Monday, December 9, 2013

Bye Bye Boobie Party Recap

So I'm a planner...I've said that many times during my journey with BRCA1+ and honestly what better way to face the risk of cancer then be in my situation. I get to "plan". But what I really wanted to plan was something beyond the scary, unknown and surgeries...I wanted a PARTY. I wanted to gather my friends around me, laugh and find the JOY.

So I pitched the idea of a "Bye Bye Boobie" party to my friends and hoped they wouldn't think I was completely crazy. They ALL loved it! At one point or another many of these friends have asked me "what can I do for you?" So this seemed a great way for many of us to dump our energy into something fun and not scary like my surgery. And let me tell you, we laughed and laughed!!

The food had a boobie theme of course...
This was my favorite thing at the party...PICK your CUP SIZE drink glass (thanks Tausha)....

Some of my family and friends brought me gifts...

We decorated bras for some fun photos that will make me laugh for a VERY long time...

We had photo props (because what party doesn't)....

And I have the BEST group of friends ever....


Bridget and Camille I'm sorry I can't seem to figure out which person took pictures of me and you so although you aren't featured here, I appreciate you being there!!

Thanks to all my friends that were there and those that couldn't be's a joy finding the positive in this rather negative situation of mine. I'm off to the hospital here in a few minutes and looking over this blog post brought happiness to my heart!!


  1. This is awesome! So many fun ideas and creativity went into this. Happy to see you were able to be surrounded by great friends! :)

  2. What a great idea, so sorry you have to deal with this but looks like you have awesome support

  3. Looks like a great time! I am so glad you are surrounded by so much love and support!

  4. I think this is such an awesome and brave post. Your attitude is fantastic, and one could only hope to have your strength and optimism in such a tough decision to make. Prayers for a rock star.

  5. I watch you on My Craft Channel all the time. I am a recent survivor of breast cancer and went through the same reconstruction process that you chose. I wish someone would have let me know how uncomfortable I would be for the few weeks that the expanders were in. However, after the implants, things quickly get back to normal. This would have helped me understand the process better and not feel like something was '''wrong" during this process. I have had an excellent result and I am sure you will as well. The party looked awsome! You will want another afterwards to celebrate!

  6. Looks like a great way to deal with a really difficult situation.


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