Saturday, July 9, 2011

House Boating Bachelorette Party for Juls

My sister Juls is getting married next weekend!
This week, we celebrated her at a bachelorette party for the books... house boating!!  We went to Emerald Cove Marina up past Marysville in California.
She was so happy.  She loves wakeboarding {she's pretty good, but took it easy for the wedding}, and this was the perfect way to celebrate her!

My dad went along to help with all of the boats, wave runners, and toys.  {Can you believe that train he drives?}  He was nicknamed "The Cabana Boy".  My Aunt & Uncle have a house just up the shore from where the house boat was parked, so he left the crazy evenings for just the girls.  We loved having him with us!  

It was absolutely one of the best parties I've ever been to!  
{arriving at the Marina - my dad and the toys... yes, he drives that way, the truck, boat, & two wave runners are all attached!}
{of course we did lots of decorating!}
{first time down the slide}
{Our Cabana Boy aka dad}
{Sparklers were a necessity}
{Surprise shower for the bride!!}
{Sisters - me, Juls, & Kel}
{4 down the slide at once! Traci, Juls, Rach, & me}
{the outcome}
{down the slide backwards - I loved it}
{We went down the slide about 1,000 times}
{our home for 5 days}
{Singing some Taylor Swift for the bride}
{our girl}
The 5 days on the boat were amazing.  We wakeboarded & skied at least twice a day, tanned, went down the slide, talked, and cheers'd our beautiful bride-to-be!

59 comments:

Mrs. Stethoscope said...

O my gosh a 5 day long bachelorette party... thats the best!!!!!!!!

Kelly said...

SUCH A FUN PARTY!!!! Loved celebrating Juju and being with all of the girls! You took some wonderful photos, Trac! xoxo Can't wait 'til next time. and thank goodness for the Cabana Boy! :-)

MJ said...

What a fun bachelorette party!!! I love that you had a cabana boy :)

Adrienne Gomer said...

that looks AMAZING! I want to do that for the next person getting married :)

Shelley said...

That looks like such a fun time!! What a lucky bride to be!!

Lindsay said...

That is my kind of bachelorette party! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Gentri said...

HOW FUN!!! :D House boats are definitely the way to go! Oh now I want to go!

Michaela said...

Oh my goodness this looks AMAZING! Looks like you had a fantastic time :)

The Hill House said...

What an awesome idea for a bachelorette party!! That would be a blast! And man, she does have some killer wakeboarding skillz! :)

~KS said...

This might be the most awesome idea EVER for a bach party!!! And how sweet and amazing is your daddy to volunteer his cabana boy services for the day?!!?!? Maybe my favorite part of the post :)
Glad you all had so much fun!!!

Ashley Auld said...

What a great idea! Looks like you all had a blast!! Great pictures Tracy!

Candace said...

This may just be the best bachelorette party ever! How much fun!

Abbey said...

How fun! Looks like the perfect bachelorette party!

Caitlin C. said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like SO much fun!! I love being out on the lake with friends, life can't get much better than that! :)

Life Abroad said...

wow that looks like the best bachelorette party (or vacation!) ever! that raft looks so much fun, and the slide! what an amazing experience.

allison said...

this looks like the best bachelorette party ever! i want to be there ahha..loved your suit too!!

Raquel said...

Omg can i just say best bachelorette party ever?! ahhh it looks like you girls had such an amazing time!

Lindsay said...

Ok seriously that is probably the best bachelorette party I have ever seen/heard of. What a super fun time to sound with all your sisters close girlfriends. I love it!!!!
And how cute is your dad for tagging along and helping out :)

Kristin said...

That looks like the most amazing party ever!!!!! So much fun! Congrats to your sister!

Jenna said...

i think all events should include sparklers and singing to taylor swift! looks like a wonderful bachelorette party!!

Suburban Princess said...

Wow! That looks awesome! I need to start hanging out with bridal parties!

Stephanie said...

Y'all are SO cute! What a fanfreakingtastic bachelorette party!! I need a house boat in my life now. PS-I see you were plenty stocked on skinny girl margs lol...

Ana @My (Newly)Wed Life said...

That's sounds so much fun! I wish my bachelorette party had last for 5 days! AWESOME!!!!

Cole said...

That looks like an rocking bachelorette party! You all look like you had the time of your life! :-)

Jessica said...

danng FIVE day bachelorette party?? that puts all others to shame! This looks like SO much fun!! I want to buy a houseboat now! haha

Lauren said...

