Ridin’ in Style

Things definitely got a little crazy last night in the Windy City!

After sufficiently stuffing our bellies during the progressive dinner that had us eating from 1 to 7 p.m., we drove to my friend Kristen’s apartment in downtown Chicago to kick off the nighttime activities.

We walked into an apartment that was fully decked out in bachelorette party decor.

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My sister made decorative wine glasses and pins for everyone which looked adorable!

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After poppin’ open a couple of bottles of champagne, we started the lingerie party and I opened frilly lil’ numbers from all of my friends.

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Then it was time for games!

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Before leaving for Chicago, my sister asked Ryan a series of questions and I had to guess his answers!

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For every one I got wrong, I had to take a Jello shot. For every one I got right, I had to give out a Jello shot to the person of my choice.

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At first I avoided the yellow Jello shots, thinking they were lemon. When I learned that they were pineapple… well, that was a whole ‘nother story! 😀

I actually did pretty well guessing Ryan’s answers, but was stumped a few times as well.

It was such a fun game!

After enjoying a few more drinks and gettin’ a little silly, it was time to hit the town!

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Little did I know that our transportation to the downtown bars would be so swanky…

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My mom and sister made arrangements for our group to ride around in a limo for the night! Safety in style. 😉

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We made stops at two different bars, the first of which was filled with people who were bustin’ moves on the dance floor. We weren’t about to let a good opportunity for some dancin’ pass us by…

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Our next stop took us to a bar called John Barleycorn.

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Apparently I attack my friends to show them how much I love them. 😉

At John Barleycorn, more dancing ensued, though I’m pretty sure this particular bar wasn’t really a dancin’ kinda bar. Well, it was a dancin’ kina place last night fo sho!

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My camera’s battery died about halfway through our time at John Barleycorn, so the rest of the evening went undocumented and failed to capture our late night pig out on big pieces of pizza, including a pizza topped with macaroni and cheese!

We got to bed around 4:30 a.m. with bellies full of pizza and leftover cupcakes from the progressive dinner.

This morning we woke up and hung out at my friend Leah’s apartment for a bit before my sister and I had to head to the airport to catch our flight back to Orlando.

It was sad to leave all my girlfriends behind, but I’m so excited to see them in two months for the big day. (Michaela, Carrie, Leah, Kristen and Leslie, thank you all for making this weekend unbelievable. I felt so loved and grateful for such a great group of girlfriends. Love you all!)

Our flight to Orlando was quite turbulent, but that didn’t stop both of us from sleeping for the majority of our time in the air. We were pretty exhausted!

Once back on the ground, Ryan picked us up and took us back to our apartment where the three of us enjoyed made homemade pizza, using the 15-minute pizza crust recipe we love.

Now we’re relaxin’ on the couch before hopefully getting into bed a little early. I don’t want to fall asleep at my desk at work tomorrow!

G’night all. 😀

44 Responses

  1. Glad you had such a great time! Ummm…pizza with mac and cheese??? Interesting… 🙂 And how do you sleep through turbulence?!?! Ha!

  2. Looks like you had an amazing time!! Sleep tight! 🙂

  3. Looks like Bachelorette party #2 was a success! I am throwing a bachelorette party for one of my best friends in a couple of weeks and I think I might have to steal the questions/jello shots game! Very cute idea 🙂 Have a good night!

  4. Looks like you guys had so much fun!

  5. You look so cute in your pink dress. Looks like you had alot of fun. Love the wine glasses!

  6. Yayyy glad you had a great time in Chicago – looks like a perfect reunion!

    and gotta love Barleycorn — it’s not meant for dancing, but that has never stopped me either. If you went to the Wrigleyville location then I def know the mac & cheese pizza joint you speak of (Ians?)…YUM!

  7. Julie!! I’ve been reading ur blog for a while but never commented lol bout time I pop in to say wusssuppp! 🙂 looks like had fun in chi town. Ur friends are so sweet & u are so blessed. Just wanted to wish u an early congratulations for the big day!!! How excitingggg! Xo

  8. Looks like SUCH FUN Julie!! And ps (I was catching up on your posts) Ryan’s guest post was awesome! He’s hilarious!

  9. Looks like you had a blast! Love your pink dress! Such a cute little party dress!

  10. I live right around the corner from the Wrigleyville John Barleycorn and have had many late night snack cravings filled with mac & cheese pizza at Ian’s! May sound strange, but oh so good! Ive been reading your blog for awhile now and am really enjoying it, thanks for helping keep me motivated and entertained!

