July 3, 2010

Party West Coast Style - Ladies Night

Two weeks ago Mom threw Sara and Bobby an engagement party in Washington. Since their wedding will be in New Jersey (in 3 weeks) and most of the people in Sara's life won't be able to make it, this party served as the West Coast Celebration. As her bridesmaids, Susanna, Carmel and I decided to take Sara out for Ladies' Night since we knew there wouldn't be time to do it before the wedding.

We reserved the balcony at The Flats in Fairhaven, a tapas bar with good wine. Mom hosted, Susanna decorated and I took photos while providing colorful commentary. We were joined by lots of wonderful women...

Leslie (mother of the groom), Sara and Mom

Mom and Patty

Sharon & Adrianne

Susanna & Angie

Many stories were shared about Sara - some of which she would have rather not been shared.

The party was not complete without a few "bachelorette" gifts, including 100 small candy penises (peni?), lingerie and pasties.

When dinner wrapped up we headed over to the Wild Buffalo to listen to music. We didn't realize that they were showing a snowboarding movie that evening with dj-ed music. As Susanna remarked, it was like being back in high school. Regardless, we didn't let it stop us from dancing, and as a result, we walked away with several free t-shirts and a couple of cds.

While we tried to make it ladies only for most of the night, we did ask the boys to drive us, and since they graciously responded to our beck and call, we let them join us towards the end - after all, there was a reason we married them in the first place.

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