She’s Tying the Knot

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Sorry that I’ve been MIA. Saturday was a busy one! 😯

I woke up bright and early on Saturday morning to get a jump-start on packing. Starting on Tuesday, Mal and I are finally moving into our new apartment. I’ve really enjoyed living with our friends, but I’m ready to have my life back to normal once again. I don’t like feeling so “unsettled,” living between houses and having our lives in shambles. But, only 2 days to go! Ahh, we have so much to do!

After a few hours of packing and breakfast at the Wheelhouse Diner, it was time to go to my sister’s bachelorette barbeque, which was hosted by one of her bridesmaids. I offered to bring dessert, so cupcakes from Babycakes was an easy decision.

I love Babycakes! πŸ˜€ Β It’s always such a special treat to have them– like on my birthday and at a baby shower.

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Babycakes has such a yummy selection of flavors! They haveΒ Everyday Flavors as well as Daily Specials, Tuesday through Saturday. (They’re closed on Mondays.)

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Babycakes is tiny inside, but super cute! :mrgreen:

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I purchased a dozen cupcakes for my sister’s shower, and let’s just say they didn’t last long!

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I tried bites of a few different cupcakes. My favorite was easily the French Toast cupcake, which was basically French toast-flavored bread pudding shaped as a cupcake. It was heavenly! I also really liked the German Chocolate and Oreo Cookie cupcakes. Holy yum! :mrgreen:

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Over the course of the 5-hour bachelorette barbeque, I enjoyed a bunch of “autumn” beers. I absolutely love pumpkin and Octoberfest beers. I’d drink them year-round if I could!
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I pretty much snacked from the start of the party to the very end. With all of the delicious food, it was hard to turn down tasting almost every dish! I probably should have taken my own advice and made a plate for myself! Oh well. Next time!

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The dish that I especially loved the hostess’s “Beer Dip.”

Beer Dip

  • 2 packages of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 packet of Ranch salad dressing mix
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (to taste)
  • 1 bottle of full-bodied beer

Directions: In a large bowl, blend cream cheese, Ranch salad dressing mix, and cheddar cheese. Slowly pour beer into mixture and stir. Continue to add beer until dip achieves desired consistency.

I ate a ton of this stuff! It was excellent with French bread, crackers, pita chips, and pretzels! πŸ˜‰ It was so addicting! Everyone else at the party agreed too!

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In addition to eating lots of wonderful food, we played some games.

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And drank some more beers! πŸ˜‰

My sister and I really loved the Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale! Delish!

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For my sister’s big night out on the town, the bridemaids designed bachelorette t-shirts for all of the girls to wear. After all of the fun we had with the t-shirts at Ashley’s bachelorette, I knew my sis would love the idea!

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The back of the t-shirts said: “She’s typing the knot… Buy us a shot!

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My mom and my aunts attended the bachelorette barbeque too, but they said their goodbyes before we headed into Boston. I think we scared them a little bit!

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We took the T into the city for a bachelorette pub crawl! :mrgreen: My sister was psyched!

The bride needed a little help with her Charlie Card!

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On the T, we met another bachelorette party heading into the city too!

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Part of the bachelorette crew at the first bar:

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My sis had 20 gals come out for her big night! It was so fun seeing a sea of purple shirts at each bar!

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The final bar was about a half mile away, so instead of walking, the bride, a couple of friends, and I took advantage of a man-powered ride!

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Riding the streets of Boston in a rickshaw was hilarious! We had so much fun! :mrgreen:

We made it to Dillion’s in one piece! πŸ˜‰

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There, the bachelorette mayhem continued!

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Being the old fart that I am, I ended up leaving the group around 11:30 pm. My sister was having the time of her life, so I said a quick goodbye and told her to have a blast with her girlfriends. She didn’t seem to mind that her old lady sister was headed to bed!

I can’t wait to hear her stories from the night! πŸ˜‰

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47 Comments

  1. What a fun day/evening!

    Tina, those cupcakes look delicious! When I was in college we had a cupcake shop called ‘Cupcake’ nearby that had a wonderful flavor assortment, but nothing this great!

    I hope your sister isn’t hurting too bad this morning πŸ™‚

  2. What a fun night! Good thing the weather cleared up in time for the festivities :).

    I’m so psyched for the return of pumpkin/autumn brews! I want to set up a taste test to see which kind is my fave.

  3. Those cupcakes look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bachlorette party looked so fun! I too was at a bachlorette party last night!!!! I actually lasted until the bar closed!! Unusual for me!

  4. Cute shirts!! πŸ™‚ I’ve never heard of this beer dip, but I just mentioned it my boyfriend who has requested that it be made immediately for football sundays!! Thanks for the idea πŸ™‚

  5. Feeling unsettled is one of the worst feelings in the world for me! I hate living out of a suitcase and never quite being “at home.” I guess that is one of the nice things about J and I finally being out on our own. The cupcakes and beer dip look delicious!

    And while I am not much of a beer drinker, I am intrigued by the pumpkin ales I saw above.

  6. Those cupcakes look SO good and that beer dip sounds like the perfect party food! I’ll have to try it out at my next get-together! Thanks for the recipe!

    Ah, your lil sis looked like she was having a blast! Perfect way to end her singledom!

  7. LOL I never had a bachelorette, but that looks like so much fun! We got a pedi-cab on my b-day and I felt so bad for the guy driving it with 3 of us squished in!
    Lovve pumpkin beer (Shipyard especially!), but I made a rule for myself that I drink summer drinks until official autumn. . . I am so looking forward to it!

  8. looks like so much fun!!!!! Where did she end up buying her dress?

    I love that your mom has that beautiful floral piece on- mother of the bride special treatment? So fun!

  9. Yummy cupcakes! I will have to stop by there when I go to Boston next summer πŸ™‚

    I’m glad your sis had a good time. I’m an old lady too so I hear ya on 11:30, whew!

  10. I can’t wait to try cupcakes from Babycakes! My birthday is next week so that gives me an excuse to stop by. :o)

    I love reading your blog because we live in the same area. Makes it great that I can actually visit the places you recommend!

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