Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Are you the first person to toast to a good time?

I know I try to stay as upbeat and positive as I can, and never really need a reason to celebrate. But when I do, I like to do it in style! Thinking back on engagement party ideas I’ve done in the past, a lot of them seem very…serious. And when I say serious, I don’t mean the parties are happening in the library. No, I mean more along the lines of: the parties seem like more structured events. That are very official, with a specific start and end time. And an MC could direct the event if need be.

Maybe it’s the summertime sunshine that’s gotten into my brain, (or my cup!) but I’d like to see a more laid back, tropical backyard style, out on the patio engagement party. The vibe is relaxed, great music in the background, and of course….. some tiki torches!

Here’s what I had in mind for this tropical backyard engagement party:

Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Be sure to see where I found each inspiration for this idea board:

Curved Patio Bench Around Fire Pit – shared on HomeBNC

Tropical Cake Display – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Vibrant and Tropical Centerpiece – shared in a styled shoot on Bespoke Bride

Green Tropical Palm Leaves and Wood Food Buffet and Display – spotted on Pinterest

Palm Tree Cutlery Display – also spotted on Pinterest

“We love the nights we can’t remember… with friends we can’t forget…” Painted Sign – sold on Etsy

Floating Pool Décor with Tropical Foliage and Tiki Torches – featured on Jet Fete

Tropical Beach Invitation – sold by Nou Designs on Zazzle

Backyard Tropical Patio with Hanging Lanterns and Banana Trees – shared on Traditional Home

Brown Wicker Charger with Green Accents – spotted on Pinterest

To party, or not to party? Are you a fan of engagement parties? Or do you think they are unnecessary?

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

This post is for the SUPER chilled, incredibly relaxed couples who love the mountains. The couple that is most comfortable in jeans and a comfy shirt, and are up for hiking any day. The nature loving couple that doesn’t need all the fluff and formalities, and just wants to ENJOY the moment.

I’m picturing this couple’s engagement party at a beautiful cabin in the woods. It’s chilly out, plenty of snuggling is going on, and warm comfort foods are in abundance. There are fires going, and conversations flowing. Families and friends are meeting and getting to know one another, and everyone is relaxed and having a great time.

Oh, and there are moose accents. That’s right, I said it. Moose ACCENTS. Because who doesn’t love a cute moose cookie? Honestly… what else would you tie this soiree together with? I almost picked bears because they are also high up on my list, but the moose won.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

Be sure to stop by and say hi to all the places I found these images from:

Marzipan Moose Mousse Cake – recipe and tutorial shared by My Name Is Yeh

Rustic Pizza Food Bar – shared in a roundup post by Brides

Espresso Chocolate Moose Cookies – recipe share by The First Year

Rustic Cabin Hot Cocoa Bar – shared by Witney Carson

Candlewood Glass House Cabin and Fire Pit –shared by Travel Wisconsin

Welcome To Our Beginning Wood Sign – shared on Wedding Chicks

Pashmina Guest Scarf Favor – shared in a roundup post on Adorn

Foggy Forest Engagement Photo Ideas – shared by Green Wedding Shoes

Rustic Tables and Benches with Baby’s Breath – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Rustic Country Moose Wedding Invitations – created and sold by WhoaNelliePress on Etsy

Pinecone and Moose Escort Cards – shared on The Sweetest Occasion

Eco-Tree Pine Tree Seedling Party Favors – available on The Green World Project

Should I have picked bears over moose for the accent elements?

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Good Morning!

Today’s inspiration board is spring inspired! I’ll be honest; I had a tough time with this board. Not the concept, no that was easy, I had a hard time narrowing down the TYPE of event. I really wanted to do a “speckled egg” inspired board. But what type of event to choose? My gut tells me it would be an adorable play on the traditional “love birds” engagement party, especially during the spring time. Other runner up ideas included this as a baby shower, bridal shower, luncheon, and a birthday party. Really the sky is the limit!

Here’s what I had in mind for this theme:

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Check out where I found all of these inspirational images found in this week’s idea board:

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

 

What type of “speckled egg” party would you throw?

Love Is Sweet – A Cocktails and Sweets Engagement Party

Have you heard the phrase “Love Is Sweet” before? As the rise of themed candy bars grows, so does the popularity of that saying!

Do a quick search for “Love Is Sweet Take A Treat” and you will get MILLIONS of picture results with every color candy bar imaginable. Crazy isn’t it?

I thought: why not take that theme, and go a little bit further?

This week’s inspiration board was for a young, recently engaged couple who are fun loving and want to celebrate their engagement with their family and friends.  They want a relaxed and fun environment where everyone can mingle and chat. So what better way to do that then to have a cocktails and sweet party?

love is sweet cocktails and sweets engagement party ideas teal blue bronze unique pastiche events

Love Is Sweet – A Cocktails and Sweets Engagement Party

Everyone loves desserts and can’t resist a yummy drink. I went with a light blue, almost turquoise color, paired with a bronze for this idea board, but any color combo you choose would do.

A must have for this type of party is a signature drink, extra points if you can make it match one of your theme colors.

Another must is lots and LOTS of desserts. I tried to get a little of everything in, but the highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the Ferrero Rocher inspired desserts.

If you REALLY wanted to run with this color scheme, you may want to take a trip to the thrift store. They often have odd mix and match glasses, and I bet you could probably pick up a few blue glasses for your guests to use. Don’t worry, they don’t all have to match, in fact, it’s almost better that way. Everyone will have their own unique glass, and they will help enhance the party’s décor! Win win!

See where these lovely images were found:

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar – spotted on this pin

Teal Cupcakes

Teal Cupcakes

Teal Cupcakes – spotted on this pin

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes – spotted on this pin

What is your go to celebratory cocktail?

Black + White +Damask Engagement Party Ideas

Remember this cute Halloween costume party I shared a few weeks ago?

I really loved the silhouette accents. I thought for a costume party, silhouettes would be fantastic because they would be adorable décor, but would also not take away from the decked out, dressed up guests. Win-win.

But I got to thinking; you know who else would probably appreciate a party like this? Engaged couples! Think about it, they are there to celebrate their engagement with family and friends, but they still want a festive and decorated vibe.

For this week’s inspiration board, I went with black and white damask print, with silhouette accents.

Black + White +Damask Engagement Party Ideas

Black + White +Damask Engagement Party Ideas

See where all of these images and items are from:

White Russians in black cups – shared on brides.com

Proposal Wedding Cake Topper Silhouette – made by BTOacrydesign on Etsy

Engagement Party Invitation of Silhouette Couple – made by celebrationspaperie on Etsy

Set of Black and White Damask Wedding Party Badges – made by The Boho Bride on Etsy

Damask Paper Pom Pom – made by SweetandSavvyDesigns on Etsy

Kissing Couple Silhouette Cake – shared by Berliosca Cake Boutique on Flickr

Black and White Favors/Lollipops – made by SweetCarolineConfect on Etsy

Black and White Damask Wedding Bunting Flags – made by Nestables on Etsy

Damask Balloons – seen on Open A Party

Editable Printable Damask Wine Glass Slipper Name Cards – made by ThePoshEvent on Etsy

Would you keep this event black and white only, or would you had a pop of color?