DIY floral crowns, cotton, candy, temporary tattoos, and your besties. Now that's a bachelorette party!!! Party Love Birds styled this fabulous soiree for latest issue of A Low Country Wedding. Check them both of for lots of fun bachelorette and wedding inspiration and you can find the pink diamond tattoos here.
Does it get any better than a beach weekend with your besties? Maybe if it also happens to be your bachelorette weekend. A close knit group of friends and I spent the weekend at my family's beach house in Rockaway, Oregon. Sea air, barrel-aged cocktails, a gourmet smore's bar, and some nautical-themed bachelorette temporary tattoos, made for one unforgettable time. Read on for all the details and loads of inspiration to throw your own end-of-summer bash for your bride and her girls…
Just a few steps from the beach house is the beach with a great view of Twin Rocks. I've been coming to Rockaway beach since I was a little girl and it's still one of my favorite spots on the Oregon coast. It's a small town that isn't as developed as some other coastal towns but that's part of it's charm too. We had the beach almost entirely to ourselves.
So we packed up a picnic of cheese, meats, fruit and crackers (along with some tasty add-ons for smore's). Although a simple spread it made for an easy but delicious picnic on the sand.
Keeping with the nautical theme, we wanted to do a barrel aged cocktail. Although these requires a bit of planning a head (most recipes call for several weeks of aging), it's portable and can simply be poured over ice straight from the spigot. Using a rum-based cocktail seemed appropriate so we used a recipe we fell in love with at Urban Farmer called The Sun Also Rises. It's a easy summer sipper featuring a Portland spirit: 7 Sirens Rum. Fitting for the event, right? Urban Farmer ages their for 30 days although I'm thinking it could actually go a touch longer and pick up some of the nice oak notes from the barrel. Either way it's simple to make; all you need is:
- 1 1/2 ounces of 7 Sirens Rum
- 3/4 ounce verjus
- 3/4 ounce Luxardo
- Grapefruit bitters
It was an amazing, relaxing weekend and definitely easy to plan and put together.
Photographer, Stylist, Design: Kristen McGillivray / Tattoos: Etsy / Hair & Makeup: Havilah Howard/ Cocktail Barrel: Baby Barrels/ Cocktail Recipe Adapted from: Urban Farmer
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate by hosting a bachelorette bash with pitchers of authentic margaritas, the sunshine, and your besties before hitting the town. So start squeezing the limes because it's time to start the fiesta.
THE PERFECT MARGARITA:
Tequila, Agave syrup, & lime juice
It's just those three simple ingredients. That's it; that's all you need. No silly mixes or even the salt rim. Just keep it nice and simple. But do make sure to buy a tequila that's 100% agave. And while you're at it, you can throw out any tequila that's not 100% agave because once you try this recipe, there's no going back. Try to with either an anejo or a blanco tequila. Or better yet make a pitcher of each for a side-by-side comparison. For research purposes of course.
5 ounces of tequila
3 ounces of diluted agave nectar
2 ounces of fresh-squeezed lime juice
Keep the fiesta going with TEMPORARY TATTOOS and of course more margaritas.
Temporary tattoos just may be my new favorite product in my shop. I'm getting tons of requests for bachelorette party tattoos which have been so fun to dream up and design. I have loads of ideas and it's now just finding the time get them from an idea into reality. Here's just the beginning of some cute bachelorette temporary tatts that I added to my tattoo section on Etsy. Which you can find here.