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I hardly ever do weekend recaps because, honestly, my weekends are pretty boring. If I’m not working then I am doing homework or cleaning my house. Oh what an exciting life I lead…LOL!
Anyway, this past weekend was one of my best friend’s bachelorette party!! I am a bridesmaid in her wedding in April and I was super excited to celebrate her last few “single lady” days. We decided to celebrate in Hot Springs by renting a cabin on the lake for the weekend and going to Oaklawn to watch the horse races!
We all got to Hot Springs last Friday night and went out to eat at the Fisherman’s Wharf. It was packed and the wait was over an hour so we took up residence at the bar and drank the bar’s signature drinks…Scalawags!
Those Scalawags were seriously good. I’m not sure what was in them but two drinks in and I was under the table…LOL!
After dinner we went back to the cabin and had the lingerie shower and played games. You know your team is going to win Bridal Family Feud when your team name “Team D” Just saying… #TWSS
For the party we had cupcakes from Rick’s Bakery, the BEST bakery ever, and one of Elizabeth’s friends made her this amazing cake!! Cute, right?? I love bachelorette cakes!!
But seriously, if you ever get the chance to try anything at Rick’s then do it!
Saturday morning we got up and made mimosas and got ready for the races! Oaklawn Race Track has been one of the premiere Thoroughbred racetracks in the country since 1904, best known as home of the $1 million Arkansas Derby. I will confess that I haven’t been to the races in years and I would love to go again soon before the season is over!
Here is the beautiful bride-to-be…
…and yes, even though it wasn’t a true derby day we got all dressed up in our Sunday best and derby hats and we rocked it.
I have to add that I decided to break in my new Tory Burch flats that day and I;m really not sure why because they tore my feet up. I was miserable. Please tell me it gets better??
That night we decided to go out to eat at The back Porch Grill and if you are ever in Hot Springs I highly recommend it, it was delicious!! I was the DD so I actually remember this meal, LOL!!
I think most of our table got this Lobster Ravioli with Blackened Shrimp on top and it was out of this world. I cleaned my plate that night! HA!
After dinner we went to a martini bar and had the BEST time!! We drank, we talked, and we danced. It was amazing!! Again, sorry for the blurry pic, it was smoky in there, yuck!
We stayed out until 2am and by then this old lady was dead tired. Sunday morning, we all packed up and went home and I can honestly say that I have never seen Sophie puppy so happy to see me, LOL! I think my sweet girl missed me!
Overall it was an amazing weekend and I hope Elizabeth had a great time. Can’t wait for the wedding in a few weeks!!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
It sounds like you guys had a whirlwind weekend and SO MUCH FUN! I love you guys in all your fancy hats :)
I’ve never been to horse racing, I would love to go just once to experience it!
Sounds like you had way too much fun!! I have been to the races but we have never done a derby day that sounds like a good time.
Love those hats! How fun? It looks like you had an awesome time, congratulations to the bride-to-be!
Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) says
Sounds like an awesome weekend! A horse race sounds like a fun thing to do for a baccalaureate party. I have never been to a race but it is on my bucket list :)
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds like so much fun. There’s nothing better than getting together with the girls. It’s a great way to recharge.
Lisa @bitesforbabies says
That cake is too cute!! I love all the decorative hats…looks like a great time!
That looks like such a fun weekend! And that cake!!!
I’m right there with you doing homework most weekends! That ravioli looks scrumptious, and the whole weekend sounds like it was so much fun!
How fun!! By the way-you are so cute!! I loved all of your looks from the weekend! By the way, The Tory’s are seriously not the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. It takes a really, really good amount of time to break them in.
So glad you had a great time! You all look amazing in your hats all ready for the races. Seriously, all flats hurt my feet for some reason. I’m only got one pair that doesn’t. That ravioli looks incredible! What a fun weekend!
K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy) says
Congratulations to your friend on her upcoming wedding. Love the cake!! Glad you girls had a lovely weekend. I’ve never been to a horse race before, but it’s on my bucket list.
Something I’ve only seen in movies! And something I’ve always wanted to go see – a horse race!! Looked like a fun bacherlorette!
Looks like a fun and exciting weekend. Those dishes that are on display looks totally awesome and tasty.
