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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TuTu Bachelorette weekend

Hello Friends!  
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  I know I did! 

 I am going to skip the whole running and healthy eating blurb
to talk about my really fun weekend.  
We will get back to running later today....
 I promise!

After lots of planning, Ashley's bachelorette weekend was finally here.  I wanted to do something fun and different without completely breaking the bank.  After lots of pinterest searching, I saw a cute image of a few girls walking down the street in tutus tank tops and heels.

What a great girly/fun idea, and what a great idea for the bachelorette party!  I took the idea and ran with it... all the way to Jo-Ann Fabrics.  Note:  They will get quite pissy when you ask them to measure out and cut 70 yards of tulle... in three different colors.
I turned 70 yards of tulle and elastic bands into 9 TuTus.... 
with Olive's help of course. 

I found a really simple tutorial that was a "No Sew" tutu. Perfect for this non sewer.  They would be adorable for little girls...... or slightly cute for 25 year old girls trying to have a little fun.  Here are the instructions to make your own tutu for the ten year old.... or ten year old at heart ;)

Mine were SUPER poofy so I used a solution of half fabric softener and half water in a spray bottle and lightly sprayed the tutus to cut down on the frufruness of them.   I found some tank tops online for 5 bucks a peice and ordered a bunch in matching colors to wear with the tutus.  Together, the tutus and tank tops were about 10-15$ a girl... not too bad! They were very sheer so I had everyone wear something under their tutus
(shorts leggings skirt).  

Ashley was really against staying in a hotel for the night.
Her night, her party so I went with it. 
 I did not want any one to have to drive, and Limos and party busses are very expensive (I would have to pay them for hours to sit outside of the concert and wait for us.. no way).   So, the genius that I am, I rented a 12 person van from Enterprise for 250$ and paid one of my friends to be our DD for the night. 

He really went with it, and even dressed the part.  It takes a special sort of person to deal with 9 drunk girls in an obnoxiously painted van....
Thanks again Chris!  

The van was a HIT.
Everyone got picked up and dropped off at their home.
Everyone loved the idea and was able to let loose and have a good time without worrying about driving.  And yes, we got a l o t of honks, and a few sirens too.  

We had dinner and drinks at the Trumbull Kitchen in downtown Hartford.  After hearing such great reviews I was really disappointed in the slow service and mediocre food.  It took about 45 minutes to get our drinks and about an hour and a half for our food.  And most of us ordered really simple appetizers.  We were really disappointed in the food and the service, and more importantly late to our concert.  

We finally arrived at the concert to see Philip Philips and John Mayer.  
Seats were really expensive and we found groupon tickets for 20 dollars on the lawn.  We brought blankets and chairs and found a spot on the lawn and it all worked out perfectly.  

FYI:  If you wear a tutu in public you are treated like the rich and the famous.  Everyone wanted our pictures, and to stop and tell us how much they loved the outfits. "look ! it is the tutu girls!!"

 It was a really fun way to get some attention on the bride to be.  I was shocked when she slipped on her white tutu and even more shocked when she wore her lovely plastic tiara. 

Everyone was having such a good time that Ashley couldn't help but have fun.  

It is so rare that we make the time to get all of the girls together and do something fun. It was a perfect night and I am so glad we dragged the bride to be out for one last night on "singledom".  

After a week of abusing my body with booze and junk food, it is time to get back on track, or back on the track and into my sneakers.  Hope you all had a great weekend! 

1 comment :

  1. This bachelorette party really looks enjoyable. Loved the tutu girls as they look so cute. Have been planning to throw my sister a bachelorette party at one of San Francisco venues. Will be gathering best ideas for the day.


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