Sorry I was out of commission yesterday and missed posting about our Bachelorette Party Weekend Day Two festivities. We’ve been busy packing a lot of fun into our long weekend!
As far as our main activity on Friday night is concerned, many of you guys guessed right.
Friday night’s bachelorette party fun led us to The Baton Club, a drag show in downtown Chicago!
We had such a great time before, during and after the show.
Our day yesterday began with an awesome breakfast casserole, made by my friends Ashley and Merri using a recipe they found from Cooking Light. (They know me so well. )
It was delicious and I ate several servings.
Once our bellies were sufficiently stuffed, we walked a little over a mile to spend the afternoon at the beach on Lake Michigan. Though I absolutely adore Florida, it’s so nice to be somewhere where you don’t instantly start sweating profusely the moment you step outside. The weather here is warm, not too hot, and absolutely gorgeous.
After fun at the beach (yes, we even brought our own boom box!), we walked home, stopping at Jimmy John’s for lunch along the way.
I ordered a turkey unwich with Provolone cheese and a giant pickle.
Once home, we yet again broke into the box of peanut butter bars that my friend Leah made for all of us. They are seriously addicting and so, so delicious. They’re healthy too, and are made with peanut butter, whole grain cereal, raisins and cinnamon. I will definitely post the recipe to share with you guys when I get a chance because I have a feeling you’ll swoon over ‘em too!
Friday Night Fun
According to the itinerary created by my friends, we were to be ready for some more fun at 6 p.m. When I walked downstairs after showering and getting ready with the girls, I was greeted by a gorgeous set up and more bachelorette decorations!
We popped some champagne and my friends threw me a lingerie party. I got some super cute gifts!
We sipped our champagne while enjoying some more bachelorette games before heading out to Sushi Samba, a sushi/Brazilian restaurant within a block or two of the drag show we’d be seeing.
We enjoyed some wine and cocktails, my favorite being a cucumber martini that tasted fresh and slightly sweet.
For my entree, I ordered sea bass skewers with a side of grilled asparagus that was prepared in a balsamic glaze with sesame seeds. It was really delicious and I loved the taste of the char from the grill. Yum!
Dinner Gift from the Groom
As we were enjoying our meals, a waiter came to our table with a special delivery from someone very special… Ryan!
Ryan had arranged for us to enjoy a bottle of champagne on him, which was so thoughtful and definitely made me smile.
After finishing off our champagne, we scurried off to The Baton Club for a drag show at 10:30 p.m. We just made it in time!
Unfortunately photos were not allowed, but we did take a picture with one of the performers after the show concluded (if you’re looking at the below picture, she’s standing to my left). We were so impressed with how pretty she looked!
The show got out around midnight and we took our party to the Hangge Uppe, a large bar with a bunch of separate rooms with different kinds of music playing.
Our little group was like Dance Party U.S.A. We were tearin’ it up!
We left the club all sweaty and came home to enjoy some late night snacks before eventually making it to bed… at 6 a.m. It was one heck of a loooong night!
So much fun!
I’ll be back in a bit with a recap of today’s event… the big HALF MARATHON!!! 😀