentioned last week, my bachelorette party was this past weekend! I drove up to Milwaukee on Friday, and picked up my bridesmaid Anna at the airport on the way. We started with a dinner of fish and chips and Summer Shandy at the Miller Time Pub and waited for the rest of the girls to arrive. Everyone joined us at the hotel as they got into town and we just chilled out, drank a few beers, chatted, and went to bed relatively early. We had a big day ahead of us!!

In the morning we got up and took our time getting ready before heading to The Wicked Hop to start the day off right. I began the day with a delicious mimosa, while my matron of honor Dona opted for the “liquid brunch”—aka, the sickest looking Bloody Mary I had ever seen.

We had to pose with Fabio before moving on to our next stop. As you can see, my BM Kiera got a little more friendly with him than I did.

Our next stop was the beach, where although the weather was not the warmest, at least it wasn’t raining! We spent the day relaxing, eating some delicious food that BM Anna’s mom had made for us, drinking beer on the beach, and building sandcastles.

Oh, and posing with random models who were taking pictures for their portfolios, naturally.

After the beach, it was back to BM Angelie’s condo to prep for the night. The condo was decked out with pink streamers, ribbon, and brightly colored daisies all over the place!

Never missing the little details, my sister/MOH Dani even drew our little flourish pattern on all of the gift bags!

After getting ready, we all gathered and the girls all explained how they knew me and gave a little toast to me and the mister. All the toasts were great and made me appreciate my wonderful group of girls.

Next up, the gifts, complete with a hangover kit from BM Dana and her sister Jenna, which included some Sprite, disinfecting wipes, gum, Advil, Tums, Altoids, Vitamin Water, and animal crackers. Oh yes, and a garbage bag, just in case!

The last present I opened contained the items I had to wear that night. Thankfully, they were all pretty tame (my friends know me very well). My ruffly satin sash was very cute, and wait a second… what does that say? The “future Mrs. Mascara”, of course! A not-so-subtle nod to my Weddingbee moniker!

After opening all the gifts that my friends had so generously given me, it was time to head out for dinner! We had reservations at Swig, a restaurant in the Third Ward. We had some cocktails in the bar before heading to our table for a delicious appetizer of rustic flatbread. I had the wild mushroom gnocchi for dinner, and it was soooo good!

When all of our bellies were full, we headed back to the condo to regroup for a second and gather up supplies for the next phase of our adventure… a river cruise on the Brew City Queen!

We spent a few hours listening to tunes, enjoying the view, and playing a good old-fashioned game of “Never Have I Ever”.

The tour was capped off with some peppermint patty shots, which I’m pretty sure were the beginning of the end for this bachelorette. But who can resist Peppermint Schnapps and chocolate syrup from the bottle?

Our last stop before calling it a night was a club called Decibel. Our VIP bottle service was spectacular, and the bartenders and owner were so great to us!

We ran into some interesting people there, including a fantastic dancer! BM Anna went up to him to tell him he should try out for So You Think You Can Dance, only to find out he was Cedric Gardner from Season 3!

Being a huge SYTYCD fan myself, I was pretty excited! Anna took the opportunity to play our bachelorette scavenger hunt game, and asked him to marry her. She took it pretty well when he said no.

Not to worry Bees, remember that collective Bee shot I promised you? This one was especially for you!

After lots of dancing in some sweet Kanye shades, it was time to call it a night! I had such a great time with my closest friends and sisters.

I could not have asked for a better bachelorette party!! Special thanks to my bridesmaids, especially Dani and Angelie, for the putting together the best bachelorette party EVER.

xoxo, The Future Mrs. Mascara

Did anyone else have a crazy bachelorette party?


Mrs. Mascara

Chicago/Upper Michigan
Wedding Date:
September 2009
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  1. bruschetta Member
    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:11 pm

    Wow, SO many pics! I hope my gals capture our pre-wedding festivities as thoroughly!

