The Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

Barney: Alright, fine, the stripper at Stewart’s Bachelor Party was a 15.Ted: [Appalled] She was 15?Barney: A 15. Like in blackjack.Ted: As in, not sure whether you’d hit it?Barney: Exactly!Ted: Nice. –How I Met Your Mother

I’m BAaaaack. I had such an amazing Wedding Week but I have to say it’s good to be back. I’ve missed you all and can’t wait to catch up on your blogs. I promise I will tell you all about the wedding and post so many pictures you’ll be sick of it soon. But there’s so much I haven’t told you about yet and because I’m OCD and a Virgo, we have to go in order m’kay? 🙂 Oh and I’m waiting on the professional pics before I post pictures of our faces, so still 2 more weeks for that. Like you’re all just on pins and needles right? 😉

Let’s start with the pre-parties leading up to the wedding. First and foremost, the bachelor/bachelorette, or Jack and Jill party. The theme of the party was “Black and White or Animal Print, Classy or Classless”. There was so much to work with in that theme.

I decided that Match and I would go Zebra print and tie in both the black and white as well as animal print themes. I designed a little Groom to Be button for him, complete with ball and chain. I got him an adorable zebra tie and found some ribbon to match for myself. I also found the most adorable dress ever at Kohls. I definitely plan on wearing it again.

So here’s our complete ensemble:

I’m proud of all my friends-everyone played along with the theme.

Baker Chic was the hostess and she did an amazing job. From the adorable Bride and Groom Shotglasses:

To an awesome version of the NewlyWed game that she had me and Match play. I loved how everyone got in on the game. Everyone crammed into the living room and howled with laughter as I had to describe the craziest place we’ve ever done it.

I loved that even though there were distinct different groups of our friends there, everyone got along great. It felt like one big group of old friends and everyone actively participated in all the games.

Monica bought me the coolest gift-it’s a garter belt with a flask built in. I’m thinking I need to wear this regularly.

Chandler was put in charge of hats for when we played Presidents and Assholes. He did a great job and there was  a Woody hat, a Cookie Monster Hat, a Ducky hat,  and the most fabulous and most used, a beer hat.

Even Baker’s dog got a chance to wear it. He looks like he’s really enjoying it doesn’t he?

Or and least I forget, there was the I enjoy hat…

It was such a fun night. I was incredibly hung over but it was worth it. I guess towards the end of the night I just took off upstairs and passed out on Baker’s parent’s memory foam mattress. I have a tendency to do that. I’ll be partying hard and then sleep just hits me and I wander off. It’s kind of funny because one minute I’m the life of the party and the next minute I’m curled up in a ball on the couch sound asleep. I’m lucky no one has ever tried to draw on me or anything!!

I can’t wait until Token Gay Guys (they showed up towards the end of the night as a huge surprise, they were headed home from a trip to Wyoming and drove all night to see us!!) and Monica and Chandler have their parties next year. We started a trend for co-ed parties. Everyone had a great time!

Tahoe Couple’s Pool Party

Christine: Ritchie, we have talked about this. You’re eight years old. We live in Los Angeles. You have to learn how to swim.
Ritchie: Why?
Christine: Because, honey, you can’t keep going to pool parties telling people you’re having your period. –New Adventures of Old Christine

Match got over his man period (yay!) with some gentle prodding from me, and also with news that the sheriff’s department wants him to come tour the jail at the beginning of next month. I’d say this is a step in the right direction! Saturday was Tahoe Couple’s Pool Party and I’m still recovering.

The day started out relaxing enough. I was kicking back with a margarita, so cozy on the giant air mattress. Note how tan my arms are compared to my legs. I’ve got severe driver’s arms!

Then along came Chandler, Tahoe Guy and Token Gay Guy to ruin my fun. You can’t tell in this picture, but I have a massive pout on my face. Yes, Token is totally licking Tahoe’s nipple. Hehe.

Where’s DG? Oh yes, they threw a raft on top of me. I’m semi claustrophobic. This did not go over well.

Then the boys took over and lounged on the air mattress. Are they not adorable?

Then of course the boys had to have a belly flop contest. I swear you’d think these boys were in high school, not in their mid twenties!

Match was finally able to join the party around 5. By this time he informs me I was “completely trashed”. He said he had to fight me off from hugging him before he could change into his swim trunks. Then he played catch up 🙂

Match had to leave later on for work. 🙁 I kissed him and the group started teasing us. They said I kissed him like he was heading off to war.

