Our third big event of last week was Gracie’s bachelorette party. Her wedding day isn’t until mid-October, but since the maid-of-honor (Miss Molly) is headed west in 10 days, and won’t return until the day before Gracie’s wedding, we had to improvise and squeeze in multiple pre-wedding celebrations two months early.
One of those big events was Gracie’s bachelorette party. Molly planned a painting party at our local art studio, Burgundy and Brushes, and invited the remainder of the wedding party and their moms to join us.
Included in the bachelorette party fun was Gracie’s two bridesmaids, Olivia (Gracie’s best friend) and Lydia (my niece), along with their mothers.
Zach’s mother and sisters were also invited but the party fell on the weekend Zach’s sister, Heather, had to check into Southern Virginia University, which unfortunately took a few of the Tame ladies out of town for the weekend. We did have Zach’s sisters Jenny, Andrea, and Stephanie join us as we celebrated Gracie’s journey from Miss to Mrs.
In planning Gracie’s bachelorette party we let Grace choose which painting she wanted to paint. In looking at the class options displayed on the Burgundy and Brushes website, she chose the painting that depicted a silhouette of a tree against a colorful background.
Molly and I made plans for her party by purchasing bachelorette party decorations on Amazon and kitschy bride accessories to make the celebration come to life.
We made plans to serve fun finger food to enjoy as we painted,
And our party favors were new lipsticks for each of the girls, which were applied for the sake of Gracie’s party favor,
A photo mat that said, “Kiss the Miss goodbye,” in gold script.
We had everyone leave their lip prints and signatures on the photo mat for Grace to use to frame the group photo of our completed artistic creations as a special memento of her bachelorette party.
Once everyone arrived, made a plate, and settled in to their places before the blank canvases, we began to paint.
We were guided through the step-by-step process of creating the piece of art Gracie chose for the class.
The instructor was fun and entertaining, giving each of us as much or as little guidance as we wanted.
As we painted we listened to the Mama Mia soundtracks, per Gracie’s request.
It was fun to see the variety of painting styles and color preferences emerge as our trees appeared on canvas.
It was fun to talk, laugh, and check out each other’s paintings as we worked.
The finished paintings were as unique as the artists who created them!
It was such a fun night!!
Then it was time to head home for a good night’s sleep…
We needed to be well rested for the next morning’s fun: Gracie’s bridal shower!