Emily's Bachelorette Party Recap

I know this is a little late, but better late than never! I know you all want to hear about how totally awesome Emily's party was!  Two weeks ago today, I headed up to Des Moines with Ashley J to the Hotel Fort Des Moines.  We're pretty sure this old hotel is haunted, but that's besides the point.  The hotel is in a great location downtown, so once we stepped out of our car, we didn't have to drive anywhere again for the rest of the weekend.
When we arrived at the hotel, we met the other girls up in the room and just socialized, drank some wine and champagne, played a game, and ate some snacks!  Friday was definitely a chill night because Saturday was going to be a very busy day!
Saturday morning we headed down to the Farmer's Market.  If you have never been to the Des Moines Farmer's Market, you are totally missing out.  It is better than any I have been too so far.  After perusing and munching on free samples, we went to Raccoon River Brewery for lunch.  I had this Thai chicken salad that was to die for!  Sadly, I still had not busted out my camera at this point, so unfortunately you can't see it's awesomeness.  When we got back to the hotel, we started getting ready for evening/night out and played some games and read Emily some true or false questions about the Iowa State Fair.  For each wrong answer, she had a dare she had to complete while we were at the fair! I'll explain a few later.

Once we were all ready to go, it was off to the Iowa State Fair!!  This has to be the best place to have your bachelorette party, besides the $7 beers!  We had such a great time getting some free samples, some delicious fair food and tattoos!

While out at the fair or the bars that night, Emily was given a few dares to do.  For example, she had to have a guy call Nick to leave him a voicemail telling him how lucky he was.  So we grabbed the guy who gave us our unicorn tattoos.  Unfortunately, Nick answered and it turned into an awkward conversation, but it was great because the guy was really nice and sweet!  After the fair, we took the bus back downtown!
cold on the bus

There are some more pictures from the night, but I'm not going to post them! :) Let's just say we had a lot of fun dancing and drinking and we all became a sweaty, hot mess.  We got back to the hotel, munched some more, laughed at some Marcel the Shell, and finally went to bed.  In the morning, we grabbed some Panera, coffee was needed, before leaving Des Moines after a fabulous and fun weekend celebrating Emily, a wonderful friend and soon to be bride!

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