Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Resort Bachelorette Essentials

This week cannot go by fast enough and that largely has to do with the fact that on Friday, I'm flying up out of the city to escape to one of the best places in all the land: Sunriver, Oregon. This is the first of two bachelorette retreats I have this summer and I couldn't be more stoked.

I've written about it before but Central Oregon (where SR is located) is truly so very beautiful. A dry, hot climate with outdoor activities galore. And Sunriver itself is the sprawling, neighborhoody resort within its confines. It's as relaxing as it is invigorating and you'd have to be a pretty pathetic person to ever find yourself bored there as it has everything to do from biking to skiing to swimming to hiking to wine bars - like I said, a pathetic person would find anything wrong with this place.

But to be frank, I could be flying to spend the weekend sitting in a camping chair adjacent to a puddle to do my taxes with a calculator and a piece of paper I have to write-on over my knee and I'd STILL be excited. And that's because I get to see a host of my girlfriends. Like - yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Moving has made me miss my crew like no other and I just can't wait. So what are the essentials us girls are collectively putting together for the sacred occasion of sending one of our own off into matrimony?

Resort Bachelorette Essentials
  • Delicious Food - When you have a full kitchen available to you and you're away from the world celebrating something special - you best get artistic with your meals. What's the excuse not to? We like to make fancy salads, vibrant pastas and homemade breakfasts when we're all together.
  • Stocked Bar - Fancy buckets of chilled champagne, seltzer, wine & the lemon & lime fixings. 
  • Fantastic snacksGorgeous fresh fruit and decadent cheese platters are always winners. We like to avoid the huge bags of chips in lieu of other alternatives such as jicama and hummus or pretzels with artichoke dip.
  • Sunnies- Duh. Because it's hot and they just look so cute in photos.
  • Cute Pajamas - Half the fun of cabin time with your friends is pretending that you're all together having a slumber party. I fully expect to spend quite a bit of time in indoor clothes only. No boys allowed.
  • A great hat- For a chic way to fight that summer sun. And for bad hair days which tend to be rampant in super dry climates.
  • Athletic gear - tennis rackets, baseball bats, bikes and trails galore. With all the eating you're doing, fitting in some outdoor movement can be as fun as it is essential.
  • Easy, fashionable duds- For all those 1,000 pics that will be taken throughout the course of the weekend and for your need to dress in a way that lets you move about.
  • Something flamboyant and fun for the weekend- As fun as girls' weekends are, this is a bachelorette and the guest of honor should feel like people went out of their way. Whether it's a huge pool Swan floatie or other decorations - bachelorettes require a little pomp, wouldn't you say?

Eeeee, I'm so pumped.
What are your bachelorette must-haves?
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Ashley Lillis said...

There really is nothing better than getting together with your girlfriends, especially if it's to celebrate somebody getting married and you're going to somewhere as awesome as Sunriver! You definitely have your priorities straight with amazing food, plenty of alcohol, and of course, great girlfriends!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm excited for you! Nothing like seeing your crew after a while apart.

The pool floats that are out now are amazing.

Nadine said...

Ahhhhhh that pool float and those shoes!!! Yes, please!!!! I know you are going to have an amazing time!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Those sunglasses and that pool float-definite necessities!

Samantha said...

YES! Haha. Alas, it's just me and Military Husband these days. No gaggle of gal pals anymore!

Jax said...

Cute pajamas is a YES. Save the oversized tshirts rainy days. Lmao. You're going to cook instead of go out? When I'm on vaca I refuse to cook so kudos to you ladies for totally not be lazy. Hahaha

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Sounds like you're getting ready for an epic weekend with the girls! So many great necessities especially all the food, champs, and big obnoxious floaties <3
Green Fashionista

Pat Hatt said...

A fun time will be had with all those essentials and seeing your friends again. Not sure fun would be had doing taxes though lol

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

So fun- 2 bachs in 1 summer! Where is the other one?

I just had mine last month in Austin and want to do it all over again!

Unknown said...

That gold swan is so amazing!