Bachelorette Party Planning

 I just returned from an amazing weekend away celebrating my sister's bachelorette party! We rented a chalet in Blue Mountain for the weekend which is such a fun place for a weekend getaway. I have been there several times in both the summer and winter. It's a great place for a winter-y getaway given that it is a ski village. However, absolutely no skiing was actually done!

I didn't want to share any of my bachelorette plans before the weekend away to ensure I didn't spoil any surprises for my sister. We kept the décor pretty simple but fitting for winter by hanging some white and gold streamers, I framed a few cute prints and made this glitter letter banner.

I found this poster at Party City and added a picture of my sister's fiancée's face. This was used for a game similar to pin the tail on the donkey but waaaay funnier!

My favourite DIY projects for the weekend were the goodies we gave the bride to wear. I checked out what the part supply store had but they are always so tacky! I decided to make my own bridal sash and decorative wine glass and thought the ear muff veil and bedazzled glove were funny and fitting for our winter theme!!

To make the bridal sash I bought 2 meters of white satin fabric from Michael's for about $5. I attached the ends to one another using some fabric glue. I grabbed the glittered letter stickers from Dollarama and attached them to the sash. I thought I might need some hot glue to secure them but the sticky back was fine.

I bought a pair of white gloves from Dollarama along with some rhinestone stickers to attach as a "diamond" ring. I did use some hot glue on these for extra security. I also grabbed white ear muffs when I was at the dollar store and attached white tulle from Michael's to create a veil. This is my favourite!!

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For the bridal wine glass, I had the glass dipped in gold sparkles leftover from hosting my girlfriend's bridal shower last summer. I made these for the guests to use at the shower and take home as a favour.  I added the pearl stickers (also from the dollar store), rhinestones and sparkly letter stickers to spell out " I DO - SHOTS". Clever, right?! :) I also added some of the tulle to the stem to look extra bride-ish!

This hunk has made a few appearances at bachelorette and birthday parties over the years.

This hunk has made a few appearances at bachelorette and birthday parties over the years.

The bridesmaids handmade these awesome sleep masks as favours for all the girls to bring home.

I also made a "shot ski" which is just as it sounds, a ski with shot glasses on it. It may have needed some extra glue added throughout the weekend but thankfully I brought liquid nails :)

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enjoying some Collingwood while in Collingwood

enjoying some Collingwood while in Collingwood

We stayed in at the chalet the Friday night enjoying cocktails and games. Check out this Bachelorette Party play list I got inspired by from Pinterest. My girlfriend Low is a chef and owns Solo on Main in Port Stanley, ON. She generously prepared food for the weekend including mac and cheese and kale Caesar salad for dinner Friday and a lemongrass, curry and lentil soup and assorted sandwiches for lunch Saturday. Comfort food with a twist! We also enjoyed simple breakfasts of bagels, croissants, fruit and yogurt, coffee with baileys and mimosas!

view from our chalet

view from our chalet

Saturday we "explored" the village which really means we had drinks at the irish pub. Then we got dressed up to go out for dinner and went out for a few drinks. We all struggled to get packed and cleaned up Sunday morning and prepare for the long trek home. Despite the recovery, it was such an incredible weekend celebrating my big sissy! Her wedding is now less than 3 weeks away now!! WOOT WOOOT!!!

Can't wait to share the details and décor with you!!

Jess xx