OMG…. My bachelorette party in New York City was out of control and so much fun! I had an extremely great time seeing my college girlfriends!


Let’s head back to the beginning….


On Friday, I flew to Philly and met up with my Maid of Honor Sarah, Bridesmaid Lauren, and friend Scully.  We promptly headed to the liquor store, bought champagne and orange juice, and made mimosas for the three hour bus ride to NYC.  I would show you photographs of the bus ride, but its way too embarrassing. :)  Here’s my girlfriends waiting for the bus in front of Penn Station:


Upon arriving to NYC, we somehow drunkenly navigated through Times Square and located the Grand Central Station….


…which made it easy to find out hotel, the Hyatt.


We hung out, gossiped, drank some more, danced to music, and ordered pizza ($50 for two pies, NYC is insane) while we waiting for our other four friends to arrive.


Happily, I got to drink from a penis straw (one of my requests as the bachlorette!)  Sorry if this is lewd! Haha..


Once everyone arrived, my Maid of Honor (MOH) Sarah busted out with our fun t-shirts!  My simply said:


But the other seven girls had shirts that said:


We loved our shirts! So fun!  Here’s the blondes


And the brunettes


At this point, Sarah covered my eyes with a blindfold and handed me a cocktail.  Here I am, doing the "screw in the lightbulb" dance (it’s an inside joke):


Then they proceeded to put fake tattoos all over my arms, a penis veil in my hair, a gigantic blinky engagement ring that doubled as a shot glass on my hand, and candy necklaces on my wrist (which I later inhaled at the bar, it was a great idea!).


Here’s my super awesome penis veil.  It blinked and had sewn-on condoms.  A great conversation starter!


Then we went out to a bar called On the Wagon.  It was in the NYU area, so it was a chill bar with loads of young people.   Rolling into a bar with 7 hot ladies in matching t-shirts buys you a lot of free drinks, I’m telling you!  I don’t have any good (read: appropriate) photographs of myself drinking, and I’m not sure my friends would appreciate me sharing pics of them bonging beers (yes, they had a beer bong at the bar), so use your imagination!


The next morning, I woke up and practically RAN to Starbucks to get a coffee and Perfect Oatmeal.


Once everyone was showered and recovered (which took longer for some of us), we met in the lobby…


And headed out for sightseeing!


Again – IT WAS SO COLD! But it was worth it to see….


The Rockefeller Tree! I was so pumped, I’ve only seen it on TV. I can’t believe it’s a real tree.



It’s starting to feel a LOT like Christmas!


We also popped into Grand Central Station and shopped in Times Square.  We grabbed lunch around 12…


We hit up a cafeteria-style deli, which gave me a chance to get in some fruits and veggies..


And around 4 PM, we had lunch number 2 at a place in Time Square.  I got French Onion Soup and a salad.  I also had a beer 🙂


Hair of the dog that bite you!


We went back to the hotel around 5 PM, and I promptly crashed in bed for a two hour nap.  We all woke up, got showered, and headed out for a Saturday evening on the town!


And guess what?? I got to ride in a LIMO! AHHHHH! I was freaking out!


Oh yea – and it started to SNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!  I was so excited.  Too much happy emotion!


Yea – it was really cold with my bare legs! My Yankee friends thought I was insane.


We went to a restaurant in the meat-packing district called Vento.  It was Italian and the prices were so…. normal! Like I was dining in Orlando, not NYC! I highly recommend this place.


I started things off with a lovely cocktail! I got the Vento Arancione, which was Stoli Orange Vodka, mandarian juice, prime arance, and blood orange. YUM! There was a sprig of fresh rosemary on the top.


And a few slices of warm bread.


By the second slice of bread, I was on cocktail number 2, which was Jamaican Rum with ginger ale and condensed cranberry juice. OMG – amazing! (and strong).


I ordered the Cacio E Pere salad, which was endive, radicchio, roasted pear, gorgonzola, and a honey-balsamic dressing (on the side).


I also ordered a "small place" of Rotolini, which was three finger-length pasta rolls of roasted eggplant and ricotta cheese.


After our meal, the waiter brought out a free bottle of champagne (I LOVE FREE STUFF), and I made a special toast to all my lovely friends.




Unsurprisingly, dessert was divine! I had the Apple Pie Coppette, which was cinnamon apples, amarette gelato, and streusel crunch.


