Our friends Sam and Nick are getting married. Last night there was a Stag and Doe for them.
I've recently learned that Stag and Does are a Canadian (if not Ontarian) phenomenon so an explanation is probably warranted.
A Stag and Doe (or, alternatively, a Buck and Doe) is a celebration thrown on behalf of a bridal party to raise money for the bride- and groom-to-be, in an effort to give them a healthy financial start once they exchange vows. There's usually a DJ and dancing, there is always a bar, a raffle and tons of midway and casino-style games with the proceeds going toward the bridal couple.
I made cupcakes. It was a cowboy theme. Our friends won some vuvuzelas. It was a good night.
Paul and I in our country finest.
Paul participating in the "Great Canadian Whack-Off" game.
John manning the Crown & Anchor table, which he ensured me was "all natural and meat-free"
Us country girls
AJ and Melissa won the coveted World Cup raffle prize, complete with vuvuzelas!
A very rousing karaoke rendition of "Don't Stop Believing"
Good friends, good times, good cupcakes and hopefully a solid lot of money raised for the wonderful couple. I can't wait for the wedding!