I had been busy planning the wedding and the closer it got to the big day the more stressed I became. My friend Heather asked if she could throw me a bridal shower and bachelorette party. I immediately said no, it just wasn't necessary. I felt I was too old, I don't have any bridesmaids to help out and I didn't want my friend to take on this burden alone. She insisted and convinced me to have these gatherings. Boy am I glad I listened to her! What fun they were. My girlfriend put together the nicest parties I could have asked for. I also really needed the "me" time because I hadn't done anything for myself in months.
The bachelorette party was pretty low key, at my request. We had my favorite...pizza! There was a game of pin the kiss on the shirtless guy and penis shaped swizzle sticks, (because she couldn't find penis shaped straws at the last minute). We did have fun with the penis shaped swizzle sticks.
Another wonderful day was my bridal shower. I couldn't have asked for a nicer time. Heather and her girls really went all out. The food was amazing and she came up with such clever games. Everyone there had a great time. There was only one slight mishap.... we had to search for safety pins in a bowl of rice, blindfolded. When it was my daughter Heidi's turn we placed a frosted cupcake in front of her instead of the rice... let's just say I ended up with cupcake all over my dress from a hostile shower guest. It was great! At the wedding expo I signed up to register at Presents of Mine and I'm so glad I did. I got a lot of really beautiful items for our future home together.
I felt so blessed and so loved after this amazing weekend of a girls night out and then an afternoon of great food and laughs. I don't feel I could ever thank Heather enough for everything she has done for me. What a wonderful start to the wedding I've been waiting a long time for.