Bachelorette Premiere Party and Free Printable


Next Monday the Bachelorette will be premiering once again on ABC. Every season I say, " I am not going to watch," then about two weeks into the season someone says something that triggers my attention, I catch up watching online, and then I am once again sucked in. Nowadays, I generally record and zip through it on the DVR, skipping the redundant and super boring parts, so really I am probably only watching 40 minutes of trashy reality TV which makes me feel a little better about myself and less guilty that I am wasting time watching it.

In college whenever a new season of the Bachelor was on, a group of girls would gather at my house, and we would make dinner (tune in tomorrow for one of our favorite Monday night meals), have dessert and watch the show while working on homework and design projects. So for this month's event inspiration I decided to design a Bachelorette Premier Party. If you are lucky, maybe Chris Harrison will crash your party and you will be on TV! 

The party is complete with a printable invitation, food and decor ideas! The jury is still out on whether I will be tuning in next Monday, for real this time, but if you throw a Bachelorette Party please share some photos with me!

Click here for your free printable. Print on card stock, cut in half, fold hamburger style and BAM! you have two invitations done. Please only use this printable for your own personal use and do not duplicate or sell. 

Will you be tuning in next Monday? Are you Team Kaitlyn or Team Britt?


Feel free to use plain white envelopes like they do on the Bachelor.
I wanted a pop of color so I opted for red. 

Don't forget to sign your name!

Prepare yourself for my own "cheesy" food labels. 

No Bachelor event is complete without candles, lots of candles.
How has there not been a fire accident during the filming of this show??

I wish the Bachelor would use something besides red roses...
they could have been a little more creative.
This might be necessary to get through the real whining on the show. 

If you do the math, this comes out to half a bottle of wine a person...
maybe a little overkill but maybe not.
Keeping the rose them going with my favorite rose.
You may recognize this from this Things I'm Loving Thursday post
Has anyone else noticed on dates that they never eat their dinner?
Maybe it is just the way they edit it but that always really confuses me.
You can guarantee there will be at least one of these this season.  
And LOTS of these. 
If you wish, feel free to have a "party night rose" looming over your event all night.

Add visual interest to your table by adding varying heights to objects. 

My favorite.

So many yummy options. 

  


Things I'm Loving Thursday | April 23, 2015

Today is Thursday which can only mean three things:

  1. Tomorrow is Friday, yayayayay!!!
  2. Scandal is on tonight.
  3. It's time for, "Things I'm Loving Thursday."

PS. I am pretty sure all of these were obvious but whatevs. 

Rose ‘N’ Blum Bubbly Moscato Rosé
A couple weeks ago my dad and brother delivered a batch of malted barley to Napa Valley for a vineyard that is starting to make beer. *Sidenote- you should totally check out Mecca Grade Estate Malts website, I am partial to the History Section).* Since they were in the Napa Valley they obviously had to go wine tasting and my dad was sweet enough to bring back two bottles of wine for Travis and I. One of the bottles was a bubbly moscato rosé that I cannot get enough of. It is bubbly like champagne with just the right amount of sweetness. I could have drank the whole bottle...but then I would have woke up with a major hangover because I am not 21. Unfortunately I do not think you can buy it anywhere in Oregon but you CAN buy it online! Right now it is on major sale, you can get a whole case for $75!! I am highly contemplating this...If you have a wedding coming up this would be perfect for toasting AND it is pink!


Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection
On Sunday my Instagram and Facebook were getting flooded with posts from ladies rushing down to their nearest Target to purchase something from the new Lilly Pulitzer line for Target. Since we live an hour away from Target and I was not feeling that hardcore, I did not hurry to the store, instead I just browsed online at all of the new, cute items. I figured by the time they got to Target the shelves would be restocked and I would also not have to battle women for bar cart accessories or a throw pillow. I am especially loving the house goods and am thinking I need a fun set of glasses for our bar cart this summer!

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Drinking Glasses - Set of 4

I Heart Gluten T-Shirt
I stumbled upon the Prairie Californian while reading an old blog post of hers that was featured on Huffington Post, "10 Farmwife Realities That it is Farming Season Again." I was laughing while reading this because they are all so true, not because they are necessarily funny. After reading her article I felt like we could totally be friends so I went over to her website and browsed for awhile...like maybe a couple hours...but not in a creepy way. I noticed on her sidebar she had an "I Love Gluten" button (which I loved) and THEN noticed she has "I Heart Gluten" shirts. They come in male, female, kiddo and baby sizes. I am pretty sure I need one. Show support for farmers and wheat industry by getting yours here!

I Heart Gluten T-Shirt

bareMinerals- Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss
I am a lipgloss wearer, not lipstick, however, I do not enjoy overly glittered and wet looking lips. They seem either a little too teenager or a little too street walker for me. I also do not like sticky glosses. Gosh...I really sound picky. Anyway, our awesome swag bag from the Bloom Workshop included five different shades for the Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss from bareMinerals. Their Buxom lipgloss are my go to so I was curious to try these and I was not disappointed. They are not overly pigmented or sticky and also hydrate your lips. My favorite part about them though is the application wand, the sponge is slanted so it is easier to apply and you do not get it everywhere. 


Pink Macaron Kitchen Timer
While my mom and I were at the Bloom Workshop in Los Gatos, California, we walked through all of the super cute shops in their Old Towne. Although Sur La Table is a chain I still love that store. I have been looking for a new kitchen timer to replace my semi broken white one for quite awhile. I did not want to buy another plain one though, I wanted something fun. I stumbled upon this cute, pink, macaron timer and knew this was the one I had been looking for. It is also on sale right now, so if you are looking for one, you are in luck too!