Friday, May 6, 2011

Kelly Getting Married

My best friend from high school, Kelly Michele Urso Soon-To-Be-Cloyd is getting married soon. 15 days to be exact. She got engaged only 6 months ago (while I was in Italy, which resulted in a full blown freak-out in the middle of a street in downtown Florence ... I'm the reason they call us Stupid Americans), so we have crammed quite a lot of celebrating into a very short amount of time, the most important of which was the bachelorette party. So, last Friday, I hopped on the megabus and headed to Charlotte for a wknd of debutantes and debauchery. We began the weekend with a "PJs & Pearls" Sleepover, which I co-hosted in the form of providing drinks and decorations.

Decorations included the newly famous tissue paper pom-poms, in hot pink and white glitter and an adorable banner I made in Microsoft Publisher (let me know if you want the template).

The drink menu included 4 movie-themed cocktails, complete with modified movie posters to incorporate the recipe & Kelly's name, fiance and wedding date. Again, let me know if you'd like me to send you the files. I think it was a toss-up for the favorite cocktail, but here they are ... all are delicious!

  • Pretty in Pink Lemonade
    Serving: Pitcher
    12 oz frozen pink lemonade concentrate, 12 oz light beer, 3/4 cup vodka
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's Blue Martini
    Serving: Glass
    2 parts vodka, 1 part blue curacao, 1 part pineapple juice
    (may need to supplement the pineapple juice a bit, these were strong!)
  • Carrie's Cosmopolitan
    Serving: glass
    1.5 oz vodka, 1 oz triple sec, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/4 oz cranberry juice
  • I Carried a Watermelon Martini
    Serving: Glass
    1 shot vodka, 3 shot cranberry juice, 1 part 7-Up

Saturday included a lingerie shower and brunch at Abby's beautiful home. I won't steal all her glory, but let me just say that she is a FANTASTIC hostess, and I certainly hope she shares some of the beautiful ideas & recipes on her blog. Something about mini egg fritatas, spinach stratta, things I've never heard of that were SO GOOD!

Stuffed and stomachs hurting from our giggles, we headed downtown to get situated in our hotel rooms and primp, then had a delicious dinner at Dandelion Market. YUM! The rest of the night gets a little hazy for most of us, and everyone knows secrets from a bachelorette party can't be shared, but I think it's safe to say Kelly's last big night of "singlehood" sent her out with a bang. CONGRATULATIONS KELLY!!