Treats by Tanya says
What a fun last night out party! I just love the derby theme!!! :D
Olivia schwab says
It looks like you guys had a great time! That cake is seriously cute! Congrats to the bride to be!
Grace Hodgin says
I agree with everyone else in that it sounds like you all had the best time ever. I think it is great that you all got together to make this such a memorable event for your friend. Great memories and great friends.
Looks like you gals had a great weekend!! What a fun way to celebrate!
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
That is definitely one of the most creative and fun ways to celebrate with the bride-to-be! Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure! :)
Everything looks wonderful…except for the torn up feet. I’m sorry about the shoes, I know that really can overshadow a good time, esp. if you have to walk much at all.
Chubskulit Rose says
What a way to celebrate the next big stage of the bride to be. Looks like a lot of fun for everyone.
Bonnie @ wemake7 says
Sounds like you all had a great time. Those cupcakes and cake look pretty.
Nina Say says
What a fun time to relax a little. That drink looks absolutely yummy!
Liz Mays says
Oh my gosh what a fun time! It’s so cool that you were able to wait for your table while drinking those delicious-looking drinks!
Elizabeth O. says
What an absolutely fun party! I’d love to throw the same for my soon-to-be-wed friend!
It looks like you gals had such a fantastic time and you all look fabulous to boot. I definitely want a unique experience like going to the races for my bride to be day.
It looks and sounds like everyone had a wonderful time! By the way, that cake is so cute.
Pauline C. says
I used to watch horse races with my grandfather. It was such a memorable experience for me! One of the best memories of my childhood.
Oh my goodness what a fun weekend!! I love that you guys went to some races…those are always the best!
R U S S says
Looks like you ladies had one of the best weekends ever + you all look lovely & happy.
I grew up watching a lot of horse races because my grandfather had a few and we’d sometimes spend an entire day at the tracks watching the horses ‘exercise’ and practice.
michele d says
It looks like you guys had a blast of a time. Loving those hats. That Lobster Ravioli looks amazing good. Yum!
What a fun way to celebrate the bride! It looks like you ladies had an amazing time!
It looks like you all had an amazing weekend indeed! Love those hats!
Kori Tomelden says
Sounds like you had a great weekend! Our weekends tend to be pretty low key.
Mhie Lee says
It sounds you have fabulous weekend. My weekend is pretty boring too during winter days. All I do is stay at home and do all the household chores.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I really love the hats. It looks like everyone had a great time.
Yona Williams says
Being a bridesmaid sounds like so much fun. I was slated to be a maid of honor in a wedding my best friend was planning, but it never went through. That would have been fun. That ‘Last Nightie Out’ cake is the BOMB!
Wow sounds and looks like a very fun and full weekend! The hats and outfits look awesome! So fun!
christina aliperti says
It looks like you all had a great weekend! Sorry about your poor feet. You guys looked great in your hats and the food looks delicious.
What a fun weekend! I love the little cupcakes – and that made me laugh about the two drinks, I am the same!
Life As A Convert says
That cake was super cute. The pasta looked delicious. My oldest was reading over my shoulder and even said it looked good.
And the outfits for the races.. I love them! Looks like you guys had a blast.
Cherri Megasko says
Although I cannot recall ever attending a bachelorette party, I love going to the race track. Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun!
Omg looks like y’all had a pretty fabulous weekend!!!! Love all the pictures:):) and the cake is pretty adorable too ;-)
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
It looks like an awesome way to have a bachelorette party! I’ve never been to a race track but after seeing this it looks like fun!
Sounds like a great time had by all! You girls look fantastic at the Derby and that cake was adorable! Glad you had a rare fun weekend… you should do that more sister!
this theme is so clever for a party! The cake is too cute. Love all the fun hats!
Aw, what a fun idea for a Bachelorette party! I have no idea what I’ll doing for mine, but I’m excited to find out!
Tonya c says
Looks like a lot of fun! Such a clever theme for a bachelorette party!
Helga Weber says
You ladies are so cute with the hats! I’ve never seen a race horse. I think I kinda want to, just once!
Danielle @ We Have It All says
I cant remember if i had one, if i did it was small.
Shannon gurnee says
Sounds like a fun way to celebrate a Bachelorette’s Party! I love the cake.
What a fun time! I love the cake and love your dresses and the hats are the best!