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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Atlanta Bachelorette Party and baby Taylor

A couple weeks back I threw my sister a bachelorette party in Atlanta (or Hotlanta as many call it). Atlanta is definitely not one of my fave places to go... I think it is too trafficy, crowded and kinda dirty but it was a good location for the party since my sister and most of the people attending live within a couple hours of it and it is a bigger city.

I am happy to share exactly what I planned with you since I researched like crazy for ideas of a fun and fairly low key bachelorette at my sister's request. Let me tell you that figuring something like this out in a city you don't live in or know much about can be difficult.

We decided on the Buckhead area of Atlanta. I booked a 2 bedroom/2 bath suite at the Holiday Inn Express which was no Ritz but a very good value and had a living room/kitchen area. I thought it was just fine for our puposes. I decorated the suite with some fun bachelorette decor!

There were bead necklaces for the girls attending to wear.

All the girls arrived around 5pm or so to get ready to go out for dinner. My sister picked one of those family run dirt cheap mexican places.... a girl after my own heart!

the bachelorette

Here we all are at El Azteca. Remembering back to my spanish class days I was pretty sure it should be La Azteca but may be I have spent too much time away from spanish... anyway.... the fajita quesadilla is delish.

Then we went back to the hotel for a bit where we presented my sister with a gift. A RECIPE SCRAPBOOK! I'll do a seperate post on that baby. Then we made sure we were all ready to go out to a few bars.

I had looked these up ahead of time and knew we were within 1/2 mile of a couple of bars... Moondogs, Peachtree Tavern (you won't get out of Atlanta without running across something named Peachtree), and some other place. My plan was for us to walk to the bars but Hotlanta was not so hot and was rather cool and rainy so I was the driver. I parked us at the Trader Joes (grocery store right near the bars) for $10 but there was no cover charge at the bars at least.

The girls had a great time at the bars... we pretty much spent the whole time at Moondogs dancing and such and the music was like top hits... great for getting your dance on for hours!

Everyone made it back in one piece and only 1 person fell down in the bar but who's counting? So I consider that a SUCCESS!

Then on my drive back to Charlotte the next day, I stopped in Greenville to see baby Taylor! My friend Brooke H. had a baby girl in December and I had yet to see her new little family. I previously posted about her homemade baby gift.

Brooke and Taylor

Taylor had gotten so big and it was so fun to see her making faces and taking in her surroundings. I can't wait to visit them again and see her grow!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my little blog and entering the giveaway!

    Dana @ D'Lea Designs

  2. OMG! I can't even believe this is possible, but I think we know some of the same people - I'm pretty sure I know Brooke's last name and have met her and her husband when they were in Clemson because I'm friends with her little sister (who is engaged to one of the 5 people in my class in my program)... does that sound like it's possible?

  3. Hey Mel, yes her sister Anna is engaged and getting married this summer I believe. I have met her fiance before but I can't remember his name off the top of my head... he's really tall. Does that sound like the people you know? If it is, WOW small world!!!


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