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.
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.