Blast from the past: Bachelorette Party Goodie Bags

From June 30, 2009:

Well, the bachelorette party was a SMASHING success! One of my favorite parts of the planning was putting together the goodie bags for everyone – especially the bride!

The finished bride bag looked like this:

The bride’s bag!

And tucked away inside were all these goodies!

Feather boa, tiara, pink garter, magnetic picture frame, and a shot glass, among other things!

More goodies – some candy and a game!

A tiara with a veil attached, a feather boa, a “Bride to be” sash, a spinning bridal button, a shot glass necklace, two little magnet frames, a flashing bridal button, a bottle of wine, and a bunch of sweet candy!

Supplies for the bachelorette party goers’ bags.

Then there were the goodie bags for all of us! Please note the assembly line of goodies above: colorful beads, magnetic frames, a special “Bachelorette Party” mixed CD (more on that later), shot glasses, noise makers, fish shaped soaps (pink grapefruit scent – we WERE going to an island after all!), bachelorette stickers, and… tiaras!

I love tiaras, and never wear them since, hi, I’m over the age of 7. But this was the perfect excuse, so in they went! I also dropped some candy in these bags, too, and some Finding Nemo fruit snacks, since we were going to an island for the party!

All the goodies tucked into gift bags!

The finished product, in the colorful bags I found at Party City. Once Candace saw hers (“I see fluffy! And shiny!”), she could barely wait for everyone to get there to open hers… making every second of the assembly totally worth it.

And when she opened it, she immediately put every single item on, looking quite the perfect picture for the start of our great weekend!


Here’s the playlist for the CD I added to the bag:

Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Wait A Minute – The Pussycat Dolls
Do Something – Britney Spears
4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland) – Madonna
SOS – Rihanna
Buttons (feat. Snoop Dogg) – The Pussycat Dolls
Promiscuous (feat. Timbaland) – Nelly Furtado
Hips Don’t Lie (feat. Wyclef) – Shakira
My Love (feat. T.I.) – Justin Timberlake
Heartbreaker (feat. Jay Z) – Mariah Carey
Let’s Hear It for the Boy – Deniece Williams
Nothin’ but a Good Time – Poison
Ooh Ooh Baby – Britney Spears
L.O.V.E. – Ashlee Simpson
Mercy – Duffy
Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days) – Monica
Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

That’s right. Monica. And Deniece Williams. I’m pretty happy with how the mix came out, and we all had a ton of fun listening to it on the way!

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