But First, Champagne. Spring Engagement Party!

As many of you know, I recently got engaged! The party that my family threw for us was simply beautiful so I have to share a few photos from the special day. Growing up, my mom went above and beyond to make every event special. The little details are really what make events at home memorable. The Spring-inspired theme for this party included fresh pink and white flowers, balloons, and last but not least, plenty of sparkling wine.

This theme could also be used for a bridal or baby shower. Here are some of the amazing decorations and details that made the day special! Also included are some tips for re-creating this at home.

Cookies

These are regular sugar cookies cut into scalloped squares that are flooded with white royal icing. The flooding is what gives the cookies a smooth, glossy appearance. Use a thicker royal icing to pipe on details (letters, vines, flowers).

Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers always add life and color to any display. She bought different types of flowers that are white and a variety of pink so they really complemented each other well. The types of flowers in this arrangement include hydrangeas, snap dragons, roses, and daisies.

Sparkling Wine

What’s a party like without wine and bubbles? I wouldn’t know. We had no shortage of Mumm Sparkling Brut Rosé. To add a little something extra, they threw in a few raspberries. Its funny how such a small little detail can add so much.

Champagne Flutes for Bride and Groom to-be:

My fiance (Matt) and I were welcomed with these two special Champagne flutes from Tiffany&Co. These are a bit of a splurge but are great glasses for the guests of honor.

Balloons:

This balloon masterpiece is definitely an eye-catcher. Here is a step-by-step on how to make it:

Balloon Arrangement: What You Need
Regular and small sized balloons (any color), Fishing line, Tapestry needle, Hot glue gun, Fake flowers, Eucalyptus for greens (real or fake), Helium tank (optional)
  • Blow up balloons with helium tank (or get them filled at your local party shop such as Party City)
  • Use fishing line as the base that holds everything together.
  • Use a tapestry needle to pull through the bottom rubber part of the balloons and bunch them together on the line
  • Take small balloons and use a hot glue gun to fill in some of the open spaces
  • After the hot glue dries, tuck (or tape) in greens and flowers

Popcorn Bags:

Holy adorable! I absolutely love Chicago Mix popcorn (cheddar, regular, caramel popcorn mixed together). These printed popcorn bags are just too cute.

To make these at home:

  • Create design/text and save file to flash drive
  • Bring to Kinkos (local printer) and have them print design on clear paper with sticky backing (you can also buy the paper online and print at home)
  • Cut out design and peel off backing
  • Place on small popcorn bags and voila!