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Let's Get Wild in the Woods

Party PlanningCason Rainwater

If you were to challenge me to sing for an hour….about biochemistry…in front of a thousand people…on a bad hair day…I’d be in my own personal hell. But give me a challenge that I’m passionate about and I’ll give it my all and execute every last detail. Family, event planning, and a good themed party are definitely a few of my passions. When my cousin decided to have her bachelorette bash at my family’s mountain home, I knew I had a good challenge on my hands. I love cabin weekends and I love a good bachelorette party, but I’ve definitely never combined the two. Kat and I set out to plan a “cabin themed” bachelorette party and I’m pretty proud of the results! Come along and relive the rustic-glam magic with us!

You can ALWAYS count on Fresh Market to have beautiful mixed flower arrangements. I was able to make four arrangements out of two assorted bouquets and one dozen pink roses. I love the way they looked in our gold mercury glass vases from West Elm. West Elm’s mercury glass is on sale this week! Grab a few of these for yourself here.

What would a good bachelorette party at the cabin be without lingerie hanging from the antler chandelier?! We raided the panties and bras at our local T.J.Maxx and I think the lady at checkout said something along the lines of “Well somebody is having a good time this weekend!” (Kat and I definitely had to ‘rock, paper, scissors’ on who was checking out with that intimate motherload.)

About a year ago, I discovered an Etsy shop that sells the most delicious and adorable cookies. I swear I check if she’s available every time I plan an event now. Her customer service as well as her attention to detail is incredible and I highly recommend her for all your cookie needs! Check her out!

I loved turning this piece of furniture into a bar for the weekend! Mom, can we leave it like this forever?! The photo booth props were a last-minute add to our weekend and they turned out to be a hit….especially when they are near the bar.

If you’re going to the mountains with girls for the weekend, never leave home without your table topics, board games, or s’more ingredients. The girls probably would have just left if we didn’t have those staples. Even the bear got in on the action! Normally he greets you with a “Welcome” sign but Kat and I painted him something special for the weekend. He loved it.

Last but not least were our favors. We put a monogrammed pillowcase on each girl’s bed before they arrived. Never discount a personalized favor or gift – they are actually more affordable than you think!

Well folks, what happens in the woods, stays in the woods so that’s all I have permission to share. You’ll have to use your imagination for the rest! Not throwing a bachelorette party any time soon? Consider hosting a girls weekend trip to the mountains or a good old fashion slumber party! Hopefully some of our ideas will work for your next overnight shenanigan with the girls!