Last weekend, two years from when I happened to go out of town for BM Apple Pie’s bachelorette party and Sparky decided he liked life a lot better when I was around, my closest lady friends took me away for the weekend for my bachelorette party v.1.0. This was a small affair, a girl’s weekend if you will (or summer camp, as Sparky referred to it), and it was very lovely.
In the weeks and days leading up to this weekend, I had no idea where I was going. I had a few guesses, but no solid idea. I didn’t actually figure out where we were going until we were about a half an hour from arriving (after three hours in the car).
I had originally suspected that maybe we would go to Lake Chelan or Walla Walla (both wine regions in Washington) or possibly the San Juan Islands, but we didn’t end up going to any of those places. Instead, my favorite ladies whisked me off to an adorable little town on the Washington coast called Seabrook.
Seabrook, if you couldn’t tell from the pictures, is adorable. When we arrived on Thursday it was gray and drizzly (typical for the Washington coast), but Friday—Sunday we had the most glorious weather I’ve ever experienced on a Washington coastal beach.
Fro-Yo, me, Cakewalk, Apple Pie, Hot Buns, Tart
We spent some time on the beach itself (because why wouldn’t we?) and it was amazing to be able to walk in the sand and not be freezing. When we weren’t at the beach, we were hanging out at the house, watching movies and eating delicious food and drinking delicious wine.
We also used the weekend as an excuse to play games and do some crafts (it was “summer camp” after all).
Lanyards and t-shirt decorating
It wasn’t all food, wine and crafts, though. On Friday morning, Cakewalk, Apple Pie, and I went for an hour long run. Particularly awesome for me because it was the longest run I’ve been on since I hurt my ankle at the end of March
This was immediately followed by some breakfast and two mimosas.
While we were running, Hot Buns was back at the house making bagels FROM SCRATCH. They were fabulous.
On the second night we were there, a special “stripper” arrived from Seattle—it was photographer Krista! (frien-tographer, as she put it). She brought with her a very important addition to the weekend—s’mores supplies!
Before we could roast s’mores, though, we had to head down to the beach to catch a stunning Washington coast sunset.
The sunset was a good excuse for some
shenanigans photo opportunities.
What I haven’t shared (yet) are the silly photos, some of which made it up on facebook and some of which didn’t. But we’re all friends here, so here you go!
I am purposely NOT sharing the picture of the “bachelorette sundae” I received (while the ladies sang “happy penis to you” to the tune of happy birthday) but let’s just say that it contained some mint chocolate chip ice cream (yum!) and a chocolate covered frozen banana, strawberry, and cookie dough in the shape of a certain piece of male genitalia (three guesses at which one…see the song it was presented to me with).
On our last morning, we all put on our t-shirts, cleaned up, and said a bittersweet farewell to Seabrook.
I’m already thinking about when I can return with Sparky and our friends. It was such a nice weekend and I returned recharged from all of the relaxing. In August I’ll be getting together with a larger group of ladies for a night on the town in Seattle (bachelorette 2.0). While this weekend was low-key and small, bachelorette 2.0 will be larger and probably a bit crazier.
What did you do for your bachelorette party?