My Cousin’s Bachelorette Weekend

This past weekend was spent traveling to NYC to help celebrate my cousin Monica’s upcoming wedding. I had never been to a bachelorette party before, so I was excited for the fun-filled weekend! Luckily, the weather was wonderful and we dodged the last bit of the hurricane’s gross rain.


Saturday morning my cousin Nicole and I made the trip from upstate NY down to the city to meet up with all the girls. Our first stop was to check in to our hotel, the Room Mate Grace hotel that is located right in Times Square. We got the rooms with bunk beds, which sounds weird, but they were so comfortable and cute (and a great way to save space).


NY Beer Inside 3

The next stop was brunch at the NY Beer Company. I didn’t take any photos of my food, but I got the Brooklyn BLT, which was really good. We played a few fun bachelorette games at the table (seeing how well the bride and groom know each other is always funny to me) and got to listen a great selection of music.

circle line cruise

statue of liberty

After brunch and games, we headed over to the Circle Line, where we got to take an hour-and-a-half cruise around the city. Although I had seen the Statue of Liberty before when I was young, this boat ride allowed us to see all the different buildings, bridges and famous spots. It’s definitely something I recommend doing for tourists or those who just want to have a great view of the city. They even take your photo before boarding (you can purchase it afterwords) which is such a cute idea. Thank you to Jackie for purchasing the photos and then uploading them to Facebook for all of us to see!


big gay ice cream shop

Then we changed our outfits and got ready for dinner, which was at Three of Cups. I highly recommend their sangria (white and red), which was delicious, as well as their pizza. I wanted something that wasn’t too heavy, and the margherita did just that (I ate the entire thing!) Afterwords, we headed on over to The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop for dessert. Heads up if you’re ever planning on going to this place- there will be a long line outside. The inside is fairly small and they want to make sure the customers aren’t too crowded inside, so a line forming is apparently normal. It went very quick and we were even helped with a menu to help us decide. I got the American Globs, which is vanilla soft-serve ice cream dipped in chocolate and pretzel bits. So good! Then we had a photo op where the photographer (an employee at the shop) told us we were pros at taking group photos and loved our “Marilyn Monroe” poses.



Finally, we headed over to the Culture Club, a fun dance bar that has two floors: one for 80’s music and one for 90’s/00’s music. The entire decor is themed around the decades, with neon Pac Man paintings and a Spice Girls wall. Let’s just say all our feet hurt the next day from dancing in our heels (and flats!)

We all had such a great time and it made me even more excited for the upcoming wedding (July 5th!)


  1. Looks like you girls had a great time! I have been wanting to go to the Culture Club. I seriously Love to dance to 80s music! I did do the boat ride once and it was so beautiful 🙂

  2. This sounds like such a fun little trip! I’ll have to check out that ice cream shop the nezt time I’m in the city 🙂

  3. SO FUN! I love bachelorette parties, always a good time and this is making me even more excited for my sister’s in August! She will actually be in New York for her friend’s party at the end of the month! Who knows, maybe they will go to some of the same places 🙂 AND you and your cousin are beautiful 🙂

  4. Looks and sounds like your very first Bachelorette was one of the books!! I want to go to NYC so badly it hurts!! Beautiful ladies!!

  5. What an interesting (and fun) looking hotel room. I’ve never seen bunk beds in a hotel room, but I like it. I’ve also heard amazing things about The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop – and I live in Texas. So, it must really be a big thing.

  6. Sounds like so much fun!! I’ve only bee to one bachelorette party but we had a BLAST. Its always a good time to have your best girlfriends around for a good night out.

  7. Wow! This looks like SOOO much fun! You all look so beautiful! Love the color of that dress on you!

  8. Wow, what a fun bachelorette! It seems like you ladies had so much fun! I love the bunk beds in that hotel room – what a neat idea!

  9. I loveeee NYC! I definitely have to note down going to Three of Cups for the next time I visit there 🙂 I love sangria (who doesn’t?)
    Looks like you all had a lot of fun :)))

  10. Looks like such a fun time! I like the idea of doing a bachelorette “weekend” instead of just a party – nice way of bonding with all the girls! 🙂

  11. Sounds so fun! I have yet to go on my first bachelorette weekend & so glad you had a great time on yours!

  12. How fun! I’m totally intrigued about that hotel room…amazing idea, especially to save money in NYC! How big was the bathroom since 4 people were in the room?

    1. The toilet had it’s own room, and then 2 sinks were outside (so you can wash hands/get ready without hogging the toilet) and the shower was separate, too. So pretty big!

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