The #mooreofawedding engagement party happened over the weekend! We were in my hometown for the celebration and it was a hit. Going home to my family always means good food and lots of hugs. Also, you can't go anywhere without running into an old friend and getting another hug! But that's OK, I'm a hugger.
Every good party starts with a cute invite, right?! I had a digital file created by THIS shop on Etsy and printed the invitations out on cardstock myself.
We celebrated with an open bar, fried chicken wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, fried green beans, calamari, chips, queso, salsa and sweet potato fries with marshmallow dipping sauce cups. And of course there was cake...and monogrammed cookies.
I was on the prowl for the perfect fabric to make a runner but then I found the perfect wrapping paper at Target. We folded the raw edges to create a hem-like edge and ta-da!
I wish I had a better picture of my family of 3 in front of the L-O-V-E balloons. What is a party without balloons?!
I made this easy-peasy banner by printing letters from Word and creating my own paper stencils. I then stenciled them to glitter scrapbook paper, cut them out and taped them to pink and gold yarn. The tassel garland was easy too but FYI, it was a bit more time consuming.
We had the bar and enclosed patio to ourselves. The tables were kept simple with drapes and flowers. We had an additional table near the door that joined the two spaces. The newly engaged couple displayed their wedding party invitations on it. The table doubled as a gift table for them too. Lee and I gifted them "M" stationary and THIS book. We read it before we got married and I think it's a goodie. Good to know what keeps your partner's "love tank" full!
Brandi said she used Mod Podge to get the glitter to stick. Cute, huh?!
One would think the dressocde included stripes but it did not.
CHEERS to this newly engaged couple. We are all over the moon excited for them!