For those of you guys who don't know, I recently got engaged in late October and last weekend I had my engagement party!
He proposed by giving me a message in a bottle. With that being said I knew I wanted to incorporate that into my engagement party. So pictured below are the center pieces I made for the tables. These were based off of the message in a bottle he gave me. Each one had a different inspiring love letter in it.
I did my own invitations and without any thought ended up picking light blue and white. After Making my invitations I went to Party City to see what the heck I could find to go with my theme and my not-really-thought-out color scheme. I lucked out! I found this beautiful set which matched my colors perfectly and to top it off they were on sale!
Now that I had something to base the the party off of I went to the drawing board for my engagement cake. Yes, I did make my own cake. I had planned on doing something simple but after falling in love with my plates, I had to incorporate them some how.
Here is my engagement cake! 3 tiers of amazing vanilla cake with yummy raspberry filling. Ok, ok, 3 tiers is a lot of cake for a small engagement party of 60, so I cheated. The middle tier is a dummy. The stenciling on the cake was a first for me and was done 2 hours before the party started. I put it off until the end because I was intimidated by it and I knew if I messed up there would be no way of going back to fix it. Black on white is never forgiving!
Since I didn't make my cake fully 'cake,' I decided to do a mini dessert bar which was something I had been wanting to do.
I had brownie pops (first time making those) with and with out nuts.
I had coconut balls (first time making those as well).
I had a mini cupcake tower. White chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese frosting adorned with black glitter.
And my boyfriend . . . um I mean fiancé made tiramisu cups.
Low and behold my mini dessert bar. I was missing some elements but for my first time I think I did an okay job.
To tell the truth this was hectic enough and I can only imagine how planning the wedding will go. Well, I better get started early then because time management will be my friend.