So I basically am throwing myself a party. I’m not sure if it’s progressive or lame. I’m leaning towards the latter, but “Hey! It’s my birthday, right?”
My birthday falls on a Friday and Paul is out of town. Typically we do a big group dinner and paint the town some shade of rouge, but when The Mister is not here it just doesn’t feel right. My solution? Throw myself a fondue cocktail party! It’s women only and complete with champagne, cake balls and a chocolate fountain for me and my closest of friends.
Between the Houston gals coming in town and the few already staying the night it is sure to be a blast! With my birthday a week before Christmas there will be a warm fire, Christmas movies and lots of girls in jammie jamz!! Can’t wait, lame or not.
A few weeks back I went on a quick little Girls Weekend trip with some fabulous ladies. We had plans to turn it into a full blown sleepover weekend with spa treatments and movies. We cooked dinner and caught up after not seeing each other together for almost 6 years. I surprised the girls with one of my favorite things ever: giftbags!
Ta-Da! And totally inexpensive. I created a design with our names and used that through out. I ordered the bags and coffee mugs online from a photo gift site and spent the month or so getting up to the trip gathering cute things to fill them. I stuck with the theme and got Bath & Body Works treats, sleep masks, cotton candy, loofahs, creams and each got a chick flick. I also included a framed picture of us the last time we were together. They came together great and didn’t require too much work or moola. Success.
Just in case I haven’t blogged about it enough lately, I am overly squee thrilled with the fact that 1) today is my Friday, and 2) I am headed down to the beach tomorrow for a reunion style girls weekend that is SURE to be a blast.
One of the gals that is leaving behind the husband (and
twins monkeys) is Jenny from the block. Yeah, that block. She’s driving all the way from the sticks Louisiana to join us in Galveston. The other two ladies are both in Houston and I’m of course driving in from Austin. There is some serious rain and storm action on the radar for this weekend, but since we planned on lots of chick flicks, face masks and vino I think we’ll be jussssssst fine.
*Note: When reviewing recently my Nuggets of Joy I found that apparently Nugget of Joy No.4 and Nugget of Joy No.7 did not feel the need of showing up to the party. So yes this is basically like Nugget of Joy No.7, but lets just pretend it’s like the 13th floor and skip ‘em….. ok? Thanks.
These are the girls that I’m spending the last weekend in September with. I don’t think the four of us have been together since this picture was taken………. And that was almost 3 years ago. I’m not even engaged yet in this photo and I’ve been married 2 yrs. That pretty little Bride there has now been married 3 years next month. As a matter of fact, the lady on the far left has since had adorable twin boys!!
We’re headed to the beach to for 3 days this month and I couldn’t be more excited. We always have a good time together so I know this trip wont be any different!
I am SSSOOOO looking forward to this MUCHO needed little get away. At the end of this month we’ve rented a condo on the beach for 4 old gal pals to eat, drink and be merry. We plan on doing nothing but cooking, watching old chick flicks and drinking wine in the hot tub. Sounds like an amazing weekend already.
I just booked our Beach Bungalow for the GIRLS WEEKEND in late September. We’ve already made plans to cook fabulous meals, lay in the sun as much as possible, bring our favorite chick flick, cards for poker and COPIOUS amounts of vino.
The 4 of us haven’t been together in almost 4 years so it will be LONG over due. We finally decided to make this annual- but this is technically our first trip.