Umm...can we say FUNNNNN!!!!!! What an incredible bach party for your sister! Love it!

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Allison said...

I wrote this big, long comment and something got messed up with Blogger - so hopefully this one will go through! (And if you get two comments from me, you know why!).
Tracy - I cannot get over this Bachelorette party! You always come up with the most thoughtful and creative things - everything from the decorations, to the food and drinks, and all of you spending time together - it's amazing! What an absolutely incredible time for you all to spend together - and definitely one that Juls will remember forever :)
Also, your dad is absolutely adorable. I am in complete amazement of the fact that he could drive the truck with all the boats and everything attached! And, you and your sisters look so much alike. This must have been such a special time for you all to spend together.
Congrats to Juls, and to you for pulling off such a beautiful party. xo

Liz said...

This looks like SO much fun! I am obsessed with that giant floaty!!! so amazing!!

Val said...

Now this is what I call a great time!!

Lori said...

What a fantastic party Tracy ~ it looks like you had a blast!!

Megan said...

oh my goodness i want to live on a houseboat now! i never really knew they had all this stuff on them...what a freaking fun time!!!!!!

Jess said...

Aw, this looks so fun!!! I can't believe your sister is getting married next weekend! Can't wait to see pictures!

Jenna said...

What a great idea for a bachelorette party!! It looks like you had a blast! :)

Natasha said...

what an AWESOME party you threw--your sister is one lucky girl and just a great idea to get the girls together for fun, drinks, and sun--perfect for pre-wedding!! LOVE all those bottles of skinnygirl, too ;)

Shalyn said...

That Bachelorette Party looks like a complete BLAST!!!!! What lake were y'all on!?

Sacha....xoxo said...

HOW FUN !!!! The bride is so lucky to have a great friends who went there for her special day. Those awesome photos, i love it so much… Brilliant post ever! I love the picture of slides, so much fun. and the cute name on the plastic cups was so lovely <3

Much love, Sacha xx

Kris said...

Now that's a party! WOW!

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Hannah @ The New Black said...

Now that is my kind of bachelorette party!! Seriously, I can't think of a funner way to spend time with all the girls.

Ruthie said...

The water is absolutly beautiful and it looks like y'all had a great time! I stayed on a houseboat with my ex-boyfriend's family last summer on Lake Shasta in Northern California, and it was so much fun!!

Hanna said...

Now that looks like a fantastic time!!!!

Alex said...

OMG this looks like the best.time.EVER.

Jax said...

This looks SO freaking fun!!! What a great bachelorette event!! Seriously, I couldnt imagine a more perfect celebration! This would be totally something I'd want to do for mine someday! (and loving the skinny girl margs in the back of the car.. I'm addicted to that stuff!) ;)

missy. said...

beautiful!! that looks like SOO much fun!! congrats to your sister!

Amanda Faith said...

Looks like fun!! Such a great idea. Your Dad is awesome for being the "cabana boy", haha

heather @ mrs. southern bride said...

That sounds like heaven!!! Love the pics. :)

Erika Lee Sears said...

how awesome! i want to be invited next time :) lol

Nicole Marie said...

so so so fun trac! such a good idea! i want to houseboat one time. that slide looks so fun! and i love that your dad came and was the cabana boy! haha

Tracy said...

your blog is amazing and so is your name! maybe i'm a little partial, though :)

Our Family of Four said...

This just has to be the best bachelorette party ever!! How fun! Your dad is a trooper!!

shay said...

that looks like the absolute FUNNEST bridal/bachelorette party EVER! the giant recliner raft and slide look awesome too! Awesome pics!

Laura said...

how fun!! looks like such a blast. how sweet of your dad to come along. i'm loving your striped bikini, so cute!!

Carolyn said...

That is one full car! :) Looks like it was an amazing trip!: )

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh my gosh how fun!! You girls all look so pretty!

Amanda said...

This looks like my kind of vacay/party/celebration! You do such a great thing for your friend :)

Married...with a Pup said...

I'm loving all that skinny girl! Haha, looks like a super fun time!

Sarah Mina said...

GREAT idea for a bachelorette party! Looks like you ladies had a blast!

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh that looks like a blast! I'm so jealous! There's nothing better than being on a boat in the summer. I love that slide!

Kristin said...

That is the most amazing thing EVER! What a blast!!!!!!!