COVID Bachelorette Party
By now, you are probably aware that coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing thousands upon thousands of brides to postpone or cancel their weddings and the many celebrations - like bachelorette parties - leading up to their big day. Not only is this heartbreaking for a bride to be, but it can also be incredibly stressful for the bridal party and families helping plan any events leading up to the wedding. One of my best friends of 20+ years, is getting married September 18th, 2020! Unfortunately, our bachelorette party trip to Orlando, Florida got canceled due to COVID. We made the decision as a group that it would be best to stay local and make it as SPECIAL as possible for our bride to be. We knew she would be disappointed in the cancellation but with all of the bridesmaids coming together with our creative minds, I knew we would pull off an Instagram and PINTEREST worthy weekend to remember!
We started the weekend off at my house with a pool party and a catered BBQ dinner from one of the brides favorite take-out restaurants (Wing-It.) The night started as it got dark. The lights, tiki torches, and stars made for a perfect backdrop! With the help from Crystal Hunt at Shore Thing Event Services, her gorgeous rental items such as the cafe lights, linens, table rentals, lanterns, and plate settings, we were able to create a beautiful space that looked like it was out of a movie! Also, I wanted to give a huge shout out to Patti's Party World for the balloons and balloon display for our dessert bar which featured delicious cupcakes from a local cupcake boutique called, Pretty Tasty Cupcakes.
On Saturday we had warm sun and blue skies for our Parasailing ride with East Coast Parasail out of their Cape May location. I'd highly recommend them to anyone coming down to the shore. Even as locals we had a blast, the staff was friendly, accommodating, and practicing social distancing for a group of our size. We felt like we were in the islands! Once we were up we saw plenty of dolphin and I even saw a big sting ray! Later in the day we took to Wildwood Crest Beach to soak up some sun rays then hit The Crab House at Two Mile Landing for dinner. YUMMY!
Sunday morning we went to brunch at the new hidden gem, Vintage, in Cape May. The restaurant is centrally located in the heart of Cape May near the Emlen Physick Estate and is BYOB. Mimosas anyone?!?!?! The restaurant features many unique food options including a breakfast charcuterie board, pancakes, bacon, sausage, nutella, and fruit! Our entire bridal party loved it and the covered outdoor garden dining space made for a picture perfect setting.
Our weekend was wrapped up with an afternoon spent on the back bays of Wildwood, cruising with Doug over at The Tiny Tiki Cruise Line. We have gone out on the Tiny Tiki, as locals in previous years but we just LOVE the tiki boat. It's BYOB (food and drinks.) Doug provides the floats for the bay and paddle boards. We brought music and played musical flip cup while sailing out. It was honestly so much fun and it felt like we were away on vacation.
With all of the mess that is going on in the world, I think we pulled off a killer STAYCATION in the Cape May/ Wildwood area for our bride to be. We could not have pulled it off with the help from the amazing vendors and business owners I listed above. It takes a village and we are proud to be apart of this community.
Cheers to our friends getting married, Austin & Jess- We cannot wait to celebrate with you next month.
Thank you all and stay healthy.