Fall Picnic Bachelorette Party

It was a girls weekend a few weeks ago at the beautiful Grandview Lodge in northern Minnesota. We came together to celebrate my sister Courtney's upcoming wedding and as maid of honor, I had the pleasure of throwing the bachelorette party! The fantastic fall weather and beautiful Roy Lake provided the perfect backdrop to enjoy a good old fashion picnic, sip some fall inspired cocktails and play a few party games. Mixed with a lakeside sunset walk, some nighttime dancing and many laughs, it was the relaxing weekend we all needed before the busy wedding week ahead.

{ C O C K T A I L S }

Maple Bourbon Apple Cider

Pear + Thyme Fizz

Cider Boys Hard Cider

Pinot Noir | Champagne | Vouvray

{ A P P E T I Z E R S }

Caramel Popcorn + Cheddar Popcorn

Cheese + Creminelli Salami Board

Bread

{ M A I N }

Antipasti Sandwich

Grilled Asparagus with julienned vegetables

Fresh cut sweet potato + heirloom purple potato chips

Caramel apple hand pie

Wrapped antipasti sandwiches.

Wrapped antipasti sandwiches.

Glasses ready for the pear + thyme cocktail

Glasses ready for the pear + thyme cocktail

Individual picnic baskets

Individual picnic baskets

Dinner is served.

Dinner is served.

Ready to eat.

Ready to eat.

Ciderboys cinnamon cider was a perfect match for dinner. 

Ciderboys cinnamon cider was a perfect match for dinner. 

Cut wood slices (made by the groom!) make perfect cheese boards!

Cut wood slices (made by the groom!) make perfect cheese boards!

Each guest left with a bag full of goodies including handcrafted wooden wine charm sets. 

Each guest left with a bag full of goodies including handcrafted wooden wine charm sets. 

Each guest was instructed to bring one pair of panties that fit their own personality. The Bride had to then guess who brought which pair (and she got to keep them all!).

Each guest was instructed to bring one pair of panties that fit their own personality. The Bride had to then guess who brought which pair (and she got to keep them all!).

This maple Bourbon cider cocktail was amazing!

This maple Bourbon cider cocktail was amazing!

Flannel blankets were provided in case it got chilly

Flannel blankets were provided in case it got chilly

Peaceful - wine and sunsets: two things that will always go together!

Peaceful - wine and sunsets: two things that will always go together!