After cleaning up from the bridal shower, it was time to head back to my parents’ house to get ready before heading over to Erin’s friend Anna’s apartment to kick off her bachelorette party. Anna and I decided on a loose Sex and the City theme, which could be interpreted however the attendee wanted (wink wink). Our plans were to meet at Anna’s for some wine and appetizers before driving to Cleveland for dinner and a night out.
While at Anna’s we played the famous Panty Game! If you’ve never heard of the game, each girl that attended the party brought a pair of new panties for the bride. The panties could reflect the bride’s personality, make the person think of the bride, make the bride think of the person, etc. Erin then had to look at all the panties and guess who got her each pair.
Erin didn’t do a spectacular job, but there were a few she guessed right away!
We presented Erin with her veil and sash, opened gifts, and were on our way to Cleveland.
The folks at D’Vine Wine Bar were extremely kind when I called to tell them we were running late (shocking, I know), and told us our table would be ready when we got there. We were seated as soon as we arrived and started looking over the menu. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. I am one of those people that obsessively looks at menus before going to a new restaurant to see what I might like to eat. For D’Vine, I had it narrowed down to a couple options–neither of which was on the menu when we got there. I scanned the menu for a bit and ended up getting the Ugly Tom (heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinaigrette served in a Parmesan bowl), and Tipsy Shrimp (I don’t remember the exact description since it’s not on the menu, but it was shrimp sauteed in white wine, served in some sort of tomato broth, I believe). Both were delicious.
From dinner we headed to our hotel to check-in, and were pleasantly surprised! Would you have guessed that this is a Residence Inn?
The staff there was also extremely accommodating! When we realized that one of our rooms (which was more like a suite), would fit all eight of us, they allowed us to cancel our other room with no charge. On top of that, there was an amazing breakfast buffet the next morning that was included in the cost of the room that I wasn’t previously aware of. It was a steal, that’s for sure!
After checking in to the hotel we hailed some cabs and headed to The Blind Pig to listen to a band and do some dancing. The band, The Faction, was really fun and played everything from Jessie’s Girl to Thrift Shop. At one point they called Erin up on stage to dance with them.
Around the time the bar was getting ready for last call, we headed outside to get a cab before the rush. We hopped in a van that took us back to our hotel, and proceeded to fall asleep pretty quickly–it was a long day for all of us!