Boat parties are my favourite kinda of parties.
Maybe it has something to do with growing up a ten minute drive away from Magaluf?
Whatever the reason, until last Friday, I’d never actually done a London riverboat cruise before.
My Christmas present from Gary this year was an afternoon tea river cruise, but we’ve not got round to booking it yet, so yeah…
I’ve never been on the Thames.
So, when I got an invite to an event that not only featured a riverboat, but also prosecco, dancing and London’s very first ever ON THE WATER CASINO, I said yes please.
(Obviously. Otherwise there wouldn’t be a post. Duh.)
And possibly a new dress.
(And maybe some new shoes to go with it…)
I don’t think I’ve ever been so complimented on a pair of shoes in my life!
They’re so pretty and comfy and the exact shade of blue that Cinderella’s dress is made of.
I wore them right through until the end of the night (because tubes and heels don’t mix) and am already hoping a wedding invite crops up soon so I have an excuse to wear them again…
The dress is fab as well!
I felt like an absolute princess and have re-discovered my love for midi length styles.
Turns out they’re really comfy and look awesome and mean I don’t have to spend the night making sure my pants aren’t on show. (Which is always a bonus for everyone involved…)
BONUS SHOT: Me being attacked by low-flying pigeons.
Oh the glamour.
After taking a million photos with Big Ben and the London Eye in the background, we headed downstairs to top up our drinks, demolish the buffet and get playing our chips!
Ladbrokes set up us up some classic gambling games in the main saloon, along with inviting several awesome croupiers out to help us learn the ropes AND giving us “£100” to play with (in fake money. obvs.)
We got hooked on the roulette table where I did pretty well…until I lost it all.
Lucy did the best: she placed one chip on her lucky number and ended up beating everyone to win an iPad mini!
After our betting time was up, we all tottered upstairs (quite literally in my case. #heelproblems) to enjoy a little boogie on the dance floor and have our minds blown by the magician/mind-reading man before sailing back to port.
A fab night.
(And massive love to these ladies. Who are all awesome.)