Recently I hosted a ladies lunch in my lounge room to celebrate the fact that my little sister is getting hitched.
There is nothing like the pressure of planning a party for a bunch of 20-somethings to make you feel like a 30-something, pregnant mother of two.
Especially when my own wedding was such a low key, hen-less event.
But thankfully, the whole operation was a team effort, and frankly, the bride-tribe and I totally NAILED IT.
Our brief, from the bride to be was “keep it low key, absolutely no strippers”, and “maybe lets do something kind of crafty”.
Our personal goal was to cater for a group of 15-20 gals, and to keep it local and affordable for all, but we also wanted to make a weekend of it for our bride, to maximise opportunities for her to drink, take selfies, eat cheese and dance away her last few weeks sans-husband.
Our solution, was a two part weekend.
Phase 1: Two nights away at a cute Coolongatta Airbnb for the bridesmaids and our bride.
Followed immediately by Phase 2: A boozy lounge room floor long lunch and crafternoon for the bride and all of her friends.