This is what the lanterns looked like (the white ones). These are from Target, but for some reason I think she got them from Ikea? Either way, they were damn cute.
We actually dubbed it a rehearsal bbq so that it was as casual as could be. Bridesmaid Ryann's boyfriend Jason grilled for us (thanks again Jason!), and there were beers to be had. I'm pretty sure it was less than an hour into the evening when Tim's best man came up to me and asked if I was opposed to them starting up a game of beer pong. Nope! The only thing I said was maybe they should wait until after food. So impromptu beer pong took place at my rehearsal dinner, and people loved it. Did you catch the part that it wasn't even one of the American men who suggested it? It was a Brit? Am I the only one who finds it that much funnier because of that?? Oh well.
Karaoke was planned, actually. MOB had this karaoke machine for forever that she'd never used so I decided to use it! My pampie, the karaoke master, loaned us some of his cds for the occasion.
Only picture I've seen so far of me in my rehearsal dinner dress, prior to adding the hoodie. I think I was mid speech! Yikes.
The only thing I wish we could have changed? The weather! I mean, don't get me wrong, I am so grateful it didn't rain, but it was so cold that just about everyone (except us few tough guys) ended up going inside - which was not supposed to happen! I was pretty scared that it was going to be just as cold the next night at the wedding...