This past weekend Chicago J and NYC J treated me to a fun Saturday of events to celebrate the upcoming wedding. It was great to see a number of friends from near and far who came to join in the festivities. Three out-of-towners stayed at my house, so it was like having a giant slumber party for three nights! I miss them already.
Saturday was the big day of bride-oriented fun. First, we had a lovely picnic in Central Park. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we found a perfect shady spot to lie around and munch on sandwiches and fruit. A light breeze kept us cool while we were there, which was fabulous!
Setting up for some fun!
Miss C hanging out with four moms and a mom-to-be
Then we headed back to NYC J’s apartment for some air conditioning (totally awesome after hoofing it back to her place!), yummy sangria, and delicious desserts:
Delicious bites from Le Pain Quotidien
More tasty treats—tarts from LPQ and rectangular pastries from Epicerie Boulud.
NYC J knows me so well—dessert definitely comes before dinner! So, after dessert, we headed to dinner at a great spot called The Smith.
Feeling full after a delicious dinner at The Smith!
And finally, after parting ways with NYC J (who had a sweet little baby and very patient hubby waiting for her at home!), we headed out to The Dove Parlour, a kitschy lounge downtown that has some mighty tasty cocktails. My favorite was the Fig & Black Pepper Elixir!
Miss C and Chicago J at The Dove
Houston B and Miss C
Our whole crew of gals at The Dove
We had such a fun day—everyone made me feel so special. Nothing like hanging out with some of your favorite ladies to brighten up your weekend and make you really realize you’re a bride. (No greasy male strippers or questionable accessories required!)
Did you have a bachelorette party? What did you do?