Hi Babes! It’s my new favorite day, Wedding Wednesday! I have such an exciting post to share with y’all today, something I’ve thought about since
the moment ok, since before I was engaged. #CrazyWoman.
I’m a girls girl all the way. I love RJ so much but I have the exact same amount of love for my best friends, just a different type of love. RJ has always been so supportive of my friendships too, I don’t think I could be in a relationship that wasn’t this way. I have many girl’s nights, I often go to dinner or drinks with my girls without RJ, and very often I go on trips without him. I think it has made not only our relationship stronger but I still am just as close to my best friends today as I was before I met RJ, if not closer. Obviously, asking them to stand next to me on the biggest day of my life was something so special. I had to do something extraordinary for my girls.
The most important part was getting the girls to my house. I asked them each individually and said ‘RJ is going to be out of town for work, will you spend the night? It will be a fun girl’s night!’. Almost all the girls were able to come, minus two who were out of town that weekend. 🙁
So if you know me, you know I’m horrible with surprises. I get super excited and really anxious and just want to tell everyone! So throwing a surprise party for all my best friends was going to be basically impossible. Luckily I had to tell my bff who lives in Memphis because she was going to have to travel here with my sister for the weekend. With her help we began to plan my surprise slumber party!
I wanted to give the girls a gift, so I hunted down matching night gowns. I knew we would wear these tonight, the bachelorette party weekend and the night before the wedding. Next I grabbed these adorable poppers, they had a tiny heart lock necklace inside! SO cute. Finally, I made monogrammed invites asking them to ‘Be My Bridesmaid’.
I think my favorite part was asking my baby sister to ‘Be My Maid of Honor’!
Now that the gifts were taken care of, it was time for the most important part: eats & drinks. I wanted something fun, light and easy.
As an appetizer I did a Brie Croissant, always a hit and a Strawberry Peach Sangria (gone SO fast, we had to make a trip back to the liquor store). Find both recipes on my Pinterest.
I decided on a DIY Pizza Bar, easy, fun and delicious. We did french bread for the base, pizza sauce and I arranged a buffet of toppings.. chicken, sausage, pepperoni, broccoli, peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives and of course cheese! Broiled in the oven for a few minutes.
After dinner, we played Catchphrase and a few other games. We laughed and laughed and laughed. Some of us are not good at games! #Guilty. Next we went to the Beauty Bar for some pampering.
I transformed my bar cart in to a beauty cart for the night. I pulled some of my favorite DIY face masks and made a menu of how to make each one! On the cart, I had the ingredients for each mask, nail polish, headbands and coconut hair mask.
It was so fun picking which mask to make, making it and smearing it all over our faces. Of course before, the mask all the girls asked for me to use my PMD on them! After applying them, we looked like giant Gaucamole monsters. We topped it off by putting the cucumbers on our eyes, I think that was the quietest we were all night! [The masks were awesome too, we all kept talking about how soft our skin felt the next morning!]
To say I’m lucky is an understatement. I would be lucky if I had one best friend as great as these girls, but I have so many. I think God for each of them everyday. I’m so excited to experience life with them and have their help when I marry RJ. If I could pamper and spoil them like this every night I would.
I had so much fun at our slumber party, and I think the girls did as well! We’re so busy as we get older and hardly get this much time with each other as a group of just girls. I hope we can continue having slumber parties like this in the future.
Oh, they all said yes. 🙂 I hope you have a great hump day! I have another very special post for next week’s #WeddingWednesday that I cannot wait to share with you guys! Babe is traveling to Nashville for the night for work and I’m very excited to have a small little getaway with him tonight! Xo,