Seven Girls and a Hot Pink Boa

*Some images NSFW.

Oh boy. It’s a sure sign of a good night when the vast majority of the photos of you come out looking like this:

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Apparently I struck this pose whenever I was laughing and/or embarrassed.

Last weekend my girlfriends planned one prodigious party. It’s so rare for all of our schedules to line up for a night out, so this was a really precious evening for me to have all of my favorite gals in one place. We started out at Bab’s Underground Lounge where upon my arrival I was crowned with a sparkly headband and bequeathed a hot pink boa. I swear they had magical powers because I immediately felt more sassy and daring! Anyone else love bachelorette props as much as I do?


Anyhoo, within a few minutes I had struck the “holy haberdashery, batman!” pose above, thanks to a little ice breaker surprise from BM Tanya. *Disclaimer: the next photo may not be safe for work. Maybe you could convince your co-workers that it’s a mouse of sorts.

I couldn’t snap a decent photo of these favors with the poor lighting in the bar, so as a dutiful blogger I carefully set one aside to feature in a day-after session.

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Well, hello there!

BM Tanya made these bite-sized treats from scratch, and they were adorable. Well, as much as male genitalia can be adorable. The fact that they were chocolate probably had a lot to do with it, and this treat was a fantastic way to get everyone loosened up and laughing right off the bat.

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Sister Tartlet’s reaction to seeing what was in the bag

Because I’m extremely timid and nervous when talking to strangers, my friends didn’t plan out a traditional bachelorette scavenger hunt. Instead, they brainstormed various mini games, one of which was to pull underwear out of a bag and guess who it was from. If I got the answer wrong, my “punishment” was to take a drink. Let’s just say I finished off that Flirtini reaaaaaal fast. S’okay, bartender—just hook me up with a Malibu and Pineapple instead!

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Purty undies!

After a few drinks we all tried to pile into the photo booth at Bab’s, which ended up as collective trip on the failboat because we couldn’t figure out where the camera was. The sad strip of paper that emerged from the laboring machine (seriously, I thought we had broken it) a few minutes later prominently featured BM Laura’s forearm and my pink boa smushed up against the lens. Shortly thereafter we packed up the show, and the girls escorted me to our next destination: The Cupcake Station!

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Delightfully happy!

If there’s one thing I’m dedicated to (other than Weddingbee, of course), it’s food. And taking pictures of said food. If anyone in the area is going the cupcake route for their wedding reception, I highly recommend this place! They have oodles of flavors and were just scrumptious.

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“Cream Francaise,” a dark chocolate cake filled and frosted with French buttercream

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Left: “Chocolate Cheesecake,” a dark chocolate cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting and topped with chocolate shavings

Back: “Fall into Pumpkin,” a pumpkin cake filled with marshmallow, frosted with maple white chocolate cream cheese and then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar

Front: “PB & C,” a dark chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream, topped with peanut butter cups and chocolate shavings

Because I’m not a big drinker, this was the perfect break to snack on some delectable sweets and recover a bit before heading to our final destination, one of my favorite restaurants in Ann Arbor (and where we almost got married): Vinology. They have this amazing space in the basement called the Bubble Room that we would have chosen for our venue had our guest list been just a tad smaller.

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Aruna B. via 100 Layer Cake

Here at Vinology is where I opened the rest of my bachelorette gifts. I thought I had escaped the unconventional offerings until BM Tanya handed me her gift box with her most angelic smile—which immediately tripped off my alarm.

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Oooooo, this is a cute box!

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ZOUNDS! What’s this?

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“Edible male gummy underwear. Great taste! Low carb!”

I just about died when I pulled the edible underwear out of the box. Color me 12 years old, but the sight of any sex paraphernalia sets my thumbs a twiddlin’ and triggers a borderline hysterical, nervous giggle. As a side note, per the suggestions from the Hive about my alcohol-induced sunburn, I took a Pepcid AC 30 minutes prior to the party—and it worked! Although I still felt warm, I never turned red beyond having rosy cheeks, didn’t experience any nausea, and was able to enjoy the entire evening! Hooray for all your fab recommendations! Once the clock struck midnight, it was time for this bachelorette to turn in her pink boa for a pair of PJs. Everyone had to rest up for the bridal shower the following day!

