Tanks: Ella Jay Design
Happy Monday, loves! Very first off I must apologize for my absence last week. I pinky promise I always try my hardest to perfectly balance Kait & ko. with my education, family, friends, and a little side gig but it is most definitely still a learning process. I managed to whip out a lot a lot of wedding planning last week and most importantly celebrated my bachelorette party with my very best girlfriends!
My motto has always been “quality over quantity,” and the Lord definitely blessed me with the sweetest group of friends. I tried to document a pinch more of our weekend, but my iPhone photos weren’t quite to the standard of Kait & ko. 😉 . Rather than the tried and true outfit post I thought it would be fun to share the itinerary from the weekend that one of my bridesmaids curated. While I know only a handful of you are from Kansas City, I think this would be a perfect template whether you’re celebrating in Vegas, Nashville, or your itty bitty hometown.
Day 1 | Arrival
Since most of my girlfriends made the drive from Saint Louis we started the day at 4 o’clock checking into the hotel. We stayed at the Hampton Inn at the Country Club Plaza, but I also recommend Hotel Sorella or the Ambassador Hotel if you prefer to stay closer to downtown. We debated between the shopping at the Plaza versus the eclectic environment at Power and Light downtown and shopping won. No questions asked. After a bit of refreshing (read: dry shampoo) we headed out to dinner at The Standard Pour. This hole in the wall restaurant receives 5 stars in my little black book. I splurged on the sliders and they were so worth it… #treatyourself. After a long drive I am generally pretty exhausted, so the remainder of the evening was fairly vague and very much so ‘go with the flow’ based on how everyone felt after traveling into the city. The itinerary said games (think bride jeopardy or design your own wedding dress), but we ended up going to Power and Light for the evening since KU was playing downtown. Rock Chalk? Ha!
Day 2 | The Three P’s
Primping, pampering, and partying (most modestly 😉 ). Fatigued from the evening before, we did not quite make it out of bed until 10 o’clock because we all needed a tiny bit more beauty rest for the day ahead of us. We flaunted custom tanks from Ella Jay Design for our daytime festivities (I wore a small and it fit perfectly). Originally we planned to attend brunch at The Corner Restaurant in Westport, but with a 2-hour wait most of Kansas City had the same idea! We ended up wandering around Westport to discover Char Bar. They only serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday, but their BBQ is still quite delightful. Plus if you are in Kansas City you cannot leave without a taste, so it worked out flawlessly.
Then we divided and a few girls did a little shopping at the Plaza while the rest of us went to get pedicures at Solar Nails before heading to the West Bottoms for a Pole Dancing class at Pole Worx. While I won’t go into much detail, I can say I definitely recommend for any and all bachelorette parties… ha! It is so fun and quite the workout so you’ll feel less guilty about your weekend of sweets + treats. We ate dinner at Yardhouse, drank some bubbles, and spent the remainder of the evening paroozing Westport! I wore a little lace number like this by For Love & Lemons.
Day 3 | Sweet Goodbyes
We checked out of the hotel by 8 o’clock in the morning because we had busy days ahead! For the final day, I totally recommend indulging in the hotel breakfast. You will be exhausted in the best way possible and slipping downstairs to grab a bagel before hitting the road is ideal. Whether your bachelorette party be seven days or one day… appreciate every single second because it flies by so quickly! I am so grateful to have the loveliest bridal party + friends + family so share these moments with. It may be a bit of bridal gush, but I mean it!
If you need any help planning a bachelorette party for your bestie, I recommend The Bach. It is essentially a party planning service and provides a few ideas for your soon-to-be bride and her tribe.
Thanks for stopping by,