Last weekend we celebrated Milla’s bachelorette party. My need to control everything took over as usual, and I ended up preparing most of the stuff – wildly complaining about my workload (again, as usual), while simultaneously perfectly aware that I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I didn’t take many pictures, which is a pity as there would have been quite a few items and events to show with blog entertainment value.
Our theme was “prisoner”, as Milla is getting married in an old Helsinki prison. I sewed hats for everyone, while Milla was dressed from head to toe in the same stripes.
C and I made a ball that I was really happy with.
And the grand finale of the evening was of course the treasure chest that I unfortunately didn’t photograph as finished. It was a solid box with 5 identical keyholes on the top. Once unlocked, its sleeve (seen in the background) could be lifted off and beneath was a cage with buttons. When the right password was entered (buttons) a hatch would open and gold (chocolate) money would fall down into the cage and had to be dug out within a certain amount of time. Milla spent the day completing tasks (crimes) to earn keys for the locks and clues for the password.
The tasks were based on “inspirational crimes” and included making a potato battery, making a bomb (vinegar and baking soda), forging a painting, breaking into an unbreakable package and shooting the criminal competition (with a water gun). Keywords she earned by correctly identifying a 44 Magnum gun, a Fedora (classic gangster hat) and the getaway car with the most horse power.
We all had a lot of fun and rounded the evening off with lots of food and a big wooden barrel outdoor bathtub. Success.
And as an entertaining footnote: while preparing tasks and inspirational stories I have googled a rather disturbing assortment of topics, such as: “famous robberies, making a bomb yourself, making a bomb at home, Edustkuntatalo pommi-isku, how to forge a painting, famous crimes, famous guns, different types of guns, gun store Helsinki, Hitler, Stalin, Putin, Trump, Kim Jong Il, diamond robberies, Antwerp diamond robbery, how to break a lock, how much volt is dangerous, famous gangsters” and much more. After two weeks of this my ads started changing from “This ovulation tests shows you up to 70% more of your fertile period” to “We have the perfect Arab wife for you”.