A Long Expected Engagement Party

This past weekend, I helped host my sister and her fiancé’s engagement party. It was a lot of work to say the least, but I had so much fun!!! I can’t help but show off for you all since most of the décor I made myself or with the help of my family. Enjoy the pics!

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We used my mother’s engagement sari as a tablecloth, protected by a plastic tablecloth on top. I think it went well with the centerpieces. We bought vases and mason jars from the Habitat for Humanity Restore and spray painted the bottoms gold. Then we used small tea cups and fresh flowers to complete the look.

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I made the banner by cutting 5×8” letters out of magazine paper then pasting them onto black cardstock for added strength. I laminated them to make them water proof and then taped them onto twine. I used mini clothes pins as fasteners too!

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I bought wooden letters from Michaels and glued torn book pages onto them to make these initials of the couple. The ampersand I spray painted with leftover gold paint. This was our drink table outside before moving the party inside because of weather.

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I printed these photos at Walmart for less than $10 and strung them up with more twine and mini clothes pins. It was so easy!

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Sarah and I made strawberry mini cupcakes by adding fresh chopped strawberries to a yellow cupcake mix. Then we made cream cheese frosting and topped them with these cute toothpick toppers, again homemade!

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We bought some balloons from Party City and made tricolor bundles for a walkway as an entrance to the party. We thought the trellis was the best place to enter the backyard.

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We may not have been able to eat outside, but we were able to use the lights as a beautiful photo backdrop!

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No backyard party is complete without a bonfire and s’mores! : )

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Sarah’s friends!

Me giving a toast, my first ever.

This party helped me realize just how much I enjoy party planning and hosting. I hope everyone had fun! Special thanks to our friend and fixture, Quoc, for taking photos! ; )

Bonus pic: Gigi being weird.

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Multiple people told me this weekend I should be an event planner. I do love design and spending money, especially other people’s money. What do you think? :)

Beck

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