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I recently attended a wonderful party celebrating the engagement of a son who fell in love while attending school in Europe. They flew home to announce their engagement and their engagement party was held the night before their flight back to Denmark.
In honor of a well-loved (and sorely missed) son, the house was filled with his friends, his family and all of his favorite foods. The dessert table included a favorite bundt cake and mom’s specialty: a two-layered cheesecake covered in chocolate. A creative and fun Ken and Barbie doll cake acted as a centerpiece.
All major family events and holidays at this house seem to involve cupcakes, so they were not a surprise. Each cupcake was decorated with a sparkly diamond ring – a perfect reminder for guests to sneak a peek a the bride-to-be’s perfect solitaire engagement ring.
A buffet of all of the groom-to-be’s favorite foods were a hit with everyone from his friends to Grandma. It included smoked salmon and cream cheese on pumpernickel, shrimp, chicken wings, and a delicious assortment of dips.
It was a perfect evening: from the cupcakes, Barbie doll centerpiece, and the selection of candies at the dessert table- to the cozy fire in the fireplace and the friendly guests filling every room on the main floor of the house.
It is so important that an engagement party fits with the circumstances surrounding the engagement, as well as the personalities of the engaged couple. This informal and thoughtful engagement party was perfect for this young couple: the future groom was able to enjoy the comforts (and candy) of his home country, while the bride-to-be was introduced to family and friends and North American wedding traditions, without being overwhelmed.
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