Sister’s Bachelorette Party Weekend

by Sarah on July 23, 2012 · 13 comments

This weekend, I planned my sister’s bachelorette party in Newport, Rhode Island. It was not as stressful as the wedding shower, but I’m excited that all I really need to do now before the wedding is write my speech and my dress tailored! What a relief.

I wanted to make my own cake for the occasion and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make Chocolate Covered Katie’s Deep Dish Cookie Pie. One of the bridesmaids has celiac’s disease, so it made sense. I made the recipe according to Katie’s site but made two round cake pans instead. Using a knife, I made a cut out of what was meant to resemble a penis because when else am I going to have the opportunity? I placed it on top and decorated with my own frosting.Gluten Free Penis CAke

I used 1 cup of powdered sugar (aka confectioners sugar), 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, 2 tablespoons of almond milk and 2 melted blue white chocolate disks for coloring. I mixed it together with a whisk and went to town. After frosting, I needed to refrigerate the cake to prevent the icing from melting since my apartment was 80F thanks to the lack of air conditioning. 2012 07 20 11 05 41

After the cake was made and ready to go, it was time to head down to Newport, Rhode Island! My sisters snorted when she saw me because I looked “so preppy.” I liked my outfit!

2012 07 20 12 24 03Friday night we went to dinner at a restaurant called The Red Parrot. It was perfect for what we were looking for. I got a Firecracker Shrimp salad which came with shrimp skewers and asian like salad complete with crunchy noodles, pineapple and mandarin oranges. We finished the night listening to a local band at the Rhino bar.

On Saturday, I woke up ready to sight see and fit in some exercise. Elizabeth and I went for a run along the famed Newport Cliff Walk. We managed to fit in 5 miles and see some spectacular mansions.

2012 07 21 10 20 01In high school, I went to a prom at the Breakers mansion. It was probably one of the coolest experiences but being 16 at the time, I don’t think I fully appreciated it. Can you imagine if this was your families summer home?! 2012 07 21 10 55 03

The run felt amazing. I love sweating after a night of cocktails. My only complaint is the lack of awareness people seem to always have on popular fitness routes. There were plenty of runners along the path but yet, walking four people across the pathway without room on either side for anyone else to pass got annoying. This is probably one of my biggest pet peeves in Boston as well along the Cambridge Street Bridge.

Afterwards, I made oatmeal in a mason jar and showered to get ready for the ABC beach. I have never been to a beach that was more packed. It was insane. We picked a spot away from the crowds as much as we could. Abc beach

We went up to the ABC club for a drink and I got some raw bar for lunch. I’m addicted lately. After the beach, we played games in our hotel room and ordered pizza from Crazy Dough’s. I made sangria with pineapple, lemons, and oranges with Sauvingon Blanc, Triple Sec, NuNaturals Orange Stevia and Soda Water served in a mason jar with a penis straw I ordered from The House of Bachelorette. I also got some pink beads, shot glasses and a sash for my sister to wear. The cookie pie was also a big hit among the group.

Sangria in a Mason JarAfter dinner and silly games opening up lingerie, we headed to the Pelham for 80’s cover band music. It was a blast and the night was a success. I can’t wait for the wedding in just a few weeks! My sister was a great sport wearing a candy necklace and veil with her Bride To Be sash. If you are looking for Bachelorette supplies last minute, the site I ordered the stuff from was great and quick. It was delivered within 4 days and had the cheapest prices I found online.

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1 Jen July 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

So fun! I live in Northern RI, and I have never thought to run on the Cliff Walk — despite walking it many times. Going to have to add that to the route list!

I did my best friend’s bachelorette in Newport, and it was sooo fun! You hit all my favorite spots: The Red Parrot, One Pelham East, ABC, Easton’s Beach… love it!


2 Taylor @ Lifting Revolution July 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Looks like a blast! Love the cake, I made one for my bf’s bachelorette party and it looked right about the same!


3 Danielle July 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

That cake is awesome! I have a bunch of bachelorette parties coming up so I’m definitely keeping this in mind :)


4 Sarah July 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Despite only one person having celiac, they all loved it!


5 Liz @ Southern Charm July 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Such a thoughtful, yet amazing cake!! Love it!!


6 Chocolate-Covered Katie July 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I think this is my favorite post ever.
I was on the fence… but then you went and mentioned the penis straws and solidified it. Yup, favorite post ever :).

Love u!


7 Sarah July 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the amazing recipe. I can’t believe it took me so long to finally make it. Everyone loved it!


8 Eva @ committed2nutrition July 24, 2012 at 11:20 am

I love Newport! Looks like the weekend was a blast and I am totes jealous ;) I miss going there. Red Parrot is such a fun restaurant! OH and Pelham..SO FUN!! Sounds like a great weekend and congrats to your sister!


9 Janet July 26, 2012 at 3:03 am

The cake. So effing funny.


10 Sarah July 26, 2012 at 3:20 am

I thought so too myself :)


11 Christina July 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Very enjoyable post! It was most definitely one of my favorite. I would think making a cookie out of garbanzo beans wouldn’t look so delicious.
Also very sweet picure of you and your sister. You guys look so alike!


12 Grace P March 26, 2015 at 9:48 am

Sarah, I’m hoping you somehow see this comment from your post nearly 3 years ago! I am helping plan my future sister-in-law’s bachelorette in Newport, which is Easter weekend. You mentioned a site where you can get cheap/fast decorations/sashes, but I didn’t see a link – could you possibly forward along?



13 Sarah March 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Hi Grace, I do not remember! It might not still be in use. I bet Amazon has plenty of stuff – I can’t remember but if I do, I’ll let you know. I’m sorry i’m not much help! Newport is amazing!


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