After dinner, we got snuck in to the club downstairs via the backdoor (thanks, Manager!), and we also received free drink passes.  Again – I heart free stuff!   The club was awesome, they played THREE BRITNEY SONGS!


We danced the night away, although I didn’t drink anymore.  I was pretty cocktailed out by this point!  We were pretty ridiculous.


And we got to ride in a limo AGAIN on the way home.  Much playing with the radio and lights ensued…


And…. that was my weekend, pretty much! Sunday, we woke up, showered, grabbed breakfast, got on a bus (immediately before boarding, I witnessed a mugging, so my NYC experience was complete), and drove back to Philly.


I took a loooong flight back to Orlando and finished up my NEW favorite book, Twilight.


All in all, my bach party was an amazing experience and definitely got me even more (if this is feasibly possible) excited for the wedding!


I DO feel like I need to enter a serious food and alcohol detox program! 🙂 I was happy to get back to normal eating this morning and am really ready to hit the gym! 🙂


Have a WONDERFUL day!



  • VeggieGirl December 8, 2008, 6:46 am

    So um, who had perhaps the greatest, most spectacular Bachelorette Party ever??

    YOU DID!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  • Mrs. LC December 8, 2008, 6:46 am

    Looks like you had so much fun! What a great time of year to go to NYC. 🙂

  • Erica December 8, 2008, 6:48 am

    AWWWWWWWWW looks like so much fun! You look adorable! Love all your clothes!

  • Allie December 8, 2008, 6:49 am

    Sounds (and looks!) like you had an amazing time. I have always wanted to go to NYC!

  • chasedaylight December 8, 2008, 6:53 am

    Oh my gosh I was laughing all the way through the beginning. That straw is great! Looks like you had a blast!!!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! December 8, 2008, 6:56 am

    so much fun and great eats!!!


  • jenngirl December 8, 2008, 6:57 am

    LOVE your recap, that looks like such an awesome time!!! I hear NYC is spectacular at Christmas time, glad you were able to enjoy it! I hope that my bachelorette party will be this much fun one day!

    Happy Monday! 🙂

  • lauren December 8, 2008, 7:03 am

    sounds like a great time!

  • Tami December 8, 2008, 7:05 am

    glad you had a great time. i am going to NYC in two weeks and I can’t wait. You are lucky to be back in warm FLA, it’s freezing today here in New England

  • Anne P December 8, 2008, 7:05 am

    how fun!!

  • Meghann December 8, 2008, 7:06 am

    Looks like you had soo much fun! I want to hear about all the naughty details. When can we hang out again?!?!?!

  • just me December 8, 2008, 7:09 am

    what a greattttttttt weekend!!!! i’m so glad you had so much fun!!!

  • amy. December 8, 2008, 7:09 am

    wow wow wow! this makes me look forward to attending friend’s bachelorette parties in the future and {hopefully} my own! you had a freakingggg blast! CONGRATS!

  • December 8, 2008, 7:11 am

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time with your girls!! You will always cherish the memories you made!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina December 8, 2008, 7:14 am

    sounds like such a fabulous time with your girls! I can’t believe you went bare legged saturday night!!! hardcore!

  • Emily December 8, 2008, 7:15 am

    oh my gosh, it looks like you had the best time. free stuff is always just better right?! haha. congrats girl!

  • HangryPants December 8, 2008, 7:20 am

    I was thinking that you must have been so excited about the snow!

    Looks fabulous! I love that you wore that crazy veil. You’re such a good sport!

  • arielle December 8, 2008, 7:27 am

    I love Vento! I’m glad you had fun.

  • girlrunningaround December 8, 2008, 7:35 am

    Yay! I’m glad you had such a great time. It looks like it was an amazing time with friends. And free stuff rocks. I didn’t pay for anything at my bach party!

  • Mica December 8, 2008, 7:36 am

    Thanks for sharing the pictures (that you deemed appropriate, haha)! It sounds like a really fun weekend. Also, your new dress looks great!!

  • Meg December 8, 2008, 7:38 am

    Looks like you had a blast! Glad you had so much fun!

  • Krista December 8, 2008, 7:42 am

    Sounds liek your weekend was a RIOT! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • therunningaddict December 8, 2008, 7:46 am

    WHAT A FUN RECAP!!! I LOVEDDDDD reading it!! SO HAPPY you had an amazing time!

