I love a good wedding. I also really love the trend of homemade, simple and family-central weddings. When my friend Alishia came to me asking for design advice for her wedding she came bearing picture frames, wine corks, vintage linens, burlap, Kerr jars, and buttons. I fell in love. I was so honored to be a small part in helping her design her wedding. I will post some professional pictures soon. In the meantime here are a few pictures from my little camera.
I’m currently working on helping a few friends with bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and weddings. It is a ton of fun and the ideas just keep coming. So, when I saw a tweet wondering about Bachellorette party themes I knew I couldn’t just post 140 characters about it. So, below are some ideas for Bachellorette party themes. Now, with most of these themes you can do many different things. You can go out, you can stay in. Whatever… this just gives it a little something extra:
* A lot of these themes have comments for brides-to-be who are of age, and enjoy alcoholic beverages. I’m certainly not saying that is how a bachelorette party NEEDS to be. I threw my sister a wonderful “Love & Ice Cream” bachelorette party that involved an Ice Cream bar rather than a bar. These themes are just to get people started with some fun ideas.
|Essie Really, Red Nail Polsih|
1. Paint the Town Red
|Image via Victorias Secret|
2. Up All Night
|Via Pier One|
3. Last Taste of Singlehood
|Via Forever 21|
4. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
|Photo via Mad Men|
5. Like a Lady
Some other ideas:
What are your favorite bachelorette party themes? I hope this list helps inspire some to throw an extra special event! I’d love to see photos if you use any of the above themes!
|Small Flower cupcake toppers|
|Rose cupcake toppers (yellow)|
|Pink Sparkle Cupcake Toppers|
|orange and pink flag banner|
|Pause. Take a Break. Figure some things out.|
|Breathe. Relax. Take care of me and mine.|
|Instagram shot of the sign-in sheet from the Portland Blogger’s Meet-Up. Professional photos coming soon!|
|Screen Shot of part of the Instagram Feed #PortlandBloggers|
|Fresh Flowers from one of last year’s Beaverton Farmer’s Market days.|
|Vineyards near Forest Grove, Oregon.|
|Every summer we try to see as many Portland Timbers‘ games as we can. Soccer, great fans, and good beer may be one of the most perfect of summer days for me.|
|The Oregon coast is majestic.|
I do know for sure that I am going to buy these shirts.
|Mommy & Me Shirts from Little Tree Tops Baby|
Here is where you come in:
I need help! I’ve got a few ideas and sources. But, I could really use some extra ideas/sources.
If you have an etsy store and have an idea that fits for this theme, I’d love to talk!
If you have a great idea, please share!
Kiddo has been taking several steps lately. He did 8 feet the other day! And, for the most part, he seems to want to walk first and crawl only if walking seems too much trouble. Today I actually caught a few steps on camera.
I’m one proud momma.
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Portland Bloggers have been getting together for fun, casual meet-ups since October 2011. It has been great fun. We’ve done crafts, brunch, cocktail parties, and listened to a guest speaker. In planning these events I’ve been able to work with some really amazing bloggers who have offered up their spaces, donated their time and efforts, and rearranged schedules to attend.
I’ve been wanting to grow the events into six fun meet-ups throughout the year. My hopes for the events are to include guest speakers and DIY projects during at least three of the meet-ups. The other three would be opportunities for bloggers to bring their significant-others along, family members, and eventually readers. This next meet-up is a family picnic that I have been looking forward to for a LONG while. I really can’t wait to meet everyone’s lovely families!
I knew the event needed to be in June to keep up with the every two months goal. But, I wanted a picnic…. and, in Portland the weather is a bit iffy in June. So, I picked late June hoping that the weather would cooperate.
So far the forecast is anything but hopeful. Myself (and others) have put a lot of time and effort into this meet-up and today I’ve just been stressed out about the weather. I’ve also been frustrated with myself, because I know better. I know better to plan an outdoor event without a plan B. Money was certainly a factor. Trying to keep these events cost free has been a difficult, but an important goal for me.
So, I’m habitually checking the weather reports hoping a strong wind pushes the weather away. I’m also trying to think of a good plan B. I’ve spent my entire day working on this…so, my post for today will wait.
In the meantime, I’m coming to you lovely party-people to ask: What do you do in these types of situations? And, if you are in the Portland area: Do you know of a venue that would be a good/inexpensive substitute for our event?
UPDATE: Thanks so much to everyone that helped with advice! It certainly helped… and, now we have an alternate venue that is going to work out wonderfully.
|Instagram shot from an “Old Man” party|
|Enjoying the Willamette River.|
|My hubby and baby enjoying Father’s Day at the Widmer Gasthaeus|