This Party has a Nice Ring to It

February is the month of love, but let’s face it: it’s always a good time to celebrate a wedding! My sister recently got engaged to the man of her dreams so of course we had to throw a party! We incorporated lots of inexpensive DIYs to create a charming and cheerful gathering. Simple touches like having a guest book for the couple to take home after the party and cutting tea sandwiches into dress shapes with cookie cutters really do add special touches to the overall theme. Of course we used our trusty tumblers to serve drinks to the guests but we also used them to hold straws which we decorated with festive drink flags (available at any party or craft store.) Tervis also has a great selection of bridal party tumblers¬†– grab a “bride” and a “groom” tumbler for the guests of honor – and while you’re at it, get a few for the bridal party too. You can ask that the bridesmaids and groomsmen bring the tumblers to the wedding which will make for the cutest “getting ready” pictures that morning and a great memento afterwards of the special day.

While the food and special decorations are important to a successful party, the most important component of the day should be love! So don’t stress about making every detail perfect! If you fill your party with lots of love, it will be perfect for everyone involved.

Hanging Engagement Rings:
This is such a simple (and inexpensive!) craft to make yourself! Hang these charming “rings” on the front door of the party or above the food or drink table! I took sewing hoops that you can find at any craft store and glued old faucet handles on them to look like a diamond. Tie a ribbon that color coordinates with your decor around the hoop and bam: instant party bling.

Party Favors:
Since the groom-to-be “popped” the question, how appropriate is it to incorporate that theme into the party?! Buy or make your own popcorn and divide it into clear, plastic bags. Print off tags that say “he popped the question” or “thank you for popping by” and give them to guests as favors as they leave the party.

—¬†Adriene Staniszewski¬†