I finally feel like I’ve caught up on sleep after two busy weekends in a row. Last weekend Jay and I went to his boss’ wedding (impressively, the party was still going strong at 11:30 pm when we left, exhausted). Two weekends ago I was in Baltimore for my friends bachelorette party and then came home for the first meeting of a young adult bible study at my church. It was all terrific, but I wanted to share a recap of our bachelorette party since it was such a blast!
The bride had no idea this trip was her bachelorette party until two days before we left. She thought we were going to Baltimore to visit our friend who had just moved there and celebrate another friend’s birthday. Suffice to say, she freaked out when she found out it was actually her celebration weekend and couldn’t have been more thrilled with her reaction : ) We left on Saturday morning and arrived in Baltimore by early afternoon.
First up was a show at Medieval Times! This was the bride’s suggestion and we all absolutely loved it. We got front row seats and were assigned to cheer for the red knight (who was by far the cutest…extra bonus). Sadly, he made it to the final round of the tournament, but lost to the dastardly blue knight. Regardless, the food was tasty and we loved the cheesy action.
Afterward, we drove to our friend’s new apartment for the grand tour and got ready for a night out. Our strategy was getting dressed up first so we wouldn’t be tempted to crawl into bed early (a very smart move). We had a ton of food to snack on, such as spinach and artichoke dip, chips, pretzels, brownies, and pigs in a blanket (thanks Maria!!).
We also looked up some games on Pinterest and played a few before heading out to the bars. One involved coordinating with the groom to get answers to a list of questions about their relationship. He was such a trooper and sent back really thoughtful answers. My friend also turned them into a scrapbook as a keepsake for them. The rules of the game: if the bride gave the same answer as the groom, she could give out a drink to one of us. If she got it wrong, she had to drink. Amazingly, she got almost all of the answers correct. Very impressive and luckily there were four of us sharing those drinks!
Another game we played was assigning high school yearbook type superlatives to one person in our group. We each had a stack of cards with the names of everyone in the group. A superlative (such as who will get married next, who’s most likely to get drunk at the wedding, etc) was announced and everyone selected the person they think fits the description. After everyone reveals their selections, the person who’s name comes up the most, drinks.
Both of these were a lot of fun and a good way to get ready for the rest of the evening. Around 10pm, we called an Uber and set off for the bars in Fell’s Point. First stop was Max’s Taphouse, known for their massive beer list. It was pretty full, but a very laid back crowd and we were looking for something a bit more lively. After one round, we set out for The Horse You Came In On Saloon, which was packed and playing loud dance music. We ended up dancing the night away here!
After falling asleep throughout our friend’s apartment, we all woke up by 8am the next morning (so much for sleeping in…) and lounged around before setting out for brunch. Our original plan was foiled when we arrived at the restaurant only to find out there was some sort of “emergency” and that they would have a delayed opening. Starving as we were, there was no way we were sticking around for an undefined amount of time. We ended up walking across the street to Mama’s on the Half Shell and luckily were seated immediately in their quirky, antique style upstairs dining room. The food was delicious!
After brunch we packed up our bags and set off for home, exhausted but quite pleased with the successful celebration.