Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Bachelorette Time

Source: ruemag.com via Carol on Pinterest

No, my dear friends, I am not holding out on informing you of any great romance in my life. You will be among the first to know when Mr. Great Guy comes along. You will be the first to know when Mr. I Have A. Date is on the horizon. I love to share happy news. In fact I love to share happy news so much -- we can use some really happy news in Buttercupland -- that I had to let you know that I am in the Bachelorette party planning mode.

I have a dear colleague, Maritza. She has been seeing someone for the last five years. I've not met him, but he sounds like a terrific person and truly Mr. Right for Maritza, who is a long-divorced single mother of two. For the last several years our little group of friends has been encouraging Maritza to say "yes" to Mario.  They seem so well matched and yes, we love to plan parties. Yesterday, Maritza shared with us that she had won a radio contest describing her affection for Mario. My colleague and friend Sandy and I decided we would make our every other month offer to help Maritza with her wedding. We fully expected her to say no for the dozenth time, and this time she said okay. We were ready to dance around her office.

Besides an office event we are going to do a very simple Bachelorette evening. We'd like to go to a restaurant near our office and have snacks and a drink or two. But we'd like really fun favors. I saw a number of cute things on Pinterest and I was very taken with this black and white theme. There were also adorable cookies and cupcakes.

Source: flickr.com via Carol on Pinterest

Does anyone in Buttercupland have recent bachelorette party experience? I know what I see on television, but we're not "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" women and I can't do any kind of favor that will make us blush. Some of the things I saw while doing my research would really make all of us blush.  

There are few things more fun than weddings -- babies, of course! -- and I feel so happy to share in this one. 



The only bachelorette party experience I had was attending one that would make you blush. It was years ago, when we were young and foolish. I think you're on the right track with a tasteful approach. I have no flair for this sort of thing, so I'll defer to the rest of Buttercupland for suggestions. This is a love story worthy of something special. I wish you well in the planning and celebrating.

Catherine said...

Dear Buttercup, So nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. I love meeting new blog friends. I love your opening statement about sometimes you get key-lime pie and sometimes you get the stick! Trying to keep happy in tough times. The support from blogland is just priceless. It lets you know there are people out there that can be so uplifting and connecting. Well, I just think it is wonderful that your friend is happy and said okay. You are a good friend to help her and be supportive. I hope you will visit again soon. Blessings, Catherine

Chatty Crone said...

Gee it looks like it is going to be so much fun - no parties here. But I love that pink and party!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is always great to hear happy news like that! Weddings and babies are always a great thing to celebrate Congrats to your friend! I'll be looking forward to seeing just what you do do. Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

Theresa said...

I haven't been involved in a bachlorette party in a LONG time, SO I am NO help:) It does sound like fun and I know you girls will have a wonderful time filled with giggles and hugs! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

I wish your colleague so much happiness and she is blessed to have such good, caring friends too! Never been to a bachelorette party, but I know it will be lots of fun!

Natasha in Oz said...

I haven't been to a bachelorette party...I didn't even have one for myself! Sorry I'm no help!

I just had to tell you that I bought some peonies today, the first ones of the season! They are still buds but I am sure will be flowering before I know it!

Take care and happy Friday!

Best wishes,

Sybil said...

We don't have bachelorette parties oover here in UK or not that I have ever heard of...we have what is called "Hen Parties" very sinilar and I do believe that they are now getting quite out of hand..Your one I am sure be much better look forward to hearing more about it..
ongradulations to your friend,
Love Sybil x

Lynda said...

My daughter had plenty of wedding showers - - - but no bachelorette party. How about combining it with a wedding gift at the end - - - and do something nice like dinner and maybe a show? NYC has a few of those. Or since girls love to shop - - - how about lunch or dinner; give her a gift card; and then go shopping with her so she can pick out her favorite something to use and remember her friends?!!