    Love the Weddingbee-themed sash 😉

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:15 pm

    It looks like you have a fantastic group of girlfriends. What a fun weekend!

    hope the next morning wasn’t too painful :-)

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    rannfar 30 posts, Newbee @ 1:17 pm

    I’m from Milwaukee and I LOVE the Wicked Hop. Their bloodies are to die for! Looks like you had a great time!

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    krissybee 3921 posts, Honey bee @ 1:19 pm

    what a fun night!!! you girls are too cute! i love SYTYCD too!

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    gloss 1249 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:27 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun!!
    Mine is this weekend, I have absolutely NO idea what they’ve planned so I’m all sorts of nervous/excited.

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    amy13 194 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:27 pm

    Ah OMG I live in the Third Ward!!! The Hop is AWESOME and they do have THE BEST BLOODIES EVER. So glad you had a great time–I love Swig, too! (Second favorite restaurant, besides Palms, which is right next door!) :)

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    labrador 1823 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:35 pm

    Hahaha, soooo much fun! Love the WB shout out! 😉

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    frenchfries 2168 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:38 pm

    It was so exciting reading your recap, because I’m from Milwaukee! :) I must say, your planners made splendid choices of places to go/things to do. The mimosas at The Wicked Hop are great (but my FI prefers those ridiculously large blood marys, too — must be the mozza whips).

    Looks like you had a great time!

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    thefuturemrsjewell 1829 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:44 pm

    looks like a fabulous weekend of celebrations.

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    West Coast Bride 708 posts, Busy bee @ 1:54 pm

    Your bachelorette party looks like all kinds of fun! Mine was equally crazy–I looked like death warmed over the next morning–but it was so much fun to let loose and dance all night with my best pals. It was like old times but with fewer shenanigans, and no one picking guys up (since we’re all married or engaged now!). Love the Kanye shades!

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:05 pm

    I loved the sash SO CUTE!! your party looks like so much fun!!! I so want one too now :)

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:13 pm

    Wow, that looks it was such a fun party!!

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    glitter 986 posts, Busy bee @ 2:19 pm

    Awww, you look so pretty! Cheers to having a fabulous bachelorette. Looks like it was so much fun!!

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    Gator 607 posts, Busy bee @ 3:09 pm

    Looks like you had a blast! Glad to hear you drank some real shandys… I could go for one right now:)

  15. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:09 pm

    What a FUN bachlorette! You have some fabulous friend Miss Mascara :)

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:53 pm

    It looks like so much fun!!!! mmm, chocolate syrup. 😉

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    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 6:43 pm

    You have some awesome girls, that seemed like such a blast!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:30 pm

    AWWWW it looks like you have a great group of friends who would put such a nice weekend together for you! It looks like so much fun!

    And, holy crap that bloody mary looked insane…beyond insane. I’d be running away screaming from that thing!

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    Keladry 294 posts, Helper bee @ 8:06 pm

    That seemed like so much fun! I might surreptitiously email this post to my MOH to give her some ideas! You have seriously awesome friends and sister!

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    Sister Mascara, Guest @ 12:20 am

    Thanks for posting all of the cute pictures of me. You’re the best.
    But in all seriousness… I’m glad you had fun! Kisses!

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    lemondrop 1198 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:57 am

    Mmmmmmmm, beer.

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 2:29 am

    haha! my girls booked me a private pole dancing class. ’nuff said.

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    Jill, Guest @ 9:50 pm

    hehe – my bachelorette included a trip on the Brew City Queen as well, but mine looked a bit rowdier than yours, what with the copious amounts of boozie (even a keg?!) and the STRIPPER. oh yeah.

    Glad you had fun in the Millie!

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    Maker-of-the-Sash » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog, Guest @ 4:07 pm

    […] my bridesmaid Dana’s bachelorette party only two weeks after my own (while the “paraphernalia” was fresh in my mind), it was only natural for me to be […]

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    Beer Brewing Equipment, Guest @ 10:11 am

    Looks like a good time. Good looking pictures of some nice drinks too!

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