A little over three years ago, I met a new friend. Michelle went to college with my brother-in-law and she and I became friends. I kept encouraging her to start dating him and finally, she did! Our friendship grew and when my husband and I bought our first house, it had an attached apartment that she moved into.
We’ve had such a great time getting to know Michelle and naturally were thrilled when Jason proposed to her. She’s already a wonderful aunt to our little girl and I consider her a sister. Of course one of the perks of a wedding (other than getting married!) is the bachelorette party. Chelle, as I call her didn’t want anything wild and crazy, she’s a very chill girl. Plans were set in motion.
We started off the bachelorette party at a local art studio that does step-by-step painting classes. Michelle picked out a painting for us each to do and we all met there to create our masterpiece, chat and have some laughs.
Once we were done and considered ourselves Picasso’s in the making, everyone headed back to my house for a lingerie shower. Chelle got lots of great gifts, some practical and some just fun…I thought it was especially entertaining that while she opened her lingerie gifts, the song “You Can’t Touch This” happened to be playing.
All that hard work painting worked up our appetites, so food played a front and center role. Since many of us have to fit into gowns for the wedding, I planned a (mostly) low-cal menu:
Salsa and Chips
Spinach Dip with Whole Wheat Crackers (low-cal)
Crawfish Fettuccini (low-cal)
Mozzarella and Onion Stuffed French Bread (low-cal)
Bra and Panty Sugar Cookies
Lingerie Cake (made by Betsy’s aunt)
I hope you enjoyed your bachelorette party, Chelle! Welcome to the family!