I had a bridal shower/bachelorette party this weekend, hosted by my best friends from college and attended also by my sister-in-law.
I have waited for my turn to have this shower, because I have attended one for my four friends. At each one, I couldn't wait until it was my turn, and finally it was this weekend!
I have to say, I think the thing that made the most impact on me was the thought that my friends put into this shower. The shower had all of the normalcy that the others did - with a devotion, quotes from my fiance, a questionnaire about my fiance and gifts. However, they also did things that were obviously especially for me.
At a local burger joint, we ordered items that screamed 'me.' I had a yellow cake vanilla shake as well as this burger that had a bun that was fried macaroni and cheese and was topped with macaroni and cheese and bacon. It was amazing!
Then we went to a pub to listen to music and finally ended the night at a dance club. Most of my friends won't even dance at weddings let alone go to a bar and go dancing, but they all went out with me and were dancing to the music. It was so sweet.
The next morning the girls took me to Wal-Mart and gave me and others challenges there, like create a meal for Nate with less than $15. Of course, they let me win too. You see, I am known for my love of Wal-Mart and my tendency to find the best deals.
It was not only wonderful to celebrate my upcoming marriage and to be with my friends who I don't see anywhere near often enough, but it was so special to know that they really thought about me and tried to create an experience that would make me feel special.