We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1985!

It’s no secret that I love the ’80s. Has anyone else in the last decade packed four pairs of leg warmers in their suitcase when they went home for spring break? Yeah, I didn’t think so. So you can imagine my delight when I found this sparkly amazingness behind my bridal shower invitation few weeks back.


So after my awesome shower, we loaded up the car and headed out on a journey to the middle of nowhere. But first, some of us changed into our ’80s gear.


Let me recap the highlights of the evening”¦

I got an awesome crown and a sash. (I still wear the crown in my apartment. Shhhh.)


We drank delicious beer at Big Woods Brewing Company in Nashville, Indiana. (I’m totally a beer drinker as opposed to girly drinks, and I was proud of my girls for finding an awesome place and for drinking beer, too.)


I cannot get over that side pony.

Some of the bridesmaids got a little caught up in March Madness.


Watching the Gonzaga game with great intensity.


She didn’t agree with the refs. (Or something like that”¦)

I sang “When You Say Nothing At All” with the woman who was playing music that night at the bar. Still not really sure how that happened. There’s supposedly a video somewhere. We’ll just not post that”¦


We made duck faces.


We had fireplace s’mores and embarrassing dance moves.


I got this awesome coozie:


“I think I gotta pee.”

And of course, there was some male genitalia (just in the form of lollipops and confetti, thank god).


Mr. Whale said, “That’s so snazzy!” when I showed him this picture. It’s very subtle.


Then I showed him this picture and he said, “Ewwww.”

And of course there had to be some poor decision-making. What was mine? I definitely should not have allowed my cast-decorating session to take place at my bachelorette party”¦There may or may not be a life size drawing of a male body part on my forearm. For fear of the embarrassment it might cause when I go to the doctor to have the cast removed, I tried to disguise it. I didn’t do a very good job. I’d post a picture, but there are limits to what I will post on the internet. You can use your imagination.

In conclusion, fun times were had by all. We woke up in the morning with ridiculous headaches, and I ate my weight in leftover pizza and homemade fruit and yogurt parfaits. It was awesome.

Did you have a bachelorette party? Was it traditional bar-hopping or do you do something less conventional?


Mrs. Blue Whale

College Park, MD
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    papercrafter 399 posts, Helper bee @ 5:36 am

    Sounds like a fun party!! It’s so nice that your girls planned something that was so very you :) Your wedding is so close! Can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

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    Mrs. Unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 6:18 am

    that is hilarious about your cast! Looks like you had fun.

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    Mrs. Bracelet 1411 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:58 am

    Looks like tons of fun!

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    knadams0723 99 posts, Worker bee @ 8:29 am

    Looks like fun! Yay for Brown Co. Indiana! My soon-to-be husband and I met in Bloomington,IN (Indiana University) and that’s where we are having our reception!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:16 am

    This looks awesome, although I’m sad we won’t get to see a picture of your cast art :)

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    Mrs. Honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:21 am

    Looks like so much fun!! I went to an 80′s themed bachelorette and totally rocked the side pony, a staple of that era!

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