This Genius Bachelorette Party Was Barefoot Contessa-Themed—And Ina Weighed In!
When friends throw a bachelorette party for the bride-to-be, they typically choose the theme based on the place where it’s held, various PG-13 innuendos, and/or the bride's interests or hobbies. But what do you do when your bride is obsessed with Ina Garten? Throw a Barefoot Contessa-themed bachelorette weekend in the Hamptons, of course!
The bride, Nicole Garvey, was surprised by her friends with an Ina Garten-themed dinner party on the last night. Her friends all wore Ina’s signature chambray button-down shirts, cropped brunette wigs, and jeans. Even Jeffrey and Michael (aka The Bridgehampton Florist) made an appearance! Perhaps the most adorable touch was a copy of Ina's Cook Like a Pro cookbook with a face of the bride photoshopped onto it.
One of the guests at the bachelorette party, Meredith Sciacca, said the bride "was hysterical. She thought it was so funny and loved it." She continued, "It was a big celebration weekend. We rented a huge house in Sag Harbor, and friends from London, Singapore, and Arizona came."
Oh, and if you’re wondering if her husband is on board with the Ina obsession? We would say so. He has even been known to make Ina’s classic Panko-Crusted Salmon for her. (He looks like a keeper!)
We seriously can’t get enough of this adorable idea (especially since we’re pretty obsessed with the Barefoot Contessa, ourselves!) The best part? Ina, her friend Jennifer Garner, and The Bridgehampton Florist all commented on the photo asking why they weren’t invited!
I’m just upset I didn’t think of this adorable idea for my own bachelorette party. I could have realized my dream of Ina Garten and I meeting, becoming best friends, and getting to hang with her and Jeffrey while she shows me how to make all her favorite recipes.