I always look forward to the weekend…but when there’s a celebration involved? That’s even more of a reason to look forward to Friday! This past weekend my friend Sam had her bachelorette party and I was so excited to be able to celebrate with her. Can you believe I’ve only been to one other bachelorette party in my lifetime?? I guess that’s why I was extra excited about Sam’s! She is also one of the sweetest people I know and I was so happy that she was getting a day that was all about her.
Saturday was a full day celebration. I knew it was going to be a day filled with drinks and food so I started my morning with a hearty, healthy smoothie. One banana, one cup almond milk, half cup rolled oats and a tablespoon of almond butter.
We started off at Sea Hag’s on St. Pete Beach for lunch, where a certain someone’s significant other is the chef *wink wink*.
I had one of my favorite dishes there, the blackened fish tacos.
After lunch we headed to the beach for some sun. It was spring break this past week so the beach was really crowded. We still were able to find a good spot and it was fun people watching.
I can only stand the sun for so long so after about an hour I headed home to clean up and change for the night’s festivities. My friend Lora met up at my place and we took an Uber to Sam’s hotel in downtown St. Pete. This was our first time using Uber! It took a little bit for me to figure out how to use it (and I still don’t know how you choose a driver, it just chose one for us?) but overall it was pretty easy. And I love the fact that you don’t have to mess with money (although we weren’t sure if we were supposed to tip?)
After a quick lingerie shower (oh la la!) in Sam’s hotel room we walked to dinner, which was at Station House.
How cute is the bride-to-be???
Station House is a new tapas style restaurant that has been open for about a few months and I’ve been dying to try it so I was so glad we were going. And they really took care of us! There were 12 of us total and they set us up in a private dining area, which was perfect. We were able to talk loudly and be silly!
We started the night off with a toast to the bride and delicious drinks!
I started off with champagne and later had a Violet Rickey, which was amazing. It was a twist on a Gin Rickey with violet petals. The violet flavor was a great touch…if you like elderflower liquor you would dig this drink.
The food menu is divided into shareable plates, entrees and sides. It’s a great way to try a few different things.
Lora and I started off by sharing the Bell-Ringers, which were bacon wrapped medjool dates, chorizo, apricot and pink peppercorn. Yum!
We also shared the Radicchio Salad, which had bacon lardons, pecorino romano, roast garlic croutons and was topped with a poached egg. I’m not normally a fan of runny yolk, but mixed in with the salad it really made the dish. The saltiness of the bacon mixed with the bitterness of the radicchio and texture of the egg really made this an interesting and delicious salad.
For my main dish I got the Grits and Grunts, which was lightly fried local grunt filets atop grits with a sauce that had blistered tomatoes and cremini mushrooms. The dish was a bit on the salty side, but I still really enjoyed it.
After dinner we headed to The Canopy for drinks and unbeatable views of downtown St. Pete.
With good food and good friends it was a great night celebrating Sam!
How many bachelorette parties have you attended? What was the most memorable?