Spring Bride

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Last weekend marked 3 weeks until my best friend Rachel gets married. I made the drive down to Springfield for her amazing wedding shower and hilarious bachelorette. Kasey, one of the bridesmaids put together an awesome shower that included lunch, games and painting.

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Lunch was an amazing array of sandwiches, snacks and dessert. I loved the chicken salad. Very little mayo, and savory rather than sweet. The mango salsa was also to die for. I also had a little of the pesto tortellini. Yum!

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For dessert she had prepared four types of cupcakes, two regular-sized and two mini. She also had macarons and cream cheese mints, as well as plenty of candy. Don’t mind if I do!

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There was also spiked punch, fruit-infused water (I want one of those pitchers!) and blue lemonade.

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After lunch outside, we moved inside to play a few games including wedding-themed Mad Libs, Pictionary, and the gum game. She really rocked that though. She knows her man!

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Then she opened her gifts…

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Afterward some of us retired to the couch to relax (I had pulled an all-nighter the day before and still felt a little tired) while others painted pots and birdhouses on the deck. It looked like a lot of fun, I wish I hadn’t been so tired.

Rachel then surprised us each with a bucket of goodies. So sweet, and so her!

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The party dispersed and I had about 2 hours to kill before we planned to meet up for the bachelorette. With nowhere to be I decided to go to Target (for a blanket and pillow, which I had forgotten) and Barnes and Noble to waste time. I almost never have free time, let alone time to go shopping, so this was a welcome break.

Random sights at Target:

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The toy section always makes me want kids. Not babies, kids. Can I just skip all the baby stuff and move straight to the fun?

Random sights at Barnes and Noble:

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S’mores tart. Need I say more?

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I then grabbed a coffee and headed toward friends Becca and Toni’s house for the bachelorette. At the risk of violating bachelorette code, I’ll just say that we ate a ton, drank a ton and stayed up far later than I have on my own accord for YEARS. It was a blast. More sleepovers!

The countdown is on, just a few more weeks!

What’s your idea of a party?



Comments

  1. It was such a blast and I am so glad that you could make it down! Two more weeks!

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