Shades of Grey Bachelorette

Just like every other woman I have recently read and become mildly obsessed with the Shades of Grey trilogy….how can one man be so so wrong and so sexy at the same time?!? Since it seemed like most of the girls in my group of friends had read or were in the process of reading the books this summer, and it was one of my good friend’s bachelorette party- we decided to throw her a “Shades of Grey” Bachelorette! It was a fantastic night (Sangria + Pole Dancing Lessons + Best Friends = Hilarious Night Out). I thought I would share with you some of the little details I did to include the Shades of Grey theme. I got a lot of my inspiration from- where else?- Pinterest. Here are a couple of the links that inspired me (Gotta give these girls props- they had some awesome ideas!)

:http://inspiredesignandcreate.com/50shadesofgreydecor/

http://www.throwbackroad.com/2012/05/50-shades-of-grey-party.html

The star of the decorating was definitely the cake my friend and owner of Sophisticakes made. I just asked her for a shades of grey themed cake and she showed up with this beauty- it is a large cupcake (like what you would use for a child’s smashcake) with lingerie-clad cookies on top…isn’t it awesome?

Ignore the smudged icing- that was totally my clumsiness in transporting the cake from my car into the house. I think the runner-up for biggest hit was my DIY party favors using lip gloss & lip exfoliant from Bath & Bodyworks.

Honestly- who hasn’t been going around biting their bottom lip in hopes of attracting a beautiful, rich Christian ever since finished the books? And what better way to display party favors at a bachelorette than in a martini glass?  We also wanted to have one special drink for all the girls that night so I mixed up a double batch of Sangria and the “S&M Sangria was a huge hit!”

I was also inspired by some of the blogs mentioned above to come up with some other clever “Shades of Grey” names for our appetizers: forbidden fruit kabobs, Ben-Wah balls (AKA chocolate covered berries), Red Room of Pain Vines ( Red Licorice Ropes). All in all it was a fabulous, fun girls night out.

And here is one pic of us at Pink Fitness Pole Dancing classes….you can get a private class in pole dancing or chair dancing (or both like we did!) for bachelorette parties…I highly recommend it!

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