December 7, 2009

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like An Engagement Party

This week is finally over, boy has it been fun and crazy! The biggest event of the weekend was Alex and Briana’s engagement party.  I had spent weeks planning, it was my first big party in our new house, and really the first big party I had ever planned all by myself.  The party had a candy shop theme, but seeing as it is the Christmas season, we decided that the party would have Christmasy undertones.  I think that it came out really nicely and everyone seemed to have a great time. 

Here are some photos, but I must warn you, I haven’t had a chance to read about how to use my new camera, and I apparently haven’t mastered how not to take a blurry photo or what settings to use inside.  But hopefully you will get the gist of what it looked like.



I am really excited about how my fireplace turned out.  I love my new stockings!





My nativity goes perfectly on my mantel.  I was excited to have all the pieces for the first time, but then I realized that I am still missing the angel, but I still think it looks great.


I was planning to wrap that post in garland and then continue the garland along the ledge, but then I realized I only had about 3 feet of garland, so I pulled the rose topiaries out of my wedding stuff to finish off the ledge, I really like the end result.DSCN0015

I have the great Mickey Mouse shaped bulbs that my mom got me one year.  They were just the right size to spruce up my garland.





Here is the only shot I got of our tree, its very blurry, but here it is.  I let Ella decorate the tree, which will explain why 3/4ths of the ornaments are on the bottom two branches.  (I re-decorated it a little before the party, just to even it out).



We got a little pre-occupied with games and such, so this is the only photo of the happy couple, Alex and Briana.  I made them wear the hats all night!  Consider it my payment for throwing a great party :-)


To say I had fun with my new Cricut, would be an understatement.  I had a great time making decorations for the party, and i think they came out great!DSCN0055

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I was so happy with the outcome of my “Candy Bar”, it looked great and there was plenty to eat.














I don’t have an ice bucket, and I wanted to make sure people knew that ice was available. So, I made cute little sign that said “ICE IN HERE” and put it up on the freezer.



I was most excited about this, because it was all my idea.  I took paper clips and hot glued circles to them, each circle had a different sticker.  You could clip the tag to the side of your cup, DSCN0060and then you knew which one was yours.  It was a very quick and easy drink ID.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Thanks to everyone who came to the party.  Thank you Mrs. Emme for the great Spritz Cookies (they are one of my favorites), and thank you Mrs. Borton for the best peanut butter cookies i have ever had!! I hope everyone had a great time.  Now of to the next 100 things I need to get done this week.  I just keep telling myself, you can sleep when you get to California.

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