The the grande finale of the bachelorette weekend I organised for my friend, I had one final surprise up my sleeve.
A private boat charter. We would sail around the port of Sotogrande Spain, outwards towards Gibraltar, to take in views of Africa over a bottle of bubbly or 2
The bride to be had no idea of the surprise in store, and it was wonderful to see the look on her face when she arrived at the yacht. There is something truly amazing about being able to make someone so happy, and also knowing you literally knocked the whole weekend out of ball park ( single handed I might add)
We got acquainted with our home for the next few hours under the glorious Spanish sun.
We popped open the bubbles, cranked up the music and partied our way into the evening
There's something about being at sea, don't you think?
As the sun began too set we snuggled under blankets and watched the shades change from bright blue to intense orange... words cant describe the sheer beauty of it.
We sailed back towards Spain, after the most incredible evening
For Sundays events, I planned a Miami tropical theme pool party. Its was the perfect excuse to enjoy the pool and the Spanish sun.
So for this theme, I turned by terrace into a fun Miami/ tropical/ flamingo vibe
The main brief was colourful, fun and lots of flamingos (flamingos are my favourite)
I pulled together every flamingo, and inflatable that I could find to create this colourful look
All of the food was fun, pink and a little bit naughty. Pink donuts (customized with gold leaf), Popcorn and cupcakes all served in fun and colorful pineapple shaped bowls
And candyfloss cocktails served in daiquiri glasses! Quite the crowd pleazer. And adding some cocktails stirrers helped to jazz up the glasses
To try and balance the sugar overload with something a bit healthier we did fresh fruit plates served on cute pineapple plates and bowls
Mini cactus (real and candle form) were used to create the center piece. Along with some of the flowers from yesterdays event... which is by the way the best tip ever. Re use where you can. Tweak if you need to to make it fit on. This could be swapping out the vase to make it fit with the new theme or removing one of the shades of flower but this is a great way to get more out of your money when throwing a party,
Another super easy crowd pleaser is the doughnut stack, dressed with fresh flowers.
Once all of the food and decor is executed, It was time to hop into our swimsuits and play the music loudly. Luckily, our neighbours aren't in earshot so we can just get away with this
Flamingo drinking straws and pineapple napkins are also a great way to tie in the theme. And these gold paper cups were perfect for around the pool!
The second surprise I had planned for my friend was an al fresco dinner in Le Belle jardin for her and her friends. Once she had gotten over her Pink entrance (here in case you missed it) I showed her the tables-cape I had designed for her
I wanted it to be pretty and feminine, but with a pop of colour to add a little fun.
I made three large arrangements using roses, tulips and lots of green foliage
And for the tableware, I went for a combination of pink, blue and crystal.
I had been purchasing items for weeks that would make up a pool party gift box for Sundays event. Inside it had a super cute Miss to Mrs swimming costume (some of the bridal party had matching team bride swimsuits HERE) an inflatable crown, a flamingo garland for the pool party along with some Flamingo shades
When it was time to light the candles as the sun started to go down the tablescape took on such a magical vibe
And the curtain fairy lights really added such a pretty touch
Blue table cloth here, Crystal glasses here
I also hung Bistro bulbs in the bougainvilla over the front of the house to add even more sparkle as well as some little candle lanterns
The crystal tealight holders were from H&M home.
We all sat down, ate delicious food, drank lovely wine and relaxed ahead of a very hectic weekend of celebrating
I was so pleased with how my AL fresco bachelorette dinner turned out, what do you guys think?
A Travel, Beauty and Lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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