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One of my favorite photos, ever.

Thanks, ladies, for a hilarious, memorable night and the best bachelorette a gal could ask for! What sort of mischief did you get into on your night out? Do you walk on the wild or tame side of the bachelorette party street?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Tartlet

Location:
Rochester, MI
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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    TiffyNicole 67 posts, Worker bee @ 8:46 am

    such a fun party! I’m the same as you… feel uncomfortable when it comes to talking to strangers. I hope my gals can think of some awesome games to play like yours did!

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    mrsbowieii 704 posts, Busy bee @ 8:50 am

    This looks like it was so much fun and the gummy undies made me LOL…

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:01 am

    That looks like such a fun night!! I had to laugh at the edible gummy underwear!

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    Denali 296 posts, Helper bee @ 9:17 am

    What a fun night! I would totally have hidden under a boa when those edible underwear came out.

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    Kelsey, Guest @ 9:41 am

    It looks like you had a great time! Seriously, one of the most fun-looking bachelorette parties I’ve seen here!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:06 am

    This looks like an awesome bachelorette! I WANT that peanut butter cupcake RIGHT NOW!

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    kelsgurl 279 posts, Helper bee @ 12:01 pm

    I LOVE VINOLOGY! Seriously, we go there whenever I visit my FI (he’s a grad student at UM). Looks like you had a fantastic time, and those cupcakes looked delicious!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:40 pm

    @TiffyNicole: My girlfriends came up with some really creative games to play–feel free to PM me if you’d like more deets! I only scratched the surface on this post. :)
    @mrsbowieii, @Miss Elephant, @Denali: I didn’t know they even made such things…lol.
    @Kelsey: Thanks! I’ll have to pass that along to the hostesses–they’ll be thrilled to hear it!
    @Mrs. Trail Mix: The cupcake was seriously like a bite of PB heaven.
    @kelsgurl: Awesome! I was keeping Vinology in mind in case there’s ever a meet-up in the area. ;)

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    xtatic1 783 posts, Busy bee @ 12:42 pm

    that looks like such a great time! Love the underwear game!

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    Aleigh416 9 posts, Newbee @ 12:52 pm

    Your party sounds amazing! Your BM’s are perfection. I would LOVE more details about the games! I too don’t relish the idea of naked men and lots of drinking. I don’t get the “glow”, but I get seriously sick if I have more than a couple drinks! Although I dare say I’d spend the entire night red anyway from embarassment!

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    Paper Rose 245 posts, Helper bee @ 5:24 pm

    Yay for fun times! And yay for A2! I’m still a waiting bee, but SO and I are pretty sure that’s the city for our wedding. :)

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:55 pm

    That looks like an absolute blast to me. Cupcakes, alcohol, an underwear guessing game and a little naughty stuff for giggles. Your girls planned a great night out. And I noticed no flushed cheeks — so glad the hive’s suggestions helped. :D

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 8:58 pm

    This looks sooooooo fun! Love it!

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    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 9:07 pm

    Hahaha. Looks like you guys had a blast!

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    SummerCamp 220 posts, Helper bee @ 4:07 pm

    LOVE the Ann Arbor bachelorette. Could not have planned a better agenda myself. Babs, Cupcake Station and Vinology? YUM.

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:51 pm

    @xtatic1: It was hilarious; I think some girls purposefully tried to buy underwear to throw me off on my guesses. ;)
    @Aleigh416: Yep, I’m pretty sure I was red from blushing 75% of the evening! I’ll put together a list of questions/games we played and PM you soon!
    @Paper Rose: A2 is an AMAZING place for weddings!
    @Miss Pain au Chocolat: Hee! It was seriously a liberating evening when the Pepcid AC worked (for my sister, too)!
    @Miss Giraffe, @Miss Biscuit: Thanks, ladies!
    @SummerCamp: It was a seriously delicious night out. Love your profile pic. ;) Go Blue!

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