Tuesday, June 14, 2011

what happens in royal oak......

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Lisa and I
Hey girl hey!  OR, hey boy hey!  I mean, just in case I'm lucky enough to get some manly readers (next to J Chen that is).

So girlfriend Lisa is getting married on July 1st and we all know what happens a couple weekends before the big plunge....  Total debauchery  Girl's night out!  Lisa's MOH Anglea--about to be a momma!--organized the best bachelorette party in history.  Seriously, down to the doritos in the limo for my fat ass, she did an amazing job with all the details.

The B.Cheniful part of this post?  Guess who was in charge of dressup?  Yeah Yeah!

First order of business--the bride.  Lisa is well, very particular.  She knows what she likes, she knows what she hates.  And she'll tell you flat out about either.  So yeah, I ended up making her 3 different hairpieces before I was sure she wouldn't hate me for it.

I intended to make her sash myself using transfer printer paper and well, that just sucked.  So I ended up having to run to Party City the day of in hopes of a not-so-cheap-looking sash.  I was able to find one, iron out the wrinkles and add a couple handmade flower pins to make myself feel better spruce it up.

That's one hot mama--and by and far the best dressed/accessorized bachelorette of the evening!
Damn GURL!
A close up of the hairpiece
Next?  Why the LADIES of course!  I've always admired bachelorette parties where the group actually looks like a group.  The same something for everyone....So, I decided to make super cute hairpieces for everyone going out on the cheap....
these would be the "round stone thingys"

the ingredient list:
1 black feather boa $5.99
1 hot pink feather boa $5.99
1 package of bobby pins $.88 (what up CLEARANCE!)
1 package of round stone thingys... $3.99
4 sheets of black felt $1
total:  $18 for 10 hairpieces, PLUS left over feathers and pins

step 1:  cut feathers into 4"pieces and set aside. cut felt into 2" circles, set aside.















step 2:  on felt round, glue down one black and one pink 4" boa piece, allowing much of the feathers to come off the top of the round (see below to figure out what the hell I'm really trying to say here!).














     step 3: glue down the round stone thingy to the non-crazy-feather-side of the hairpiece.  Lastly, glue down any feathers going willy-nilly and then a glue bobby pin to the back of the felt.













     Step 4:  ROCK IT GIRL!!!!!  MmmmmmmHmmmmmmmm, go with your bad self!  ;-) 
Lyndsay holdin it down with the side sweep!

























My girl Kristen rockin the side pony.































It was an AWESOME night!  Clearly it was all thanks to the hairpieces ;-)  Honestly though, it's not like you get to rock a boa hairpiece every night--have FUN with your bachelorette party!  


***a tip if you decide to try these (and I hope you will!):  if the girls wear the boa on side of the head, you'll likely need to rat the hair and then either bobby pin or pony it up.  Other wise it might slip out when you're shaking your money maker.....
Thanks for stopping by!
Big (feather boa) Smile,
B.Chen

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5 comments:

Shianne @ Flower Frenzy Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a fun accessory! I always love things with feathers!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful girls! What a great accessory! I like how you did a little shout out to the dudes..too funny!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

those are so cute!!! i love them:) looks like you had a blast to:)

xoxo
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

Mindie Hilton said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how pretty, so much fun.

Thanks for linking to Bacon Time, can't wait to see what you share this week.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea..Thank you I have made a test one and have 17 more to go for bachelorette wine tour. I used only 2" of boa and cut the felt smaller. I also bought Simplicity alligator clips from Joanns ti help stay clipped better. Thank you again

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