Wednesday, December 14, 2011

an engagement party brunch

(fringed red and white crepe paper background. kraft paper bunting with "to be wed.")

It's become a (fairly new) tradition with my group of friends to throw an intimate engagement party for one another when someone's boyfriend "puts a ring on it." One of my very best friends - Miss Sarah - got engaged just a few weeks ago, so I was thrilled to host a party at our Downtown loft.

In the spirit of the holidays, I settled on a red, white, and gold theme - specifically red and white country with a bit of Holiday gold glitz. There were gold mason jars filled with beautiful red and white flowers, a fringed red and white streamer background, kraft paper bunting, and mercury glass votives a plenty.

Due to some time constraints (her and her fiance are shipping off to Boston this week), we opted for a "boozy" brunch party -  mimosas, mulled wine, quiche, and a donut and iced coffee spread.

Thanks to all my friends for helping with the food, flowers, and set-up!

(gold spray painted mason jars with red and white flowers)

(wine glasses wrapped in ribbon) 

 (a donut and iced coffee bar)

(glazed donuts. donut holes. chocolate and caramel dipping sauces) 

(red rose buds in a cappuccino cup. hobnail glasses wrapped in ribbon.) 

(red and white gingham ribbon tied around striped straws

(the happy couple - congratulations and best wishes)