The rest of the night is a blur of playing drinking games, then singing at the top of my lungs during a Rock Band jam sess, followed by passing out on Tahoe Girl at midnight. I woke up suffering from some back and joint pain that could only mean a day in the pool and a lot of drinking.

Baker Chic invited me over Sunday morning for crepes which were just what the hangover doctor ordered. I spent the rest of the day being incredibly lazy. I even crawled into bed and napped with Match while he slept off his night shift. I had a great night out, but I am definitely exhausted. I think if we hang out for another pool party next week, I’m just going to stick to water!

My Bridal Shower

Rory: If the house was burning down, what would you save first, the cake or me?
Lorelai: Not fair! The cake doesn’t have legs! –Gilmore Girls

My bridal shower was in absolutely amazing. I’m so so lucky to have such incredible friends and family. When I first walked in, I was blown away by the decorating job that Couple Wife had done. She really went above and beyond anything I could have imagined. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

The first thing I saw when I walked in was my beautiful Barbie cake. Isn’t she gorgeous?!

The wine glasses were hand painted by Couple Wife and she put everyone’s names on the bottom. It was a great way for all of the ladies to get to know each other. Much more creative than name tags! Plus the girls got to keep their glasses as a party favor.

Old Married Wife made the cupcakes. They were snickerdoodle flavored with a cream cheese frosting. They were so delicious! My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

My dress fit perfectly and it was a total hit. I felt like a princess. The sash the girls gave me was the perfect accessory.

Single Girl, Tahoe Girl, Monica, and Me. This is our Sex and the City photo shoot.

The first game we played was “Toilet Paper Bride”. We split up into teams and each group had a “bride” and the girls had to design a dress for her out of toilet paper. We got such great ab workouts from laughing so hard. I was the bride for my group (of course). Geeky, Brazil, and my Neighbor were on my team.

Apparently I’m a Kung Foo Bride. 🙂

Couple Wife made sure that FMIL got to be a bride too. Hehehe. She had SO much fun. The aunties were in charge of her get up.

Single Girl, Old Married Wife and Monica designed Tahoe Girl’s gown.

Me, FMIL, Mother in Law’s Cousin, and Tahoe Girl

FMIL’s dress won because it was the only dress that actually covered all her lady parts. Oh and it had sleeves-fabulous!

The second game was 20 questions. Couple Wife had asked Match 20 questions ahead of time, and then I had to guess how he answered each question. For every question I got right, I got to kiss his pin up photo.

PS how cute is pregnant Couple Wife?

I’m totally swooning over Match in this picture. He is such a hunk! 🙂 I ended up getting almost all of the questions right, and I even elaborated on them the same way that Match did. Everyone was laughing and awwing as Couple Wife said, “hmm maybe you spend too much time together!”

One of the questions: “What is DG’s favorite book?” His answer? “Twilight, DUH!” hehehe. There were also some embarrassing questions, such as “What does Match say is your favorite physical feature of his?” The answer? His butt! I was beet red because his mom was sitting right in front!!

We also played a panty game, and I’m still waiting for pictures from that. I think it deserves its own post because it’s hysterical. So after all the games, Match stopped by because the guys were going out for drinks, and Single Girl (whose nickname really needs to change) had left her boyfriend’s wallet in her car and he needed his id. So Match walks outside to be bombarded with whoops and hollers from all the slightly inebriated ladies. This was after the shirtless picture game so they were screaming at him to take off his shirt. He ran away the minute he could, but not before I stole a kiss.

The party was incredible, and FMIL was very well behaved. She was blown away by all of the decorations, and the effort that my friends put forth for me. I think CW definitely helped by giving her some extra attention. I couldn’t have asked for a better shower.

Have you ever been to a bridal shower? Have you played the Toilet Paper game?

Drunken Chess and a Sleepy Sunday

Cristina:[to Meredith about Marlow] I need to force him into the defensive…Take his queen. [Meredith gives her a skeptical look] You’ve never played chess?
Meredith: I’m not a geek!
Cristina: I’ve gotta crush him. Annihilate him at his own game. –Grey’s Anatomy

Sorry for my lack of posting, but it has been a hectic week. You know those weeks where work is busy and then you have plans every night? That’s been my life this week. Last weekend was full of activity and this weekend is looking the same. So much for those bored and lonely nights! Last Saturday was by far the most interesting of nights, that involved a run in with Birthday Twin and a drunken game of chess played until 6am. Continue reading Drunken Chess and a Sleepy Sunday