Hosting your first New Year’s Eve bash as an engaged or married couple? Here’s a cute and ever-easy decor idea that’s sure to put your guests into party mode. Just click on the images for the simple tutorial! Aren’t they fab?
Valentine’s Day is now less than a week away and if you’re searching for something sweet in a hurry (and you’re handy in the kitchen!) you’ll adore this DIY cake idea from i am baker. Isn’t it cute?
Visit the i am baker blog to get the tutorial for this charming confection and find other fun food ideas for February 14th—like this utterly adorable crossword cookie. Yum!
From smiley stuffed animals and sweet greeting cards to boxes of chocolate and candy hearts, the shelves are stacking up with red, pink and romantic in preparation for Valentine’s Day. But just because you’re in love doesn’t mean you love ‘ole St. Valentine—while many couples adore February 14th, others may opt for celebrating in a non-traditional way, or by doing nothing at all! Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
How do (or don’t) you plan to spend Valentine’s Day this year? Do you go out, stay in or is it just another date on the calendar? Does Valentine’s Day make you want to rant or rave?
Last week we had a freak mid-summer rainstorm that left all of us Californians complaining about the humidity and lamenting that we seem to be on the fast track to fall this year. I, on the other hand, love it when it rains so I was delighted by the whole thing. As a result, this charming post from Amorology couldn’t have come at a better time!
I love how whimsical and fresh the whole theme feels. If you look closely, you can even see little crystal raindrops hanging from fishing line. These invites would be the perfect finishing touch for a fun After the Rain-themed bridal shower, anniversary party or friendly garden get-together.
Are you recently engaged? If so, congratulations! Know that being engaged is a tradition that has started as far back as the year 1215. This is when Pope Innocent III decreed that marriages must be publicly known. And the tradition of giving an engagement ring began in 1477 when a royal emperor gave his beloved a diamond ring as an engagement present. Aren’t we lucky that he did?
Traditionally hosted by the bride’s family, couples today are hosting their own parties. A great way to get your families acquainted before the big day, it’s also a good excuse to celebrate your engagement and commitment to one another.
Usually a few months following the proposal, engagement parties should only include guests that you are planning to invite to the wedding. Any way you do it, make sure to make it comfortable, fun and special for everyone! One of my friends had the event at her future in-laws. A lawn filled with friends, family, homemade food, and festive lights decorating huge white tents made the event memorable!
Here are a few engagement party invitations to make your perfect party complete.
What is a rehearsal dinner?
A rehearsal dinner is traditionally an informal meal for the wedding party after the wedding rehearsal the night before the ceremony. It’s a chance for the bride and groom to thank everyone involved in their upcoming big day as well as an opportunity for the wedding party to get better acquainted.
Customarily the groom’s parents host the rehearsal dinner and include the couple when planning it. Planning the event details and choosing the invitations can provide an opportunity during the wedding chaos for the bride to bond with her future parents-in-law. Typically the groom’s mother sends the rehearsal dinner invitations a few days after the wedding invitations have been mailed.
The rehearsal dinner can be as creative or casual as you choose. If you plan to invite more guests than just the wedding party but you you’re budget doesn’t allow for a full dinner, consider a picnic, barbeque or pot luck event. Remember, it’s all about taking a break, expressing gratitude, sharing a simple meal and toasting, of course!