After sufficiently stuffing our bellies during the progressive dinner that had us eating from 1 to 7 p.m., we drove to my friend Kristen’s apartment in downtown Chicago to kick off the nighttime activities.
We walked into an apartment that was fully decked out in bachelorette party decor.
My sister made decorative wine glasses and pins for everyone which looked adorable!
After poppin’ open a couple of bottles of champagne, we started the lingerie party and I opened frilly lil’ numbers from all of my friends.
Then it was time for games!
Before leaving for Chicago, my sister asked Ryan a series of questions and I had to guess his answers!
For every one I got wrong, I had to take a Jello shot. For every one I got right, I had to give out a Jello shot to the person of my choice.
At first I avoided the yellow Jello shots, thinking they were lemon. When I learned that they were pineapple… well, that was a whole ‘nother story!
I actually did pretty well guessing Ryan’s answers, but was stumped a few times as well.
It was such a fun game!
After enjoying a few more drinks and gettin’ a little silly, it was time to hit the town!
Little did I know that our transportation to the downtown bars would be so swanky…
My mom and sister made arrangements for our group to ride around in a limo for the night! Safety in style.
We made stops at two different bars, the first of which was filled with people who were bustin’ moves on the dance floor. We weren’t about to let a good opportunity for some dancin’ pass us by…
Our next stop took us to a bar called John Barleycorn.
Apparently I attack my friends to show them how much I love them.
At John Barleycorn, more dancing ensued, though I’m pretty sure this particular bar wasn’t really a dancin’ kinda bar. Well, it was a dancin’ kina place last night fo sho!
My camera’s battery died about halfway through our time at John Barleycorn, so the rest of the evening went undocumented and failed to capture our late night pig out on big pieces of pizza, including a pizza topped with macaroni and cheese!
We got to bed around 4:30 a.m. with bellies full of pizza and leftover cupcakes from the progressive dinner.
This morning we woke up and hung out at my friend Leah’s apartment for a bit before my sister and I had to head to the airport to catch our flight back to Orlando.
It was sad to leave all my girlfriends behind, but I’m so excited to see them in two months for the big day. (Michaela, Carrie, Leah, Kristen and Leslie, thank you all for making this weekend unbelievable. I felt so loved and grateful for such a great group of girlfriends. Love you all!)
Our flight to Orlando was quite turbulent, but that didn’t stop both of us from sleeping for the majority of our time in the air. We were pretty exhausted!
Once back on the ground, Ryan picked us up and took us back to our apartment where the three of us enjoyed made homemade pizza, using the 15-minute pizza crust recipe we love.
Now we’re relaxin’ on the couch before hopefully getting into bed a little early. I don’t want to fall asleep at my desk at work tomorrow!