  11. This is so crazy! You were at JBC in Lincoln Park? My boyfriend DJs there on saturday nights and I stopped by last night after I got off work around 2. Crazy we coula ran into one another! I hope you had fun! Where else did you venture to?


  12. Annddd now I love your pink dress. I’ve never even heard of pineapple jello–that sounds yummy!

  13. looks like so much fun! you’ve had 2 fabulous bachelorette parties!!! such great friends you have!

  14. Girl, you are one lucky bride to be! Two bachelorette parties!!! That’s awesome. Hope it was fantastic. 🙂

  15. What an awesome party!
    And that game with jello shots sounds pretty fun 🙂

  16. It looks like you had so much fun!! I am all about dancing too when you go out…and getting silly 🙂 I’m glad you had a great time!

  17. What awesome friends you have! 🙂 Glad you had a good time in Chicago 🙂

  18. OMG! I believe you went to Ian’s pizza for the mac n cheese? I’m from Chicago and I go to UW Madison where the first two locations opened- it’s a late night staple here! So good!

    Glad to see you had a fun time!

  19. Looks like such a fun time! I love the idea of that game. I’ll have to store that in my memory for the next bachelorette party I attend.

  20. Looks like you had a fab time, love the pics!!! Hope your recovering! 🙂

  21. Looks like such an amazing time!! Your friends definitely know how to throw a great party 🙂 You look so pretty in that pink dress by the way!

  22. oh my gosh, what a FUN bachelorette party! you guys are so cute 🙂

  23. Looks like a great time!!! I love all your dance faces. Hehe.

  24. i LOVE mac & cheese pizza. it’s the only reason i go to cici’s. i want to try to make it myself. 🙂 yum!

  25. Oh wow! That looks like so much fun!! That pink dress is gorgeous! Where did you get it. PS. I might steal your sisters questions&jello shots game for upcoming bachelorette parties. It’s brilliant! Glad you had an awesome time in Chi-town!

  26. Awww looks like such a blast!
    My friends did the same game with me at my bridal shower with asking Jay questions, but they kept it a little more low key – I had to chew a new piece of gum for every question I got wrong. Luckily, I only had to chew about 4 pieces…but I think I would have preferred the jello shots instead. 😉

  27. Looks like you had a great time! I love your pink dress!

  28. OMG ANOTHER adorable bachelorette party! You need to let us know how your friends do it. How are they are so creative and tips for throwing a bachelorette party. Since your fiancé made a guest post maybe your sister or friends can make one too!

  29. Macaroni and cheese pizza?! It reminds me of when I saw cheese fry pizza on the boardwalk.

  30. You are too cute! What a fabulous time. XO

  31. I am behind and just catching up on your post’s!!! omg what afun weekend you had! U looked so beautiful! Loved the pink dress!!!! All you girls looked hot!!

    So glad you had a great weekend!!!!!! U deserve it! xoxo

  32. Love the pictures!! You should definitely make some sort of photo book out of all the pictures from the wedding planning, the bachelorette party, etc.!

  33. What a fun gang, I love pictures filled with friends.

    I’m also like you in that I have my high school friends and then I have my group of friends from college/dorm/sorority.

    I just went to a friend bachelorette party in Las Vegas, it was fun and wild. But I want a more laid back party for my bachelorette next year.

  34. Girl- looks like the weekend was a BLAST! Where is your adorable little pink dress from?!

    • i bought it at off 5th (the saks 5th ave. outlet) but the brand is french connection. 🙂

  35. AWW you and your friends are so cute!! I love all the pictures too, it reminds me of my friends too! 😀

  36. That jello shot game is such a cute idea! Sounds as though your friends really tried to pick activities you would enjoy!

  37. A few things:

    You and your sister (and friends) are so beautiful! Seriously!

    That club/bar looked full of dudes creepin’ around!

    Those jello shots are HUGE!

    Glad you had fun! You looked amazing in that pink dress!

  38. That looks like such an awesome time! So jealous right now 😉

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