  • Bridget December 8, 2008, 7:53 am

    Sounds like SO MUCH FUN!! Love dancing the night away…even better when theres a limo involved. Yay! The wedding’s almonst here!!!

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 8, 2008, 8:04 am

    Looks like you had a great time! Spending time with college girlfriends is the best!

  • Caitlin December 8, 2008, 8:13 am

    Wow-looks like you partied appropriately!! glad you had fun!

  • Fitnessista December 8, 2008, 8:19 am

    looks like SO MUCH FUN! i’m even more excited for my friend’s bach party this weekend 😀

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) December 8, 2008, 8:19 am

    It looks like you guys had so much fun! I love the Bride and Bride’s Bitches shirts.

    This post makes me excited for my own Bachelorette party! I’ve never been to one.

  • leslie December 8, 2008, 8:24 am

    off the wagon!! you just took me straight back to my nyu days! that place never fails.

    glad your bachelorette was such a blast! thanks for giving me some good ideas. i’m planning my best friend’s in a few months and now i really can’t wait!

  • Justine December 8, 2008, 8:31 am

    Sounds like your bachelorette party was a success! How fun!
    I totally know what you mean about feeling the need to “detox” though. I’m sure you’ll feel back to normal in a couple days 🙂

  • carolinebee December 8, 2008, 8:32 am

    OMG your Serena dress is sooo hot on u!! What an insanely fun time and what great girlfriend u have 😀

  • *Andrea* December 8, 2008, 8:33 am

    free champagne!!!! nyc pizza!!! ADORABLE t-shirts!!! i wish i were you 😉 you’re having the time of your life i bet yayyyyy

  • bitesoflife December 8, 2008, 8:38 am

    Looks like an absolutely amazing time!

  • Oh She Glows December 8, 2008, 9:04 am

    Glad you had so much F-U-N!!!

    You and your gf’s are so pretty!


  • Jamie and Craig December 8, 2008, 9:10 am

    WOW Caitlin… it looks like your bach party was a hit! Congrats. So much fun…. and all the embarassment to go with it =)

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) December 8, 2008, 9:33 am

    Hooray what an amazing experience! So glad you had a good time with your girls. 😀

  • Sharney December 8, 2008, 9:38 am

    Yayyyyyyy!!! You're back! I missed reading your posts, but this one was well worth the wait!! I am so glad that you and your girls had such a great time! It looks like a great time was had by all! Bachelorette parties are such fun and a great time to cut loose! It is nice though to get back home & get back on track 🙂

    Welcome back, Caitlin! We missed you 🙂 (The wedding is getting so close now!!)

  • K December 8, 2008, 10:20 am

    Welcome back!! Everything looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! Love all of the “decorations” haha

    Your coat is also VERY cute!

  • healthy ashley December 8, 2008, 10:29 am

    WOW. Everything looks like so much fun! What great times! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Catherine December 8, 2008, 12:23 pm

    Hell yeah to a fun time in NYC!! Off The Wagon is one of my favorite bars!!! I love the beer pong tables upstairs… 🙂

  • Erin of Care to Eat December 8, 2008, 12:37 pm


  • Lida December 8, 2008, 3:28 pm

    sounds like you had an amazing time…. super jealous.
    ugh, i hate it when they change book covers to movie colors. But isn’t twilight amazing? I’m not ashamed to admit it!

  • strongandhealthy December 8, 2008, 6:53 pm

    So glad you had a great time! Your pics are wonderful!

  • eatingbender December 8, 2008, 8:43 pm

    Great pictures, great weekend, great friends…and GREAT new favorite book!

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of the movie :o)

  • Elina December 9, 2008, 6:16 am

    Wow, looks like you had a blast! My bachelorette party was in NYC too, but much more tame in comparison 🙂

  • Lara December 10, 2008, 7:38 am

    Wow, that is some great girlie time! Your photos are all so cute and I loved spotting the Gossip Girl dress that you had previewed on the blog!

  • Heather November 6, 2009, 12:32 pm

    so. google reader is down on my computer during my lunch break. which led me to “healthy tipping point” direct.
    and looking at your “best of” posts.

    which led me here (because i knew YOUR bachelorette had to be craxy fun)

    and i just wanted to post a comment, so that you would look at this post, smile HUGE remembering this awesome trip, and reflect on how your love-affair with twilight started 🙂


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